I was playing Tomb Raider: Legend again after a long time and after finishing Japan mission, the game was continuously crashing when i tried resuming the gameplay.
It was constantly crashing with error (message on desktop, not BSOD):
Exception code: Access violation (c0000005): (Read of address: 0x00000058)
Exception address: 0x004561c4
It’s an original game that apparently arrived pre-patched (official 1.2 patch refused to install) and it already says 1.2 out of the box, but the game seems to have problems still. However the fix for this bug is a bit strange really. Despite the fact that my hardware is far more capable to run the game i had to lower all the graphics settings and then it worked. I don’t really expect another patch to address this bug after all this years so you have to use this workaround.
How to fix this crash:
Lower or turn off all the graphics settings. Resume the game and it should now load the level without crashing. When you are in the game, enable all the graphics settings back and enjoy this wonderful game.
In my case this worked and i think it will for you as well.
This seems to be a very common crash for this game but not many forums or boards address this issue.
I hope this will help 🙂