Tomb Raider 2013: Crashing Often? Here Are Some Fixes
Tomb Raider is now out on the PC and consoles, and players who’ve been playing the game on the PC last night have complained of Direct3D-related crashes while running the game on current-generation nVidia cards like the GTX 660ti and the GTX 670.
The crashes seem to occur the moment the player (or Lara) exits the cave at the start of the game, with CTDs happening every four to five minutes.
The simplest, and most effective way of fixing these crashes is to download the latest drivers from nVidia, which were released yesterday with support for SimCity and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.
Simply head on over to the GeForce website here and download the drivers listed as 314.07 WHQL or the new 314.14 BETA drivers.
If you’re still experiencing crashes ever so often, it may be due to a lack of video memory. Disable both Tessellation and set your V-Sync setting to off if the problem persists.
Update: Additionally, if you’re running an SLI set-up, you should use nVidia Inspector and add the Hitman: Absolution profile to TombRaider.exe in the game’s installation directory. The reason this works is because nVidia cards do not have an official SLI profile for Tomb Raider just yet, and Hitman: Absolution uses the same engine as the game.