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Lo
13th May 2007, 08:01
Hmm, the screen has gone from black to this....this is the start of the South Pacific levels - seems I have brought half of the London textures with me!

The more I play the more it improves, I'm only skipping through the levels to get to the snow in Antartica for the screenshot contest so may have to run around for a while before I can get a shot....I'll post more weird textures as I come across them! :nut:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2747/texturesnh2.jpg

Lo
13th May 2007, 08:14
Just realised I am going to have to play this (High Security Compound) level as I need the pistols in order to skip the level :rolleyes:

Check out the attire on this prisoner :D

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8746/texturesrn0.jpg

Shrensh
13th May 2007, 08:36
I love this bug :D

My personal favourite incidence was when the game decided to decorate itself with icons from my start menu and the My Computer window:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/shrensh/tr3/Antarctica1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/shrensh/tr3/assaultcourse1.jpg

:lol:

Lo
13th May 2007, 09:03
LOL that is totally off the scale Shrensh!

I can't even get a proper TR start-up screen, it's all made up of different blocks incorporating the various artwork from different levels and all these numbers everywhere. It's more of err...a patchwork quilt than a menu :D

Let me see if I can get a good'un!!

Here ya go! :nut:

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2049/texturesrx4.jpg

cazzer
13th May 2007, 09:10
what happend there?!:eek: :scratch:
one hell of a super glitch.:confused:

Lo
13th May 2007, 09:20
I'm unsure if it's a problem with my mum's computer, the disc or what! It started going a bit weird when I last played it on my computer. I've altered the settings but it makes no difference. I'm only hoping it will smooth out for my screenshot else I won't be able to enter! :(

cazzer
13th May 2007, 09:28
your other post had weird textures.:)

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:00
I'm having trouble finding some snow in Antarctica for the competition :lol:

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6128/texturessr0.jpg

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:03
:lol:
could be a intergalactic level and that is what snow looks like there.:lol:

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:11
LOL yer :lol:

I have to add that Imageshack are not re-sizing the images to my chosen ratio either. I upped the size and checked the box but the last two of my images have come out smaller than I had wished. I guess if I do manage to get a decent shot for round two I am going to have to click on the biggest possible size in order to get something half-visible :D

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:13
those glitches, do you literally take them off of your screen because they are strange as heck.:lol:

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:21
those glitches, do you literally take them off of your screen because they are strange as heck.:lol:

Yep, I don't tamper with them at all, just capture what is on the screen, go straight to my mum's paint programme and paste it, save it as a JPEG then upload to Imageshack. I'm not one for working with PSP, I wouldn't know how to start in truth, it doesn't really interest me...I usually kindly ask friends to do me gifs and stuff when needed as they enjoy it :D

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:23
It's getting worse now. I think there's been a power cut in the solar system...someone turned the sun out :lol:

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5739/texturesjl3.jpg

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:23
i was going to say , i have never experienced a game with something even close to those glitches.:cool:
what the heck happend there.:eek:

Shrensh
13th May 2007, 10:32
This glitch is a fairly well-known one that happens in the PC version of TR3. Most likely Lo activated it while level-skipping by cancelling a cut-scene very quickly. It's very entertaining :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/shrensh/cavehouse.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/shrensh/tr3/allhallows.jpg

Lo, does the problem with the textures remain even after you've exited the game completely and then re-entered? All the times I've encountered it, the glitch has been gone after I've exited and then re-entered the game.

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:35
if that's in tr3 then imagine what glitches there would be in tr1 or 2.:rolleyes:

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:38
I'm not altogether sure in truth! It seems to fluctuate - it has a mind of it's sinister own!

Sometimes the picture on screen is like this after a long pause from the game and other times it starts off like this when I reload. Sometimes the textures gradually improve as Lara starts moving around and other times it just remains 'buggy' so I have to reload and keep doing so until I start getting the correct textures popping up.

Even if I light a flare it makes no difference because it isn't written into the game to appear dark - flares seem to work when the designers make an area dark, not when the game is dark as a result of an error. If I light a flare, you just see the sparks but it doesn't throw any light into the environment.

I think I will manage to get a screenshot but only when I get a 50% normal environment. The other 50% can sometimes be cut out of the screenshot if, for example, far away blocks and ledges are the only bits that are affected. I can hone in on a specific snowy area by getting a close-up with the look button and ensuring that bug textures aren't in my vision :)

Technically speaking, that last shot does fit the screenshot competition [snow] criteria but it would be unfair to enter a shot that is exclusive only to me for it would come under the no-go rulings of a bug shot :o

Shrensh
13th May 2007, 10:41
Hmmm... strange, the bug should go away once the game has been re-started. Try rebooting the computer perhaps. You could try un-installing and then re-installing the game too. Un-installing the game won't delete your savegames, so you'll be able to pick up where you left off if you do (but if you want to make sure, you could just copy them out). Otherwise, Stella has a nice selection of savegames you could use if you think that the problem is with your saves themselves.

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:44
That last message of mine was in response to cazzer's post but it seems to cover your questions too Shrensh - that's what happens when you don't include a quote :D

I love your bug pics too - yes, very entertaining indeed. I haven't even been into the manor yet but I imagine I would get similar views!

I did stop the game and restart it from scratch but the glitch was still there. Also you are right in that I did exit cut-scenes very rapidly which may be the sole cause of the texture glitches :thumbsup:

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:47
that's still entertaining though.:D

you can have an option for glitches am i right?:scratch:
also they have officially dedicated a site to halo 2 glitches, what next?:lol:

Lo
13th May 2007, 10:52
Hmmm... strange, the bug should go away once the game has been re-started. Try rebooting the computer perhaps. You could try un-installing and then re-installing the game too. Un-installing the game won't delete your savegames, so you'll be able to pick up where you left off if you do (but if you want to make sure, you could just copy them out). Otherwise, Stella has a nice selection of savegames you could use if you think that the problem is with your saves themselves.

Thanks Shrensh, I'll be sure to uninstall etc or download a save from Stella if I get desperate.

In the meantime, just to demonstrate the point I made regarding the flares being ineffective lest anyone be in any doubt, here is a screenshot I took of the exact same area just a moment ago, having lit a flare and turned Lara around so that she was in complete darkness. As you can see, the surrounding environment is not any the brighter for having lit said flare:

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3917/texturesnq0.jpg

cazzer
13th May 2007, 10:55
omg!:eek:
they have invented a patch for tomb raider 3 that..
www.opensorcery.net/Image14.gif
open at your own risk.
i came across this accidently when searching for a bug on google.:lol:

Lo
13th May 2007, 11:14
Best I don't open anything dodgy on someone else's machine as I'm not sure what security Mum has but yes, there are various patches available for download. Personally I always download TR stuff only from Stella's gaff.

Even though Stella has a disclaimer I imagine she tests the links with regularity and therefore I trust the source :thumbsup:

I just reloaded the Antarctica level incidentally and as you can see, much of the environment has been restored:

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5664/texturesuq9.jpg

cazzer
13th May 2007, 11:21
it's not a patch to download it is just a picture in that link showing the patch and it's effects.:D

Lo
13th May 2007, 12:24
Ah OK cazzer, thanks :thumbsup:

This is the last screen I shall post so as not to bore people - this is after a reload too and therefore more corrupt than I had thought!

Also, Lara is moving around sporadically where fluidity is concerned. I just side-flipped whilst shooting a dog and it was like the slow-mo of those Legend moments :rolleyes:

Here I am in the area near the pylon with the shotgun shells pick-up - I guess this is about as bad as it gets :eek:

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3640/texturesnv9.jpgB]

cazzer
13th May 2007, 12:50
dont worry they're not boring.:lol:
anyway this is your thread and it's up to you.:D

Phlip
13th May 2007, 14:09
These are some super interesting screens!

I've never experienced this before on my PS1 version ;) I have this game for PC but I rarely ever play on it tho :whistle:

Atheist
13th May 2007, 18:38
Lo, if you can't get Antartica to work properly, use one of those black screenshots with the falling snow for the comp! There not only quite pretty, but a rare shot since it's a bug.

EDIT: Oh, your not allowed bug pics are you? :(

Lo
14th May 2007, 10:26
No, I thought it would give folks an unfair advantage seeing as the bugs are very varied and can actually look more spectacular than shots taken in normal gameplay! ;)

I am still trying to get a shot in a fairly well-lit area that doesn't contain patches and weird textures and am fast running out of options! I'm in an area now where I can get a shot but am waiting for a certain other person to join me in just the right place and stance so I can get an interesting snap!! :D