Released: 21st May 1997
Review by Kim Robinson on 31st July 2007
A 'house level' from aeons past (well, 1997) which stands out from the rest - this one actually plays pretty well and looks good too. Monsters are a little on the light side so you won't meet much resistance from them, however the keys are well hidden and the puzzles are certainly there. Features some great design and neat effects for its age - remember, if you get stuck there's a handy walkthru appended to the text file.
Gameplay Type: SP
Requires: Duke Nukem 3D v1.3d
Filesize: 112.54 KB
Level includes: new music
Download: My Mansion (550)
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============================================================================ TITLE : My mansion (house) FILENAME : 649.map AUTHOR : Bodhi E-MAIL ADDRESS : kn_vancouver[at]yahoo.com MISC. AUTHOR INFO : Tooth-fixer by day, amateur architect by night. DESCRIPTION: This is a really COOL map based loosely on my house (yeah, right!) after I win the lottery sometime in the near future, hence the name 649 (all Canadians will know). It contains many things that my present house doesn't, like 2 pools (indoor/outdoor, check out the pools- I'm quite sure you haven't seen anything like them before in any other user-made levels), 2 tenis courts, 2 fountains, a threater, a library, ballroom, sauna room with whirlpool, exercise room, etc. You will need to get all three access cards to finish the level, please don't use the cheat codes, it will take all the fun out of it. Just listen and observe for hints carefully and you should be able to finish the level. ADDITIONAL CREDITS TO: 3D Realm, Ken Silverman, Joe Grant Bell for writing his book "Unauthorized Duke Nukem 3D Construction Kit", Matt Tagliaferri for writing his book "The Offical Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook", all other level designers whose levels I have learned from, my mom, my dad, my wife, the Academy, etc. ============================================================================= EPISODE AND LEVEL #: USER MAP SINGLE PLAYER : Yes COOPERATIVE 2 TO 4 : NO DEATHMATCH 2 TO 8 : Yes (if you want, but you have to put in starting positions) DIFFICULTY SETTINGS: NO NEW SOUNDS : NO NEW GRAPHICS : NO NEW MUSIC : Yes,if you like,copy dethtoll.mid into your duke3d directory. I found it somewhere in another map, I hope the original musician doesn't mind. DEMOS REPLACED : NONE BASE : NEW LEVEL FROM SCRATCH EDITOR(S) USED : BUILD.EXE KNOWN BUGS : Ladybug, jitterbug, bedbug, Volkswagen Beetle,(What is this? a biology quiz or something?) Seriously, though, None that I know of, I've build this level on my Pentium 166 with 32 MB RAM, I haven't tested it on any other systems so it may not run or run slowly on slower systems. I'm not responsible for any damage(s) this level may cause to your PC, hard-drive, monitor, sound system, CD-ROM, RAM, modem, Zip-drive, Jaz-drive, tape backup, printer, scanner, heart, pace-maker, marriage etc. ***************************************** ** PLAY THIS LEVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK ! *** ***************************************** COPYRIGHT / PERMISSION : AUTHORS MAY USE THIS LEVEL AS A BASE TO BUILD ADDITIONAL LEVELS AS LONG AS YOU MENTION MY NAME (IF YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS LEVEL). YOU MAY DISTRIBUTE THIS MAP, PROVIDED YOU INCLUDE THIS FILE. WHERE TO GET THIS MAP : YOU FOUND IT.(Oh no! not in the garbage dump!) COMMENTS : I have spent MANY,MANY hours creating this level, there are lots of details, things to see, so please enjoy and hopefully learn from it so that you can make better levels in the future that other people (including me) can enjoy. Comments welcome! ** WARNING ! ** the following is for the intellectually challenged or impatient players only, it contain EXPLICIT solutions to the level, so only continue if you are one of the above. HINTS: If you are having problems finishing the level, here is the complete walk-through: 1. turn around and get out of the tunnel, read the message on the wall 2. break the gate or jump over the hedge from the top of the garbage can to get into the lawn of the mansion 3. get the granade on the ledge on the right side of the mansion 4. use the granade on the crack on the furthest right wall on the mansion 5. check out the sights on the monitors 6. push the "push button", (try the "don't push" button if you want) 7. go inside the mansion, up the stairs, through the balcony (on the left) onto the ramp leading downstair 8. jump on the platform to get the night vision goggle 9. go to the threater upstair on the right side of the mansion 10. turn on the night vision goggle and read the hint on the wall 11. use the hint in the threater, or the message on the wall outside the tunnel to open the door to the exercise room 12. push the button on the wall inside the exercise room next to the door to open the door to the sauna across the hall 13. get into the whirlpool and down to the aquarium to get the red access card 14. open the door to the library to the left of the kitchen 15. go through the library to the family room, jump on the top of the giant screen TV from the top of the plant on either side to get the gold access card OR open the secret compartment behind the picture on the wall and shoot the button to lower the TV to get the card if you have destroyed the plants 16. go back upstair to open the door to the right of the elevator with the gold access card 17. go to the guest room and get the shrinker from the left closet next to the bed 18. go inside the bathroom and shrink yourself with the shrinker against the mirror then get the blue access card, shrink your- self again through the window against the mirror again to get out 19. open the door to the master bedroom with the blue access card 20. jump on the bed to open the door to the walk-in closet 21. switch on the left wall switch inside the closet to expose the end level switch again 22. jump on the platform and hit the switch to end the level THANK YOU VERY MUCH!