Copyright 2000 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ November 26th 2000 ]
the release of Tomb Raider Chronicles in PC flavours
on Friday 24th November, we received a tip this
afternoon about a version.txt file suggesting
to it's owner that the CD is in development and
should be returned to CORE. Curious, we popped
our CD into the tray, searched for "version.txt"
and found the following contents in it's file.
Raider Chronicles and Lara Croft (c) & TM Core
Design Limited 2000. All Rights Reserved. Version
1.0 - 16th October 2000. Registered to Eidos Interactive
Germany.10014 To be returned to Core Design Limited
This version is early development code and is
currently 85% complete."
to a comment made by an Admin at the Eidos Forum,
this is either "our imagination" or we are in
possession of a "pre-release" copy of Tomb Raider
Chronicles. We, however, suspect the files residence
on so many UK released CD's to be a genuine mistake,
otherwise such a comment could suggest that a
beta went gold instead of the full version.
was later confirmed by a update to the thread
reporting that the file was placed on CD's for
tracking purposes, adding "It would appear that
the U.K. (and possibly other foriegn versions)
did not remove that file before mastering the
release version. That file does not appear on
the U.S. release version of the game."
of "foreign versions" might be adddressing a claim
that a copy of Chronicles purchased in Asia also
containted the same version file. No official
comment on the mixup has yet been made.