If you read the reviews here on Gog they are written by people who remember and love the game but havent actually played the game downloaded from Gog. When i first downloaded Duke Nukem from here and tried to play it i was very dissapointed. It wasn't the experience i remembered and Gog hadnt really modifed it for modern machines at all ... what they have done is bundle it with Dosbox. This is a freeware program that basically emulates Dos and is about as confusing as dos was too. This was a cheap fix and i really think you guys at Gog should have done better. It ran like crap through dosbox and the frame rate shut down when anything exciting happened. Dosbox made my modern comp run like a 386 circa 1993. The controls were unchanged and it was a horrible experience.
Luckily there was a link on the Duke Nukem gog page to user mods to the game and thats where eveerything came right. If you own the Gog Duke or even an old copy you must use the new duke hi resolution pack..here is the link. http://hrp.duke4.net/download.php
Im taking the time to write this cause this mod totally fixed everything and even made the game better than it was in the beginning..It doesn't just give you better graphics...It changes the controls to modern ASWD config and even fixed the look up problem i couldnt solve using the shiity dosbox crap. The guy that did this are awesome. Duke now plays better than most modern FPS engines and it totally transformed the game. Gog needs to bundle this mod with Duke, not Dosbox which is a waste of time.
I love this game again now..its even better than it used to be.
I've never played Duke Nukem 3D until I bought it here on GOG.com, and I've never had any problems with it. In fact, I'm having a hell of a time playing this game! Also, I don't have any problems with frame rate, and the computer I'm using is a crappy old desktop computer that was given to me years ago from some education program that never wanted it back.