Full-Screen Issues With Tomb Raider

Full-Screen Issues With Tomb Raider

There seems to be more to the graphical issues surrounding the PC version of Tomb Raider than simply poor performance on nVidia cards. There is a big difference in special effects when you compare windowed and full-screen modes together. I didn’t notice the issues at first, but when a friend mentioned it on Steam I couldn’t help but do some digging. Lens flare and bloody and water dripping onto the screen seem to be present when playing windowed, but not full-screen. I’ve taken two screenshots myself which you can see after the break highlighting the lens flare issue.

There is a thread on the Steam game-hub showing off a wider range of images highlighting the issue. On the official forums there is a thread about the issue as well with a developer representative saying that it is being investigated. People are reporting the issue on both nVidia and AMD cards.

My graphics settings are at a default setting of High in both shots, just one is windowed and the other isn’t.

Windowed mode.
Windowed mode.
Full-screen mode.
Full-screen mode.

You can even see the issues on the main menu, the windowed mode has water droplets on the screen, the full-screen mode doesn’t.

Windowed.
Windowed.
Full-screen.
Full-screen.

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