IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY FILES: Tombraiders.net is not responsible should you experience adverse results from downloading these files or following advice given here. All of my files are guaranteed to be safe and virus-free. Still, I recommend taking the same precautions you would with any file you download from the Internet, including scanning the file with an anti-virus/spyware program, backing up your existing files and, if you're unfamiliar with the process, carefully following the installation instructions step by step.
Note that loading my files will not unlock any earlier achievements. Achievements only register as you complete them in-game.
HOW TO START A NEW GAME: If you've beaten the game and want to start a new game from the beginning, you must delete your autosave. For the PC version, locate the file 'autosave.lcgolsave' using the instructions below, but instead of replacing it with a new autosave file, simply move it into a new folder. The next time you start to play, the game will be unable to find the autosave and will start a new game and create a new autosave. On the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, back up your original Guardian of Light save data onto a memory card. Then delete it from the system's hard drive. Later, if you want to restore your old save, just move it back to its original location.
SOLUTION FOR CORRUPTED AUTOSAVE/SAVE LOSS AFTER UPDATING: If you are unable to load your game due to a corrupted autosave, or if Steam applies an automatic update and you no longer have access to your original save, there are two possible solutions below.
Each download includes one save file made after completing the level with all artifacts, relics, weapon pick-ups, powerups and upgrades—in other words, 100% completion up to that point. The last save, for Xolotl's Stronghold, has the game completed with all challenges done and all items and outfits unlocked.
Level 1: Temple of Light
Level 2: Temple Grounds
Level 3: Spider Tomb
Level 4: The Summoning
Level 5: Forgotten Gate
Level 6: Toxic Swamp
Level 7: Flooded Passage
Level 8: The Jaws of Death
Level 9: Twisting Bridge
Level 10: Fiery Depths
Level 11: Belly of the Beast
Level 12: Stronghold Passage
Level 13: The Mirror's Wake
Level 14: Xolotl's Stronghold
Guardian of Light Collection - All 14 Saves
These instructions apply to the Steam installation of the game under Windows 7. If you're using a different version of Windows, you can still use these saves, but I'm not sure exactly where the save files are located. Try searching for the 'Steam' folder and looking inside. Or search for the 'autosave.lcgolsave' file directly. Then right-click it in the search results and choose 'open containing folder' or 'open file location' from the pop-up menu.
SOLUTION FOR CORRUPTED AUTOSAVE/SAVE LOSS AFTER UPDATING: If Steam applies an automatic update to your game and you suddenly no longer have access to your original save, try this:
If your autosave becomes corrupted for some other reason, then you'll probably need to download and install one of my save files, following the instructions above.
If you have questions/problems using these files, you're welcome to contact me.
Special thanks to EldinSuper for creating most of these saves.
†UPDATE HISTORY: 10/29/10 - Page created. 10/30/10 - Added instructions for disabling Steam Cloud synchronization.
10/31/10 - Updated instructions for finding your existing save, thanks to a tip from Old Scrote.
11/7/10 - Added troubleshooting section for corrupted save/Steam update issue. Thanks to Henry C. for help testing this solution.
11/29/10 - Added info on starting a new game.
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