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Tomb Raider II

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This page is for the original game. For the remaster, see Tomb Raider I-III Remastered.

Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider II cover
Core Design
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
1997-2009 Eidos Interactive
2009-2023 Square Enix
2023-present Crystal Dynamics
Sold Out Software
Mac OS, OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 21, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) 1998
macOS (OS X) October 27, 2011
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 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
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered 2024
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition 2024


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.

Tomb Raider II is a singleplayer third-person action, adventure, puzzle, TPS and shooter game in the Tomb Raider series.

On Windows 8 and later, the game does not display properly in fullscreen; use the fullscreen border fix to resolve this.

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 and fixes 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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Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
Origin (unavailable)
Includes Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider III
Free demo versions are available from Venice, Great Wall, Gold.

Version differences

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


Skip intro videos

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

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.

Peixoto's patch

Real widescreen with the right aspect ratio and field of view
Deinterlaced FMVs, transparent inventory background
Hides the window border on Windows 10; improves compatibility with Xinput gamepads
Working audio for TR2 Gold and Lossless audio, instead of mp3, for TR2
Allows use of the iOS version texture pack


Has most of the benefits of Peixoto's Patch and more.
Restores the animated inventory background & other graphical effects of the PlayStation version. Which can be customized through the "ExtraOptions folder".
Many other fixes like UI scaling, controls, graphics, sound, etc. Also customizable.
Manual explaining the Extra Options can be found here
Further information and guide on how to use texture & FMV mods in this forum post. Go further through the thread pages to find out.

Tomb Raider II (2) Automated Fix

Automated installer to upgrade your Steam or GOG copy of Tomb Raider II to the definite modern version of the game.
Includes the "Golden Mask" Expansion (5 additional levels) without requiring a CD
Unlocked resolution support - runs in your native resolution by default (via dgVoodoo wrapper)
Widescren Patch by Ed Kurlyak to render the game correctly instead of stretching
Widescreen converted menu backgrounds (by TRJTA)
Removed FMV scanlines (by Arsunt)
Level bugfix - Floating Islands (by Kaejaris)
Level bugfixes - Nightmare in Vegas by TR Fan

No CD/digital fix for Golden Mask

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 directory with one of the EXEs from Lara's Home Mod for TR2. Overwrite when prompted.
  3. Copy the file assault.TR2 from the Lara's Home Level folder and put it in Golden Mask's data directory.
  4. Go into the folder 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. Overwrite when prompted.
  5. Repeat the above process for Lara's Home Mod for TR2's Updated FMV DLL Files folder.
  6. Download this audio pack, as doing the above broke the music. Extract its audio folder contained within to the main Golden Mask directory.
  7. Delete the music folder in the main Golden Mask directory, because it was made redundant with the audio folder.


Windows 10 users may have issues with the Audio Solution DLL Files. In this case, use 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 does not support it and the intro logo video will not play.
Patch the Gold exe manually[citation needed]
  1. Open t2gold.EXE in a hex editor.
  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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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)
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
CD, Music, and SFX.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
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. Download.
Retail and only; download for Steam version.
Fan translation, #1 by, #2 by, #3 by TombRaiderS.
Retail only. Download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Retail only. Download.
Fan translation

VR support

3D modes State 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

Weird-looking textures

Adjust filtering[4]
  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Tomb Raider II\System.
  4. Open Linear Adjustment key.
  5. Switch to base decimal and insert 256 in the value box.
  6. Click OK.

Window border visible in fullscreen mode

Tomb Raider II does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
Use Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix[citation needed] version does not run

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


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[5]
Mac OS (Classic)


For game mods visit Core Design.


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:

TR2 iOS Textures Pack

Adds HD Textures from the iOS version

TR2 HD Upscale x2

Upscales the textures x2 times higher


15 to 30 FPS conversion
Upscaled 4K Resolution

System requirements

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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  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).