Does anyone know why is DNF loading time so long?

Is it going to be fixed? (by patch)

Is there now a way to fix it? (without patches)

Windows 7.

  • 7
    Duke Nukem Forever taking a long time to load seems... par for the course.
    – Grace Note
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 11:55
  • 8
    Duke Nukem: Waiting for Forever. Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 13:03
  • I just endend it and I no notice slow ANYTHING. Maybe you could provide your hardware specs...
    – Ashir
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 22:57

2 Answers 2


Check out this answer.


  • Launch Steam normally, then launch Duke Nukem.
  • Press control-alt-del to go to the task manager.
  • Right click on Steam to go to process.
  • Select Affinity.
  • Select only CPU 0. Click OK.
  • Set Priority to Low.
  • After you're done windows-tab back to the Duke.
  • I've had no problem with load times in Windows. I'm assuming the complaint is probably regarding a console...?
    – Shinrai
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 15:12
  • It was tagged with Windows-7 so i guess not.
    – Sharken
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 16:20
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    It wasn't tagged that way when I posted that comment. I'm glad the OP clarified, though!
    – Shinrai
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 17:14
  • Yes. I did not tagged it properly. I apologize for troubles. I will try it ASAP.
    – user712092
    Commented Jun 19, 2011 at 17:08

If you are using full-screen mode, try setting it to windowed instead. The difference this had on my game was astounding.

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