Rise of The Triad - My experience.
ROTT is DOS-based First Person Shooting game , created and released by APOGEE. (at now, It's change to 3DREALMS.)
ROTT 's engine is like Wolf-3D.(Some site called Wolf3D 2) It's need 386/486 CPU, 4MB~8MB memory, and a sound card has been supported of computer to run. (386 may not run smooth.)
ROTT has 2 version, Shareware and Register version. Both is Ver. 1.3 for the last released version.
Shareware Version (ROTT : The HUNT Begins) is only 10 level for single-player. but it's free and can download on public site. I played it with my old 486DX2-66, and play a lot of time.
Register Version (ROTT : Dark War) had 30+ levels for single-player. (I can't talk everything about multiplayer games [ called COMM-BAT on ROTT ] because I 'm not play it still now....) and 5 bosses, new of trap and level design and enemies. It's a nice game than the shareware version and other FPS games. Because I can't buy it on Taiwan's game store. (In Taiwan , it's very very very hard to buy it...) and I'm younger and can't buy it from 3DREALMS. (I'm not allowed to get credit card.) So, I just find a secret site to get it (called "full demo"), and I'm sorry about it.
Warning : ROTT need MS-DOS 5.0 and higher , or Windows 95 / 98 can be run normaly.
Some machine runs with Windows NT/2000/XP maybe had some problems. (Like my Windows 2000 pro. SP4, when running DOS-based games, sometime runs so fast , sometime runs slowly , and no any sounds on game. even I used DosBOX, those problems still exist.)
ROTT win32 port still no released of good. But one day it's could released and a lot of ROTT players can play fun with it.
(Note : It's a Win32 port for ROTT called "WinROTT" , you can find on last pages on 3DRealms , ROTT Source Code Forum - ROTT Windows Ports? or WinROTT download page. But it is may had very much of bugs because it's making! If you use it and find any bugs, please go that topic on 3DRealm Forum and report it!)
In game , you are a part of HUNT (High-risk United Nations Taskforce), and must stop a evil leader who killing millions of people. I posted the story on here.
You are part of an elite group of operatives called HUNT (High-risk United Nations Taskforce), and you must stop a maniac cult leader from killing millions of people. While scouting a remote island, you are suddenly surrounded by enemy troops with guns blaring. In the distance you see your boat--your only chance to escape--explode into matchsticks. In front of you is a huge fortress monastery, and your only chance to stop the madness. You are e quipped with awesome, high-tech weaponry like heat-seeking missiles, split missiles, and the Flamewall cannon, which leaves a trail of charred skeletons in its wake. You'll also find magical instruments and weapons so incredible they defy description.
In HUNT team, you can choose one character from 5 to play. Each character had some unique attributes on game. (It's not RPG!), In playing , you can feel some differ on each character. Some character can runs fast but attack damage is low, some can powerful attack damage but runs slowly.
In game, it's had 4 difficult level. Easy , Normal , Hard , Crezzy Hard.
In Easy skill, enemies' HP is low. Push walls can easy to find. (push-able wall is darker than normal wall) and can get more information when pushed walls , touched touch plate , open a switch. But only Easy mode.
Difficult level more high , enemies' HP will more high, but score on kill enemy will get more.
Game's control, used Keyboard and mouse , and supported some gamepads. It's not like Quake-like FPS games --- can use mouse aiming. But auto aiming can let you shoot some enemies on higher or lower than you. And no jump, but had "jump pad" to jump on level. (Be care! don't jump into sky!! because you will die when jump into sky....)
GAD is a important item when you need get higher items but no jump pad. It's had 3 style. Normal , Moving and Elevator.
In each Episode , had a secret level of exit. You can find it to get in secret level. I don't sure 4 Episodes both had secret level....
In game , you can find some Easter Eggs. Like DIP balls, the big head etc. You can know on a site.
============I' m progress Cheats and Tips Area , not finished!============
Introduce Main of Game.
Weapons and Items Introduce.
Cheats and Tips.