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post #31 of 163
There is a youtube video out there that shows a mod for the PC version that enables so much detail that Laura has hair that moves independently instead of in large mass. I know it is the PC but wow, the graphics are stunning in this game on the PC.
post #32 of 163
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

There is a youtube video out there that shows a mod for the PC version that enables so much detail that Laura has hair that moves independently instead of in large mass. I know it is the PC but wow, the graphics are stunning in this game on the PC.
I'm sure it looks stunning on PC but I have to say, given the limitations of the aging 360 they have really squeezed a lot of magic out of this title. I'm probably about half way through now and could not be happier. Already well worth the $$ IMO.
post #33 of 163
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

There is a youtube video out there that shows a mod for the PC version that enables so much detail that Laura has hair that moves independently instead of in large mass. I know it is the PC but wow, the graphics are stunning in this game on the PC.
Is it a MOD or just under the advanced graphics? I have the PC version and tried turning everything up to ultra and high settings, and what is funny is the hair tesselation options cripples my system pretty bad. I have Sager NP-8130 laptop with a quadcore i7 and a Nvidia 460M graphics card with 8GB of Ram, so it can handle most games pretty good. Though after playing this game I'd love to build a new desktop system to see how it looks with everything cranked and playing with solid FPS. The game also has a benchmark program that allows you to try out various settings before playing the game. I found this pretty helpful.
post #34 of 163
Did I miss something about how Dodge Kill Mastery works? I expected to tap the B button then see the chance to hit the Y button for a kill. What I *get* is scrambling when the B button is tapped and rarely any Y action. Do I need to be carrying the bow, so the arrow to the knee could permanently end the enemy's adventuring?...

POSSIBLY it only works well 1-on-1. On the Endurance, I had better luck...
Edited by mikepaul - 3/9/13 at 8:37pm
post #35 of 163
I did most of Summit Forest and decided to take a break and backtrack to Shantytown to clean it up. The north side with the helicopter was easy, but when I entered the gate to the south side, I discovered that the way to get up to the path over to the right side of the map is missing, and I can't discover an alternate path there now, not even a door I can blast through. It is dark now, but even Survival Instinct doesn't make anything glow that would let me rope arrow my way over. Anybody find the way there on a revisit?

I maxed the Survival skills and Cartography is great, but looking at a relic glowing through a wall is no fun when the path there seems unavailable...

Aw, heck. Never mind. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I walked back to the camp I arrived at, and then saw that another camp I could travel to was where I wanted to go...

Update: eventually, a piece of fence disappeared that let me easily walk between the two sections of town. It's near the Day Camp you find as you walk into the lower section of town. Not sure what triggers the removal of the fence. Annoyed it's not gone earlier, though...

Edited by mikepaul - 3/11/13 at 6:57am
post #36 of 163
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

Is it a MOD or just under the advanced graphics? I have the PC version and tried turning everything up to ultra and high settings, and what is funny is the hair tesselation options cripples my system pretty bad. I have Sager NP-8130 laptop with a quadcore i7 and a Nvidia 460M graphics card with 8GB of Ram, so it can handle most games pretty good. Though after playing this game I'd love to build a new desktop system to see how it looks with everything cranked and playing with solid FPS. The game also has a benchmark program that allows you to try out various settings before playing the game. I found this pretty helpful.

Correction, it is a setting in the game as pointed out below.
Edited by WilliamR - 3/11/13 at 4:56am
post #37 of 163
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

There is a youtube video out there that shows a mod for the PC version that enables so much detail that Laura has hair that moves independently instead of in large mass. I know it is the PC but wow, the graphics are stunning in this game on the PC.

Pretty sure you're just referring to TressFX, which is not a mod.
post #38 of 163
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

A mod.
The Mod in the youtube video is for changing her hair color. There is an option under the graphics (advanced) for the TressFX for Lara's hair that makes it into single like hair and gives it more movement.
Thislink shows a good example of what the TressFX does for hair. Looks like I should look for an update on my driver since nvidia is having some poor performance for this. Though I have been pretty happy with the settings I am using and how it looks.
post #39 of 163
Got a 100% complete on my Normal game. 31 of 50 Achievements, with 4 single-player ones left undone. I started a Hard game and quit just after the first save point, but I'm not sure I'll ever go further. Frankly, a few of those Normal fights were HARD anyway, so harder will probably exceed my patience. Well worth the rental, $8 I think...
post #40 of 163
Took some more screens and uploaded to imageshack. I did not resize the images, so they should be around 1080 in size. Love this game!
Tomb Raider Album
post #41 of 163
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

The Mod in the youtube video is for changing her hair color. There is an option under the graphics (advanced) for the TressFX for Lara's hair that makes it into single like hair and gives it more movement.
Thislink shows a good example of what the TressFX does for hair. Looks like I should look for an update on my driver since nvidia is having some poor performance for this. Though I have been pretty happy with the settings I am using and how it looks.

Ah, thanks fo the correction.
post #42 of 163
I am loving this game. It reminds me a little of Uncharted, but controls so much better than the floaty controls on the UC series.
post #43 of 163
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Originally Posted by americangunner View Post

It reminds me a little of Uncharted

That's a funny statement.
post #44 of 163
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

That's a funny statement.
Well, compared to the other TR games on the 360, all of which are unfinished here due to complexity of puzzles and/or stupid boss battles, I'd say it does remind me a bit of Uncharted 2, the only one in that series I tried to play. If I had the PS3 controller guts inside a 360 controller, I think I might have gotten further than I did in U2. I just couldn't outfight the dudes in the swamp area and gave up after far more retries than Tomb Raider required. I do have to say that the puzzles in TR were way too simple, no comparison to what U2 required up to the point I quit.

Kinda sad that I have so many stories of games I couldn't finish, but them's the breaks...
post #45 of 163
I don't know if you guys remember this game called Tomb Raider. It came out in the 90s, had many sequels. You played as this chick with big boobs and tiny waist. She would go spelunking, find antiquities and treasures, shoot at things.
post #46 of 163
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

I don't know if you guys remember this game called Tomb Raider. It came out in the 90s, had many sequels. You played as this chick with big boobs and tiny waist. She would go spelunking, find antiquities and treasures, shoot at things.
And your point is?

MY point is that the older TR games were unfinishable by me, but the new Tomb Raider was relatively easy, just as I think Uncharted 2 would be with a controller built for my hands, because the 'puzzle' aspect was replaced with fighting...
post #47 of 163
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

If I had the PS3 controller guts inside a 360 controller,

I think that would be the best of both worlds. The Dualshock is one of the main reasons why I avoid the PS3 for gaming except for a select few of games. As good as the PS4 sounds the new controller for that is going to be a issue for me if I was to get it. Hell I like the WiiU controller better then the dual shock.
Edited by Arutha_conDoin - 3/11/13 at 11:30pm
post #48 of 163
"It reminds me a little of Uncharted"

Tomb Raider - 1996
Uncharted - 2007
Tomb Raider - 2013
post #49 of 163
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

"It reminds me a little of Uncharted"

Tomb Raider - 1996
Uncharted - 2007
Tomb Raider - 2013
But this isn't exactly like the older Tomb Raiders. I meant it as no knock on the original series, just stated that the direction they went with is a lot like Uncharted, only in my book, better.
post #50 of 163
Have had a BLAST with this game the last 2 days and should finish it up tonight Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I am at the part where you battle all the Samurai warriors
. I think I have enjoyed this even slightly more than Uncharted 1 or 2 which is saying a lot!
post #51 of 163
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

Well, compared to the other TR games on the 360, all of which are unfinished here due to complexity of puzzles and/or stupid boss battles, I'd say it does remind me a bit of Uncharted 2, the only one in that series I tried to play. If I had the PS3 controller guts inside a 360 controller, I think I might have gotten further than I did in U2. I just couldn't outfight the dudes in the swamp area and gave up after far more retries than Tomb Raider required. I do have to say that the puzzles in TR were way too simple, no comparison to what U2 required up to the point I quit.

Kinda sad that I have so many stories of games I couldn't finish, but them's the breaks...

U2 had puzzles?

confused.gif

Man, don't ever play Silent Hill 1, 2 or 3 on hard!

For those that can't stand DS3's: http://www.cronusdevice.com/what-it-does.html

Little late in the game, but if you absolutely need to play those exclusives...
post #52 of 163
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

For those that can't stand DS3's: http://www.cronusdevice.com/what-it-does.html

Little late in the game, but if you absolutely need to play those exclusives...
Thanks. Hadn't heard of Cronus before. Already have the Microsoft wireless adapter somewhere, never used it though. Will research some more before laying out $60 though. I have the God of War 1&2 set, plus 3 and Uncharted 2. Not a huge pile of unfinished stuff like I do for the 360, but it's there to be worked on...
post #53 of 163
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Originally Posted by americangunner View Post

But this isn't exactly like the older Tomb Raiders. I meant it as no knock on the original series, just stated that the direction they went with is a lot like Uncharted, only in my book, better.

My post is not meant to be serious.

The "like Uncharted" comment was funny (to me) because Uncharted is a lot like the original Tomb Raider games.

Yes they are not same, but you cannot deny Uncharted took a lot of influence from Tomb Raider.

I would rank Uncharted 1 and 2 higher than the original Tomb Raider games, because they have a much bigger budget, more polish, and of course more modern. But Tomb Raider did most of those things before Uncharted.

This new Tomb Raider reminds me of this slightly older game that's a lot like the even older Tomb Raider games.

For all the kids who are sick of looking at Indiana Jones, here's Lara.
post #54 of 163
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

U2 had puzzles?

confused.gif

Man, don't ever play Silent Hill 1, 2 or 3 on hard!

For those that can't stand DS3's: http://www.cronusdevice.com/what-it-does.html

Little late in the game, but if you absolutely need to play those exclusives...
What a brilliant little device. I'm almost tempted to get one, but seeing how the new consoles are coming out soon, I think I will hold back.
post #55 of 163
Amazing game! Couldn't resist picking it up. Have 2 weeks to finish before Bioshock Infinite comes out smile.gif

Mind-blowing graphics and audio too!
post #56 of 163
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

What a brilliant little device. I'm almost tempted to get one, but seeing how the new consoles are coming out soon, I think I will hold back.
Found a 10% discount coupon code cronustwitter10 that offset the $5 shipping plus saved $1. The wireless adapter worked once I found it. I have a wired controller of sorts, a joystick one. Once it arrives I'll see if the good reviews I found are more accurate than the bad ones...

It arrived today (3/16). Sadly, it doesn't work once plugged into the PS3, and so far I can't find a reason why the PS3 refuses to accept it. On my laptop, it was recognized but not much else happened. I'm hoping for a fix when the support staff gets in on Monday...
Edited by mikepaul - 3/16/13 at 5:41pm
post #57 of 163
Finally finished this game... amazing!!! Will probably play through again but finally justice has been done and a once great franchise has had new life breathed in! Can't wait to see what is next for Lara. Hopefully the sales numbers will be sufficient to invest in a worthy sequel!
post #58 of 163
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

Found a 10% discount coupon code cronustwitter10 that offset the $5 shipping plus saved $1. The wireless adapter worked once I found it. I have a wired controller of sorts, a joystick one. Once it arrives I'll see if the good reviews I found are more accurate than the bad ones...

It arrived today (3/16). Sadly, it doesn't work once plugged into the PS3, and so far I can't find a reason why the PS3 refuses to accept it. On my laptop, it was recognized but not much else happened. I'm hoping for a fix when the support staff gets in on Monday...

Found this that might help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h9Up8yGMJg

Device should light up as soon as you put it in.
post #59 of 163
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Found this that might help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h9Up8yGMJg

Device should light up as soon as you put it in.
"Light up", yes. Referring to the 6:30 spot in the video, I get the no-device-connected rolling LED display when I plug it into the PS3, but I believe the "Unknown USB device" error I see on the HDTV means a lot. When I plug in the wired Mad Catz Arcade Controller, which is supposed to be required to initialize the device, the rolling keeps going. Microsoft Wireless Adapter gives the same no-device-connected display. No idea what he saw when he plugged his in. None of the videos I watched mentioned any PS3 error message.

After some screwing around, I kinda have it working on my laptop. Not SURE all is well, since I already had the drivers loaded for the Microsoft wireless adapter to work anyway and it might just be displaying the all-is-well 0 on the device for sport, but I can play Darksiders using my Evil D-Pad controller. The diagnostic software requires the included cable be attached, and when I do, I see the values change when I push buttons and squeeze triggers. What I *haven't * done yet is charge up my PS3 controller and see if that will work on my 360, using the little Bluetooth dongle they included. Since I don't expect to hear from anyone until tomorrow at the earliest, that might be a nice test to get out of the way.

Perhaps the Mad Catz controller isn't quite the right wired controller for the initialization job. That was only bought to try to get the spinner working for Breakout-like games (support sucked, waste of money). I'd hate to have to get another 100% Microsoft controller just to wake up the device while it's in the PS3, then return it or something. That's better than the other possible problem: PS3 hardware revision that nobody else found was an issue, or that the Cronus device was declared DOA and returned by those who did see it. Time will tell...
post #60 of 163
Well, keep us posted! Hopefully it all works out.

I did some googling and it seems 3rd party controllers might not be supported 100%, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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