Tomb Raider 1 PC Controls
• Pressing Up moves Lara forward at a running pace
• Pressing Down makes Lara jump back a short distance.
• Pressing Left or right turns Lara Left or right.
By pressing Shift in conjunction with the Cursor keys, Lara can carefully walk forwards or backwards. While Shift is held down, Lara will not fall off any edge. If you walk up to an edge Lara will automatically stop.
Side step Left (Delete) and right (Page Down) do exactly as you might imagine.
Selecting Roll (End) will make Lara dive forward, and finish up facing the opposite direction.
Lara can jump in any direction, to evade her enemies. Press Alt and Lara will jump straight up into the air. If you press a direction immediately after pressing jump, Lara will jump in that direction.
If Lara finds a pool of water, she can jump in, and have a jolly good swim around. Lara can hold her breath for about two minutes, if she is still underwater after that she’ll drown. Pressing Up Down Left or Right makes Lara move in that direction. Pressing Alt makes Lara dive under the surface and begin to swim. Lara can pull levers and pick up objects under water. Just position Lara as close as you can and press Action (Ctrl).
Swimming on the surface
Left and Right will rotate her, and Up and Down make her swim in those directions. You can also use the side step actions (Delete & Page Down) to swim Left or Right when on the waters surface. Pressing Alt will make Lara dive under the surface again, pressing Ctrl when Lara is close to an edge will make her climb out.
Lara starts the game carrying two pistols. Later in the game she may find some extra weapons.
Press Space Bar and Lara will draw her guns. If Lara sees some thing she doesn’t like the look of she will point her guns at it. If there are multiple enemies, Lara will lock on to different targets, choosing the best one as she sees fit. Pressing Ctrl while Lara is aiming at something will assign that enemy as the current target. It will remain as the current target indefinitely while Ctrl is held Down, regardless of whether or not Lara loses her lock. While Ctrl is held, Lara will only fire at the current target, ignoring any other enemy in the vicinity. If Lara loses sight of the enemy, she will break her lock, but that enemy will still be assigned as the current target. The camera will track the current target, so even if Lara loses sight of it, you can still see where it is. To make Lara continue shooting the current target after she has lost her lock, simply point her in the right direction, and bob’s your uncle. If you want to shoot a different enemy, simply let go of Ctrl, and Lara will pick a new target.
While you have your guns out, Lara can no longer do anything that would involve the use of her hands. These are as follows:
If Lara is faced with an obstacle that she can climb over, pressing Up and Ctrl will make her vault onto it.
If Lara is near to a ledge while she is jumping, pressing and holding Ctrl will allow her to grab the ledge in front of her and hang there. Press Left or Right, and Lara will shimmy sideways. Pressing Up will make Lara climb up to the level above. Let go of Ctrl and Lara will drop.
Picking objects up
Lara can retrieve objects and store them in her inventory. Position Lara so that the object you want to retrieve is in front of her feet. Press Ctrl and she will pick it up.
Position Lara so that the switch is in front of her. Press Ctrl and she will use it. Using Puzzle Items/Keys Position Lara so that the object receptor is in front of her. Press Ctrl and the item ring will appear. Left and Right will allow you to select the object you want to try, and pressing Ctrl again will use it.
Lara can move certain blocks around and use them to climb up to greater heights. Stand in front of the block and hold Down Ctrl, Lara will get into her ready stance. Once she is ready, press Down to pull the block, and Up to push it, if you decide you no longer wish to carry on with this task, simply release Ctrl.
pressing kepad 0 (Insert) will return the camera to directly behind Lara, whatever the camera is currently doing. With kepad 0 (Insert) held down, the Cursor keys allow Lara to look around her. Once you let go of the button, the view returns to normal. (tip- if you are trying to line Lara up for a jump, and the camera is in an awkward position, pressing kepad 0 (Insert) on it’s own will show you exactly what direction she is facing.)
In Game Menu Rings
Whilst in-game pressing Escape will display the Menu Rings
• Press Left and Right to rotate the menu ring.
• Press Enter to use or select the foremost item ready for use.
• Press Up or Down to swap between Inventory, Items and Options rings (see menu ring for details of the options available.)
Select Compass to display the direction in which you are facing
The pistols are, by default, selected and ready to use. If you have found any extra weapons simply select them and press Ctrl. You can also see how much ammo is available to you here.
Small Medi Pack
Using a small medi pack (when collected) will restore 1/2 of Lara’s health.
Large Medi Pack
Using a large medi pack (when collected) will fully restore Lara’s health. Lara will find some objects that may be useful in puzzles, and if collected this is where they are stored.
Here the options open to you are Restart level, Load game, Save game or Quit to Title Screen.
To Save your current game proceed to the Menu Ring select the Passport, turn to the Save Game page and select Save Game. Your games will be named automatically. Your full game configuration will be saved within the Save Game. You may also use F5 as a short cut key to reach the Save game Passport page.
To load a previously save game proceed to the Menu Ring select the Passport and choose and select the game you wish to load. You may also use F6 as a short cut key to reach the Load game Passport page.
At the end of each level you are presented with a Statistics screen, here you will be able to judge just how well you have performed. At the successful completion of each level your health will be restored to 100% If you die in-game you will be presented with the Passport Screen, here you will be given the opportunity to Load (a previously saved game) Restart (level) or Quit to the Title Screen.