EDuke32 is a fork of the JFDuke3D port of Duke Nukem 3D (aka Duke3D),
merging it with EDuke to provide many new features for mod authors.
Also included is a map editor (mapster32).
To play the game, you will need the DUKE32.GRP file from either
the Duke Nukem 3D CD-ROM, or from the shareware version of Duke
Nukem 3D. For convenience, the shareware GRP file has been packaged
as eduke32_shareware_data, also available from slackbuilds.org.
eduke32 is an SDL application. It can be built with either SDL 1.2
(included in Slackware), or SDL 2 (from SlackBuilds.org). By default, SDL
2 is used if it's installed, otherwise SDL 1.2 is used. To force building
with SDL 1.2, export SDL2=no in the environment before building eduke32.
If you want to play the HRP (High Resolution Pack), get the
eduke32_hires_pack package from slackbuilds.org.
To hear the in-game music, either use the Music Pack (see
eduke32_hires_pack), or else install a set of MIDI patches (either
freepats or eawpats) from slackbuilds.org. The game looks for
/etc/timidity/timidity.cfg, but timidity doesn't actually have to be
By default, the Build utilities (kextract kgroup transpal wad2art wad2map)
are built by this script and installed in /usr/games. If you don't want
these, you can set BUILD_UTILS=no in the environment before running the
Note for 64-bit users: Despite the "32" in the name, this software
builds and runs just fine as 64-bit native binaries :)