A downloadable gameplay mod

Current Version: 1.0

Save the Babes for Duke Nukem 3D is a mod that gives the player the ability to save the babes found in the game! To save a babe, simply press the [Use] button in front of any babe featured in the game, and she will be rescued out, giving the player a +20 health bonus for each babe saved!

Save the Babes is compatible with the Atomic Edition of DN3D running on EDuke32. Other versions of the game have not been tested but they might still work.

Download the file savebabes10.zip and then read the included duke32_babes.txt file for more information.

Warning: This mod will remove the ability to tip the babes or have them speak back to Duke. This mod will NOT remove the ability to kill any babes, accidentally or otherwise, so be careful!

NEW! — 05/2022 — I've uploaded a new version of the mod that only targets babes that are in alien pods or poles. Download the file savebabes10ppe.zip if you want that version of the mod instead! I haven't actually tested it, so please let me know if it works!

CategoryGame mod
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Authorkid marscat
Made withAseprite
Code licenseUnlicense
Asset licenseCreative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal
Average sessionA few seconds

Install instructions

  1. Copy duke32_babes.zip to your EDuke32 autoload directory.
  2. Make sure that the [Enable "autoload" folder] option is checked in the EDuke32 launcher.
  3. Launch EDuke32.


savebabes10.zip 17 kB
savebabes10ppe.zip 16 kB


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Cool mod! Would it be possible to make it work with the Rednukem sourceport, though? It seems to load "fine" but the behaviour with the babes stays the same.

Sorry bud. I have no experience using Rednukem, and I don't see myself having the time to install it just so I can port a mod with less than 200 downloads. I'm sure there must be some modders out there with more experience with that source port, that might be more willing and able to do such a thing. The code and assets from this mod are already in the public domain so they can reuse them as they wish!

Hey, would a version that only changes the babes in pods be possible? I love this idea but really only want to add interactivity to those sections, not remove it from others as well.

That aside I love that someone made this at all, I always hated the cruel aspect of Duke 3d even if it is a “goofy” game.


I've just uploaded a version that does exactly that — it's the file savebabes10ppe.zip. I haven't tested it though so let me know if it works!

A saint among sinners! Thank you so much, I will happily playtest this with some friends and let you know how it goes.

Thank you for this!
I'm only now playing Duke 3D, and it was bothering me that I couldn't save them.


Glad to help :D