BUILD engine is the game engine behind Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood, and many other titles of the 90s. It was one of the most popular engines to be licensed third-party until the Unreal Engine.

Graphical system features:

  • Supports VESA for hi-res video modes, in 256 colors (up to 1600x1200)
  • Smooth, uncapped page-flipped screen updating
  • 2D Sector-based maps

  • Floor and ceiling texturing
  • Real-time procedural textures
  • Any piece of art can be anything - be it wall, floor, or sprite
  • Transparency on sprites, and walls
  • Sector effectors altering height, lighting, position and shape of the sector it is on when it is called
  • Screen-size changing for slower computers
  • Certain colors on sprites can be remapped to a different color automatically
  • Independent colormaps, allowing fake colored lighting
  • Top-down automap feature
  • Slopes

Audio system features:

  • Alterable playback frequency - 8khz, 11khz, 22khz, and 44khz
  • 32 sound channels
  • Stereo support
  • Adlib (OPL2 FM), General Midi and Gravis Ultrasound support for music

Networking features:

  • Driver-based, any protocol is supported as long as there is a driver written for Build
  • IPX
  • Serial, with null modem cable
  • Modem
  • Synchronized
Post article RSS Related Articles

WGRealms 2020 contains all of the original gameplay and levels from WGRealms 2.
In addition there is in-game episode selection like Quake containing 4 episodes with a total of 17 levels made by William Gee.
WGRealms 2020 will be a complete game with a ending after all 3 episode are complete, the boss episode opens allowing you to finish your mission.

There are also Quests, inter level exploration, and shops. Every level is connected to a township with shops so you can stock up and return to any level that you have been to before.

Some quests are optional some are not.
Areas can be unlocked by collecting enough keys that are hidden in every level.

In effect, the gameplay is still the same as WGRealms 2 with a much higher level of RPG elements.
Stashed gold has been replaced with crystals, that can only be use to buy stuff in shops.

WGRealms 2020 is a old school retro game using Eduke32 and Duke Nukem 3D as a base.
It is a standalone total conversion of Duke Nukem3D with influences from DooM, Quake, Hexen, Lord of the rings, Unreal, Fighting fantasy gameboos, Labrenth, Dragon age, and more.




Hiatus announcement
Doom II

Hiatus announcement

Blood: Dead on Arrival 15 comments

The mod is now officially on hiatus and won't be updated until further notice. Read on to find out why.

v1.6 released
Doom II

v1.6 released

Blood: Dead on Arrival 4 comments

Version 1.6 of the mod has already been released. Check it out!

v1.6 release announcement
Doom II

v1.6 release announcement

Blood: Dead on Arrival 2 comments

With the resurgence of Blood's popularity with the recently released remaster, a second era of the mod begins.

Ion Fury Early Access
Ion Fury

Ion Fury Early Access

Ion Fury 9 comments

3D Realms (Duke Nukem 3D, ROTT, Prey, Max Payne) is excited to bring back the famous Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior...

Add game Games
Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D

First Person Shooter

Duke Nukem, the politically incorrect celebrity and ultimate alien ass kicker, defends Earth and its babes from alien invasion. Take the fight to the...

Blood

Blood

First Person Shooter

You'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat...

Zombie Crisis

Zombie Crisis

First Person Shooter

Zombie Crisis is a stand-alone game for the PSP and PC platforms, brought to you by Plush Digital.

Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance

Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance

First Person Shooter

The witches have been destroyed in their lair on the Island of Char! Returning to your homeland, you are greeted with newborn hope, pride and great celebration...

Powerslave

Powerslave

First Person Shooter

Powerslave / Exhumed is a Build Engine 2.5D FPS developed by Lobotomy Software. Saturn and PS1 versions exist but they are almost entirely different game...

Witchaven

Witchaven

First Person Shooter

Descend into a dark and gruesome nightmare! You alone must face evil within the volcanic pit of the Island of Char, toward the mystical lair of Witchaven...

Ion Fury

Ion Fury

First Person Shooter

3D Realms (Duke Nukem 3D, ROTT, Prey, Max Payne) is excited to bring back our famous Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior...

Shaw's Nightmare II

Shaw's Nightmare II

First Person Shooter

Shaw's Nightmare II is the continuation of the Shaw's Nightmare series.

Shaw's Nightmare

Shaw's Nightmare

First Person Shooter

I started Shaw's Nightmare in 2007 but I cancelled it. Then I found the BUILD engine and I restarted the project but I needed a programmer. Nuno Martinez...

Shadow Warrior Classic

Shadow Warrior Classic

First Person Shooter

Shadow Warrior is built upon the successful Build engine, that brought you Duke Nukem 3D. Use huge 3D rotating gun turrets to mow down opponents, swim...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 22)
nilesa12
nilesa12

Hey everyone who loved this engine. I think I'm getting ready to really make something with this engine (from scratch) I was wondering as I can't find any real documentation on it, does anyone know anything better than me?
I know JFbuild is the "unofficial Windows port" that I will be using but I need to know how to setup the environment and a step by step guide would be nice!

PM me with details if you know anything.

Thanks to anyone who still cares :D
I just want to use this engine as a tribute to one of my favorite FPS' Duke Nukem 3D!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

I'm wondering this as well

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
szemi
szemi

I love this engine. :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

Build has been my favorite for so many years until it was dethroned to number 2 by Unreal (deusEx:-). Still, every time I encounter new Build content I can't help but relapse into this gaming addiction. To hell with professional progress.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

With ZDooM, GZDooM, Skulltag, and more other new DooM emulators, these things are possible.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

Is dis Free....Cannot see a link..or sumthin

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Guest
Guest

If you see link or not - with your goofy language you are a nonsense user anyway

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Valezen
Valezen

why does build engine and doom engine look alike?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

They were created around the same time, and work similarly. The Build engine is more advanced, however, allowing things like slopes and overlapping sectors.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Profile
Platforms
DOS
Company
Ken Silverman
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Advsys.net
Licence
Proprietary
Release date
Engine watch
Follow
Share
Mod SDK & Community
Built a game for Build and want to support mods? Try mod.io, a cross-platform mod SDK created by Mod DB which makes it easy to get a mod community up and running in-game. Currently seeking games to integrate and promote
Mod API
Community Rating

Average

9.2

34 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Embed Buttons
Link to Build by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Build
Statistics
Rank
37 of 978
Last Update
Watchers
86 members
Games
12
Files
80
Articles
22
Reviews
6
You may also like
Aurora Engine
Aurora Engine Commercial
ZDoom
ZDoom Public Domain
Unreal Engine 4
Unreal Engine 4 Commercial
Zero Engine
Zero Engine Proprietary
FPSC
FPSC Commercial
Build2
Build2 Commercial