Rise of the Triad

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Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad cover
Developers
Interceptor Entertainment
Publishers
Apogee Software
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows July 31, 2013
Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad: Dark War 1995
Rise of the Triad 2013

This page is for the 2013 remake. For the original game, see Rise of the Triad: Dark War.

Key points

Plenty of graphics options accessible via game launcher.
GOG.com and Steam players can play multiplayer together.[1]
Blackscreens on multi-monitor systems. Sound and game work fine, but graphics fail to appear.
Frame rate issues on wide variety of systems. Driver update is recommended.

General information

Port Report: Rise of the Triad
Official Forum - General Discussion
Official Forum - Gameplay Discussion
Official Forum - Tech Support
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
GOG.com
Green Man Gaming
Steam

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config\ROTTEngine.ini
  2. Look for a section called [FullScreenMovie] and change the following lines:
StartupMovies=Apogee_intro
StartupMovies=interceptor_intro
StartupMovies=UE3Logo
StartupMovies=QconLoading

to

;StartupMovies=Apogee_intro
;StartupMovies=interceptor_intro
;StartupMovies=UE3Logo
;StartupMovies=QconLoading

Console[edit]

Game features console access with some basic commands. Console is accessible via ~ or TAB key.
To access all available commands type first letter and list of all commands that starts with this letter will appear.
Some commands are considered as cheats. To enter cheat mode you need to enter dipstick command to the console first. This will disable score and achievements for current level.

Custom commands and key binding fix[edit]

You can streamline your your frequently used commands by binding them on a specific key.
Some keys cannot be mapped from game menu. Use this guide to rebind commands to your desired keys.
Custom command and key binding fix[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config\ROTTGame.ini
  2. Look for a section called [ROTTGame.ROTTPlayerInput].
  3. This section contains key bindings and here you can add your commands or change binding. See syntax of existing commands for a guide.
  4. Complex commands can be created in file ROTTInput.ini, section [Engine.PlayerInput] and then bound to a key in ROTTGame.ini file.

Examples:

Bindings=(Name="F10",Command="Exit",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
Bindings=(Name="NumPadThree",Command="MoveForward",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
List of key names and more detailed guide can be found at Epic Games website
List of default commands
Command Description
GBA_Use Use
GBA_Jump Jump
GBA_MoveForward Forward
GBA_Backward Backward
GBA_StrafeLeft Left
GBA_StrafeRight Right
GBA_Fire Primary fire
GBA_AltFire Secondary fire
GBA_PrevWeapon Previous weapon
GBA_NextWeapon Next weapon
GBA_SwitchWeaponX Switch to weapon X (X = 1 to 5)
GBA_SwitchToBestWeapon Select best weapon
GBA_Duck Crouch
GBA_Reload Reload
GBA_KnifeHit Melee
GBA_ROTTTalk Talk
GBA_RemoteRidicule Remore ridicule
GBA_ShowScores Show multiplayer scores

Turn Off Texture Streaming[edit]

Edit Configuration File[citation needed]
  1. Open ROTTEngine.ini in the configuration files location
  2. change these lines:
UseBackgroundLevelStreaming=False
MipFadeInSpeed0=0
MipFadeOutSpeed0=0
MipFadeInSpeed1=0
MipFadeOutSpeed1=0
OnlyStreamInTextures=True
PoolSize=0
LoadMapTimeLimit=999
LightmapStreamingFactor=0 
ShadowmapStreamingFactor=0
bAllowSwitchingStreamingSystem=False 
UseDynamicStreaming=False
  1. Save as Read-Only

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\SaveData

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider with 60° - 120° range. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Press F11 for switching between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
The game uses MLAA anti-aliasing which cannot be disabled, despite there being an option for it.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Some people experience parts of Menu screen to be shifted outside the monitor when using Ultra-widescreen resolution.
Changing resolution and fullscreen/windowed
  1. Disable fullscreen.
  2. f it doesn't do it automatically, set resolution to lower than what your monitors native resolution is.
  3. Set up the game/join server.
  4. Once in game, set resolution to one which height equals to your height native resolution.
  5. Enable fullscreen.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Although there is FOV slider, you can tweak FOV via console or configuration file.
Flawless Widescreen supports this game.
There is hard range limit to the FOV values. You can only set FOV in 20-120° range.
FOV tweak via console[citation needed]
  1. Enable console from in game option menu.
  2. Open the console with ~ or Tab .
  3. Enter command fov xx where xx is your desired fied of view value.
FOV tweak via config file[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config\ROTTGame.ini
  2. Look for a section called [ROTTGame.ROTTPlayerControllerBase].
  3. Locate line OnFootDefaultFOV=xx where xx is your desired fied of view value.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Mouse filtering[edit]

Mouse acceleration seems to be turned off however there is mouse filtering turned on by default causing strange mouse behavior. See fix below.
Mouse filtering fix[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config\ROTTInput.ini
  2. Look for a section called [Engine.PlayerInput].
  3. Locate line bEnableMouseSmoothing=true and change true to false.

Mouse aiming tweak[edit]

Mouse aiming tweak[2]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\Config\ROTTInput.ini
  2. Look for a section called [Engine.PlayerInput].
  3. Locate corresponding lines and replace them with these:
LookRightScale=0.000000
LookUpScale=0.000000
bEnableMouseSmoothing=False

Bindings=(Name="MouseX",Command="Count bXAxis | Axis aMouseX Speed=2.0")
Bindings=(Name="MouseY",Command="Count bYAxis | Axis aMouseY Speed=2.0")

Bindings=(Name="LookUp",Command="Axis aLookUp Speed=+25.0 AbsoluteAxis=0")
Bindings=(Name="LookDown",Command="Axis aLookUp Speed=-25.0 AbsoluteAxis=0")

Bindings=(Name="GBA_TurnLeft",Command="Axis aBaseX Speed=-40.0 AbsoluteAxis=0")
Bindings=(Name="GBA_TurnRight",Command="Axis aBaseX Speed=+40.0 AbsoluteAxis=0")

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.1 audio is supported.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 7777
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black screen on multi-monitor setups[edit]

There seems to be an issue with multi-monitor setups where game fails to initialize video output. Disable all but one screen as a temporary fix.
Can be 'fixed' by using Alt+ Enter to enter windowed mode, then using Alt+ Enter again to return once all intro videos played (Switch back after Unreal Engine video)

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to bind some keys[edit]

Game does not allow players to bind special keys (num keys, page up, down etc.) to commands.
See Custom commands and key binding fix section for a fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable
Added in patch 1.5.1.[1]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer RakNet, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual core 2.4 GHz Quad core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT
DirectX 9.0c compatible
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ROTT 1.5.1 Crossplay Patch Released :: Rise of the Triad ROTT '13
  2. Mouse Acceleration Fix - Steam Community Discussions