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Tomb Raider was originally designed to run on MS-DOS and Windows 95/98/ME. To install Tomb Raider on Windows XP x64/Vista x32/64/Vienna x32/64 follow the guidelines below.

» Essential Software
» Optional Software
» Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7 32 bit setup utility guide
» Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7/8 32/64 bit setup v1.7.1 guide
» Common Problems [ General ]
» Acknowledgements

Essential Software

» TR1 & UB Vista/Vienna x32 setup (Download - Freeware)
Run according to the instructions following.

» TR1 & UB Vista/7/8 x32/64 setup v 1.7.1 (Download - Freeware)
Unzip, use according to the instructions following and Readme file included.

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Optional Software

» If you have troubles understanding the setup process/installing TR1 & UB Advanced solution x32 bit, download and run the following video tutorial (Download - EXE encapsulated video)

» If you have troubles understanding the setup process/installing TR1 & UB Advanced solution x64 bit, download and run the following video tutorial (Download - EXE encapsulated video)

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Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7 32 bit setup utility

» Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7 32 bit setup utility

» Introduction

TR1/UB for Vista/7 32bit Setup is a simple way to Play Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider Unfinished Business on Windows Vista and Windows 7, 32bit versions only (64bit not supported)

» Features

This package installs both TR1 and TRUB files and complete setups, ready to use on Windows Vista/7.

It takes advantage of 3 different emulation programs:
  • DgVoodoo, a glide wrapper (as opposed to different wrapper solutions used by other programs such as Glidos and Dosbox)
  • VDMSound, a soundcard emulator
  • Ssdh, a mscdexnt replacement for cdaudio music play and a revamping of the earlier sapucdex tool

Reference threads @tombraiderforums.com:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=152468 and http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=142850

» Before using this utility

VDMSound is not included so if you miss it you have to get it and install it first, before running this utility.
A warning and links to its download are shown at the beginning of setup anyway.
If you didn't install VDMSound yet, you can get VDMSound here or here install it, reboot when required then get back to launching this setup again.

dgVoodoo 1.40+ and ssdh are included.

The TR1 cdrom must also be in the drive, which must be the first (lowest letter) drive if you have more than one.

» System Requirements

Windows Vista or 7 (32 bit versions)

VDMSound installed

At least 16.7 MB of free space on hard disk

» Installation guide

You only have to run it, it has been designed as a self-extracting installer executable to make the procedure as user-friendly as can be.
In the course of installation, a box will pop up with instructions on screen to help complete the setup of the dgVoodoo tool:

Running dgVoodoo setup:
1. click on DOS tab
make it search for glide2x.dll in \windows\system32 folder
2. click on VESA tab
enable "Use built-in VESA support"
3. click on Global tab
set Screen bit depth = 32 bit
4. click on Glide tab
enable "Fix TR1's shadow problem"
close dgVoodoo setup.

» Legal notice

TR1 & UB Vista/7 x32 installer 2009-2010 by gidierre. This program is released with NO WARRANTY and freely usable .
Any trademarks mentioned here are the property of their owners. To the author's knowledge no trademark or patent infringement exists in this document. Any such infringement is purely unintentional.

Tomb Raider is property of
© 1996 Core Design Limited/Eidos Interactive. All rights reserved.

VDMSound is the free SoundBlaster emulation software for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista by Vlad Romascanu

dgVoodoo is the free Glide wrapper by DeGe

ssdh is the revamped by gidierre sapucdex (mscdexnt replacement) by Sauro Puccini to keep cdaudio play capability under Windows Vista and above
(http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=142850)

Inno Setup is a freeware installer for Windows programs.

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Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7/8 32/64 bit setup using Dosbox - version 1.7.1

» Tomb Raider 1 and Unfinished Business for Windows Vista/7/8 32/64 bit setup using Dosbox - version 1.7.1 - August 26, 2014

» Introduction

TR1/UB for Vista/7/8 32/64 bit Setup v1.7.1 is a simple way to Play Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider Unfinished Business on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit versions
It contains a full image of the TR1 cdrom.
Its aim is to provide a completely unattended install procedure to get to total automation of game setup and launch, letting users only concentrate on game play.

» Features

This package installs both TR1 and TRUB files and complete setups, and also Dosbox 0.73 with Glide patch and Directx9 update, already set and configured to play on Windows Vista/7/8 straight out of the box.

It includes a complete working cdrom image of the original TR1 cdrom too.
Owners of a Sold Out copy of TR1 this way shall be able to hear the music from the pc cdrom soundtracks again, which Sold Out version is missing.

Due to legal considerations, the presence of the original TR1 cdrom is still required to play, through a double cdrom check, but no accesses get done to the drive, as all files are loaded from cd image copied on hard disk. This way, speed and cdrom longevity are enhanced as the game engine doesn't need to read cd contents anymore.

Self-detects correct cdrom drive letter.

Latest improvements:

  • Inclusion of optional setup of JoyToKey v5.6, a keyboard emulator for joysticks [v. 1.7.1]
  • Fix for compatibility with all the latest editions and repackaging redistributions of the Tomb Raider 1 cdrom available on the market, such as Superbundle, Gog and Steam packages: all these would go otherwise unrecognized thus causing prior installer versions to crash [v. 1.7]
  • Inclusion of optional nGlide wrapper v1.03 setup [v. 1.7]
  • Inclusion of complete set of PlayStation audio tracks and customized tomb.exe by KMO [v. 1.6]
  • Cdaudio playing routine revamping, via recompilation of dosbox.exe. Bugfix for possible depth buffer artifacts affecting some Intel graphics cards via updated glide2x.dll build by gulikoza [v. 1.5]
  • Maintenance release, customized setup bitmaps [v. 1.4.2] & Maintenance release, customized setup bitmaps, no disc image [v. 1.4.2.1]
  • Maintenance release [v. 1.4.1]
  • Full support for 64bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 [v. 1.4]
  • Optimization of the glide file set arrangement [v. 1.4]
  • Dosbox and glide patch version update to 0.73 [v. 1.4]
  • Self-dectection of processor architecture (32 vs. 64 bit) [v. 1.3]
  • Fix: possible freeze issues with some TR1 cdrom layouts (32 and 64 bit) [v. 1.2]
  • Fix: performance hits and lockups at onset of gameplay: new game vs. load game stage (32 and 64 bit) [v. 1.2]

Reference thread at tombraiderforums.com: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=145350.

» System Requirements

Windows Vista, 7 or 8.

At least 636.9 MB of free disk space.

» Installation Guide

You only have to run the program. It has been designed as a self-extracting installer tool to make all the procedure as user-friendly as can be.
Once the game is installed, you will find shortcuts on your Start menu to play.

Useful Hints:

All new saves you're going to make will be found in c:\tombraider, not in c:\tombraid, and conversely if you want to load your old savegames, all you need do is copy your saves first in Windows explorer to c:\tombraider, in order to be able to load them.
CTRL-F5 takes a screenshot, which will be saved in PNG format in the "capture" folder inside the game installation folder.
Tomb Raider does not use the mouse, but if you accidentally click on the window and the cursor is "captured" by the program, you can release it pressing CTRL-F10.

For more information please read the readme.txt file in the c:\tombraider folder.

» Legal notice

TR1 & UB Vista/7/8 x32/64 installer 2009-2014 by gidierre

Please note that this installer is supplied without warranty of any kind and you use it at your own risk.
Any trademarks mentioned here are the property of their owners. To the author's knowledge no trademark or patent infringement exists in this document. Any such infringement is purely unintentional.

Tomb Raider is property of
© 1996 Core Design Limited/Eidos Interactive. All rights reserved.

Core Design's original Tomb Raider game, plus the Unfinished Business addon levels, are repackaged to run under Windows Vista/7 32/64 bit.

This installer incorporates:

  • Tomb Raider (3DFX version)
  • Tomb Raider Unfinished Business (3DFX version)
  • Microsoft Direct3D 9 redistributable.

Inno Setup is a freeware installer for Windows programs.

DOSBox v. 0.73, a DOS emulator, is available from http://www.dosbox.com/ under the GNU GPL license.
The Glide patch by gulikoza is available from http://www.si-gamer.net/gulikoza/

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General Problems

» Long loading time (savegame or initial level loading)

Find OpenGLid.ini file in C:\Tombraider folder, open it with any text editor (Notepad) and change the following parameters: TextureMemorySize=32 (16 by default) and FrameBufferMemorySize=16 (8 by default). Save the file.

» FMV issues on x64 version (TR1 FMV's are corrupt or just won't show up at all)

For TR1 & UB x64 v1.5 Installer: Run the Tomb Raider 1 1.5 Patch.exe file included in TR1 & UB Advanced solution v1.5 Installer. This patch tweaks video driver settings.
If you need to revert to default settings, simply reinstall TR1 & UB Adv. solution Installer v1.5 by default.

For TR1 & UB x64 Limited v1.6 Installer: Run the Tomb Raider 1 64bit Patch.exe file included in TR1 & UB Advanced solution x64 Installer. This patch tweaks video driver settings.
If you need to revert to default settings, simply reinstall TR1 & UB Adv. solution Installer v1.4.2.1 by default.

» Depth buffer issues on x64 version (Reported on Intel GMA video chips) - Objects which should be hidden (e.g. behind a wall) are visible.

To fix this issue open the Intel driver OpenGL settings window:


and set the Depth Buffer Bit Depth value to 24 Bit.

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Acknowledgements
  • Glidos - Paul Gardiner © 2002-2003
  • Advanced TR Installer - Slobodan Ratkovic © 2003
  • dgVoodoo Glide Wrapper - DÉGÉ © 2004
  • EscondeR (Technical support moderator @tombraiderforums.com) for testing, good advice and constant support.
  • TRF Members: Bokkie, ELEN, tlr online, freeze1018, TRfan23, snoopyeab and Pippymint.

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