Problem Solving FAQ - The Last Revelation
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Essential Software
Installing the game
Common problems

TLR Patch V1.2 (Download)

Download and UNZIP and replace your existing tomb4.exe with this version. Don't forget to back up first. The fix prevents game crashes in full screen mode at high resolutions and improves the saved game loading speed.


Rad Video Tools (Download)

Core Design used RAD Tools' Bink Video true-color video codec to produce the Full Motion Videos in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. The RAD Video Tools are compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 and XP. If you are experiencing problems with the in game FMV videos use Rad Tools to play them externally.

The installation program will run OK Windows XP/2000 and should install normally. Once the installation is complete exit the autorun menu by pressing Cancel. You cannot use the Autorun menu to Play the game.
Click on the Start button and navigate to the TLR Play option. Right mouse click and select Properties from the context menu.
On the Compatibility tab tick the Run in compatibility mode and select Windows 98 Compatibility Layer from the list.
Repeat the above method for the Setup option.
Windows 2000 users will not have the Compatibility Layer available by default.

Follow the instruction below

Click Start, then Run. Type in:
cmd.exe and then click OK. The Command prompt will open.
CD %systemroot%\apppatch then press Enter
regsvr32 slayerui.dll then press Enter


Alternatively run this command file

Click on the link below to register and enable the Compatibility Layer in Window 2000


Press Open when prompted

The message "DllRegisterServer in slayerui.dll succeeded" will be displayed. Click OK. Compatibility Layer is now available.
The game crashes when using high screen resolutions.
Download and install the TR4 patch which fixes the game crashing when using high resolutions.
It takes a long time to load a saved game.
Download and install the TR4 patch. This will dramatically improve the loading time.
Desert Railroad Loading Error.
If you experience some problems loading levels, especially the Desert Railroad level upon completion of Guardian of Semerkhet (Level 12), download the game save for Level 13.
File "binkw32.dll" Not Found.
If you get the above message reporting a missing file, download this patch from Eidos Interactive which resolves the problem. The zip file contains binkw32.dll which should be copied to your \windows\system32 folder if you have Win2000/XP or \windows\system folder if you have Win98/ME.
I am stuck in the Jeep, and can't get out.
To exit the Jeep: Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped on flat ground. Then hold down the Jump button and press the Left or Right arrow key to exit the Jeep. Sometimes the Right arrow doesn't work. If this happens reposition the vehicle if needed and use the Left arrow key
The screen seems to flicker after I exit the game.
The monitor refresh frequency may have been set back to 60Hz. Go to the Display Properties and reset the refresh rate back to normal. Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Monitor Tab
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