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The Tomb Raider FAQ
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1. An Introduction
| The alt.games.tombraider Newsgroup and how to survive it
Something to talk about
Got any information on the next Tomb Raider game? updated
When is the next Tomb Raider game due out? updated
I've heard that there is a way to see Lara in the nude whilst playing the games! What is it please?
Is it Lara or Laura?
It's gone "gold"?
Who does Lara voice? updated
What's that piece of music called?
What are the gold add-on levels, such as
The History of Tomb Raider
Chronolgié de Lara Croft
The Tomb Raider Comics
What is Tomb Raider Fan-Fiction?
2. Troubleshooting/Technical Stuff
| How can I obtain Technical Support for the games?
Minimum System Requirements
How do I exit the game?
I'm having problems with my sound
Basic Sound Solutions
Specific Sound Card Solutions
I'm having problems with my graphics
How do I get high resolution/SVGA mode in TR/TRUB?
I can't get my voodoo card to work with TR/TRUB
The game runs really slowly
The menu ring endlessly spins
Lara moves, even when I'm not pressing any keys
The game suffers from long pauses when reading from the CD-ROM drive. What's wrong?
I keep getting Visual C++ runtime errors!
The Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP key keeps on dumping me out of TR/TRUB
I'm having problems with my screen resolution under Windows 2000
I can't save/load my game or save my settings. What's wrong?
Can I watch the FMV sequences without playing the games?
How do I take screenshots?
I'm having problems viewing the screenshots
3. Playing the Games
| General game play Hints and Tips
How do I complete the [insert level name here] level?
I followed the walkthrough instructions to the letter but still can't do...
Could someone please give me a savegame for...
Are there any savegame editors?
Why should I bother collecting the secrets?
What happens if you complete the games with all the secrets?
I'm having trouble controlling Lara - the game sucks!
Did you know that Lara can do…
Lara's Extra Moves
The Swan Dive
Roll in mid-air (TR2, TR3, TRLR & TRC)
Forward Roll with One-Half Somersault
The Slide Stop (TR3, TRLR, & TRC)
The Forward Roll (TRC)
Gameboy Color Extra Moves
The forever self-replenishing Pistols
Automatic Pistols (TR2)
The M16 (TR2)
Grenade Launcher (TR2, TR3, & TRLR)
Harpoon Gun (TR2, & TR3)
Desert Eagle (TR3)
The MP5/HK Gun (TR3 & TRC)
Rocket Launcher (TR3)
The Revolver (TRLR, & TRC)
The Crossbow (TRLR)
Grappling Hook Launcher (TRC)
Gameboy Color Armoury
Lara and Vehicles
Speedboats and little yellow Dinghy's (TR3, & TR3)
The Snowmobile (TR2)
Quad Bike (TR3)
The Underwater Propulsion Unit (TR3)
RX Tech Mine Carts (TR3)
The Jeep (TRLR)
Jean Ive's Motorcycle & Sidecar (TRLR)
The Extreme Depth Suit (TRC)
The Mini Submarine (GBC)
How do I get into the basement, outside the front gate, into Lara's trophy room and…
An ASCII map of Lara's garden maze (TR2)
Where's the key for the door next to Lara's bed in TR2?
Could someone please tell me how the game ends?
What is it that person X says in cutscene Y? Can someone please explain the plot to me?
4 Cheat Codes
| Someone please tell me the nude code!!!!!
Tomb Raider Cheat Codes (PC)
Tomb Raider Cheat Codes (PSX)
Tomb Raider Cheat Codes (Sega Saturn)
Tomb Raider Cheat Codes (Apple Mac)
Dagger of Xian Cheat Codes (PC)
Dagger of Xian Cheat Codes (PSX)
Dagger of Xian Cheat Codes (Apple Mac)
Adventures of Lara Croft Cheat Codes (PC)
Adventures of Lara Croft Cheat Codes
Adventures of Lara Croft Cheat Codes (Apple Mac)
Last Revelation Cheat Codes (PC)
Last Revelation Cheat Codes (PSX)
Last Revelation Cheat Codes (Apple Mac)
Chronicles Cheat Codes (PC)
Chronicles Cheat Codes (PSX)
Chronicles Cheat Codes (Sega
Nightmare Stone Cheat Codes (GBC)
Curse of the Sword Cheat Codes
5. Other Tomb Raider-Like Games
Alone in the Dark
Drakan: Order of the Flame (Demo)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal
Metal Gear Solid (Demo)
Heavy Metal FAKK2
Project Eden (Demo)
Severance: Blade of Darkness
Recommended First Person Shooter Games
Other Games Characters Moves
6 Tomb Raider Level Editor
| Whenever I start the Level Editor, Windows tells me that it has caused an error and closes
Whenever I start the Level Editor it appears to lock up, as I can't select any of the menus or buttons
I can't see all of the buttons along the bottom of the program
Part of the screen (or parts of it) has turned black
Whenever I load a previously saved project I get a message saying
"Arg list too big". What does it mean?
Whenever I load a previously saved project I get a message saying "Warning: texture file (path name) not found". What should I do?
Whenever I load a previously saved project I get a message asking if I want to "Retain all Triggers
(Remap to Lara?)" What should I do?
The Editor window is completely white and won't show my level in 3D at all. What's wrong?
The objects in my level have strange
colours. Is this okay?
Whenever I use the Level Converter, no data is displayed and it appears to be doing nothing. Is it converting my files?
| Tomb Raider Resources on the Internet
The Official Websites
Tomb Raider USENET Newsgroup
Recommended Tomb Raider Fan Websites
Recommended Tomb Raider Tools and Utilities
Hardware Manufacturers Websites
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
8 More Questions?
|| This FAQ didn't answer ANY of my questions. What do I do now?!