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Old 09-16-03, 04:15 PM   #1
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EIDOS Interactive, the publisher for Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness issued a patch a couple of weeks ago for the game which happened to include a way to use the game as a DX9 benchmark. Since it shows NVIDIA hardware performing slower than ATI, EIDOS has pulled it down. Remember, this is a "Way it's meant to be played" game, which means NVIDIA has paid EIDOS marketing money. Here's a bs statement from EIDOS Europe:
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Old 09-16-03, 04:17 PM   #2
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Okay, do you guys want a separate thread for TR:AOD patch discussion?
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Old 09-16-03, 04:19 PM   #4
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EIDOS Interactive, the publisher for Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness issued a patch a couple of weeks ago for the game which happened to include a way to use the game as a DX9 benchmark. Since it shows NVIDIA hardware performing slower than ATI, EIDOS has pulled it down. Remember, this is a "Way it's meant to be played" game, which means NVIDIA has paid EIDOS marketing money. Here's a bs statement from EIDOS Europe:

"It has come to the attention of Eidos that an unreleased patch for Tomb Raider: AOD has unfortunately been used as the basis for videocard benchmarking. While Eidos and Core appreciate the need for modern benchmarking software that utilizes the advanced shading capabilities of modern graphics hardware, Tomb Raider: AOD Patch 49 was never intended for public release and is not a basis for valid benchmarking comparisons. Core and Eidos believe that Tomb Raider: AOD performs exceptionally well on NVIDIA hardware." - Paul Baldwin, Eidos
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No, 49 is the patch that we worked on for the benchmarking. If you click the download link its no longer there.

This is stupid since the patch actually increased performance for all boards and solved a number of bug fixes - the benchmarking mode is still available in the previous version, so if people use that then the performances will be even worse!
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Old 09-16-03, 04:22 PM   #5
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Man, ATI can't a fair shake anywhere! I guess this is proof to the people that tried to say that the TWIMTBP program is not about getting an advantage over the competition.
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Old 09-16-03, 04:24 PM   #6
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Anyone who still needs this patch can download it from myself here:

Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness Patch v49
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Old 09-16-03, 04:26 PM   #7
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D'oh. Friggin' idiots. Question now is, does someone have this patch on their system, and would they be willing to e-mail/pass it along to some sites so they can host it for download? I'd hate to see people miss out on bug fixes because EIDOS has their heads crammed where the sun don't shine.

I'd say, if you have the patch, send it to Solomon at *********, MikeC here at nV News and/or Neil Yates and Envy News and I'm sure one of them would be happy to host it for people who want to get it.

Edit: Or you can download it from Hanners who beat me to the punch.
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Anyone who still needs this patch can download it from myself here:

Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness Patch v49
Are you just trying to collect letters from lawyers or do you have some sort of master-plan in mind here Hanners?
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D'oh. Friggin' idiots. Question now is, does someone have this patch on their system, and would they be willing to e-mail/pass it along to some sites so they can host it for download? I'd hate to see people miss out on bug fixes because EIDOS has their heads crammed where the sun don't shine.

I'd say, if you have the patch, send it to Solomon at *********, MikeC here at nV News and/or Neil Yates and Envy News and I'm sure one of them would be happy to host it for people who want to get it.
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Folks--put it on Torrent.
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I dont think they will make him take if off. Afterall it was a public patch.
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I dont think they will make him take if off. Afterall it was a public patch.
Yes, but now they are claiming it was not meant for the public.
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