RTCM's Dukeworld Mirror File Archive Section © RTCM Corvin
Mirror courtesy of:
Original Section of the mirror is a compilation of files
from the old Dukeworld web site (up to 2001).
Updated Section of the mirror is a compilation of files for
after Dukeworld closed down and several decades later.
Quick History of the Original Section:
This is originally from Elitegames, then 3DPortal and the web sites
Dukeworld by Brad W (Including the Shadow Warrior site Wangsdojo).
Some site material and files from approximately 1996 to about March
2001. The DW site was connected with 3DRealms and when DNF failed to
be produced, DW closed down as there was no new News for Duke. The DW forums in 1999 became increasingly barren for a year or two, and
many of the remaining members jumped ship to 3DRealms own forum.
During 3DPortals operation, the file portion of the site(s) where officially mirrored by
several servers designed to actively update the mirror during
schedule times. Most of these servers remained online for several
years later, including decades. This hosted mirror archive is of the
last update of the DW archive. However, you may find a few extra
files in the old archive that where added
afterwards by an unknown Duke Nukem 3D fan.
During the operation of DW, most of the early files where submitted
by the authors of the zip. Later mass maps (and other files) where
submitted by visitors to the web sites forum in hopes to re-new DW's
presences. These where of random
quality and where considered poor in comparison to the previous
years when authors submitted maps in 1996-1998. Eventually the
descriptive details about new files eventually became just links to
the downloads without descriptions. They where no longer being
reviewed before posting. Afterwards Brad W said he lost interest in DW
and working on it. Probably because of the lack of a new Duke game
being released, 3DR kept news quite.
DW was also a Hosting service for TC sites. They had a public
file storage area for mirror archival in one location on the DW
server and they had a private directory space for members of the
hosted site. Unfortunately many hosted TCs where caught off guard by
the closing of DW and this led to the private (in progress files for
some) designed for the hosted TCs to become lost.
Quick History of the Updated Section:
This section is not really Dukeworld at all, but files from the past,
downloaded and dumped files from various sources, including torrents
and packs un zipped from mail in files. This primarily includes
sources from resource sites including mine, RTCM. Either directly or
third party repacked files. Duke4 site has some files inserted
into this archive as submitted. There was no server self organized /
produced archive that spanned the date inaccurately indicated.