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Tomb Raider: Anniversary

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For the original game, see Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Anniversary cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Publishers
2007-2009 Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Engines
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows June 1, 2007
macOS (OS X) February 15, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 83
IGDB 69
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Puzzle, TPS, Shooter
Series Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider: Anniversary on HowLongToBeat
Tomb Raider: Anniversary on IGDB
Tomb Raider: Anniversary guide on StrategyWiki
Tomb Raider: Anniversary on MobyGames
Tomb Raider: Anniversary 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

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

Port based on the PlayStation 2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.[1]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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[2]
Windows
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.
A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename intro.bik, intro_w.bik and nvidia.bik.

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Extended external video settings

Unlock more video options[3]
  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
  3. Create a new DWORD value called ExtendedDialog and give it the value 1.
  4. Close the Registry Editor.
  5. Run tra.exe with -setup command line argument to see the results.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Anniversary\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Tomb Raider Anniversary/Preferences Data
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Eidos\Tomb Raider - Anniversary\Default Profile\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Tomb Raider Anniversary/profiles
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

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.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3, 16:9, 16:10 only; for others use Flawless Widescreen/ Widescreen Fixer.
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer
Ultra-widescreen
Use Flawless Widescreen (fixed HUD) or Widescreen Fixer (stretched HUD)
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Racer_S FOV tool
Windowed
Use DxWnd or TRAWindowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming or TRAWindowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Extended external video settings
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High FPS may break physics events or NPC A.I. in some areas, preventing progress. Limiting FPS at these points with Vsync fixes the issues.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Motion blur

Disable "Fullscreen Effects" in the display options

Anti-aliasing (AA)

In-game MSAA (labeled as Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing) will disable shadows.[4]
Better AA solutions[citation needed]
  • Force MSAA via display drivers (make sure 'Behavior Flags' is set to 'None' via Nvidia Profile Inspector if using an Nvidia card).
  • Use Nvidia's DSR or AMD's VSR to force a higher resolution and downsample it to the monitor (best used in conjunction with something like SMAA or MLAA, since Downsampling makes the image sharper, but doesn't get rid of edge-aliasing).

Input

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
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
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.[5]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1 by TombRaiderS, #2 by Mizere, #3 by magyaritasok.hu.
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Russian
Retail and GOG only.
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation, download.
Polish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

Issues fixed

Buggy AI, enemies get stuck

Enable V-Sync and set refresh rate to 60 Hz in the setup launcher

Screen flashing black

Disable desktop composition[citation needed]

Steam Controller doesn't work

Go to the installation folder and delete/rename xinput9_1_0.dll.[6]

Crash at startup

Fix Data Execution Prevention setting[7]

Ensure Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is set to the default (Windows programs and services only), or add tra.exe to the exception list.

If that doesn't work, try adding it as an exception in Windows Security's DEP settings:

  1. Head over to App & browser control
  2. Click Exploit protection settings
  3. Go to the Program settings tab
  4. Click Add program to customize, and then Choose exact file path
  5. Navigate to the install folder and select tra.exe
  6. Scroll down to Data Execution Prevention (DEP), then check Override system settings and make sure it is turned Off underneath
  7. Apply and restart the game

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 2 OS X only
Shader Model support 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only[8]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

Mods

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (2000, XP)
512 MB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti
ATI Radeon 9000 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
The OS X release does not support the following graphics cards: ATI Radeon X1xxx series and Intel GMA series[9]

Notes

  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>/8000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References