Tomb Raider Chronicles

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Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider Chronicles cover
Developers
Core Design
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Mac OS Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 21, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) October 2001
Tomb Raider Chronicles 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
Tomb Raider (2013) 2013
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018

Key points

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix (not needed for the GOG.com version).
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.
Lacks the dynamic shadows of the Dreamcast version.

General information

Lara Croft Wiki - A detailed wiki for the Tomb Raider series
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)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]. The Multipatch disables the CD check in addition to fixing compatibility issues.
Windows
Mac OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Also includes Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
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]

Opening the launcher[edit]

After the first time launching the game, the launcher won't show up again and you will be unable to configure the settings.

How to open the launcher after the first time[citation needed]

To make the launcher open again, use -setup as an argument.

TRNG[edit]

TRNG is a fan made update to the game's included level editor with a lot more features than the original one.

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:

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete Fmv0.bik and FMV1.bik found in <path-to-game>\movie\[citation needed]

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225000/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225000/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game's launcher.
Game's launcher.
Settings menu
Settings menu
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert-; use Peixoto's patch for correct FOV.
Stretched title screens and loading screens are available here.
Multi-monitor
Resolutions crash the game ("Tomb Raider: Failed To Setup DirectX").
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
Toggle by pressing Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
dgVoodoo 2
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

There is a save bug in the level 13, Red Alert!, that prevents you from proceeding to the next level. A workaround is listed here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider Chronicles does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
The GOG.com version already includes this fix.
Apply the fix[citation needed]

Download and install the Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

Mods[edit]

For game mods visit Core Design.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  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>/225000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References