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Open source re-implementation of Tomb Raider 1 'TR1X' gets Linux builds

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Want to play a classic with a fresh open source game engine? TR1X for Tomb Raider 1 from 1996 has a new release out with a Native Linux version now available. Available under the GPL license, TR1X was made by reverse engineering the TombATI / GLRage variant of the original game and replacing proprietary audio/video libraries with open source variants.

The 3.0 release went up a few weeks ago, followed by two bug fix releases over the last 2 weeks which included the renaming from Tomb1Main to TR1X, adds a developer console, adds Linux builds and toolchain, an option to allow Lara to roll underwater, an option to turn off Eidos logo entirely through config, the bonus level type for custom levels that unlocks if all main game secrets are found, detection for animation commands to play SFX on land, water or both and more features and plenty of bug fixes.

TR1X includes masses of improvements over the original game like:

  • Proper UI and bar scaling.
  • Enemy health bars.
  • PS1 style UI.
  • Fade effects to displayed images.
  • Improved support for windowed mode.
  • Ability to set user-defined FOV.
  • Ability to look up and down while hanging.
  • Ability to forward and backward jump while looking.
  • Ability to look around while running.
  • A pause screen.
  • + the list goes on and on, making it much more modern feeling.

Check out the project on GitHub.

You do need assets from the original game which you can grab from GOG and Steam.

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neolith Nov 21, 2023
Oh, nice! Now I want to try this – already thought about playing the old TR1 lately as I've never finished the game.
anewson Nov 21, 2023
let's all gaze upon lara's 90 degree boot-heel and ponytail jutting out of her head like a two-by-four to appreciate how much less imagination is required now of lara fans
Cyril Nov 21, 2023
Damn, the only Tomb Raider (first trilogy) that is not on sale on GOG right now.
Oet_ Nov 21, 2023
And in February 2024 an open source engine needs to be made for the upcoming remasters ;)
Pit Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: anewson.... how much less imagination is required now of lara fans

Not really sure I'd call that a positive feature....
ced117 Nov 26, 2023
Time to play Tomb Raider again ! And it's NATIVE
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