Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

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Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft cover
Developers
Core Design
Publishers
Eidos Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 30, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) October 22, 1999
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft guide at StrategyWiki
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft 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

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
Publisher website
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider II
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Version differences[edit]

Tomb Raider III: The Lost Artifact is a complete edition with five exclusive levels. This version is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Download here (officials)
An unofficial patch that Fixes various issues in Tomb Raider 3 and it's addon, as well as optionally removing the green health crystals for harder gameplay, is available here.
A patch for the level Costal Village's missing secret is available here (digital versions only).

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, and adds support for XInput controllers among other things

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete Intr_Eng.rpl and logo.rpl found in <path-to-game>\fmv\[citation needed]

Notes

The copyright screen will still be shown.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225320/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External options menu.
External options menu.
Detail options menu.
Detail options menu.
Graphics option Option 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 Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
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.

Windowed[edit]

Force windowed[citation needed]
  1. Download and run DxWnd.
  2. Click on Edit, then Add.
  3. Set the name and executable path.
  4. Set the window position and size.
  5. Set Desktop for borderless fullscreen windowed.
  6. Click OK, then File and Save.
  7. In game, rebind "Jump" to another key.

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
English

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

"Tomb Raider 3 Failed To Initialise, Please Run Setup" error at launch[edit]

Run setup[1]
  1. Run the game with the setup command line arguments.
  2. Set your options. The game will run normally from now on.

Game save bug (Steam)[edit]

Visions of the Future[2]
  1. Go to trle.net
  2. Download the level "Visions of the Future"
  3. Overwrite the Steam TR3.exe with the visions of the future one (This also allows you to rebind keys, if you overwrite the config.txt file too).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 5
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

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>/225320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References