Tomb Raider Chronicles

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Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider Chronicles cover
Core Design
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
2000-2009 Eidos Interactive
Sold-Out Software
Mac OS Aspyr Media
2009-present Square Enix
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) October 2001
Metacritic 57
Series Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider Chronicles 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

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix (not needed for the version).
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
Lacks the dynamic shadows of the Dreamcast version.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Stella's Website - Walkthroughs, workarounds and downloads
TombRaider Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]. The Multipatch disables the CD check in addition to fixing compatibility issues.
Mac OS
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Also includes Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Also includes Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.
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SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

The tomb5 project[edit]

A decompilation project that aims to document and preserve the original source code and assets of the game, and also provide bug fixes and gameplay improvements in many sections of the game. Utilizes a .dll file to inject decompiled code into the executable.

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Fixes lag when accessing the inventory
Forced resolution allows high resolution without shrinking the HUD\menus
Aspect ratio and field of view correction in widescreen resolutions
Hides the window border on windows 10
Fixes the missing loading screens
Better compatibility with Xinput gamepads


TRNG is a fan made update to the game's included level editor with a lot more features than the original one.

Tomb Raider Mouse Helper[edit]

A utility which allows controlling Lara with the mouse. It also maps the WASD keys to enable a more modern, keyboard+mouse control scheme.


OpenTomb is an open source remake of the Tomb Raider engine. It overhauls almost all aspects of the game engine, along with adding cross-platform support for modern operating systems and Lua scripting support.

Important links regarding the project:

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete Fmv0.bik and FMV1.bik found in <path-to-game>\movie\[citation needed]


The copyright screen will still be shown.

Opening the launcher[edit]

After the first time launching the game, the launcher won't show up again and you will be unable to configure the settings.

How to open the launcher after the first time[citation needed]

To make the launcher open again, use -setup as an argument.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225000/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225000/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.
Settings menu
Settings menu

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-; use Peixoto's patch for correct FOV.
Stretched title screens and loading screens are available here.
Resolutions crash the game ("Tomb Raider: Failed To Setup DirectX").
Use Peixoto's patch
4K Ultra HD
Use Peixoto's patch
Field of view (FOV)
Use Tomb Raider 2,3,4 Widescreen Patch.
Toggle by pressing Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
dgVoodoo 2
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.
Retail only. Download.
Not available in the Steam version.
Retail only. Download.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

There is a save bug in the level 13, Red Alert!, that prevents you from proceeding to the next level. A workaround is listed here.


Caused by an incompatibility with the sound drivers,the only solution is to play the game disable audio from the game launcher which runs the game without sound but is not an adequate solution

Issues fixed[edit]

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider Chronicles does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
The version already includes this fix.
You can fix this issue downloading dgvoodoo install into TR5 Folder with the other Dll such as D8, D9 etc.
Apply the fix[citation needed]

Download and install the Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video


For game mods visit Core Design.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95/98/2000/ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 (D3D)/300 (software)
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB video card


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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>/225000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.