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Driber
22nd Feb 2013, 08:45
Hello everyone!

Welcome to our brand new tech sub forum. Feel free to use this section for any technical discussions (connection issues, PC hardware & software problems, etc) and for reporting game bugs.

housekeeping* * * Housekeeping * * *
Because this forum section will be primarily used to communicate technical topics with the devs and support representatives, we would like to ask everyone to keep things constructive and on topic as much as possible. For general discussions about TOMB RAIDER (gameplay questions, pre-order questions, etc), please use our main TR forum section: http://forums.eidosgames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=290. Posts that are off topic, cluttering, or violating our TOU may be removed, to make it easier for CD/SE *and* the customers to help and receive help.

Also, please note that while tech support representatives and game devs are present here and closely watching this section, the official technical support pages for submitting support tickets are:

Europe: http://support.eu.square-enix.com
America: http://support.na.square-enix.com
Japan: http://support.jp.square-enix.com

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System Requirements

Minimum system requirements for PC

Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended system requirements for PC


Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 5870 nVidia GTX 480
Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 955, Intel Core i5-750
4GB Memory

PC Enhancements

General Features


Full integration with Steamworks to offer cloud storage for saves, multiplayer matchmaking, achievements, as well as automatic updates and new content.
Support for Steam Big Picture Mode.
Configurable mouse and keyboard support.
Gamepad support.

High-end Graphics


Very high resolution textures with up to 16x the amount of data
Detail Tessellation to enhance the detail on many surfaces in the game
Higher quality shadows
High quality bokeh depth of field with near-blur
Tessellation algorithms used to smooth out geometry
Improved cloth, SSAO, quality wetness effects, and post-filter effects.
LOD quality is adjustable for better quality on higher-end machines.

Low-End Graphics


Crystal cares about TR fans being able to run on older systems, unlike many other games they still support Windows XP.
A lot of scalability options to suit a range of machines.

Chances are if you’re a PC buff, you’ve still got a handful of questions. In anticipation of some of the more common queries, we’ve tracked down the Director of Nixxes, Jurjen Katsman. Take a read through our Q&A below.
Q: Does Tomb Raider support Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8?
“We felt it was important for all the Tomb Raider fans to be able to play the game, so we tried to keep our OS support as wide as possible. So unlike some other recent games we do still run on Windows XP as well as on Windows Vista, Windows 7, as well as Windows 8. We are not Windows 8 Certified, which is a Microsoft label they use on their store. However, we do test extensively on Windows 8 and are making sure Windows 8 users get a great game experience.”

Q: Is Tomb Raider a Steamworks title?
“Yes, Tomb Raider uses Steamworks for achievements, Steam Cloud save games, multiplayer match making, as well as leaderboards.”

Q: Will Tomb Raider support Steam offline mode?
“Yes, the game will definitely run in offline mode. However, you will obviously not be able to participate in multiplayer games in this mode.”

Q: If I purchase a boxed copy of Tomb Raider, does that mean I’ll still be able to play it using Steam?
“Every copy of Tomb Raider will integrate with Steam and use the Steamworks features; it does not matter where you bought it.”

Q: Will the game require the disc to be in the computer or is it able to directly download from Steam?
“Yes, when you buy the game in a store you will get a CD-Key for Steam. Just entering this code on your Steam account will allow you to download the game, so you do not necessarily need the disk. The disk is just there so you do not have to download all that data.”

Q: Will there be any DRM?
“We do not believe in strong anti-consumer DRM methods, so apart from the game using Steamworks and it having to be authenticated with your Steam account there is no additional DRM.”

Q: Does the game support 120 hertz?
“On hardware that supports this it certainly will. We do not restrict what refresh rate or frame-rate the game will run at, it will run at whatever frame-rate and refresh rate your hardware will be capable of performance wise.”

Q: What are your plans for widescreen in Tomb Raider?
“We support AMD Eyefinity as well as NVIDIA Surround to allow you to connect multiple screens and create very wide displays.”
If you’ve got additional questions, we’re planning a Q&A session (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=133239) on the Official Tomb Raider Forums on Monday, February 25 at 10:00 AM PST. We’re also aiming to have some stunning new PC screens next week!

Register on the forums and arm yourself with questions!

Driber
23rd Feb 2013, 08:29
Thanks for the feedback, folks.

OP updated and comments moved to the official PC system specs discussion thread (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=125926) :)

Driber
17th Mar 2013, 23:58
*bump*

Make sure you read and understand our house rules as written in the OP before posting in this tech section, folks. Thanks.