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Rise of the Triad

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Also known as: ROTT (common abbreviation), Rise of the Triad: The HUNT Begins (shareware title), Rise of the Triad: Dark War (full title)
Developer: Apogee Software
Publisher: FormGen Corporation
Category:First-Person Shooter
More details:Official game website, MobyGames, Wikipedia
Related games: Wolfenstein 3D engine, Open source, DOS & Windows

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  • Extra
  • MS-DOS
  • 23,475 kB (22.92 MB)

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Rise of the Triad: Dark War: €5.99


The HUNT Begins is a stand-alone prequel to the retail game, Dark War. There are seven regular single-player levels, one secret level, and two single-player levels accessible only by the use of the level warp cheat.

The LaserSoft expansion adds three more single-player and three multiplayer levels. To add the extra LaserSoft levels, please check the instructions inside

NOTE: This game can be played directly in Windows using a source port (see the links section below).

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Take on the role of Taradino Cassatt, operative of the High-risk United Nations Taskforce (HUNT). Your mission is to investigate suspected cult activity on a small island in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. You are authorized to use whatever force necessary to complete this objective.

Rise of the Triad uses a modified Wolfenstein 3D engine with many added features, such as dynamic lighting, room-over-room architecture and destructible environment. There is a great variety of weapons, items and enemies. The game doesn't take itself all to seriously, focussing on fun, action-packed gameplay.

One notable feature of the game is a large number of different bonuses the player can earn. To get a specific bonus you might need to use (or not use) a certain weapon, pick up all items of some type in a level, or destroy all items of a certain type etc. A special BONUS BONUS is granted when all possible bonuses have been collected in a level.

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Type in each cheat code, letter by letter, to get the desired effect. You can type in either the "code" or the "alternate". Note that for the codes, the slash is a backslash, not a forward slash. The codes are not case sensitive. The "dipstick" code must be given before any others, to enable the other cheats.

Code | Alternate | Description
\ECC | DIPSTICK | Enable/disable cheat codes.
\GTL | GOTO | Level selection.
\GOO | GOOBERS | Restart from first level.
\REL | REEN | Re-enter level.
\L8R | GOGATES | Exit to DOS.
\ECL | GOARCH | Exit current level.
\FUN | [none] | Pause and enter rotation mode (use mouse). Left and right buttons zoom in and out.
\EKG | [none] | Extreme Gib mode.
\LEE | MAESTRO | Game jukebox. Choose a song!
\WWW | CHOJIN | Woundless with weapons. This is the "invulnerability" code. With this code, you also have all the weapons, and you will never run out of ammo.
\GOD | TOOSAD | God mode.
\MER | FLYBOY | Mercury mode.
\SHR | BADTRIP | Shrooms mode.
\ELA | BOING | Elasto mode.
\RFA | SPEED | Enable autorun.
\PAN | PANIC | Reset to normal; full health; no modes, keys, or extra guns.
\OOF | WHACK | Hurt yourself.
\DIE | 86ME | Kill yourself.
\DON | DIMON | Light diminishing on.
\DOF | DIMOFF | Light diminishing off.
\FON | LONDON | Fog on.
\FOF | NODNOL | Fog off.
\SON | SHINEON | Light sourcing on.
\SOF | SHINEOFF | Light sourcing off.
\CON | GOTA386 | Turn off floor and ceiling textures.
\COF | GOTA486 | Turn on floor and ceiling textures.
\BAR | SHOOTME | Bulletproof armor.
\FAR | BURNME | Asbestos armor.
\GAR | LUNGDUNG | Gas mask.
\GAI | SIXTOYS | Get keys, bulletproof armor, health.
\BUM | SLACKER | Get all keys.
\OFP | HUNTPACK | Outfit player (bulletproof armor, keys, heatseeker).
\GW2 | JOHNWOO | Double pistols.
\GW3 | PLUGEM | MP40 machine gun.
\GW4 | VANILLA | Bazooka.
\GW5 | HOTTIMES | Heakseeker.
\GW6 | BOOZE | Drunk missile.
\GW7 | FIREBOMB | Firebomb.
\GW8 | BONES | Flamewall.
\GW9 | SEEYA | Hand of god (permanent god mode).
\CAM | RIDE | Missile camera on/off.
\HUD | WHERE | HUD on/off (x,y,room coordinates).
RECORD | Record a demo (does not work in v1.0).
STOP | Stop a demo (does not work in v1.0).
PLAY | Play a demo (does not work in v1.0).

Description by Derek Greentree

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