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Old 02-06-21, 21:30   #1
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Default Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Rescued

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Rescued is a large modpack that fixes and improves TR:AoD for PC.

- Please see "Installation Setup.txt" for more information and instructions!

- The bundled FMVs are for the English game! If you play in another language, don't add them to your AoD installation!

- Note that certain previous saves may not work with the modpack due to the differences from the official game.



Download. (1.21 GB)


Don't worry; installation is as easy as copy/pasting, overwriting, and then some reading. Follow Installation Setup.txt closely.

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The PC port of this game was released first and it was almost kind of an alpha. On top of that the 4 main builds (Retail, 42, 49, and 52) are all vastly different from one another in some way. Luckily, over the past 18 years people have been working on improving AoD and working it to a playable state. TR:AoD Rescued combines them into an easy drag-and-drop solution.

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Mods Incorporated

1. SLAYER's Ultimate Patch | SLAYER
A collection of the most complete and best-looking level files across all 4 official revisions of AoD. Includes a selection of fixes by SLAYER themself.

2. Corrected Cutscenes | SLAYER
Various cutscenes will now use Lara's appropriate outfit. Outfit mods that affect Camo Shorts and Camo Pants may be incompatible with this as a result.

3. Reduced Player Specular Effects | SLAYER
Shine effects on Lara and Kurtis' hair, skin, and clothes are reduced to look more realistic.

4. Kurtis Face Improvement | LateRaider
Based on SLAYER's Reduced Speculars. Improves Kurtis' face textures, correcting his eyebrows, lips, hairline, and teeth.

5. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Levels Definitive Patch | nakamichi680
Fixes many flipped polygons and incorrect textures. Revises select textures for an HD look.

6. Willowtree Herbalist Mouth Fix | nakamichi680
Restores missing code to the Parisian Willowtree Herbalist shopkeep; now his mouth will move when he speaks.

7. Dual Pistols Pickup Mod | reborninshadow
Adds the dummied (but complete) weapons A Pair Of Vector-R35's and A Pair Of Scorpion-X Pistols to certain levels as in-game pickups.
- A Pair Of Vector-R35's (Paris): Louvre Galleries
- A Pair Of Vector-R35's (Prague): The Monstrum Crimescene
- A Pair Of Scorpion-X Pistols (Prague): The Strahov Fortress
- Extra Scorpion X Clips added to The Strahov Fortress
- Extra Vector-R35 Clips added to The Bio-Research Facility
The Pair variants appear as single pistols. To make way for each addition, certain items had to be sacrified from their levels.

8. Tank Plus | LateRaider
Improves character movement without changing the basic controls.
- Increases running speed. (Thanks: sasho648)
- Removes the first few steps of walking while trying to run. (Thanks: reborninshadow)
- Player will no longer sometimes swerve while hopping. (Thanks: nakamichi680)
- Restores snowfall in The Monstrum Crimescene. (Thanks: nakamichi680)
(Those who are adventurous enough to learn a more comprehensive overhaul of the controls may wish to try sasho648's TR:AoD Recovery Patch 6.6.4 EXE.)

9. Improved FMVs | rewak, LoreTheGamer
Color-corrects each FMV at aspect ratio 16:9, not stretched, squished, or cropped.

10. Title Logo Cleanup | LateRaider
Makes several white splotches on the title logo transparent.

11. Ending Credits Fix | nakamichi680
Adds the missing ending credits to the last FMV. Based off of rewak and LoreTheGamer's color-corrected FMVs.

12. English PC Text Cleanup | LateRaider
Corrects grammar of every English line in the game, even the unused.

13. Italian PC Text Cleanup | Raq
Corrects grammar of every Italian line in the game.

14. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Readme | Suikaze Raider
A copy of the original TR:AoD readme from 2003. Included so the "README" launcher option doesn't produce an error.

15. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness EXE Multi-patcher | nakamichi680
Customize and refine your TR:AoD EXE to enhance your graphic experience. Compatible with sasho648's EXE. Includes all necessary files such as fonts, demo video, etc.

16. EAX Restoration Pack | Jathom95
Enable EAX sound to improve TR:AoD's sound effects by restoring reverb and binaural panning effects.

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Thank you so much to all modders listed who have gotten us this far.

If anyone else would like to contribute to the non-English TR:AoD Text Cleanup effort, please by all means get ahold of both the PC text editor and me so I can add it to Rescued.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-06-21, 21:45   #2
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Congrats on getting the thread set up and releasing this!

I checked the link just to test, and it directed me to the account sign-in page. Not intentional I'm assuming lol?
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Old 02-06-21, 21:59   #3
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sorry i forgot gdrive defaults each file into restricted. it should work now
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This sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it out
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sorry i forgot gdrive defaults each file into restricted. it should work now
Yep, works fine now. By the way, added a link to Rescued to PCGamingWiki for you, so anyone who checks AOD's page now will be able to find it easily.
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Great to see AoD Rescued is out already. I think this package, along with the summary in the first post will help to a lot of people who might not be able to keep up with the growing number of fan improvements made for AoD. Thank you LateRaider.
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Fantastic, really well done

Downloading now
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I just went through this and it works pretty much as advertised.
Most of these I keep separated on my external HDD to use when I replay the game.

A few questions/comments though:
1. From what I can see this does not include the video needed to enable the idle video playback option in the Nakamichi680's multipatcher?
2. What exactly is "Reduced Player Specular Effects | SLAYER" again? I can't find it at the moment, If memory serves that was a separate download by Slayer cause they did not want to force it on people who did not like it but wanted the ultimate patch. I think I didn't like that "fix" so I never added it to my HDD. And seeing how the "Kurtis Face Improvement" relies on that I am wondering if there are any screenshots available of Before/After? I am not sure I ever saw the Kurtis Face Improvement patch.
3. I am still sad that we can't select what we want from the sasho648's Recovery Patch. I like some of the features it fixes/recovers. But not all. I'm not a fan of the new movement controls and legit prefer the OG ones so using this fix is a no no for me. I also remember there being a few patches by sasho that enable Police Men in certain levels and some hidden area? But those were not compatible with Nakamichi's fixes.
4. Saw that you updated Text Cleanup, glad to see that
5. None of the fixes by red_lion made it into this pack?
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I just went through this and it works pretty much as advertised.
Most of these I keep separated on my external HDD to use when I replay the game.

A few questions/comments though:
1. From what I can see this does not include the video needed to enable the idle video playback option in the Nakamichi680's multipatcher?
2. What exactly is "Reduced Player Specular Effects | SLAYER" again? I can't find it at the moment, If memory serves that was a separate download by Slayer cause they did not want to force it on people who did not like it but wanted the ultimate patch. I think I didn't like that "fix" so I never added it to my HDD. And seeing how the "Kurtis Face Improvement" relies on that I am wondering if there are any screenshots available of Before/After? I am not sure I ever saw the Kurtis Face Improvement patch.
3. I am still sad that we can't select what we want from the sasho648's Recovery Patch. I like some of the features it fixes/recovers. But not all. I'm not a fan of the new movement controls and legit prefer the OG ones so using this fix is a no no for me. I also remember there being a few patches by sasho that enable Police Men in certain levels and some hidden area? But those were not compatible with Nakamichi's fixes.
4. Saw that you updated Text Cleanup, glad to see that
5. None of the fixes by red_lion made it into this pack?
1. Not entirely sure on this one, I'll wait and see if LateRaider can chime in.

2. SLAYER's Reduced Specular effectively tones down the "shininess" that Lara and Kurtis can have in certain instances by reducing the specular's overall shine while not completely removing it. Some people tend to not like it because it can make them seem a little "flat" from not being as reactive to lighting. I've always personally used it because otherwise L&K always seem to be wrapped in plastic wrap. The "Kurtis Face Improvement" was posted by LateRaider to the Character Modding thread a little while back. He posted some screenshots and a download in that thread. Here's a link so you can see, it's the second post on that page.
https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...63356&page=124

3. Yeah, Sasho's patch isn't modular unfortunately. But what you're thinking of with the second part is the level tweaks he made to the Parisian Back Streets level. Those were an edited level file, separate from his exe patch and he released that much longer before any real AOD modding was really possible. As you said, it's not compatible with Nakamichi's patches. Although, I believe Reborninshadow was/is working on a version that is being built off Nakamichi's fixes as well as finishing up the beta training area to make it playable.

5. Late probably didn't include this one because, in addition to being a WIP that is currently on-hold by red_lion, it does more than just fixing flipped textures. Changes that everyone might not want like changing certain materials for objects. LateRaider wants this modpack to be as straightforward and as close to retail AOD as possible, just improved.
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I thought that the demo video was already included. I'll bundle it in with everything else, sorry about that. I'll answer your other questions when I get home from work.

It does look like Jathom pretty much answered everything for me actually
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