Tomb Raider: Anniversary

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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Anniversary cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Robosoft Technologies
Eidos Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows June 1, 2007
OS X February 15, 2008
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
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

For the original game, see Tomb Raider.

Key points

Port of the PlayStation 2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.

General information

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


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename intro.bik, intro_w.bik, and nvidia.bik.


The copyright screen will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Anniversary
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Eidos\Tomb Raider - Anniversary\Default Profile
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

In-game MSAA (labeled as Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing) will disable shadows.[1]
Better AA solutions[citation needed]
  • Force MSAA via display drivers (make sure 'Behavior Flags' is set to 'None' via NVIDIA Profile Inspector if using an NVIDIA card).
  • Use NVIDIA's DSR or AMD's VSR to force a higher resolution and downsample it to the monitor.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput-compatible controllers are supported. In-game tutorials will still refer to keyboard keys.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
In-game tutorials show keyboard keys only.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Buggy AI, enemies get stuck[edit]

Enable V-sync[2][citation needed]
  1. Go to Options and enable Vertical Synchronization.

Screen flashing black[edit]

Disable desktop composition[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2.x OS X only.
Shader Model support 2
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
System memory (RAM) 256 MB (2000/XP)
512 MB (Vista)
1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3TI
ATI Radeon 9000 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce 6000 series
ATI Radeon X series
Shader model 2.0 support
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5 10.10.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.8 GHz Intel 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM 512 MB of VRAM
The OS X release does not support the following graphics cards: ATI Radeon X1xxx series and Intel GMA series[3]


  1. Comparison screenshots AA 8x - No AA here
  2. Animals running into walls - Steam Community Discussions
  3. Steam - Tomb Raider: Anniversary store page - last accessed on July 22, 2016