Rise of the Triad

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Rise of the Triad
Release dates
July 31, 2013
Rise of the Triad at WineHQ
Rise of the Triad at SteamDB
 Rise of the Triad at Wikipedia
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

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

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GOG.com DRM-free
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix 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:




Advantage Game features console access with some basic commands. Console is accessible via ~ or TAB key.
Information To access all available commands type first letter and list of all commands that starts with this letter will appear.
Information 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]

Information You can streamline your your frequently used commands by binding them on a specific key.
Disadvantage Some keys cannot be mapped from game menu. Use this guide to rebind commands to your desired keys.

Fix 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.


Information 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]

Fix 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.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

Launcher options menu.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support
Multi-monitor Native support Use Flawless Widescreen.
Field of view (FOV) Native support Slider with 60° - 120° range. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native support Press F11 for switching between fullscreen and windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information Although there is FOV slider, you can tweak FOV via console or configuration file.
Advantage Flawless Widescreen supports this game.
Disadvantage There is hard range limit to the FOV values. You can only set FOV in 20-120° range.

Fix 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.

Fix 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]

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

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support See Mouse filtering
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support No native support
Controller remapping No native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support By enabling Invert Mouse Y-axis.

Mouse filtering[edit]

Information Mouse acceleration seems to be turned off however there is mouse filtering turned on by default causing strange mouse behavior. See fix below.

Fix 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]

Fix 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.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound Native support 7.1 audio is supported.
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Native support 16
Online play Native support 16

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking No native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated Native support
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP Native support


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

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black screen on multi-monitor setups[edit]

Information 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.
Information 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]

Information Game does not allow players to bind special keys (num keys, page up, down etc.) to commands.
Advantage 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 Native support 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