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Raptor: Call of the Shadows  1994

One of the best shooters of all time. Excellent graphics, sound, and weapons make this an incredibly fun game to play. Countless hours have been lost forever playing this addictive jet fighter game. Developed by Cygnus Software, the DOS version was published by Apogee. After Cygnus changed its name to Mountain King Studios, they released a Win9x version that uses DirectX 5, but Apogee continued to sell only the DOS version. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.

Episode 1 - Bravo Sector
Episode 2 - Tango Sector
Episode 3 - Outer Regions

Added by DOSGuy

Screenshots

VGA Mode 13h
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Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Win9x
DirectX

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Downloads

Raptor: Call of the Shadows v2.4b Shareware Episode (1,912,872 bytes) 23 September 2004 Win9x
Raptor: Call of the Shadows 2.4a (2004) Shareware Episode (1,908,885 bytes) 15 March 2004 Win9x
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v2.4a Shareware Episode (1,967,420 bytes) 26 September 2003 Win9x
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v2.4 Shareware Episode (2,450,272 bytes) 15 September 2003 Win9x
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v2.1 Shareware Episode (2,228,163 bytes) 23 September 1999 Win9x
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v1.2 Shareware Episode (2,013,010 bytes) 26 September 1994 DOS Play online
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v1.1 Shareware Episode (1,904,870 bytes) 1 June 1994 DOS
Raptor: Call of the Shadows v1.0 Shareware Episode (1,933,155 bytes) 1 April 1994 DOS

Patches

Raptor: Call of the Shadows Registered v1.1 to v1.2 patch (384,514 bytes) 1 October 1994 DOS
Raptor: Call of the Shadows Shareware v1.1 to v1.2 patch (384,609 bytes) 1 October 1994 DOS
Raptor: Call of the Shadows Registered v1.0 to v1.1 patch (318,993 bytes) 1 June 1994 DOS
Raptor: Call of the Shadows Shareware v1.0 to v1.1 patch (347,478 bytes) 1 June 1994 DOS

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Availability

Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for DOS (v1.2) for $5.99 by download. Mountain King Studios still sells this game for $14.95 by download.

It can be downloaded in a Windows XP/Vista/7/8-compatible format from GOG for $5.99.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

The backspace key will restore all your energy and give you a death ray, at the cost of all your money. This will only work in the registered version.

Debug Mode

Set the environment variable "S_HOST" to the value "CASTLE" at the DOS prompt by typing "SET S_HOST=CASTLE" (it must be in caps). Then, when you play Raptor, you become completely invincible, and have all the weapons at your disposal. In addition, you can skip levels by starting them, hitting [esc], followed by [n]; you'll be returned to the hangar, and when you exit again, you'll be on the next level.
Warp - There is a level warp built into the game, so you can see any level you want at any time. What you need to do is to get to the screen where you see the level selection (Bravo Sector, etc...). The warp combination is a 2 key entry. The keys are not to be pressed at the same time. Note that you cannot use the level warp unless debug mode (see above) is active.

Key 1 - Z, X, or Y (Z is Episode 1, X is Episode 2, and Y is Episode 3)
Key 2 - Any key between Q and O on the keyboard. Q is Level 1, and O is Level 9.

This works in both the shareware and registered versions. Note that if you try and warp to a registered episode from the shareware version, it will crash the game.