LEVEL 4: MARGOT CARVIER'S APARTMENT
Items: 1 health item, 2 treasure/money, Von Croy's Notebook
Weapons & Ammo: none
Dialogue - Margot Carvier: The level begins with a conversation between Lara and Margot. Lara finds out more about Von Croy's final days and persuades Margot to part with his notebook. You can convince her to hand over the notebook willingly by choosing the non-aggressive dialogue options and insist that you didn't kill Werner. However, you can still get the notebook even if she doesn't give it to you (see below).
NOTE: A number of players of the PC game have reported a recurring lockup during the dialogue with Mlle. Carvier. I'm not sure if any of the patches fix this, but here are a few possible solutions: First, try pressing the Ctrl key (or Ctrl + Alt, or Enter, or Escape) each time the game freezes. Another possible work-around is to disable hardware acceleration for sound and check the option for Basic Core Audio 3D Panning. (From the auto-run screen, click Settings, then the Sound tab, then check/uncheck those particular options.) If this doesn't work, you might try experimenting with other sound settings (e.g., Compatibility Mode, etc.). If none of these fixes work, you are welcome to download a savegame file after the dialogue. That page includes a link to detailed instructions for downloading and installing AOD save files.
When the conversation is over, you have a little over a minute to search the apartment and flee before the police bust in. You might want to save as soon as the conversation ends, so you can reload if necessary without having to go through the dialogue again.
Two brief cut scenes warn you that time is running out. First, you see a police car pull up outside. Then, when you see the gendarmes at the door, you'd better be on your way out. If they catch Lara, she will surrender...Game Over.
Lara won't leave without VON CROY'S NOTEBOOK. So if you didn't get it from Mlle. Carvier, retrieve it from the drawer on the right side of the kitchen just below the microwave oven.
Apart from the notebook, you can also find vintage Cognac on the left counter in the kitchen, a diamond ring on the lamp table to the left of the kitchen door and health pills in the desk drawer. Exit through the door at the end of the short hallway to the right of the fireplace. (The other door is where the police come in.)
Cut scene: Lara climbs out a window and flees into the night.
VON CROY'S NOTEBOOK: Once you have the notebook, you can access it from the inventory screen. See the Gameplay & Controls page for more info on using the notebook.
†UPDATE HISTORY: 1/16/07 - Added possible fix for lockup during dialogue. (Thanks to Simon!). Also made a few other changes for clarity.
4/14/07 - Added the keypress fixes for that same bug thanks to Mark, Larry and Ebbe.
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