rika_mitsuda

Tomb Raider II: PC questions

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I've been playing TRII in my Windows 7 laptop with the tombraiderchronicles.com patcher, and it runs swell.
However, it has some issues that I'm just too curious to ignore:

1) Music plays, but goes mute when the camera is underwater, and unmutes when it's not.

2) FMV videos play, but always with a window border.

3) Pretty much all of the in-game text has rough edges, as if it was badly rendered. (Solved, enable 'Bilinear Filter' in the Setup)

Any ideas on how to solve these issues?

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Been a long time since I played Tomb Raider 2 However I don't recall music underwater anyway.

FMV's I would try to install a codec pack and they might improve.

As far as the text it might be a setting for the graphics.

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Yeah, the text issue lied on whether the 'Bilinear Filter' option was enabled or not. If the filter is on, it will smooth out the game's textures, including the text.

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I would seem that the FMV displaying the window borders is a codec issue. Which is weird, considering TRIII uses the same video format (.rpl) and the same .dlls and does not have the same problem. There was a guy in a Steam forum who mentioned that installing an old version of Macromedia Shockwave would sometimes fix the problem. Anyhow, I guess the best way to enjoy the FMVs is to download the Bink conversions, but I'm too lazy for that :tongue2:

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