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Old 30-03-21, 02:12   #1
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Question Help! How can I play all the classic Tomb Raider games on my new PC?

I have every Tomb Raider on Steam. I recently bought a new computer, and I wanted to play TR2 and get other Tomb Raider classic ready to play, but I can't.

I already downloaded the Peixoto patch, the Tomb Raider Chronicles Multipatch, and still encountering issues.

TR1 runs fine.
TR2 and TR3 after literally going through a big headache, moving options here and there I can play them, but the FMVs aren't displaying , I can hear their audio only.
TR4 and TR5, completely unplayable. After the Eidos/Core video, it'll freeze and stay black.

What can I do? I've heard the GOG versions aren't much of an issue, is this true?
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Old 30-03-21, 08:37   #2
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Nowadays it doesn’t matter whether you have Steam or GOG or the original CD, because there are patches available to make every version the same and run on modern systems.

To begin with, perhaps try to use dgVoodoo 2 for Tomb Raiders 2 - 5, this should hopefully fix FMV problems (it did for me). Also make sure you have compatibility mode set to Windows 95/98 for all the games (for me, Tomb Raider 3 wouldn’t start up at all then I set it to Windows 98 and it worked perfectly).

See if that fixes anything so far .
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Old 30-03-21, 08:51   #3
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Old 30-03-21, 18:13   #4
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Originally Posted by ANoDE View Post
If you do run into problems, there's plenty of community-driven patches around to enhance your experience:

TR1: TombATI (http://www.glidos.net/tombati.html)
TR2: TR2Main (Download via the "try the patch" link in this thread: https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=218509)
TR3: Peixoto's Patch (https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=208815) or Arsunt's TR3 patch (https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...4&postcount=15)
TR4: Should work out of the box. Widescreen patch available (https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/To...ast_Revelation)
TR5: Shoulld work out of the box.
TR6: Tons of fixes available (see here: https://www.tombraiderforums.com/sho...d.php?t=220813)
The problems you described might go away using one of the above patches. Additionally, dgvoodoo2 usually fixes many problems with TR2 and TR3, if the above solutions don't help.
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