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Tomb Raider: Legend

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Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
2006-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-present Square Enix
Engines
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows April 7, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 82
IGDB 60
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: Legend on HowLongToBeat
Tomb Raider: Legend on IGDB
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

"Next Generation Content" option enables enhanced graphics based on the Xbox 360 release, but has bugs such as missing wetness effects on Lara as well as misaligned ropes and vines.[citation needed]

General information

Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend
Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend - Technical Forum
Legend at Tomb Raider Forums
Tom's Hardware graphics setting analysis
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

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 nvidia.bik and title.bik.

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Extended external video settings

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

Patches

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

Texture fixes

'LaraTX' Tomb Raider Legend PC Texture Fixes Pack - A collection of 'fixes' to various texture issues found in the PC version of Tomb Raider Legend.

Works only with "Next Generation Content" option OFF

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
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.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

In-game MSAA (labeled as Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing) will disable shadows for the normal, not Next Generation Content graphics. For some reason, Next Gen graphics aren't affected by this.
Better AA solutions[citation needed]
  • Use Nvidia's DSR or AMD's VSR to force a higher resolution and downsample it to the monitor.

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
On by default
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Unlike most games that support Xinput, the "Y" button on the Xbox controller is used as the cancel button. Menu navigation can only be done with the left analog stick.
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.[6][7]
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
Music, SFX, Voice.
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, #2, #3.
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation: download (TriboGamer)
Russian
Not available in the Steam version
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation, download.
Polish
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.

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 the incorrect depth.
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Crash at startup

Fix Data Execution Prevention setting[citation needed]

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

Random crashing

Use fixed executable[8]
  1. Download the fixed executable (Retail, Steam).
  2. Copy the executable to <path-to-game>.
Disable Next generation content in the display options

Steam overlay not working

Game does not support the Steam overlay by default.
Add testapp.exe or trl.exe from the installation folder to the library as a non-Steam game

Buggy AI, enemies get stuck

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

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
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

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>/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.

References