Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

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Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness cover
Core Design
macOS (OS X) Beenox Shift
Eidos Interactive
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows June 20, 2003
macOS (OS X) December 18, 2003
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness on MobyGames
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness on Wikipedia
Tomb Raider
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

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix and set Windows 7 compatibility mode to fix save loading.

General information

The Angel of Darkness at Tomb Raider Forums
Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 5 DRM (Polish copies).
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Essential improvements[edit]


Latest build is v52. Use SuiKaze Raider's TRAOD Updater to obtain newest version. It also includes a reworked launcher and graphical enhancements (ENB series).


Fixed .exe - Patched executable with redefined animations, view control and much more. Only works on Steam version as retail fix has gone down.
SLAYER's Ultimate Patch - The best level and cutscene files available with the least amount of problems.
Right looking FMVs - Ported from PS2 version and with colours adjusted.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness\1.0\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225020/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGame\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225020/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External Video settings.
External Video settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Selecting only overlay mixer in the launcher video settings, help stretching videos to the right aspect ratio
Aspect ratio must be set independently of resolution in Monitor Aspect. Calculate by dividing horizontal resolution by vertical resolution, then round to two decimal places.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
120/144 Hz shows up in settings but game is locked to 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Can't bind mouse wheel scrolling
Mouse acceleration
Camera turning speed is fixed, regardless of your mouse sensitivity and speed
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller can't skip initial "Press any key" screen
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Right analogue stick doesn't work
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Speech.
A master volume setting can be found between the game registry keys
Surround sound
Can be disabled only inside debug menu. Change doesn't get saved.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Open menu if you want a mute background.
EAX support
EAX 3.0[1]
Supports (and requires) EAX Unified


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
British English revamp
Localization is available here if missing
Fan translation by TombRaiderS, link #1, link #2.
Retail version only.
Retail version only.
Available here.
Not available in the Steam version.
Retail version, download.

Issues fixed[edit]

Check Angel of Darkness FAQ

Crash on startup with "Generic Game Error ASSERTION: 'SUCCEEDED(hr)'"[edit]

Patch the game[citation needed]
Enable VMR9[2]
  1. Open game settings configuration tool
  2. Go to every tab corresponding to your graphics card and check the "VMR9" tick box under "Options".
Use fast Frame Rate compensation[citation needed]
  1. Open game settings configuration tool
  2. Go to General tab and (if activated) set Frame Rate Compensation to Fast


Disable VMR9[citation needed]
  1. Open game settings configuration tool
  2. Go to every tab corresponding to your graphics card and uncheck the "VMR9" tick box under "Options".

Can't load saves[edit]

Saves can't be loaded on Windows 8 and later without some adjustments.
Apply necessary changes[3]
  1. Right-click Launcher.exe in the installation folder and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab and set the compatibility mode to Windows 7.
  3. Run the launcher and choose Settings.
  4. Go to the tab for your video card and enable VMR9 under FMV.
  5. Click OK to save your settings. Run the game normally.

Very low FPS[edit]

Disable camera and character reflection update[citation needed]

In the game's settings dialog, navigate to the tab corresponding to your graphics card, then go down in the "Cubemaps Reflections" box and set Camera and Character update to Occasional

(If there's more than one tab corresponding to your graphics card, i.e. if you have a multi-monitor setup, do this for each tab that is "Enabled".)

Can't enable EAX[edit]

Install EAX Unified drivers[4]

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.

Lara's and Kurtis's hair clip[edit]

Press F10[5]

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Input DirectInput

Startup Configuration Utility[edit]

User Simulation at created this nice tool, which can be used to play FMVs, skip levels, enable debug menu and much more.

Ending credits restoration[edit]

Nakamichi680's definitive levels patch[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz (1.5 GHz if graphics card does not support T&L)
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB (minimum installation)
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9 compatible device
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.2.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC 74xx
PowerPC G4
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 2x CD-ROM drive


  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>/225020/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225020) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).