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TR1 - Mansion Project (Demo) by Lil' Kid

CC 0 0 4 5
Ceamonks890 0 0 1 1
Dimpfelmoser 0 0 4 4
DJ Full 0 0 1 3
Gerty 1 0 0 2
Jay 0 0 4 4
John 0 0 0 2
Jose 0 0 1 1
Kristina 0 1 1 1
manarch2 0 0 1 1
MichaelP 0 0 5 5
Mulf 0 0 0 2
Orbit Dream 0 0 1 2
RaiderGirl 1 0 1 2
Ryan 0 0 1 1
Sash 0 0 0 2
Scottie 0 0 2 2
Torry 0 0 0 0
Treeble 5 0 4 6
TrueRaider 6 0 7 8
release date: 26-Jun-2001
# of downloads: 94

average rating: 1.33
review count: 20
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file size: 12.67 MB
file type: TR4
class: Home

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Reviewer's comments
"Another project, and the last release of a builder who never managed to come up with anything resembling a sustained effort at creating an original and playable level. This time it comes with the ‘demo’ tag, which means it’ll be short. Indeed it is—just a handful of rooms comprising the bare necessities of what can be regarded as a reasonably close approximation of the most primitive version of Lara’s Mansion. If you want to see any objects, the builder helpfully explains, you’ll have to put them in yourself. There is, of course, absolutely nothing for you to do. Unlike the builder’s previous Titanic Project, however, this one could conceivably serve as a basis from which an actual level might be developed, because it consists of proper rooms you can enter rather than masses of raised blocks which you can’t. Why anybody would want to recreate precisely this version of The Mansion, though, is beyond me; but then I’ve long since ceased to inquire into the motivations of the Home Movement." - Mulf (11-Mar-2022)
"a copy of the tr1 mansion, with same layout and textures, but no objects and no music, just the gym and pool to swim in, so its all over in 2 mins with no gameplay, but reading the readme file its clear the author is putting this out there for other builders to expand on" - John (12-Aug-2021)
"After a few minutes running through the mansion rooms you'll realize that there is nothing new here; and more: all the objects and some rooms disappeared! Lol! Only to take some jumps in the gym and take a swim in the pool it's not worth to download, except only if you are willing to open the included PRJ file and continue building by yourself. Pathetic." - Jose (14-Dec-2017)
"I'm not sure what the builder was going for here, but it is just a copy of the mansion, with nothing to do except wander about and have a go in the gym or pool. Project? What project?" - Jay (01-Jul-2016)
"Yup, just the regular mansion. Nothing else to see here." - Ryan (26-Mar-2016)
"As other reviewers over the years have already stated, this is practically a basic recreation of the manor from TR1, with repetitive, unappealing texturing throughout and no objects or tutorial instructions from Lara present. So unless you're looking for something to easily base your own manor level off, this is ultimately just another pointless release from the builder in question that doesn't do enough to justify a download." - Ceamonks890 (27-Nov-2014)
"Another pointless effort from this builder;but at least it's not as lazy as his other two,as he has at least succeeded in makng a very basic Mansion from scratch,with no evident crimes against texturing.Nor is there any gameplay.Move along,please." - Orbit Dream (29-Nov-2013)
"All these mansion type levels are really boring, but this unfortunately surpasses everything. The textures and (no) objects were very badly done. I think the builder wanted to make it worse. Luckily, some Demos never get a full level, as one can hope here." - manarch2 (14-Jan-2011)
"Couldn't believe there's no objects. Unfortunately, it appeared to be true. For the gameplay, all is optional in here - even if you could finish this game, there would've been no purpose of completing it. SUMMARY: The description of this level says it all. Demo project. Which, however it is potentially precious to someone who starts to learn TRLE, has no sense of existence as a normal level." - DJ Full (14-Oct-2010)
"My first thought was: What a ugly house. My second thought was: Actually there are real nice textures. My third thought was: Why was the whole house wallpapered with so few textures? My fourth thought was: Where the hell is the Finishtrigger???? My fifth thought was: Walkthrough!! My sixth thought was: No Walkthrough?? Then I just read the Reviews. My seventh thought was: There is no Finishtrigger!! My eighth thought was: What do I still have to do here? Nevertheless I have seen everything. My ninth thought was: Only as fast as possible out from this level. My tenth thought was: I did it!!
These are my 10 commandments... Sorry, I meant of course my 10 thoughts about this level. And I do not want to waste more thought at all, because it is not worthwhile!" - Scottie (22-Mar-2010)
"Now here is a great opportunity for new reviewers to get up to bronze quickly. So we'll see some more new names listed below in the future. The level? Oh yeah it's Lara's mansion. And you can't go outside 'cause there's all this unpacking to do from the crates in the hall." - CC (12-Feb-2004)
"This is one more project from Sam. Obviously it's not a level so don't expect to see anything else than a house. Download it only if you are planning to build a level or want it for your collection or something. Otherwise don't bother." - Kristina (22-Jul-2003)
"I can't say anything bad about this can I? I mean Sam made this level available for me and as it has only 8 rooms it proves to be a convenient way to increase my review count. Also there is no maze and no tedious searching for doors that might have opened when pushing a lever. See there are no levers nor enemies nor much of a gameplay. It is only a demo of a project you know and never was intended to be released as a real level. It's not Sam's fault that it got listed in the level index at mprager. The textures are quite nice and as Lara has obviously just moved in or is in the process of moving out the absence of furniture is kinda logical." - Dimpfelmoser (12-Dec-2002)
"Another incomplete project which is obviously still a work in progress. It should not count as a level and hence I have scored it as such. As a matter of fact I don't believe it should even be in this list." - Torry (29-Nov-2002)
"I always check the mansion levels out as there is only so much you can do. Don't bother there is nothing there apart from the house. I have seen much better house levels. 08-07-2002" - Gerty (10-Jul-2002)
"I think it is a bit misleading to call this a demo as there is nothing to do besides run around the mansion or should I say only sections of the mansion as the only areas accessible are the foyer gym pool and 2 connecting rooms upstairs. Though it is quite funny looking at the mansion without objects not even stair rails or a fireplace as if Lara has just sold up and is moving out...there's even a whole bunch of packing crates in the foyer adding to that feeling. By the way thanks to Treeble for helping me install this project!" - Sash (21-Jun-2002)
"It seems Lil' Kid never quite brings things to an end but is ever so helpful to provide others with PRJ files they can use to start their work from. Same here with an 8 room mansion project file which offers zero gameplay and enemies but has a nice texture set and you could start to build an actual level from there - also in my opinion we already have had enough Mansion levels out there." - Michael (21-Jun-2002)
"This level as the name says is another remake of Lara's Mansion this time it's the oldest one from TR1. The project doesn't load any object that's why the round 0 is there. As for the atmosphere the level does remind Lara's first mansion but it makes no use of sounds or other cameras and the textures are great but there again is no use of lighting." - Treeble (21-Jun-2002)
"Excellent work by Lil' Kid! An almost perfect re-make of the TR1 mansion. The same textures are used the room sizes are as far as I can tell the same and nothing seems to be fatally wrong. Problem is there are obviously no objects or Lara's sweet voice in the gym. Since there are no objects enemies or secrets (well I couldn't find any) I have no other option but to give that 0. Since this is a demo it is a very promising look forward to the completed project! Nice work!" - TrueRaider (21-Jun-2002)
"Apparently this is just a demo for people attempting to make their own mansion level but I think there are much better examples out there. This looks very unfinished and almost slapped together. The textures looked terrible to me! There were only a few actual rooms and there was nothing to do in them. You can't even go outside. There were no railings on the stairs no furniture really no fireplace - I'm surprised there was water in the pool! The music was strange as well - it reminded me of the levels where Lara's stuck in a dark gloomy cavern. Hmm maybe fitting after all." - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)