The GateEdit

The Gate is a total conversion for Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition. It was created by the BDP Community and released on April 30th, 1997 after six months of development. The Gate contains new levels, new graphics, new enemies, new weapons, new sound effects, and new music. An unofficial sequel, The Return, was created by Dark Flame Conversions and released on February 7th, 1998 after nine months of development. A version of The Gate was later released for the Macintosh on June 16th, 1999 by J. Driver.

To play the mod with a source port, such as EDuke32, double click "thegate" application (it is a .bat file), then left click and drag thegate.con into the source port's main .exe.


Episode 1: They LiveEdit

  • Los Angeles
  • Undercity Research Facility
  • Aztech
  • Yukon Duke
  • Antarctica
  • Subarctica

Episode 2: Tourist TrapEdit

  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Himalayan Hell
  • Lower Planes
  • Final Entry
  • Welcome Mat

Episode 3: Red Planet BluesEdit

  • Hospitality
  • Martian Red Light District
  • Ancients: Halls of Man
  • DNA Strand
  • Star Chamber
  • Tanheuser Gate

Episode 4: Takin Em DownEdit

  • Wilderness Receiver Facility
  • Into The City
  • Secured Pleasures
  • The Hive
  • Drone Chambers
  • Overlords
  • The Flagship


Coorinator: Paul William Jury (a.k.a. Talon)

Assistant Coordinator: Brad Wernicke

Webmaster: Brad Wernicke

CON/Utility Programmer: Joris B. Weimar (a.k.a. B-Man)

Co-head CON Dept: Shane Paluski

Music Composers: Simon Castles, Jenna M. Ramsey

Music Consultant: Denise Krolczyk

Head SFX Engineer: Denise Krolczyk

Head of the Art Department: Jeff Heath

Level Designers: Shane Paluski (Los Angeles), Jeff Heath (Undercity Research Facility), Nick Parde (Aztech, Secured Pleasures), Tyler "Ty" Matthews (Yukon Duke, Bermuda Triangle, Final Entry), Talon (Antarctica, Subarctica, Bermuda Triangle, Welcome Mat), Jonathan "Lizard King" Cacy (Himalayan Hell, Martian Red Light District), Ryan Isenberg (Lower Planes, The Hive), Demian "Wolfgang" Holmberg (Hospitality), Preston "Sluggboy" Pakcard (Hospitality), Matt "MattCake" Harris (Ancients: Halls of Man, Overlords), Cho-Yan Wong (DNA Strand, Star Chamber), Aaron Barber (Tanheuser Gate, Wilderness Receiver Facility), Christa "CD Warrior" Forest (Into The City, Drone Chambers), Jim Semkiw, Neil Munday, Brady Cox

Credits information source: thegate.doc file included with The Gate, some nicknames found on posters in a secret area in the first level of episode one.