Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft – Linux Proton Guide

This is a generic guide for Linux.


  • Try Proton-GE 6.21 or Proton-GE 7.21 with these steps
  • Other Proton 7-8 “might work” but try these first
  • If you’re out of luck as last resort try Proton 5.0-10


Guide for Linux Noobs

You may need to use google or the command man, like man unzip to get extra help. I will create a script that will patch the game for Linux wine/proton in the future. If this was hard to follow let me know. After you have downloaded everything in you’re Download directory you should be able to copy all the command as they are after the command below. You need unzip, unrar, nano and wine installed.

cd  ~/Downloads


We use unzip command to unzip and use mv command to move files. Notice $USER is you’re user name and ‘\ ‘ means whitespace character. We edit the file dgVoodoo.conf with nano. In the end you will see first what you need to change in the file dgVoodoo.conf is the section DirectX and then the section General. Pay attention that you need to change you’re launch options also.

mv MS/x86/DDraw.dll /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/
mv MS/x86/D3DImm.dll /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/
mv dgVoodoo.conf /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/
nano /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/dgVoodoo.conf

Change string values:

        ForceVerticalSync: true
        Resolution: max_qhd_isf
        VRAM: 256
        dgVoodooWatermark: false
        CaptureMouse: false
        FullScreenMode: false
        ScalingMode: stretched_ar

Steam Launch Options:

WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ddraw=n,b;d3dimm=n,b" %command%


This fixes some small texture/media problems/lags, we use unrar x and mv command:

unrar x TR3_with_crystals.rar 
mv TR3_with_crystals/audio/* /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/audio
mv TR3_with_crystals/cuts/* /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/cuts
mv TR3_with_crystals/DATA/* /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/data

Widescreen Patch (by Ed Kurlyak)

Place the executable in the same folder and run it with wine. Tick FOV correction, camera dist if you want, but FOV correction is recommended. Tested with wine-tkg 8.1. Use the unrar x command and wine command like below.

unrar x widescreen_tomb_raider_2345.rar
mv widescreen_tomb_raider_2345.exe /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/
cd /home/$USER/.steam/root/steamapps/common/TombRaider\ \(III\)/
wine widescreen_tomb_raider_2345.exe
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I love two things in life, games and sports. Although sports were my earliest interest, it was video games that got me completely addicted (in a good way). My first game was Crash Bandicoot (PS1) from the legendary studio Naughty Dog back in 1996. I turned my passion for gaming into a job back in 2019 when I transformed my geek blog (Re-actor) into the gaming website it is today.

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