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Old 05-06-14, 20:38   #11
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The reason for extracting the loading screens from the PSX version of Tomb Raider 1 and 2 is, that most of them are not in the PC version.
Just dump them from an emulator's vram or ram, it's the quickest and most effective way without having to reverse the compression entirely.
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Old 05-06-14, 21:18   #12
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TR2-3 cannot be extracted using the official RNC pro pack tools because the format is customized slightly.
If you don't know the format; How you made a custom title background in your TR2 Gold Port? That doesn't make sense.

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The reason for extracting the loading screens from the PSX version of Tomb Raider 1 and 2 is, that most of them are not in the PC version.
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Just dump them from an emulator's vram or ram, it's the quickest and most effective way without having to reverse the compression entirely.
No all the world know how do those tangled things...

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Old 06-06-14, 21:06   #13
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You can download the loading picture from the googleimage
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Old 08-06-14, 00:16   #14
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Yes, you can also find the loading screens on google but not in maximum quality like if they were extracted directly from PSX files.

I found a way to extract the loading screens from TR2 similiar to the method used with TR1. But this will take some time because I have to reconstruct the missing header of the RNC packed files of TR2.

The biggest problem is the CRC-16 value of the unpacked file, since you don't know the CRC value of the unpacked file until you actually unpacked the file so I have to use brute force. -.-

I already managed to extract one loading screen from the German and UK version of TR2:



I also have got the US and Japanese version of TR2. I will extract the remaining files of the UK version first.

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Old 08-06-14, 12:30   #15
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Wow! This is amazing!

You're doing a great work! Thank you so much

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That'd be awesome.
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Old 08-06-14, 21:38   #17
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If you don't know the format; How you made a custom title background in your TR2 Gold Port? That doesn't make sense.
He didn't say he didn't know the format, he only said the files couldn't be opened using official RNC tools. And GhostBlade probably made his own tool for this exact purpose.
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Old 09-06-14, 02:36   #18
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Here are all UK TR2 loading screens:






Next are the credit screens which are also in the PC version. At the end I will upload all pictures in an archive.

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Old 10-06-14, 15:44   #19
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Thanks RndUser

Where you found the header specification? I was watching the source code, but it's in ASM and I can't understand it Maybe, did you get the information from these files?

I updated the TR1 images with the Warning and CackLogo images; their size is 640x256

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You're welcome, Suikaze Raider.

First I compared the WARNING.RAW from TR1 and TR2 and found out that they just differed by an 18 Bytes header.

So I had to recronstruct the header for the other pictures. I found some information about the header format on this web page.

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