Author Topic: The disks of the original Lemmings level editors (L1 and L2) have been recovered  (Read 1300 times)

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Offline namida

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlFnMt3o1as

In short:
- Actual footage of both L1 and L2's editors. We've seen some footage of L1's editor before in a presentation by Mike a while back, but I think this is the first time L2's editor has been seen publicly?
- The disks have now been backed up in disk image format, meaning they're pretty much preserved for good. This is something Mike was previously unable to do.
- At this point they can't be released due to NDAs, but it's not impossible that that'll change in the future or that they'll get leaked wink wink.
- Mike has previously confirmed he had a disk containing the levels that were made for L1 (and OhNo?) but didn't make the cut, but no way to read it. The video makes no reference to these, unfortunately.
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Offline NieSch

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Wow, that's a spectacular find. 8-)

Offline geoo

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Interesting to see that the L2 Classic tribe tileset looked very different from the final version (while all the other tile sets shown look pretty much like their final versions).
I guess they realized merging different tile sets from L1 didn't work very well due to the palette restrictions?
Though the holes in the pillars also didn't make the cut, I wonder why that is.

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Interesting to see that the L2 Classic tribe tileset looked very different from the final version (while all the other tile sets shown look pretty much like their final versions).
I guess they realized merging different tile sets from L1 didn't work very well due to the palette restrictions?
Though the holes in the pillars also didn't make the cut, I wonder why that is.
Good catch. I thought something was up with that, but because I haven't played Lemmings 2 much it didn't click. I wasn't paying a lot of attention at that point of the video either, because I thought "I've seen the tilesets".
I found it interesting that Neil forgot to include a trapdoor and remarked this, and then wondered why the level got messed up. I wonder if that's indeed what caused it.