Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

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Quick FPS Boost for Low End PCs
By Craigosaurusflex
This guide is for those of you with brave little toasters that might not meet the required graphics card specs.

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Boost FPS by forcing Dx9
  1. Ensure that you have ran Tomb Raider and configured the in-game video options to your liking at least once
  2. Open the start menu and type regedit in the search funtion or the run function
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  3. Open the Computer directory and find HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Crystal Dynamics>Tomb Raider>Graphics
  4. On the right find Render API, double click it
  5. Ensure the value is Hexacimal and replace the value with 9
FAQs
  • Q: What does this guide do?
    This guide forces the game to run DirectX9 instead of DirectX11 as a method of making the game less tasking on computers with lower end GPUs, the older the version DX the easier it is to run the game.
  • Q: What is regedit?
    The Windows Registry Editor (regedit) is a graphical tool in the Windows operating system (OS) that allows authorized users to view the Windows registry and make changes.
  • Q: What is the registry?
    The registry is a single place for keeping such information as what hardware is attached, what system options have been selected, how computer memory is set up, and what application programs are to be present when the operating system is started
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10 Comments
Adexuz Aug 7 @ 5:22pm 
Thank you so much :D using "-dxlevel 80" I went from 25 fps to 38
Agent Deathbat Aug 1 @ 9:01pm 
One thing I've noticed about this game that I don't notice in Rise of the Tomb Raider is that if you drop below 60 AT ALL it looks extremely choppy (and there were a LOT of FPS drops, so much so that at the start of the game I ran it at the Ultimate preset and by the end I was running most things at Normal to keep my FPS from dipping, which really shows how ridiculous it all was because at those settings I was averaging like 120 FPS most of the time with dips to the 70s). Literally, 50 FPS felt like 15, but anything above 60 felt perfect. But in Rise, 45fps feels like 45fps, and I can tolerate 45 in almost every other game save for multiplayer FPS games.
∫ Abdulra7man Jul 26 @ 4:16pm 
Thanks!
Craigosaurusflex  [author] Mar 6 @ 11:34pm 
Source games are notorious for running better on older versions of DirectX, you'll end up forcing it from the launch options instead of the registry. For intance you'd right click the source game, click properties and click "Launch Options". Then you'd type -dxlevel 80 or -dxlevel 90 for DirectX 8 or 9.
JustPlay4You Mar 6 @ 9:51pm 
can you do this with other games like csgo?
Craigosaurusflex  [author] Mar 1 @ 3:50pm 
The point of using an older version of DirectX is to relieve the stress of newer features being utilized by newer versions of DirectX
RyD Feb 28 @ 4:26am 
Can DirectX12 Do this tips?
Craigosaurusflex  [author] Dec 5, 2016 @ 11:03am 
Regedit lets you edit the contents of your registry, game configuration files are commonly stored in it if not their original folder.

If you're having trouble typing "run" and hit enter. Then in cmdbox type "regedit" and enter.
Hidaro (Trading) Dec 5, 2016 @ 7:21am 
What is regedit ? Can't find it :/
Andrew Dec 4, 2016 @ 2:02pm 
ez ty