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Orig.TR Conv.Proj.: The Tomb of Qualopec v1.0 by Treeble

alan 5 5 2 6
Bex 7 8 7 7
Ceamonks890 4 6 4 5
Dimpfelmoser 5 6 8 8
Dougsan 5 5 10 10
eRIC 8 8 8 8
eTux 6 7 4 7
Gerty 5 6 6 7
Jay 4 4 7 7
Jose 4 5 4 6
Kristina 7 6 8 8
Larson 1988 5 6 6 9
Leandro 8 8 5 7
manarch2 4 6 6 5
MichaelP 5 6 7 8
Mulf 0 0 0 3
Orbit Dream 3 6 6 7
QRS 8 6 9 9
RaiderGirl 8 9 9 10
Ryan 4 6 5 7
Sash 5 3 5 6
Scottie 3 5 4 6
Torry 8 8 7 7
Wolf7 6 7 8 8
release date: 25-Jun-2002
# of downloads: 72

average rating: 6.09
review count: 24
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file size: 11.18 MB
file type: TR4
class: Remake

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Reviewer's comments
"Qualopec with lighting, but without any sounds except for Lara’s footsteps; and with the wolves replaced by more raptors, because the respective objects then available shared the same slot. Standard TR4 mummies substitute for Qualopec’s mummy buddies, which may seem like the obvious choice; but it destroys the neatly disconcerting effect produced by the ambivalent status of the original objects’ half-life. The rollingball ends up awkwardly right in front of the exit. Larson appears at the end, but only as a modified SAS, and there’s no cutscene. The river area of “Lost Valley” and the lost valley itself are closed off, presumably due to the earthquake that is triggered when you pick up the Scion, but you can acquire an extra medipack where its entrance would be. Texturing conforms to the ‘faithful’ ethos of the project, which includes the replication of obvious errors. Points are for the added lighting, though I’m not sure how its presence was justified against the project’s statutes; otherwise, the usual reservations against such click-by-click remakes apply." - Mulf (04-Mar-2021)
"I am surprised quite a bit from this very early remake, for how faithful it is, that is the thing! The gameplay is nearly identical, but recreated in a good way still earling that 6 from me. The enemies used are actually quite in par with the mood, the velociraptors are the ones from Tomb Raider 3, but they still did not really had a lot of difference between the 3rd and the 1st game, am I right? Err I am getting out of track, a 7 because it is a quite faithful representation that does its inconsistencies like the lack of wolves, but I am getting to picky here hehe. Atmophere is pretty similar to its original! And that is a pro for me, the only thing I do not like is the fact that of Treeble did not play around with the look or the lighting, okay it is a recreation I understand but some modifications would have been more than welcomed ^w^. Lighting and texturing was pretty okay, again very faithful to the original, but nothing extraordinary.
Not too great neither too bad, fan of Tomb Raider 1? Give this a peek otherwisely, err, do not hehe :3 Wolfy Regards." - Wolf7 (03-Feb-2021)
"I'm sorry but I had to give a 2 for ASC because of the missing sounds! I don't know what happened there but in a game in which almost all sounds are missing, it's not very enjoyable. As for the level itself, it's exactly the same as in the original, only a set of spikes has been removed to get the second secret and there is no falling debris either. At least there's a Larson and you kill him for some fun. At first I thought there was no end trigger, but if you explore the area and climb up the rocks to the waterfall, head to the tunnel where level 3 starts in the original and the game will end at that point." - alan (15-Sep-2020)
"A faithful recreation of the Tomb of Qualopec from Tomb Raider 1 in the TR4 engine. It plays exactly the same so do not expect anything new. Unfortunately, with the advent of the Tombati engine and the HQ texture packs now available this rendition pales in comparison. However, at the time of release it was welcome and valid. I had some missing sound effects in the download. Silence when pulling switches and some movables." - Torry (04-Oct-2019)
"It's a bit hard to rate this fairly nowadays as we've become rather spoilt by some excellent remakes of the much loved TR1 levels. This must have seemed rather good way back when it was released, just to see those great textures rendered in a less grainy manner. Certainly it recreates the Qualopec level most faithfully, even though the missing sounds are definitely a bit disconcerting. Good for a nostalgia trip, but that's probably all." - Jay (28-Jan-2019)
"A faithful 20 minute retread of the Tomb of Qualopec. The texturing remains as competent as the original could be. The gameplay remains the same (with the exception of not needing to complete one of the hub room tasks and a slightly modified finish trigger which is placed at the entrance to the City of Vilcabamba). There were also a severe lack of sounds, which marred the atmosphere somewhat. Its a brave enough attempt, but suffers from a lack of originality." - Ryan (02-Dec-2016)
"Even when it's a remake, the players always expect some custom details, but nothing added here. Not enough ammo for the shotgun, the raptors are hard to kill only with the pistols; not a background music (or, at least, in my game I couldn't hear it); no cd tracks, no cameras or flybys; elongated textures, few objects to decorate... Not a good remake, of course." - Jose (18-Jul-2016)
"Remake and there are still sounds missing. A pity though. I went through it quite easy as I didn't really need to do a third lever as that gate already opened when I approached it. Still fun to do although with the missing sounds it felt a bit weird." - Gerty (10-Apr-2015)
"OK, it's starting to get to the point now for me, while reviewing older releases, that I'm starting to get sick and tired of all the copy/paste repackaging of levels from the classic TR games and attempting to pass them off as remakes. Would it kill these builders to actually add something new onto the existing design, rather than stick with the same old stuff? Anyway, this 'remake' of Tomb of Qualopec(much like the others I've reviewed thus far for this specific level), has us do the exact same actions as in TR1's version, going so far as to actually add in the Larson boss fight this time(but no cutscene.) Once you've retrieved the Scion piece and defeated Larson, we head back the way we came and have the game crash to desktop. If you already own TR1, this release is simply not worth your time, especially with the lack of most of the sound effects or any music to listen to overall." - Ceamonks890 (14-Apr-2014)
"The fourth and last level of this remake project (why not finished?). I found this level to be even worse textured than the original, some rooms had quite streched textures instead of the divided wall textures from TR 1. Gameplay and enemies were the same, I found the outside area where you shoot Larson better designed and with more care. Larson, the raptors and the earthquake at the end were nicely remade. 10 minutes." - manarch2 (27-Jun-2011)
"I must confess that I have little time for a 1 to 1 copy from a level builder. Particularly as one can see here still stretched textures. And there is no Finishtrigger. And there are big problems with the sound. There I prefer that the level builder implemented his own ideas. It would be still better if he takes the original as a model, but makes then many changes and thereby builds something independent. But as well as now the level is, it is not worthwhile to play him. Nevertheless, there I remain rather by the original." - Scottie (23-Mar-2010)
"A good level, seeing as i like the original Topmb of qualopec this was no dissapointment! :) Only one thing, there was buggy sound and some things didn't have sounds at all, with excweption of that, everything was very was very good, :)" - Larson 1988 (13-Jan-2008)
"Those of you who read my reviews of 'remakes' will know that I rarely score high for Gameplay (in fact,I sometimes don't score at all)as it seems to me to be vastly unfair to give someone a score for ideas that they didn't come up with,but merely copied.In this case I elected to upgrade my Gameplay average in a fit of magnanimity,as I've always had a soft spot for Treeble's levels and this was clearly a project close to his heart.I recall struggling somewhat with the original 10 years ago and I can't now for the life of me see why;it seems to be as basic as can be,but it's astonishing nevertheless how quickly the old recollections of a decade ago come flooding back. Everything appears quite faithful (although a few of the textures are stretched and there were some sound issues) and it rattles along nicely. Considering that Lucas appears not to be building any more I suppose I should be grateful for anything in his name,even when it's a copy.I missed his quirky individualistic touch,though." - Orbit Dream (30-Jan-2007)
"Not a perfect remake but it comes close! TOQ is one of my favorite levels on tr1. A real quick and action packed level. Great work from this author! The game crashed near the end (where the last secret should be) I guess it has to do with it being linked to the tr1 remake project? I really recommend this level for the tr1 freaks out there. 2005-05-29" - QRS (31-May-2005)
"A remake and true to the bargain except for raptors in lieu of dogs. You know my marks are low for remakes so take it with a grain of salt if you want to." - Sash (18-Aug-2003)
"A trip down memory lane, but the potholes have been repaired! Well done. I enjoyed the 10 or 15 minutes I spent looking around. The game play was not challenging but the last time I played the original it wasn't at all challenging either! Thanks for the fun. Try it, you might like it." - Dougsan (18-Jan-2003)
"I don't have much to say, as it is a ten minutes level. I have seen this before and not having played the original yet I must say I liked it. The textures are nice and the whole atmosphere but there aren't many puzzles. The raptors seemed out of place in my opinion but I guess it's not a crime to put them there. After the scion the earthquake made me dizzy but I got through it in one piece. I am looking forward to see more remakes or other levels from Lucas." - Kristina (30-Dec-2002)
"It has been some time since I played Leandro's remake but still I was able to make it through this one in 10 minutes flat. What can I say!? The atmosphere is equally enchanting but the gameplay and enemies are not quite as good. Especially the big medipack you collect on the way out seems a bit wasted. I didn't mind the missing sound as I usually put on some Bossa Nova whenever the level is vaguely linked to Brazil. Oh well, just for old times sake, go back to Qualopec and spot the differences." - Dimpfelmoser (24-Nov-2002)
"'Tomb of Qualopec' is one of my favourite TR1 levels, so I approached this one with a very critical eye, hoping that nothing had been massacred beyond belief. Imagine my disgust at discovering that I could not really find anything wrong with it. ;-) Yes, the wolves are replaced by raptors, but I prefer the raptors to be honest. So I can't downrate it in the enemies category - in fact I've added a point. I have to downrate it everywhere else though, because it's a remake and there's nothing new here if you have already played the original level. But I'll say this: If there were a separate category for attention to detail and hard work, Treeble would get full marks from me. Like the other TR Conversion levels, this is a real treat and any fan of TR1 would be a fool to miss it. Nice work Treebs. :-)" - Bex (02-Nov-2002)
"Ok, as Lucas mentions in the readme, this is a remake, so we should not expect originality and he also mentions the sound issues that he intends to fix in a later version. The latter I found rather annoying though, as it really kills the atmosphere and takes away the fun that the nicely textured and lighted environment has to offer. A bunch of raptors to deal with as you trod along the well known paths to find the scion and get away with it while the earthquake rumbles. I found one secret and the level crashed for me when I ran along a path after about 15 minutes - hope that was actually the end and I did not miss anything." - Michael (12-Jul-2002)
"A good level to remember of how wonderful was that nice year of 1996. If you have already played Tomb Raider 1 you know everything about Tomb of Qualopec: it's a masterpiece of puzzles. In this remake, nothing changes, only the absence of some wolves (I didn't miss them anyway), the remodeled Lara and some minor things. What are the main problems of this remake? The sound bugs (that the author will fix in the next version), the bad textures of TR1 (hope Treeble find some better ones to put there) and the lighting, that doesn't need to be exactly as the one from TR1. I think it could be wonderful if we find a very dark and creepy Tomb of Qualopec, or not? Well, problems it has, of course, but still is a nice level. I only didn't gave a 9 to 'puzzles' because they aren't creation of the author... even if they are very good! CAN'T WAIT FOR CITY OF KHAMOON, TREEBLE! ;)" - Leandro (21-Jun-2002)
"Treeble contributes so much to the Tomb Raider community and now he is working on the Conversion Project with KingSpyder, for which I am thankful as they are ensuring that we can play this wonderful game for years to come. The sound needs a little work, but otherwise he has done an excellent job of recreating The Tomb of Qualopec - the textures and lighting are well done, all the rooms look exactly right, and it even has Larson and the large health pack at the end if you run past him! Most people will get through this pretty quickly since we've played it before, but it's always fun to play this one again. Thanks Treebs, for all your hard work. Great job!" - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)
"I think there are two ways of rating this remake of the TR1 level according if you are a purist or if you like innovation, even if this level should not be rated in my opinion because it is a bit pointless. I have chosen to be a purist and look out to this work with the levelbuilder team 's purpose in mind: recreating TR1 for all people who can't play it or those who don't like it because the graphics are not good on their modern computer. So is it really a marvelous work to recreate this famous level with the quality of TR4 but respecting the original setting puzzles and enemies? Yes, even if the wolves are missing, they have all been replaced by raptors. The sounds are missing too but when I played TR1 I had no sound anyway, and I don't want to rate down for this because when the whole game Kingspyder and Treeble are building will be finished there will be sounds and a better atmosphere. The texturing is very good but the lighting is a little too bright in my opinion. I want to congratulate the author for this work, I am always pleased to return playing TR1 which is the game which has the most the Tombraider spirit and I will look out for the future levels of the project. Note for the author(s): There will surely be more people interested in those levels when the whole project will be achieved." - Eric (21-Jun-2002)
"Since I've never got further in TR1 than the lost valley, I'm rating this remake, as I would the level itself, if it was like this. When I read Leandro's review, I expected something hard, that I could never ever master without help, but I was rather surprised that the level is so easy. The level could have been very nice, but unfortunately it all was spoiled because the TR1 rollingball needed a sound, that it didn't have and I had to play the whole level almost in a complete silence. The textures from TR1 don't look even as good as the textures from TR2, and the lightning was way too boring (even if Lara looked 3D like in every room). But I guess this can be forgiven since this should've been a remake. I'd rate the atmosphere originally 8, but since the missing sound spoiled the whole adventure for me I had to give this category 4 points less." - eTux (21-Jun-2002)