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Old 17-08-21, 16:00   #1
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Hey y'all!

I made a (very small) texture mod for Tomb Raider, to make the animal tracks more realistic. This includes the wolves in Caves and the Tyrannosaur in Lost Valley.

https://github.com/Aerik72/TrueTracks

Instructions on download/install at the link.

I've been watching Beckski93 on Twitch do runs of TR1 for a month or so, and it really started to bug me how wrong the T. rex track is. It looks like it was made by a guy in a Barney mascot outfit: it's like a human footprint with three ears on it for the toes. The wolves are just as bad. Three toes? It looks more like Paw Patrol than a wolf.

I based my updates on actual footprints, including fossilized T. rex footprints. I resized the T. rex footprint pretty dramatically, as the one in the original game is about twice as large as the actual foot of the T. rex. For the wolf trackways, I also factored in stride and placement, and on the multi-track tiles, added some very slight variety in size, to indicate different wolves.

This is strictly a texture mod. I wanted no changes to the gamplay of the levels, and absolutely no bugs. I took the years-old beta release of TRMOD by b122251, and added textile extraction and replacement. The low-level command-line direct hex replacement appealed to me. The changes are so exact that old save files are actually compatible with these updated level files. I'm going to post the TRMOD update over on the Software Development board momentarily.

Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions. This is my first time posting something like this.



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TRMOD tool and details are now posted on the Software Development board.

https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=226493
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Old 18-08-21, 06:59   #3
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Please let b122251 know you've done this! I believe he would probably be quite honoured/miffed to see it being expanded on!
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