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sirplayalot
03-30-06, 11:55 PM
http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/tombraider/

:)

(nana2)

jAkUp
03-31-06, 02:10 AM
Nice :D I will try it soon :D

OWA
03-31-06, 03:50 PM
Is the demo out? The link provided just led me to two munched ads and a link to the preview. Do you have to joing Gamespy or some other game site to get access to it?

Marvel_us
03-31-06, 05:31 PM
I don't think the demo is available yet. It says join the dev chat then download the demo. The dev chat starts at 4:30 pst which is about an hour from now.

I'm looking forward to this one.

Marvel_us
03-31-06, 07:06 PM
In the chat now missed about 15mins of it though. I'll try and filter through some of the stuff and put what I think is the most interesting.

EDIT: Here we go.
<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Legion-Aheiri-gs* First off...The graphics look DAMN good...Being 18 I grew up around Tomb Raider and have played all the sequals including Angel of Darkness. Besides those, Are their any new features to look forward to in Tomb Raider:Legend?

<madmattcd> Thank you :) . Besides the graphics I think you'll love the new control system. We've also spent a lot of time with Lara's gear like the magnetic grapple. We also have our own in engine physics system which leads to some pretty cool traps and puzzles that you won't have seen before.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Jixs-gs* Riley Cooper mentioned last year that Lara will travel to South Africa. Can you elaborate on where in South Africa she'll be going?

<madmattcd> So since then its changed to West Africa. Its not really a specific location but if you've seen the E3 demo trailer on line with the big waterfall. That's the location.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Mossberger500-gs* does this game have full HDR including the bloom effect? and does it use Shadermodel 3.0?

<madmattcd> Technically we not doing true HDR although we do something very similiar using the full screen effects. The nextgen version requires 3.0 support so yes we do.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Shadowk14-gs* Will the Xbox360 version of Tomb Raider Legend be out the same day as the PC,Ps2,and Xbox versions?

<madmattcd> Yes I'm very happy to say that it will be out on the same day. You should also be able to find a demo on the marketplace any day now.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *[GSI]Scooby0110-gs* Game Length? How fast can an average player finish this game? 10 hrs??

<madmattcd> 8-10 hours will get you through the standard game path. It's going to take much longer if you want to try and collect all the rewards along the way (the golds are pretty hard to find).

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Isane_Isaac-gs* Can you tell me the chronology of all the Tomb Raider? I mean, is Tomb Raider Legend the second party of Angel of Darkness?

<madmattcd> I can't really tell you where it falls in the chronology because we really didn't worry about that when we set up the story (it would have been too confusing). I can confirm that it is not the second part of Angel of Darkness.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *MaXThReAT-gs* My question is: What new feature/skill stands out the most in Lara's repertoire?

<madmattcd> The grapple by far. It was our new toy so we use it quite a bit for problems and moving :)

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Generallee02-gs* With the 360 version, will there be any downloadable content, like levels or anything exclusive for the 360? Thought i had read about something exclusive to 360 a while back.

<madmattcd> Right now there aren't any plans to do any downloadable content (although that could always change). There are several things coming up for the marketplace (demos, icons and wallpapers etc).

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Clara[CA]-gs* Are you planning to release an original soundtrack for the game? Because the musics we heard so far is really good!

<madmattcd> I'm sure Troels will be happy to hear that. I'm not sure what the plans are right now. It's definitely something that's a possibility. The psp version has a couple of bonus tracks you can play :)

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Crueltylizer-gs* The new action sequences where you press a button for Lara to respond while the sequence is going on in fron of you look really cool. Will they be a big part of the game?

<madmattcd> Not a huge part. The general rule is one per level.

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *[GSI]Scooby0110-gs* Lots of concern about Widescreen support! Will we see 1440x900, 1680X1050, or 1900X1200?

<madmattcd> All the versions of the game support widescreen. Infact you should be able to try it tonight on the demo.

Update....It ended with these questions:

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *Hevonblade-gs* Hi matt my question is: How many 3D models of lara croft have you created before found the good one ? or how many artwork?

<madmattcd> So there were a ton of variation but really only 3 main versions. Early we did a very quick prototype that was completely different to the AOD Lara. If fans saw it I'm sure we would have got lots of angry emails. That gave us a base for what not to do. We then did another model that had quite a few variations that we narrowed down. Then Toby joined and we did a third model that we did several changes on, that ended up as the final model you see now

<[Admin]WolfBlade> ok folks, unfortunately this will be the last question for tonight

<[Admin]WolfBlade> *bloodraven43-gs* i want to startout by saying thxs crystal for bringing lara back from the tombs....i wanted to know if the pc game will support gamepads and rumble?

<madmattcd> You're welcome :) Yes the pc version supports gamepad. We've added a default control and targetting system that works really well with a keyboard and mouse but if you do have a gamepad go into the options and change controls to default gamepad. It will give you a control system very close to the console version which you can still customize. We do support rumble.

Demo out now!! http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/tombraider/

Marvel_us
03-31-06, 07:54 PM
A couple tidbits I'll add sense the dev seems to be answer some random questions still.

<madmattcd> IMOO1. We don't preload the whole level. The way our engine works we load a lot of things on the fly. It's not an issue so much for pc but for the consoles. It means that you can play really big levels with no load time. Also means the data for the levels (stream data) has to be put together in a specific way.

<madmattcd> So I don't think that I'm giving away anything but I'm pretty sure you can count on another game :)

Lol only 2 he answered. Ah well downloading the demo now.

OWA
03-31-06, 08:00 PM
Thanks for relaying the chat.

Dang, 44 minute wait. :(

http://www.3dgamers.com/news/more/1096484403/

http://www.worthdownloading.com/download.php?gid=1213&id=7108

Edit: Heh, found one with no waiting but it's downloading at a blazing 75k.

Edit 2: Filefront is fast but the file is apparently still being uploaded. It's 400+ meg but all the filefront mirrors are only showing around 170-200Meg.

Edit 3: Filefront has it now and I'm downloading at 500K+ there.


http://download.filefront.com/4937795;8cbae75d01a578508ef5bea0c2a055ade390a7ad32 4b81710d631b4f407f87eadfa0e8e2755b32df

Dang, first one was corrupt. Downloading again... :( 2nd one from FileFront was also corrupt. Anyone got a download link that has a valid archive and decent speed?

jAkUp
03-31-06, 09:00 PM
Downloading now from 3DGamers! 4 minutes left... :D

Rummy
03-31-06, 09:15 PM
Thanks for relaying the chat.

Dang, 44 minute wait. :(

http://www.3dgamers.com/news/more/1096484403/

http://www.worthdownloading.com/download.php?gid=1213&id=7108

Edit: Heh, found one with no waiting but it's downloading at a blazing 75k.

Edit 2: Filefront is fast but the file is apparently still being uploaded. It's 400+ meg but all the filefront mirrors are only showing around 170-200Meg.

Edit 3: Filefront has it now and I'm downloading at 500K+ there.

http://download.filefront.com/4937795;8cbae75d01a578508ef5bea0c2a055ade390a7ad32 4b81710d631b4f407f87eadfa0e8e2755b32df

Dang, first one was corrupt. Downloading again... :( 2nd one from FileFront was also corrupt. Anyone got a download link that has a valid archive and decent speed?

Having the same problem!:(

OWA
03-31-06, 09:17 PM
Having the same problem!:(
Yeah, I've downloaded it 3 times from FileFront and all of them have been corrupt. Are you using FileFront also?

jAkUp
03-31-06, 09:17 PM
I grabbed it from 3DGamers and seems to be installed fine.

EDIT:

I am unable to enable "next generation content" is anyone else having this problem? The box is grayed out for me.

OWA
03-31-06, 09:19 PM
I grabbed it from 3DGamers and seems to be installed fine.
Thanks, I'm downloading from there now but it's at 57k so it's going to be a while. :(

jAkUp
03-31-06, 09:27 PM
I am still unable to enable "next generation content" but here are some screenies without this enabled.

Game is decent so far, graphics are pretty good, probably would be alot better if I could enable that setting.

http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/3193/trl20060331192801537fm.th.jpg (http://img419.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trl20060331192801537fm.jpg) http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/6209/trl20060331192849180is.th.jpg (http://img419.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trl20060331192849180is.jpg) http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/5450/trl20060331192947511qm.th.jpg (http://img326.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trl20060331192947511qm.jpg) http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/3582/trl20060331193012512cm.th.jpg (http://img419.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trl20060331193012512cm.jpg)

shock3r
03-31-06, 09:34 PM
The readme states that: For installer size reasons on this demo version, the 'Next Generation' graphics option has been de-activated. However please check back after the 7th April 2006 for an update which will unlock all the high-end content and fully optimise the demo to that of the full retail version.

RAY16
03-31-06, 09:35 PM
The demo doesn't contain the fancy graphics, only the full game does. I suppose it would of made the download too big...or they just didn't want to include it.

*edit*

Bah, ninja'd. And with a quote from the readme, too...

Rummy
03-31-06, 09:58 PM
Yeah, I've downloaded it 3 times from FileFront and all of them have been corrupt. Are you using FileFront also?

Yeah using file front. Iv'e gotten screwed off gamespy 4 times now. Still 10 hours to go on Gamespot using cable!

Rummy
03-31-06, 10:00 PM
waiting on fileplanet 2 min to go let's see what happens..................

Rummy
03-31-06, 10:02 PM
dling at 458 kbs 20 min to go oh wait 19 min..........

jAkUp
03-31-06, 10:09 PM
I beat the demo, not bad at all. Actually doesnt have much combat, most is puzzle solving.

Suffers a bit from consolitis, but the graphics look ok, it runs good, and is decent :) I may get it. I really wanna check out what it looks like with the hi def graphics options.

Marvel_us
03-31-06, 10:09 PM
Just finished the demo and I must say I for one enjoyed it.

Yea, just to verify I couldn't enable next gen content either. The game runs smooth and works pretty well with my PC 360 controller.

Played it at 1600x1200 everything on except the next gen option.

Rummy
03-31-06, 10:12 PM
Just finished the demo and I must say I for one enjoyed it.

Yea, just to verify I couldn't enable next gen content either. The game runs smooth and works pretty well with my PC 360 controller.

Played it at 1600x1200 everything on except the next gen option.

Is that controller bulky? I was thinking about getting some sort of gamepad.

Marvel_us
03-31-06, 10:14 PM
No. It's an Xbox360 controller.

Rummy
03-31-06, 10:16 PM
The final game will be 9 GIG!!:D

Lfctony
04-01-06, 12:18 AM
Does anyone actually have any info on what the next gen content is exactly? I'm guessing King Kong like, with high res textures etc? Haven't downloaded the demo yet, though I'm looking forward to getting it, if it proves to be a good game.

Capt. Picard
04-01-06, 12:28 AM
The final game will be 9 GIG!!:D

Come again!!! 9GB!!!