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Old 03-12-2009, 01:54 AM   #61
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When I load up for the second speed-run I start on the bridge right before the tunnel (no problems there, right?)..

..I've gone through the obstacles like 4 times, rather quickly and nothing. Anything that might of happened or am I just going to slow? I would hate to imagine it's the latter.

This is starting to aggravate me..
Your save spot is fine, I saved up there too. I unlocked it the first time I hit that slope after the moving bridge, but it took me forever to get through all of them without dieing; probably because I was rushing too much. Just try to remember what you need to do next and use up the Shadow Power whenever you can safely.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:30 AM   #62
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Should I use shadow energy as I run on the ground from the first piston to the crushing wall or just save it for that part as I will need all of it to make it through?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:47 AM   #63
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I should facepalm myself..

I was doing it the first run through.. and I figured I'd do it later on after I beat this game and I soon realized I had to do it the second time through.

Fortunately, I got it the first time I reached the end (took about 6 runs.. I kept dying at the platforms at the end, easiest part.. ha).

Needless to say, it felt great unlocking it.. Another game added to the completion. 1250. Yay!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #64
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Thank you HighlanderII !! I got speed run 2 achievement just following your tips



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Old 03-12-2009, 09:34 PM   #65
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I've got the 1st speed run but I've got no idea where the 2nd one starts.

Can someone who has completed the 2nd speed run tell me where they actually started.

I've heard some say after you destroy the last transformer and others say on the bridge before entering the tunnel.

Please help it's driving me mad
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:44 PM   #66
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Evening Guys

I've got the 1st speed run but I've got no idea where the 2nd one starts.

Can someone who has completed the 2nd speed run tell me where they actually started.

I've heard some say after you destroy the last transformer and others say on the bridge before entering the tunnel.

Please help it's driving me mad
I saved at the top of the transformer room on the broken bridge. The "unstable passage" is the hallway ahead with the pistons, the crushing walls, and the treadmill bridge with fireballs shooting across. It ends as you're sliding down the slope that leads to the room where "she" is.
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I saved at the top of the transformer room on the broken bridge. The "unstable passage" is the hallway ahead with the pistons, the crushing walls, and the treadmill bridge with fireballs shooting across. It ends as you're sliding down the slope that leads to the room where "she" is.
Cheers Mate

So after you destory the transformer you climb up the two fireball tubes with the snakes heads, jump onto the first piston to get on the 2nd one and jump over to the circle and jump onto the platform. If I'm not mistaken at the end of the tunnel there is one of those massive monster?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:18 AM   #68
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That is correct SKIN RIP.
I just got this one done after many attempts and deaths. Thanks everybody for all the tips. Very helpful community here!
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:27 AM   #69
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Finally done the second one. I took a 2 day rest and when I came back done it on my third try after failing about 30 times the other day.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:17 AM   #70
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Got both speedruns tonight, both on my first playthrough of Lara's Shadow.

I was worried about the second one, because I didn't save on the broken bridge, but at the first checkpoint after entering the tunnel after. (The checkpoint is just after the tunnel entrance, not the one just above the pistons.)

Anyway, once I finally knew how to do it, I got it on my first successful run-through without dying.

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EDIT: I just noticed that mygamercard.net hasn't updated the totals for TRU, so it shows that I've gotten over the available amount of achievments! 121% complete!

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Can anyone confirm or deny these have to be done on your 2nd playthrough ?

EDIT - nevermind you can get it on your 1st playthrough just done it.
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I can confirm that you can start 2nd speedrun in the middle checkpoint of the tunnel. Run past the thrall, jump, slide down, grab the ledge and let go right after piston touches the wall. I started running past the crushing walls after it started opening in both sections. You can take a quick break in the middle if the shadow meter is low. For 2 next pistons you can climb up the ridged wall with shadow power and, once again, wait till it touches the walls to proceed up. Jump to avoid big thrall's attack and time your jumps in the moving bridge.

Thanks for your tips guys, glad the "suicide dive" worked for you as well
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:27 AM   #73
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:29 AM   #74
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I used the suicide jump when I got it, the checkpoint doesn't trigger but it still gave me the achievement.
Same here. It didn't trigger right away, so I must have been a bit slow (last time I made sure I used LB (or RB) a lot to save time around some of those ledges. I also made sure to use LB when jumping on that last part where you kill yourself.
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Exclamation Lara's Shadow - Speedruns Video Guide

i recently found a youtube video for the speedruns:


and this thread is also very helpful:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=148293

and thanks for all the good tips
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:01 AM   #76
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Oooh. In HD too! Nice. I really need to get one of those HD PVR things.

EDIT: OK, not that good quality.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:22 PM   #77
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Finally completed the speed runs last night. Thanks for the great tips, everyone!
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #78
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I can confirm that you can start 2nd speedrun in the middle checkpoint of the tunnel. Run past the thrall, jump, slide down, grab the ledge and let go right after piston touches the wall. I started running past the crushing walls after it started opening in both sections. You can take a quick break in the middle if the shadow meter is low. For 2 next pistons you can climb up the ridged wall with shadow power and, once again, wait till it touches the walls to proceed up. Jump to avoid big thrall's attack and time your jumps in the moving bridge.

Thanks for your tips guys, glad the "suicide dive" worked for you as well
No offense but this doesn't clarify anything - are you saying you want us to count the number of checkpoints in the tunnel, divide by 2 and then hope we're thinking of the same check point you were?

I presume you actually mean "the checkpoint in the middle of the first tunnel" rather than "the middle checkpoint in the tunnel".

This speedrun was a ball ache.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:58 PM   #79
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Thank you everybody for all the help and tips in these painful speed runs. Best community ever!
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:04 AM   #80
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Crap!!! that second speed run i just watched on the posted utube vid & i must say it looks quite hard and will take quite a bit of practise and and bit of luck
Not looking forward to it already
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I've read the entire thread, and I know you can do the first speedrun the first time, but what the second one ? I know the achieve description says "after you destroy whatever", but has somebody done it the first time around, when the traps are easier ?
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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.

i can confirm that this method works everytime!
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I've read the entire thread, and I know you can do the first speedrun the first time, but what the second one ? I know the achieve description says "after you destroy whatever", but has somebody done it the first time around, when the traps are easier ?
I doubt they'd let you do it the first time round since, like you said, the traps are easier. It's a bit of a pain if only for the faster piston things when climbing walls, just take enough time to land them and you'll be fine.
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I did the speed runs today. The refinery took me about ten attempts, but when I read the tips in this thread, I then got it first time!

The transformer speed run took me longer, about 15 attempts. Those traps getting me, which was my main problem, but first time i made it all the way through without dying I got the achievement.

I'm now on track for the 1250/1250. I still need to play Beneath the Ashes.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #85
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On the second speed run here is a tip for the pistons. Use shadow power when above (or below) the pistons. When in shadow force the pistons slow down. As soon as the piston that is against the wall is finished rotating drop or jump but you have to do it just as it stops it will look close but i got past the pistons most of the time after finding this out.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:19 PM   #86
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Got the first one on my second try and it took about 30 minutes to pull off the second one (I got it on my first complete run, so I didn't do multiple "too slow" runs ).

Thanks to all who gave tips, they helped me (and others I'm sure) immensely!
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Roughly how many seconds do you need to do each run in?

EDIT : Nevermind, got the first now :-)
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For those still needing clarification of where the 2nd speed run starts. It's not as it was listed in a later post (the one that has the pics). An earlier post had it right. just just in case [like me] you missed it, I'll clearify it here again.

It's from the top of the refinery, on the ledge. The part after you have climbed up the moving piston to the top of another one just like it, then to a pillar then to the ledge. When you land on it move to the left (not to the right through the doorway). You'll hear the check point chime. Save there. The Speed run starts from the second you pass the glowing blue archway / doorway into the hall. You'll keep going through the entire corridor up until you hit the slope. The achievement will trigger (if you nailed it) once you hit the floor after you drop from the slope.

As far as the time it takes. I shadow ran pretty much everything, I took a few seconds before going into the crushing spiked walls to get my timing right, and did that once again, in the middle of it. As far as the conveyor belt of platforms, I made sure I had my shadow run meter charge and held it down just before I jumped in, only releasing when I wasn't in the line of fire, and on a solid set of platforms to run on.

(hope this helps as a previous post said that the Speed run started at the bottom of the refinery, which I now found to be wrong, after wasting a lot of try trying to make it one solid run)

Pics to follow of start and end point if needed.
First speed run achievement - second time through the refinary, after the cutscene when you "un-do" what you just did. Save on the ledge BEFORE you step down to the slope and slide. Shadow run -and suicide jump as posted in pictures.

Second speed run achievement - you will shadow run up 2 turning pillars / transformers, when you reach the top and jump to the platform. Save here and approach the tunnel. Time trial starts when you pass the blue wall on entering. No tricks, just time your shadow runs on the pistons and wall.

I attempted these last night, but after reading the forums, its gonna be another long night.

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And the end :


(From here, just jump to the right. You'll die but the achievement will unlock)
Wow, I tried about a dozen times and was about to give up until I saw this, then did it first time - cheers!

Edit: Just completed the second one as well. I thought it was a lot fairer on the player and the challenge is getting through the section without getting killed rathern than how fast you're going.

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:42 PM   #90
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uhh i just got the 1st speed run the refinery one by the suicide strategy and it took me 4ever!!

the 2nd one i am not so happy to do even when im not times the gear things mess me up and yes i do use shadow power but it still takes me 4ever!!

im wondering is this a timed run or is it just a do-it-without-dying type thing? i would prefer the w/o dying one lol
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