Tomb Raider II

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Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider II cover
Core Design
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
1997-2009 Eidos Interactive
Sold-Out Software
Mac OS, OS X Aspyr Media
2009-present Square Enix
Release dates
Windows November 21, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) January 1, 1998
macOS (OS X) October 27, 2011
Series Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider II on HowLongToBeat
Tomb Raider II on IGDB
Tomb Raider II on MobyGames
Tomb Raider II 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


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

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

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)
The Multipatch disables the CD check in addition to fixing compatibility issues.
Mac OS
Includes Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider III (European versions).
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Includes Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider III.
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Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

Tomb Raider II Gold (Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask) is a complete edition with four exclusive levels. This version is not sold digitally, however the levels were later released as freeware for those who own the base game.

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest official patch 2.0 is available at and at

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete ANCIENT.RPL and LOGO.RPL found in <path-to-game>\fmv\[citation needed]


The copyright screen will still be shown.


Tomb Raider Mouse Helper[edit]

Tomb Raider Mouse Helper is 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:

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Real widescreen with the right aspect ratio and field of view
Deinterlaced FMVs
Hides the window border on windows 10 - Tomb Raider 2
Working audio for TR2 Gold and Lossless audio, instead of mp3, for TR2
Transparent inventory background
Better compatibility with Xinput gamepads
Allows use of the iOS version texture pack


Has all of the benefits of Peixoto's Patch and more.
Restores the animated inventory background of the PlayStation version.
Many other fixes like UI scaling, controls, graphics, sound, etc.
Manual explaining the Extra Options can be found here
Further information and guide on how to use texture mods in this forum post.

No CD/digital fix for Golden Mask[edit]

The Multipatcher doesn't include any fixes for Gold, unfortunately.

Use the House Mod[1]
  1. Download Lara's Home Mod for TR2Gold.
  2. Replace the t2gold.EXE within the Golden Mask installation folder with one of the EXEs from Lara's Home Mod for TR2. (When Windows asks you if you want to replace the old file, choose to do so.)
  3. Copy the file "assault.TR2" from the Lara's Home Level folder and put it in Golden Mask's data folder.
  4. Go into the folders "Audio Solution DLL Files" in Lara's Home Mod for TR2, and copy or cut the DLL files contained within. Paste them within the main Golden Mask folder. (Again choosing to replace any files when Windows asks.)
  5. Repeat the above process for Lara's Home Mod for TR2's "Updated FMV DLL Files" folder.
  6. Now you need to download this audio pack, as doing the above just broke the music! Un-RAR it when you get the chance.
  7. Copy the "audio" folder contained within, and paste it in the main Golden Mask folder.
  8. You should delete the music folder in the main Golden Mask folder, because it was made redundant with the audio folder.
Windows 10 users may have issues with the Audio Solution DLL Files. If you have issues use the DLLs here in combination with this audio pack instead. The files labeled part01, 02, and 03 are required regardless of language, however other files are language-specific. The folder they reside in must be called "music" instead of "audio".
The House Mod's exe is actually a modified base TR2.exe. Because of this, Peixoto's patch doesn't support it and the intro logo video won't play.
Patch the Gold exe[citation needed]
  1. Open the gold exe in a hex editor of your choice.
  2. Go to offset 0004AA50 and replace 41 FF 15 5C 31 46 00 85 DB 74 7C 8B 3D 54 31 46 with 2E FF 15 5C 31 46 00 85 DB EB 7C 8B 3D 54 31 46
  3. Go to offset 00054960 and replace 83 EC 20 56 E8 97 60 FF FF 85 C0 75 20 A1 30 AF with 83 EC 20 56 E8 97 60 FF FF 85 C0 EB 20 A1 30 AF
  4. lastly, find the string 2E 5C 64 61 74 61 5C 6C 65 67 61 6C 2E 70 63 78 00 between offsets 00067EB0 and 00067EC0 and replace it with 44 3A 5C 64 61 74 61 5C 6C 65 67 61 6C 2E 70 63 78
  5. Save the file.
Compatible with Peixoto's patch.
May require audio solution DLLs from House Mod for music playback.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Tomb Raider II
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame.*[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


External general graphics settings.
External general graphics settings.
External advanced graphics settings.
External advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Fullscreen is stretched by default.[2] Use Peixoto's patch or TR2Main.
Stretched title screens and loading screens are available here.
Use Peixoto's patch or TR2Main.
4K Ultra HD
Use Peixoto's patch or TR2Main.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Tomb Raider 2, 3, 4 Widescreen Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilinear and trilinear filtering only
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
No mouse-look
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Use Peixoto's patch or TR2Main to add support for XInput controllers.
Xbox button prompts
Included wit TR2Main.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Use TR2Main
DualShock button prompts
Original PSX-buttons included in TR2Main.
Light bar support
Included wit TR2Main. Color changes depending on health and oxygen.
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Use TR2Main
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music and SFX
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English has the British version of the game.
Retail and only
Retail and only; download for Steam version
Fan translation, #1 by, #2 by, #3 by TombRaiderS
Retail only. Download.
Retail only. Download.
Fan translation.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Tomb Raider 2-3-4-5.
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed[edit]

Weird-looking textures[edit]

Adjust filtering[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Tomb Raider II\System
  2. Open Linear Adjustment key
  3. Switch to base decimal and insert 256 in the value box.
  4. Press OK

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider II does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
Apply the fix[citation needed]

Download and install the Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix. version does not run[edit]

The version of Tomb Raider II does not start, but keeps to run in the background.
Uninstall goggame


It is installed by default along with Tomb Raider II ( version).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[5]


For game mods visit Core Design.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.09 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5 compatible
Sound (audio device) 100% Windows 95 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7.5.3
Processor (CPU) 80 MHz PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other QuickTime 3.0
4x CD-ROM drive
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM


  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>/225300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 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).