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Kyle K. 19-03-21 12:54

The Great Chi - Memorial Thread
 
Welcome to The Great Chi Memorial Thread!
This thread is here to honor the life and accomplishments of iconic Tomb Raider modder, The Great Chi! Chi joined Tomb Raider Forums in 2006, and YouTube in 2008, and for the past 12 years has created insane Tomb Raider Mods and funny videos with those mods! A couple of his videos had upwards of 80,000 views, and he was able to achieve 1K subscribers on YouTube, which is no small feat for a Tomb Raider YouTuber! On March 19th, 2021, Chi's son uploaded a now-deleted video Chi had prepared before his death, stating that he had passed away. He linked some of his videos for download in the description of the video, but thanks to efforts in the community, we have been able to archive more videos, as well as some of his playable mods and original music created for some of his videos! (The link to the archive is below!)

Feel free to use this thread to post your condolences, memories, and stories you have with or about The Great Chi! (If you are unable to gain access to your account, and would like to post a reply, please contact the TRF Admin HERE and they'll get that sorted for you!!)

The Great Chi's Archive - https://chi.tombraiderhub.com
More Information about the Playable Mods & Songs - https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...&postcount=108

Special Thanks to the following people for helping & contributing to the archive: tlr online, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Ceamonks890, CircusBabysGal, Kirishima, perryloo, pigypoo8, Alex Fly (Core Design Tribute Fan Site)

If you have anything you'd like to contribute to the archive, such as any of Chi's videos you may have downloaded, or playable mods that Chi created that have not already been archived, or anything else regarding Chi's work that you feel may be beneficial to archive, feel free to reply to this thread with a download link, or you can email the TRF admin, and they'll get that added to the permanent archive! :)

(NOTICE: Videos MAY NOT be uploaded to YouTube, unless it is just temporary so we can add it to the archive! Chi had a love-hate relationship with the platform, and removed all of his videos from the platform for a reason, so we would like to honor his wishes and requests.)



Chi has left a secret message for us on Tomb Raider Forums! Chi modified an old post from an old thread to hide the message in! Take a gander at the threads Chi has created over the years, and see if you can find it!!

Need help finding the secret message? (Click on Show Spoilers to reveal the Hint)

HINT #1 (Gives you a starting point if you're having troubles searching for the message) -
1. On the Navigation Bar, click on Search and then Advanced Search.
2. For the keyword enter Secret
3. For the username enter in The Great Chi, and then change the drop-down menu option to Find Threads Started by User
4. Hit Search Now, and this should have narrowed your results down to 39 threads to search through, compared to the 489 threads that Chi created during his time here.
Special Thanks to perryloo for this hint!! Profile Page - https://www.tombraiderforums.com/member.php?u=60958

HINT #2 (More-Revealing Hint that drastically reduces the number of threads needed to search through to find the message) -
This hint is very identical to the previous hint, the only difference is for the keyword, enter in Secret Message instead of just Secret. You will have narrowed down your results to just 6 threads you have to search through, compared to the 489 threads that Chi created during his time here.
Special Thanks to ANoDE for this hint!! Profile Page - https://www.tombraiderforums.com/member.php?u=14360



Chi's page on the YouTuber Wikia - https://youtube.fandom.com/wiki/The_Great_Chi

Feel free to add or change any information that will make the page more accurate!! :)

R.I.P Chi! Hopefully, you were able to find peace beyond the Floating Islands...

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Below is the original post I made that started this thread. I was pretty sleep-deprived when I wrote it, and didn't want to believe Chi had passed on, even though it clearly said it in the video. I'll leave it here for legacy purposes...
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The Great Chi is an amazing Tomb Raider modder. He has been a member of TRF since 2006, and has over 1K subs on YouTube

Earlier today, this video was uploaded to his channel -
The video was removed from YouTube on March 25th, 2021! Click HERE to watch an archived copy of the video!

Does anyone have anymore information regarding this? He has been inactive on TRF since January 14th, and his last post was on January 10th, and I have personally not PM-ed him since around October 2020. Also, with the exception of this new video, all of his videos have been wiped from his YouTube page! I'd like to not think that the message given in the beginning of the video is true, but all the signs seem to point in that direction... :(


(Mods, if this is not allowed here, feel free to move to wherever it needs to be...)

tlr online 19-03-21 13:20

RIP The Great Chi, you will be sorely missed. :(

LaraCablara 19-03-21 13:57

Did he pass away or just quit the forums? Iím sort of confused by this video :confused:

tlr online 19-03-21 14:00

I believe he passed away LaraCablara. He left us a secret message, you can find it on his profile page.

LaraCablara 19-03-21 14:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlr online (Post 8286922)
I believe he passed away LaraCablara. He left us a secret message, you can find it on his profile page.

Oh no :( Thats awful to hear! RIP The Great Chi.

Lara_Fan1 19-03-21 14:14

Oh my god.

Iíve only ever had a few interactions with him over the years Iíve been apart of these forums but he always made me chuckle with his random weird Tomb Raider videos.

Rest In Power The Great Chi, you will be missed by all :(.

Profc 19-03-21 14:16

I am really sad to read this. He was a great modder. I remember that one time, he created a video about TRII, just because we were discussing the topic in the chat. That was really kind of him.

biscuits 19-03-21 14:47

I never interacted with him but I saw his posts around the forum when I lurked around. May he rest in peace.

Blackmoor 19-03-21 15:04

I also never really interacted with him but was always aware of him and his funny videos. A real character and part of TRF to me.

Oh, poor Chi. This makes me really sad.

I respect that he didn't want to talk about it, but I wish we had known he was ill.

:(

trfan16 19-03-21 15:07

This is terrible news. :( I always enjoyed reading about his vast knowledge of the Classic games. Along with the hilarious modding videos he has done as well. My personal favorite was how he nodded TRI Lara into a wheelchair.

RIP

laracroftswest 19-03-21 15:10

This is terribly sad news. What an incredible member of not just the forums, but the community at large.

Rest In Peace The Great Chi, you were an incredibly knowledgeable and creative member of the community. Thank you for all you’ve done here.

Chocola teapot 19-03-21 15:43

Rest in Peace Chi! Your mysterious and creative powers will always be beloved!

wmcintosh 19-03-21 16:11

What... Rest in Peace.

Gonna miss those funny pics.

_Seth 19-03-21 16:43

Rest in peace. :(

Fantasy 19-03-21 16:43

This is so sad :(

Chamayoo 19-03-21 16:44

I watched his fairwell video, it was kinda emotional to me but I wasn't aware he passed away. :(
I will always remember his weird and very funny videos and he was a very kind person here. You'll be missed Great Chi...

tomblover 19-03-21 16:45

Aw, damn. :(

Rest in peace, Chi. You were, and will always be, a community icon.

PedroTheGamer 19-03-21 16:59

Oooh,bad he's gone, chi was a great man, I hope he's in a better place. :(

CircusBabysGal 19-03-21 17:20

Wait, he's actually dead? Oh my god, I will miss him, he was probably the most iconic member... He will be missed... I hope he's in a better place now.


Rest in peace, TheGreatChi.

Samz 19-03-21 17:28

I really liked his videos.

Rest in Peace.

LuckyEdge10 19-03-21 17:40

I never directly interacted with him, but he seemed like a very nice person, and I saw a lot of his videos...they were a lot of fun.

May he rest in peace.

MarlenaCrystal 19-03-21 17:41

Rest in peace, The Great Chi. <3

The video made me cry, he was one of the most iconic members since the beginning and his videos always had a place in my heart. He will be missed, always! :(

perryloo 19-03-21 17:41

He seemed to be well liked on the forum, and he was well into modding.
I have downloaded his videos on that Youtube video as it says its only temporary for a week, Many of them I have never seen before. I am glad he has left us them, especially that BaconLara6 video. So funny.

I only recently discovered his Christmas video 2020, a lot of work had been put into it, and it was really fun. Von Croys Teddy bear.... https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=225418

I see he left us a secret mysterious message, I will have to search through his past threads, to find this message, unless someone beats me to it.
This is like a secret easter egg that you get in Tomb raider games. Maybe The Great Chi wanted it to be like that.

RIP The Great Chi :(

JsotoTRSaga 19-03-21 17:43

This is incredibly sad, I can't believe it. RIP Great Chi :(

Quebsenuef 19-03-21 17:44

I actually gasped and yelled ďnoĒ

Wow.. this is so upsetting :(
I remember him from when I first joined and he has never changed. He was always funny, enjoyable, easy to talk to, and had the best sense of humor. I loved all his jokes, always made me smile and laugh a bit, very much a celebrity around this forum IMO.

Oh man, this is so sad. Actually tearing up right now.

Rest In Peace , Great Chi!! Thank you for all your work here and especially for your humor.

Woops 19-03-21 17:54

Rest in peace Chi.
His passion for Tomb Raider and modding it has always inspired me to research Tomb Raider more and more. He may not be with us but his legacy will never leave us. :(

Richard_trle 19-03-21 18:02

Oh god, I can't believe it

Chi used to be active at Lara's Home, he used to be so fun, always making fun posts, his comedic tone and his personality always stood up the most.

We became friends, we used to chat through MSN, I used to laugh a lot with him, because he would make satires of the community.

I didn't even had the chance to talk with him again, I have been so busy making my map. I did checkout his christmas gift video, it was fun.

You'll surely be missed Chi, but you are going to stay forever with us, I hope your passing to the Great Beyond was the best possible and you are enjoying your trip so far. Rest In Peace my friend, I'm sorry for moving away, but in the end it didn't hurt, you were surrounded by friends.

Mikky 19-03-21 18:03

Oh no, that's terrible. It's always said to lose a fan but one as prolific as him... :o I hope he rests in peace

mudkip25 19-03-21 18:06

Logged back in to pay my condolences.

I'm not on TRF much anymore, used to be in TRLE community back in the day, but I remember seeing Chi's videos pop here and there and they always gave me a good laugh.

Even after moving on from TRF, I still stayed subscribed to him on Youtube and loved how utterly ridiculous and fun his videos were.

Rest in peace, the Great Chi. We all will miss you dearly! :grouphug:

Kyle K. 19-03-21 18:13

Chi...
 
I left a message for him on his Profile Page...
Quote:

Chi, you have been an excellent mentor and friend. I'm glad I've had the privilege of getting to know you over these past 10 years, and I'm sorry for not keeping much in contact with you over the past couple of them... Your work and contributions to the modding community (and just the TR community overall) are immense and you have inspired many (including myself) to become modders and to start TR YouTube channels! It is hard to believe that you are no longer with us, and many of us, including myself, will miss you greatly!! I hope you have been able to find peace beyond those Floating Islands... Rest easy, Chi!
It's honestly hard to hold back tears right now. He is irreplaceable in the TR Community, and his modding work will live on for as long as the Tomb Raider fandom lives! He was a super kind and generous person! I remember on multiple occasions where he would go out of his way to help me on Tomb Raider modding questions, and would even go as far as to create assets for me for levels that I was working on. He would usually also reupload videos that he had deleted on YouTube if I requested it (and as long as he still had them.) I also remember just how super-welcoming he was when I finally joined the forums in 2014, and helped me get used to how this forum worked. I hope he was able to find peace beyond those Floating Islands. He very much deserves to find it!

tlr online 19-03-21 18:18

If any members are unable to log in for any reason and want to post a message in this thread drop us an email and we'll sort it out.

Evan C. 19-03-21 18:55

Oh my god, this is absolutely horrible. He was an unique soul, judging by his creatiosn. Rest in peace and blessings to his family.

perryloo 19-03-21 19:14

Video links
 
I have put a copy of The Great Chi's video links below, from the Youtube description box, as it says the Fairwell video is only temporary for a week...

Baconlara6... https://www.mediafire.com/file/8q6sz...Lara6.wmv/file
Diguise....https://www.mediafire.com/file/pkxfx..._mode.wmv/file
Fatraider6....https://www.mediafire.com/file/vikxi...ider6.wmv/file
OldJoe....https://www.mediafire.com/file/iq1jt...d_Joe.wmv/file
Monastery..https://www.mediafire.com/file/4x78w...stery.wmv/file
Opera7..https://www.mediafire.com/file/e2ext...pera7.wmv/file
Opera6..https://www.mediafire.com/file/w8m1w...lara6.wmv/file
Opera8..https://www.mediafire.com/file/fxxqv...lara8.wmv/file
Xmas...https://www.mediafire.com/file/9l6ot..._Xmas.wmv/file
Super3..https://www.mediafire.com/file/08g0d...lara3.wmv/file
Super5..https://www.mediafire.com/file/gc08u...lara5.wmv/file
Hall of... https://www.mediafire.com/file/8yva1...cords.wmv/file
Island..https://www.mediafire.com/file/sruv5...sland.wmv/file
Outpost..https://www.mediafire.com/file/ssgpo...tpost.wmv/file
Chi discussion on religion and Spirituality...https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...postcount=1030

Kyle K. 19-03-21 19:28

Video Archives/Backup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by perryloo (Post 8287046)
I have put a copy of The Great Chi video links below, from the Youtube description box, as it says the Fairwell video is only temporary for a week...

Awesome!! Hopefully it'll be easier for some to access this way. :)

On another note, does anybody have any kind of archive/backup of some or all of Chi's videos? With conversations I've had with Chi in the past, I know many of his older videos that did not gain much traction are lost (he deleted them not only on YouTube, but from his computer.) I'm glad he was able to find Bacon Lara 6 though, because in October 2020, he informed me that all of the Bacon Lara videos had been lost, so I'm glad he was able to find at least one of them!

This thought always crossed over my mind several times over the years, especially as he started deleting some of his older videos...
Quote:

I should download and make a backup of these videos...
Guess who's the idiot that never did that... :hea:

It would be awesome to have some of his older works preserved, so I'm hopeful someone out there had the thought to download and make backups of them... that they maybe could post somewhere like The Wayback Machine? Just a thought... :D. It would suck to have all of that hard-work and talent just be lost to time...

Dark_Messiah 19-03-21 19:31

Logged back in here after a solid 6 years to say damn.. this is terrible.

I am sad.

RIP The Great Chi, you will be missed.

CircusBabysGal 19-03-21 19:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyle K. (Post 8287047)
Awesome!! Hopefully it'll be easier for some to access this way. :)

On another note, does anybody have any kind of archive/backup of some or all of Chi's videos? With conversations I've had with Chi in the past, I know many of his older videos that did not gain much traction are lost (he deleted them not only on YouTube, but from his computer.) I'm glad he was able to find Bacon Lara 6 though, because in October 2020, he informed me that all of the Bacon Lara videos had been lost, so I'm glad he was able to find at least one of them!

This thought always crossed over my mind several times over the years, especially as he started deleting some of his older videos...

Guess who's the idiot that never did that... :hea:

It would be awesome to have some of his older works preserved, so I'm hopeful someone out there had the thought to download and make backups of them... that they maybe could post somewhere like The Wayback Machine? Just a thought... :D. It would suck to have all of that hard-work and talent just be lost to time...

A few months ago I downloaded all of the videos on his channels due to a gut feeling I had, though its not an archive for all videos he had EVER uploaded its an archive from maybe 2-3 months ago featuring 43 videos.

Ellioft 19-03-21 19:41

This is heartbreaking, I didn't know him personally but I did find his personality really funny. May he rest in peace :(

Danath 19-03-21 19:42

Farewell Chi
 
This is incredibly sad. :(

What saddens me the most is that now he will not be able to play my TR2 game and see his great mods in action. He was so generous, and he helped me so much. Without his mods my game wouldn't be the same. And without his help my Mystic Realm map couldn't be done. Such a great person.
At least when the game is released it can serve as a homage to him. I will probably dedicate one of the credit screens to him if i have space for it. :)

Farewell Chi, may you rest in peace beyond The Floating Islands...

Enya Brennan 19-03-21 19:43

This is heartbreaking... Such a respected and esteemed member of the fandom, with exciting contributions that have entertained all of us over the years. Such a big loss, so unbelievable. I’ve been less and less active these past few years, but seeing a thread from him was always guarantee of laughter and enjoyable content.

There was one time I had trouble with the Tomb Raider Legend SCU and asked him for help. He diligently guided me through the solution process and went out of his way to do so. Thank you, Chi, I haven’t forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Grizzly Bear 19-03-21 19:45

Rest in peace The Great Chi! :(


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