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NOTE: all these files are intended for use on a PC. The demo does not need to be installed, just extract the files into a new directory. The utilities work on the full PC version of Duke Nukem Forever. No utilities exist for the console versions of Duke Nukem Forever. The DNF demo for PS3 can only be downloaded from the Playstation Store, while the DNF demo for Xbox 360 is no longer available.

Duke Nukem Forever demo
Description: THE DEMO OF DUKE NUKEM FOREVER that was released on June 3, 2011.
Format: RAR (split in two files). The archive is protected by the password t3h_f4t_dud3_L13D
Size: 1.21 GB
Instructions: what you are downloading is not a pair of archives containing different files. It is a single archive, split in two. So:
  • Double-click on either of the two files, enter the password and extract the content into the directory you want. At the end, DO NOT do the same with the other file, because you already extracted the whole demo from both files.
  • In the newly created directory, you will find a new .rar file called Dukenukemcrack.rar. Double-click on it and extract the content into the same directory you created for the demo.
  • You will find a new subdirectory, called Dukenukemcrack. Inside, there are three files. You must cut them, reach the System subdirectory and paste them.
  • You can now launch the demo, by double clicking the DukeForeverDemo.exe executable.
  • If the program crashes, you can try to disable the Data Execution Prevention feature for DukeForeverDemo.exe. You can do so by following the instructions at http://web.archive.org/web/20170521013619/http://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-off-data-execution-prevention-dep.
How to enable the console in the demo:
  • If the Duke game is open, close it.
  • In the shortcut properties to the Duke game, add this to the path of the game in the target box: -log
    It should look like this: "X:\Path\DukeForeverDemo.exe" -log
    Note: You can create the shortcut to this file yourself if needed.
  • Open the game with this shortcut.
  • Press the Windows Key or ALT+Tab to move out of the game and to the console window.
  • In the console window, enter this command: set UWindow.WindowConsole ConsoleKey 192
  • After you’ve entered the command, quit/exit the game.
  • Now, start the game without the shortcut, or after removing -log from the shortcut.
  • While the game is running, press the ~ key, which is usually located at the top left of the keyboard.

Description: Minidemos showing off features from the Meqon physical engine, used by the sixth attempted iteration of the game (from 2003 to 2006).
Format: ZIP
Size: 1404 KB

Description: Custom .ini file to unlock all chapters, achievements, Ego items and the Extras menu.
Format: ZIP
Size: 5 KB

Description: Utility to extract individual resources (textures, sounds, models) from package files.
Format: ZIP
Size: 9474 KB

Description: Utility to replace standard Duke Nukem Forever textures with custom textures.
Format: ZIP
Size: 30591 KB

Description: Utility to downgrade the Duke Nukem Forever executable and reacquire access to the command console, enable cheats, unlock extra material. NOTE: it breaks compatibility with the DLC.
Format: RAR. The archive is protected by the password t3h_f4t_dud3_L13D
Size: 128.1 MB

Description: Smaller utility to reacquire access to the command console. NOTE: it only works with versions preceding the release of the DLC.
Format: ZIP
Size: 83 KB
  • Unzip the archive into your Duke Nukem Forever directory.
  • Double-click flawlessws.exe
  • Configure additional effects you want to enable or disable (personally, I keep the FOV fix disabled)
  • Run Duke Nukem Forever
  • Use ALT+TAB to return to the desktop while the game keeps running
  • Press the Do It button on the Flawless Widescreen window
  • A small window will pop up. In that window, type the following: set input o ShowControls | Type
  • Press Return, then click the Duke Nukem Forever icon on your taskbar to return to the game.
  • In the game, press O to access the console. The console is now enabled permanently, and the next times you play, you'll be able to access the console WITHOUT repeating this procedure (just press O to access it).

Description: Deathmatch level for Unreal, released by Keith Schuler on June 26, 1998.
Format: ZIP
Size: 353 KB

Duke Nukem Forever is a copyright © 2011 Gearbox Software.
Duke Nukem and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Gearbox Software.