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Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale

GOG.com kicks off the holiday season by offering Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition for PC and Mac as a free download for all. The free release of the classic shooter marks the launch of their 2012 DRM-Free Holiday Sale, featuring 474 games on sale and new deals each day between now and January 3rd.

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38. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 Ant
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 13, 2012, 03:40:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:32:
This was such an awesome game back in the day. Very much the anti-Quake with its bright colors and raunchy humor. Is it still playable after playing stuff like Crysis and BF3? I tried playing Dune II the other day, and it just felt so clunky. I'd much rather be playing SupCom.

Jdreyer, try Dune2000. Its basically a remake of Dune2 without the clunkiness....Even the missions are analogous to the first game.
Dune 2K was OK.
 
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37. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 13, 2012, 09:29 Beckett
 
jimnms wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 20:22:
The same rules for Steam sales should apply to GoG's sale. Don't buy anything on sale until the last day because it might come up as a daily deal for a better discount.

But keep in mind, one of the GOG team posted this on the GOG forums:

Not everything will be on sale for the entire period.

Square Enix games will only be on sale for one week.
Bohemia Interactive games and Retro City Rampage only for 2 weeks.

We will have announcements 48 hours before the discounts on these titles stop to make sure everyone knows.
 
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36. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 13, 2012, 03:40 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:32:
This was such an awesome game back in the day. Very much the anti-Quake with its bright colors and raunchy humor. Is it still playable after playing stuff like Crysis and BF3? I tried playing Dune II the other day, and it just felt so clunky. I'd much rather be playing SupCom.

Jdreyer, try Dune2000. Its basically a remake of Dune2 without the clunkiness....Even the missions are analogous to the first game.
 
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35. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 13, 2012, 01:13 jdreyer
 
LightAssassin wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:46:
Give this a go jdreyer. It's not the single player version, but feels nicer. http://drackbolt.blogspot.com.au/

Otherwise http://play-dune.com/# for a online version of the single player but without updates.

Thanks!
 
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34. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 13, 2012, 00:33 Silicon Avatar
 
I started to gripe about GOG using DOSBox and that I could do the same thing myself for free. Then I realized that I'm far to lazy for that, I don't want to have to buy a USB floppy drive, set anything up, remember how to drivers high, or find the stupid code wheel for Star Control.

Good game, GOG. Good game.
 
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33. Re: Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 22:37 Asmo
 
I can't recommend GOG highly enough. They do excellent work in making titles lost to antiquity available again at a reasonable price and quite often sweeten the pot with freebies or upgrades for their products.

Sure, they aren't actually making the games, but the richly deserve success for resurrecting some of the titles that just won't play on newer systems and putting them up DRM free for those who wish to take a nostalgic (albeit sometimes shocking) trip down memory lane. ; )
 
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32. Re: Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 20:52 Ant
 
Dev wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 20:40:
Ant wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 20:04:
edaciousx wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 19:58:
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:51:
This game had the best multiplayer deathmatch I've ever played, I was obsessed and was at one point ranked in the top 3 on both the Kali and TEN ladders simultaneously. Is there anywhere you can play it nowadays online, dedicated servers or anything of that nature?


Man I miss Kali....
http://kali.net/ still works. :p
Whoa, and I still have my legit purchased serial number to 2.4
Good thing kali is a lifetime purchase!

Edit: Interesting. Sounds like Kali was sold, and then came back in the hands of the original developer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_(software)
Interesting, sounds like anything after XP removed IPX protocol, so there's still a need for kali.
Yeah, but no one uses it.
 
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31. Re: Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 20:40 Dev
 
Ant wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 20:04:
edaciousx wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 19:58:
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:51:
This game had the best multiplayer deathmatch I've ever played, I was obsessed and was at one point ranked in the top 3 on both the Kali and TEN ladders simultaneously. Is there anywhere you can play it nowadays online, dedicated servers or anything of that nature?


Man I miss Kali....
http://kali.net/ still works. :p
Whoa, and I still have my legit purchased serial number to 2.4
Good thing kali is a lifetime purchase!

Edit: Interesting. Sounds like Kali was sold, and then came back in the hands of the original developer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_(software)
Interesting, sounds like anything after XP removed IPX protocol, so there's still a need for kali.
 
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30. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 20:22 jimnms
 
The same rules for Steam sales should apply to GoG's sale. Don't buy anything on sale until the last day because it might come up as a daily deal for a better discount.

Speaking of GoG, I have a gift code that includes Blackwell Bundle and Resonance if anyone wants to trade.
 
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29. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 20:06 Silicon Avatar
 
I wish they had the Magic Candle series or maybe Wizardry.

 
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28. Re: Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 20:04 Ant
 
edaciousx wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 19:58:
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:51:
This game had the best multiplayer deathmatch I've ever played, I was obsessed and was at one point ranked in the top 3 on both the Kali and TEN ladders simultaneously. Is there anywhere you can play it nowadays online, dedicated servers or anything of that nature?


Man I miss Kali....
http://kali.net/ still works. :p
 
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27. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 20:02 Silicon Avatar
 
I am kind of tempted by the Might and Magic 6 pack.

 
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26. Re: Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 19:58 edaciousx
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:51:
This game had the best multiplayer deathmatch I've ever played, I was obsessed and was at one point ranked in the top 3 on both the Kali and TEN ladders simultaneously. Is there anywhere you can play it nowadays online, dedicated servers or anything of that nature?


Man I miss Kali....
 
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25. Re: Dune 2 Dec 12, 2012, 18:55 Prez
 
Ant wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 18:30:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:32:
... I tried playing Dune II the other day, and it just felt so clunky. I'd much rather be playing SupCom.
Funny, same problem for me with that online version of Dune 2. I just couldn't play it like old times. I couldn't right click, left click my orders quickly, etc. Argh! I got spoiled by the newer RTS games!

It's funny how that works! People will often lament how little progress has been made in games (particularly RTS's) not realizing that there has been quite a bit, but it has been gradual. Then you play a classic and the stark reality hits home. Sometimes nostalgia can really play tricks on the memory.

Duke Nukem was such an important landmark in gaming that everyone should play it, if only to learn some history about our pasttime, but it hasn't aged all that gracefully.
 
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24. Dune 2 Dec 12, 2012, 18:30 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:32:
... I tried playing Dune II the other day, and it just felt so clunky. I'd much rather be playing SupCom.
Funny, same problem for me with that online version of Dune 2. I just couldn't play it like old times. I couldn't right click, left click my orders quickly, etc. Argh! I got spoiled by the newer RTS games!
 
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23. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 18:10 NegaDeath
 
Its been a loooong time since I played this but I still remember how fun the multiplayer was. The diverse weapons, the creative levels, good times.  
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22. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 17:08 Kristian Joensen
 
Ratty wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 16:50:
I was thinking of getting this but realized I couldn't deal with the low-rez pixelated sprites. I'm no graphics whore but even I have my limit. Then I saw the comments about the Duke High Rez Pak and Eduke32. The high rez pak looks pretty awesome. I'm not sure what Eduke32 is about. What's the difference between the two? Which is better?

Eduke32 is the source port that is required to run the HRP.
 
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21. Online multiplayer? Dec 12, 2012, 16:51 JohnBirshire
 
This game had the best multiplayer deathmatch I've ever played, I was obsessed and was at one point ranked in the top 3 on both the Kali and TEN ladders simultaneously. Is there anywhere you can play it nowadays online, dedicated servers or anything of that nature?  
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20. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 16:50 Ratty
 
I was thinking of getting this but realized I couldn't deal with the low-rez pixelated sprites. I'm no graphics whore but even I have my limit. Then I saw the comments about the Duke High Rez Pak and Eduke32. The high rez pak looks pretty awesome. I'm not sure what Eduke32 is about. What's the difference between the two? Which is better?  
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19. Re: Free Duke Nukem 3D Kicks Off GOG.com Sale Dec 12, 2012, 16:46 RenownWolf
 
Give this a go jdreyer. It's not the single player version, but feels nicer. http://drackbolt.blogspot.com.au/

Otherwise http://play-dune.com/# for a online version of the single player but without updates.

Glad this popped up, I've been pulling out the classics lately, especially the older FPS games. Amazing what people have taken the time to update to run on new harder with minor tweaks for controls or games that still work as they are.

Playing Warcraft Orcs and Humans in dos box at the moment... it's so much harder than the later ones. Only 4 unit selection, no selection box and no hot keys! Madness!
 
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