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    I'm playing the TR1 beta on a PSOne and it always crashes at the end of the first level, anyone ever get past this crash?

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    Some good information in this thread, I only hope you guys can find some more of these Beta discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by geluda View Post
    I'm playing the TR1 beta on a PSOne and it always crashes at the end of the first level, anyone ever get past this crash?
    Where can I find it? I would be grateful for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    It's final code.
    No it's not because it's riddled with bugs and the art is clearly unfinished. Unless I'm playing a different TR1 beta. :/

    07-22-1996 is the build I'm playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    Yes it is. I have the same build and it's not been compiled July 22nd 1996. It's actually September 1996 and is identical to final since i've played the majority, it was compiled after the saturn final build so there will be no level differences since all this version lacks is the "playstation exclusive" stuff like controls, menu stuff etc.

    You claim it's riddled in bugs, have you played it? Confirm these bugs for me.
    It only freezes due to a music error since it's not CDDA.
    I will make a video for you. I am playing it on official hardware and the game crashes in two specific scenarios, I can replicate the crashes with 100% consistency. The artwork in this build is unfinished and the first level can not be finished on my PSOne, I do not have an emulator to test in that manner. Perhaps I have a bad dump? Although I don't imagine so as I downloaded it from here as far as I remember, and I doubt it's my media either as I'm using Sony discs which I've never had issues with for any other prototype.

    Would you mind explaining the CCDA issue? Does that cause issues with official hardware? I do know emulators behave differently to official hardware, things that cause crashes on official hardware doesn't always cause crashes on an emulator.

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    Okay here's five individual crashes for you. I can actually demo six eexamples of crashes but there's no need to. The crashes which involve the pause menu and inventory menu actually crash the game no matter what, the ONLY time I can view the pause menu or inventory menu is if you save the game, exit and then load the game again. I have no idea how a bad burn could cause this type of behaviour, my only explanation is that it's part of the games poorly constructed code which can not be executed on official hardware. It's not as if the game is trying to load and fails to because it can't read the data on the disc, the conditions for these crashes and requirements for viewing the pause menu and inventory menu are too specific for me to think anything other than this is a buggy, broken mess of a build... Of course, maybe I do have a bad burn or bad dump of the game, but I have no way of testing a new burn or even on an emulator as my PC is knackered...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-SnZ7feIw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNa6dUE-oU8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s210NbUKopU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA54SkrqoYo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM1S16NOGQo

    LOL. I probably just wasted my time making these videos as you just explained pretty much everything. The artwork which is incomplete is the title screen, the resolution of the the Tomb Raider image is wrong and "Tomb" is cut off.

    Video 1, video 2 and video 4 might interest you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    First video freezes because the background ambiance cannot be loaded.
    Second video freezes because you stepped on the trigger for music, it couldn't load it so it froze.
    To be honest it looks like the CDDA wasn't ripped correctly so it's crashing the game. In earlier, closer builds the menu works perfectly fine. It's just when music is called it glitches.

    The TOMB is cut off because it's cut off in the actual file the resolution is fine. There's no point re-burning the ISO the only difference is the menus it's not worth the trouble.
    Actually the second video freezes because I pressed start in the following room (I find it interesting it actually let's me open the menu to begin with), also The fourth video allows me to pull the switch and open the door once and once only, approaching the switch again crashes the game (I find it interesting how it works once and once only)... I trust your opinion, seems a reasonable conclusion, although other things do seem off in this build. If the sound files don't work for the pause menu and inventory menu, why will it open them if you load the game at the save point? Doesn't make any sense to me really, if sound files are knackered they should be knackered no matter what. Watch video 4.
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    I was wondering, how did you manage to play through the whole thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    Level skipping works fine (custom modification). But crashes are still inevitable on some levels since they freeze up when putting in keys etc.
    Ah I see, thanks! Do you know who owns the originals? Wouldn't mind owning one if they were ever for sale. I guess the only hard ppart is knowing what's original and what's not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    I know where this originally came from.

    This came off a ''pirated'' ''bootleg'' disc of Tomb Raider 1. I'm pretty sure loads of others exist too. If you are looking for the original disc which is most likely impossible, it would've come from a review code disc i bet. But i don't see why it's of interest? Earlier is better right?
    Very true, although not always. Original is better, as if the dump we have did turn out to be a bad rip then it's possible content that can't be experienced now could be experienced without the image being full of errors. BH2 Beta 2 was a pirate bootleg also and that image has corrupt sectors making a lot of features not work, granted this build is not quite as interesting as BH2 Beta 2, but to have a fully working image would be nice, we never know what stage of the PSX development this build came from, and I'm sure this would make a nice cheap (ish) start to my non existant prototype collection lol. :) I like Tomb Raider beta, I find them very interesting, even if a build came along that had not been released it would be a series I would be interested in collecting. Got to start somewhere, right?
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    Wow, nice find! :) Fingers crossed!

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    Hi,i love Tomb Raider Beta.
    I never see a Tomb Raider 2 Beta i play this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post

    Tomb Raider 1, PC, 1995, Eidos tech demo, pony tail version.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, 1995 Early preview build? Shown in one magazine only. Unknown to exist outside.
    Tomb Raider 1, PC, Before May 1996, Planetlara had this, website shut.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, May 1996, E3 Version released to public.

    Tomb Raider 1, PC, July 1996, Preview demo, can be found on internet.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, July 1996, on youtube somewhere.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, August 1996, various reburns of the original were made.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, 26 August 1996, already sold.
    Tomb Raider 1, PSX, October 1996, I have this, compiled week before final. Identical to final but file size differences. freezes alot.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, UNK, described as short early demo.
    Tomb Raider 1, Sega Saturn, UNK, described as being close to final with differences, all levels.


    Tomb Raider 2, PSX, 1997, E3 Demo, can be found in rare places.

    Tomb Raider 2, PC, 1997, E3 version. Can be found on internet.
    Tomb Raider 2, PSX, September 1997, can be found on internet.
    Tomb Raider 2 PSX, September 1997, Demo can be found just about everywhere.
    Tomb Raider 2, PSX, October 1997, sold on another forum back in 2008. Thread still exists but it's unknown who has it.

    Tomb Raider 3, PSX, October 1998, DRX selling for $700
    Tomb Raider 3, PSX, October 1998, similar to above (might be same) avalible in private.
    Tomb Raider 3, PSX, October 1998, avalible in private.


    Tomb Raider 4, none known betas!

    Tomb Raider Chronicles, PSX, October 2000, some users have it, not 'fully' leaked apparently.
    Tomb Raider Chronicles, PSX, November 2000 beta, Close to final? unknown, sold with TR2 beta.

    Red: Unreleased/Sold/Lost
    Green: Leaked onto internet
    Thank.I search Tomb Raider 3 October 1998 PSX (green is there internet),but is not there.Why?
    I like Tomb Raider 5 Beta why is not internet.
    Tomb Raider 5 Beta there has silencer only beta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah7777 View Post
    I search Tomb Raider 3 October 1998 PSX (green is there internet),but is not there.Why?
    I like Tomb Raider 5 Beta why is not internet.
    They are not available on the Internet because the people who actually own them payed for the games with their hard earned money.
    It's their property, they can do with it whatever they are up to.

    Releasing a prototype to the public always means a huge loss in value, so those people have good reason not to share everything they have.

    I know, that's not exactly what you wanted to hear, but it's the truth...
    Sometimes people are generous enough to share their stuff for free, but most of the time you'll have to pay if you want to get pre-release builds of games.

    Yeah, life can be cruel at times...

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    By the way, if you want the Silencer in Tomb Raider 5 so badly, I could hack you a simple GameShark code to make it available in the retail version! Let me know if you're interested! That way you could toy around with the Silencer without having to obtain that pesky TR Chronicles beta first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upaluppa View Post
    They are not available on the Internet because the people who actually own them payed for the games with their hard earned money.
    It's their property, they can do with it whatever they are up to.

    Releasing a prototype to the public always means a huge loss in value, so those people have good reason not to share everything they have.

    I know, that's not exactly what you wanted to hear, but it's the truth...
    Sometimes people are generous enough to share their stuff for free, but most of the time you'll have to pay if you want to get pre-release builds of games.

    Yeah, life can be cruel at times...

    Edit:
    By the way, if you want the Silencer in Tomb Raider 5 so badly, I could hack you a simple GameShark code to make it available in the retail version! Let me know if you're interested! That way you could toy around with the Silencer without having to obtain that pesky TR Chronicles beta first.
    (gasp)Oh dear....hard earned money is bigger.I don't know i like beta and just to liked.
    Well about Tomb Raider 5 with Silencer with hack where a can found GameShark code and what retail.Tomb Raider 5 Beta is perfect.
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    Uh huh...Well we talk about Tomb Raider Beta.I search for Tomb Raider Beta with PSX download,but they can't to be releasing.
    I like Tomb Raider 5 Beta.I play Epsxe emulator and i download Tomb Raider game.Retail is full version?They can to be GameShark code will work to get silencer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    Don't know why you want the silencer, it's useless and nonfunctional.
    Opps!I just how to get silencer to cheat code,but only TR5Beta.What about Final version.
    PS:I'm so stupid.
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    Upaluppa said he would create the code for you! Ask him about it, I'm sure he'll do it for you! :)
    Last edited by geluda; 05-03-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decapicitated View Post
    Don't know what you mean. Try enable it with custom cheats, i don't think there is an exact cheat on the net for the final.

    Me too.
    Quote Originally Posted by geluda View Post
    Upaluppa said he would create the code for you! Ask him about it, I'm sure he'll do it for you! :)
    Really,oh thank.
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    I watched on YouTube and for Tomb Raider 1 PSX Beta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dALeC020WMg&feature=g-all-u
    But where you find it.
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