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Old 03-10-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ugh, I hate speed run achievements (Lara's Shadow)

I've been trying to get the Refinery Speed Run achievement a few times now without any luck even though I feel very good about the route

(I assume it's from the slope to the black platform where the thralls appear)

I haven't even begin thinking about the Right of Passage achievement yet. The "without saving" part kinda bugs me cause you can't save just before the route starts which means if you miss one of them you have to redo the mission from start.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Is it true that you can't save before your try starts? It seems that they've diversified the variety of achievements in Lara's Shadow (also enhanced the difficulty), not like those in Beneath the Ashes.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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I'm just missing the two "speed run" achievements but I don't get where they begin and where they end. Their description don't worth sh*t...
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #4
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the 2nd speed run starts from the top of the room that the transformer is in after you have destroyed it, you have to get past the 3 piston things run through the slaming wall and over the now moving bridge with those blue fire balls. i got the achievement when i was sliding down the ramp. havnt got a clue how do do the refinery one though.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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the 2nd speed run starts from the top of the room that the transformer is in after you have destroyed it, you have to get past the 3 piston things run through the slaming wall and over the now moving bridge with those blue fire balls. i got the achievement when i was sliding down the ramp. havnt got a clue how do do the refinery one though.
Ok thanks man, i'm gonna try it
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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does anybody know what visit to the refinery do you have to the speed run? ive now done it 4 times and not made any mistakes and still no achievement.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #7
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Still searching, didn't find yet
BTW your indication for the second speed run worked, thx

edit : damn, i've done the rafinery on the first and the second run without any mistake and still don't get it :/
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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I just got the Refinery Speed Run achievement (after several hours). I can confirm you get it the second time through the Refinery.

Now the trick to getting it is on the last wall you slide down, just jump of it about half way down and land on the platform (instead of going all the way down, shimmying left, jumping to the pole and then jumping to the platform).
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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I just got the Refinery Speed Run achievement (after several hours). I can confirm you get it the second time through the Refinery.

Now the trick to getting it is on the last wall you slide down, just jump of it about half way down and land on the platform (instead of going all the way down, shimmying left, jumping to the pole and then jumping to the platform).
Still don't get it, start where and end where please ?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #10
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Judging from what omen66 said, the end must be the platform where you fight Thralls. The starting point might be just the slope you come by first after the cutscene.

Edit: Tried numerous times, no achievement yet.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:41 PM   #11
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Judging from what omen66 said, the end must be the platform where you fight Thralls. The starting point might be just the slope you come by first after the cutscene.

Edit: Tried numerous times, no achievement yet.
Got it 1250/1250


So it's just like you said, best way is to use RB/LB all the time and just reload your "shadow power" when you're jumping and do as ARC Trooper said on the last slide down

Edit : and trusting MGC I'm the first worldwide to get 1250 ^^
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:43 PM   #12
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The start is the ramp you slide down and drop off the end onto a platform in the ether. The end is platform where you get attacked by lots the Thralls and have to kill them all to continue.

Edit: I got 1250 about an hour ago, MGC just hasn't updated yet.

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:46 PM   #13
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Can anyone confirm/deny that you have to do the speed runs without saving anywhere on the level? It sure seems like it shoud just be without saving during the speed run itself...
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Can anyone confirm/deny that you have to do the speed runs without saving anywhere on the level? It sure seems like it shoud just be without saving during the speed run itself...
Yes you can load a save that is just before the speed runs star
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #15
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Got it 1250/1250


So it's just like you said, best way is to use RB/LB all the time and just reload your "shadow power" when you're jumping and do as ARC Trooper said on the last slide down

Edit : and trusting MGC I'm the first worldwide to get 1250 ^^
ARC Trooper actually completed faster than you. I check his GamerTag right after he posted in this thread and he had finished by then.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:51 PM   #16
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ARC Trooper actually completed faster than you. I check his GamerTag right after he posted in this thread and he had finished by then.
Yes you're right, he wasn't on MCG leaderboard so I didn't see his score, I'll just be the first French then
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:57 PM   #17
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Yes you can load a save that is just before the speed runs star
Holy crap. Thank God for that... I was envisioning controller throwing. in my future...
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #18
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I just got the Refinery Speed Run achievement (after several hours). I can confirm you get it the second time through the Refinery.

Now the trick to getting it is on the last wall you slide down, just jump of it about half way down and land on the platform (instead of going all the way down, shimmying left, jumping to the pole and then jumping to the platform).
thanks for that tip. finally done it. that was a harsh on the time there i think.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #19
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Finally got it. Thanks to all who provided tips and shared experiences. The first speed run is kinda picky I must say.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #20
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So the Refinery Speed run is on the 2nd visit when your objective is to destroy the transformer? Not in the beginning of the mission? Just want to be clear.
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So the Refinery Speed run is on the 2nd visit when your objective is to destroy the transformer? Not in the beginning of the mission? Just want to be clear.
Yes. Second visit.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #22
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Yes. Second visit.
Thanks. lol I don't want to guess how much time I wasted thinking it was the first visit

Edit: **** this speed run is a pain...tried several times and no achievement despite doing everything "perfect" and using ARC Trooper's tip on the end
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:55 AM   #23
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I'm still unable to achieve the 1st speedrun >_<

Maybe I'm trying it in the wrong section or I'm not jumping soon enough but... It's starting to piss me off.

Can someone upload a video on youtube for the 2 speedruns please ?
(or at least pictures from both start/end)

I think it'll help a lot of people.

Thx !
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:09 AM   #24
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i JUST got the first run after doing the 2nd first.

The trick besides the one mentioned above about jumping half way...is the part where the blue fireball shoots up.

To the left b4 that...you have those 2 wall veins you run up then 2 long white ledges to grab..above them.

Go ALL THE WAY up the top most wall vein and jump to the HIGHEST white ledge...then go all the way to the edge of it and jump to the right. You should grab a ledge right next to where the fireball shoots up.

Go a tad to the left(if any)...and drop...you skip 3 ledges this way.

After that, just do the trick mentioned above.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:52 AM   #25
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Actually, you can also directly jump from the last wall vein (jump off at the highest point of the wall veins).
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:10 AM   #26
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I've tried every trick mentioned here so far and no achievement. I feel like I need to be goddamn Superman to get it
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:13 AM   #27
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tricky way to do it - requires sacrifice

from the second to last (L-shaped) ledge before the blue fireball platform (don't even climb there) jump to the right. You will suicide "dive" into blue liquid to the right of the thralls' ledge triggering the checkpoint and thus getting achievement.
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from the second to last (L-shaped) ledge before the blue fireball platform (don't even climb there) jump to the right. You will suicide "dive" into blue liquid to the right of the thralls' ledge triggering the checkpoint and thus getting achievement.
This is a good point if it works.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:25 AM   #29
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from the second to last (L-shaped) ledge before the blue fireball platform (don't even climb there) jump to the right. You will suicide "dive" into blue liquid to the right of the thralls' ledge triggering the checkpoint and thus getting achievement.
LOL! That worked! Thank you

Edit: I really hope the second speed run is easier
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LOL! That worked! Thank you

Edit: I really hope the second speed run is easier
IMO the first is harder. For the second one just familiarize yourself with how those traps work and you will be fine.
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