Beta version also available for people who like the current patch.
By Tim Colwill on March 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm
I don’t know about you, but Tomb Raider on PC is actually rather pretty, isn’t it? While I’ve had the odd graphical weirdness on my GTX670 and one or two crashes, it’s mostly been smooth and very pretty sailing. For some people however, especially on SLI cards, things haven’t been quite so smooth.
The latest patch, which you should restart Steam to get if you haven’t got it already, should hopefully address a few of these crash issues as well as improve the efficiency of TRESSFX rendering (which I personally turned off as it looks like Lara’s hair is possessed by the devil).
Check out the notes below:
- Addressed some stability and startup issues on machines that have both Intel and NVIDIA graphics hardware.
- Fix for players being unable to progress related to the boat in the beach area.
- Some fixes for crashes on startup and when selecting Options.
- Some small improvements to TressFX hair rendering.
- Fixes for various graphics glitches, including certain effects not being visible in fullscreen mode.
- Fixed a problem that caused some users to not be able to use exclusive fullscreen.
- Added support for separate mouse/gamepad inversion for aiming, as well as support for x-axis inversion.
- Fixes related to the benchmark scene and benchmark mode.
- Various other small fixes.
“While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone,” reads the patch notes. “If you do have trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on the old version we made a Beta available on Steam, Build716.5, that can be used to switch back to the previous version. Please note however that you can only play multiplayer with people that share your version.”