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Duke Nukem Boards => Duke Nukem 3D Multiplayer => Topic started by: Micky C on September 14, 2014, 12:48:07 PM

Title: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Micky C on September 14, 2014, 12:48:07 PM
At the moment I'm guessing it's Megaton, not that I know how many people are still playing it. IIRC you can still use the original duke 3d in dosbox, and of course there's x/hduke around.

As for me personally, I'm holding out for eduke32. On top of all the minor improvements and conveniences, I imagine reduced lag, no loss of sync, and in-game joining are going to be huge improvments. Oh, and you also don't need to share maps and other files beforehand; only the host needs to have the files.

Another good thing about eduke32 multiplayer is all the mods you can have. Imagine playing WGR2 or AMC TC over coop, as well as finally being able to play some of the AMC TC's multiplayer modes. Plus any other multiplayer-specific mods that may come out.

If only we knew for sure progress is being made on it.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Forge on September 14, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
That's like walking five miles back and forth to work every day when you have a bicycle that you don't use because you're waiting until you can afford a car.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Duke64Nukem on September 14, 2014, 05:53:22 PM
Yep right now Megaton would be the best way to play multiplayer imo. It's really not that bad, sure it has some crashes and sync issues at times. But they really have improved it since that first beta release back in October. Me and some buddies have had more success matches compared to crashed games now. Most of the crashing is more due to some steam players having a bad connection or they are running multiple games at once or have there browsers open watching youtube at the sametime rather then the game itself there are also more external reasons why games crash  or sync that are caused by players. Not to mention it's just where most of the players are right now there is guys from Dukematcher and Total Meltdown there as well. I'm sure when eduke32 has multiplayer it will be quite popular and probably better coded and I would surely use it myself to, but for now Megaton is the way to go for the guys who want to play now.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Forge on September 15, 2014, 01:00:51 AM
not that i'm big on DM, but the game seemed to work fine on megaton the one time i tried it. At least it was performing well for as long as it took Duke64 to kill me a couple times before he got bored and went looking for a real fight.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Micky C on September 15, 2014, 02:31:46 PM
I remember some games where there was like a second of delay between pressing fire and actually firing the weapon. Made it impossible to hit anything without autoaim.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Forge on September 15, 2014, 04:25:53 PM
i'm sure it's not perfect, but it's better than nothing at all
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Duke64Nukem on September 20, 2014, 04:12:29 AM
Well i have been going on meltdown lately and got to say it's really fun. But the problem is there is less players kind of hard to find matches but shit i was playing a blood co op and dm the other day and even Duke3d match. Must say and have to add in Meltdown is a nice way to play to
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Duke64Nukem on August 02, 2015, 07:19:06 AM
I have been playing again lately in meltdown and some megaton. Still having good times, btw cool update to CGS Puritan :) looks nice.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Puritan on June 02, 2017, 10:18:30 AM
StrikerDM, a mod for DukeMatch play.
Could be interesting for some of you.


Read more (http://shadowmavericks.com/mods/strikerdm.html)
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Forge on June 04, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
Does it work?
I've only read a little bit about it & thought it still had some bugs that needed to be addressed.
Title: Re: What's your favourite way to play multiplayer?
Post by: Puritan on June 05, 2017, 03:52:20 PM
Does it work?
I've only read a little bit about it & thought it still had some bugs that needed to be addressed.

Jordon Moss on Facebook:

"I'm deciding to release a build of StrikerDM to the people of this group. I'm planning to host this on Meltdown (since it's the only matchmaker that supports PK3 mods so far), for those interested. Details in the link. Requires the latest EDuke32-OldMP release. Won't run otherwise."