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Old 18-04-21, 11:44   #1
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Default Fixing Lara's Outfits (Old Gen)


Hey everyone!

I've decided to create a thread dedicated to making improvements to Lara's models in gameplay, cutscenes and the main menu. The aim is to remove grey artifacts from all types of Lara. This process involve editing texture images and moving parts of Lara, for example gloves, a few pixels as a time until the grey artifacts are eliminated, but occasionally paint tools are necessary.

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As proof of concept, here are the changes made to Lara's Legend model. Note the grey next to the inner corner of the eyes. This have been corrected using paint tools.

Before | After



The grey artifacts behind the ears and jaw have been removed. This was done by moving parts of texture images.



The belly texture was moved slightly away from the centre where it's mirrored, and the result is a more refined belly button.



Grey lines on the thumbs and between the legs have been removed. This was done by moving parts of texture images as well.



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These changes have been combined with MachoBroccoli's Legend fixes. To use this mod you'll need:

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There are two tpf files to choose from, one with Nishimura's shades and one without.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...yb?usp=sharing






Finished outfits (34/34):
  • Legend (+Union Jack, Black, Blue, Pink)
  • Biker (+Red Jacket, No Jacket)
  • Evening* (+Ripped, Red)
  • Classic (+Gray, Peru Flashback*)
  • Winter (+No Coat, Orange, Orange No Coat, Pink, Pink No Coat)
  • Catsuit (+Snowsuit)
  • Suit (+Cream)
  • Special Forces (+Urban)
  • Goth (+Lace Shirt)
  • Sport (+Green)
  • Swimsuit (+Black)
  • Amanda (+Winter)
[*Evening and Peru Flashback models are only playable in levels.]


MachoBroccoli's fixes included in this mod:
  • King Arthur's face
  • Yakuza goons
  • James Rutland's bio
  • Nishimura's shades (optional)

Related projects:


Additional changes:

The back of Lara's Yetis journal have been flipped horizontally so her name is now displayed correctly. The journal model can be viewed in the extras section.




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Old 18-04-21, 11:58   #2
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"I'm also planning to combine these with MachoBroccoli's Legend Fixes."
So much yes
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Old 18-04-21, 12:49   #3
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"I'm also planning to combine these with MachoBroccoli's Legend Fixes."
So much yes
Hey UroshUchiha it's always nice to see your reply and thank you for being supportive

Also yes it's important to keep the bundle of Legend fixes together in one place.
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Old 18-04-21, 22:04   #4
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We love to see these fixes!
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Old 19-04-21, 07:04   #5
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Update #1:

This is strictly a TexMod project because there is too much work involved to edit DRM files. Legend and Winter outfits are done and ready to go. If you see any flaws in either of these outfit catagories then please let me know.

Legend outfits changes are shown in the first post.

Winter outfits changes:
  • Removed grey from Lara's facial features, thumbs and fingers
  • Removed grey stripe down the middle of her belly. Orange/Pink No Coat outfits is fixed in all instances. Blue No Coat outfit is fixed in Kazakhstan main menu, storymode gameplay and cutscenes only. The Blue No Coat model is missing its belly button in the manor or when replaying levels. It's just skin and no gap - blame bad UV mapping.


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Old 19-04-21, 15:08   #6
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Looks cool!
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Looks cool!
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Update #2:

Classic, Classic Gray and Peru Flashback models are done.

Grey artifacts have been removed from Lara's facial features, neck, waist, arms, thumbs, fingers, gloves and legs.


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Update #3:

All Evening and Biker models are done. There wasn't much artifacts to remove from both of these sets, so hats off to CD quality control team of 2006 for doing their job.

This project has hit the milestone of fixing-up all models which are used during storymode. Download link have been updated with tpf file Version 0.12.

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Old 22-04-21, 16:34   #9
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This is incredible and you're doing a really great job spotting all of the gray areas.

It was one of those things that's always bugged me about the old gen models, I believe next gen Lara doesn't suffer from this since all the gray areas are filled out as far as NG textures are concerned.
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This is incredible and you're doing a really great job spotting all of the gray areas.

It was one of those things that's always bugged me about the old gen models, I believe next gen Lara doesn't suffer from this since all the gray areas are filled out as far as NG textures are concerned.
Thank you

It got a little easier after I've finished editing the Legend model and learnt where to check for uv mapping mistakes on other models. It's a bit of a learning curve.
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Update #4:

Four further models are finished which falls into the Catsuit and Suit catagories. Artifacts have been removed from facial features, arms, fingers, thumbs and gloves. Take a look at what is probably the worst offender of poor uv mapping:


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