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Why won't Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth work on Windows 10

by RyanBird88
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Why won't Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth work on Windows 10

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I am trying to play Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth on my PC with Windows 10. It seemed to download fine but the game won't launch...

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Re: Why won't Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth work on Windows 10

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@RyanBird88

Make sure you have DirectX 9.0c manually installed.

 

  1. Download DirectX 9.0c redistributable from June 2010 from Microsoft’s official website.
  2. Run directx_Jun2010_redist.exe.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen. This setup will extract the necessary files to the folder of your choosing.
  4. Once the setup closes, open the folder to which you extracted the files.
  5. Run DXSETUP.exe as administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. (Optional) Remove the folder with the extracted installation files if you wish to conserve space. This is perfectly harmless, as the files have been installed in the proper system folders.

Then, apply the unofficial 1.06 patch: http://server.cnc-online.net/downloads/patch/T3AOnlineBFME1_Patch1.06_AIO.exe

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Thanks for the input Plokite95! For some reason the patch 1.06 wouldn't complete download...it would get to the end but then show a failed download message and I had to cancel. 

 

The game was still not working, but I found this and got it to run... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBoYF00fWds

 

Thanks,

Ryan Bird

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Re: Why won't Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth work on Windows 10

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It is missing an options file. Watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kefzc1EQZPA
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I tried the steps from RyanBird88 and it did not work.

Any other Solutions?

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Re: Why won't Lord of the Rings the Battle for Middle Earth work on Windows 10

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but that update is for the BFME ONLINE only game. There's been a group of people that have been re-mastering the online only version of the game. Almost to the point of a complete HD conversion.  That patch is for the T3A: ONLINE version of BFME.  Not the official release.

 

https://www.moddb.com/mods/rors-renewed-art-patchmini-mod

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