Rise of the Triad

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

Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad cover
Interceptor Entertainment
Apogee Software
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows July 31, 2013
Metacritic 67
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS, Shooter
Series Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad on HowLongToBeat
Rise of the Triad on IGDB
Rise of the Triad on MobyGames
Rise of the Triad on Wikipedia
Rise of the Triad
Rise of the Triad: Dark War 1995
Return of the Triad (unofficial) 2011
Rise of the Triad 2013
Rise of the Triad Remastered 2022

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.

General information

Port Report: Rise of the Triad
Official Forum - General Discussion
Official Forum - Gameplay Discussion
Official Forum - Tech Support
Hardcore Gaming 101 - Comprehensive feature on the series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Not available in Germany.

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:




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 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.




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[citation needed]

Regain lost FPS from VRAM constraints. Add this to your game's Launch Options


Hit OK and run the game.

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\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rise Of The Triad\ROTTGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Launcher options menu.
Launcher options menu.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen.
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
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)
The game uses MLAA anti-aliasing which cannot be disabled, despite there being an option for it.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Multiplayer is capped at 90 fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Some people experience parts of Menu screen to be shifted outside the monitor when using Ultra-widescreen resolution.
Changing resolution and fullscreen/windowed[citation needed]
  1. Disable fullscreen.
  2. If it doesn't do it automatically, set resolution to lower than what your monitor's 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.


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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
See Mouse filtering
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Some menus won't work when using a gamepad. For an example, when pausing the game with the gamepad, the user must un-pause with the Esc key.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
By enabling Invert Mouse Y-axis.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

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:

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")


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
7.1 audio is supported.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 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.

Game crashes everytime a quicksave is loaded[edit]

Re-enable texture streaming[citation needed]
  1. If you disabled texture streaming, Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Delete ROTTEngine.ini.
  3. Start up the game (Game automatically makes a new ROTTEngine.ini).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit 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
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/217140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (217140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.