Fatal Mode (Atomic) - A hardcore difficulty mod for Duke Nukem 3D - Atomic Edition

Current version: 1.0

MOD OST RELEASED: Youtube.com

*** About ***
Fatal Mode (Atomic) is a hardcore difficulty mod for Duke Nukem 3D - Atomic Edition, created by Oszkár Winkler. It adds many extra enemies to the original levels, making the game much more challenging but still not frustrating. Duke loses all his weapons and equipment at the end of each level, so feel free to use whatever you get on your current mission! The mod not only raises the enemy count but also gives more weapons, ammo and even secret places to find, so the gameplay remains fair. If you are a beginner Duke3D player, then Fatal Mode is probably not for you. The mod covers all 4 episodes and features great Duke Nukem covers and remixes from the following artists: Markie Music; DAR; Mike Norvak and Andrey Avkhimovich. The small rest of the music is from the HRP Music Pack and from the movie: Shutter Island. On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter, remixed by BETKR.

*** Installation ***
Fatal Mode (Atomic) uses EDuke32, and arrives as a "preinstalled" ZIP file. Download the mod, then uncompress it to somewhere and copy the file called "Duke3D.GRP" from your legal, full version of Duke Nukem 3D - Atomic Edition into the main directory of the mod. So "Duke3D.GRP" must be in the same directory, where "eduke32.exe" is. When you first start the game via "eduke32.exe", you need to set your screen resolution in the popup menu. That's it, have a good time with the mod!

*** Contact ***
E-mail: oscarincage@gmail.com

*** Notes ***
- Updating the mod's Eduke version is not recommended. This is the most stable version I could find in the Eduke download archive. Later editions seem to have some weird memory bug... at least on my side.
- Switching to Polymer rendering mode is not advised. It might cause frame drops and stuttering. Polymost rendering mode is your best choice.

*** Version History ***
1.0 - Initial version.

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Duke3D - Fatal Mode (Atomic)

Duke3D - Fatal Mode (Atomic)

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Fatal Mode (Atomic) is a hardcore difficulty mod for Duke Nukem 3D - Atomic Edition. It adds many extra enemies to the original levels, making the game...

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xvertigox
xvertigox

I love this mod, fantastic work. I love the challenge this gives and combined with the amount of effort you put in (new secrets etc) make this mod one of my favorites.

Are you planning on releasing similar mods for Blood or Shadow Warrior?

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oscarincage Creator
oscarincage

Thank you! Glad to know you like it. Well, I'm in the middle of something else right now (developing a brand new FPS-immersive sim game with my friend), but everything is possible. Maybe in the future I will create something similar for Blood or Shadow Warrior. Although Blood is already hard enough. :)

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Guest
Guest

Hello, is there a cooperation option planned for this mod?

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oscarincage Creator
oscarincage

Duke3D does have COOP option, so you already can play this in COOP mode.

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oscarincage Creator
oscarincage

MOD OST RELEASED: Youtube.com

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Ultimate_Dukke
Ultimate_Dukke

This mod is great but makes you out of ammo a lot.

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oscarincage Creator
oscarincage

Secret hunting is essential. There are brand new ones on every level. :)

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Guest
Guest

This is way better than it has any right to be. Stuffing a bunch of enemies into stock maps sounds like an awful idea, and yet I'd be lying if I said it wasn't actually kinda fun. It seems like some thought went into enemy and ammo placement, plus the new secrets.

I usually get frustrated at this sort of thing (especially in doom), but at least here most of the deaths feel like my fault. Maybe it's explicitly because they are stock maps, so I already know the layout and where to find things like weapon stashes? I'm not sure, but it's a good thing for something this hard.

That being said I can totally understand if this wasn't somebody's cup of tea. This is pretty brutal, but I have to give it marks. For me, bouncing all over the place, prioritizing enemies, hurriedly grabbing guns and trying to figure out the best way to survive or best location to try and hide out in and make a foothold... that's the kind of combat I love.

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DoMiNaNt_HuNtEr
DoMiNaNt_HuNtEr

It has a right to be whatever the mod author intends it to be lol.

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oscarincage Creator
oscarincage

Glad to know you enjoyed it. :)

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