Tomb Raider: Anniversary

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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Anniversary cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows June 1, 2007
macOS (OS X) February 15, 2008
Tomb Raider: Anniversary guide on StrategyWiki
Tomb Raider: Anniversary on MobyGames
Tomb Raider: Anniversary on Wikipedia


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.
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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
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Key points

Port of the PlayStation 2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.

General information

Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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


The copyright screen will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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.
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
Use Flawless Widescreen (fixed HUD) or Widescreen Fixer (stretched HUD).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Cheat Engine Table can be used, but causes major glitches during gameplay.
Use DxWnd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 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.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

In-game MSAA (labeled as Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing) will disable shadows.[1]
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.

Input settings[edit]

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.

Audio settings[edit]

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
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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

Issues fixed[edit]

Buggy AI, enemies get stuck[edit]

Enable V-sync[3][citation needed]
  1. Go to Options and enable Vertical Synchronization.

Screen flashing black[edit]

Disable desktop composition[citation needed]

Steam Controller doesn't work[edit]

Rename DLL[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename xinput9_1_0.dll.

Game crashes at start, after intro[edit]

(Windows) Add exception for DEP (Data Execution Prevention)[5]
  1. Go to System Properties, or My PC > Properties, then to "Advanced" system settings (admin access required).
  2. On tab again titled "Advanced", in the "Performance" section, click on "Settings..." then go to the "Data Execution Prevention" tab.
  3. If DEP is enabled/turned on, add an exception for the main program executable file tra.exe in the <path-to-game>.

VR support[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[6]


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video


System requirements[edit]

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 3TI
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[7]


  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.