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shof515
6th Jun 2007, 03:19
How do i active the grappling hook ? I am in the Croft Manor gym trying to get the items, however the grappling hook eye icon is not showing up so i cant walk/swing on the wall.

wolfbane5
6th Jun 2007, 03:20
you have to first get the grappling hook. the croft manor acts as a training level for tra.

shof515
6th Jun 2007, 03:33
i have that plus my guns

Heres the problem:
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/633/untitled1xw5.th.jpg (http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=untitled1xw5.jpg)
Notice the hook in the top right, and im on the ledge. I usually have to wait like 5 minutes or for the eye to quickly appear, then i have to spend like another 3 minutes of getting back into the position i was in before where the eye icon showed
and heres the grappler in action:
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4146/untitled2dm7.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=untitled2dm7.jpg)

wolfbane5
6th Jun 2007, 03:55
oh, i know what you're doing wrong. in that first picture you uploaded, go to the end of the ledge where lara is hanging on then press back, which would most likely be 'S' if you're using a PC and using WASD. by holding that down, lara should look backwards and the blue eyeish thing should pop up. Jump backwards and while in mid-air activate the grapple and lara should hang on.

Matteh
6th Jun 2007, 04:22
yeah you must be in the air and in the right general area for it to work

shof515
6th Jun 2007, 11:55
oh, i know what you're doing wrong. in that first picture you uploaded, go to the end of the ledge where lara is hanging on then press back, which would most likely be 'S' if you're using a PC and using WASD. by holding that down, lara should look backwards and the blue eyeish thing should pop up. Jump backwards and while in mid-air activate the grapple and lara should hang on.

When i go to the end of the ledge, nothing appears. However she does look backwards. I sometimes i have say on end for like a couple minutes for the eye to quickly appear. I tryed everything, from staying the edge for minutes along with walking back and forth. It seems that nothing i do, activates the hook

aussie500
6th Jun 2007, 12:01
Did you try just jumping and using the grapple. Often the grapple icon will only appear at the last minute, especially if you cannot see the grapple point with the camera.

shof515
6th Jun 2007, 17:41
Yes i did. Nothing happens except she fallls down because the grappler cant get hooked

Notts Raider
6th Jun 2007, 17:48
looking at the screenshot in the above post, it looks like you are trying to jump towards the wall, try jumping backwards away from the ledge you are on and pressing grapple

Annie12345
11th Jul 2007, 16:44
I've got the hook but whenever I try to use it, I get the NO message. I've tried it on the gate in the maze, to try to reach the ring and unlock the gate and I've tried it in the library to reach the ring hanging on the chandelier or whatever that is up there. Both times Lara tells me NO. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Am I missing something I need? HELP!
Annie

Demarest
11th Jul 2007, 17:21
You're only ever going to hear Lara say no if you're choosing something from the menu at a place where you don't need to use it. You never select grapple from the menu. Check your options -> controls to see which button does the grapple. That's the button you push. At the times you mentioned, she'll grapple on to something if she can. If it's a ring you're meant to swing from, you'll have to jump towards it so no ground is beneath you and then press it.