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Duke Nukem 3D - FREE

05-17-2012, 10:26 AM
#1
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Alberta
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Duke Nukem 3D - FREE



It appears to have an add on load, I'm not sure if that's new. also the newest update apparently borked the controls, but it's still Duke 3D for free.

Not quite as good a port as Wolf 3D, since it's controls are a bit more complex, but still it's Duke 3D.
05-17-2012, 10:46 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Tiskilwa, IL
Posts: 421
For free?

Come get some!

(the game isn't that horrible, and for me the nostalgia makes up for it completely)

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05-17-2012, 01:57 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by mrsamsa View Post


It appears to have an add on load, I'm not sure if that's new. also the newest update apparently borked the controls, but it's still Duke 3D for free.

Not quite as good a port as Wolf 3D, since it's controls are a bit more complex, but still it's Duke 3D.
I don't agree. The latest update (v1.2) has made the controls much more precise IMO. You have to get used to aiming with the left thumb while shooting with the right thumb, but they are much better than in v1.1.

I think the graphics have also been sharpened. Maybe they've defined a higher resolution in this version? For me it looks much better now. I reinstalled it last night after the update, and after having uninstalled it many months ago. As I said, IMO it plays much better now. And you can also move around all the controls to where you want them.
05-17-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by VirtualBoyFreak View Post
I don't agree. The latest update (v1.2) has made the controls much more precise IMO. You have to get used to aiming with the left thumb while shooting with the right thumb, but they are much better than in v1.1.

I think the graphics have also been sharpened. Maybe they've defined a higher resolution in this version? For me it looks much better now. I reinstalled it last night after the update, and after having uninstalled it many months ago. As I said, IMO it plays much better now. And you can also move around all the controls to where you want them.
Cool. I'd never played this version, I was just looking at reviews after noticing that the app description told you how to config the controls, but those options were absent. Glad to have a more informed opinion.
05-17-2012, 03:08 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 436
I found it pretty much unplayable due to frame rate, but I have a 3GS, so that might be the problem. Definitely a slide show.
05-17-2012, 04:04 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 575
controls couldnt be worse on this game. they need to look at some gameloft games.
05-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Borgqueenx View Post
controls couldnt be worse on this game. they need to look at some gameloft games.
basically they need to implement gyro for looking around, and continue from there.

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05-17-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by chess View Post
I found it pretty much unplayable due to frame rate, but I have a 3GS, so that might be the problem. Definitely a slide show.
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Originally Posted by EfratBarTal View Post
basically they need to implement gyro for looking around, and continue from there.
no. they need to make it one stick, and second part no stick but swipe to look around and then tap right side to shoot. simple, good, no worries.
right now its clunky weird and not intutive and you get killed all times becuase of the controls.
05-17-2012, 05:04 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Borgqueenx View Post
no. they need to make it one stick, and second part no stick but swipe to look around and then tap right side to shoot. simple, good, no worries.
right now its clunky weird and not intutive and you get killed all times becuase of the controls.
i like the gyro. i could totally play this game with gyro. stick on the left side for strife, tap anywhere right side to shoot , left side swipe up/down to change weapon, two big buttons on bottom right for jump and crouch, and a small button on the left just above the stick for action/open. then for using items either a knob on the upper right corner or a swipe left/right gesture on the up-most side of screen. can kick with tap on left side too. missed anything?


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Last edited by EfratBarTal; 05-17-2012 at 05:17 PM.
05-17-2012, 06:22 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 473
I wasn't expecting this game to be updated, it is nice to see it got some attention from the devs.

So I reinstalled the game today and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Controls finally make the game playable, and they are not that bad as I was afraid after reading comments here and on iTunes. The game is definitely more enjoyable than before. Yes, the UI is still crowded, but it is totally customizable, you can move buttons where you want + change sensitivity of looking around in the options menu. Iím using joystick on the left to move around/strafe, center swiping to look around and modified position of buttons placed on the right side of the screen. Works great.
Maybe it is easier for me because I played 50+ hours in Mission Europa which had similar, a bit complicated controls, so maybe a matter of experience


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Originally Posted by chess View Post
I found it pretty much unplayable due to frame rate, but I have a 3GS, so that might be the problem. Definitely a slide show.
I'm playing on a non-jailbroken 3GS, iOS 4.3.3 - framerate is easily around 30fps all the time, no matter what is going on on the screen.


Anyway, great update for a great classic. For free I really donít see a reason why anyone shouldnít pick this up.

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