Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

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Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation cover
Developers
Core Design
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 24, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) June 12, 2000
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation on 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

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix.
Windows version ships with the Tomb Raider Level Editor (TRLE), which allows users to make their own adventures.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
Lacks the dynamic shadows of the Dreamcast version.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Stella's Website - Walkthroughs, workarounds and downloads
TombRaider Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
The Multipatch disables the CD check in addition to fixing compatibility issues.
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Also includes Tomb Raider Chronicles.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Origin
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Also includes Tomb Raider Chronicles.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com version is a complete edition. The Times - Exclusive Tomb Raider Level is part of the bonus content downloads. The level was later released as freeware for those whom own the base game, so Steam users aren't completely out of luck.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Not needed for GOG.com and Steam versions

Download it here

TREP2[edit]

A "flexible patcher" which unlocks many game hidden features

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete Fmv00.bik found in <path-to-game>\fmv\[citation needed]

Extras[edit]

Patch Fix solves the disappearing Uzi and not being damaged by you own grenades bugs.
level patches corrects issues with Giza levels.
Times Patch fixes broken audio and animations in the exclusive Times level.

Tomb Raider Mouse Helper[edit]

Tomb Raider Mouse Helper is a utility which allows controlling Lara with the mouse. It also maps the WASD keys to enable a more modern, keyboard+mouse control scheme.

OpenTomb[edit]

OpenTomb is an open source remake of the Tomb Raider engine. It overhauls almost all aspects of the game engine, along with adding cross-platform support for modern operating systems and Lua scripting support.

Important links regarding the project:

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic) <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224980/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic) <path-to-game>\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/224980/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher settings.
Launcher settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Use Peixoto's patch.
Stretched title screens and loading screens are available here.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use Peixoto's patch
4K Ultra HD
Use Peixoto's patch
Field of view (FOV)
Use Tomb Raider 2,3,4 Widescreen Patch.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Tick the "Windowed" box in the setup, it makes the game run in a borderless window.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Black bars in cutscenes[edit]

Disable black bars[citation needed]

Use Helix Mod: Tomb Raider 2-3-4-5 to disable.

Input settings[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
If you have the retail version, make sure you are running the latest patch.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
No mouse-look
Controller
Controller support
Use Peixoto's patch to add support for XInput controllers.
Full controller support
P is hard-coded as the "Pause" button, which is necessary to quit the game.
Controller remapping
Cannot bind "Pause" to a joystick within the game.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Not available in the Steam version.

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

"binkw32.dll" not found[edit]

Use replacement binkw32.dll[1]
  1. Download the Bink Video 1.0a DLL.
  2. Extract binkw32.dll into the installation folder.

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
Apply the fix

Download and install the Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

Mods[edit]

For game mods visit Core Design.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 233 MHz (with 3D acceleration)
Intel Pentium II 266 MHz (software)
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Other

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/224980/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (224980) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References