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This is a more detailed install tutorial for DNE standalone

Posted by on - Basic Installers

This tutorial was written by supergoofy over at duke4.net

I decided to write some instructions (for people that have installation problems) about how to download and install DNE:

1. Download latest DukePlus from:
Deeperthought.dukertcm.com

2. Download Eternity (zip version) from:
Moddb.com

note: actually it's a rar file

3. Download Polymer HRP from:
Duke4.org

note: you can download the latest svn of polymer_hrp if you know how smile.gif

4. Download latest EDuke32:
Dukeworld.duke4.net

5. Download patch 1.01 for Eternity mod:
Moddb.com


Installation

1. Unpack DukePlus.rar in a folder, e.g. C:\DNE

(drag'n'drop DukePlus.rar to C:\DNE and choose extract here)

note: Also don't forget to put duke3d.grp in C:\DNE

2. Create an autoload folder inside DNE, e.g. C:\DNE\autoload

Put inside the autoload folder the polymer_hrp.zip

3. Unpack Duke Nukem Eternity in C:\DNE

(drag'n'drop Eternity.rar to C:\DNE and choose extract here)

Overwrite old files when asked

4. Unpack patch 1.01 to C:\DNE and overwrite old files

5. Unpack latest eduke32 in C:\DNE and overwrite old files

6. Play (run eternity.bat)

Don't forget to enable autoload and Polymer in EDuke32's startup menu/window.


If you have performance issues:

You can try to reduce the Hires Texture Quality and see how DNE will perform in polymer.

Performance settings:

Search and edit "eduke32_binds.cfg" and "dp_binds.cfg" (they may also be in DukePlus subfolder)

Change the lines to:

r_pr_shadowcount "3"
r_pr_shadowdetail "1"
r_pr_maxlightpasses "1"
r_pr_maxlightpriority "3"

This will give you performance boost. But unfortunately it will also reduce lighting and shadows effects.


Balance settings

Search and edit "eduke32_binds.cfg" and "dp_binds.cfg" (they may also be in DukePlus subfolder)

Change the lines to:

r_pr_shadowcount "3"
r_pr_shadowdetail "2"
r_pr_maxlightpasses "3"
r_pr_maxlightpriority "4"

This is a balanced configuration. It will give you more speed, but it still needs a fast PC.

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