Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The English Version as of 2018-09-26

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: https://tombraider.square-enix...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.21

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Test Results

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What works

Playing the game through smoothly

Graphics are fully functional but some glitches were observed

Works with Radeon Open Source Drivers (RADV) on "High" to "Highest" graphics ("High" is recommended, the defaults the game is giving me).

Setting everything to max is possible without introducing more graphics glitches, but then there is a higher likelyhood of graphics stalling (FPS also goes down a bit, obviously)

The stability of the game is good

What does not

I don't know how it is on Windows, I just bought the game and hoped it would work, but here are the glitches observed:

- In one cut-scene and in the following gameplay minutes one characters chest is not rendered, but that recovered without restarting the game

- The game crashed once in a cut-scene

- In some cases the sound started to be choppy after playing for a long time. Restarting helps.

- Bushes sometimes flicker

- In cut-scenes and in scenes where a lot of things change it seems the rendering hangs sometimes (it's less likely with lower graphics settings)

- D3D12 cannot be enabled


I compiled and installed DXVK in order to map D3D11 to Vulkan

What was not tested

Side quests and challenge tombs

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I like that the game works so early and so nicely right after launch with Open Source graphics drivers. For me it's wine at its best :-)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 14.2 multilibDec 08 20183.21Yes Yes YesGarbageZootal 
CurrentDebian 10.x "Buster"Sep 26 20183.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDimitri Nüscheler 

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It plays pretty well until Denuvo shuts it down for 24 hours.
by Alan Richter on Sunday July 28th 2019, 17:51
I tried the trial and eventually bought the game, however there is stuttering and eventually the frame rate drops to ~4-10 FPS at which point I have to restart the game.

The biggest issue I have with the game is the Denuvo DRM has shut me down for 24 hours twice, once with the trial and the second time with the purchased game. I've been waiting a long time for Ferel to get their port out but running Wine 4.12 Staging + DXVK 1.3.1 is adequate to play.

I really enjoy the Tomb Raider games but I cannot abide this sort of DRM, the trial broke when I switched from my RX 570 to my 2400g GPU, the second just happened on its own.
I don't think it should be rated gold yet
by Kai Krakow on Saturday October 6th 2018, 10:14
While it works for me, too, with a custom proton build, the game has some issues:

* It obviously renders correctly only with DXVK
* It pops up an error message at the start complaining about finding no graphics adapter (probably related to querying DX12 features)
* Performance could be increased a lot (with my own proton build I got it from 15 fps to 30 fps in the in-game benchmark)
* It crashes or freezes once in a while (no longer with my own proton build)
* It shows intermittent freezes probably related to the graphics rendering somehow (could to be an issue with the NVIDIA drivers)

Rating it gold would only lower the developers visibility that this game still needs some wine coding love. It should be rated bronze at most. If it worked without hacks (and that includes DXVK in this context), it could be rated gold but I'd still preferred silver then.

Without DXVK, the rating would be "garbage": It renders a messy soup of black-tinted polygons only.

See also:

Here's my own wine proton build (not to be used as stand-alone wine prefix but as proton drop-in replacement, it has patches specific to the Steam client):