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: Legend at Wikipedia
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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


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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


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.

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.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg UI will always still refer to keyboard keys, however by setting controller buttons as the first listed for each action, appropriate in-game prompts will appear.[2]
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 Sub Notes
Not available in the Steam version.

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. 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]


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. Playing with Xbox Controller - Tomb Raider Forums
  3. TRUE Crash Fix for TRL Next Gen Mode (Download) -