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Important Forum Threads

All TRLE limitations
Unofficial Tools: Post your TR Unofficial tools here
*** BRIEF Description of TRLE Tools and Utilities ***
The official TR custom level screenshot gallery
To all programmers wishing to use the TR4 source code
All creators of wads, objects, textures or Lara costumes..
list of Lara animations

Flipeffect numbers
TRLE Community Level Deux - Project Ressurected
Would you like a Map Editor included with TR: Legend?
Crash matters
Tutorials and Discoveries
INDEX : Tomb Raider Scripts
all OCB codes

Community links

TRLE Community Level Deux ( forum thread | website )
The second go at a forum community level. Started TREEBLE and continued by Staticon.

TRLE Community Level Uno ( forum thread - website )
Several forum members participating in a project to make 1 big forum community level. Started by Data and directed by TREEBLE.
TRLE Chatbox Network
This is a chatbox specially made for the TRLE forum where people can ask questions about the level editor if they need live help or to chat with fellow forum members and other designers around the world.
TRLE Forum Photo Album
This thread was originally started by Colin Grigson in the old TRLE forum and it still alive today. This is your chance of showing you to the public.
Eidos Community Chat Forum
Want to talk about who had the best day at the track? Or the "Unbelievable Lightness of being"? This is the place to write your missives. Note: The Terms of Use STILL apply and will be enforced!
Eidos Community ChatRoom
Get to know and have fun with fellow Eidos members in this Community Chatroom.
TR Series/TRLE Forum Poster
A collection of photos that were nicely put together by Dhama.
FAQ page feedback thread - archives
Use this thread to make comments or requests for this FAQ page. The archives contain all old replies.
Old TRLE Forum Archive
This is an online archive of all saved pages from the old Eidos TRLE forum before it was deleted.
TRLE Forum Members Screenshots Gallery
This gallery contains the 5 best screenshots of custom levels, made by forum members and
judged by forum member.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the TRLE?
- TRLE stands for Tomb Raider Level Editor. It is a program that allows you to create your own Tomb Raider levels.

Where can I get it?
- The LE comes with the PC version of Tomb Raider Chronicles. You can also buy it online on sites like amazon.com and ebay. You may also download the LE free of charge here.

What do I need to run the LE?
- The LE runs even on fairly old PCs. Supported Operating Systems are Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and Vista. There is also a version for the Macintosh.

When I try to run it, but I keep getting an error message and it throws me back to the desktop, what's wrong?
- The program is designed to work on a resolution of 1024x768 and 16bits color. Adjust your display settings and try again.

In Windows XP the roomeditor keeps spinning when I try move the view. How can this be solved?
- Have a look in this thread for a work-around.

How do I learn to use the LE?
- The setup installs a manual which contains a tutorial level for the beginners and an advanced section for the more experienced users. It is highly recommended you do the entire tutorial level first, it covers all basic operations, it makes you familiar with the LE interface and and learns you how to build your own custom level. If there is something in the manual you don't understand, the forum community is here to assist you.

Can I use objects/sound from other Tomb Raider games?
- The current level editor is from Tomb Raider The Last Revelation and objects from other games in the series will not work correctly unless edited by someone very talented, and without using TRWest to put them in the right slots.

Can I modify any of the textures or objects?
Stripix is an application tool to modify the textures in a wad and also the .dxf(s) (objects), it allows you to make new outfits.

Can I download the Tomb Raider executable file (the Tomb Raider game engine that comes with the Level Editor?
It is now perfectly legal to host or download the Tomb Raider executable that originally came with the Level Editor.

Will there be an editor for AoD, Legend, etc?
- There will be No new Level Editor in the forseeable future

What do I need in order to play a Tomb Raider custom level?
- You need the Tomb Raider Level Editor, as this contains the TR4 engine that runs the level(s)

How do I set up a custom level?
- Usually, custom levels come with a readme file that contains all the relevant info. If it doesn't, or you can't understand the info, the following stages should help:

1. Download the custom level
2. Using 'Winzip' (or other decompression software), un-zip the contents of the Zipfile.
3. Files with the following names Script.dat, English.dat should be copied to the main TRLE directory i.e. C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle.
4. Files with the following names *****.TOM, *****.CD, *****.lar, *****.SAM, *****.sfx, *****.SWD, *****.txt, *****.WAD (where '*****' denotes level title) should be copied to C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle\graphics\wads.
5. Any .WAV files that have a number in the title, should be copied to C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle\audio.
6. Any .WAV files that have a name other than a number in the title, should be copied to C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle\sound\Samples.
7. Any .TR4 file should be copied to C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle\data.
8. If you have a TR4 file, the level will run once all files have been copied over, but if you have a .TOM file, you'll need to convert the level before you can play it, using the level converter found at C:\Program Files\Core Design\trle\tom2pc

For Further questions or comments on installing custom levels go here.

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials
Designer Tips
A list of handy tips that will help you understanding the basic designing guidelines and limitations of the level editor.
Objects Archive
An archive of screenshots, descriptions and location of all objects from the official WAD's.
Outfit Archive
In the Level Editor you are not only able to use the standard Lara outfits, but also custom made
outfits, designed by fans. Click on the link to browse through an archive of available custom outfits.
Object Code Bits (OCB) List
Here you will find a list of OCB numbers found by members with a description of what they do.
General TR & TRLE FAQ
This is a huge list of basic Tomb Raider and TRLE FAQ's.
slope trick, LE key tricks, installing custom levels
As the title of the link said.
StripX tips and tricks
A beginner guide for StripX written by Tommy Tomb Raider.
LE manual with basics, advanced and extra features
Some of the features covered in the manual written in "human language" by Lara Severi.
Raider's Metasequoia Tutorial
A beginner guide for Metasequoia, an object creating program.
Fog Lightning Chart
This is a chart will all the codes and their respectivly colors, created by Bob5
Audio FAQ
TheDarkStar's guide for custom audio in the level editor.
Spike OCB Orientation test room
This project file created by Wee Bald Man contains a setup of all possible spike OCB codes which makes it visually clear what all the codes do.
Rhino 3D tips and tricks
A beginner guide for Rhino 3D written by Tommy Tomb Raider.
Transparant & Opacity tricks
Some advanced tricks for making nice transparant texture effects by MountainDewNut.
How to make lava and magma
A tutorial by El Diablo.
Legend Limitations
Exactly how long can you make a legend and what are the possibilities? Find out on this page written by Wee Bald Man.
Pushable Objects Puzzle
Open a door using five pushable objects which all have to be on their correct respective square. Written by Data.
How to make partly transparent textures and other tips & tricks
By Peter Campbell
Floor and Ceiling Tips and Tricks For Walls
By MountainDewNut
Metasequoia Tutorial
By MountainDewNut
Tips, Tutorials, and more!
by Chronicles5
Flame OCB Orientation & Behaviour test projects
A modification of Wee Bald Man's Spike OCB Orientation test room. This one shows
the OCB codes of the FLAME_EMITTER nullmesh object. By Driber
Links to popular TRLE tools and sites
Move your move over some of the links to see a screenshot and a short description.
BmpToRaw TBuilder 2.4 Revision 1
Bremse TextureAdd v1.0.6.4
Cdaudio.wad Player Texture Edit
CutSeq Editer Texture Editing Studio 1.02
Dxtre3d v2.0 Rev 2C Tomb Raider Level Manager v1.4
Easy Life Tomb Ripper
Eidos' official new & revised wads TR Custom Screens V 2.0
Fexinspect TR Level Manager
Floor Edit TR Save Game Editor
FontEdit TR_Exe
Jack! TR_PRJ
Level Building Program Resource TR2Prj v 2.24
Madplay TR2WAD
Metasequoia TR4 original script.txt
NGLE + TRNG TR4 Wadfiles
Objects Archive TREP (Tomb Raider Engine Patcher)
PRJMerge TRFix
reStrText TRLE.net
Rhino 3D TRLE Community Level
RView TRLE Search Engine
Screamer <Java runtime files> TRLEMate
Script Editing Studio TRViewer
SFX Manager v1.1 TRwest
ShrinKit 1.0 Turbo
Sound Jack! Unmodified WADs Resource
Strpix3 WADFixer
  WADMerger - <visual basic runtime files>
 
For more tools go here or here or here. = working link = deadlink
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TRLE Fansite Links
Tomb Raider Revelations LeeO
The Orginal Tomb Raider Conversion Project KingSpyder
Tombraider custom levels by Dhama dhama
Tomb Raider Level Editor Stuff trlestuff
Tomb Raider Level Editing Netslider
Editor 23 Lara Severi
Tomb Raider Custom Levels Colin Grigson
Tombraider 51/2 "Lara and the last crusade" piega
Lara's Mansion Henk Eland
TRWad homepage TRWad
Lara's Wardrobe tommy tomb raider
TR Clothes moose562
The Tomb Raider Warehouse Elpasodude
Emmas TRLE Emma P
DREAM-TOMB RAIDER dreamer2000
T.R.ToolBox robbase
The Tomb Raider Library Raider of Tombs
The Tomb Raider Encyclopedia Seth
Tomb Raider Connection Kiopo
Tga City TR James
Tomb Raider: Level Heaven
TRLE: Connection
TRLevels
TR Studio bob5
Staticon Tomb Raider Custom Levels staticon
Tomb Raider Heaven Lil Kid
Tr_Nut's resturaunt MountainDewNut
Toon Raider Suzie Croft
Castle Doomsday Data
THE ARCHIVES The ARCHIVES
TRLE Planet El Diablo
Tomb Raider Catalogue Pancho_TR
Dak's TRLE Site DKSM
no+angel noangel
Lara Croft Creative Designs litepulsar
TRLE Base Station tombs_on_the_brain
Tomb Raider Tailor LarzBritsh
Chris' Tomb Raider Levels Tombhead_96
cornchilds trle website cornchild
Krono Tomb Raider Chronicles5
Tomb Raider Goodies TrueRaider
Treeble Raider Website TREEBLE
Blind Intention's Mystic Abyss of outfits Blind Intentions
Project QS Quik Silver
Lara's-Workshop bedazzled
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Info & Credits
The names marked in red are members from the TRLE forum.
If you wish to add tips, tricks, tutorials or FAQs, you can submit it via e-mail and it will be reviewed.
For all other requests and feedback, go to the FAQ page feedback thread.

Thanks to moose562 for starting the members list back in April 2001;

thanks to Bullet Ridden Monkey for hosting the TRLE FAQ and Community pages from the start;

thanks to GeorgeMaciver for the descriptions and screenshots in the tools section

and thanks to everyone who contributed to these pages!
 




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