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Terminal Velocity  1995

Terminal Velocity is a Descent-like 3D shooter. Aliens have broken a 70 year peaceful alliance and attacked Earth. You must use a special space ship to go to their planets and destroy their defenses. The ship can move in all directions in true 3D. The graphics are quite good and the dogfights make for a fun challenge. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.

Episode 1: Tactical Strike
Episode 2: Heavy Fire
Episode 3: The Mad God

Added by DOSGuy


Complete version history:

Terminal Velocity v1.2 Shareware Episode (3,795,467 bytes) 7 July 1995 DOS
Terminal Velocity v1.1 Shareware Episode (3,864,338 bytes) 30 May 1995 DOS
Terminal Velocity v1.0 Shareware Episode (3,635,451 bytes) 1 May 1995 DOS


Terminal Velocity Shareware v1.1 to v1.2 patch (583,688 bytes) 20 July 1998 DOS
Terminal Velocity S3 ViRGE optimized Registered v1.2 patch (361,149 bytes) 1 August 1996 DOS
Terminal Velocity Registered CD-ROM v1.1 to v1.2 patch (801,701 bytes) 30 June 1995 DOS
Terminal Velocity Registered floppy disk v1.1 to v1.2 patch (505,251 bytes) 30 June 1995 DOS
Terminal Velocity Shareware v1.0 to v1.1 patch (601,574 bytes) 30 May 1995 DOS

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Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

The following cheats are available by typing in the given codes, one character at a time:

trigods - Invincibility toggle.
trishld - Restore shields.
trinext - Skip to the next level.
trihovr - Hover in place.
trifir8 - Afterburner.
maniacs - Afterburner.
triburn - Fast afterburner.
trscope - Toggles music oscilloscope.
trframe - Count frames per second.
trwarpX - (where X is a level #) Warp to level X of current episode.
3drealm - "Smokin'"; power up everything.
trifir9 - Thirty seconds of invisibility.
trifir0 - Thirty seconds of invincibility.
trifir1 - PAC ammo.
trifir2 - ION ammo.
trifir3 - RTL ammo.
trifir4 - MAM ammo.
tifir5 - SAD ammo (registered version only).
trifir6 - SWT ammo (registered version only).
trifir7 - DAM ammo (registered version only).

Extra Keys

Each of the following must be invoked from the main menu. If they don't work on their own, try holding [ctrl] down before pressing the desired letter.

[Z] - Display benchmark statistics for your computer.
[M] - Play a MOD file.
[B] - Play a TVI animation file.
[S] - Sound debug mode.
[R] - Record a demo.
[P] - Play a demo.