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Tomb Raider Anniversary Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM.

  • by booman, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM
  • booman

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    Tomb Raider Anniversary is the re-make of the original Tomb Raider in a modern gaming engine. Experience the first adventure fighting against wolves, bears, dinosaurs and solve the mystery on an expedition Lara's father never finished.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tomb Raider Anniversary in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tomb Raider Anniversary. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.11

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.11
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.11 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: tombraideranniversary
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.11
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Tomb Raider Anniversary
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 3.11
    Arguments: -no-dwrite
    This fixes any missing font problems
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Tomb Raider Anniversary
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Tomb Raider Anniversary in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Created start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for the game to download
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    Click Play
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    Optmization

    Check "Tomb Raider: Anniversary Setup
    Click Play
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Refresh Rate
    • Contrast
    • Brightness
    • Anti Aliasing
    • Fullscreen Effects
    • VSync
    • Shadows
    • Depth of Field
    • Reflections
    • Water Effects
    Click OK
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    Check "Play Tomb Raider: Anniversary
    Click Play
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    In Game Optmization

    Click Options
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    Click Display
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    Click Display Mode
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    Conclusion:
    Tomb Raider Anniversary ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060. I played all the way up to the Tyrannasaurus Rex boss fight without issues. It actually looks quite beautiful for an older game. Should run on just about any hardware.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 13, 2018 at 2:05 PM.

  1. cloasters
    Thank you very much, Booman! Loved the original, but I was perhaps too damaged when I killed the poor lass.
  2. booman
    This Anniversary is a re-make of the original Tomb Raider. Its much much better but you loose some of the nostalgia.
  3. cloasters

    It looks much better than the original. I think having a female main character in a game affects me too much when I hurt or kill her. What a wuss I must be? Naah, it's all just personal stuff that I shouldn't bring to a game.

    The original Tomb Raider 2 made it all too easy to kill her in the first chapter of the game. Didn't have any cheat codes for it, so I simply couldn't play it. Oh well.
  4. booman
    I honestly tried to play the original Tomb Raiders and found that manuvering Lara is waaaaaay too difficult. I had to run into the wall, turn her body, then jump and grab about 3 times before I actually latched onto a ledge. What a pain!
    I don't have the patience any more. This Anniversary edition fixes all of that and looks beautiful.

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