Tomb Raider: Legend

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Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend cover
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Eidos Interactive
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows April 7, 2006
Tomb Raider
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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
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Tomb Raider: Underworld 2008
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

Key points

Includes graphical improvements also present in the Xbox 360 release ("Next generation content" in the video settings menu).

General information

Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend
Square Enix Forums for Tomb Raider: Legend - Technical Forum
Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series
Legend at Tomb Raider Forums
Tom's Hardware graphics setting analysis
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename nvidia.bik and title.bik.


The copyright screen will still be shown.


v1.2 Patch updates the retail game to the latest version. Digital distribution versions are already patched.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Legend\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tomb Raider - Legend\

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.
'Next generation content' option contains bugs such as missing wetness effects on Lara as well as misaligned ropes and vines.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Game contains widescreen toggle which can switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
There is no native support for 16:10 or any other ratios and game is stretched to fullscreen.
Widescreen Fixer and Flawless Widescreen support this game. They can be used to play non-16:9 aspect ratios without distortions.

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
Off by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput-compatible controllers are supported. UI will still refer to keyboard keys, however by manually remapping controls until the controller button is the first listed for each action instead of the keyboard, in-game button prompts will refer to correct controller buttons.
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
Music, sound effects, voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Some text, HUD items are flat. Turn off Next Generation Content and Depth of Field. Text highlight for 3D objects is at incorrect depth.
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

Random crashing[edit]

Use fixed exe[3]
  1. Copy executable in <path-to-game>
Turn off Next generation content from Display options

Steam overlay not working[edit]

Game does not support the Steam overlay by default.

Adding testapp.exe or trl.exe (from the game's folder) to your library as a non-Steam game enables the overlay.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000 XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9.9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti
ATI Radeon 9000 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 7800
ATI Radeon X1800
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  1. Tomb Raider: Legend | WSGF
  2. aspect ratio? :: Tomb Raider: Legend General Discussions
  3. TRUE Crash Fix for TRL Next Gen Mode (Download) -