Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition

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stompario Apr 4, 2014 @ 8:47pm
Why old school 8-bit render absent in this source port?
When i played eduke32 i always prefer that mode, because in my opinion it looks and plays better.When you look up and down sprites dont look so flat as in polymost mode.
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stompario Apr 4, 2014 @ 9:29pm 
Originally posted by Absolute Zero:
Options > Video settings > Textures = retro


You don't understand what i mean. Its not about textures, its about engine. I prefer oldschool 2,5d render. In eduke32 it's called "8-bit classic mode" and it's not about pixelated textures. It not hard to see the difference between classic engine and improved.
Last edited by stompario; Apr 4, 2014 @ 9:34pm
Probably because they can't figure out around the Ken Silverman assembly magic to get the widescreen and 32-bit PNG graphics to replace within the 8bpp 2d framebuffer. However it is possible for someone to do some simple lookup table load-time conversion of PNGs overriding tiles, however you'd probably need to do relative scale correction afterward, which may not fall completely in line with the integer processing of the renderer.

At least the renderer is intact within the security monitors :D

I have the same pain when dealing with Abrashian assembly routines and how I can't wrap my brain around them to expand their functionality....
Last edited by AN BIFFED ELF!!!!; Apr 5, 2014 @ 3:53pm
NY00123 Apr 6, 2014 @ 12:43am 
It may not be what you're going for, but so-called "Duke Nukem 3D (Classic)" is bundled, at the least. It is basically the original game (v1.5) for DOS, run using the DOSBox emulator.
haha nerds... Apr 6, 2014 @ 3:10pm 
I believe it is for the sake of simplicity, that Megaton was meant to be an easy-to-use version of Duke 3D. A plethora of options and settings will make things more difficult to overlook for many users.
And IMO Eduke32's way of having several different renders yet not full support for any of them is a bad choice.
Mip Aug 6, 2014 @ 6:05am 
Eduke 3D did have a lot of options, but I guess this is just supposed to be simple and cleaned-up.
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Date Posted: Apr 4, 2014 @ 8:47pm
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