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

Essential Software

» TR Legend Patch 1.2 - Universal Disc version (Download - Freeware)
This patch can be applied to all disc installed versions of TRL.

- Includes 1.1 Patch that fixed some minor compatibility issues on high systems (european version)
- Fix for ‘High Priority’ task manager (lock up), in addition to fixing the occasional audio stuttering issue.
- Overall improved performance.
- Fixes and improvements made to Lighting when running the NextGen version.
- Implemented a separate ‘walk’ button for Lara.
- Fixed the issues regarding the breakables when running NextGen.
- Fixes made when running the game using a secondary monitor.
- Refresh Rate option now fully operational.
- ATI CrossFire Movie problem has been fixed.


Optional Software

» TR Legend Demo (Download Freeware)
Try out the game to see if your hardware can run the game. Note that Next Generation graphics are disabled.

» TRL Normal Priority Fix (Download Freeware)
Note: The TRL 1.2 patch should sort out the High Priority issue, so please install this patch first. If you still have problems then try the solution below.
On some PCs Tomb Raider Legend set the Processor Priority to HIGH. This can cause problems with choppy sound, erractic keyboard movement or shuggish mouse movement. Setting the processor priority on a program to high, forces the Operating System, to give precedence to that program. This means that all other programs become less responsive. This utility program creates a new Shortcut on the Desktop that starts Tomb Raider Legend with NORMAL priority.


Installing the Game

Before checking the problems below make sure you have checked the following:

» Download the latest drivers for your Graphics, Sound card and Motherboard AGP.

» Turn off your antivirus software when installing the game. It may cause the installation to fail.

» Reinstall DirectX 9.0c. The latest version can be downloaded from Microsoft.

» Your PC must support the SSE instruction set.

NOTE: Legend is using the latest graphic and sound technology so it is very important that your computer drivers are up to date. Most reported problems are fixed by updating.

» What is the PC specification for Legend?

Minimum (with TnL Graphics card)

• Windows 2000/XP
• P3 1.0GHz or Athlon XP Equivalent
• 256MB RAM
• DirectX 9.0c -compatible 64MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL
• DirectX 9.0c -compatible Sound Card
• 4x DVD-ROM drive
• 9.9GB free disk space
• Win2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

• Windows 2000/XP
• P4 2.0GHz or Athlon XP Equivalent
• 512MB RAM
• 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 256MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL
• DirectX 9.0c -compatible Sound Card
• 8x DVD-ROM drive
• 9.9GB free disk space
• Win2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

• Windows 2000/XP
• P4 3.0GHz or Athlon XP Equivalent
• 1024MB RAM
• 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 512MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL
• DirectX 9.0c -compatible Sound Card
• 8x DVD-ROM drive
• 9.9GB free disk space
• Win2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

» What cards do support TnL? Transform and Lighting


• nVidia GeForce 7 series
• nVidia GeForce 6 series
• nVidia GeForce FX series
• nVidia GeForce 4 series
• nVidia GeForce 3 series
• nVidia GeForce 2 series
• nVidia Quadro FX series
• nVidia Quadro 4 series

• ATI Radeon X1 series
• ATI Radeon X series
• ATI Radeon series (except 7000)

» What cards support DX9?


• nVidia GeForce 7 series
• nVidia GeForce 6 series
• nVidia GeForce FX series
• nVidia Quadro FX series

• ATI Radeon X1 series
• ATI X series
• ATI Radeon 9xxx series

» What cards support Shader Model 3 (Next Generation)?


• nVidia GeForce 7 series
• nVidia GeForce 6 series

• ATI Radeon X1 series

» What cards do not support TnL? (and will not be able to play Legend)

• ATI Rage series (128, Pro, Fury etc)
• Intel (810, V3800)
• SIS (650/750 etc)
• S3 (Pro Savage, Twister)
• Matrox (Mystique, Millenium etc)
• Voodoo 3DFX (3, 5 etc)
• ATI RAdeon 7000
• Geforce TNT, TNT2 (Ultra, Pro etc)
• Diamond Viper


Common Problems

» Error when installing - "TRL Demo can only be played on a PC that supports the SSE instruction set, which isn't supported on your PC."
Basically, the PC is too old and does not support the SSE (or 3DNow!) instruction set that was introduced on the Pentium III processor.

» CRC Error when installing downloaded TR7 Demo
The file has become corrupted during transmission. Try downloading again from a different site.

» Unable to access archive.dat when extracting downloaded demo files
This error was reported when using WinXP Zip Wizard. Try using a different method to extract the files.i.e Open the zip file in the explorer or download WinZIP or WinRAR. See this THREAD for explaination

» Install Error - trl.dat could not be found
Disable your antivirus protection program before installing the game (reported for NOD32 antivirus system). Don't forget to turn it back on afterwards.

» Game crashes at start up.
Try disconnecting any USB game pads converters and game pads.

Disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP). This is a Microsoft security program that may stop TRL from running. To disable this option press :
Start Menu > Control Panel > System > Advanced Tab > Performance Settings > Data Execution Prevention Tab.
Select the second radio button and press Add... navigate to the install folder and select TRL.EXE and press Open and then Apply. Your system may require rebooting

» Static noise from music and ambient sound in the game.
First check that the latest sound drivers are installed. If it is still a problem, then disable the hardware acceleration on the sound card.
Control Panel > Sound & Audio > Audio Tab > Advanced > Performance > Slide bar to None.

» Graphic gliches after running the game for a period of time.
This could be due to the graphic card overheating.
1. If the card has been overclocked, try reducing the clock speed to normal settings.
2. The card may be covered in dust. Try cleaning the card, fan and heatsink with compressed air.

» Game is running very fast (dual core processors)
There appears to be a problem with dual core or HT processors. Install the TRL 1.2 patch. Alternatively, Start the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and set affinity.

» Lara won't stop moving?
Start the Task manager while in the game by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the processes tab and right mouse click on trl.exe. Set the Priority to Normal. For a permanent fix install Patch 1.2.
Alternativley, install trlpriority.exe which will create a new short cut on your desktop that will force trl.exe to run with normal priority.

» Error message - Conflict with Emulation Software detected?
The DVD protection software is reporting that you are running a DVD/CD drive emulation software. Uninstall the program.

» Gamepad keeps losing it's settings?
Install Patch 1.2

» Water has no texture?
This is a bug in the nVidia driver for some cards. Update to the latest driver.


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