Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider cover
Developers
Eidos Montreal
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
Square Enix
Engines
Foundation
Release dates
Windows September 14, 2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Wikipedia
Tomb Raider
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

Key points

DirectX 12 is the recommended graphics API for the best performance.[1][2][3]

General information

Official website
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Windows
Official Wallpaper Available by pre-ordering any edition of the game.
Windows
Skills Booster Pack Available by pre-ordering any edition of the game.
Windows
Croft Edition Extras Included in the Croft edition.
Windows
Deluxe Extras Included in the Digital Deluxe edition.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher and fix Steam overlay[edit]

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eidos Montreal\Shadow of the Tomb Raider\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/750920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Shadow of the Tomb Raider\<user-id>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/750920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Disable Exclusive Fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, TAA, SMAAT2x, SMAAS2x or SMAA4.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Only supported on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) or higher
SMAAS2x uses MSAA 2x and SMAA; SMAA4 uses MSAA 4x, SMAA and TAA.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
You can only choose the stick for aiming.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
[5]
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Does not seem to use it, but the light bar turns blue when the game starts.
Connection modes Wireless Adapter, Wired, Bluetooth
V2 tested. Bluetooth support was added in patch 2.[6]
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
May need to skip launcher.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
needs enter+escape+space keys mapped for Action Sets issues, opening Steam overlay when using camera movement mouse could broke Steam Input and needs restart the game and Steam tasks.
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Sometimes prompts won't appear or will be XInput prompts.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Dialogs and Effects.
Surround sound
In-game audio output settings.[7]
Subtitles
White subtitles or colored subtitles by person.
Closed captions
Separate option for deaf support.
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Spatial Sound: Dolby Atmos

Localizations

All languages have an option to turn on native voices for some characters to improve immersion.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Arabic

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Toggleable from launcher or settings.
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform GFx
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220
AMD FX-8350
Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7770
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
6 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/750920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (750920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References