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Not to be confused with the 2011 video game of the same name.
DNF 2013 title

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Duke Nukem Forever, also known as Duke Nukem Forever 2013, is a mod for Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition that was released April 29, 2013. The mod is based on early prototypes of the 2011 video game Duke Nukem Forever, as revealed through promotional trailers. The mod features a new episode with new weapons, graphics, sound effects, music, and enemies. The EDuke32 source port is required for the mod to work and is included in the mod's ZIP file.

On November 22, 2013, an updated version of the mod was released with a new episode featuring three new levels, new music, and a new sprite for the Shotgun. The updated version requires the files from the original version to run.


In Duke Nukem Forever, the Chaingun Cannon is replaced by the M-16 Assault Rifle. The mod includes all other weapons from Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, but it features new sprites for the Shotgun, RPG, and Shrinker.


DNF 2013 mod

"I gotta find out what the hell is going on around here!"

Episode 1: Forever

The mod's initial release included one new episode with the following five levels:

  • Las Vegas Holocaust
  • EDF Headquarters
  • Morningwood Ghost Town
  • Anderson Mine
  • The Hoover Dam

Episode 3: Community DLC

The November 2013 update added three new levels created by the community:

  • Ready For Action
  • Born To Be Wild
  • Time To Kick Ass


  • The Expander sprite becomes glitched during the firing animation.


Duke Nukem Forever mod credits

  • Main authors: Gambini, Mikko Sandt
  • Level designers: Gambini, Mikko Sandt, Mike Norvak
  • Artwork: Gambini, Geoffrey van Dijk (a.k.a. Fakir)
  • Coding: Daniel Gaskill (a.k.a. Deeper Thought), Maxim Chinyakin (a.k.a. Lezing)
  • Ideas and alpha testing: Pablo Gallo (a.k.a. Gambini Jr 1st), Lucas (a.k.a. Gambini Jr 2nd)
  • Beta testing: Methy
  • True Room Over Room (TROR) tutorials and testing: Michael Crisp (a.k.a. Micky C)
  • Voxels: Reaperman
  • Special EDuke32 work: Richard Gobeille (a.k.a. TX), Helixhorned, Plagman

Duke Nukem Forever DLC mod credits

  • Level designers: Michael Crisp, Leonardo Pellegrini (a.k.a. DavoX)
  • Beta testing: Blizzart, Loke, Lunick
  • Music: Mike Norvak, Cursed Lemon
  • New shotgun: Bloodshot