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Old 04-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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ROTT review
Just found a ROTT review on Youtube while browsing for something to watch and it's a pretty nice review. This guy really loves the game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KywGJKpPSEQ
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:52 PM   #2
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Very cool review, definitely shows how much he loved the game. I loved it as well
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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That was an enjoyable review to watch, and you can tell he really is fond of it. I remember having a lot of fun with it when I was young, and it still looks like a blast to play.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:44 AM   #4
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Ahh... ROTT, This used to be my favorite game. Awesome review. It's making me want to play ROTT over again.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:11 AM   #5
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I like his enthusiasm and that Scottish accent is always a hoot to listen to.

The game itself I've never gotten into though; world design, music, sound effects, gameplay, pretty much everything about it puts me off.
Never really cared for Blood either.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #6
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I noticed he was running dosbox, I wonder if he knows about winrott &
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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Saw this when I was thinking about buying ROTT. Good review, I might buy the game sometime in the future. Have other stuff taking priority though.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:10 PM   #8
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Great review, totally agree with the guy on every point. Well except for blood being the best game of all time.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 12:53 AM   #9
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nice review. Maybe I should play the game oneday. I never played it.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:14 AM   #10
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You should play it then, it's a blast

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Well except for blood being the best game of all time.
Every time someone says stuff like that, I immediately think of Damien_Azreal
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:26 AM   #11
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #12
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ROTT has an odd charm to it. Maybe it's the fact that it never takes itself seriously and just tries to pile on the gibs and over the top weapons. One thing I've always hated about ROTT is when I need one friggen keycard and I keep missing it. I'll spend an hour looking for it swearing up and down that I've looked everywhere. O_o

Then I'll turn around and notice I've missed a spot.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:38 AM   #13
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I've been there.

NME was fun to beat also...
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:03 PM   #14
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ROTT has an odd charm to it. Maybe it's the fact that it never takes itself seriously and just tries to pile on the gibs and over the top weapons. One thing I've always hated about ROTT is when I need one friggen keycard and I keep missing it. I'll spend an hour looking for it swearing up and down that I've looked everywhere. O_o

Then I'll turn around and notice I've missed a spot.
Oh I so agree with this. Totally, even about the keys.
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:32 PM   #15
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Every time someone says stuff like that, I immediately think of Damien_Azreal
Why think you.

That was a great review. Was very enjoyable to watch and you could tell he really loved the game. His enthusiasm for the game really comes across in the review makes it fun to watch.

Hell, made me want to reinstall RotT and play again as well.

Where else can we shoot at Joe and it's actually a good thing.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #16
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OMG nostalgia. I used to play the shareware episode obsessively but I never got a full copy of the game.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:14 PM   #17
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Hahaha the official RoTT page at 3DR is awesome - So many features that are quite banal to mention now were so important back then:

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:16 PM   #18
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OMG nostalgia. I used to play the shareware episode obsessively but I never got a full copy of the game.
http://www.buy3drealms.com/risoftriaddo.html
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #19
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #20
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i would have bought it last week if it was on cd
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #21
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Well... if you hunt down a copy on eBay or something that's your only way. Retail wise 3DR sells it floppy disk, your best bet is to do the download buy.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:50 AM   #22
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Good review! I've never really got into the game myself, but it does look like it has merit. Might have to try it again sometime...
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:36 AM   #23
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"We've found it on youtube(...)"!! Does that mean that you're not working on Duke Nukem Forever? lol
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:03 AM   #24
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i would have bought it last week if it was on cd
Buy it, and burn it to CD. Done.

Look, we don't sell a lot of games on CD anymore. Saying you're not going to buy it because it's not delivered on a CD is kind of silly. And somewhat insulting to us. It's like saying we're worthy of a purchase merely because of some printed label on the CD, and not because of the game which is the whole point here.

It's the SAME EXACT GAME. If anything, the version on our store is better than what's on a CD, since I've merged in files from the Site License version and from the Extreme ROTT addon pack. Neither of which were ever available on the ROTT CD before

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Well... if you hunt down a copy on eBay or something that's your only way. Retail wise 3DR sells it floppy disk, your best bet is to do the download buy.
No. Only way we sell ROTT is registered download. Better check before making statements.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #25
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Buy it, and burn it to CD. Done.

Look, we don't sell a lot of games on CD anymore. Saying you're not going to buy it because it's not delivered on a CD is kind of silly. And somewhat insulting to us. It's like saying we're worthy of a purchase merely because of some printed label on the CD, and not because of the game which is the whole point here.

It's the SAME EXACT GAME. If anything, the version on our store is better than what's on a CD, since I've merged in files from the Site License version and from the Extreme ROTT addon pack. Neither of which were ever available on the ROTT CD before
no need to get upset.
i just prefer hard copies as my computer tends to cut out during downloads all the time. i think i read somewhere on your site that you can only download it once, so i wouldnt want to screw up.
not because its a bad game, its a problem with my isp.

also, its a bit of a problem for me taht paypal isnt accepted
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #26
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I should get this game myself oneday as the shareware version doesn't seem to allow to play with one of the women as main character.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #27
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no need to get upset.
i just prefer hard copies as my computer tends to cut out during downloads all the time. i think i read somewhere on your site that you can only download it once, so i wouldnt want to screw up.
Download it, and burn the downloaded file to a CD. Done. you have a hard copy.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:21 PM   #28
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No. Only way we sell ROTT is registered download. Better check before making statements.
Looked at the wrong game. Sorry. I did check... just didn't pay attention when I did.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:43 PM   #29
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Saying you're not going to buy it because it's not delivered on a CD is kind of silly. And somewhat insulting to us.
Expecting people to still have floppy drives in 2008 isn't any less silly. I still have one personally but I'm sure I'm an exception. Floppy drives only come in handy every once in a blue moon these days..
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Download it, and burn the downloaded file to a CD. Done. you have a hard copy.
i will eventually.
(if you saw my post edit) i dont have a credit card, so paypal is the only way right now. since you guys dont offer that, i will be waiting till i can find a place that sells prepaid cards.

im probably gunna install the shareware version on my drive at school to play in the library. i will be banned from the library for a few days but its well worth it
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #31
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Expecting people to still have floppy drives in 2008 isn't any less silly. I still have one personally but I'm sure I'm an exception. Floppy drives only come in handy every once in a blue moon these days..
Fair point, but we offer the games we sell on floppy disk as a registered download as well, so it's not really that big a deal.

You'd be surprised how many floppy disk sales we still get. Not like the quantity will dethrone any current software, but it's more than just a couple.

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im probably gunna install the shareware version on my drive at school to play in the library. i will be banned from the library for a few days but its well worth it
I don't see how that's worth it at all.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:53 PM   #32
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You'd be surprised how many floppy disk sales we still get. Not like the quantity will dethrone any current software, but it's more than just a couple.
I'd think most people interested in old games like those still have floppy drives.. there are lots of old games only available on floppies.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:55 PM   #33
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I don't see how that's worth it at all.
Oh its worth it. 2 weeks of school computer usage revoked for starting a DN3D Lan game in school. Best classes ever. they only found because i had a high usage of hard drive space.

I think the sharware of ROTT comes on the DN3D Atomic disk does it not.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:36 PM   #34
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Hehe, I used a gig of HDD space.
However my teacher didn't mind as long as I got my work done. Meanwhile the other people wondered how I got past the HDD protection.

Man, it was fun playing ROTT VS a few people. Unfortunately, not many people have tried it. The review skipped multiplayer entirely.
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Oh its worth it. 2 weeks of school computer usage revoked for starting a DN3D Lan game in school. Best classes ever. they only found because i had a high usage of hard drive space.

I think the sharware of ROTT comes on the DN3D Atomic disk does it not.
oh man, that brings back memories.
me and some friends were doing lan duke 3d sw 2 years ago. we had just built a computer in class, and got away with it using the excuse "we are testing the computer's new network card" my teacher just said "ok" and walked away lmao. and at my school, they dont care whats on your drive, you only get 75 mb of it. although if you have ultrasurf to get by the school's webfilter, they just delete it.


EDIT: oh! so it does! no need to waste 3dr's bandwith then
Uploading ROTT to my school drive now
im totally abusing the school's system for retreving school work :P
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #36
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Nice video. Makes me want to crack it out.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:41 PM   #37
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I got a real easy way to get this to work with dos Box.
First download dos box 63:

Then install it also download D-fend front end.
Then put d-fend on your desktop or Documents folder ( in Windows XP not got Vista )

run D-fend to get the games, put all your installed games in a game folder and use the profile add with wizard to set up your games.

Then go into the dos box 63 config file to set output to ddraw to get better graphics.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #38
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You know what, i'm buying this.

Tried the shareware version and i love it
*heads over to online store*
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:39 PM   #39
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So I'm playing ROTT and wondering if there is a website that tells you all the secrets.
Like how to open this locked door to the right of the start on the first level.
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Heh nice review and funny accent. I played Rise of the Triad a long long time ago. It was fun, but the maps were disorienting mazes.
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