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This is title... which was announced at Quakecon this week is one that I'm having a hard time not being excited about even though it's tempered by the fact that some of the people behind it started other remake projects and never followed through. But this time it's supposed to be different because they've been fully funded and have a lot of people on board helping them out and are sanctioned and published by Apogee.. the original publishers of the game. If any of you know me you'd know over the top shooters like this are right up my alley and I played the original version (the shareware edition came out the same day as Marathon coincidently) to death. Especially the lasersoft deluxe shareware edition.

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The defacto best port of Rise Of The Triad called WinROTTGL has been updated since the last time I checked. Some of the biggest changes in my opinion are:


  • MP3 Support: It can now play MP3 files instead of the midi files it came with.. I got some MP3s that would be good for this!
  • High Res Texture Support: A ROTT High Res Pack can now be made!
  • Improved options windows for picking your options
  • The mouse look seems to have been improved. It used to lock your mouse when you where shooting a bad guy so you couldn't look around very well once you had locked onto them.... this is because it didn't use to have mouse look you could only turn with the mouse so the old DOS version had auto tilting for shooting bad guys above or below you. Well in this version it seems like they fixed the problem leftover from that. It still seems to have a look spring function (returns your mouse to center) after you kill a bad guy though.
  • Probably other things I have missed but those are the things that stuck out to me.


If you are an old school game fan like me but don't mind improvements on your old games such as texture filtering and such and you are a fan of ROTT then this is for you! If you are totally against filtering old textures and don't want to use new ones though you can still pick nearest neighbor filtering which gives you the same look as it originally was (pixelated).

In case you missed it here is the youtube video I took using FRAPS of me playing an older verison of WinROTTGL:



One last thing. Yes this is only for windows as of yet. It's open sourced so it's possible to port it to the Mac if anyone is interested. I would if I knew how.

@Shorty: This is the game I told you about where you can warm up the oatmeal with a rocket launcher blast so you can get more health!
smoketetsuo: (Default)
The defacto best port of Rise Of The Triad called WinROTTGL has been updated since the last time I checked. Some of the biggest changes in my opinion are:


  • MP3 Support: It can now play MP3 files instead of the midi files it came with.. I got some MP3s that would be good for this!
  • High Res Texture Support: A ROTT High Res Pack can now be made!
  • Improved options windows for picking your options
  • The mouse look seems to have been improved. It used to lock your mouse when you where shooting a bad guy so you couldn't look around very well once you had locked onto them.... this is because it didn't use to have mouse look you could only turn with the mouse so the old DOS version had auto tilting for shooting bad guys above or below you. Well in this version it seems like they fixed the problem leftover from that. It still seems to have a look spring function (returns your mouse to center) after you kill a bad guy though.
  • Probably other things I have missed but those are the things that stuck out to me.


If you are an old school game fan like me but don't mind improvements on your old games such as texture filtering and such and you are a fan of ROTT then this is for you! If you are totally against filtering old textures and don't want to use new ones though you can still pick nearest neighbor filtering which gives you the same look as it originally was (pixelated).

In case you missed it here is the youtube video I took using FRAPS of me playing an older verison of WinROTTGL:



One last thing. Yes this is only for windows as of yet. It's open sourced so it's possible to port it to the Mac if anyone is interested. I would if I knew how.

@Shorty: This is the game I told you about where you can warm up the oatmeal with a rocket launcher blast so you can get more health!
smoketetsuo: (Default)
The defacto best port of Rise Of The Triad called WinROTTGL has been updated since the last time I checked. Some of the biggest changes in my opinion are:


  • MP3 Support: It can now play MP3 files instead of the midi files it came with.. I got some MP3s that would be good for this!
  • High Res Texture Support: A ROTT High Res Pack can now be made!
  • Improved options windows for picking your options
  • The mouse look seems to have been improved. It used to lock your mouse when you where shooting a bad guy so you couldn't look around very well once you had locked onto them.... this is because it didn't use to have mouse look you could only turn with the mouse so the old DOS version had auto tilting for shooting bad guys above or below you. Well in this version it seems like they fixed the problem leftover from that. It still seems to have a look spring function (returns your mouse to center) after you kill a bad guy though.
  • Probably other things I have missed but those are the things that stuck out to me.


If you are an old school game fan like me but don't mind improvements on your old games such as texture filtering and such and you are a fan of ROTT then this is for you! If you are totally against filtering old textures and don't want to use new ones though you can still pick nearest neighbor filtering which gives you the same look as it originally was (pixelated).

In case you missed it here is the youtube video I took using FRAPS of me playing an older verison of WinROTTGL:



One last thing. Yes this is only for windows as of yet. It's open sourced so it's possible to port it to the Mac if anyone is interested. I would if I knew how.

@Shorty: This is the game I told you about where you can warm up the oatmeal with a rocket launcher blast so you can get more health!
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So I wanted to try it out with an old favorite of mine playing on a difficulty level called "I am a freight train o' death".. only thing is it only lets me record a little bit so I tried to make it as good as I could. But anyway here's a taste of the game Rise Of The Triad and how I play it. I want to make different ones later showing different areas and maybe different games. *edit* I replaced the first video with one that shows the whole first level being played by me. The only problem now is that getting toward the end I start shooting more bad guys that are far away and it is hard to see what I'm shooting. It's also hard to see the part toward the end where a lightning guard tried to shoot me with a rocket but I dodged it.

But there's just something satisfying about blowing up baddies with the rocket launcher especially with EKG mode on that adds extra blood to the explosion. The part where I become taller and have that weird moan and shoot fireballs from my hand is when I picked up the hand of god powerup.



It's just too bad the divx compression and online flash video makes it look fuzzier than it should be. I usually play that game at a razor sharp 1024x768.

Here's another quicky, this time from a level in "Extreme ROTT" an add on level pack for ROTT that has harder levels than the original. The weapon I'm using is called the "Drunk Missile" rocket launcher:



A little background on this game. This is an underrated overlooked FPS from the days when Doom was popular. In this game the bullet weapons like the pistols and the MP4 machine gun had infinite ammo (without a cheat code) but the rocket weapons have only 5 shots each and you can only carry one rocket launcher at the same time so if you go pick up another one you drop the one you where carrying. So at any given time your arsenal is a pistol or two, a machine gun and a rocket launcher... not the 8+ weapons you usually carry around with you in the typical game. This game was ahead of its time with things that other games later implemented like the jump pads. It even had a level or two that focused on the puzzle aspect (almost no bad guys but lots of environmental hazards and trying to figure out how to get around them) which later I enjoyed in Prey as well.

I setup the right mouse button on my mouse to toggle between bullet weapon and rocket launcher which becomes like primary and secondary weapon. I can beat the game with just the MP40 and I have.. at least the shareware episode but it's just fun to also mix in the other weapons especially the various rocket launcher weapons that are in the game.
smoketetsuo: (Army Cat)
So I wanted to try it out with an old favorite of mine playing on a difficulty level called "I am a freight train o' death".. only thing is it only lets me record a little bit so I tried to make it as good as I could. But anyway here's a taste of the game Rise Of The Triad and how I play it. I want to make different ones later showing different areas and maybe different games. *edit* I replaced the first video with one that shows the whole first level being played by me. The only problem now is that getting toward the end I start shooting more bad guys that are far away and it is hard to see what I'm shooting. It's also hard to see the part toward the end where a lightning guard tried to shoot me with a rocket but I dodged it.

But there's just something satisfying about blowing up baddies with the rocket launcher especially with EKG mode on that adds extra blood to the explosion. The part where I become taller and have that weird moan and shoot fireballs from my hand is when I picked up the hand of god powerup.



It's just too bad the divx compression and online flash video makes it look fuzzier than it should be. I usually play that game at a razor sharp 1024x768.

Here's another quicky, this time from a level in "Extreme ROTT" an add on level pack for ROTT that has harder levels than the original. The weapon I'm using is called the "Drunk Missile" rocket launcher:



A little background on this game. This is an underrated overlooked FPS from the days when Doom was popular. In this game the bullet weapons like the pistols and the MP4 machine gun had infinite ammo (without a cheat code) but the rocket weapons have only 5 shots each and you can only carry one rocket launcher at the same time so if you go pick up another one you drop the one you where carrying. So at any given time your arsenal is a pistol or two, a machine gun and a rocket launcher... not the 8+ weapons you usually carry around with you in the typical game. This game was ahead of its time with things that other games later implemented like the jump pads. It even had a level or two that focused on the puzzle aspect (almost no bad guys but lots of environmental hazards and trying to figure out how to get around them) which later I enjoyed in Prey as well.

I setup the right mouse button on my mouse to toggle between bullet weapon and rocket launcher which becomes like primary and secondary weapon. I can beat the game with just the MP40 and I have.. at least the shareware episode but it's just fun to also mix in the other weapons especially the various rocket launcher weapons that are in the game.

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