Version 1.0 - 13/07/2003
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Years ago I used to buy computer magazines and play all the demos on the
cover disks as a form of cheap entertainment. One day there was a demo of
a game called Tomb Raider. I'd never heard of it, and back then I used to
try them all out since it was a lot cheaper than going and buying a game and
discovering it sucked. Anyway, I played that demo over, and over, and over.
I'd never played such a fun game, and back then it had nothing to do with
the main character cos the graphics weren't as good as they are today, but
the game play was outstanding. I've been a fan of the series ever since.
What always annoys me is that Tomb Raider was one of the most original, and
now most copied, 3D games out there, but ofcourse, the screen saver on the
official site is just another boring slideshow. YAWN.
So since the new movie sequel Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life
is about to be released I decided to do a screen saver, and I think it's come
out pretty well. I made the model of Lara myself, but I have to give credit
to the people who wrote some modeling tutorials which I can't find again.
They helped me out. I also have to give credit to Nehe (nehe.gamedev.net)
who has the best OpenGL tutorials on the planet on his website. I used the
rope physics tutorial to work out how to made her ponytail move properly.
So she walks around a maze, which is random generated which I think is kinda
cool, looking at pictures on the walls that are from the movie. You kind of
have to see it to appreciate it, like most of the others. I've never seen
anything like it. I had heaps more ideas for this, but didn't really have
time to do them all. I wanted to release it before the movie came out. If
I get a good response I might come back and add to it later.
I in no way claim that this is anything more than a completely hopeless representation
of Lara Croft. I don't claim that it looks anything like her in anyway. SO
DON'T BOTHER COMPLAINING. Complaining about free software has been discovered
to be the most common cause of Monkeypox! You have been warned.
If you spot any bugs let me know.
v1.0 - 13th July, 2003 - Original Release
Lara Croft walks around a random maze of rooms looking at pictures from the upcoming movie
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life, all in amazing 3D!!
Brought to you thru the endless magic of OpenGL!