Tools and Resources
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The original Tomb Raider Level Editor (the TRLE) was released by Core in 2000. The TRLE was the Level Editor Core used to make The Last Revelation. In early 2008, Paolone released a new Tomb Raider Level Editor, the Next Generation Level Editor (the NGLE). To power this new Editor, Paolone also developed the next generation game engine, the TRNG. The NGLE is the editor while the TRNG is the engine that powers it. TRNG 18.104.22.168 is stable and it is recommended you build using this version of the TRNG.
The TRNG Mk4 full setup is compatible with Windows 7 and contains version 22.214.171.124. It is a self-extractor with an Installer program which is able to scan your trle installation to discover which files require updating. It is advisable to perform at least one full setup before installing other updates because you could have necessary files missing in your existing setup. The TRNG installer will correct any problems or suggest how to fix them. Important Note! If you are new to the Level Editor, it might be better to download the Official Tomb Raider Level Editor and build the tutorial level following the official manual to master the basics before attempting to learn the TRNG. It is not advisable to download any of these tools unless you know what you are doing and you know how to use them. Download the official manual by Gary LaRochelle as a pdf here (3.81Mb).
Please note that Skribblerz.com is not responsible for your computer. If you download and use any of these tools or resources you do so at your own risk.
When installing the Tomb Raider Level Editor, select Custom Install and uncheck the DirectX7 box. If you try to install DirectX7, Windows will chuck out a serious error message due to trying to install an old version of Direct X (176Mb).
The TRNG is a tested product, but is still used at a Level Builder's own risk. This site only offers updates to TRNG 126.96.36.199, which is included in the Mk4 installer. For more information on the TRNG, please refer to the NGLE Manual (13.3Mb).
Object editing and texturing tool of the 'absolutely can't live without' type. You can also Import and export testure bmps as well as dxf files. This original tool was built by Turbo Pascal who later released the source code (308Kb).
EditWad is an object and WAD editing tool by Sapper, which makes all your object editing much easier and more fun. Documentation included (10.1Mb).
Fexinspect allows you to open and inspect compiled Tomb Raider level so can see how objects are placed and how things are used in game (833Kb).
This is SFX Manager v3.0 by Magplus (Pascal Ducey). Instructions and version updates are included in the readme in the download (14.4Mb).
Screamer by Leperk will create new sounds.txt files and output new .sam and .sfx files for your wad. Read the tutorials to lean how to use it (175Kb).
Sound Editor by Sapper will edit edit/create sounds.txt and create SFX and SAM files, but cannot create SFX or SAM files for v130 WADs (5.75Mb).
TR2Wad by Michiel will rip objects, textures and sound samples from TR4 files. It will work fine on XP and Win 7 running in compatibility mode (175Kb).
Brilliant patch by Larson 08 that will allow you to hold down the middle mouse button and pan your rooms around (16Kb).
All the files you need from the original Angkor Wat level of The Last Revelation are included in this download (3.3Mb).
All the resources of the Lost Library and the Guardian of Semerket levels are here with instructions included (12.3Mb).
This is practically the full set of TR3 samples, put together by EssGee. Many thanks EssGee for this invaluable TR Level Builders resource (10Mb).
All the objects from Tomb Raiders 1-5. They are not all ready to use as they are ripped into random slots. This WAD resource is more for object makers (108Mb).
Fluen has ripped all the animations from the cutscenes from Tomb Raider's 1 through 3 and packaged them up for download (4.3Mb).