Mystique: Ages in Time is a total conversion for Duke Nukem 3D.
The available internet download is a 32-bit installer wrapped in a 16-bit self-extracting archive. This is problematic for modern systems, as the 32-bit installers fails in Windows 3.1 in DOSBox, while the 16-bit self-extractor is unusable in 64-bit copies of Windows. Thus, installation requires the following process:
agestime.exefrom the downloaded RAR file
- Rather than double-clicking the EXE, open it with WinRAR or 7Zip to view the files inside
- Extract all of the files
- Specify a destination directory for installation. This is supposed to be the Duke Nukem 3D installation directory, but the installer doesn't verify this.
- Copy the files from the destination directory into the Duke Nukem 3D directory used by DOSBox, or the directory of your Windows Duke 3D program
agesdos.exeto launch Mystique: Ages in Time in DOSBox, or use a Windows version to open
- The Programs and Features control panel (Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP) can be used to remove the Start Menu shortcuts created by the installer.