TRLE / TR4 Engine
Long ago, in the year 1999, fabulous game called «Tomb
Raider: The Last Revelation» was released.
Later, in the year 2001, even more fabulous Tomb Raider Level Editor was released.
It was a great idea! However...
Lara puts her weapons back into holsters, they will immediately disappear. Perhaps,
some kind of magic...
any explosive weapons will cause any damage to Lara. Possible reason: ultra-high-tech
grenade-proof bra (discovered by Magnus, developed supposedly by Core).
is no physics in Tomb Raider 4. Do you know why? Because in the real world,
no any compass will point to South instead of North.
can't use more than 32 flame emitters. You just can't. If you will dare to break
this taboo, you will be punished with unworkable
flares and binoculars that will crash game right to the desktop.
too much sprites are activated, some of them will occasionally fly all around.
Mostly it appears as chaotically moving flame emitter sprites or sprinkler
/ rain particles.
Locked-up pushable bug
you will quickly press and release FORWARD and ACTION buttons when Lara
prepares to push/pull pushable object, it will occasionally lock-up and Lara
won't be able to push/pull it again. But magically, if Lara will try to push
or pull another pushable after this, both these pushables will move at the same
255 vertices bug
Contemporary 3D graphics standards allow to use up to 65535 vertices in each
mesh. For some reason, in TR4 engine, upper byte of vertices value is trashed,
so it's possible to use only lower byte, i. e. only 255 vertices.
Trashed inventory background
screen resolution bigger than 640x480 and color depth is 32-bit, inventory screen
background will be covered in myriads of vertical lines.
Scorpion attacks — «screen
If Lara will be attacked
or touched by a scorpion, sometimes something awful will happen with TR4 engine's internals,
and whole screen will be destroyed.
Raising blocks won't restore collision
after flipmap activation
When you're activating
alternate room with raising blocks in it, raising block's collision won't be
moved to alternate room.
Blacked-out credits screen on certain
It is not possible to use final credits
on certain PCs, because whole credits screen won't be visible.
Stretching polygon bug
engine simply dislike some wads and express it as showing you nasty stretching
polygon(s) pointing from center of the screen to one of the corners.
looks like that these darts supposed to be poisoned... But someone rescued Lara from poisoning and supplied her with ultra-cool
automated antidote which activates immediately after poisoned dart will get
1 button on the keyboard during title flyby and say «hello» to
another TR4 engine bug!
Underwater door sound playing when
Lara gets shot
You will hear this strange
sound every time when Lara will be shot by Baddy 1, Baddy 2 or SAS.
Ability to unholster pistols underwater
...but you still can't use
on, try it!»
free to report about other TR4 engine bugs, and these bugs surely
will find their place in this memorial!