Nuclear showdown is a gameplay mod for Duke Nukem that adds many features such as new weapons, enemies, effects to the default game as well as usermaps - it is built so you can play your favourite usermaps with, even ones that use custom art. You can also play through Duke it out in DC if you have it.

The Redux version is the official v2 of Nuclear Showdown, fixed to work on newer versions of Eduke32 without the bugs.

First of all, thanks to Nightfright for patching what he could of my old code and trying to keep the mod alive. This version was based off his version. also thanks to M210 for hosting NS on his site and also trying to fix a few bugs.

Finally thanks to Oporix for releasing 'Block ignite' a usermap for Nuclear Showdown which inspired me to patch it so it's functional and relatively bug-free.

There's a lot of quality of life stuff I'd like to do (a more organic way of activating the new inventory items) but AMC TC is always beckoning in the background; however if people like the mod enough and make more usermaps than I would definitely do more stuff with the TC.

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Nuclar Showdown v2.1 Released!

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Nuclear Showdown v2.1 is released - this version fixes a few issues brought up and also adds a bunch of new content; widescreen artwork for the default weapons, new art for the Desert Eagle, and TONS of new Duke quotes (many of which are context sensitive) Also new is additive rendering for certain effects; the Shrinker Crystal now really glows in the dark (but not in full light) Another new addition is additional artwork for the babes Duke needs to rescue; no longer a army of complete clones, make sure to rescue them whenever you see them.

Using quotes from the PSX versions of Duke (only quotes used from around the DN3D era are used since his DNF voice is very different to his Duke3D version) Duke will now comment on a lot more things. There's still some things to be tweaked and worked on, but check out the following videos to get an impression of what's in store. A few quotes are also used in the Duke it out in DC episode.

To install, download Eduke32's latest snapshot from here, unzip into your Duke3D directory than download Nuclear Showdown and unzip into the same directory; than simply run Nuclear Showdown.bat to play. If you have a 64bit system, make sure to grab the 64bit copy of Eduke32 instead as it has some performance improvements.

Download 2.1 Here!

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Changelog for V2.1

  • replaced Desert Eagle sprite with new ones by HMNuke93
  • fixed Pistol reload animation
  • added widescreen sprites for Pistol
  • added widescreen sprites for RPG
  • added widescreen sprites for Shrinker and Expander
  • added widescreen sprites for Freezer
  • added alternate sprites for captured babes by sebabdukeboss20
  • fixed plasma projectile not being fullbright
  • fixed lizman head spawning loads of them
  • fixed a couple default Duke bugs (Newbeast hanging being made invincible if one-shotted .etc)
  • added tons of new Duke quotes (thanks to Jimmy Gnosis for supplying some sound files)
  • added additive rendering for certain sprites
  • weapon drops when saving babes no longer drop repeats until you've gotten everything#
  • implemented balance tweaks to pig cop tank and suicide drone
  • added Lunar burnout by oporix to Nuclear Showdown Episode

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Videos

Here's some videos of the new version, the last 2 were recorded whilst in development (listed from newest to oldest)

Desert Storm:

Baptized in Lunar dust:

Nuclear Showdown v2.1 Shaky Grounds pt1: Apocollapse:

Nuclear Showdown v2 Release

Nuclear Showdown v2 Release

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This is the release of V2 of Nuclear Showdown, my old Eduke32 mod which added a slew of gameplay features to Duke Nukem 3D.

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Version 2.1 of Nuclear Showdown; includes new widescreen art for weapons, new improved artwork for the Desert Eagle, and tons of new Duke quotes (including...

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Nuclear showdown is a gameplay mod for Duke Nukem that adds many features such as new weapons, enemies, effects to the default game as well as usermaps...

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Lamarr1208
Lamarr1208

Hey man! Nice mod!

question here, any chance of replacing that M60 with a Duke Nukem Forever Assault Rifle? I saw sprites of it on the Eduke forums: I.imgur.com

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Jblade35 CreatorSubscriber
Jblade35

Thanks - I did actually want to add that rifle to the mod, it's definitely something I may do for the next patch.

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Guest
Guest

I'm sorry to bother you Ninja Man! But could I ask you something. I followed instructions seems easy enough tbh....still I see the menu screen showing the mod is working because the logo is there but the hud doesn't show up in the game for some reason nor the chrossair! I'm using eduke32 on 64bit system because I cannot find the 64 version thought that might have something to with it, but still shouldn't it start at all?

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Jblade35 CreatorSubscriber
Jblade35

Try pressing the - or + key ingame, it's possible the HUD was minimized somehow.

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Lamarr1208
Lamarr1208

Oh Wow, thats so cool :3 btw tracking

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DukeNukemBalls
DukeNukemBalls

I don't see chicks can u help me ? I use Megaton Duke to play.

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Jblade35 CreatorSubscriber
Jblade35

Got to use Eduke32 to get it to work; just follow the instructions I've given below to get it to work.

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NateTheGreat644
NateTheGreat644

how do you play it? can you play it with megaton?

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Jblade35 CreatorSubscriber
Jblade35

If you head to Megaton's directory, look for the Duke3D.grp file - copy that and paste it in a new directory. Then head to here:
Dukeworld.duke4.net
And grab either the win32 or win64 copy of Eduke32 (depending on your PC) and unzip it into the same director you put the Duke3d.grp. Finally, download Nuclear Showdown and unzip it into the same directory; that should have you all set to play. You can also copy the dukedc.grp file in Megaton to the same directory to play Duke it out in DC in NS as well.

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Neuromante
Neuromante

Hey, great job on the mod!

Just a small question: There's any way to launch the mod withouth having to place all the files on eDuke's 32 main folder?

I've messed a bit with the .bat you made (Changing the parameters so they point towards ./FolderWithAllTheModStuff/<properFile>, but eDuke ends up telling me that there's an error compiling CON files (It seems it's looking for original files... that aren't on the target folder or whatever).

I haven't touched a lot eDuke, so I'm basically clueless here. I thought on making a bat that copied all the files on launch and then removed them, but seems to be the brute force solution to my problem...

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sergesh
sergesh

EDuke32.exe /NOAUTOLOAD /J"ADDONS\Nuclear Showdown" /G"showdown.grp" /X"ICDGAME.CON" /H"ns.def" /CFG "ADDONS\Nuclear Showdown\showdown.cfg"

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Jblade35 CreatorSubscriber
Jblade35

Sorry, I haven't messed with addon folders much but try adding -game_dir Nshowdown to the bat file before the rest of the definitions (and put ALL of Nuclear Showdown's files into that folder) I just tried it and it seemed to work, let me know if it works for you.

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