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Old 10-24-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Balls of Steel?
Why isn't Balls of Steel included with the 3D Realms Anthology or listed on the games page? It's currently available on GoG.com so I see no reason why it wouldn't be so much as referenced here.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:54 AM   #2
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I'm guessing its because its a windows game (everything in the anthology is from the DOS days) but I agree, it would have been nice to have.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:16 AM   #3
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I'm guessing its because its a windows game (everything in the anthology is from the DOS days) but I agree, it would have been nice to have.
Manhattan Project...?

Duke Nukem 3D also comes with a copy of EDuke32.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:34 AM   #4
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As Balls of Steel is currently unavailable for purchase on the 3D Realms store I'm posting a link to where to purchase the GoG.com version. Click the image above to be directed to the GoG.com store page for Balls of Steel.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:09 AM   #5
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Manhattan Project...?

Duke Nukem 3D also comes with a copy of EDuke32.
oooh right. I forgot about that one. I don't know that I'd count eduke32 though, since its just files in the folder and not part of the anthology launcher.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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As Balls of Steel is currently unavailable for purchase on the 3D Realms store I'm posting a link to where to purchase the GoG.com version. Click the image above to be directed to the GoG.com store page for Balls of Steel.
Are you just gonna spam Steam/GoG store pages in every post you make?
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:07 PM   #7
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The information is relevant to the topic given it's not available on the 3D Realms store as is my three other posts with links to games in them as nowhere on the new 3D Realms website does it mention the availability of any of the titles anywhere except here which is a shame given some fantastic titles are currently absent from their own store while being available elsewhere and well done ports like Shadow Warrior Classic Redux and Shadow Warrior iOS don't even get a mention. Oh, and for the record currently four out of my eighteen posts have contained links to 3D Realms/Apogee titles available on GoG.com and Steam which is hardly spamming especially when it's relevant up until 3D Realms decides to provide links to these titles on other services.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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I'm guessing its because its a windows game (everything in the anthology is from the DOS days) but I agree, it would have been nice to have.
That has nothing to do with it. The game has some problems and doesn't run right on the current version of Windows. That is why it wasn't there. The hope is it can get worked out, and BoS will get added into the pack at some future time. No solid news beyond that.

If you remember, the last version of BoS included a user patch, because the original programmers didn't want to (or couldn't - I honestly don't remember now) fix it. There was a USER PATCH made available that let it run in what was then the current version of Windows (I think Windows 98?, not sure on timing now).

Either way it was not included for technical reasons. Nothing to do with DOS/Windows.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #9
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Have you guys tried using patches etc from here? http://forums.duke4.net/topic/7341-w...atches-by-mok/

I use the Balls of Steel Loader here to run the game on Windows 8.1 just fine although not sure how you'd go about contacting some of the people involved.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:56 PM   #10
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Have you guys tried using patches etc from here? http://forums.duke4.net/topic/7341-w...atches-by-mok/
We're aware of user patches. But that's not quite the same thing as a recoded game to work properly. Can't always distribute user content, as you never TRULY know what it is in it. Has to be fixed "the right way", know what I mean?
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
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We're aware of user patches. But that's not quite the same thing as a recoded game to work properly. Can't always distribute user content, as you never TRULY know what it is in it. Has to be fixed "the right way", know what I mean?
It took Interceptor 6 months to "fix" a problem with Manhattan Project on Steam. I am just concerned that it will take just as long to fix other games in their back catalog...
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #12
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We're currently working on a patch for the anthology, which we expect to be ready within the next week.

We also have Balls of Steel successfully running, and will have an announcement soon
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:35 AM   #13
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What Fred Said.

If Fred is right, does that make it Right Said Fred?

Sorry, bit goofy this morning.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:32 AM   #14
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:56 PM   #15
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Yay patch!

Yay hope for balls of steel in a future edition!
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:36 PM   #16
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The prospect of Balls of Steel is good news, though pinball games have never held my attention for very long. I remember seeing this in boxed form way back when. Those were the days.

All I want though is for the Anthology (and the individual install shells) to be updated so that the existing save data and high scores are reset (whilst using the most recent, stable versions of all of the games).

Also, is there any particular reason why Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport (which was released as freeware some time ago) is absent from the anthology?
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #17
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Balls of steel was an awesome game and I realy think an Ipad version would do well...
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:49 AM   #18
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My favorite thing about Balls of Steel was that it was the only pinball game (to that point) that ever got a violence rating.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:59 PM   #19
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My favorite thing about Balls of Steel was that it was the only pinball game (to that point) that ever got a violence rating.
THIS!

Missed the game the first time around. Wouldn't mind checking it out.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #20
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Pinballs are way too violent for kids. They can smash people with Pinball machines like they were bumpers.
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:15 AM   #21
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One could say Balls of Steel is the only PC pinball game WORTH playing...PERIOD.
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Old 11-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #22
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One could say Balls of Steel is the only PC pinball game WORTH playing...PERIOD.
But not really, though.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:35 AM   #23
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We're currently working on a patch for the anthology, which we expect to be ready within the next week.

We also have Balls of Steel successfully running, and will have an announcement soon
Good news! Would be amazing to have Balls of Steel in there...
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:08 PM   #24
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I wish we could have Balls of Steel for Christmas T_T
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:22 AM   #25
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Will we ever have ballsballsballsballsballsballsballs of steeeeeeeeeeel?
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:29 PM   #26
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Duke has them... he said so.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #27
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Still hoping for some ferric spheres here!
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:51 PM   #28
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"I wish we could have Balls of Steel for Easter."

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Old 03-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #29
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Guys are pretty focused on Bombshell at the moment. Any addtl updates to the anthology are currently on the back burner.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #30
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Guys are pretty focused on Bombshell at the moment. Any addtl updates to the anthology are currently on the back burner.
I have balls of sad.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:55 AM   #31
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"I wish we could have Balls of Steel for Easter."

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Old 04-05-2015, 09:24 AM   #32
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"I wish we could have Balls of Steel for Easter."

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Oh well... since they didn't release Balls of Steel for Easter, it MUST be set for release on Independence Day!

"I can't wait for the release on Independence Day!"

Maybe we should just ask Steve... "I believe... in Steve."

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:07 PM   #33
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Balls of steel is apparently going to be part of the steam release! Maybe we'll get it over here too? Pretty please?
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:10 PM   #34
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Balls of steel is apparently going to be part of the steam release! Maybe we'll get it over here too? Pretty please?
That's addressed in the FAQ on the 3DR site. Check the "Product Questions" section:

https://3drealms.com/faq/
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:22 PM   #35
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question I know that Duke Nukem 3D EDuke32 and DosDuke is apart of the collection will it replace Megaton?
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:09 PM   #36
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They're separate entries in the SteamDB so they will so there will be two entries for Duke 3D on Steam, just that you won't be able to get this 3D Realms version on its own but only through the 3D Realms Anthology.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:56 AM   #37
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2 Things since we are talking about this

1. On Duke 1 and Duke 2 for some odd reason I'm playing the game agood 5 mins later for me the screen goes black for a sec then my game is side-wards

2. when I change keyboard settings and play the game it doesn't do that side-wards thing to me but when I get the game and come back to it the settings are default is there away to save the settings on those port or am I Screwed?
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:08 AM   #38
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1. On Duke 1 and Duke 2 for some odd reason I'm playing the game agood 5 mins later for me the screen goes black for a sec then my game is side-wards
Windows 8 and up has a keyboard shortcut where Ctrl+Alt+[Arrow Key] changes the orientation of the screen. In the interim, you should research how to disable this.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:28 PM   #39
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I see thanks for the help
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:58 PM   #40
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That's addressed in the FAQ on the 3DR site. Check the "Product Questions" section:

https://3drealms.com/faq/
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