Tomb Raider: Anniversary

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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Anniversary cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
2007-2009 Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows June 1, 2007
macOS (OS X) February 15, 2008
Metacritic 83
Series Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary guide on StrategyWiki
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary on Wikipedia
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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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Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Lara Croft GO 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018


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

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
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.

Extended external video settings[edit]

Unlock more video options[2]
  1. Open regedit.
  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 regedit.
  5. Run tra.exe with -setup command line argument to see the results.

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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


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)
Racer_S FOV tool
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.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

In-game MSAA (labeled as Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing) will disable shadows.[3]
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).


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
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.[4]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Retail and GOG only.
Fan translation, download.
Retail only patch for digital release here here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Buggy AI, enemies get stuck[edit]

Enable V-Sync in the setup launcher

Screen flashing black[edit]

Disable desktop composition[citation needed]

Steam Controller doesn't work[edit]

Rename DLL file[5]

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

Crash at startup[edit]

Fix Data Execution Prevention setting[citation needed]

Ensure Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is set to the default (Windows programs and services only).

Motion blur[edit]

Disable "Fullscreen Effects" in the display options

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 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[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.