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BuildKit

Part of the Ultimate Curation List Kits

Build Engine

Ken Silverman's FPS engine wonder

Games

Big Three: Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.

Raze Compatible: PowerSlave/Exhumed, Redneck Rampage (Expansion: Suckin' Grits on Route 66), Redneck Rampage Rides Again, NAM/Napalm, World War II GI (Expansion: Platoon Leader)

Others: Witchaven, Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance, William Shatner's TekWar, Redneck Deer Huntin', Extreme Paintbrawl, Ion Fury, A.W.O.L. (Steam), Electric Highways

Source Port

Raze can run all the games listed above, backed by GZDoom and the other source ports below. Here's how to setup the games. Raze Touch is an Android port. Nuke.YKT also made some engines, such as PCExhumed for PowerSlave/Exhumed and Rednukem for the Redneck Rampage series, Duke Nukem 64, and some others. BuildGDX is Java-based and can run the most games.

Utility

bMouse fixes the mouselook in the DOS versions of BUILD games.


Duke Nukem 3D

The lifelike armageddon, when realism was novel

Expansions

Duke It Out In D.C., Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach, Duke: Nuclear Winter

Source Port

EDuke32 is the de facto port of choice. All the modern mods use it.

Maps

Shaky Grounds pushes the engine to its limit. Nuts is just a ton of enemies and ammo.

Mods

Alien Armageddon is the penultimate mod, with may, many additions, such as a shop, levelling system, randomizer, and 2 new episodes, including Space Gladiators, a campaign based on multiplayer matches against the AI. Duke Nukem Forever 2013 is an attempt to right an infamous faliure, based on the 2001 trailers of what could have been. Duke Plus adds a few new features like ledge grabbing. War of Attrition adds a levelling system and some other stuff. Naferia's Reign: Invasion of the Dark Mistress adds RPG elements and multiple characters, including Bubsy the Bobcat. WG Realms 2: Siege Breaker and WGRealms DEMON THRONE (not sure of the difference between the two) are amazing total conversions.

Blood Weapon Mod is a weapon replacement. Starship Troopers TC is impressive considering it was made before EDuke32. The AMC TC has an XCOM-style research system. Duke Forces blends Star Wars stuff. Features the phrase "Darth Nukem". DNF2001 Restoration Project is a rebuild of the leaked 2011 version of Duke Nukem Forever.

Find More

Dukeworld hosts all the classic files, as well as EDuke32. Mikko Sandt's Duke Nukem 3D Site also has a list of maps. Come Get Some! reviews them.

Make

Mapster32 (wiki ref) comes with EDuke32.

Other Sites

Duke4.net, Fissile Materials, SwissCM, High Resolution Pack, Legacy Of Grabbag (song) (alt link)

Twitter: Duke Smoochem development thread (very big)


Shadow Warrior

The orientalist adventure

Expansions

Twin Dragon, Wanton Destruction

Source Ports

SWP is an option, as is VoidSW.

Other Sites

YANG - Yet Another Netplay Guider


Blood (try refreshing)

The gothic massacre, dark king of the 3

Expansion

Cryptic Passage

Source Ports

NBlood is by Nuke.YKT and based on EDuke32. NotBlood (MIA) is a fork that tweaks the game a little, including some ways that make it easier.

The Fresh Supply remaster on Steam and GOG are also worth a shot. They're in the Kex Engine.

Maps

Death Wish is the best one you can get. Eviction is another choice.

Find More

This Twitter thread has a whole lot of recommendations. One Unit Whole Blood Launcher can install almost every mod. It's outdated and difficult to run, so I only include it as a curiosity.

Make

XMAPEDIT is the original map editor, enhanced.

Other Sites

The Bloody Repo

Twitter: @BloodDeathWish


Other Sites

Ken's Site, Build homepage, Build Source Code, JonoF, M210

Notes


EDuke32 Dukeworld Duke4 DNF Shadow Warrior Now