Tomb Raider 4 Patch

Troye created a fantastic patch for Tomb Raider 4 that not only fixes generic wide-screen issues but adds a number of quality of life updates; and the best thing is you can toggle most of those improvements on/off thus decide for yourself how close to Vanilla you want to be! 


Steam/GoG version:

  1. Get the latest release 
  2. unzip the archive and copy over the contents to you TR4 folder, overwrite when prompted.
  3. Enjoy!

CD version:

  1. Open your TR4 CD in file explorer to view its contents.
  2. Copy over the listed files into the folder you have TR4 installed:
  • Entire audio folder
  • Entire data folder
  • Entire fmv folder
  • <language.dat> (whichever language your game version is in, typically English.dat or US/UK.dat
  1. Get the latest release package that says “exe + dll”
  2. unzip the archive and copy over the contents to you TR4 folder, overwrite when prompted.
  3. Enjoy!

New options menu:

accessible through the title options menu/pause options menu

1. FootPrints:

  • Toggles footprints on and off.

2. Shadow Mode:

Determines shadow shape

  • Original: Original octagon shape.
  • Circle: A flat semi-transparent circle.
  • PSX: A faded circle similar to the shadow present in the PSX version.

3. Crawl Tilting:

  • Toggles Lara tilting while crawling on sloped surfaces. video

4. Flexible crawling:

  • Toggles more responsive crawling with less freezes in Lara’s moveset.

5. Fix climb up delay:

  • Fixes the 1 second delay for Lara’s ledge climb up.

6. Gameover menu:

  • Toggles a PSX-like gameover menu after Lara dies.

7. Bar Mode:

Determines the mode of the bars.

  • original: original TR4 bars.
  • TR5: TR5 bar colors.
  • PSX: PSX bar colors.

8. Bar Positions:

Changes the positions of the bars on the screen.

  • original: original PC TR4 positions. 

  • improved: same as original but flips the positions of the air and dash bar. 

  • PSX: PSX bar positions. 

9. Enemy bars:

  • Toggles the enemy health bar on and off.

10. Cutscene skipper:

  • Toggles the cutscene skipper. (Keep in mind, normal flybies are not cutscenes!) Skip cutscenes using the ESC button.

11. Cheats:

Toggles ingame cheats on and off.

  • DOZY: Flycheat. During DOZY, pressing Action emits a strong white light, and pressing Roll turns Lara around faster than directional buttons.
  • HEAL: Inventory cheat. Face north and select the savegame item. Fills Lara’s healthbar.

The rest lists the original cheats

  • HELP: Inventory cheat. Face north and select the loadgame item. Skips the level.
  • BITS: Inventory cheat. Face north and select the large-med item. gives all items/keys present in the level.
  • GUNS: Inventory cheat. Face north and select the small-med item. gives all weapons and unlimited ammo.

12. Loading text:

Toggled the loading text in loading screens.

13. mono screen style:

Determines the style of the inventory/pause menu background.

  • original: original black and white.
  • TR5: The TR5 yellow-ish style.
  • Clear: Clear game screen as is, no color modification.

14. loadbar style:

Determines the style of the loading bar in the loading screens.

  • TR4: original big bar, like TR4.
  • TR5: small TR5 bar.

15. look transparency:

Toggles Lara going transparent when looking around.

16. ammo counter:

Toggles a weapon ammo counter on and off.

17. ammotype hotkeys:

Toggles the hotkeys that change the ammotypes. While having a weapon with multiple ammotypes equipped (eg. shotgun), tap its hotkey and the ammotype will change, and a text notification with the new ammotype will pop up on the screen.

18. combat cam tilt:

Toggles the camera slightly tilting up when taking out weapons.

19. Inv healthbar:

Toggles the healthbar appearing in the inventory when looking over the medipacks.

20. static lighting:

Toggles static lighting.



Interested in Tomb Raider 4?

Visit  our page with developer notes, early screenshots, models and more exclusive content.

More information about this project is available on Github.