INSTALLING DUKE NUKEM 3D  v9-26-2017  Release 9  RTCM Corvin, Funduke

INTRODUCTION

INSTALL 1.3D COMPLETE VERSION CD

INSTALL 1.4 PPAK CD | ALTERNATE INSTALL 1.4 PPAK CD

INSTALL 1.5 ATOMIC CD

MANUALLY INSTALL 1.3D COMPLETE VERSION CD | MANUALLY INSTALL 1.5 ATOMIC CD

AFTERWARDS

 

INTRODUCTION

This document assumes you know how to use Windows Explorer or DOS copy commands. Also the reader should refer to other RTCM documents as noted. Please read this entire document before proceeding.

 

INSTALL 1.3D COMPLETE VERSION CD


Installing From the Registered 'complete version' 1.3d CD Distributed by FormGen, Inc

  1. Insert the 1.3d CD in the drive (no autorun)
  2. Locate your cd-rom drive and duke CD along the drive paths, you should find the CD titled marked /Dn3d_reg
  3. Now locate the file INSTALL.EXE, and run it.

    (if the program won't run correctly see below for 'MANUALLY INSTALL 1.3D'.)
     
  4. After indicating the drive you want to install to, it will ask for the path and name of the directory, with default displayed. (The installer does not have a browse feature so you will need to know where you want it.)
  5. The installer should have installed the game to the location you specified.

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

Important Date Note: When using the included installer, the files copied over have different date/time. When you install on a machine other than DOS, the dates and times may be present day. This will PREVENT v1.4 from patching your game. The install date and time's are unknown since I don't have a DOS machine to test it out.....

 

INSTALL 1.4 PPAK CD


Installing From the Plutonium PAK upgrade 1.4 CD
NOTE: You Must Have Duke1.3D CD installed BEFORE installing 1.4

  1. Insert the 1.4 upgrade CD in the drive (no autorun)
  2. Locate your cd-rom drive and duke PPAK CD along the drive paths, you should find the CD.
  3. Now locate the file INSTALL.BAT, and run it.
  4. (if the program won't run correctly for ANY reason see the section below titled "ALTERNATE INSTALL 1.4 PPAK CD" )
     

  5. After indicating the drive you want to install to, it will ask for the path and name of the directory, with default displayed. (The program does not have a browse feature so you will need to know where you want it.)

 

Patching v1.4 to v1.5

  1. Download the ppack15.exe - v1.4 to v1.5 registered patch.
  2. Install the patch to update your game to full 1.5 Atomic

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

Important Date Note: When using the included installer, the files copied over have different date/time. When you install on a machine other than DOS, the dates and times may be present day. This will PREVENT v1.4 from patching your game. The install date and time's are unknown since I don't have a DOS machine to test it out.....

 

ALTERNATE INSTALL 1.4 PPAK CD


Alternate Install method for Plutonium PAK upgrade 1.4 CD
NOTE: You Must Have Duke1.3D CD installed BEFORE installing 1.4

  1. Download the ppack15.exe patch installer (this will replace 1.4 CD installer)
  2. Insert the 1.4 upgrade CD in the cd-rom drive (no autorun)
  3. Run the ppack15.exe patch new installer (this will allow you to install 1.4 CD and update it in the process).
  4. Follow the directions provided.
  5. Your Duke3D game now has v1.4 plus the v1.5 update installed.

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

 

INSTALL 1.5 ATOMIC CD


Installing From the Atomic Edition 1.5 CD Distributed Exclusively by GT Interactive Software Corp.

  1. Insert the 1.5 CD in the drive (no autorun)
  2. Locate your cd drive and duke CD along the drive paths, you should find the CD titled marked \Atomic15
  3. Now locate the file INSTALL.BAT, and run it.

    (if the program won't run correctly see below for 'MANUALLY INSTALL 1.5 ATOMIC CD'.)
     
  4. After indicating the drive you want to install to, it will ask for the path and name of the directory, with default displayed. (The program does not have a browse feature so you will need to know where you want it.)

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

Important Date Note:  When using the included installer, the files copied over have different date/time.  The change is from 12/11/96 7:50pm  to  12/11/96 12:50pm or 12/11/96 1:50pm   3D Realms Patches seem to work on the later date/time(1:50pm) I don't know why the installed dates vary when installed, this was noticed on two different systems. It should be noted if you Manually copy the files from the CD to the Hard Drive, 3D Realms patches won't recognize the files as being original and they won't install. This could include the EDuke patch aswell.

 

MANUALLY INSTALL 1.3D COMPLETE VERSION CD
  1. Insert the 1.3d CD in the drive. (no autorun)
  2. locate your cd-rom drive and duke CD along the drive paths, you should find the CD titled marked \Dn3d_reg
  3. Now locate the folder \DN3DINST, and copy it to your Hard Drive.
  4. Now open the new folder on your Hard Drive and make sure all the files are UN-checked in the Read-Only attribute.
  5. Rename the folder name if you want. Default is \DUKE3D

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Launch / Run the game (If upon running the game you receive the error: 'could not find group file 'DUKE3D.GRP' , make sure to re-read step 4 above).
  3. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

Important Date Note: When using the included installer, the files copied over have different date/time. When you manually install the game the original CD dates are usually intact. This will PREVENT v1.4 from patching your game. The install date and time's are unknown since I don't have a DOS machine to test it out.....

 

MANUALLY INSTALL 1.5 ATOMIC CD
  1. Insert the 1.5 CD in the drive (no autorun).
  2. locate your cd-rom drive and duke CD along the drive paths, you should find the CD titled marked \Atomic15
  3. Now locate the folder \ATOMINST, and copy it to your Hard Drive.
  4. Now open the new folder on your Hard Drive and make sure all the files are UN-checked in the Read-Only attribute.
  5. Rename the folder name if you want. Default is \DUKE3D
  6. Open Notepad and place this text on the first line   E:\SUPPORT\ (Replace E with your cd-rom drive letter)
  7. Save the Notepad file to your Duke directory as CDROM.INI (Rename it if windows add a .txt extension)

 

Quick Setup

  1. After the Install process run the SETUP.EXE program from the games root folder, this will configure the game for your system and tastes.
  2. Launch / Run the game (If upon running the game you receive the error: 'could not find 'Lookup.dat' , make sure to re-read step 4 above).
  3. Read the DN3DHELP.EXE file completely if you have a question. It's best to read it, everyone should.

 

Important Date Note:  When using the included installer, the files copied over have different date/time.  The change is from 12/11/96 7:50pm  to  12/11/96 12:50pm or 12/11/96 1:50pm   3D Realms Patches seem to work on the later date/time(1:50pm) I don't know why the installed dates vary when installed, this was noticed on two different systems. It should be noted if you Manually copy the files from the CD to the Hard Drive, 3D Realms patches won't recognize the files as being original and they won't install. This could include the EDuke patch aswell.

 

AFTERWARDS

Here are some final notes and steps you may find useful.

NOTE1:
You may find some of the information in DN3DHELP.EXE is in error...

 

NOTE2:
It is not recommended to read the BUILDHLP.EXE - Build Docs (or the User Faqs that come with the Atomic CD) found on the CD. The information in those docs are outdated and incorrect in some areas. Current versions of similar or the same docs are in RTCM's Download Section.

 

NOTE3:
For more information about the ppack15.exe patch see RTCMs document "setup-patch-guide-duke3d"

 

SEE:
The RTCM setup-default-components Document for cleaning and removing unused and outdated files. (v1.5 will install some TEN Network files even if you haven't selected it.)

If you want to run under Windows, and need additional support, please see one of the following RTCM documents: "setup-windows-buildgames" or "setup-windowsxp-buildgames" or "setup-windows-dosboxemu".