Tomb Raider

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Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider cover.jpg
Release dates
14 November 1996
Mac OS
March 1999
May 30, 2012[1]
Tomb Raider at Steam Charts
Tomb Raider at SteamDB
 Tomb Raider at Wikipedia
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 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
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013

This page is for the original game. For the remake, see Tomb Raider: Anniversary. For the reboot, see see Tomb Raider (2013).

General information

More information Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series
More information Community Discussions for game series
More information Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series


Source DRM Notes Keys
Publisher website DRM-free Includes Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III. Pre-packaged with DOSBox. DRM-free Includes Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Retail DRM details are not known Use DOSBox.

Version differences[edit]

Information Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business (Tomb Raider Gold) is a complete edition with four exclusive levels. This version is not sold digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

"Shadow of the Cat" and "Unfinished Business" bonus chapters[edit]

Fix Manual download and install[4]

  1. Download the Unfinished Business (3dfx version) archive from Stella's Tomb Raider site
  2. Unpack the archive and copy DATA/ and tombub.exe to <path-to-game>/TOMBRAID/
  3. Make a duplicate of <path-to-game>/dosboxTR_single.conf and name it dosboxTR_UB.conf
  4. Edit your newly created dosboxTR_UB.conf by replacing the line tomb.exe with tombub.exe
  5. Make a copy of your Tomb Raider shortcut, open its properties and edit the target-field by replacing the single occurrence of dosboxTR_single.conf with dosboxTR_UB.conf.
  6. Finally, rename the shortcut to something meaningful, e.g. "Tomb Raider - Unfinished Business", and run it.

Hide 3dfx splash screen[edit]

Fix Change DOSBox setting

  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file (dosboxTR.conf for digital versions).
  2. Go to the [glide] section.
  3. Add a new line: splash=false
  4. Save your changes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

DOS <path-to-game>\SETTINGS.DAT
Windows <path-to-game>\SETTINGS.DAT

Save game data location[edit]

DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.*
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.*

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

DOSBox settings (
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Impossible False icon.svg Pillarboxed/stretched 4:3 only; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor Impossible False icon.svg
Ultra-widescreen Impossible False icon.svg
4K Ultra HD Impossible False icon.svg
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Hackable See Widescreen resolution then force in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Impossible Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Information Use the steps below for higher resolutions. FMV videos are always 640x480.

Fix Use nGlide

  1. For retail versions install Taewoong's DOSBox SVN-Daum and install the game under it.
  2. Go to the DOSBox folder and rename or delete Glide2x.dll.
  3. Install nGlide.
  4. Run nGlide from the Start screen/Start menu and change the resolution and other settings.
Information Set aspect ratio to 4:3 for a letterboxed output or to fit to screen to stretch from 4:3.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Not applicable
Mouse input in menus Impossible
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support Native
Full controller support Hackable Use the DOSBox Mapper (Ctrl+F1).
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Hackable Use the DOSBox Mapper (Ctrl+F1).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Sound and Music.
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Issues fixed[edit]

Menu spins with a controller connected[edit]

Fix Change DOSBox timing

  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file (dosboxTR.conf for digital versions).
  2. Change timed=true to timed=false
  3. Save your changes.

DOSBox closes on launch or shows "Fatal error: unable to load DLL" error[edit]

Fix Fix Glide

Glide is missing or incorrectly configured (see Widescreen resolution).

Can't Alt+Tab ([edit]

Fix Uninstall

  1. Open Programs and Features:
    • Vista and later: Open the Start screen/Start menu, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
    • Windows XP: Press Win+R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  2. Uninstall DOSBoxnoalttab. You can now use Alt+Tab and other task-switching commands.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible


  1. Release: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 ●
  2. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 2 - Forum -
  3. Tomb Raider I · AppID: 224960 · Steam Database
  4. Forum thread on detailing the installation of Unfinished Business