Been awhile since my last post. So a fun one is needed. Recently got a hankering to play Duke 3D which is from the DOS/Windows 98 days. The author open sourced the engine years ago and since then High Resolution Packs were introduced to bring the graphics up to date. The steps listed below just show you how simple it was to be able to play Duke 3D and bring it up to date.
First we have to download HRP pack from http://hrp.duke4.net/download.php and select the Polymer HRP v5.0 FULL SFX (656 MB) Use the Duke4.net or the Megaupload links. The file will be named dn3d_hrp5-sfx.exe.
Double click on dn3d_hrp5-sfx.exe to C:\eduke32\. Once the extraction is completed copy the duke3d.grp and duke3d.rts from your Atomic edition to c:\eduke32\duke3d. Double click on c:\eduke32\eduke32.exe and this will bring up the eduke32 interface. In the Custom game content directory select autoload and you will now have the HRP enabled and ready. Click start to play Duke 3D.
Now this was just the first of several posts for getting other classics (Doom II, Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 2, etc..). Look for more to come.