Tomb Raider: Legend

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Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Eidos Interactive
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows April 7, 2006
Tomb Raider: Legend on MobyGames
Tomb Raider: Legend on Wikipedia
Tomb Raider (1996) 1996
Tomb Raider II 1997
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft 1998
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation 1999
Tomb Raider Chronicles 2000
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness 2003
Tomb Raider: Legend 2006
Tomb Raider: Anniversary 2007
Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008
Lara Croft (series)
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Lara Croft GO 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018

Key points

Includes "Next gen" graphical option based on the Xbox 360 release, but is buggy (see Video settings).

General information

Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend
Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend - Technical Forum
Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series
Legend at Tomb Raider Forums
Tom's Hardware graphics setting analysis
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete nvidia.bik and title.bik found in <path-to-game>[citation needed]


The copyright screen will still be shown.


v1.2 Patch updates the retail game to the latest version. Digital distribution versions are already patched.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Legend\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tomb Raider - Legend\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

External video settings.
External video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
'Next generation content' option contains bugs such as missing wetness effects on Lara as well as misaligned ropes and vines.

Input settings

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
On by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Menus will always still refer to keyboard keys, however by setting controller buttons as the first listed for each action, appropriate in-game Xbox prompts will appear.[2][3]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, #1, #2, #3.
Not available in the Steam version.
Fan translation.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Some text, HUD items are flat. Turn off Next Generation Content and Depth of Field. Text highlight for 3D objects is at incorrect depth.
TriDef 3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Random crashing

Use fixed exe[4]
  1. Download the fixed executable (Retail, Steam).
  2. Copy executable to <path-to-game>.
Turn off Next generation content from Display options

Steam overlay not working

Game does not support the Steam overlay by default.

Adding testapp.exe or trl.exe (from the installation folder) to your library as a non-Steam game enables the overlay.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9.9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce3 Ti
ATI Radeon 9000 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.