Grabbag

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Grabbag
Composer Lee Jackson
Released 1995-??-??
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Grabbag is commonly thought of as the main theme to Duke Nukem 3D. The song was composed by Lee Jackson on a Roland SC-88 synthesizer.

Games

Duke Nukem 3D (DOS)

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Duke Nukem 3D (DOS)
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Released 1996-01-29
Length 1:02, 0:26
Format MIDI, VOC
Loops Yes

The DOS version is the original version to feature the song arranged by the same composer, Lee Jackson. It can be output to various music cards enabling MIDI-synth, such as Roland Sound Canvas, Gravis UltraSound and Creative Labs Sound Blaster, etc. The format is MIDI with Apogee's Expanded Specifications called EMIDI and plays when you watch the initial logos and demo playbacks.

The PCM arrangement is a digitized revision which plays in the epilogue after the last stage (E3M8: Stadium) is completed and is a VOC file contained in the DUKE3D.GRP. Because it is a digital recording it will sound indifferent on any device selected for the sounds.

The official expansion packs, Atomic Edition (see below) and Plutonium PAK retains the MIDI version and VOC sound as they are in the original.

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Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (DOS)
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Released 1996-01-29
Length 0:12
Format VOC
Loops Yes

Aside from the MIDI song and VOC sound the Atomic Edition adds a new ambient sound played while you are inside the market of E4L3: Shop-N-Bag. Like all the ambience sounds in the game it will be played back on top of the MIDI without breaking or interfering it.

It will always sound indifferent on all sound cards.

Duke Nukem 3D (GCOM)

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Duke Nukem 3D (GCOM)
Released 1997-01-01
Format UNK


Duke Nukem 64 (N64)

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Duke Nukem 64 (N64)
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Arranger Neil Baldwin, Steve Duckworth
Released 1997-01-01
Length 0:38 + 0:30 for every loop but the first one
Format MIDI, USF

The song plays at the title screen. It is the only song used in the game.

The file is MIDI with alternative sound bank, converted as DLS (ripped and included in the game archive).

Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PS1)

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Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PS1)
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Arranger Mark Knight
Released 1997-12-08
Format PSF


Duke Nukem 3D (GEN)

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Duke Nukem 3D (GEN)
Released 1998-10-12
Format UNK


Duke Nukem Forever (W32)

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Duke Nukem Forever (W32)
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Released 2011-06-10
Format MP3
Loops Yes

Classic variation, plays on some arcade machines in-game.

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Duke Nukem Forever (W32)
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Released 2011-06-10
Format MP3
Loops No

Elev variation.

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Duke Nukem Forever (W32)
Released 2011-06-10
Format MP3

Lenoman variation.

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Duke Nukem Forever (W32)
Released 2011-06-10
Format MP3

Lenoman TV variation.

Albums

Released Album Version Title Track
1996-10-31 Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition CD Single Grabbag 1

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