Rise of the Triad

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Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad cover
Interceptor Entertainment
Apogee Software
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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos
  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:




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
  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.


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_RemoteRidicule Remore ridicule
GBA_ShowScores Show multiplayer scores

Turn Off Texture Streaming[edit]

Edit Configuration File
  1. Open ROTTEngine.ini in the configuration files location
  2. change these lines:
  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 Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Field of view (FOV)
Slider with 60° - 120° range. See Field of view (FOV).
Press F11 for switching between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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
  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
  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.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

The game uses MLAA anti aliasing which cannot be disabled, despite there being an option for it.

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
  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:

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.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


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]


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


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer RakNet, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

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


  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