Rise of the Triad under Virtual PC

Rise of the Triad was one of many 3D shooting games to come out soon after DOOM.  It has a number of nice features – including massive maps and a good range of weaponry.  Having said that – this game never really grabbed my attention too much – don’t know why.  Rise of the Triad has the usual flimsy storyline background (you are the good guy, they are bad – so please kill them all) and uses photo-images of people for the bad guys (which reminds me of Mortal Kombat in many ways).  One interesting thing to know is that all the characters in the game are actually photo shots of Apogee employees – however this also means that there are a total of 11 people in the game (whom you kill over, and over, and over…)

The only problem with running Rise of the Triad under Virtual PC is that there appears to be a problem using our sound card for sound effects.  If you configure the Adlib or PC Speaker for sound effects instead it will work fine:

Rise of the Triad under Virtual PC

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To tell the truth my one lasting memory of Rise of the Triad is from one day when I was death matching against a bunch of my friends in this game.  Most of the other guys were listening to the usual assortment of Metalica / Nine Inch Nails / etc…  Me – I was listening to ‘The Greatest Hits of James Taylor’ – and for some reason it really bugged them that I was listening to ‘Gone to Carolina in my Mind’ while shooting at them…

Anyway – if you want to try this out for yourself – you can grab a copy from here: http://www.3drealms.com/rott/index.html

Cheers,
Ben