Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

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Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 07 Mar 2013 14:29

Hi folks!

At first- thanks to Michael, he assisted me to register on our forum.
I am author of Widescreen Patch for Tomb Raider 2-4. My Patch also can be applied to Tomb Raider Level Players from this site. You all can download the patch from address:

http://mrfourblack.ho.ua/others/Old_Gam ... _Patch.rar

Patch supports aspect ratio for monitor: 5x4, 16x9, 16x10. Who are need other aspect ratio, please post comment here - I will do. For those who are curious - I can tell, as I had invented my patch.
Enjoy the game!

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by vimmers » 07 Mar 2013 16:29

not that i need it but i thank you in advance

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by mugs » 07 Mar 2013 17:34

welcome to the forum Mr. Fourblack! I know the widescreen users are happy to have your patch.
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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Horus » 07 Mar 2013 17:36

Hey,

is this patch Steam-compatible? :)

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 07 Mar 2013 18:14

Hey, fraternity!

To mugs:

Thank you, buddy!

To Horus:

Just save reserve copy of executable file your Tomb Raider and try apply my patch!

I do not checked my patch on Steam-compatible games. Please, sorry. You can try - and it is at your own risk. But I think patch fit to your Stem-compatible games. I tested patch on classics CD versions of Tomb Raider 2-4 - works ideally. And other people from others Tomb Raider forums said me - works idelly.

I can tell you how I had wrote my Widescreen Patch. I take EXE file and browse it in my C++ program (it's my patch) and looking for value 1.3 in this EXE file. Why? Value 1.3 is the standard aspect ratio 4:3, and if 4 divided by 3 will be 1.3- so we need looking 1.3. Then when my program (my patch) had found 1.3 I change 1.3 by 1.7 or other value what I want. Because value 1.7 is the aspect ratio 16:9 (i.e. 16 divided by 9 be equal 1.7). In one word I am changing in EXE file value 1.3 on 1.7 and get aspect 16:9. Just simply and great!

Why value 1.3? Just when 3 dimensional scene of Tomb Raider is projected on to 2 dimensional screen of monitor of PC - EXE file must know, program must know - how X coordinate of screen is be ratio to Y coordinate of screen- i.e. ratio of sides 2 a dimensional monitor. Then drawing a scene with such proportions, with such ratio. It's very interesting! I am self taught game developer. But still without job, although in affairs :-)

And you can be action at your discretion - I explained all to you now.

To vimmers:

All still sitting on an old monitor? I myself did a few months ago, just bought widescreen monitor. That's all right! We all have their own progress in life :-)

Ok, guys! Thank you for feedback!

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by vimmers » 08 Mar 2013 05:40

no i don't my monitor and tv are 16/9 both

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 08 Mar 2013 12:34

It's great, vimmers! You are steepness person, as we say in Ukraine :-)

Why you are say, that patch for you not relevant at now? May be now you play in Tomb Raider 2013? Personally I may play a few Tomb Raider in same one time :-) Now I am playing in Tomb Raider 2 and Sabatu Tomb Raider - Crystal of Life (trle.net) on widescreen. And day before yesterday I started play in Tomb Raider 2013. Just for fun :-) Recently finished Tombr Rider 3, 1, before playing Anniversary and AOD, and before this Legend - and so throughout the year. Every Tomb Raider I passed at least 8 - 10 times. Now I play with pleasure - because me not need again to solve puzzles. It's just marvelous!

By the way I want to ask, our forum where to be- in America, in Europe? I like a nice green color design forum. I decided to spend the rest of days in your forum :-)

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by vimmers » 08 Mar 2013 16:01

i will say that i don't need high resolution on games no matter about its
and old game like this or new games
you can try to look me up in the stuck forum and see what kind of pictures i see in game
By the way I want to ask, our forum where to be- in America, in Europe? I like a nice green color design forum. I decided to spend the rest of days in your forum
this i don't understand what you mean
but if you mean the options on the user preference
then its only your decision what you like
we only see our only options not yours

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 08 Mar 2013 17:13

You do not need a patch - do not need to distribute negative mood in the my topic.

"We only see our only options not yours"

You lack of friendliness, I think so. I can live without your forum, but will be good live other people on forum without my patch? In the street new era widescreen displays. I came here to nice to talk to people.I received EMails from users and they wrote a review on my patch and they said that I made them happy. And you whom made happy? What did you do well in your life, that you do saying about yourself "we" and personally you - "we see only our options".

May be certainly, I wrong understand what you try to say me - English not my native language.

I wanted to know just for fun - in which country located office of forum.

I apologize to the moderator for the my text. I moved out from the Russian and Ukrainian forums to you, I thought normal people. It turns "отстой" always enough, not only in our post-communism.

Ok, guys. Good luck. Will be looking for happines in other place!

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Scottie » 08 Mar 2013 18:20

Take it easy. He is famous for his kindness :wink:
Sorry vimmers, couldn't resist :D ____

This forum is located in germany and MichaelP is the Boss (more or less :tongue2: )

Btw: I have tried it with a fresh exe from the LE and it works fine. The exe in the old Levels have the Ratio 16:10 and it looks definitely better with the Ratio 16:9. Thanks for this Tool :2thumbsup:
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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by snork » 08 Mar 2013 19:58

Welcome!

Relax. :)
Mr.Fourblack wrote: May be certainly, I wrong understand what you try to say me - English not my native language.
This. English is also not native language for vimmers. for me. for Scottie. for many members here.
"We only see our only options not yours"
For you the forum is in green. For me too - I like it, it is very nice (made by member Horus I think) .
For others it may look different - everyone can choose in "user preferences"
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About the patch :

I tried, and works fine also with "updated" TR3 executable. (trupdate from tombraiderchronicles.com).
But I do not yet know if I want to use it or not, as the 16:9 is made by "cutting out" of 4:3, or "zooming in".
so I must choose from : either correct aspect ratio but less scenery, or more scenery but wrong aspect ratio.

But it is not a problem, your patcher was nice to make a backup, with good naming (4x3_tomb3.exe :2thumbsup: )

4:3, wrong aspect ratio
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16:9, correct aspect ratio, but less scenery (the red lines in 4:3 picture)
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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by vimmers » 09 Mar 2013 14:41

i am very sorry that you think i am negative in my reply
You do not need a patch - do not need to distribute negative mood in the my topic.
i maybe misunderstood you but tried to help you
snork have explained it how to configure the forum
but there. are maybe the mistake
i trought since you talked about some green.that you talked about the forum style. that you can change
and i already thanked you in first post
i just say i just don't need high resolution in my games
cos i know that people there running high resolution in games often have trouble
so i keep it low or middle

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 09 Mar 2013 21:49

I am very apologize. I really had not understood you. Options for adjust forum! Yes! Thank you for explaining. I thought Mr. vimmers wanted say, that I do not have human rights on forum. Sorry, guys! So all is well. I am used to post-socialism's forums. No culture in the post-socialism. Culture in post-socialism below the skirting board. West is my last hope. And I'm not disappointed in the West. Thank you all, sincerely, for your positive attention.

As for:

"either correct aspect ratio but less scenery, or more scenery but wrong aspect ratio"

Interesting observation. I do not even think about it. I will try do some fix.

Ok, guys - friendship forever :-) Thanks.

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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by Mr.Fourblack » 09 Mar 2013 23:30

Yes, may be Lara a little closer to viewer, but this is feature of 3 dimensional graphics.

Before applying patch:
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After applying patch:
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Re: Who need Tomb Raider 2-4 on Widescreen?

Post by nikos » 23 Mar 2013 21:46

THANKS A MILLION FROM a TR3 "maniac"!!!
It is a great improvement in graphics,so i will enjoy it again (off course, i always have it installed in my pc,and always play sometimes to relax my self)! :super:

Just please ,is there any trick to make a little a bit "smaller" the screen,sometimes i feel really strange ,when the book save and load come near to my face ( :D ),etc....
the day i can't play TR3 on my pc i will stop to play games!

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