February 2005 Archives

February 15, 2005

Rise of the Triad Goodies Pack Released

Ten years ago this week, we were right in the middle of shipping the registered version of Rise of the Triad. In fact, this Thursday marks the actual 10 year anniversary of the completion of the first registered version of the game (v1.2). To commemorate this anniversary, we're releasing the "Rise of the Triad Goodies Pack".

This download contains all the files that are in the \goodies directory on the registered Rise of the Triad CD-ROM. It contains maps, utilities, levels, all kinds of coolness for Rise of the Triad fans. Some of the files contained in here are not usable with the shareware version of the game, and require the registered version.

The registered version of the game is currently available in our online store, and if you put together the download from our online store coupled with this goodies file, you have about 95% of the content of the entire Rise of the Triad CD, and 100% of the ROTT Content on said CD. The remainder of the content was other Apogee/3DR Shareware games and information.

With the release of the ROTT Goodies Pack, this now means we have released everything we have ROTT materials wise online, except for the registered game itself. Some of the things in the goodies pack require the registered version of Rise of the Triad, which we still sell in our online store as a downloadable file (it is not currently available on CD).

We hope you enjoy this release of ROTT Goodies! If you're interested in Rise of the Triad, you can get more information on the game here.

Download Links for Goodies Pack:

* Fileshack
* Fileplanet

Finally, there's something else we should mention. Awhile back we released the source code to Rise of the Triad, and someone has put together a Windows version of the game called "WinROTT". It's a work in progress port of the game to Windows, and you can check it out with the link above. Please note that Apogee/3D Realms has nothing to do with this file, and can't help with it, but thought some folks might want to check it out.

Posted by Joe Siegler at 2:15 PM

February 2, 2005

Duke Nukem Mobile

One of the hottest sections of gaming now is mobile gaming. Whatever the platform, handheld and mobile gaming is extremely popular lately, and we thought we'd take this moment to tell you about Duke Nukem's entry into this platform. We're talking about Duke Nukem Mobile.

Duke Nukem Mobile is available for a couple of platforms - one being the Zodiac Tapwave (a Palm based handheld), and the other is for cellular phones.

You can now play Duke Nukem anywhere you want - the king of action heroes, Duke Nukem is bringing his kick-butt style of alien extermination to the world of mobile gaming. One man versus 1000 aliens -- it's hardly fair! But don't expect Duke to show pity as he blasts each one into quivering goo.

You can check out some screenshots and other game information for this title on our Duke Nukem: Mobile page here on the 3D Realms site. As an added bonus, you can play a demo of the cellular phone version of Duke Nukem Mobile at our page, so make sure and check it out.

Before you do that, check out a few quotes about the game from several online reviews:

"Nukem looks and sounds absolutely fantastic. The level graphics are bright and beautiful, the slavering hordes of invaders are appropriately monstrous, and Duke looks as hard-bitten and grizzled as ever." - Gamespot

"The Duke debut on your handset is an impressive one." - IGN

"Duke Nukem is great download thanks to its action pedigree, gorgeous engine and replay value" - Wireless Gaming Review

Posted by Joe Siegler at 1:00 PM