Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (TR4) - Changing Graphics Settings in the Steam Version

Adjusting the graphics settings in the CD and GOG version of the game is not so complicated. Just access the setup program through the Start menu, as described here.

The Steam version does not have a stand-alone link to the setup program, so you'll need to do a little tinkering.

Once the game is installed, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Steam library, right-click Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, and choose Properties.

  2. In the Properties window, click the General tab. (It will probably be selected already.)

  3. Click 'Set Launch Options'.

  4. Now type "-setup" (without the quotes) in the box. Click OK to close the window, then Close to close the Properties box.

  5. Now double-click the game in the Steam Library, or if you installed a desktop shortcut, use that to run the game. With this modification, the setup window should open so you can change the screen resolution and other graphics options. Once you've set them up, click OK and the game should start in the resolution you set.

Instead of fast quitting with Alt + F4, be sure to save the game and quit through the menu at least once. (That is, while playing press P, choose Exit to Title, press Esc, choose Exit.) The game should "remember" your settings for next time. You can then repeat the steps above and remove the " -setup" from the Launch Options box so you don't have to go through the setup every time you play the game.

Also note that if you have a widescreen monitor and want actual widescreen with no distortion, you'll need to use a player-created patch, since the game was designed to run on standard aspect ratio monitors. Follow this link for Mr. Fourblack's classic Tomb Raider widescreen patch.



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UPDATE: 9/28/17 - Thanks to Weslei for helping me update these instructions.