Rise of the Triad is a high quality, fast scrolling first-person perspective 3D action game. It includes a lot of destructive enemies, an arsenal of weapons from simple pistols to missile launchers, life-preserving armor, traps and ambushes galore.
Rise of the Triad for Linux is an improved engine for the 1995 shooter, from source code released by 3D Realms. The game engine is free, but you need datafiles from the shareware or full commercial version of Rise of the Triad to play.
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 equipped 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 will also find magical instruments and weapons so incredible they defy description.
RotTfL now supports most CPU architectures and can be played at higher resolutions. Network play is planned for version 2.0.
· RotT datafiles
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· bugfix release