Weekend tech reading: Installing Duke Nukem 3D on your PC

By on September 26, 2010, 1:28 PM
How to install and play Duke Nukem 3D on your PC After 13 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever is finally coming to consoles and PCs in 2011. What better way to celebrate than by playing through Duke Nukem 3D? You won't be able to just pick up and play a game from 1996, though -- here's how to use DOSBox to bring back the King. PCWorld
Update: As pointed out by our readers, it seems there are much better alternatives for playing Duke in Windows and other platforms, check out EDuke32 and JonoF's Duke Nukem 3D Port.

US busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching pact You've heard of the government's "Do Not Call" list aimed at shutting down unwanted telemarketers—but did you know that many tech companies have a "Do Not Cold Call" list aimed at shutting down competition? The US Department of Justice today announced a lawsuit—and a proposed settlement—over just such behavior at Google, Adobe, Apple, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar. Ars Technica

France starts reporting 'millions' of file-sharers This week the controversial French three-strikes anti-piracy law Hadopi went live. Copyright holders are currently in the process of sending out tens of thousands of IP-addresses of alleged infringers to Internet service providers, and this will increase to over a million in a few weeks. The ISPs have to hand over the identities of the associated accounts to the authorities within a week, or face a fine of 1500 euros per unidentified IP-address. TorrentFreak

Exclusive: Microsoft set to launch Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21 According to sources familiar with the software giants plans, Microsoft will hold several launch events worldwide on October 21 to introduce its latest Windows Phone 7 handsets. Microsoft is planning to hold an open house event in New York City on October 11 where it plans to show off some of the new devices. Neowin

'Rickroll' protection hits Firefox in add-on form Are you the victim of frequent Rickrolls? The time-honored, and now passe trend of being tricked into thinking you were seeing one video and ending up seeing a rendition of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" instead?Well then we have some good news for you: there's a new Firefox add-on called RickRemoval that solves this problem entirely. CNET

Oracle Plans to acquire chipmakers, industry-specific software Oracle Corp., building on a run of more than 65 acquisitions during the past five years, is looking to purchase semiconductor companies and makers of industry- specific software, Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison said. Bloomberg

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Guest said:

That sucks for all you french people. Im sure america will be this way soon too.

Say goodbye to public piracy as we know it.

princeton princeton said:

Guest said:

That sucks for all you french people. Im sure america will be this way soon too.

Say goodbye to public piracy as we know it.

Pirates always find a way. Trust me.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Oracle may buy a semiconductor company with technology for servers, said Doug Freedman, an analyst at Gleacher & Co. in San Francisco. Potential targets include AMD, International Business Machines Corp.'s chip division and Nvidia Corp., he said.

"You've got to think it's focused on enterprise hardware, on the server," he said. "AMD jumps off the screen."

This Mr Freedman is aware that AMD's x86 license is non-transferrable..right? So a theoretical buyout of AMD would be for some IP and it's graphics division. Likewise an nvidia takeover on the basis of acquiring Tesla GPGPU and CUDA seens a little far fetched. And as IBM's chip business is more or less a direct competitor to Oracle's SPARC T3 (8 core/128 thread) CPU..I'd have to say good luck with that...say Hi to the SEC and FTC from me when they meet up.

Surely Fujitsu would be the logical acquisition.

AMD and Nvidia shares rose in early trading today

No doubt Mr Freedman's previous investments are now paying dividends....

Per Hansson Per Hansson, TS Server Guru, said:

Duke Nukem 3D should not be run in Dosbox, there exists a native port of it for Win32 after 3DRealms released the source code, it's called JonoF's Duke Nukem 3D Port.

It will give much better performance than Dosbox...


There exists ports for other architectures aswell, like the Symbian OS used on Nokia Phones, I love playing Duke3D on my Nokia N82


Guest said:

Dosbox is way wrong for playing Duke 3d. eduke32 is the best way if you have a good machine, as you can use the hi-res texture pack with it and make the game look quite good (appox. 2002 gfx with better lighting/shading and hi-res.) There is even a DX10 hi res pack coming, and it looks quite awesome.

treetops treetops said:

heh I used dos box to go back and play oregon trail and that game where apes throw bananas at each other. Duke Nukem 3d was one of the first games I ever played on pc

en0nym0us en0nym0us said:

There is also an application called Yang that helps you to network duke3d games and play online.

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