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Good bye 3D Realms

Sadly the news is true The maker of Duke Nukem 3D,Commander Keen, and many other cool games has been shut down. Yep sadly 3D Realms is no more… It was confirmed officaly on their site after slight downtime the post was released along with a group shot.

Grab all the gems you can from the site before it is taken off line for ever.  Anyway Here are all the games they released as freeware over the years… These and whats left on the site will be all thats left of them :(

  • Kroz – Our first ever game, a text adventure game
    By Scott Miller download
  • Arctic Adventure – a CGA based scroller game
    By George Broussard – download
  • Dark Ages – an EGA based scroller game
    By Todd Replogle – download
  • Monuments of Mars – a CGA based scroller
    By Todd Replogle – download
  • Pharaoh’s Tomb – a CGA based scroller game
    By George Broussad – download
  • Beyond the Titanic – Text based Infocom style adventure game
    By Scott Miller – download
  • Supernova – Text based Infocom style adventure game
    By Scott Miller – download
  • Word Whiz – A text based trivia game
    From Scott Miller – download

Just in case those links go dead here is a backup download that contains all of them…

We will miss them but it was bound to happen eventually with all that dedication to Duke Nukem Forever ever since 1997.

Free Stuff

Here are some freebies that were passed along to me…

Free MP3 Download From Coldplay: Thin White Duke mix of “Vida La Vida”

S2 Games has released the full version of Savage 2: A Tortured Soul for Windows, Intel based Macs, and Linux all for free!

Free Soundtrack from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Fee Download of Sara Bareilles’s Hit Song “Love Song”

Free Song Download: “I Know It’s Today” MP3 from Shrek the Musical

Free PC Game Download: The Suffering

Freebie: Virtualization For Dummies eBook

Free PC Game Download: Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Two Year Subscription To Lego Magazine, Free!  (Canada only)

Limited time free: Lugaru

The developers of the game Lugaru are giving it away free for the holidays…

Thanks to the thousands of people who have joined the Overgrowth Facebook Page, we are giving away Lugaru for free for the next few days. David Rosen (the creator) has been selling this game here for $19.95 since it was launched, without exception. For the first time ever, for the holidays only, we are not just discounting it, we are giving it away for free.

You can grab your copy @ http://www.wolfire.com/free-lugaru

Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack

In my previous post i covered Duke Nukem in general… this post will feature
Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack.

What is the High Resolution Pack (Quoted from: http://hrp.duke4.net/about.php)

Remember “Duke Nukem 3D”, the great first-person shooter 3D Realms released back in 1996? Its cool protagonist, ingame atmosphere, original weaponry and many other features make it worth playing even today.

For all Duke fans who want to play the game again in a modern Windows environment with 3D accelerated graphics, the Duke3D community has created the High Resolution Pack (HRP). Utilizing the amazing skills of various texturing and modelling artists, the project´s goal is to replace all textures and sprites with high-res versions, optimizing it for latest OpenGL ports.

Here are some screenshots:

Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack 8bit Classic Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack 32bit Polymost

Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack in 8bit Classic mode

Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack in 32bit Polymost mode.

I have been using the High Resolution Pack ever since it started as a afew people wanting to make Duke Nukem 3d look better. The pack has gotten considerably better over the many versions. It’s kinda cool to play the same game that i have played iver 9 years… it never gets old :).

I fully recommend High Resolution Pack to any old school Duke Nukem 3d player :)

Check out the High Resolution Pack @ http://hrp.duke4.net

Ubuntu 7.10 – Inital Review

I have been waiting for this new build of Ubuntu since it was first announced. Even though i run primarily windows computers  i have  always kept one pc dedicated to Ubuntu… a old pIII933 with 512mb ram, 40gb HD, and a agp geforce 4 MX4000 64mb.  As part of my testing i run the live desktop on the slowest pc i got… that happens to be a Celron 900 with 256mb ram and a pci ati radeon 9250 128 mb (the only pci video card i had). Ubuntu 7.10 booted up (rather slowly) and even had compiz enabled automaticly on basic setting i promptly set it to maximum and compiz still worked good.

I found the live handling of nvidia a bit annoying since it needs restricted drivers and the old install driver and restart X trick didn’t work for me this time. Once installed it ran as i was use to… the desktop effects work quite well on a old pIII with a 64mb geforce card… now is that one thing vista can do?

The apt-get plugin/extension integration into firefox is handy even tho it couldn’t install flash player when used via live cd.

It also worked good on my Black Macbook… mosly supported the apple hardware feature set. the laptop key functions woked but i was not able to set backligt to 0. Even the eject key worked… even tho it let me eject the live cd that i was running from.

Overall Ubuntu 7.10 is a good release… This shows that Linux has potential if they put serious effort into it.

Are you gonna try Ubuntu 7.10? Check it out @ www.ubuntu.com