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Tomb Raider: Legend Next-Generation Demo

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This updated demo of Tomb Raider: Legend features high-quality graphics which are used on the full game, but lack from the previous demo.

Demo details:

Tomb Raider: Legend
README file 13/03/2006 Version 1.0

Part 1: Things You Should Know

Please read through the DirectX section of this document. This section has
information that is vital to successfully running Tomb Raider: Legend on your

1.1 DirectX

This game is optimised for Microsoft's DirectX 9.0c. In order for you to play
the game, you must have DirectX 9.0c compliant drivers for your video card and
sound card. Please note that although DirectX 9.0c is installed with the game,
your video and sound card drivers will not be upgraded to DirectX 9.0c drivers.

You will need to obtain the latest DirectX 9.0c drivers from your card
manufacturer or PC supplier. These drivers cannot be supplied by Eidos.

1.2 Memory and Performance

While the game will run fine in 256 Mb of RAM, your playing experience will be
smoother if you have at least 512 Mb.

Regardless of how much memory you have, you can maximize your available memory
and increase the overall performance of the game engine by doing the

Closing any open windows
Shutting down all other programs, including menu-bar programs like ICQ
Defragmenting your hard drive

Eidos recommends that you have no other programs running at all while playing
Tomb Raider: Legend. Other programs, including virus checkers, system utilities
and screen savers can cause system degradation when playing games software and
may conflict with the game for system resources, potentially resulting in
instability and crashes.

1.3 Known Issues

Ensure you are running latest drivers from nVidia and ATI.

Crystal Dynamics, Nixxes Software and Eidos Interactive are committed to
providing customer support for our games on a continuing basis. In that
spirit, there may be a patch for Tomb Raider: Legend forthcoming; visit the
Eidos website for more information.

Reverb option

Some motherboard based sound-cards (e.g. SoundMAX) may cause the option
¡¥Reverb¡¦ (within audio settings) not to work.
This is due to the current driver not supporting this mode, although a future
revision of the driver may address this issue.
To download drivers, you need to contact your computer manufacturer (or
motherboard manufacturer if your computer custom built).

Part 2: Technical Issues

2.1 Installation & Set-up

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements are as follows:

Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
Pentium 3 1.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3Ti /
Radeon 9 series)
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c
Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
9.9GB free disk space
100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

The recommended system requirements are as follows:

Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 512 MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 7800)
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c compatible)
Eight-speed (8x) DVD-ROM drive or faster
9.9GB free disk space

Preparing Your Hard Drive

To ensure that your installation is trouble free, you should check to see that
your hard drive and file system are both tuned for optimum performance. Windows
comes with two utility programs that find and fix any errors and optimise your
hard drive performance. The first of these programs is called scandisk.
Scandisk will check your hard drive for problems and can fix any that it finds.
You can run scandisk by clicking on the Start button from the Windows Taskbar,
followed by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally

Once scandisk has finished running, you should next optimise your hard drive's
performance by running a program called Disk Defragmenter. You can run Disk
Defragmenter by clicking on the Start button from the Windows desktop,
followed by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally Disk

Installing Tomb Raider: Legend

Installing Tomb Raider: Legend is easy. Simply insert the DVD into your DVD-ROM
drive. After a few seconds, the Launch Panel will appear.

This program will guide you through the remaining process via onscreen prompts.
If at any time you are instructed to restart your computer, do so.

In the event the Launch Panel does not appear when you insert the DVD:

Double-click on the My Computer icon, then double-click on the DVD-ROM icon,
and lastly double-click on the autorun.exe file to bring up the Launch Panel

Click on the Start button.
Choose Run from the pop-up menu.
Type d:\autorun in the box provided (where d: designates your DVD-ROM drive
Click on the OK button to begin the install program.

You will be prompted to select the path and directory to which you wish to
install the game on your hard drive. The default is

C:\Program Files\Tomb Raider Legend

You may change this if you wish to.

At some point, the Microsoft DirectX 9.0c install prompt will appear if you do
not have it on your system already. Please read the on-screen information
before selecting an option. You may either choose to install or not install at
this time. If the Tomb Raider: Legend installer detects an active version of
DirectX 9.0c on your system, we encourage you to not reinstall DirectX. If the
installer does not detect DirectX 9.0c, you must install it before you are able
to play Tomb Raider: Legend (please refer to the next section of this guide
before proceeding).

Starting/Loading The Game

Once the install has finished the Launch Panel will appear on the screen.

Simply click on the Play button to start the game.

You may also:

Click on the Uninstall button to uninstall the game.
Click on the View Readme button to view the readme file.
Click on the Exit button to exit the Launch Panel.

If you are going to play the game at a later time insert the DVD into the
DVD-ROM drive. After a few seconds, the Tomb Raider: Legend Launch panel should
appear on the screen via the AutoPlay feature. Now click on the Play button to
start the game. There is also a button present to Exit.

In the event the AutoPlay feature does not work, you may click on the My
Computer icon and then click on the DVD-ROM icon to bring up the Launch Panel.


Click on the Start button.
Choose Programs from the pop-up menu.
Drag your mouse to the right and click on Tomb Raider: Legend from the list.
Click on Tomb Raider: Legend from the ensuing pop-up menu.

Uninstalling Tomb Raider: Legend

If you need to UNINSTALL Tomb Raider: Legend, you may do any of the following
three things:

Insert the Tomb Raider: Legend DVD into the DVD-ROM drive to activate the
AutoPlay feature. This will bring up the Launch Panel. Click on the Uninstall
button, then click on the Yes button from the ensuing pop-up panel to uninstall
the program


Click on the Start button.
Choose Programs from the pop-up menu.
Drag your mouse to the right and click on Tomb Raider: Legend from the list.
Click on UninstallShield from the ensuing pop-up menu and follow the onscreen


Go to the Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs. Click on Tomb Raider:
Legend from the pop-up panel to follow, select the Add/Remove button, and
follow the onscreen prompts.

2.2 DVD-ROM Problems

Tomb Raider: Legend requires at least a Quad-Speed DVD-ROM drive with 32-bit
Windows drivers.

I receive a " not found" error message when installing or running
Tomb Raider: Legend

This error message is usually the result of your computer using MS-DOS (16 bit)
drivers instead of Windows (32 bit) drivers for your DVD-ROM drive. You can
easily check to see if this is causing problems by opening the Control Panel
(either click on the My Computer icon or click on the Start button followed by
Settings, then Control Panel).

In the Control Panel window, double-click on the System icon then click on the
Performance tab. You should now see a summary of the performance status of your
computer. One of the lines should say ¡§File System: 32-bit¡¨ and the last line
should say "Your system is configured for optimal performance." If you see a
message saying "Drive X is using MS-DOS compatibility mode," then you will need
to contact your system vendor to obtain and install 32-bit drivers for your
DVD-ROM drive.

AutoPlay Issues

Why doesn't the AutoPlay feature come up when I insert the Tomb Raider: Legend
DVD into the DVD-ROM drive?

This is usually a configuration issue. There are many different ways to enable
the AutoPlay functions of Windows. The standard method is described below:

1) Enter the Control Panel from the desktop by clicking on the Start button,
followed by Settings, and then Control Panel.
2) Double-click the icon labelled System, usually located alphabetically
towards the bottom of the Control Panel window, to bring up the System
Properties panel.
3) Click on the tab at the top labelled Device Manager and when the new panel
appears, locate the section labelled DVD-ROM and click the Plus (+) sign in
front of it. (If there is a minus sign in front, don't click it.)
4) Now double-click the DVD-ROM drive revealed and the DVD-ROM Properties panel
will appear.
5) Click on the Settings tab at the top.
6) Towards the middle of the panel, you should see a few checkboxes within the
Options section. At the bottom of that section, you should see a checkbox
labelled Auto insert notification.
7) Make sure there is a check mark in the box provided and click on the OK
button to complete the process.

If the game Auto Plays multiple times:

Some DVD ROM drives cause Tomb Raider: Legend to AutoPlay multiple times, which
also may result in lack of control within the game. To remedy this problem click
on the DVD ROM properties in the System Properties panel and under settings turn
off Auto Notification.

2.3 Crashes and Lock-Ups

When I start Tomb Raider: Legend, my mouse cursor disappears and my computer

Chances are your installed audio card drivers are not compatible with DirectX.
The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0c -compatible driver from your audio
card manufacturer.

When I start Tomb Raider: Legend, I receive the following error message:

"The application TRL.exe referenced memory at address xxxx:xxxx that can't be
read from."

Its likely that your installed video card drivers are not compatible with
DirectX. The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0c -compatible driver from
your video card manufacturer.

The Installer keeps stopping when a certain percentage is complete.

There are three likely causes:

You may have run out of free space on your hard drive. Please remove unwanted
programs to free up additional space for the game, and then reinstall Tomb
Raider: Legend.
Files are possibly being copied to a corrupted area of your hard drive. If this
is so, you'll need to run the scandisk program and make sure to use the Thorough
option (see previous). After scandisk has finished running and has informed you
that your drive is free of errors, try to re-install.
There may be dirt or fingerprints on the DVD-ROM disc itself. Examine the
bottom of the disc; if you see any fingerprints or dirt, carefully clean the
disc using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth by wiping from the centre of the disc
(near the hole) towards the outer edge in a straight line.

Tomb Raider: Legend is crashing to the desktop with no error messages.

This problem can be caused by several different things. Here's a list of the
most common culprits associated with these crashes:

Make sure the DVD-ROM is clean (check for both scratches and smudges on the
reading surface of the DVD).

Make sure the game has been installed properly.

Make sure DirectX 9.0c has been installed properly.

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card and that they are
DirectX 9.0c -compatible.

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card and that they are
DirectX 9.0c -compatible.

Make sure Virtual Memory is enabled on your system.

Run Scandisk.

Run Disk Defragmenter.

Try exiting the game, rebooting your machine, and re-entering the game.

Note: That if your system crashes to the desktop while playing Tomb Raider:
Legend, you should probably reboot your computer before starting a new play
session. Otherwise, DirectDraw or DirectSound may be in a locked state, and
the game will be unable to use your sound or video hardware.

Logitech Headset

When using a headset, we advise that this is connected and set as ¡§Favourite
Audio Device¡¨ within your control panel before launching the game.

NOTE: Should the headset become disconnected during play, as this hardware is
detected as a soundcard device you may lose audio as the ¡¥Valid Sound Device¡¦
would have been lost, should this occur we recommend you check the connections
to your Headset and re-launch the game as appropriate.

2.4 DirectX-Related Questions

DirectX has become the new standard in Windows application development. Nearly
all high-performance software will be tuned around this technology, so we do
not normally recommend that customers attempt to alter its installation on
their system

Can I Run Without DirectX?

I cannot use DirectX on my computer! Is there any other way to run Tomb Raider:

If you do not have DirectX installed on your computer, you will not be able to
run Tomb Raider: Legend.

2.5 Technical Support

If you need further technical assistance after reading the Readme file please
do not hesitate to contact us using any of the methods listed below.

When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with as much information as
possible. Make sure to note the exact type of hardware that you are using in
your system, including: your sound card, DVD-ROM drive, amount of RAM present,
speed and manufacturer of your processor. Also, make sure to include the title
and version of the game, and a detailed description of the problem.

It will also help if you prepare by creating a ¡§DXDiag¡¨ diagnostic file in
Windows before you call us. Simply follow these instructions:

Click on Start
Click on Run
Type dxdiag
Click on OK
Click on the Save Information button and save the file to your computer.

When you call our Technical Support line either have this file open or have a
printed copy. If you send an e-mail query you may attach the file to the

Technical Support Contact Details (United Kingdom)

Address Wimbledon Bridge House
1 Hartfield Road
SW19 3RU
Phone 0870 9000222

Technical Support Contact Details (United States of America)

Address Eidos Customer Services
651 Brannan Street
San Francisco
CA 94107
Phone 415 615-6220
Fax 415 547-1201

Note: Hints and tips will not be given out over the Technical Support lines.

Alternatively, you may find help with hardware problems on one of the websites
maintained by the supplier, some of which are listed below:

3D labs:
ATI Technologies:
Creative Labs:

Eidos Interactive maintains a web page with links to all major video and audio
card manufacturers, which is a good first stop if you are looking to upgrade
your drivers. You can reach this page at:


Further technical information and drivers for Windows-based PCs can also be
found at

Thank you and we hope you enjoy playing Tomb Raider: Legend.

Eidos 2006.

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