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Tomb Raider 3 was originally designed to run on Windows 95/98/ME. To install Tomb Raider 3 on Windows 2000/XP/Vista follow the guidelines below.

» Essential Software
» Optional Software
» Installing the game
» Common Problems
» Acknowledgements

Essential Software

» Tomb Raider Series XP/Vista Multipatch (Download - Freeware) Documentation
If you are experiencing problems with the game try this patch. This is a new version of the Tomb Raider III program file that addresses several level-loading and operating system compatibility problems. Also resolved loading issues with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.


Optional Software

» ESCAPEplay (Download - Freeware)
If you are having trouble viewing the FMV (Full Motion Video) files or wish to see them again, download this FMV player. Set your desktop colour depth to 16bit otherwise the application will crash.


Installing the Game

The installation program will run ok on Windows XP/2000 and should install normally. Once the installation is complete exit the autorun menu by pressing Cancel. You cannot use the Autorun menu to play the game.

Download and install the Tomb Raider Series XP/Vista Multipatch (Download - Freeware) before playing the game as you may experience crashes and slow loading times.

Common Problems

» I can't get Lara to dismount the Quad-Bike.
To have Lara dismount the Quad bike on the PC version you need to press the End key and Left or Right arrow at the same time. It goes with out saying that the bike will need to be at a complete stop before trying to dismount.

» Lara is moving erratically.
Sudden movements is attributed to the games incompatibility with your joystick/ gamepad or game port. Try running the game with the controller unplugged. Check the latest drivers and DirectX are installed.

» Error message when you install or start Tomb Raider 3:
C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.

This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or damaged.


For full explanation and solution read this page.

» Lara's blood looks pink rather than red?
Don't adjust your screen settings. Some versions are censored by changing the colour of the blood. This can be confirmed as the crosses on the health packs are green.


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