Any pro tips on how to experience Lara's games?

Any pro tips on how to experience Lara's games? I wanna get into the series and play at least the original pre-legend games but there are like 10 different ways to play them. Should I use OpenTomb? Or other open source ports? Patch the original version? Maybe emulate? I have no idea. Any notable differences between all these versions? I use GNU/Linux btw so no suggestions that only work on windows, thank you.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gog

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gog and/or emulate (ie Duckstation) as necessary.

      Full experience: Play 1-5
      Essential: Play 1-4
      I'm a massive coomer for Lara: play 1-8
      Oh shit bro what are you doing: play the rest

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh shit bro what are you doing
        2013 is still good and Shadow is so bad it's good, only Rise is not worth playing

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Essential: Play 1-4

        For 'essential' I'd say only 1, 4

        2 and 3 are weaker than the first game, full of bullshit, and braindead human enemies who are immersion-breakingly stupid.

        4 takes all the improvements in 2 and 3 AND remembers what made the first game good.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nta, but I'd argue you better appreciate 4 if you play 2 & 3 beforehand.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          3 is the best one arguably

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS1 versions, in order games 1 to 4. If you loved them, play 5 also. Skip everything after.
    PC versions have missing audio here and there, worse or entirely missing lighting/darkness effects, and are changed in ways that make them way easier than intended, which makes them less satisfying. That is, in TR1 and 3 you can only save by finding Save Crystals, which are usually hidden in secret and dangerous to get to areas. This really makes those two games tense but incredibly satisfying and rewarding every time you survive up to the next Save Crystal. On PC you can save anywhere, but not only that, the Save Crystals are still there only they heal your HP by a lot. So not only is there zero risk in making mistakes when platforming because you can just savescum, but there are 2-3 times more total heals in the game than intended and than what the game was balanced around.

    The PC versions suck.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cont.
      To specify further, if you have a PS1 and a CRT, play that way. Otherwise emulate on Duckstation, but please if you have any self worth, do not use save states. Save the way the developers intended. You are otherwise just reducing the experience and not really beating the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What about Dreamcast versions? I hear 4-5 have dynamic shadows that even pc version is missing?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah the Dreamcast versions of 4 and 5 (only ones it has I think?) look amazing too. Better than the PS1 versions.
          Personally I love the PS1 versions the most because underwater sections look most amazing on them. It's actually dark and creepy underwater, and you see these constantly moving and shifting shadows and patches of light caused by waves on the surface reflecting sunlight.
          On Dreamcast its noticeably lighter underwater, and on PC its basically perfectly lit up, completely removing the claustrophobic horror atmosphere of the diving sections. The diving sections on PS1 are some of the most anxious I've ever felt in videogames, and also most satisfied I've felt when surviving them.
          The darkness and shadows in general are the most effective on the PS1 versions and this enhances horror atmosphere in sections that have it, a lot. There can be moments where you are in a pitch black corridoor with just a flickering light and monsters suddenly sprinting at you, and you only see them each time the light flickers, each time closer to you. On PC you just see them from afar and it feels like an action sequence more than a horror one, as the hallway will be perfectly lit up like there are magical invisible lamps everywhere.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cont.
      To specify further, if you have a PS1 and a CRT, play that way. Otherwise emulate on Duckstation, but please if you have any self worth, do not use save states. Save the way the developers intended. You are otherwise just reducing the experience and not really beating the game.

      on dosbox like real man. you get super chad points if you get cdda to work as well. it's possible i have cave theme music right now

      Absolutely. To add to it, emulate the PS1 version on Bleemcast on a CRT for the most authentic experience, possibly using a gamepad emulating keyboard inputs. Also make sure to 1CC all the games, otherwise you never beat them.
      Whatever you do, avoid to play the patched PC versions on PC. They run and play well at high resolutions, which is NOT what the developers intended.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >High resolutions for low-res textures
        Nah. 480p on a VGA CRT is fine. Anything above that is doing the game a disservice. Aliasing isn’t the end of the world.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >480p
          You HD obsessed zoomers. Anything above 240p is too much.
          Also VGA is not as the developers intended, only composite.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They run and play well at high resolutions
        if you upscale dos games, you should get the rope

        >High resolutions for low-res textures
        Nah. 480p on a VGA CRT is fine. Anything above that is doing the game a disservice. Aliasing isn’t the end of the world.

        >Anything above that is doing the game a disservice
        anything above that makes your UI impossible to see

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Bleemcast
        Bleemcast never released a disc for any of the classic Tomb Raider games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cont.
      To specify further, if you have a PS1 and a CRT, play that way. Otherwise emulate on Duckstation, but please if you have any self worth, do not use save states. Save the way the developers intended. You are otherwise just reducing the experience and not really beating the game.

      >t pretentious gay
      You cunts arguing which version of play is superior is getting tedious.
      >muh PS1
      >muh emulation
      >muh some gay fanpatch
      >muh this source
      >muh that souce
      Play. Fucking. Game.
      Stop pretending it actually differs which version you are playing, unless it is TR3 and it's fucked-up saves on PS1.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >unless it is TR3 and it's fucked-up saves on PS
        But TR1 has a similar problem in having fixed save points, granted, not as horrible as TR3's

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It has the same problem
          >Granted, it actually doesn't
          Retard moment

          >Oh shit bro what are you doing
          2013 is still good and Shadow is so bad it's good, only Rise is not worth playing

          You must be at least 30 to use this board

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          >t pretentious gay
          You cunts arguing which version of play is superior is getting tedious.
          >muh PS1
          >muh emulation
          >muh some gay fanpatch
          >muh this source
          >muh that souce
          Play. Fucking. Game.
          Stop pretending it actually differs which version you are playing, unless it is TR3 and it's fucked-up saves on PS1.

          Dont listen to these mutts. Its PC that has fucked up saves. Save Crystals on PS1 GREATLY improve the Tomb Raider experience. You actually have consequences to making mistakes. And these games are tuned to perfection in the platforming, if you fall it was your mistake 100% of the time.
          PS1 is the right way to play.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Its the PC version that has the weird save system moron, Save Crystals are the intended way to play by the original devs.
            [...]
            Listening to this subhuman is why you will have a worse experience with TR1 and 3. Your loss.

            Nobody cares about your made up issues you retarded PSchud, the guy just asked a way to play the game and you are actively tried to discourage him because your axe wound starts bleeding over people not playing the shitty mentally ill version on your daddy corporate's machine.
            have a nice day already.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              PCfat cope
              These games are objectively better on the PSX in every single way
              The PC ports are just that, inferior ports. They fucked up when making them.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >unless it is TR3 and it's fucked-up saves on PS
        But TR1 has a similar problem in having fixed save points, granted, not as horrible as TR3's

        TR3 doesn't have fixed save points on PSX.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Just limited save crystals which is worse.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    on dosbox like real man. you get super chad points if you get cdda to work as well. it's possible i have cave theme music right now

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ended up going with Tomb1Main. Didn't feel like playing ps1 version cause of weird save system and Automated Fix for the pc port doesn't work with gamepad without some autism with a separate program. Tomb1Main seems to be the "just works" option

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad you didn't listen to the autists in this thread. Just to sum things up:
      TR1: OpenLara or Tomb1Main
      TR2: TR2Main
      TR3-5: Peixoto patch

      Aren't there some updated, patched and ultimate Windows versions of the games released in Poland or am I misremembering something. Could be that I also confuse it with gog but I thought there are distinct versions around.

      They're old by now, but they do work.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Never OpenLara. It's a dreadful attempt to recreate the game physics by feel instead of a real attempt to decompile and recreate the real ones. This leads to many instances of jumps being harder than they should be, grabs that don't grab, head bonks that fuck up the flow that wouldn't happen on real hardware, enemy AI that is alternately retarded or unstoppably invincible... They've had years to do something about it but they have no intention, preferring instead just to keep polishing the turd instead of ripping out the bodge and replacing it like they should.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad you didn't listen to the autists in this thread. Just to sum things up:
      TR1: OpenLara or Tomb1Main
      TR2: TR2Main
      TR3-5: Peixoto patch
      [...]
      They're old by now, but they do work.

      Based and correct choice. I personally use the automated fix, but I understand not wanting to use xpadder for the controller.

      Another thing to note is that on magipack.games you can get pre-bundled packages which basically have all the tweaks already installed. TR3 especially is a complete bitch to get working at high res with alt-tabbing (etc) but this comes with DGvoodoo pro-configured and stuff. I think it has the expansion packs too, which are a bitch to find otherwise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >magipack.games you can get pre-bundled packages
        Seems like a cool site. Do they do installers? I wish someone did repacks that were just folders of games without any installation.

        >DGvoodoo pro-configured and stuff
        I don't necessarily need this because on linux the game will be wrapped from whatever it was to opengl anyway, I'm shielded from at least some of the issues. Though I have used dgvoodoo in the past and the idea of game going dx6 - dx11 - vulkan still sounds a bit weird to me (though I haven't noticed any latency in doing that).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It has an installer, but from what I can tell it's more of an unzipper than anything else. Perhaps there are some games in there which won't run at all without registry entries, but I would imagine that once you run the installer, you can safely transplant most of them to another PC and it'll still work.
          It sounds like you know significantly more than me about the DX stuff so I think you'll be fine either way. I took one look at DGvoodoo and the sheer amount of trial and error I'd need to configure it myself made me give up and use the repacks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its the PC version that has the weird save system moron, Save Crystals are the intended way to play by the original devs.

      I'm glad you didn't listen to the autists in this thread. Just to sum things up:
      TR1: OpenLara or Tomb1Main
      TR2: TR2Main
      TR3-5: Peixoto patch
      [...]
      They're old by now, but they do work.

      Listening to this subhuman is why you will have a worse experience with TR1 and 3. Your loss.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > the original devs
        Who do you think developed the PC version? It's clearly the devs were conflicted on the retarded crystals too. That's why they aren't in TR2 and 4,5.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How is not being able to save scum retarded?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Game's features tons of backtracking and those crystals are one time use. It just makes you waste tons of time for no reason. Unironically feels it was added to help rentals make more money because people would lose tons of progress and would have to rent it for longer (and the game itself would feel longer).

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Unironically feels it was added to help rentals make more money because people would lose tons of progress and would have to rent it for longer (and the game itself would feel longer)
              No anon, why would you think that. It was an advanced metaplayer invention by the developers (who intended it) to make you understand the importance of the relationship between humans and controllers, and a subtle critique of the digital world as a mere simulacrum of our real realities.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Unironically feels it was added to help rentals

              Fucking stop it with thinking rentals were at the center of everything.

              Did Crash Bandicoot also have the save system it had because of rentals?!

              You have to put things back into their context. Saving on console, for anything that wasn't an RPG (which was still quite rare in the west), was a relatively new concept. Devs were still figuring it out, figuring out how to implement it and how to balance it, there was no standard, and at the time nobody would have thought letting the player save anywhere he wants any time was a good idea, that was only good for savescumming Doom-like players on PC.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't it because the consoles didn't have enough space? Since space was no longer an issue, you had games autosaving every step you took.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                TR2 had unlimited saves on consoles

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A 1989 Gameboy RPG let you save anywhere, it's not because of console hardware. Games that weren't RPGs either didn't have saves or had points where you could for balance reasons. Video Game devs obviously didn't want people to save scum through the levels.

                By 5th generation there was plenty of saving mechanics that were experimented upon. With Mario 64 you had the option to save the game after you gained a star. In Crash I believe you needed to collect three icons to be allowed to be warped to a save area, and it wasn't present on every level (if I remember correctly). Tomb Raider had end of level saves and one time usage save crystals you can find on the ground. In One you saved after you beat a level. In the Donkey Kong Country games you need to spend coins to save. In SaGa Frontier you can save on any map at will. Then with a lot of retro FPS games you can save when ever.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Saving had become a standard in arcades and pc at that time. Developers weren't against the idea of saves, but they didn't have the space.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              PCfags are straight up mentally retarded, good lord. They put that save system in because it makes the game better. It makes you have to actually learn instead of save scumming every jump in the game. It gives consequences to bad playing.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your cope would make sense if all TR games and their versions were like this. They put in PS1 version but removed it on pc. Then they didn't add save crystals to 2, then they added them back in a different way in TR3 (but not on pc) then they didn't add it in 4 and 5 at all on all platforms. It's the same people who did all of this. Therefore, even the devs felt conflicted about it, seeing as it never returned in the way it was in TR1

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The devs feeling conflicted about save crystals doesn’t change the fact that they objectively make the game more rewarding to play. Cope, my man.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Have you actually played through TR3 on PS1 in full?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah. Stop being a pussy.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes. And its by far the superior experience. Extremely challenging but the most rewarding feeling of any game Ive beaten. Its not impossible, you just have to actually learn.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only game for which I'd really recommend emulating the console release is Angel of Darkness because the controls are so much better. The graphics are also actually broken on PC and I'm not just talking about some minor differences in lighting, but I think there are fanmade patches that address most if not all of those issues.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't there some updated, patched and ultimate Windows versions of the games released in Poland or am I misremembering something. Could be that I also confuse it with gog but I thought there are distinct versions around.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are, but I'm on vacations, so I'm not going to repost them for the n-th time. They aren't exactly "new" (they were made short after Underworld premiered), but they do work on modern hardware without an issue and were made with support for 64bit OS in mind.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Funny timing, I just combed through the archives and found your posts. It is indeed some polish Tomb Raider pack published by Cenega. Sadly none of the links worked but good to know that you're still around.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm always around. Just won't be able to re-upload until at least Sunday.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you for your diligence, anon.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Production order. The console releases are superior to the pc, but the pc titles had expansion packs. So I would say play them via emulation then go back and play the expansions on PC. If you really want to get in-depth there's also the level editor and fan made levels/games.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't there PC exclusive levels which never got ported to PS1?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it's funny people don't seem to care about that. Most other series people are all over getting the version with "all the content" even if that version is atrocious and the content is bad.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The "extra content" for PC Tomb Raider isn't really "content", but a separate game you use the same launcher to play. if you want to play these levels you can just download the relevant files and do so.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Can you do it on a console?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            DOS, Mac, iOS and Android only.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            DOS, Mac, iOS and Android only.

            You can play the expansions on PS1.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are ports for 1 and 2.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

      Yes, it's funny people don't seem to care about that. Most other series people are all over getting the version with "all the content" even if that version is atrocious and the content is bad.

      No. They have been converted into PS1 cue/bin files and are playable on a PS1. Simply make a Tonyhax mem card and you can play them on a burned disc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Aren't there PC exclusive levels which never got ported to PS1?

      The first 4 Tomb Raider games have 'gold editions' for the PC. 'Gold Edition' PC games are generally top sellers that would get a second publishing with additional content and patch updates. Usually at a cheaper price. Tomb Raider 1 was a big hit on the PC. But was limited to DOS and Windows 95/98. Tomb Raider 2, 3, and 4 for the PC are windows native and support Direct 3D, The first few Tomb Raider games on PC were big enough sellers to warrant Gold editions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://archive.org/details/trgold

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that packaging
        >you can't do this anymore
        What happened to this world in these past few years?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>that packaging
          >>you can't do this anymore
          >What happened to this world in these past few years?

          I knew people who had some of those boxes in the past. The Eidos trapezoid boxes really stood out in computer stores. I have seen gold boxes for TR1, TR2, Legacy of Kain and others on store shelves. I have owned some of those games for the PC, but only as garden gnomeel case versions. I know someone who once had the Final Fantasy VII PC box. That person loaned it to me and I could never get it to run on my machine. The sound would skip like crazy.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I miss physical releases.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >rated M
              Lol why? From the videos I watched it looks as tame as an episode of Power Rangers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based asexual autist who missed the point completely.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The box art is not very risque, though. Lara is busty, and that is about it. And she is showing a bit of leg.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >DSLs
                >Gargantuan gazongas
                >No-organs-gang waistline
                It’s pretty risqué.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            I had TRIII in one of those boxes
            I didn't know it was released in a more bulky squarish traditional one

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >>that packaging
          >>you can't do this anymore
          >What happened to this world in these past few years?

          I knew people who had some of those boxes in the past. The Eidos trapezoid boxes really stood out in computer stores. I have seen gold boxes for TR1, TR2, Legacy of Kain and others on store shelves. I have owned some of those games for the PC, but only as garden gnomeel case versions. I know someone who once had the Final Fantasy VII PC box. That person loaned it to me and I could never get it to run on my machine. The sound would skip like crazy.

          He meant the sex appeal.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh. Well both the box design and the 'sex appeal' are things you don't really see anymore. Though it's not like Lara is showing any cleavage.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I finally understand Toby now. These marketers were trying too hard. Lara is hot, but that's not the point at all.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That ad is great.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished Tomb Raider Legend and it was one of the worst PC ports I have seen in a long time, you can choose between 6th or next gen version but the next gen one is broken with lots flickering and graphical glitches, 6th gen version is much more stable but there are still some glitches. And the controller support is broken too.
    Anniversary and Underworld were fine though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I heard many complaints about Underworld but I still haven't played it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have just started it and I immediately noticed the movement feels odd because they apparently used full motion capture.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >many complains
        >Underworld
        About what? It's the best of LAU games

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          About controls/glitches

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Controls are fine. It's camera work that's shit-tier and genuinely nauseating.
            Glitches and bugs were patched years ago.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it's funny because since game is fully traversable sometimes when exploring you get to some areas you clearly werent to be in and camera will have a seizure

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why did modern game stop making strong female characters like picrel

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're intimidating to nu-males and nu-females.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After you play vanilla, if you enjoy them, I really recommend a dive into TRLE, since some of the levels there can be even better than the original ones.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PSX version, 720p res, two stick controls - left stick is only forward/backward right one only left/right, 175% speedup in emulator. It is the best setup I've got after multiple iterations.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What were they thinking with that piercing in tr3?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To make it even more funny, the piercing disappears during the South Pacific levels.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC > PS1 > Saturn
    but only play the pc version, tomb raider on pc started to be bad in gen 6 where 360 and ps3 were better

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished Cistern. So far it's pretty fun!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cistern is probably the best level in the game. But yes, Tomb Raider in general has very solid level design.

      Is your rival and his shotgun annoying you yet?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cistern is probably the best level in the game
        The entirety of that part of the game (levels 5 - 9) is arguably the peak of TR1.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sewer level segment
          >the peak of tr1
          this is why zoomers think this game is meme

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I haven't seen anyone ever claim that this game is a meme

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A lot of zoomers can't really appreciate the design choices of designing everything around boxes set to a grid for precise platforming controls in early 3D action adventure games.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cistern is probably the best level in the game
        The entirety of that part of the game (levels 5 - 9) is arguably the peak of TR1.

        >Cistern
        >peak of TR1

        I don't know what alternative dimension I've just phase shifted into, Cistern is arguably the worst level in TR1 and one of the bottom 10 levels of the original trilogy. It has the most blandest grey walls everywhere design and is really boring to just go back and forth lowering/rising water until you brute force your way through. Lost Valley is by far the most memorable and made Tomb Raider along with Palace Midas and Sanctuary of the Scion

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >is really boring to just go back and forth lowering/rising water until you brute force your way through
          Just say you're too much of a brainlet for puzzles

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Waaah muh checkpoints
    >Waaah muh backtracking
    I have a feeling save scum fags didn’t start gaming until 5th gen. Most games from prior generations would absolutely demolish their save-scumming asses.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doom Duke and Quake all allowed savescumming

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I did say -most- games. Exceptions exist, obviously.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing worth playing before SNES/Genesis and arguably those two consoles only have a couple of worthwhile games. So the real start is Saturn/PS1/N64.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PC only kids just never played a game with any challenge in their lives, pc games were always designed for babies

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Maybe emulate?
    I personally emulate PS1 because I can't be arsed remapping the kbm controls to controller.

    Using retroarch duckstation core. You get quick saves so it bypasses the issues with TR3 PS1 limited save system. PGXP (removing PS1 wobbliness), resolution upscaling and shaders and other settings can make lower res visuals much better, maybe not PC tier but about on par with the Dreamcast ports.

    I found out this weird thing about the Retroarch cores, where if you put Retroarch settings to 21:9, but the emulator core itself in 16:9 with widescreen hack enabled, the camera will be zoomed out in 21:9, with some black bars at top/bottom. I haven't found a way to make the game look zoomed out this way, without the black bars. You lose some screen real estate but imo it feels much more satisfying to play. Even in 16:9, the camera feels claustrophobic.

    Is something like this doable on PC?

    As for notable versions differences, it's rather convoluted, but iirc believe TR1 and 2 are better on PC (especially with OpenLara etc), BUT with TR3 the devs made PS1 their primary versions and they have more atmospheric lightning. I don't know if there's a way to apply PS1 lighting to PC TR3. TR4 versions are even more convoluted because there's the Dreamcast version. Some autists will also argue about TR1 PS1 vs Saturn differences.

    If you're gonna emulate PS1 and want to be a completionist, there are ports of the PC Gold add-ons:
    https://b122251.org/tr/games/index.html

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What level of what game? I played 1-4 and that part isn't ringing any bells

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tomb Raider II : The Golden Mask

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, the extra level. Phew I'm not getting dementia

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You get quick saves so it bypasses the issues with TR3 PS1 limited save system
      Not an issue. It makes the game better. And you did not beat the game because you save scummed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not playing tr on pc on keyboard only using one hand mapping
      ngmi

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>not playing tr on pc on keyboard only using one hand mapping
        >ngmi

        This. Tomb Raider works great with just a keyboard.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TR3 lighting differences

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Definitely prefer the left. It’s a shame the PC version is so gimped when it comes to atmosphere.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was so fucking dark on the ps1 version that I had to constantly strain my eyes. The pc version is better

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thats why the game gives you flares cunt, use them!
          Pckeks are so used to cheating and playing everything on easy mode they can't even figure out simple game mechanics ffs
          Flares are a useless item on pc, that should tell you which version of the games was the developers vision

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            PC only kids just never played a game with any challenge in their lives, pc games were always designed for babies

            Shut up you never 1CCd Tomb Raider.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I ended the game with like 150 flares. Could never justify using them cause I might need em later

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lowers brightness and raises contrast
      >lighting differences

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ingame there are no brightness options

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's just the difference between one using 15-bit color and the other using 24-bit color.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine not saving solely after you’ve completed a level. Why even play if every jump you make has no consequences?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1 & Unfinished Business: rr-'s tomb1main
    2 & Golden Mask: Arsunt's tomb2main
    3 & Lost Artifact: find Arsunt's sunglasses + FMV patch for the PC version in a random forum post (similar to tomb2main) and throw on dgVoodoo2
    4 (Last Revelation): Troye's tomb4
    5 (Chronicles): Troye's tomb5
    this is the only way to go for these games, the only acceptable alternative to any of the above are the Playstation versions or OpenLara for TR1, avoid Peixoto's garbage patches at all costs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I use GNU/Linux btw so no suggestions that only work on windows, thank you.

      >rr-'s tomb1main
      So ... Does it work on Linux? The README suggests it currently doesn't.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I launched it with Wine. Just finished the game, it seemed to work fine. Music doesn't seem to restart if you load save (which I think is a bug in any PC version in general, maybe).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Using Wine to run open-source software feels disgusting to me, but I guess I can't complain unless I'm going to contribute to making it cross-platform. Good to know it works.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            wait till you hear about fightcade, the absolute best way to play obscure fighting games online. Its linux version? Windows version bundled with wine in an electron launcher

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I have a Steam Deck, which is Linux based, and I have Tomb1Main running great on there. Granted, I actually set it up on PC and transferred the folder over, but simply dragging the contents into the Steam TR1 folder (removing everything in there by default) and renaming Tomb1Main’s exe to dosbox.exe has the game working perfectly. Unfinished Business also works by creating a shortcut/link, adding that to Steam, and adding the “-gold” launch option.

        Fuck it, I’ll just talk about getting these running on Steam Deck.

        As for the other games, all of which were also set up on Windows and transferred after the fact, I have TR2Main for TR2, and while it works, it has strange stuttering performance issues that I don’t know how to fix. It’s likely playable, but it’s annoying nonetheless. Golden Mask also works similarly to how Unfinished Business does. For TR3, I used the Arsunt patch and the No Green Crystal patch and it works perfectly fine. Couldn’t get Lost Artifact working at all, though. For TR4 and 5, I just used the widescreen patches and the tomb4/tomb5 projects and they worked perfectly, though you need to run them windowed to see FMVs. Couldn’t get those Peixoto patches to work on Windows, so I wasn’t going to bother trying on Linux.

        As for AoD, I followed some long-ass patching guide you can find by searching “best settings for Angel of Darkness” or something, which adds patches, bug fixes, improved FMV, widescreen support, control fixes, and other bullshit, and transferred it over. For the life of me, I couldn’t get FMV to work while using widescreen and high resolutions (you can still hear them, you just can’t see them), regardless of Proton versions, and trying to force windowed mode only fucked up the config, rendering most graphical patches moot. Even opening the Launcher options is enough to wipe your config so you have to redo that shit every time. It’s a pain in the ass.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >I have TR2Main for TR2, and while it works, it has strange stuttering performance issues that I don’t know how to fix.
          Weird, I used TR2Main in TR2 playthrough I just did and had 0 issues. Did you use the latest dev version? Because that one seems to be very buggy (crashes for me on death) so I played with the latest released version from 2019 and it was pretty much perfect.

          >Couldn’t get Lost Artifact working at all,
          Me too, it fails with a weird error so I'm planning to wait a few months before playing TR3 so it might just resolve itself with newer linux software.

          Btw, since you have a steamdeck, check out lutris.net, there are scripts that install these games automagically and pretty much just work (though I only tried all up to TR4).

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Did you use the latest dev version?
            No clue. I think I just grabbed the first thing I saw on GitHub.

            >Me too, it fails with a weird error
            For me, as I added it through Steam, it just shows that the game starts to run and, within seconds, silently stops running. No indicators of what went wrong. Not even an error message. Changing Proton versions didn’t help either.

            >check out lutris.net
            I’ve already installed Lutris (though I did it after adding all these TR games), and it barely seems to work at all for me. The only thing I managed to successfully add was StarCraft Remastered. Everything else I’ve tried, such as the classic Resident Evil’s 1-3 or THUG Pro, have just given me random errors or hang at specific points in the installation process, usually before it even starts installing the games themselves. No idea what’s going wrong with it.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              > it just shows that the game starts to run and, within seconds, silently stops running
              yeah, it's the same for me, I think the error is some memory exception thing. It's not very clear what causes it so I'm hoping it will get somehow fixed in the future wine versions (might be a good idea to try some old version to see if it works).

              >and it barely seems to work at all for me
              Install scripts can be hit or miss but there are some amazing ones like for TR games (gog versions).

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            In regards to TR2Main on your Steam Deck, do the FMVs work for you? Mine used to, but after trying to update my TR2Main, they aren’t working anymore, and my Extra Options registry changes (like the animated inventory background) have reset and I can’t change them on Linux without jumping through some over complicated hoops.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any version without tank controls?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only the second trilogy: Anniversary, Legend, and Underworld.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember playing Chronicles a bit but never got past Rome because I didn't know how to shoot the bell
    I also had no idea you could search the shelves because the game never told me so

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Red Alert the worst level from the classic Tomb Raider games? It's so hard and filled with bullshit like the helicopter and those two cyborgs you you can't hurt with bullets but have to kill somehow to get parts of the key, not to mention that sometimes their AI bugs out so they can't follow you and if you use too much ammo you end up soft locking yourself and have to start again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most likely, along with 40 Fathoms or Underneath the Sphinx.
      Those levels along with the Russia ones felt out of place for some reason, even when London/Nevada in TR3 also have an urban/infiltration setting. On top a lot of the new ideas are clearly setback by either limitations or the fact that they were rushed out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chronicles was such a rushed game, it weas clear the studio didn§t want to make the game and were just forced into it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lud's Gate.

      TR secrets are pretty cryptic.

      That's fucking comfy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The London subway level was probably the gayest one. I kept getting lost and they had too many split paths. At one point in time I opened a door but had no idea where the fucking door was, even though they showed it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        subway level in london is actually the only good level in that area. lud's gate far worse

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what version do people generally decide on in the board's archived tomb raider threads? sounds kind of dumb that you might be able to finish one version then not be able for another though

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it just me or do ps1 tomb raiders have much lower sound quality on stuff like gunshots and shit?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Any pro tips on how to experience Lara's games?
    Hit yourself in the head with a hummer in order to forget video games ever existed, start by playing dos games, move to Tomb Raider, stand there looking in awe as a new whole world has been unlocked on your screen.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >YWN play Tomb Raider with teenage hormones coursing through your bloodstream causing you to lust for that sharp polygonal ass, in a world where it takes five minutes to download a JPEG of tits
    Sorry, but Tomb Raider is one of those games where it's just not possible to play it the way it's meant to be played. Emulation just hasn't advanced to the point of synthesizing puberty hormones.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tomb1main just werked but getting TR2 and later games are a challenge. TR2Main crashes on death like 80% of the time. I think I might just deal with the shitty audio quality and emulate the ps1 version though I don't know what to do about the expansion levels.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I could have told you how NOT to play it. A recent thread on Ganker also got my interest up to play the classics again. I've had 1-5 sitting in my Steam library for while, so I figured this was the right time to test them out. TL;DR: PC version is utter shit. You can try Automated Fix but then you forgo an easy solution to use your gamepad. You can go the other route and use nGlide Config + a ready to use Dosbox input file to get your X360 pad to work. If you use something else like me, you might have to do some more fuckery. Took me like 4 or 5 reinstalls/game restarts to set everything up and my experience is STILL subpar.
    The setup thing is just part of the problem. With all the suggested fixes I found online I still have issues with the PC version. First of all the water and lighting issues. The best tip I got to use a gamma value of 0.7 in the nGlide configurator... It did darken some areas but the lighting color is still off. Blue soulless water in favor of the soulful green water from the original. Sound issues: I have to set my SFX Slider to 2/10 and Music to 1/10 to have reasonable levels. More problems: These sliders don't apply to ambience sound, so the loud-ass wind_sfx.ogg keeps looping at maximum volume. Adds another dimension of stress and tenseness to the playthrough. Pushes me to the edge each time, hence why I can not do sessions longer than 30 to 60 minutes on this. Lastly, graphical issues: I've tried vanilla, automated fix, manual fixes, and this is what I ended up with, after so much fuckery and game crashes: wire-frame effects around the fire sprites when you shoot your weapons. First, I thought, ah it's not that bad. But then you progress and realize that enemies, Lara, certain blocks also get a white wire-frame outline added to them where there obviously should be NONE.
    With all that in mind, I should have emulated on Duckstation, no doubt about it. But seeing as there are also open source projects.. maybe those are EVEN better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PC version is utter shit.
      OP here. I used Tomb1Main for TR1 and it just works with gamepad and zero issues (I've finished the first game and expansion). Then I discovered than someone have made a set of scripts for gnu/linux to easily setup literally every other game in the series with every fix downloaded automagically. There's also exclusive PC content for every game from 1 to 4 so I'd feel like I'm missing out if I didn't play it (it's like 16 extra levels, basically a whole extra game). Also PS1 versions have really shitty sound quality (I might have ended up emulating too if it wasn't for that). On microsoft windblows there are repacks with all fixes installed already for justworks experience, someone linked them earlier in this thread (magipack.games site)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Niice. I did some more reading as well and I am strongly considering ditching my save file (made it to the Colosseum) in favor of OpenLara or Tomb1Main. It seems like T1M is more extensive/complete though, if I'm not mistaken.
        Oh well, here we go again. Time to speedrun through the first part of the game.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Then I discovered than someone have made a set of scripts for gnu/linux to easily setup literally every other game in the series with every fix downloaded automagically.
        so post it

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They're on Lutris. Search for tomb raider games and there's a script by the same guy on every single one of them, including obscure shit like the times level for TR4.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Ah okay. I don't use Lutris. Maybe I'll install it sometime.
            Personally I'd rather just manage my own Wine shit, or run a simple Bash script that gives me more insight into exactly what it's doing, though. In other words, Lutris is a little too "let me do that for you" for my tastes.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Me too, you can follow the install scripts and set it up manually

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You can just look at the scripts to see what exactly it is installing and downloading and what it does. It's pretty transparent. Lutris is GOAT tbh, it makes all boring shit very quick and easy to do, like swtiching between wine versions, enabling antimicrox profiles (since TR don't work with gamepad without it), easily set up DPI for you monitor without running tiny ass winecfg that you can't see on your 1440p/4k monitor.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >too "let me do that for you"
              But that's what computers are made for, automating the tedious stuff. I do agree with you somewhat, since a lot of times the Lutris install scripts might be outdated.
              I like to use the flatpak wine Bottles. It provides a little sandboxing at least for some of that dodgy software and you can easily manage your wine prefixes without littering /usr/ with shitty 32-bit libs.

              >Maybe emulate?
              I personally emulate PS1 because I can't be arsed remapping the kbm controls to controller.

              Using retroarch duckstation core. You get quick saves so it bypasses the issues with TR3 PS1 limited save system. PGXP (removing PS1 wobbliness), resolution upscaling and shaders and other settings can make lower res visuals much better, maybe not PC tier but about on par with the Dreamcast ports.

              I found out this weird thing about the Retroarch cores, where if you put Retroarch settings to 21:9, but the emulator core itself in 16:9 with widescreen hack enabled, the camera will be zoomed out in 21:9, with some black bars at top/bottom. I haven't found a way to make the game look zoomed out this way, without the black bars. You lose some screen real estate but imo it feels much more satisfying to play. Even in 16:9, the camera feels claustrophobic.

              Is something like this doable on PC?

              As for notable versions differences, it's rather convoluted, but iirc believe TR1 and 2 are better on PC (especially with OpenLara etc), BUT with TR3 the devs made PS1 their primary versions and they have more atmospheric lightning. I don't know if there's a way to apply PS1 lighting to PC TR3. TR4 versions are even more convoluted because there's the Dreamcast version. Some autists will also argue about TR1 PS1 vs Saturn differences.

              If you're gonna emulate PS1 and want to be a completionist, there are ports of the PC Gold add-ons:
              https://b122251.org/tr/games/index.html

              >If you're gonna emulate PS1 and want to be a completionist, there are ports of the PC Gold add-ons:
              I might be rarted but those downloads don't work for me.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Lutris does sandboxing as well, there's an option to not let the wine apps access your home folder. Also Bottles looks like ass outside of Gn*me.

                Also I finished TR2 and temple of xian was the best level in the game and better than anything in TR1. Let's see if the expansion pack is any good.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                The first 2 levels of The Golden Mask are alright but it's Furnace of the Gods and Kingdom that are excellent and makes the expansion worth playing.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                these work for me, try loading them in jdownloader

                http://b122251.org/tr/games/tr1g/psx/tr1g_us.7z
                http://b122251.org/tr/games/tr2g/tr2g_us.7z

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck man, I really want to play some of the custom levels, but getting a degree just to setup a controller is too much.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >download TR1Main or OpenLara
        >drop it into folder
        >play
        Don't listen to that retard, only if you want to play on a windows 95 virtual machine running a DOS emulator and 3dfx custom drivers with a modded wireless PS1 controller for the "authentic experience" you are going to have any trouble.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hey, I'm no retard

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC, you also get nude mods for maximum enjoyment and shitting on PS1 coomers who couldn't see Lara's triangular tiddies

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >TR1 Egypt
    >TR Gold
    >Lud's Gate
    >TR:TLR
    devs really liked the Egyptian setting huh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It only makes sense that a tomb raider would fixate on history's most prolific tombs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        of course, she is bri'ish after all

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If only Lara Croft went to Iraq (which is a part of Mesopotamia), the Andes or the Indus River Valley.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            TR4 basically had that. you got to roll around a desert rocky area running over towlheads https://youtu.be/fug4WgZHWZc?t=81

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ahhhhhhh, Egypt.... home

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fuck me, dude. I searched every nook and cranny and somehow missed a secret.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember that level having really nasty secrets.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played TR1 on Saturn, was fine to me.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whoa jeez, I did another level and good lord it took fucking forever. possibly the longest one in the series. and to top it off I got 0/4 secrets, gg. WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, this level is absurdly long, longer than the three other new levels combined. It's weird.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    our journey began one starry night in the desert

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a giant iron door stood before me and my supposed treasure

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the 2 keys werent that hard to find

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    before long I was in the jungle oasis. Cats and crocs everywhere, but luckily you can just stand somewhere safe and shoot them

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    before long I was in the dickwashers room. I called it that because images of ancient dickwashers were plastered as far as the eye could see

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    then uhhhh, the dining room? This 20 room mansion had quite a few of these so far

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this hallway was weird, there were 10 pumas just sitting there. I thought my game was bugged out for a second, but figured they would spring to life as soon as I took the items

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    before I knew it they sprang to life. luckily there was a 2 foot high block for me to stand on

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    YEEHAW, motherfucker! Its cat hunting season

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyways, next was some bland room. its like the textures didnt load or something. I bet there was a secret at the bottom but I couldnt find a safe way down. I tried for like 20 minutes

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I gazed into the magic cats eyes and the path appeared before me.
    (this part was pretty cool actually)

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyways, just climb that shit and go into his mouth and voila. whoop whoop skiddlydoobop whadoo.
    ~fin~

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is the aniversary version worth playing over the original?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tomb Raider and Anniversary are very different games.
      I recommend playing both, not one over the other.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >missing secrets
    >ever

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair I played in low res mode. If you crank up the resolution then you can spot secrets from a mile away. On default res + crt mode you can barely see shit. I swam around in the underwater maze for 10 minutes before noticing a switch in plain sight

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If you crank up the resolution then you can spot secrets from a mile away.
        Idk, I played it in 1440p on le pc and this super early 3D era graphics just blend together, you can't tell things apart anyway. It's a bit better in the sequels

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TR secrets are pretty cryptic.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished Palace Midas in 59 minutes, 1 kill short of max. Fuck that level. Cistern is next, I remember swimming around for ages in this place. Hope it'll feel a bit better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't really have a problem with cistern until I had to find the last key

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Cistern is probably the only 'water level' in a video game that doesn't suck.

      It's pretty straightforward, and you won't drown unless you're being careless. Seriously, you should never, ever drown on this level. If you do, it's 100% on you.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Played the Saturn version
      >mfw The Cistern

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Was anything different about it compared to PSX?

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >want to enjoy TR
    play 1( perfect balance between riddles, platforming and gun fighting) on pc, and 2( too much gun fighting not much exploration ), dont touch the 3 the difficulty is too steep, maps are not linear etc.

    >want the true hardcore TR experience only a few can pull through
    TR1 on the Saturn, TR2 and TR3 on psx

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >hardcore
      that's just the way it was dev'd
      they were working on sega games before, during, and after those three
      tr came to be partially because of virtua fighter, they had folks busy with sega help out too
      it was saturn(including 2 before cancellation), port to ps1, then pc(later port of ps1)
      they got bought during tr1 dev, had intent for male or female choice, and new owners declined non sexy(including original female name) after trying to focus on female only or something
      original designer(also was project lead?) left after tr1, with the team butthurt the next three games or whatever, then hopped back to sega when ps1 exclusivity deal ran out

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        busy with sega for 2 and later*

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I fucking hate collecting dragons in TR2. Usually I get 2 out 3 which means I wasted time for fucking nothing (though they're easy to find in some levels).

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why? its more satisfying than a shitty cache of items that you don't really need

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I already said why. I mostly find 2 out of 3 which means all I don't get anything and my time is effectively wasted on looking. If they gave smaller rewards for finding 1 or 2 then it would've been better.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't think you got anything for all 3? In TR3 you need all secrets to unlock the only good London level but that's it.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            If you get all 3 dragons you get guns early and ammo for them. If you get 1 or 2 you get nothing.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Holy shit that's awesome.

              [...]
              Finding the secret is the satisfaction in itself, zoomer. What difference does it make if you end the game with 2000 extra uzi ammo instead of 1500?

              Only a handful of secrets in all of TR are worth seeing. The Stevenson Rocket and Land Before Time in Shakespeare Cliffs spring to mind, plus the rooms of Croft Manor.
              I'm entirely unmoved by small cupboards with a sound effect on them: that's just arbitrarily deciding one cubbyhole of dozens is special.

              Aldwych is already available though

              2/10 got me to reply

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Only a handful of secrets in all of TR are worth seeing.
                But 100% of them are satisfying earning. Checkmate biatch

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Hard work is not rewarding, idiot.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Aldwych is already available though

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          If you get all 3 dragons you get guns early and ammo for them. If you get 1 or 2 you get nothing.

          Finding the secret is the satisfaction in itself, zoomer. What difference does it make if you end the game with 2000 extra uzi ammo instead of 1500?

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ok I beat Unfinished Business level 3 and it was gay as fuck. Twisting winding paths, hundreds of pickups, and many gay ass enemies that cheap shot you left and right.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      These fuckers are here to tempt you. Do you really want 2 shotgun shells if you have to risk getting meleed by this fucker when he wakes up? (I swear a pickup is supposed to be 4 or 6 shells, but on this level theyre all 2)

      I ended up getting 57 fucking pickups in this level, see , and by the end I just got so bored of picking shit up that I just ignored things. It reminded me of one of those shitty gathering games like minecraft or terraria. Pickups lose their appeal if the devs put a billion items in the level

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This right here is the path to the end of the level. Normally you pass by this at the start of the level, then go alllll around through a billion doors then finally end up on this pillar, then you take a running jump and dunk yourself into that hole which takes you to the end of the level.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    But me? No, I saw that shit right from the start and thought I found a secret. You can climb up to the backside of this hill and wall-jump into the hole that takes you to the end of the level

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Here is my first run through with the level skip. Still took 12 minutes cause I took my sweet time, but had I known this level would take 53 mins I probably wouldn't have gone back to do the whole thing

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Anyways, it starts off looking like Natlas mine. Obsidian and lava everywhere

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Then you wind through intestine colored walls through a bloody rectum, Satans asshole

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shit gets cooky, more lava tunnels, etc

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    BTW I somehow survived this fall into the spike pit. Theres no way out and Im pretty sure I was supposed to die here, but alas I had to load my game because there was no way out

  62. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Anyways, another centaur and some underwater puzzles and voila you're done

  63. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure to get the Boob Raider mod.

  64. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I wish Lara were real, but then I remember she would have been bored to death in our dull world, and I change my mind that moment.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Great art, but it should be a bunch of ammo, flares and healthpacks she's finding if we're talking accuracy.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That's Randy Green. I think Andy Park and him only can depict Lara in aĺl her glory.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Image artist isnt he? Yeah great work.

  65. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What's y'all's favorite TR level? Post a screenshot of it

    Pic related, at first I hated skellies but I learned to like them

  66. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished the Temple of Xian. It was really beautiful and cool but in the end dragged out a little bit. I wonder if the last two levels are also this long, I might have to finish it tomorrow

  67. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dude, fuck that second silver key. I'm sure you could easily speedrun this level in 15 minutes with prior knowledge and by avoiding unnecessary pick-ups. I do agree however that in terms of water levels this must be one of the better ones.

  68. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Cunt shooting you from dead angles. They should have casted le Pièrre for Wanted (2008).

  69. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This guy gets it. I was roaming around Cistern and thinking of a way to describe to ear piercing and torturous ambient sound and I would have chosen something along the lines of 'massively obese & constipated hippo'. Funny that he chose such a similar term to describe it.
    Is it true that PSX is mostly silent and only plays those ambient sounds once?

  70. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you want a real answer this is it

    Get pc gog version, install tombati patch and or Tomb1main, enjoy the best vestion of tr1

    Lots of bug fixes, added features and lots of mods

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's interesting to see replies from completely new posters in this thread. I've already finished TR1 and 2 since I created the thread!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        now you can replay with the christmas version in 2 months

  71. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Tomb-Raider-The-Series
    Does it work for you guys? When I open any comic no pages are loading, only that placeholder animation.

  72. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Can you import the OG levels into TRLE? I've had a little fan project kicking around in my head, basically "fixing" TR3.

  73. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    2 weeks

  74. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    For the PSX versions, which one is the better one, NTSC or PAL? Core was a British developer.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Saturn PAL was the first release. Was probably going to be Saturn for TR2 too if Sony didn't give them shekels.

      1. Install the game
      2. Play it
      Applies to all TRs

      >install

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I've read somewhere that at least the NTSC version of TR1 is preferable over PAL. The others shouldn't make too much of a difference. From what I gathered the only PAL version of a PSX game worth playing is that of Wipeout 3 Special Edition.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        And Medievil and Colin McRae 2.

  75. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I was playing tb2 on my ps3 via the ps store thing. That was like a year ago or so so might not even been available anymore

  76. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    1. Install the game
    2. Play it
    Applies to all TRs

  77. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >no consensus over which one is the best versions
    >autosage
    Guess we'll never find out.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>no consensus over which one is the best versions

      >Guess we'll never find out.

      N-Gage version is the best one.

      The PS1 versions are consistent all the way up to 5. They are the easiest to play. The first PC port is fine. But runs in DOS. It does support various different graphics API's. Tomb Raider 2 and 3 were made for Windows 95/9x, and may have some issues. Though perhaps compatibility modes might work? Tomb Raider The Last Revelation and Chronicles are Windows XP games. The PC ports do have 'gold editions' with extra levels, as seen above. Those last two games, also were ported to the Dreamcast via WindowsCE.

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