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How to easily install and run hi-res mods for duke and all expansions with eduke32! (Updated 12/12/2013)
By ☢ Shiro Wolf ☢
An easy guide on how to run and play Duke 3D with hi-res mods for it and all 3 expansions. I just made a pack already fully made with hi-res packs for duke nukem 3D, Duke DC, Life's a beach, and nuclear winter with EDuke32, and a menu to run it all. It is all set up and will lauch by launching it with steam. Almost anyone can run hi-res mods in duke now without the knowledge of any batch file work.

Please note that the only work that is mine is the menu and the file work/some batch coding. All mods are made by their creators and the community of them is simply amazing and awesome! Credit has been given where due below and a source link to the original pages for each mod. I merely repack them to work with the menu, give an easy install method and fix the old broken mods that no longer work... or which ones I can rather...


Life's A Beach

Nuclear Winter
"this pack should be included in the official release....it's without questions "the" MEGATON EDITION" -BlackMambo

"Shiro, you are a god! You just made all my Duke Nukem dreams come true. Huge thanks!" -ichabod_scream

"Thank you for this! Your hard work will bring me hours of enjoyment." -DocWily

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to Shiro Wolf for putting this together. Worked brilliantly - no issues. Really loving the new graphics. They look much better than the originals but still maintain that old school duke nukem 3d look to them. Well worth a download for anybody interested in giving this game a go :)" -drharvey12

And many more...
For The Steam Version Install
Extract or drag and drop all the files in the zip file in to your main duke nukem folder, letting it overwrite any files it needs to. The folder is usually found in a location similar to this
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Duke Nukem 3D
After that run the setup.bat once it's placed in the folder and follow the instructions. Extracting the file will obviously require winrar or something similar that can extract zip files. Once you complete that, you are 100% good to play the games with the hi-res packs. Note that you may want to disable all automatic updates if running this instead of the steam version and this does not work with the steam overlay in eduke64. Eduke32 seems to work fine with the overlay. I haven't been able to figure out why yet...
For The Non-Steam Version Install
Extract or drag and drop all the files in the zip file in to your main duke nukem folder, letting it overwrite any files it needs to. Then copy the duke3d, dukedc, vacation, and nwinter GRP files next to the setup.bat. Run the setup as normal and select the non-steam version install. It will move all the files where they need to go. If you don't have all the addons, but you do have duke3d.grp, don't worry. Just put it next to the setup like I said before and it will install what it can, but note that you at least must have duke3d.grp or nothing will work at all and any addons that you don't have, like let's say dukedc, will not work. The install wikll skip over them and you won't be able to run that game from the menu. After running the setup and following the instructions, you should be good to play. Enjoy.
Running The Mod
This is if you are not running the menu along-side the original game. When you click on Duke Nukem from your steam library menu, select any game but duke classic and a menu will appear. Simply select which game you want to play and make sure "Polymer" is checked in the eduke32 menu. Then set your graphics options and click start. I am a giant fan of Duke Nukem and it took me a lot of time to set this up. I hope you all enjoy the work I put in for this. Also note that you must extract the rar in the main Duke nukem directory and that the Setup.bat will not copy the needed files over if you do not own a valid copy of duke nukem. I made sure of that. Enjoy.
Running This Mod Along-Side The Original Game
If you wanted to run my menu along side the normal duke one, it only changes one file and that's the duke3d.exe. Just rename the duke3d.exe in my pack to something like duke3dmenu.exe or something before putting it in. Since the pack changes no original files, you can create a shortcut on steam to the menu and everything should work as normal on both. If you've already installed the pack and still want this, there is an easy way to get this. Just change the name of my menu, duke3d.exe to anything you want like stated above and right-click the game in your steam list. Go to properties and then go to the "local files" tab and finally click on "verify integrity of game cache." This will reinstall the original exe. Note that if you haven't changed the name of the menu exe before doing this, it WILL overwrite it. Next, as stated above, make a shortcut to the menu exe on steam. That's it.
Main Download
The pack can be downloaded here... (2.12 GB Download)(Updated 12/12/2013)
Part 1: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%203D%20Hi-Def%20Pack%2012-12-2013.zip
Part 2: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%203D%20Hi-Def%20Pack%2012-12-2013.z01
Part 3: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%203D%20Hi-Def%20Pack%2012-12-2013.z02
Part 4: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%203D%20Hi-Def%20Pack%2012-12-2013.z03
Part 5: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%203D%20Hi-Def%20Pack%2012-12-2013.z04

**Message me on steam personally if you have any issues and I am happy to help and I will be coming out with updates that add more like duke plus and such when I have time.**

If you have problems running the game try unchecking "Polymer" in the Eduke32 Menu.
Mod Packs A-I
Mod Packs can be downloaded here. If you place them next to the setup.bat and run the setup selection "Install Mod Packs" after installing the steam or non-steam version of the normal download, it should add the mod to the menu easily and effortlessly. Pick which ones you want or skip the ones you don't!

Under each mod name will be a download to download the mod pack and a source. The source is where it was obtained from in case you want info on the mod before downloading.

All Mod Packs by all the amazing modders listed below! (4.34 GB Download)(Updated 12/12/2013)
Part 1: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.zip
Part 2: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z01
Part 3: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z02
Part 4: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z03
Part 5: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z04
Part 6: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z05
Part 7: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z06
Part 8: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z07
Part 9: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/All%20Mod%20Packs%2012-12-2013.z08
Source: Various

Mod Menu With Menu Secret (209 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Mod%20Menu%20With%20Menu%20Secret.modpack
Source: Mod Menu by Shiro himself. This pack is required for installing any mods or accessing the menu secret.

Age of Evil by Ben "Yahtzee" Crosshaw (9.88 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Age%20of%20Evil.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/age-of-evil

Aliens vs Duke Nukem by Apogee Software (22.1 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Aliens%20vs%20Duke%20Nukem.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/games/duke-nukem-3d/addons/aliens-vs-duke

Attrition by DeeperThought (106 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Attrition.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-attrition

Brave New World by Mikko Sandt (4.16 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Brave%20New%20World.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/brave-new-world

Critical Mass by Bocao (Vitor de Paulo) (4.23 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Critical%20Mass.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/dn3d-critical-mass

Crucial Conflict by Maarten Pinxten (3.18 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Crucial%20Conflict.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/maartens-crucial-conflict

DaikariN by saarek (6.05 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/DaikariN.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/daikarin

Desert Storm by Apogee Software (5.56 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Desert%20Storm.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/games/duke-nukem-3d/addons/desert-storm

Duke 64 by Fox_666 (20.6 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%2064.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/dn64

Duke Nukem Forever 2013 by Gambini & Mikko Sandt (66.2 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Duke%20Nukem%20Forever%202013.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-forever

Eternity by DanM (774 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Part 1: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Eternity.part1.modpack
Part 2: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Eternity.part2.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/duke-nukem-eternity

Fusion by RDiaz (83.9 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Fusion.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/fusion-tc

Grins of Divinity by Father-Marrow (BIG Productions) (13.1 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Grins%20of%20Divinity.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/grins-of-divinity

HellDuke! by XTHX2 (44 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/HellDuke!.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/hellduke-tc

Imperium by WilliamGee (107 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Imperium.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/imperium
Mod Packs J-Z
Jedi's Quest by Force Field Team (10.9 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Jedi%27s%20Quest.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/jedis-quest

Kill-A-Ton Collection of 1330 Maps by Various (28.6 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Kill-A-Ton.modpack
Source: Various

Last Reaction and Water Bases by George-W. Bernard (13.9 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Last%20Reaction%20and%20Water%20Bases.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/last-reaction-and-water-bases-or-aquatic-tc

Metropolitan by Mikko_Sandt (3.74 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Metropolitan.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/metropolitan-mayhem

Moonbase Accident by Piterplus (34.3 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Moonbase%20Accident.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/moonbase-accident-episode-v11

Naferia's Reign: Invasion of the Dark Mistress by MisfitTech Studios (1.85 GB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Part 1: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Naferia%27s%20Reign.part1.modpack
Part 2: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Naferia%27s%20Reign.part2.modpack
Part 3: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Naferia%27s%20Reign.part3.modpack
Part 4: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Naferia%27s%20Reign.part4.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/naferias-reign-the-dark-mistress

Starship Troopers by Berislav Markovic(Moloch) (21.6 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Starship%20Troopers.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/starship-troopers-tc

The Gate by Brad Wernicke and Paul Jury (16.8 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/The%20Gate.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-gate-tc

The Thing by Apogee Software (13.4 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/The%20Thing.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/games/duke-nukem-3d/addons/the-thing1

WGRealms by WilliamGee (28.7 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/WGRealms.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/wgrealms

WGRealms 2 by WilliamGee (103 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/WGRealms%202.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/games/wgrealms-2

WGSpace by WilliamGee (5.33 MB Download)(Updated 12/1/2013)
Download: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/WGSpace.modpack
Source: http://www.moddb.com/mods/wgspace
Steam Duke Hi-Def Modpack
This is the steam version of duke nukem with the hi-def packs. I'm separating this one from the others. The file work for this is mostly credited to Azatoth. Please note that this is buggy and requires you to run the menu mod along-side the original steam game. Instructions for that are higher up in this post. The only reason I thought about adding this is the requests for it and because it has multiplayer. For singleplayer games I still recommend Eduke. To run the steam version in multiplayer you need to join the public beta. Do this by right-clicking on the game in steam and going to properties. From there, click on the "Betas" tab. Click the drop-down menu and click on the public beta. After that you can close the tab. Steam will download the beta and nothing else is required on your part to get this working other than downloading the mod pack and installing it like the other mod packs through the setup.

You can download this modpack here... (794 MB Download)(Updated 12/3/2013)
Part 1: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Steam%20Duke%20Hi-Def.part1.modpack
Part 2: http://www.shirowhitewolf.com/Duke%20Project/Steam%20Duke%20Hi-Def.part2.modpack
Next Planned Project
Work on update packs and add a video tutorial when I actually get internet back on my own computer again.
Last Update Change Log
12-12-2013 Update Changes
  • Finally got a dedicated server for all the files, but I had to split some files in to parts. I had to update the files to make it work with "part" files. I recommend using winrar to open the zip files.
Most Recent Author Note
So happy with how this is moving along and all the support. ^^
Version Contents Thus Far
  • Full menu system with music and backgrounds
  • Eduke 32-bit (and 64-bit options where possible) for each game
  • Duke Nukem 3D Normal, Hi-Def PolyMost, and Hi-Def Polymer versions with or without Duke Plus mod with Plug and Pray Remake
  • Duke It Out In DC Normal, Hi-Def PolyMost, and Hi-Def Polymer versions with or without Duke Plus mod
  • Nuclear Winter Normal, Hi-Def PolyMost, and Hi-Def Polymer versions
  • Life's A Beach Normal, Hi-Def PolyMost, and Hi-Def Polymer versions
  • Steam Megaton Version Duke Nukem 3D Hi-Def PolyMost
  • Steam Megaton Version Duke It Out In DC Hi-Def PolyMost
  • Duke Nukem 64 mod
  • Duke Nukem Forever 2013 mod + DLC
  • Metropolitan mod
  • Fusion mod
  • Attrition mod
  • Duke Nukem Eternity mod
  • Moonbase Accident mod Normal, Hi-Def PolyMost, and Hi-Def Polymer versions
  • Imperium mod
  • WGRealms mod Normal and Hi-Def versions (Normal version with Duke Plus mod support only!)
  • WGRealms 2 mod
  • WGSpace mod with Duke Plus mod support
  • HellDuke! mod
  • DaikariN mod
  • Aliens vs Duke Nukem: Rescue mod
  • The Thing mod
  • Desert Storm mod
  • Naferia's Reign: Invasion of the Dark Mistress mod
  • Jedi's Quest mod
  • Last Reaction and Water Bases mod
  • Age of Evil mod
  • Starship Troopers mod
  • Grins of Divinity mod
  • The Gate mod
  • Brave New World mod
  • Critical Mass mod
  • Crucial Conflict mod
  • Kill-A-Ton Collection of 1330 maps!
  • A menu mega secret if you can find it!

More Duke, less file work and batch coding!
Other Stuffs
Like this project? Want more stuff? Head over to my website currently hosting this project and other stuff I like. It's currently under development, but it is usable at this stage.


DeathWhitch made a guide on making this mod work with the original steam version, but this will remove the menu entirely and leave no way to easily switch between mods without having to redo the command line for the game, though if this is what you are looking for, here it is.

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☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 22, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
Fixed the issue. 32-bit OS users should have no problems with this new update!
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 22, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
Discovered an issue with 32-bit users having issues installing the modpacks. Uploading a new version to correct this shortly.
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 22, 2013 @ 10:43am 
New update fully out now adding 8 new mods, updated EDuke and switched to a zip file download since it's usable by more programs. Enjoy.
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 20, 2013 @ 9:42am 
No problem. Working on the next update which will be out soon with new modpacks, a bit of file cleanup to save space from those unneeded files and of course a few tweaks and optimizations. ^^
|TM|Strielok♔ Nov 19, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
THX for mods.
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 18, 2013 @ 12:07pm 
Fix Uploaded and everything should be fine now.
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 17, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
There is apparently a rare issue that could come up I noticed in a few of the batch files. I will upload a new version tomorrow to correct this. Nothing should keep you from installing and playing the mods though thankfully. Keep kicking *** and chewing gum guys.
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 17, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
Thanks. I plan to get all the mods I can together and working for this. Enjoy! I'm just glad to see people are getting use out of it and enjoying the work I put in. ^^
gibbe nife pl0x Nov 17, 2013 @ 9:14pm 
Fantastic mod pack! Awesome that it's so easy to use, and the amount of content you have got together is just insane. Keep up the kick-ass work!
☢ Shiro Wolf ☢  [author] Nov 17, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
New version finally done. Mod Packs are working and uploaded.