Tomb Raider: Legend

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Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend cover
Developers
Crystal Dynamics
Windows Nixxes Software
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Engines
Crystal Engine
Release dates
Windows April 7, 2006
Tomb Raider: Legend at Wikipedia
Tomb Raider
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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)
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Lara Croft GO 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018

Key points

Includes "Next gen" graphical option based on the Xbox 360 release, but is buggy (see Video settings).

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM DRM
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete nvidia.bik and title.bik found in <path-to-game>[citation needed]

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Patches[edit]

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\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tomb Raider - Legend\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7000/pfx/[Note 1]

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.

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 State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
On by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Menus will always still refer to keyboard keys, however by setting controller buttons as the first listed for each action, appropriate in-game Xbox prompts will appear.[2][3]
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game language settings.
In-game language settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Not available in the Steam version.
Spanish

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
iZ3D

Issues fixed[edit]

Random crashing[edit]

Use fixed exe[4]
  1. Download the fixed executable (Retail, Steam).
  2. Copy executable to <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 installation folder) to your library as a non-Steam game enables the overlay.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9.9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce3 Ti
ATI Radeon 9000 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible

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>/7000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References