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Old 07-08-21, 03:15   #11
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That is an older thread so I wouldnt worry about this one rehashing it again!

A friend of mine replayed TR3 some months ago and noticed exactly all of this - and he found that thread at the time so, no harm bringing it back into peoples sights hehe.

Definately an interesting random TR unintended-exclusivity
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Old 08-08-21, 03:53   #12
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I use standard weapons for shooting crocodiles in TR 3, so I rarely use the harpoon gun myself. Imo harpoons aren't very useful
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I honestly didn't know that your Harpoon ammo count increased by 3 each time you completed a level before grabbing the Harpoon Gun. I never paid attention to the Harpoon Gun in this game since it was trash. Which is unfortunate since I actually enjoyed the HG in TRII. At least the Harpoon ammo is useful for the minisub in Lud's Gate.
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Old 08-08-21, 07:52   #14
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What's interesting is, that this seems to be some kind of last-minute bug. All the other weapons are coded in the same way - except for the harpoon gun - its inventory handling is slightly different, introducing this bug. I wonder why they changed that.
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Old 08-08-21, 20:37   #15
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The UPU uses Lara's own harpoons when shooting. That's the only one in all the games that does that. Maybe that was the reason.
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What's interesting is, that this seems to be some kind of last-minute bug. All the other weapons are coded in the same way - except for the harpoon gun - its inventory handling is slightly different, introducing this bug. I wonder why they changed that.
Maybe they didn't know wether to keep it or discard it... After all, it is of very little use in the game.

In South Pacific I honestly never used it, because it's easier to shoot the crocodiles from land. Lud's Gate is the only level that gives some utility to the harpoon gun, but when you get to the UPU it becomes useless again.

That was reversed on The Lost Artifact though, Sleeping With The Fishes is the perfect level to make proper use of the harpoon gun.
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Old 09-08-21, 02:09   #17
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My point exactly, thanks Feder.
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Old 09-08-21, 17:11   #18
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Interesting bug. I quite like the harpoon gun actually, deadly in water and moreso on land. Sure it isn't my main weapon of choice, but it's fun to use it occasionally.

So what causes the bug? Is it in TR2? If not then what changed with 3.
The Harpoon Gun's power is alright, but it's slow, awkward and has the worst accuracy out of your weapons.
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Ugh, harpoons. Not my first choice for a weapon.
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Ugh, harpoons. Not my first choice for a weapon.
My last choice.
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