Version 1.9 includes 2 major new perks: Doubled weapons and Buzzsaw Bonanza. It also includes many bug fixes, and a larger selection of maps available for the Random Missions level pool.
THE ATTRITION MOD
In this mod of Duke Nukem 3D, Duke has a large variety of weapons and gadgets that upgrade as he uses them. As you progress through the game, you will encounter more powerful monsters to match your increased firepower. Based on the popular Duke Plus mod, War of Attrition incorporates many of the same features (including improved monster AI, bot allies, mirrored levels, damage effects, and more). Attrition also comes with over 100 high quality fan made levels and several game modes. Addictive with lots of replay value, Attrition showcases some of the best levels ever made for Duke 3D, adding new gameplay but keeping the essence of the original game intact.
Extract the contents of attrition.rar to a folder that contains an Atomic Edition copy of DUKE3D.GRP, and then use attrition.bat to start a game.
SELECT AN EPISODE
Episode 1 consists of a large number of high quality fan made levels. There are about 120 available in the pool, some of which will be randomly selected. After the player’s score reaches a certain number, a final boss level will complete the episode. Duke’s weapons and ammo are taken away after each mission, because these maps were intended to be played that way.
Episode 2 (High Score Challenge) is similar to the random missions episode except that it keeps going until the player dies (there is no final mission). At that point, if you got a high score it will be saved. You can reload your saved game from before you died and attempt to replace your score with a higher one (multiple scores from the same game are not allowed).
Episode 3 consists of the original 3DR levels from Hollywood Holocaust all the way to The Queen.
Episode 4 is War of Attrition mode. Fight your way through wave after wave of enemies in a series of deathmatch maps. There are no puzzles here, just pure action. Can you survive the onslaught?
For this mod, you need to assign keys or buttons to ALTFIRE and ATTRITION MENU. You should also assign a key for QUICK PIPEBOME. Use the keyboard and mouse setup menus in EDuke32 to do this.
The menu can be accessed once a game is started, and has the following selections:
RESTART MISSION --restarts the current level. You will have all the upgrades you had when the level began.
ABORT MISSION – will end the current mission and start a new randomly selected one. Can be used a limited number of times per game; available in a random missions episode or the high score challenge. It allows you to keep any perks, upgrades and experience you have acquired.
UPGRADES –shows the upgrades and perks you have acquired
HIGH SCORES –shows high scores you have achieved in the High Score Challenge.
AUTOSAVE ON/OFF – when on, this feature will periodically save the game for you in slot 10
MIRRORING RANDOM/NO – when on random, 50% of the levels will be mirrored, on NO none are. Mirroring can cause glitches, so it is off by default.
BUY PERKS – a submenu for purchasing game-changing abilities, using the perk points you have earned from leveling up your character and weapons.
For more information, consult the included documentation.