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.

If you already have a desktop shortcut to the game, you can skip steps 1-4.

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

  2. In the Properties window, click the Local Files tab.

  3. Click Browse Local Files... This should open the folder where the game is installed.

  4. Right-click the tomb4.exe icon and choose "Send to" then "Desktop (create shortcut)."

  5. Now go to your desktop shortcut for the game, right-click it, and choose Properties.

  6. In the box for Target, you should see a file path already typed in. It should be something like this:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tomb Raider (IV) The Last Revelation\tomb4.exe"

    If it's slightly different than what I have, don't change it. Just position your cursor at the end of the line and insert " -setup" (with a space before the hyphen but no quotes). So the line should now read something like this:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tomb Raider (IV) The Last Revelation\tomb4.exe" -setup

    Click OK to close the window.

  7. Now double-click the desktop shortcut 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 then "remember" your settings for next time. You should also remove the " -setup" from the Target line or create a different shortcut without the setup addition 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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