In Memory of Kerrie
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RIP Tomb Raider 1996 to 2013
With the release of the Tomb Raider reboot it is obvious that the game I have loved playing for more than a decade is gone and has been replaced with something far darker, more bloodthirsty and (for me) disturbing. It was always my hope that Tomb Raider would become more light hearted and even include more of Lara's dry humour but it seems that the developers have decided to take the opposite route and I have no wish to play a game which focuses on the pain and suffering of any character let alone my favourite, Lara. FWIW I believe that the old formula had a lot of life left in it and many more areas to be explored. Tomb Raider has joined a genre that I have no interest in no matter what name is given to the game or character.
Reportedly the developers have at least gotten the gameplay right with the new game. It's just a pity that they could not have implemented this within the old format.
With all of this in mind I would like to pay tribute to a game which has given me many hundreds of hours of gaming pleasure but has now (for some of us) come to an end.
It now remains to be seen how relevant MacRaider is in 2013. If people are still accessing the site for information/help regarding the original games I would appreciate an email so I can get some idea of the level of interest.
I will acknowledge that the new game has received excellent reviews. I think it is a pity though that the developers have had to alienate some die hard Tomb Raider fans and take the path they have.
January 18 2013
As there has been no real, new Mac/Tomb Raider news since the release of Underworld for OSX and Aspyr haven't seen fit to port any more of the early TRs to OSX since releasing TR2, it seems that MacRaider might be in a state of stasis. The site will remain online as a support base and I will report any new news should anything arise.
I have posted an update to the Old Tomb Raiders on New Macs article from Dave.
FWIW recent news/footage of the new Tomb Raider reboot have only served to galvanise my opinions of the game and it is doubtful that I would even play the game once it reaches the cheap bins. A question to ponder might be: when does Tomb Raider stop being Tomb Raider and start being some other game with only the title and character name attached to it?
May 17 2012
At last some good Mac/Tomb Raider news! Feral Interactive have announced that they will be releasing Tomb Raider Underworld for the Mac on May 31st. Good things come to those who wait!
For more information follow the Feral Interactive link on this page.
February 14 2012
Happy Birthday Lara! The 'real' Lara that is ;-)
November 11 2011
It has become apparent that if you choose to run the Classic Tomb Raider 2 Golden Mask levels in the new Intel game you will not be able to save your progress i.e. if you try to save the game will quit to the desktop. There is currently no fix for this but if a workaround is found I will certainly post it here.
November 5 2011
I have received information from Attila that the Classic TR2 Gold levels can be played in the new OS 10 re-release. Also Manu has been able to get anti-alissing and wide screen working although this requires a special app. This and all other information on the new Intel TR2 can be found on the Tomb Raider II & The Golden Mask page (link at left).
RIP Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
October 28 2011
The re-released Tomb Raider 2 for
OS 10 (Intel) is now available at the Apple
app Store for US$7.99.
Thanks to Manu for allerting me to this.
September 28 2011
I have been in contact with Aspyr Media to try and find out more information about the re-release of TR2. They were forthcoming with a few extra snippets of info:
The re-release will be available
for download through the Apple App Store.
I asked if The Golden Mask levels would be included but this was not answered.
I also asked about the possibility of the other Classic Tomb Raider games receiving the same treatment and was told that: "We are assessing the re-release of multiple titles from our catalogue to be released in the same manner". Slightly cryptic but encouraging ;-)
September 27 2011
It has been brought to my attention that Aspyr Media are planning to re-release Tomb Raider 2 for OS 10.7 (Lion): http://www.insidemacgames.com/features/view.php?ID=571 Would it be too much to hope that they might re-release threir other prviously ported TRs as well? Thanks to Matt for this info.
July 29 2011
I have updated the 'Old Tomb Raiders on New Macs ' page with some changes and additions from Dave (the Author). Compelling reading for anyone looking for information on the subjects covered.
May 16 2011
The Death of Lara Croft?
As more and more information is
released about the new Tomb Raider 'reboot' it is becoming
clearer that the franchise is moving in a direction I'm not
willing to follow. Lara is now being touted as 'vulnerable'
and that is a side of our heroine I have never wanted to
experience. Couple that with the fact that the genre of the
game seems to be shifting to survival/horror and it is clear
that the new game and indeed the character of Lara Croft is
moving too far away from the one I have known and loved for
over ten years.
Although I normally enjoy reporting
on any new Tomb Raider news regardless of platform, the new
game appears to be sufficiently far removed from past TR
games that, sadly my interest is not there.
April 3 2011
The Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider Trillogy set for PS3 including HD versions of Legend and Anniversary as well as a re-release of Underworld, should now be available in most parts of the globe, The single Blu-Ray disc also includes some extra goodies but unfortunately not the Underworld DLC levels (sigh)
March 3 2011
It now seems certain that Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) will no longer support Rosetta. This means that no non Intel applications (including games) will run in this OS. For MacRaiders this means that the only Tomb Raider that will run in 10.7 will be Anniversary - a consideration when deciding whether or not to upgrade.
January 17 2011
I have been in contact with Dave, a longtime MacRaiding acquaintance of Kerrie's from England, who has kindly agreed to share his memory of their joint experiences of getting older Tomb Raiders (and by extension other games) to work on newer Macs despite changes in hardware and operating systems over the years. This information can be found on a new page: Old Tomb Raiders on New Macs. I have also added a couple of pertinent links to the links page.
December 22 2010
Crystal Dynamics have announced that they will be releasing a trilogy Blu Ray disc containing HD versions of Legend, Anniversary and Underworld for the PS3 in the new year. Legend and Anniversary were previously unavailable in HD on that console. This means that just about every Tomb Raider game (apart from Angel of Darkness) can now be played on the PS3. Thanks to Dave in the UK for this information.
Go to my News Archive for more news!
I have recently become aware that Kerrie (MacRaider's original Web Mistress) had compiled a series of about 50 CDs containing custom TR levels. These were PC levels converted for Mac and catalogued. If anyone has any of these disks in their possession, in particular disks 13 onwards I would be very interested to hear from you.
What is MacRaider?
MacRaider is a one-person Mac-user fan site, dedicated to bringing you the best possible information to help ease your way through the Tomb Raider games.
On MacRaider you'll find detailed information on every version of Tomb Raider, from the original 'Tomb Raider' of 1996 (released as 'Tomb Raider Gold' on Mac in 1999) to 'Tomb Raider Anniversary, released in 2007.
Note that much of the information is equally applicable to the Mac, PC or console games as the gameplay is virtually identical!
MacRaider is a very plain site, with none of the bells and whistles that are infesting many other sites. There is a reason for this - my intent has always been to make MacRaider accessible to any Mac user who can play any of the Mac Tomb Raiders. Therefore I chose a 1996 Power Mac 7200/90 with a 33.6k modem as a baseline - anything on this site can be easily accessed on any Mac from then on!
Last updated 29 May 2008
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MacRaider has no Music, Frames, Flash, Shockwave, Java, Counters, 'Vote for me's' or Banner Ads :-)
MacRaider is unofficial and
Unless otherwise credited, this site's content and all opinions on this site are those of the webmistress.
'Tomb Raider' and 'Lara Croft' are
the property of Eidos Interactive, Core Design, and Crystal
Mac versions from Aspyr Media and Feral Interactive. Mac conversion by Westlake Interactive, Beenox Studios, and Robosoft Technologies.
With the exception of official logos, all text and images on this site are my property
and cannot be used on another site, or published in any other form of media, without my permission!
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