Janichsan, on April 17th 2009, 10:23 PM, said:
Since I were able to get that for some unbelievable 2,50 €: Tomb Raider Legend
The budget version I got (that's the "Software Pyramide" version for you in Germany) has no copy protection, so no problems with that. The game runs well, with a few caveats: reflections have to be turned off, otherwise you get some graphical glitches, and you have to set the game resolution to the native resolution of your display. When you don't it can happen that the graphics aren't centered on the screen and you only see maybe half of it. The game still runs rather smooth at 1440x900 on my ageing MBP (with an ATI x1600) when I additionally disable the full screen effects (that otherwise work fine).
I've been playing Legend myself in Crossover games (7.2 and now 7.2.1). I bought it second hand and it is version 1.0. I can't get the 1.1 or 1.2 patches to install in Crossover (I don't have Windows at all) the installers say the game isn't installed.
Version 1.0 has been running great at 1680 x 1050 with reflections off however I finished the Peru levels and as soon as loading finishes for Japan I get a black screen and hear a second of audio then the game crashes to the desktop.
The console shows:
30/05/2009 15:05:38 [0x0-0x4c04c].com.codeweavers.CrossOverGamesHelper.TombRaiderLegend.Eidos/.Tomb Raider - Legend/.Tomb Raider - Legend wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x0000000c at address 0xecaf6f (thread 001e), starting debugger...
30/05/2009 15:05:38 [0x0-0x4c04c].com.codeweavers.CrossOverGamesHelper.TombRaiderLegend.Eidos/.Tomb Raider - Legend/.Tomb Raider - Legend Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x0000000c in 32-bit code (0x00ecaf6f).
30/05/2009 15:05:38 [0x0-0x4c04c].com.codeweavers.CrossOverGamesHelper.TombRaiderLegend.Eidos/.Tomb Raider - Legend/.Tomb Raider - Legend Register dump:
and so on.
I have tried resuming the game several times and tried going back and playing the previous bit again but get the same thing.
It's really a shame as I was enjoying the game.
I have also been playing Max Payne 2 - which works great and have attempted the orange box. There were problem with changing discs when installing and having to change my keyboard layout to the US one with Steam because I couldn't type anything when creating an account. After that I got Half Life 2 going at 1680 x 1050 for a while but it soon crashed back to steam. Since then I have struggled to get past the initial loading screen. The one time I did I played until a got a loading message and it crashed again.