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UABBlazers May 26, 2013 @ 12:50am
Can't even get to the title screen...
Though I figure my graphics card (GeForce 201M) cannot handle the game on higher settings, I cannot even get it to get to the title screen. I can sometimes hear the menu sounds and even what I imagine is the beginning of the game. However, it freezes on the screen with the developer logos. Any ideas on what I might be able to do here? I have seen videos of others playing the game with similar systems on low-medium settings.
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Inertia May 26, 2013 @ 9:35am 
You should try to look for updated drivers for your graphics card, and set the game on lowest settings and DX9 mode

Originally posted by DX9 mode:
Launch the Registry Editor (open the Start Screen/Start Menu, type regedit, hit Enter).
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider\Graphics
Modify RenderAPI value to 9.
Note: Revert to 0 for DX11, anything else will result in DX11 renderer with some DX11 features disabled.

Also make sure to disable things like Exclusive Fullscreen and everything really. If this helps get the game running then you can try raising a few settings. But it might just be that you need a better graphics card to run the game unfortunately.
GoBucks76 May 26, 2013 @ 9:36am 
As always, it would probably help if you posted your system configuration (cpu, video card, amont of ram, operating system, etc...) in the topic so people have some idea what you're trying to run the game on...
UABBlazers May 26, 2013 @ 11:56am 
System Specs
CPU: U7300 (Intel) (1.3 GHz Duo)
Video Card: GeForce 210M (NVIDIA)
RAM: 4GB
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)

I set everything to low and removed all optional settings. It did not seem to help much. I'll try driver issues and DirectX settings later.
GoBucks76 May 26, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
You might try going to www.systemrequirementslab.com and run their "Can You Run It" app - it appears you're using a low-power cpu and a lower power graphics card that probably can't handle the requirements of Tomb Raider (the minimum requirements are listed on this page on their site...)

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/CYRI/Requirements/tomb-raider/11576?p=r

Your video card isn't listed at the site below as being capable of running Tomb Raider, but they do note that "The performance of the entry level G 210M is on a level with the older GeForce 9500M G. Therefore, older or less demanding games should run fluently with medium to high details. Demanding DirectX 10 games, like Crysis, are playable only in low detail settings and low resolutions. Some games like GTA4 or NFS Shift wont even run in the lowest settings fluently. See below for a list of games we tested with the G 210M and the framerate we achieved."

Checik out:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-G-210M.17638.0.html

Other people have suggested that you can set the game to run with DirectX 9 settings instead of DirectX 11 - that might be helpful to you. Search the discussions for a link to doing that...

Good luck...
Last edited by GoBucks76; May 26, 2013 @ 5:09pm
UABBlazers May 26, 2013 @ 11:19pm 
I have actually used that site before. While it does give an idea about what a game will need, I have found it to be mistaken on several occasions. For example, it states that I cannot play Skyrim. However, I used to play the game regularly on this computer on medium settings with no issues at all. An update, or perhaps another issue, caused texture problems more recently. However, I was able to get characters to level 30+ beforehand. It also lists Tomb Raider as playable. Yet Skyrim and Sacred 2, both games which I have played, as not playable. The other site, which I have also used, lists Civ 5 as unplayable when I know my girlfriend has played it on her computer which is much weaker and has an integrated GPU.

Anyway, thanks for the links and feedback. I'll have to play around later and see if I can get it to work. Updating drivers might be a good idea too as I cannot remember if I have updated them since I got the computer.
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