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Chocolate
28-05-07, 18:56
Download Link: [taken down for now since this level will be part of the Tenderfoot project, hopefully]

Note that the following post here is pretty outdated, along with the screenshots...

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Hello everyone! :wve: I’m currently creating a new level built from scratch called the Temple to Life. If it gets finished soon then I might submit it as a Tenderfoot level, though I’m not sure if it’ll be worthy to go there…

Anyway, this is my first level from scratch that I’m hopefully releasing. This level is sort of inspired by TR2’s Temple to Xian. It contains some audio tracks from it as well as some other concepts. I loved the beginning of Temple to Xian, but I hated the rest of it since it had so many traps! So I’m building something less scary with an introduction similar to Temple to Xian.

The storyline is that Lara hears rumours of a place where holiness is granted. Being someone who always looks for danger no matter how useless the prize is, she goes around some places and eventually reaches the Temple to Life. In there, she hears that she needs to reach the end of the temple to find the pool that contains the Holy Fountain. One who swims in there will be granted the meaning of life…whatever it is. :/

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/06.jpg

The stairs look a bit dodgy; I’ll sort that out later…

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/07.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/08.jpg

This place is one of the secrets, but I’m not telling you how I got there! I intend to put in five secrets – but who knows, I might add more or less.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/09.jpg

Some life giving trophies sealed away from hostile presences, so you can’t really pick these items up. =]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/10.jpg

The Holy Fountain room. Hang on tight – we’re about to find the meaning of life!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/11.jpg

Unfortunately, the moment Lara is about to enter the room she falls through a hole. Though the player is actually aware that there’s a hole in between Lara and the Holy Fountain room, they have no choice but to fall down. If they attempt to jump into the room then an invisible wall will block their way and they’ll only make Lara die when she lands.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/12.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/13.jpg

This part is really frustrating! Two boulders chase Lara when she lands on the slope. Whether Lara survives or not is a game of both luck and skill. The chances are that the first time round she’ll get hit by a boulder, but with perfect timing jumps she will survive. Some healthpacks may need to be used to keep Lara alive whilst doing these jumps.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/15.jpg

Lara finally makes it out and does a swan dive…uh oh, did we miss something? D:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Isis27/Temple%20to%20Life%20level/17.jpg

And that’s it for now. Tomorrow I’ll continue working on it, and perhaps Lara will find the meaning of life after that.

mathew9r
28-05-07, 18:57
ooo cool im downloading it when you put it up for download :ton:

Dead_spiriT
28-05-07, 19:06
Looks nice.

Chocolate
30-05-07, 14:47
The level is now complete. I just realized it's a bit shorter than I thought, but, it's fun anyway...;)

I've playtested it and found no particular bugs. I've got some people who also want to playtest the level before its final release, so hopefully this level will be out today or tomorow.

Chocolate
30-05-07, 20:03
Ugh, this is popular isn't it? D:

Well I've got the level here if anyone's interested:

[link taken down due to having it being a secret for now ;)]

I'll create more screenshots and record a video walkthrough later on if people are interested. But I need to figure out how to make FRAPS record my sound...

mathew9r
30-05-07, 20:05
Ugh, this is popular isn't it? D:

Well I've got the level here if anyone's interested:



I'll create more screenshots and record a video walkthrough later on if people are interested. But I need to figure out how to make FRAPS record my sound...
cool im downloading it right now :ton: nice level :ton: cant wait to play it:ton:

mathew9r
30-05-07, 20:39
arrr i got atacked by some book's :vlol:

it's looking good so far:jmp:

i found 3 hidden room's so far

that bolder room is so hard cool.

Chocolate
30-05-07, 20:53
Yeah, I thought the books were cute. :D Special thanks to trsearch.org for providing the resources! Thanks for trying out the level. Tell me what you think once you reach the end. :)

mathew9r
30-05-07, 21:05
Yeah, I thought the books were cute. :D Special thanks to trsearch.org for providing the resources! Thanks for trying out the level. Tell me what you think once you reach the end. :)
arrrrrrr lot's of lara's atacked me :vlol:

I LOVE YOUR LEVEL IT'S SOOOO COOL :)

NICE ONE Chocolate (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/member.php?u=15305) :)

badboy70
31-05-07, 09:22
Hehe nice level Chocolate (again XD) ! :p

Tomb Raider Master
31-05-07, 09:25
Looking good, Chocolate, although you could fill it up a bit more.

xRikux89
31-05-07, 11:03
I downloaded it, tried a kazillion unzipping utilities, got it finally open, I played it, but, whatwhatwhat, everything is screaming! The rooms are screaming, Lara's guns are screaming, bat books are screaming, flares are screaming, water is screaming, million Lara's and their guns ALL SCREAMING!! I must've done something wrong... D:

Chocolate
31-05-07, 15:27
Are you sure you extracted the files into your TRLE folder, and did you check the 'use folder names' box?

Thanks everyone for the comments!

dizzydoil
31-05-07, 15:46
Wow :D
Great Work!

-dizzydoil :wve:

xdrive
01-06-07, 22:01
Great map, Choco! But I'm stuck.

I made it to the fountain of life (actually IN the room - after killing all the Laras), but jumping into the water kills me. Did I miss something along the way? Is that a punchline? The meaning of life... death?

mathew9r
01-06-07, 23:03
Great map, Choco! But I'm stuck.

I made it to the fountain of life (actually IN the room - after killing all the Laras), but jumping into the water kills me. Did I miss something along the way? Is that a punchline? The meaning of life... death?
that's what lara has been looking for :ton:

the level is soooooo cool :cln:

Chocolate
02-06-07, 11:00
Great map, Choco! But I'm stuck.

I made it to the fountain of life (actually IN the room - after killing all the Laras), but jumping into the water kills me. Did I miss something along the way? Is that a punchline? The meaning of life... death?
:tmb:

jackali
02-06-07, 11:20
Looks great Chocolate! :D

luckygchi
22-07-07, 16:58
i would really like to see a video of the level please as it looks amazing from the pics, thanks in advance

kooky
22-07-07, 17:03
I think I saw that level on youtube, & it had screaming instead of normal sounds, I LOL at the sounds!! XD

tr_rocks
25-07-07, 18:37
yeah this game wuz awsome that boulder part wuz real frustrating but i got passed it u guys should really play it!!!!!!!! :tmb::yah:

Chocolate
25-07-07, 19:25
i would really like to see a video of the level please as it looks amazing from the pics, thanks in advance
Sorry guys, I never knew this thread was buried with posts never replied to...:hea:

I'm aware that the link is down, but I'm trying to find a permanent file storage site for my levels. If you guys still want to see the two part video, I can upload them on Youtube for you to watch.

Lara_Lover32
25-07-07, 23:40
i want to download it

trXD
27-07-07, 12:27
This level looks so cool

luckygchi
03-08-07, 17:00
Sorry guys, I never knew this thread was buried with posts never replied to...:hea:

I'm aware that the link is down, but I'm trying to find a permanent file storage site for my levels. If you guys still want to see the two part video, I can upload them on Youtube for you to watch.


yes please if thats ok

Ivan92
03-08-07, 17:19
Nicely Done Chocolate! I dont Know If I will Ever make Such a spectacular level!
It Has Everything That a Custom Level Could Have!
PS: Im Working On a project of my own! I hope you play it when I upload it!

Tihocan9
03-08-07, 18:08
I think I saw that level on youtube, & it had screaming instead of normal sounds, I LOL at the sounds!! XD

Ya I saw that too it was hilarious!

Great level Chocolate, but it is sad that the meaning of life is death :) but it was a clever idea. Great work!

Chocolate
03-08-07, 18:20
Thanks Ivan92! I actually replayed the level and it's too short...e.e I'm planning to make a series out of this level, but it's going to take a while. I'll be sure to play your level when you upload it. :)

Well I guess saying the Meaning of Life is Death is a bit deep...how about saying that it's ironic how Lara dies after she dives into the pool in attempt to find out what her life means? :D But I guess Lara dies more than she completes the whole game without being killed...

Woop Legend!
03-08-07, 19:00
Thanks Ivan92! I actually replayed the level and it's too short...e.e I'm planning to make a series out of this level, but it's going to take a while. I'll be sure to play your level when you upload it. :)

Well I guess saying the Meaning of Life is Death is a bit deep...how about saying that it's ironic how Lara dies after she dives into the pool in attempt to find out what her life means? :D But I guess Lara dies more than she completes the whole game without being killed...

Is there a link so we can actually play the level? I am really intregued!

Ivan92
03-08-07, 19:29
As mentioned in the first post of this thread, the level takes part in the tenderfoot project on our forums!;)look here so you will know what I mean:http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=93820

Chocolate
03-08-07, 20:29
Actually I've decided to decline this level from the tenderfoot project...apparently the gameplay must be 30 mins or over, and this is a very short level. Maybe I can re-submit the level and ask for the Tenderfoot Team's approval, but otherwise I think I'll work on a bigger better level once I get more level editing experience and submit it then.

As I said, I'm working on a series about this level, and I should be remaking this level along with it too. If you're absolutely desperate to get the level then I'll upload it here again, but it will probably be a temporary link again.

jackali
05-08-07, 14:34
We are absolutely desperate.

Chocolate
05-08-07, 15:54
If you say so...but don't expect so much from it!

http://www.speedyshare.com/378358458.html

Tihocan9
05-08-07, 17:53
yay! I am downloading itt now, but I alredy know the ending so it wont be a surprise.

LaraCablara
05-08-07, 18:10
Actually I've decided to decline this level from the tenderfoot project...apparently the gameplay must be 30 mins or over, and this is a very short level. Maybe I can re-submit the level and ask for the Tenderfoot Team's approval, but otherwise I think I'll work on a bigger better level once I get more level editing experience and submit it then.

As I said, I'm working on a series about this level, and I should be remaking this level along with it too. If you're absolutely desperate to get the level then I'll upload it here again, but it will probably be a temporary link again.

Trust me, even the shortest levels out there could be extended with the most simplest things ;)

I really hope this level will be part of the Tenderfoot project, its really enjoyable.

Zelda master
05-08-07, 18:33
I think its to late for that now... no on exept the Beta testers, tenderfoorlevel builders and my friend have played my level...
And we shouldn'd reveal anything to anyone except the people who help us ;)

LaraCablara
05-08-07, 18:41
I think its to late for that now... no on exept the Beta testers, tenderfoorlevel builders and my friend have played my level...
And we shouldn'd reveal anything to anyone except the people who help us ;)

Are you saying theres no chance of this level being in the project?

Well since we are on the subject of Tenderfoot levels, when are they due to come out? Plus, what does it take to become a beta tester :whi: (unless they have already been chosen)

Zelda master
05-08-07, 19:19
You have to ask Uvavoo he's in charge of all that ;)
And Beta testers are kinda falling apart there are three left (including myself), the rest doesn't do anything anymore:o

BTW: Chocolate the level is awsome:tmb:
This could easily be a great level with some changes :D

Woop Legend!
05-08-07, 19:22
Whenever I load up the tomb4patched, it just cuts out

WHat do i need to do?

Zelda master
05-08-07, 19:33
remove patched from the filesname:p

Chocolate
05-08-07, 19:36
Thanks guys.

Actually it shouldn't be a problem if it's called tomb4 or tomb4patched - at least not for me. If you had read the readme it would've actually said you do not need it - only use it if your game starts to crash at random intervals.

Tihocan9
05-08-07, 19:47
I cant play it :( It says it forgot a TR4 or TOM file. And when i try and open up the zip file to look for the .tr4 and .tom it says it is corrupted.