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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)
Category: First-Person Shooter
Year: 1994
More details: MobyGames
Violence: !This game includes violence
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported (show details)
Rating: ****+

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File File type File size
executable: ROTT.BAT
configured for DOSBox
Shareware (installed)
3,612 kB
(3.53 MB)
includes installer
3,654 kB
(3.57 MB)
Official extra levels
Game expansion
49 kB
(0.05 MB)
Official goodies pack
23,475 kB
(22.92 MB)

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Rise of the Triad: Dark


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).


  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by Apogee Software
  • Image by Apogee Software
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Description (by MrFlibble)

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.

Cheats (by Derek Greentree)

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.
\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.
\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.
\GAI SIXTOYS Get keys, bulletproof armor, health.
\BUM SLACKER Get all keys.
\OFP HUNTPACK Outfit player (bulletproof armor, keys,
\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).

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