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A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. At the centre of this conflict are five 14th century paintings - the Obscura Paintings, which the Alchemist is desperate to repossess.

Accused of the murder of her one time mentor Von Croy, Lara becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she is drawn into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance spanning across hundreds of years. It is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
README file 20/06/2003 Version 1.0

Part 1: Things You Should Know

Please read through the DirectX section of this document. This section has
information that is vital to successfully running Tomb Raider: The Angel of
Darkness on your system.

1.1 DirectX

This game is optimised for Microsoft's DirectX 9.0. In order for you to play
the game, you must have DirectX 9.0-compliant drivers for your video card and
sound card. Please note that although DirectX 9.0 is installed with the game,
your video and sound card drivers will not be upgraded to DirectX 9.0 drivers.

You will need to obtain the latest DirectX 9.0 drivers from your card
manufacturer or PC supplier. These drivers cannot be supplied by Eidos.

1.2 Memory and Performance

While the game will run fine in 128 Mb of RAM, your playing experience will be
smoother if you have at least 256 Mb.

Regardless of how much memory you have, you can maximize your available memory
and increase the overall performance of the game engine by doing the
following:

* Closing any open windows
* Shutting down all other programs, including menu-bar programs like ICQ
* Defragmenting your hard drive

Eidos recommends that you have no other programs running at all while playing
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. Other programs, including virus checkers,
system utilities and screen savers can cause system degradation when playing
games software and may conflict with the game for system resources, potentially
resulting in instability and crashes.

1.3 Known Issues

* None at present.

Core Design Ltd and Eidos Interactive are committed to providing customer
support for our games on a continuing basis. In that spirit, there may be a
patch for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness forthcoming; visit the Eidos
website for more information.

http://www.eidos.com/

Part 2: Technical Issues

2.1 Installation & Set-up

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements are as follows:

COMPUTER:
IBM PC or 100% compatible
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP (Windows 95 and NT4 not
supported)
CPU:
Intel compatible 500MHz with T&L graphics card (1.5 GHz otherwise)
RAM:
128 Mb
GRAPHICS:
100% DirectX 9.0-compatible 16Mb 3D Accelerated Card
SOUND:
Windows DirectX 9.0-compatible sound card (100% DirectX
9.0-compatible)
CD-ROM:
Quad-speed (4x) CD-ROM drive
HARD DRIVE:
300 Mb free disk space
INPUT DEVICES:
100% Windows 98-compatible mouse and keyboard

The recommended system requirements are as follows:

CPU:
Intel compatible 1.5GHz with T&L graphics card
RAM:
256 Mb
GRAPHICS:
64 Mb 3D Card -100% DirectX 9.0-compatible
SOUND:
Windows 98-compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0-compatible)
CD-ROM:
Eight-speed (8x) CD-ROM drive or faster
HARD DRIVE:
300 Mb free disk space

Preparing Your Hard Drive

To ensure that your installation is trouble free, you should check to see that
your hard drive and file system are both tuned for optimum performance. Windows
comes with two utility programs that find and fix any errors and optimise your
hard drive performance. The first of these programs is called scandisk.
Scandisk will check your hard drive for problems and can fix any that it finds.
You can run scandisk by clicking on the Start button from the Windows Taskbar,
followed by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally
scandisk.

Once scandisk has finished running, you should next optimise your hard drive's
performance by running a program called Disk Defragmenter.. You can run Disk
Defragmenter by clicking on the Start button from the Windows desktop, followed
by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally Disk
Defragmenter.

Installing Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Installing Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness is easy. Simply insert the CD
into your CD-ROM drive. After a few seconds, the Launch Panel will appear.

This program will guide you through the remaining process via onscreen prompts.
If at any time you are instructed to restart your computer, do so.

In the event the Launch Panel does not appear when you insert the CD:

Double-click on the My Computer icon, then double-click on the CD-ROM icon, and
lastly double-click on the Setup.exe file to bring up the Launch Panel OR:

* Click on the Start button.
* Choose Run from the pop-up menu.
* Type d:setup in the box provided (where d: designates your CD-ROM drive
letter).
* Click on the OK button to begin the install program.

You will be prompted to select the path and directory to which you wish to
install the game on your hard drive. The default is

C:Program FilesEidos InteractiveTRAOD

You may change this if you wish to.

After the files have been copied you will be given the option to install
Microsoft DirectX 9.0. Please read the on-screen information before selecting
an option. You may either choose to install or not install at this time. If the
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness installer detects an active version of
DirectX 9.0 on your system, we encourage you to not reinstall DirectX. If the
installer does not detect DirectX 9.0, you must install it before you are able
to play Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (please refer to the next section of
this guide before proceeding).

Starting/Loading The Game

Once the install has finished and you have opted to run the game, the Launch
Panel will appear on the screen.

You may:

* Click on the Run Game button to play the game.
* Click on the Settings button to use the advanced options dialog.
* Click on the Readme button to view the readme file.
* Click on the Web Links to visit the Core or Eidos web sites.
* Click on the Exit button to exit the Launch Panel.

If you are going to play the game at a later time insert the CD into the CD-ROM
drive. After a few seconds, the Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Launch panel
should appear on the screen via the AutoPlay feature. Now click on the Run Game
button to start the game.

In the event the AutoPlay feature does not work, you may click on the My
Computer icon and then click on the CD-ROM icon to bring up the Launch Panel.

OR

* Click on the Start button.
* Choose Programs from the pop-up menu.
* Drag your mouse to the right and click on Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
from the list.
* Click on Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness from the ensuing pop-up menu.

Uninstalling Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

If you need to UNINSTALL Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, you may do any of
the following three things:

* Click on the Start button.
* Choose Programs from the pop-up menu.
* Choose Eidos Interactive from the pop-up menu.
* Drag your mouse to the right and click on TRAOD from the list.
* Click on Uninstall from the ensuing pop-up menu and follow the onscreen
instructions.

OR

* Click on the Start button.
* Choose Settings from the pop-up menu.
* Choose Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
* Choose Add/Remove Programs from the pop-up menu or panel that appears.
* Click on Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness from the pop-up panel.
* Select Add/Remove button, and follow the onscreen prompts.

2.2 CD-ROM Problems

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness requires at least a Quad-Speed CD-ROM drive
with 32-bit Windows 98 drivers.

I receive a "xxxxxx.xxx not found" error message when installing or running
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

This error message is usually the result of your computer using MS-DOS (16 bit)
drivers instead of Windows (32 bit) drivers for your CD-ROM drive. You can
easily check to see if this is causing problems by opening the Control Panel
(either click on the My Computer icon or click on the Start button followed by
Settings, then Control Panel).

In the Control Panel window, double-click on the System icon then click on the
Performance tab. You should now see a summary of the performance status of your
computer. One of the lines should say "File System: 32-bit" and the last line
should say "Your system is configured for optimal performance." If you see a
message saying "Drive X is using MS-DOS compatibility mode," then you will need
to contact your system vendor to obtain and install 32-bit drivers for your
CD-ROM drive.

AutoPlay Issues

Why doesn't the AutoPlay feature come up when I insert the Tomb Raider: The
Angel of Darkness CD into the CD-ROM drive?

This is usually a configuration issue. There are many different ways to enable
the AutoPlay functions of Windows. The standard method is described below:

1) Enter the Control Panel from the desktop by clicking on the Start
button, followed by Settings, and then Control Panel.
2) Double-click the icon labelled System, usually located alphabetically
towards the bottom of the Control Panel window, to bring up the System
Properties panel.
3) Click on the tab at the top labelled Device Manager and when the new
panel appears, locate the section labelled CD-ROM and click the Plus (+) sign
in front of it. (If there is a minus sign in front, don't click it.)
4) Now double-click the CD-ROM drive revealed and the CD-ROM Properties
panel will appear.
5) Click on the Settings tab at the top.
6) Towards the middle of the panel, you should see a few checkboxes within
the Options section. At the bottom of that section, you should see a checkbox
labelled Auto insert notification.
7) Make sure there is a check mark in the box provided and click on the OK
button to complete the process.

If the game Auto Plays multiple times:

Some CD ROM drives cause Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness to AutoPlay
multiple times, which also may result in lack of control within the game. To
remedy this problem click on the CD ROM properties in the System Properties
panel and under settings turn off Auto Notification.

2.3 Crashes and Lock-Ups

When I start Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, my mouse cursor disappears and
my computer locks-up.

Chances are your installed audio card drivers are not compatible with DirectX.
The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0-compatible driver from your audio
card manufacturer.

When I start Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, I receive the following error
message:

"The application Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.exe referenced memory at
address xxxx:xxxx that can't be read from."

Chances are your installed video card drivers are not compatible with DirectX.
The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0-compatible driver from your video
card manufacturer.

The Installer keeps stopping when a certain percentage is complete.

There are three likely causes:

* You may have run out of free space on your hard drive. Please remove unwanted
programs to free up additional space for the game, and then reinstall Tomb
Raider: The Angel of Darkness.
* Files are possibly being copied to a corrupted area of your hard drive. If
this is so, you'll need to run the scandisk program and make sure to use the
Thorough option (see previous). After scandisk has finished running and has
informed you that your drive is free of errors, try to re-install.
* There may be dirt or fingerprints on the CD-ROM disc itself. Examine the
bottom of the disc; if you see any fingerprints or dirt, carefully clean the
disc using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth by wiping from the centre of the disc
(near the hole) towards the outer edge in a straight line.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness is crashing to the desktop with no error
messages.

This problem can be caused by several different things. Here's a list of the
most common culprits associated with these crashes:

* Make sure the CD-ROM is clean (check for both scratches and smudges on the
reading surface of the CD).

* Make sure the game has been installed properly.

* Make sure DirectX 9.0 has been installed properly.

* Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card and that they are
DirectX 9.0-compatible.

* Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card and that they are
DirectX 9.0-compatible.

* Make sure Virtual Memory is enabled on your system.

* Run Scandisk.

* Run Disk Defragmenter.

* Clean out old temp (.TMP) files from the C:WINDOWSTEMP or C:WINxTEMP
directory on your hard drive (from Windows Explorer).

* Make sure you do not have any Anti-Virus utilities (like Norton's AntiVirus)
running resident prior to playing Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

* Make sure you do not have any third-party Windows memory management utilities
(like QuarterDeck's QEMM) running resident prior to playing Tomb Raider: The
Angel of Darkness.

* Make sure you do not have any 3rd party Windows disk caching utilities
running resident prior to playing Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

* Make sure you do not have Norton's Crash Protector running resident prior to
playing Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

* Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the game.

* Try exiting the game, rebooting your machine, and re-entering the game.

Note that if your system crashes to the desktop while playing Tomb Raider: The
Angel of Darkness, you should probably reboot your computer before starting a
new play session. Otherwise, DirectDraw or DirectSound may be in a locked
state, and the game will be unable to use your sound or video hardware.

2.4 DirectX-Related Questions

DirectX has become the new standard in Windows application development. Nearly
all high-performance software will be geared around this technology, so we do
not normally recommend that customers attempt to alter its installation on
their system

Can I Run Without DirectX?

I cannot use DirectX on my computer! Is there any other way to run Tomb Raider:
The Angel of Darkness?

If you do not have DirectX installed on your computer, you will not be able to
run Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

2.5 Technical Support

If you need further technical assistance after reading the Readme file please
do not hesitate to contact us using any of the methods listed below.

When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with as much information as
possible. Make sure to note the exact type of hardware that you are using in
your system, including: your sound card, CD-ROM drive, amount of RAM present,
speed and manufacturer of your processor. Also, make sure to include the title
and version of the game, and a detailed description of the problem.

It will also help if you prepare by creating a "DXDiag" diagnostic file in
Windows before you call us. Simply follow these instructions:

* Click on Start
* Click on Run
* Type dxdiag
* Click on OK
* Click on the Save Information button and save the file to your computer.

When you call our Technical Support line either have this file open or have a
printed copy. If you send an e-mail query you may attach the file to the
e-mail.

Technical Support Contact Details (United Kingdom)

Address Wimbledon Bridge House
1 Hartfield Road
Wimbledon
SW19 3RU
E-Mail http://www.eidosinteractive.co.uk/support/index.html
Phone 0870 9000222
Web http://www.eidosinteractive.co.uk/support/index.html

Technical Support Contact Details (United States of America)

Address Eidos Customer Services
651 Brannan Street
San Francisco
CA 94107
E-Mail
http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/techsupport.html
Phone 415 615-6220
Fax 415 547-1201
Web http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/index.html

NOTE: Hints and tips will not be given out over the Technical Support lines.

Alternatively, you may find help with hardware problems on one of the websites
maintained by the supplier, some of which are listed below:

3D labs: www.3dlabs.com
ATI Technologies: www.ati.com
Creative Labs: www.creative.com/worldwide.asp
Matrox: www.matrox.com
nVIDIA: www.nvidia.com
Intel support.intel.com
Terratec: www.terratec.net

Eidos Interactive maintains a web page with links to all major video and audio
card manufacturers, which is a good first stop if you are looking to upgrade
your drivers. You can reach this page at:

UK:
http://www.eidosinteractive.co.uk/support/index.html
US:
http://www.eidosinteractive.com/support/index.html

Further technical information and drivers for Windows-based PCs can also be
found at http://www.windrivers.com /

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