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#924035 - 11/12/13 06:02 AM Original First Tomb Raider Game
Kaki's Sister Offline
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Hi all you "DarkSider". I just wanted to share with you the fun I'm having revisiting a very old game!
I have the original Tomb Raider Gold and I have started replaying on my XP computer. The graphics are terrible but I am managing to get thru using Stella's walk thru.
Loving it every step of the way!! grin
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#924091 - 11/12/13 11:28 AM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Woot woot Gerry, have fun!
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#924152 - 11/12/13 05:24 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Every now and then I fire up the old TR games, though my reflexes aren't what they used to be. St. Francis's Folly was too much for me last time I tried it. Still great games, though.
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#924220 - 11/13/13 05:43 AM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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I am L4L! It's great to be able to go back to the original game!! Hagatha I find with more experience the older games get easier to master and so much more fun for me to play!
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#924625 - 11/15/13 07:43 AM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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I know what you mean, Gerry, I still go bback & play some of my old favorites sometimes - bad graphics & all! I think I'll see if the first TR will run on my laptop. I tried playing TR Anniversary, but gave it up - it was just too hard. And I don't like games where you can't save where you want to. (Although I played & finished Indy & the Emperor's Tomb.) The old reflexes aren't as good as they used to be here, too! smile
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#924729 - 11/15/13 03:27 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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I though Anniversary was an excellent re-make/re-imagining of the original. Perfect level of originality mixed with lots of 'oh, I remember that bit from the original.'

IMO, of course smile

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#924735 - 11/15/13 04:21 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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There's supposed to be a way to improve the graphics using Glidos.
Stella has something about it on her website
http://tombraiders.net/stella/downloads.html
http://www.glidos.net/

Of course it's probably not the quality of current games, but it's better than the great honkin' pixels of the original. Here's a sample
http://www.glidos.net/large/sphinx.jpg

I couldn't get the hang of the controls in TR Anniversary and never finished the game.
I'd like to replay the original while I'm still able.

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#924742 - 11/15/13 05:02 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Thanks Jenny100 wave
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#924912 - 11/17/13 05:17 AM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
Kaki's Sister Offline
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Jenny100 I checked it out. That is a huge improvement. I hope I can figure out how to implement it. Thanks. I agree with you about the Anniversary TR too. It was difficult for me especially the fighting using those unique techniques.
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#924926 - 11/17/13 10:10 AM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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luck Gerry puppy
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#925154 - 11/18/13 03:05 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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This peaked my interest as I haven't played the original TR games in many years.

I checked out GOG because installing from my old disks and trying to tweak to my new system (I now have Windows 8) was more than I wanted to handle.

To my pleasant surprise, GOG has TR 1, 2, and 3 for $9.99. I took a while to get it running. In fact, I had to go to their tech support for an answer as to how to make that happen. lol

However I learned from them that there is a TR1 safe mode and that together with running as administrator allowed me to play the game.

The really good news is the TR1 that you download from GOG is the enhanced version so the graphics are like playing with the Glidos etc.
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#925185 - 11/18/13 06:40 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Steam also has the full set of all the TR games working on modern Windows PCs. No need for any running as Administrator, it all just works straight out of the box, as they say. They have the lot as a GBP45 (approx. $72.50) bundle, and they sometimes put that on sale - I picked the bundle up for just GBP10 (approx. $10) during the January 2013 sale.

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#925192 - 11/18/13 07:34 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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The GOG version of TR1 from TR1+2+3 worked without tweaking on my Windows 8.1 computer.
However getting it to work with glidos
http://glidos.net/install.html
and using the enhanced audio and texture packs and the restored FMV movies from the Playstation version was another matter. The enhanced audio and textures were actually not difficult to configure using the instructions on the Glidos website. But I had to install a codec pack (***Windows Essentials Codec Pack***) to get the FMV movies to work.

You get the texture packs from
http://www.tombraiderxtra.com/
Some are only for certain levels, so if you want to use different packs for different levels, you exit the game and choose the texture pack you want to use from the dropdown in the Glidos configuration.

However in the end I got a much much better looking TR1 than just the straight-from-GOG version.
Glidos has instructions for the GOG version, the Steam version, and the CD version of TR1.

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#925212 - 11/18/13 10:25 PM Re: Original First Tomb Raider Game [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Hope you enjoy the game. wave
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