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INVENTORIES
AND MECHANICS
Equipment wishlist
[Shop-list-2]
05-December-2000

"SHOPPING LIST

9mm BROWNINGS
AMMO CLIPS
CROSS WEB HOLSTERS
BACK PACK
CROSSBOW & SPECIALIST QUARRELS – with tranquilliser quarrels
BLOWPIPE - with tranquilliser darts

STUN GRENADES
STUN GUN
CHLOROFORM
TASERS – 15ft remote stun or 500,000 volt hand stun
SMOKE BOMBS
KNUCKLE-DUSTERS
KNIFE

PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE
EXPLOSIVE FOAM (in a handy can)
PLASTIQUE EXPLOSIVE PELLETS

COLLAPSIBLE GRAPPLING HOOK
30 Mtrs THREE FILAMENT CABLE
LEG HARNESS
KARABINERS
KEVLAR BODY ARMOUR SECTIONS
MINI LUNG-PACK (For gas or under water)
KNEE & ELBOW PADS

LASER HI-LITE SPRAY (aerosol)
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
BINOCULARS
X-FILES TORCH
MICRO SPY CAMERA

CROWBAR
LOCK-PICK SET (manual)
LOCK-PICK SET (digital)
GLASS SUCKER-CUTTER THINGY
PICKAXE"

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Rough gameplays ideas 01
[RUFF-NOTES-2]
24-April-2001
 
"1/ THE FINAL RITUAL AS A BIRTHING PROCESS – SUGGESTION
Maybe Eckhardt doesn't transform into a Nephilim himself but has managed to create the perfect Nephilim-human host body. The ritual involves bringing this body to life and then Eckhardt taking it over.
Lara sabotages the ceremony when Eckhardt  is just about to complete his soul transfer, this forces his soul back into his now dying old body.
The mosaic chamber where the ritual takes place could actually be a "birthing chamber" built above an amniotic pool with the water Lara swims around in actually being "slimy birth juice.
 
2/ HOW ECKHARDT WAS KEPT CONFINED IN CASTLE KRIEGLER.
The Lux Veritatis  kept him locked up (see James’ cool sketches) in chains and a metal suit with ornate openings over key parts of his body. The three Periapt Shards were jammed like vampire stakes into these openings keeping him powerless and in constant pain coz he can’t die.

3/ SHAPESHIFTER’S NEPHILIM TELL TALE SIGNS.
Possible ShapeShifter’s telltale signs during gameplay - The Nephilim marks/sign:  
Swirls on the skin.
Extra digit on each hand?
 
NB - ShapeShifter as Karel always wears gloves – to hide his swirls or ring or extra digits.
 
ShapeShifter appears in Paris as:
  • A Louvre guard-gangster (who steals Kurtis’ painting).
ShapeShifter appears in Prague as:
  • Bouchard at the Prague art dealers.
  • A.n.Other?
  • In GAME II – revealed as Eckhardt killing Von Croy.
 
4/ VAULT OF TROPHIES & ANCIENT ALCHEMIST’S LAB COMBINED.

VAULT OF TROPHIES AND LAB CONTAIN:
Stolen Lux Veritatis  treasures – the SYMBOLS Kurtis is looking for, for use in the  
Trancing Room at Castle Kriegler.
The last Obscura Painting.
Eckhardt’s alchemic gloves prototypes.
Skulls of enemies – (Kurtis’ dad and others).
 
INFORMATION AVAILABLE in TROPHY LAB:
3D schematic of final Ritual Chamber with its channels, water system and details of
chemicals/elements being used.
Prototype circuit for transformation ritual – on a computer system? (need code?)
Basic alchemic principles of Eckhardt’s abilities.

POSSIBLY AVAILABLE HERE OR IN OTHER ROOMS:
Creating the Five Obscura Paintings – originally called the Sanglyph Paintings (Bro. Obscura’s involvement came later).
Info on Eckhardt’s pact with the Nephilim.
Eckhardt notes/journal on meetings with the Nephilim and betrayal of the 5 alchemists of the early Cabal in 1400’s.
The nature of the Nephilim, what they are, fading race etc."

 
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Rough gameplays ideas 02
[RUFF-NOTES-EXTRA]
24-April-2001

"IDEAS – things to note, keep track of, consider
 
  1. Chemicals from the alchemist’s lab reveal hidden Nephilim images/symbols.
  2. Lux Veritatis  texts decry Nephilim as evil – they are right.
  3. Lara gets hints about ShapeShifter’s abilities in Mss.
  4. Christian warnings on the Obscura Paintings are about the alignment of the five paintings.
  5. Officially Bouchard is dead –has been for years.
  6. Monstrum’s Victims get carved up into five pieces – ritual.
  7. Eckhardt kills to revive his shrivelling form and to harvest vital bio-elements for his alchemical circuitry (using the Obscura Paintings).
  8. All that happens in Alchemy translates naturally into contemporary hi-tech techniques.
  9. Kurtis knows how to read the hidden symbols on the Obscura Paintings using the 3 Periapt Discs.
  10. Kurtis knows how to trance-farsee using the Discs.
  11. Eckhardt has at one time caught a Nephilim and dissected it/her/him for genetic material.
  12. Illusionist mustn’t shapeshift – keep this ability for ShapeShifter alone.
  13. But the illusions Rouzic uses prepares Lara for this type of unreliable realities.
  14. Need forewarning of the Portal’s existence.
  15. The Portal opens on a time limit – it is shrinking.
  16. Portal set into a solid feature like a wall.
  17. Prague not Paris as the antechamber to Hell.
  18. Lara trails an LV in the sand to make contact with LV sympathisers in Turkey.
  19. Aquatic mutants/sentinels in the Strahov or at the sunken Nephilim settlement.
  20. Different types of Golem are possible – blood Golem, flesh, salt, clay, dung Golem etc.
  21. Eckhardt has had all the exits to the lowest levels rigged to seal – like the sliding stone blocks in Egyptian tombs.
  22. The vat-creatures are all stages in developing the perfect human receptacle for Nephilim-human breeding.
  23. Vat-creatures are a 20th century reconstruction of Eckhardt’s 13th century experimental communities – they produce more rapid, more controllable results –for ichors, fluxes and vapours read serums, genetics, breeder reactors etc
  24. In the final struggle with Lara Eckhardt taunts her with Kurtis not being dead.
  25. An avalanche of salt can immobilise Eckhardt .
  26. The Obscura Paintings Lara and Kurtis find in the Vault is packed in salt – Boaz’s attempt to hide and protect it from Eckhardt .
  27. Nephilim settlement has its own ‘Stone Guardians’ gargoyles who are based on the Nephilim.
  28. Rouzic has his own grisly demon museum-wax figures tableau (but are they just models?).
  29. Introduce a new character-element for Lara’s escape from the tomb.
  30. Make KURTIS stronger – unique abilities/moves. American, part American, American mother? Use his initiate past as reluctant demon hunter and give him occult abilities? Pursued by…something?
  31. Strengthen the first appearance of the Cabal in Prague Medical.
  32. See Eckhardt using the Glove and alchemical abilities..."
 

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Street names and door codes
[STREETNAMES-CODES-v5]
11-October-2001
 
"CODES
Rennes’ wallet - Pawnbroker’s safe/vault 14529
For Vasiley’s safe 1203
Francine’s door code 15328
Kurtis’ farsee #1 17068
Kurtis’ farsee #2 06289
Kurtis’ door code 38691
Vasiley’s code 31597
 
ADDRESSES USED IN GAME
FRANCINE: 17 Rue Dominique [gate code 15328]
CAFÉ METRO: Place D’Arcade.
PAWNBROKERS: Rue St Mark and Cours la Seine. [Safe code –14529]
VON CROY’S: 613 Rue Valise, Chantell Building.
MARGOT CARVIER: 17a Place St Sulpice.
MATHIAS VASILEY: Namesti Slobodi. Prague. Czech Republic.

PARIS STREET NAMES.
Place d’Arcade
Rue Dominique
Rue de Piolet (ice pick)
Cours la Seine
Rue de St Margaret
Rue St Mark
Rue de Malaise (illness)
Rue Jardin (garden)
Parc du Lune (Moon)
Rue de Couteau (knife)
Rue de Clef (key)
Rue Petard (banger/cracker)
Rue Perdu (lost/abandoned)
Quai de Verite(truth)  
Rue de Varenne  
Rue des Blattes (cockroaches)  
Rue des Blessures (wounds)  
Place St Sulpice  
Rue de Rennes
Rue Volta Rue  
Valise (bag/Gladstone)"
 

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Lara new skills v3
[N-SKILLS-LARA-v3]
14-August-2002
 
"SKILLS TRAINING
Three versions will be given for each skill:
  • Playstation - PS2
  • PC – PC
  • Generic - GEN
 
Lara ends up in the courtyard after the dogs tear her rucksack from her back.

SHE IS BREATHLESS AND PANTING,
‘That was too close for comfort. I didn’t realise how out of shape I was. This looks like a safe area. I can practice  my skills.’

1/ PS2 – WALK RUN SIDESTEP
THINKING -  
 INSTRUCTION - To move me around use the left analog stick. Push forward gently to walk and all the way forward to run. Holding the walk button stops me falling off any ledges and will also allow me to sidestep by pushing left or right.
 
2/ PS2 – CLIMB ON BIN
THINKING - ‘I need to get out of this courtyard. That bin looks  
climbable.’
INSTRUCTION – To climb the bin stand next to it and push forward on the left analog stick.
3/ PS2 - CLIMB ONTO BALCONY
THINKING -  
INSTRUCTION – To grab the balcony walk to the edge of the bin and  
press the jump button. Now push forward on  
the left analog stick to climb up.
 
4/ PS2 – JUMP A GAP
THINKING - ‘This gap looks easy. To jump the gap walk to the edge
and stop.’
INSTRUCTION – Now press the jump button and push forward on the left  
analog stick at the same time.
 
5/ CHOICE OF LADDER OR EXIT
 THINKING Hm, shall I go straight on or climb that ladder?..."
 

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Remember list
[REMEMBER-LIST-v1]
20-August-2002
 
"REMEMBER LIST - NOTES

 
  1. Put a scummy, deserted pool with a pawnable item at the bottom in the Paris streets level.
  1. Lara finds an abandoned toy gun and cans lines up in a backyard – for targeting practice.
  1. Put a monkey-swing fire escape in alley for practice.
  1. Have a subtitles option for displaying instructions. Don’t have ‘em if ya don’t want ‘em.
  1. Put an old punchbag in one of the courtyard flats for hand to hand practice.
  1. Have a ‘hypnotising’ sound for when Kurtis is face to face with Lara after taking the Painting in the Louvre. She seems to be a bit tranced.
  1. Have a special psychic strength bar which loses quarters or thirds of total strength whenever Kurtis invokes a power."
 

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Lara new skills v5
[NEW SKILLS-LARA-v5]
14-August-2002
 
"NEW SKILLS – INITIAL TRAINING

These lines need to be read by both Lara and the Shaman so that their voices can be blended for effect.  
In expert mode the player will only get the ‘thinking’ prompt.
Two versions are given for each skill, Playstation and PC – PS2 and PC.
 
1/ PS2 - PICK UP OBJECT
THINKING - (PS.1) ‘I can pick that up.’
 INSTRUCTION - (PS.1a) To pick up an object, stand over it and press ‘action’.
    
PC - PICK UP OBJECT
THINKING - (PS.1) ‘I can pick that up.’
INSTRUCTION - (PS.1a) To pickup an object, stand over it and press  
‘action’.
 
2/ PS2 - PUSH/PULL OBJECT
THINKING - (PS.2) ‘I think I can move that.’
INSTRUCTION – (PS.2a) To move an object stand next to the object, then press and hold ‘action’.
(PS.2b) Use left analogue to push or pull.
 
PC - PUSH/PULL OBJECT
THINKING - (PS.2) ‘I think I can move that.’
INSTRUCTION – (PS.2a) To move an object stand next to the object, then  
press and hold ‘action’.
(PC.2b) Use directional keys to push or pull..."
 

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Eckhardt lab alchemy puzzle
[AL-CHEMISTRY-v3]
14-January-2003
 
"AL-CHEMISTRY

Lara is searching for the third Periapt Shard which glows when all three are brought together. A glow comes from the bottom of a pool which proves to be acid [H2SO4].
Back in the alchemist’s lab are phials and containers full of purified elements and transformed minerals. By choosing the correct combination, Hydrogen, Oxygen and salt, [H, O and NaCl] and placing them in the slots of three engravings an alchemical transformation takes place.  The alchemically charged combination runs down a channel into the pool of acid and transforms it into harmless salt water [H2O & NaCl].
 
H Hydrogen 1
O Oxygen 8
Na Sodium 11
S Sulphur 16
Cl Chlorine 17
 
Alchemically refined water and salt, H2O & NaCl, added to  the acid H2SO4 acts like a catalyst to produce a chain reaction. Alchemic transformation turns the sulphur in the acid to chlorine and releases masses of free oxygen and sodium. This results in a massive conversion of the acid into salt water."
 

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Alt wepaon names
[GUNS-ALT-NAMES-v3]
06-November-2002

"GUNS ALTERNATE NAMES
Any weapon’s effective range is classed as short, medium or long range.
 
Lara’s standard
twin automatics Vector – R35.
Single shot 45mm. 9 rounds. Short range.

Standard pistol
(bog standard) M-V9.
Basic design 9mm semi automatic. 12 shot clip. Long range. Optional silencer & laser sigh
 
Desert Eagle Desert Ranger.
Advanced 50mm magnum semi automatic. Medium range.
Optional laser sight.
 
Bison 2 Viper smg.
Automatic and semi-automatic fire. Holds 70 rounds. Long range weapon.
Optional laser sight.
 
Luger Rigg 09.  
Single action 9mm handgun. 9 shot magazine. Short range weapon.
 
Heckler & Koch
MP5 Mag Vega.
9mm, 30 round clip. Three modes – single action, semi automatic and fully automatic. Long range weapon. Top mounted torch with high density beam.
Optional silencer & laser sight.
 
Gloch 13c Scorpion-X.  
Fully automatic machine pistol. 9mm 30 shot clip. Medium range weapon.
Optional silencer.
 
Shot gun V-Packer (or just plain ol’ shot gun)
Pump action 12 bore shot gun. Close quarters. 6 shot, slow reload. Short or medium range effectiveness depending on whether using standard shot or spreadshot ammo.
 
Harpoon gun Various tips to harpoons. Standard and explosive. One shot.
Slow reload. Short or medium range weapon.
 
Taser K2 Impactor.  
Fires 50,000-volt twin electric probes. Effective at ranges up to 21 feet. Short range.
Optional laser sight
 
Tranquilliser gun. Dart-SS. (super stealth)
Four dart stealth weapon. Renders target instantly unconscious.  
Short range.
Optional laser sight
Lasar sights Optional fitting for some weapons increasing accuracy over  
any distance.

Silencer Optional fitting for some models. Greatly increases stealth.
 
ALTERNATE NAMES.
Macklin K-shot
Sturm R-6
Kansas Star
Stryker
Maxx D9
Kriegler and Clark
Tundra Lion
Urigun 15
Panther Zero
Bullwaller Double X"
 

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Inventory item descriptions
[inventory_description_text1]
12-March-2003

 "
  • 45 caliber semi automatic. 9 rounds. Low velocity, short range.
  • Basic design 9mm semi automatic. 12 shot clip. Long range. Optional silencer & laser sight
  • Advanced .50 caliber semi automatic. Medium range. Optional laser sight.
  • Automatic and semi-automatic fire. Holds 70 rounds. Long range weapon. Optional laser sight.
  • Single action 9mm handgun. 9 shot magazine. Short range weapon.
  • 9mm, 30 round clip. Three modes – single action, semi automatic and fully automatic. Long range weapon. Top mounted torch with high density beam. Optional silencer & laser sight.
  • Fully automatic machine pistol. 9mm 30 shot clip. Medium range weapon. Optional silencer.
  • Pump action 12 bore shot gun. Close quarters. 6 shot, slow reload. Short or medium range effectiveness depending on whether using standard shot or spreadshot ammo.
  • Various tips to harpoons. Standard and explosive. One shot. Slow reload. Short or medium range weapon.
  • Fires 50,000-volt twin electric probes. Effective at ranges up to 21 feet. Short range. Optional laser sight.
  • Four dart stealth weapon. Renders target instantly unconscious. Short range. Optional laser sight
     
Optional fitting for some weapons increasing accuracy over any distance.
Optional fitting for some models. Greatly increases stealth..."


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Pawnable items and prices
[Pawnable-items-v9XX]
18-March-2003
 
"PAWNABLE ITEMS  and ITEMS PURCHASED
 
Lara needs cash to:
  1. Buy health items from herbalists – various prices.
  2. Buy medi packs from the herbalists or the Pawnbroker.
  3. Buy a basic semi automatic - M-V9 (from Pawnbroker)
  4. Buy ammo (from Pawnbroker)
  5. Bribe the ex-janitor to talk - £100.
  6. Bribe the doorman to get into Bouchard’s hideout – £500.
  7. Bribe Luddick for information in Prague - £20.
  8. Buy automatic machine pistol from Luddick in Prague – the Scorpion-X (Gloch 13c).
 
If the player doesn’t pick up any items in Map #1 Lara must be able to get ALL the cash she needs in Map #2.  
If she goes the route to get the ‘Box’ at the Serpent Rouge the ‘Box’ will tip the balance with bribing the Doorman. But the Box can’t be pawned. Too hot!
If Lara gets the password from the Janitor she won’t need to bribe the doorman.

PAWNABLE ITEMS
IN MAP #1 Gp. REF
IN THE COURTYARD: WORTH.
  • Cash in the flat - £50 80 $75 1.9
  • Necklace in wardrobe -    £40 65 $60 1.11
  • Antique hip flask - £50 80 $75
  • Gold doubloons £50 80 $75
  • Tot £190 305 $285 ..."
 

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Full inventory list
[FINAL INVENTORY-LISTV11]
10-April-2003
 
"FINAL INVENTORY LIST
   
GAME Level 1
Used to load or save game anywhere.   
   
GPS Global Positioning System. Used to load or save game  
anywhere.
 
WEAPONS  
FIREPOWER Level 2
Contains all your available weapons.
 
Lara’s standard
twin automatics Vector – R35.
45 caliber semi automatic. 9 rounds. Low velocity, short range.
 
Standard pistol
(basic standard) M-V9.
Basic design 9mm semi automatic. 12 shot clip. Long range. Optional silencer & laser sight
 
[Desert Eagle] Desert Ranger.
Advanced .50 caliber semi automatic. Medium range.
Optional laser sight.
 
[Bison 2] Viper smg.
Automatic and semi-automatic fire. Holds 70 rounds. Long range weapon.
Optional laser sight.
 
]Luger] Rigg 09.  
Single action 9mm handgun. 9 shot magazine. Short range weapon.
 
[Heckler & Koch
MP5] Mag Vega.
9mm, 30 round clip. Three modes – single action, semi automatic and fully automatic. Long range weapon.  
Optional silencer & laser sight.
 
[Gloch 13c] Scorpion-X.
Fully automatic machine pistol. 9mm 30 shot clip. Medium range weapon.
Optional silencer..."
 

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Default paths
[DEFAULT-PATHS-v2]
09-May-2003
  
"PARIS
Actual dialogue flowcharts are in:
nextgen/AODlocalisation materials/text- codes/word docs-Paris – or word docs-Prague
 
TOM-BOUCHARD  Gp-2.43   ig-conv
START
Pa005

CHOICE
Pa013 FRIENDLY
OR
pa017 DEFAULT
 
CHOICE
Pa031 CONTEXT BUTTON PRESSED
OR
Pa033 DEFAULT
 
CHOICE
Pa037 CONTEXT BUTTON PRESSED
OR
Pa035 DEFAULT

IF PLAYER HAS PRESSED CONTECT BUTTON 3X GO TO Pa054..."
 

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