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Tomb Raider Windows 8 Support

ratchetgame98

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I've got the Tomb Raider Trilogy on my PS3 and I've completed one of them as well
Included in the trilogy are Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld.
I found the three games standalone on steam earlier today and the recommended OS specs are Windows 2000 and XP, however my CPU, GPU, RAM and HDD specs follow, according to Steam.
My question is, as some of you may have guessed already due to the name of this thread and what I'm talking about in the intro, does the trilogy work on Windows 8 if bought from Steam? Before anyone thinks this, I'm not asking anyone who doesn't want to get the game to do so just to solve this issue, but if someone's had experience of the game on Win8 if they could let me know if it works. More specs are available down below in the "My specs" if you're interested and if you want to compare them with the game's specs please do so to have a better idea. The three games have similar specs but if you need a clear image of the requirements, I would recommend looking at the specs individually
The games I want at this time are:
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tomb Raider Underworld
I want to know if they work on Win8 because that's my OS and I would like to make a series on my YouTube channel on the 3 games because I don't have a capture card at the present time so I can't capture my PS3 gameplay
Thanks for your help and I appreciate the support


PS for anyone who's wondering, just so I don't get bugged by users in the comments :p my YouTube channel is RatClanTech98. I haven't made many videos up to this time but I'm planning on making more in the foreseeable future
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3120M CPU 2.50GHz x64 CPU Architecture
    Memory
    8 GB (7.88 GB Usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB - 1TB
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    HID-Compliant mouse
    Internet Speed
    2Mbps (Mega bits per second)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

maxknux

Member
Member
I understand your question but it is question asked multiple times. Can game "x" work on Windows 8.1?

In most cases yes if it works in previous OS like Windows 7, Vista and maybe XP. There are some exceptions like the game is hard programed to certain files and if you have games that need Dos or 16 bit which can be emulated via DOS Box, Virtual Machine, or there is updated version to the OS.


To answer your question, I used the Windows Compatibility Center which you can use for programs and games
Windows Compatibility Center

Tomb Raider Legend.... Not compatible based on Website
Windows 8.1 compatibility for Tomb Raider: Legend version 1

According to the Steam Discussions there is workaround using Compatibility mode but look around more there to see:
Tomb Raider legend crash on windows 7 :: Tomb Raider: Legend General Discussions

Tomb Raider Anniversary.....Compatible
Windows 8.1 compatibility for Tomb Raider: Anniversary version 1

Check out the Steam Discussions for tweaks for TR Anniversary:
Tomb Raider: Anniversary General Discussions :: Steam Community

Tomb Raider Underworld.....Compatible
Windows 8.1 compatibility for Tomb Raider: Underworld version 1

same as the above you can check out the Steam Discussions for tweaks on TR Underworld:
Tomb Raider: Underworld General Discussions :: Steam Community


The other website I use is Can I run it?
Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements

I hope that helps but try using these two websites (Windows Compatibility Center & Can I Run it?) and Steam Discussions

PS. I also own all the Tomb Raider games via Steam but I have not tried to play them myself yet because I so loved Tomb Raider 2013. I will try them some day. I also have Youtube channel and Twitch Channel with the same username but it is mostly causal.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony VAIO VPCF136FM
    CPU
    Intel i7 Q 740 Quad @ 1.73 GHz (Boast to 2.83 GHz)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
    Sound Card
    Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby® Home Theater® v3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Screen Size: 16.4"
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014; Type: Serial ATA-600; Speed: 5400 rpm
    Keyboard
    QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch; Backlit; 10 Key Numeric Pad
    Mouse
    Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger); Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse
    Internet Speed
    105 Mbs Down/ 10 Mbs Up
    Browser
    Edge; Firefox; Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    Sony Support Page:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCF136FM
    Specs Doc:
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/VPCF136FMB_mksp.pdf

ratchetgame98

New Member
Awkwardly one of the three games is not compatible even though all 3 are available as a Trilogy on PS3/XBox 360.
I use CYRI myself for some games, and I find that usually it's my OS that isn't Compatible with the games as it's a new OS compared to the game.
I'll check the above websites and come to a conclusion before I solve this
Thanks for the reply

[[EDIT]]--I might as well E-Mail Crystal Dynamics (Developers of TR: Legend) to make a definite check that the game works on Win8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Medion
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3120M CPU 2.50GHz x64 CPU Architecture
    Memory
    8 GB (7.88 GB Usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB - 1TB
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    HID-Compliant mouse
    Internet Speed
    2Mbps (Mega bits per second)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

OldGuyGeek

New Member
Power User
I have these on Steam and all run fine:

Tomb Raider (2013)
Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light
Tomb Raider Underworld

I also have Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation loaded from Original CDs.

You can see some of these running at: Windows 8 Game Compatibiity - 100 Tests - YouTube

The Tomb Raider series start at 15:17
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I-7 860
    Motherboard
    Asus P7B
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 580
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer (Primary), Asus (secondary), Sony TV (third)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 128GB SSD Windows 8 Boot Drive
    WD Black 1 TB (2 ea)
    WD Red 3 TB
    WD Black 500GB
    Keyboard
    MS 1000
    Mouse
    MS Flip
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FIOS 35/35
    Browser
    IE 11, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 Defender (MS Security Essentials)
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