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The DNF2001 Restoration Project is now unveiled to public!

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While the project has been worked on under veil for the past two weeks, it is now in a state where we are willing to start showing off some of our work on the game and future plans.

At the moment, this article serves to inform you that this project is a thing, and it is being worked on ;)

Stay tuned for some updates! In the meantime, have a few snapshots of some of our work so far:

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jns.
jns. - - 219 comments

well that's an ambitious project, i wish you the best of luck and hope this will see the light of day sometime soon :)

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BabblingBrookThe1st
BabblingBrookThe1st - - 6 comments

LETS FUCKINNNNN GO!!!!!11>>33333333333

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TCHORGO
TCHORGO - - 86 comments

I liked the voice acting in the video, the Duke's tone fits with the darker atmosphere of the 2001 build.

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

Note General Graves's voice is WIP, we're still actively attempting to cast someone for the role.

We were actually considering contacting the original VA from the trailer but he unfortunately passed away 2 years ago.

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domjam
domjam - - 68 comments

Are you paying the voice actors?

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

None of our volunteers have asked for money. We're not opposed to paying for voice actors but we haven't reached that state yet.

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mckool
mckool - - 186 comments

Both my wife and I have voice acted before. We did most of the voices for my Crysis mod "The Mutant Factor". We would be glad to volunteer.

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Dude27th
Dude27th - - 399 comments

The voice of Duke is fantastic but the last line is a little fast I think, and the VA kinda suffers by making a higher pitch at that point.
This looks really promising tho ! And even by just being an initial showcase this is incredible! ^^

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet - - 4,125 comments

Hail to the King, baby!

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Thatstinkyguy
Thatstinkyguy - - 18 comments

This all looks promising. The voices for Duke and the general sound great too!

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NicholasVancosky
NicholasVancosky - - 39 comments

I prefer the desert eagle golden. Will there be an option to change it back once the project is complete?

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

NPC pistols are textured black, it was like that in the leak. Duke's pistol is textured gold. We're currently experimenting with bringing back the Duke 3D pistol which would only appear in the E1M1 remake level.

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Maxine2000
Maxine2000 - - 203 comments

I actually have a version of Duke Nukem 3D where sprite weapons are replaced with actual 3D models of weapons, i can send you the link to this Duke build if you want, you can take that pistol model from there.

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

We actually have the modeller for that pistol on the team and he provided it to us.

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Maxine2000
Maxine2000 - - 203 comments

Great to know!

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DoomQuake95
DoomQuake95 - - 7 comments

Looking forward to this one.

Since the leak, and the bundled source and mod support, I had a feeling completing the game was only a matter of when. Aside from the janky bugs and unfinished content, this masterpiece in the making already has it all. :)

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markomladenovic312
markomladenovic312 - - 25 comments

i'm a fan of duke nukem games and can't wait to play it. and you have my support

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David_Jackson
David_Jackson - - 1,065 comments

I just cannot wait for this. Take your time, and finish this mod, we can't wait to play. (:

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps - - 2,909 comments

I think it's a great project, but i am afraid it is just too much for one person to accomplish. Because its the same as making a new game, the game in its current state is simply about 10% finished, or even less.

Leon

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

We have a team of over 100 members.

The game is significantly more than 10% complete. The entire first episode is largely complete outside of some broken triggers and a lack of voice acting. The game's core gameplay loop is effectively finished it just needs some polishing. The only truly unfinished content are some of the levels, enemies and weapons aren't completed.

10% complete is closer to something like Duke Nukem 3D's 1994 prototype. DNF01 is closer to 60-ish percent complete. I'd estimate had Scott Miller given it to Digital Extremes it would've shipped in 2003. Roughly 2 years after this build (1 year for finishing its content and another for QA).

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xenobi
xenobi - - 185 comments

Nice voice acting!! It feels natural!

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WarhammerTH
WarhammerTH - - 2 comments

Great Projekt. I just registered beacause of this project. Can't wait for it.
When it's finished, do you plan some big box? I don't know, maybe i could be copyright problem, but maybe its already abadoned ware.
I think a lot of people would like to have an "original" big box of DNF2001 with bookleat and gimmicks.

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

If we considered doing something like this it'd be well after the project is completed. Due to us needing to compress the projects files down to fit on a cd

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Guest
Guest - - 696,021 comments

Any news on when we'll be able to play it?

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

When it's done

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Guest
Guest - - 696,021 comments

Does Jon St. John voice Duke Nukem in this game, if not who does? It would be super cool to get him to voice act Duke Nukem.

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LithTechGuru
LithTechGuru - - 430 comments

John Saint John does not voice Duke Nukem in our mod. We have approached a voice actor named Gianni to voice Duke.

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