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Duke Nukem 3D Ported To Nokia N900 95

andylim writes "It looks as if Duke Nukem isn't completely 'nuked' after all. Someone has ported the 90s classic on to a Nokia N900. As you'll see in the video, you control Duke using the Qwerty keypad and shoot using the touchscreen. I'm wondering how long it will take for this to get on other mobile platforms." In other Duke news, reader Jupix points out that 3D Realms' CEO Scott Miller recently said, "There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production."
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Duke Nukem 3D Ported To Nokia N900

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  • by Noodly Appendage ( 1174865 ) on Tuesday December 29, 2009 @11:32PM (#30590256)
    Don't give up hope man, DNF will still come out. And it will be awesome.

    Aghh! Why after 12 years, and Broussard himself giving up, does this still seem plausible to me?
  • Port? Or Dosemu? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by JSBiff ( 87824 ) on Tuesday December 29, 2009 @11:40PM (#30590292) Journal

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the N900 basically run Linux? I believe that Duke 3D is old enough that it runs very well under something like dosemu , doesn't it? I mean, wasn't Duke 3D one of the last games to use a pure software renderer instead of hardware accelleration?

  • by the ReviveR ( 1106541 ) on Wednesday December 30, 2009 @03:27AM (#30591218)
    The biggest problem with old games on mobiles is definitely the controls. If you have seen Duke Nukem 3D on iPhone you would have to agree the controls make it nearly unplayable. I remember playing through couple of levels on my N810 and the keyboard makes it more playable but it can still be tiresome experience for your fingers. Connecting Wiimote to N900 gives good controls but the Wiimote is too big to carry around.

    On positive side, porting games like these to n900 is pretty easy. So far I've seen Star Control 2, Quake 3, Jagged Alliance 2, Duke 3D and Shadow Warrior. All were ported by someone for free. If you connect Wiimote to N900 and N900 to your TV, it's almost as good as cheap console.

    BTW, Quake 3 would probably have made a more impressive headline =)

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