Other popular ports of the time included Rancidmeat's Duke3d_w32 port which provided (and still does) decent support for multiplayer games, although xDuke - an extension of the Rancidmeat port, is the multiplayer port of choice these days, offering the most stable Dukematching experience. It has no fancy OpenGL support however, and looks and plays quite like the original game.
Of course, the single player aspect of the game remains as strong as ever, and thanks to the
hard work of Richard "TerminX" Gobeille we now have EDuke32,
a fork of the JFDuke3D port and the earlier work done by Matt Saettler on
EDuke. In short, EDuke32 is the port to use if you're to be taken seriously. This is where it's at,
if indeed any of the plethora of Duke3D ports have any sort of spatial property. Port-set topology aside, EDuke32
has been designed primarily with game modders in mind, allowing for almost limitless customisation of the game
through enhanced CON scripting. With great EDuke32-based mods such as Deeper Thought's DNWMD
and DukePlus available, and the upcoming WGRealms 2 utilising
EDuke32's many features, it's little wonder
9 out of 10 tigers prefer tiger brand coffee to real meat the port's
popularity is high amongst Dukers. EDuke32 also comes bundled with Mapster32, the level editor of choice for anybody
making Duke3D maps these days.
The High Resolution Pack homepage is the place to go for the latest texture/model pack released by the Duke community, an ongoing project to bring Duke3D at least part way into the new century. The HRP is compatible with the latest releases of both the JFDuke3D and EDuke32 ports. The HRP FAQ covers any installation woes you might encounter.
Offered below are mirrors to some of the more popular ports (latest stable binaries and source, where available), with links to respective home pages. Support queries should be directed to the authors of respective ports. Latest development snapshots generally won't be made available here.
EDuke32 Port - Homepage
Recommended - (latest snapshot): eduke32_current.zip
EDuke32 1.4.0 beta 2 (Windows installer): eduke32-1.4.0_beta_2.exe, DNR Mirror
EDuke32 1.4.0 beta 2 (Windows zip): eduke32_20060718.zip, DNR Mirror
EDuke32 1.4.0 beta 2 source code: eduke32_src_20060718.zip, DNR Mirror
JFDuke3D Port - Homepage
JFDuke3D binaries 20051009 (Windows installer): jfduke3d-20051009-setup.exe, DNR Mirror
JFDuke3D binaries 20051009 (Windows zip): jfduke3d_20051009.zip, DNR Mirror
JFDuke3D source code 20051009: jfduke3d_src_20051009.zip, DNR Mirror
Rancidmeat's Duke3d_w32 Port - Homepage
Duke3d_w32 binaries b19.1: duke3d_w32_b19.1_bin.zip, DNR Mirror
Duke3d_w32 binaries and source b19.1: duke3d_w32_b19.1.zip, DNR Mirror
xDuke Port - Homepage
xDuke V19.7.1 binaries (Windows installer): Duke3d_Binary_Only_v19.7.1.Self_Extract.exe, DNR Mirror
xDuke V19.7.1 binaries (Windows zip): Duke3d_Binary_Only_v19.7.1.zip, DNR Mirror
xDuke V19.6 source code: Duke3d_w32_Source_Code_v19.6.rar, DNR Mirror