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Old 14-10-18, 00:39   #1
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Wink Tomb Raider 3 HD Remaster



The purpose is to improve everything possible in the game, from the textures to the lightning, even adding new assets to help improve the immersion. It is a complete overhul that will bring this old classic to the new generation. I can't add real time shadows, reflections and all this fancy things that is commun on the games today, due to the restrictions of the game's engine. But expect nothing more than the best version to the game yet!



HOW IT WORKS?

You should own the PC game. This Mod doesn't work with any other version, only PC. The remaster works by using a Patch (written by Peixoto) that allow some old games, including Tomb Raider series to run in widescreen and you can enable a feature to swap the textures of the game in the computer memory to the high definition textures.

STATUS OF THE DEVELOPMENT

I separated the remaster work in three phases:

PHASE 1:
Remake all textures of the level based on the original game's texture. This phase is the most time consuming, because find or create from scratch high resolution textures that is as much close as posible to the original ones is a very hard task to do.

PHASE 2:
Add more details by modifying the level's file. In this phase I can add more foliage on the forests or more geometry to the buildings of the game.

PHASE 3:
Remake all the lighting respecting how real world lighting works, like darkning areas where the light is occluded by something. This was very poorly done in the original game, and by redoing it, you can expect much more imersive levels. This phase is also very time consuming.




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There's NO download link at the moment.
The remaster will be released in PACKS. Each area of the game corresponds to one pack.
As soon as I finish remastering the INDIA levels, the first pack will be released!


For now, here are some screenshots of the final version of the Jungle level:
Enjoy it


Edit: Now that I noticed... The 2nd and 3rd screens are from an early version, so the Lara's glove is different. That is already corrected in the actual version.
















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Old 14-10-18, 01:34   #2
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That looks stunning! I love how accurate, yet beautiful it is. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 14-10-18, 02:16   #3
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Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more! (Any chance Lara and her equipment will be HD too? The new plants look amazing)
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Old 14-10-18, 04:08   #4
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That looks stunning! I love how accurate, yet beautiful it is. Looking forward to seeing more.
Thanks mate! I want to be very accurate with the original look!
Soon more levels will be done!
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Old 14-10-18, 04:09   #5
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Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more! (Any chance Lara and her equipment will be HD too? The new plants look amazing)
Thank you Craig! They will be! It is very hard to remade the charcaters because the original textures is a real mess... but I'll try my best!
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Old 14-10-18, 04:46   #6
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Some textures could use a bit of contrast and color, otherwise it ends up coming off as a bit flat and faded looking compared to the originals. The water textures do look alot nicer, however.

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Old 14-10-18, 04:57   #7
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Some textures could use a bit of contrast and color, otherwise it ends up coming off as a bit flat and faded looking compared to the originals. The water textures do look alot nicer, however.
I agree with you! The contrast is too low on the new textures! I'll fix this in the next revision. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 14-10-18, 12:52   #8
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everything looks amazing. so excited , great work !
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Old 14-10-18, 14:37   #9
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I agree with you! The contrast is too low on the new textures! I'll fix this in the next revision. Thanks for the feedback!
The original is always the best IMO but I like some of the new textures you made. Can you make them available for use with the level editor for custom levels?
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This looks so good! Keep up the great work!
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