Tomb Raider II

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Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider II cover
Developers
Core Design
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Mac OS, OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows October 31, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) January 1, 1998
macOS (OS X) October 27, 2011
Tomb Raider II 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

For Windows 8 and later apply the fullscreen border fix.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.

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)
The Multipatch disables the CD check in addition to fixing compatibility issues.
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider III.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

Tomb Raider II Gold (Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask) is a complete edition with four exclusive levels. This version is not sold digitally, however the levels where later released as freeware for those whom own the base game.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

v2.0 is the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete ANCIENT.RPL and LOGO.RPL found in <path-to-game>\fmv\[citation needed]

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Extras[edit]

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:

Peixoto's patch[edit]

Peixoto's patch includes a widescreen patch, deinterlaced FMVs, fixes the window border on windows 10 and allows you to use the iOS textures pack and remastered FMVs among other things

No CD/digital fix for Golden Mask[edit]

The Multipatcher doesn't include any fixes for Gold, unfortunately.

Use the House Mod[1]
  1. Download Lara's Home Mod for TR2Gold.
  2. Replace the t2gold.EXE within the Golden Mask installation folder with one of the EXEs from Lara's Home Mod for TR2. (When Windows asks you if you want to replace the old file, choose to do so.)
  3. Copy the file "assault.TR2" from the Lara's Home Level folder and put it in Golden Mask's data folder.
  4. Go into the folders "Audio Solution DLL Files" in Lara's Home Mod for TR2, and copy or cut the DLL files contained within. Paste them within the main Golden Mask folder. (Again choosing to replace any files when Windows asks.)
  5. Repeat the above process for Lara's Home Mod for TR2's "Updated FMV DLL Files" folder.
  6. Now you need to download this audio pack, as doing the above just broke the music! Un-RAR it when you get the chance.
  7. Copy the "audio" folder contained within, and paste it in the main Golden Mask folder.
  8. You should delete the music folder in the main Golden Mask folder, because it was made redundant with the audio folder.
Windows 10 users may have issues with the Audio Solution DLL Files. If you have issues use the DLLs here in combination with this audio pack instead. The files labeled part01, 02 and 03 are required regardless of language, however other files are language specific. The folder they reside in must be called "music" instead of "audio".
The House Mod's exe is actually a modified base TR2 exe. Because of this Peixoto's patch doesn't support it and the intro logo video wont play.
Patch the Gold exe[citation needed]
  1. Open the gold exe in a hex editor of your choice.
  2. Go to offset 0004AA50 and replace 41 FF 15 5C 31 46 00 85 DB 74 7C 8B 3D 54 31 46 with 2E FF 15 5C 31 46 00 85 DB EB 7C 8B 3D 54 31 46
  3. Go to offset 00054960 and replace 83 EC 20 56 E8 97 60 FF FF 85 C0 75 20 A1 30 AF with 83 EC 20 56 E8 97 60 FF FF 85 C0 EB 20 A1 30 AF
  4. lastly, find the string 2E 5C 64 61 74 61 5C 6C 65 67 61 6C 2E 70 63 78 00 between offsets 00067EB0 and 00067EC0 and replace it with 44 3A 5C 64 61 74 61 5C 6C 65 67 61 6C 2E 70 63 78
  5. Save the file.
Compatible with Peixoto's patch.
May require audio solution DLLs from House Mod for music playback.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Tomb Raider II
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame.*
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External general graphics settings.
External general graphics settings.
External advanced graphics settings.
External advanced graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Fullscreen is stretched by default.[2] 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
Borderless fullscreen windowed
[3]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bilinear and trilinear filtering only
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
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
Music and SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Weird looking textures[edit]

Adjust filtering[4]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Core Design\Tomb Raider II\System
  2. Open Linear Adjustment key
  3. Switch to base decimal and insert 256 in the value box.
  4. Press OK

Window border visible in fullscreen mode[edit]

Tomb Raider II does not go fullscreen correctly on Windows 8 and later.
Apply the fix[citation needed]

Download and install the Tomb Raider series fullscreen border fix.

GOG.com version not running on Windows 10[edit]

The GOG.com version of Tomb Raider II does not start on Windows 10, but Tomb2.exe is running in the background (in Task Manager).
Use the multipatcher[5]
  1. Download the multipatcher
  2. During installation, select the option to "Extract updates to Desktop" under "Utilities"
  3. When prompted to insert the Tomb Raider II CD, press "Cancel." The installer will continue extracting the update files to your desktop.
  4. Copy the files from Tomb Raider Update Files\TR2 on your desktop to the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
Software renderer
64-bit executable

Mods[edit]

For game mods visit Core Design.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.6
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon X1600
Nvidia GeForce 7300
128 MB of VRAM

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>/225300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References