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    Hello everyone,

    By now we reach the time when our good old original disks reach their date of expiry and are expected to show serious physical failure. We decided to provide you an alternative way to continue playing!

    Below you'll find a step-by-step installation guide for each game.

    Big thanks to GameReplays for hosting the downloads!

     

    Battle for Middle-earth
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    If you have the original BfME disk then please skip to step 3 and use your legitimate cd key.

    • Download The Battle for Middle-earth ™. The original unmodified version. MainMirror 1
    • Open tBfMe.iso. This will mount the BfME disk to a virtual drive.
    • Launch AutoRun.exe on the disk. Install the game. Need a cd key? (Note: some antivirus programs will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is safe.)
    • Install patches: Easiest way is to download our all-in-one patch 1.06 installer. (Installs 1.03, 1.05 and 1.06 and T3A:Online in your language.)
      http://server.cnc-on...tch1.06_AIO.exe
      All-in-one patch installer includes no-cd fix, widescreen fix and T3A:Online, please select these components.
    • (If you didn't install it in step 4) Download T3A:Online to play online!
    • Download the Battle for Middle-earth: HD Edition. You can play online with people who don't have it. Download page https://www.moddb.co...-hd-edition-v10
    • To setup your screen resolution click Start and type:

      %appdata%

      This will open the folder location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming in the Windows Explorer app. Search for the
      ...\AppData\Roaming\My Battle for Middle-earth Files
      folder there (or create a new folder). Download Options.ini and put it in the folder. [image] Open the Options.ini file and edit Resolution = 1920 1080 to your screen resolution and save.

     

     

    Battle for Middle-earth II
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    If you have the original BfME 2 disk then please skip to step 3 and use your legitimate cd key.

    • Download The Battle for Middle-earth ™ II. The original unmodified version. MainMirror 1
    • Open tBfMe_II.iso. This will mount the BfME 2 disk to a virtual drive.
    • Launch AutoRun.exe on the disk. [image] Install the game. Need a cd key? (Note: some antivirus programs will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is safe.)
    • Install patches.

      • Download the Battle for Middle-earth II v1.06 Patch in your language. (Scroll down)
      https://www.gamefron...tegory/91-v1-06

      • Download the Battle for Middle-earth II Patch 1.09
      https://www.gamerepl...fme2-patch-1.09
      Patch 1.09 includes widescreen fix.

      • To play BfME 2 without a disk use this game.dat file. Move it to the game's installation folder at
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Battle for Middle-earth(tm) II
    • Download T3A:Online to play online!
    • Download the Battle for Middle-earth II: HD Edition. You can play online with people who don't have it. Download page https://www.moddb.co...hd-edition-v-11
    • To setup your screen resolution click Start and type:

      %appdata%

      This will open the folder location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming in the Windows Explorer app. Search for the
      ...\AppData\Roaming\My Battle for Middle-earth(tm) II Files
      folder there (or create a new folder). Download Options.ini and put it in the folder. [image] Open the Options.ini file and edit Resolution = 1920 1080 to your screen resolution and save.

     

     

    The Rise of the Witch King
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    If you have the original RotWK disk then please skip to step 3 and use your legitimate cd key.

    RotWK needs BfME 2 version 1.06 installed. Use the BfME 2 Patch 1.09 Switcher to change to version 1.06.

    • Download The Rise of the Witch King. The original unmodified version. Main / Mirror 1
    • Open rotwk.iso. This will mount the RotWK disk to a virtual drive.
    • Launch AutoRun.exe on the disk. [image] Install the game. Need a cd key? (Note: some antivirus programs will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is safe.)
    • Install patches.

      • 1. Download the Rise of the Witch-king v2.01 Patch in your language.
      https://www.gamefron...ory/patches-148

      • 2. Download the Rise of the Witch King Patch 2.02 v8.0.0
      https://www.gamerepl...2-download-page

      • 3. Download the Rise of the Witch King Patch 2.02 v8.4.0
      https://www.gamerepl...tch-840-release
      Patch 2.02 includes no-cd fix and widescreen fix.
       
    • Download T3A:Online to play online!
    • Rise of the Witch King: HD Edition is not available yet. Follow development here https://www.moddb.co...otwk-hd-edition
      Try the Age of the Ring RotWK 2.02 mod from the HD Edition team.
    • To setup your screen resolution click Start and type:

      %appdata%

      This will open the folder location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming in the Windows Explorer app. Search for the
      ...\AppData\Roaming\My The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king Files
      folder there (or create a new folder). Download Options.ini and put it in the folder. [image] Open the Options.ini file and edit Resolution = 1920 1080 to your screen resolution and save.

     

     

    T3A:Online
    T3A:Online integrates seamlessly into your BfME experience and allows you to play online. It returns the online component of all three games that uses p2p connections, allowing for stabler games and reduced lag. The HD Editions and mods can be enjoyed without hassle.

    • Register your Revora Account. If you already have an account on Revora Forums then log in.
    • Create your Server Login. Warning: Your T3A:Online server login is saved in plain text. Do not re-use the password for your e-mail account, social media, ect.
    • Get the latest patch. See the above guide for your game.
    • Download the T3A:Online Launcher.
    • Once installed, open the launcher and hook your game to launch it from any shortcut. [image]

    Looking for games? Ask on the T3A:Online Community Discord. discord.gg/aMnQMDD

     

     

    Troubleshooting
    Exception Access Violation error when starting game + Options.ini
    This is an issue for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10: if you game does not start...

    • These are the same instructions as above for changing screen resolution.
      Click Start and type:
      %appdata%
      This will open the folder location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming in the Windows Explorer app.
    • Search for your game's folder:
      My Battle for Middle-earth Files
      My Battle for Middle-earth(tm) II Files
      My The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king Files
      Or create a new folder with that name. Please note that if you have installed BfME in another language then the folder name might be different.
    • Download Options.ini and put it in the folder. [For BfME 1] [For BfME 2] [For RotWK]
    • If the folder Maps is not there then make a new folder and name it Maps.

    Changing the screen resolution
    The game's resolution can be edited to match your screen in the options.ini file.

    Game crashes before opening with no error.
    First, upgrade your graphics card drivers.

    If you have more than one graphics card in your computer then test running the game on each card.

    For computers with NVIDIA and Intel: The game will not open on an Intel Integrated graphics card, so use the NVIDIA graphics card. First, right click the game's shortcut. Then in the menu click Run with graphics processor and select High-performance NIVIDIA processor. Also, you can open the NVIDIA settings from this menu and choose programs to use with the graphics card.

    While online the game says to update.
    Check these for BfME 2

    • Make sure you have installed v1.06 before v1.09

    Check these for RotWK

    • Make sure you have installed v2.01 before v2.02

    Both games

    • Make sure you've got the original, unedited game. Downloads and guide are above.
    • Make sure you are starting the game through the T3A:Online launcher OR have it hooked (from the Hook menu in the launcher) when you open your game's shortcut
    • Make sure you are running everything related the game and T3A:Online as administrator. The launcher, the game shortcut, the game's exe files in the installation folder.
    • In your Options.ini, make sure the following line is present:

      HasGotOnline = yes
    • If the above solutions don't work for you then please reinstall the game and follow the installation guide carefully.
       

    Cannot locate the DVD-ROM

    • Update to the latest version of the game. Check the installation guide above.
    • If you are using an earlier version of the game then check the below guides for Virutal Disk Drive and Mini-images.
    • Turn off "run as administrator" for the game.

     

    Virtual Disk Drive
    Windows 10 can mount disks to a virtual drive. If you have Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then you will need a virtual drive program like WinCDEmu or Alcohol 52% to mount downloaded disks.

    We do not recommend Daemon Tools Lite. https://filehippo.co...on_tools/14073/ If you use Daemon Tools Lite do not update this specific version if the old version runs on your computer.

    Mini-images
    Mini-images are used for BfME 2 v1.06 and RotWK 2.01. If you wish to play these version you will need to mount a mini-image to a virtual disk drive. Firstly, you will need a program to mount a virutal disk (WindCDEmu or Alcohol 52%). After installing please restart your computer. Next you will need one of these mini-images.

    Alternatively, you can use an alternative game.dat file for BfME 2 which may restrict online play.

    • To play BfME 2 without a disk use this game.dat file. Place it in the game's installation folder at
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm) II
      The BfME 2 patch 1.09 team recommend playing BfME 2 v1.00 with the mini-image and BfME 2 v1.06 and v1.09 with the modified game.dat file. The modified game.dat file is incompatible with BfME 2 v1.00.
       

    Auto-defeat: You are defeated 3 minutes into the game.
    This is part of the game's anti-piracy. To fix it:

    For BfME 1

    • Open the game folder location. On Windows 10 the location is at:
      C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm)
    • Delete this file from the game folder:
      LOTRBFMe.dat [image of file]
    • Run the lotrbfme_inst.exe file. If you don't have that file in your game folder then download and move the following exe file to your game folder. Run the exe file in the game folder. You can download a zip folder with the exe here: lotrbfme_inst.exe

    For BfME 2 (experimental fix)

    • Open the game folder location. On Windows 10 the location is at:
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm) II
    • Delete this file from the game folder:
      lotrbfme2.exe [image]
    • Then find this file:
      game.dat [image]

      Rename the file to:
      lotrbfme2.exe [image]

    For RotWK

    • Open the game folder location. On Windows 10 the location is at:
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king
    • Delete this file from the game folder:
      lotrbfme2ep1.exe
    • Find this file
      game.dat

      Rename the file to
      lotrbfme2ep1.exe

     

    Game Crash (Code Error)

    Coming soon.

     

    Compatibility
    If you have mods that install into the game's installation folder please uninstall them and remove leftover files before reinstalling the game.

    Not applicable to new installations: the Maps folder in My Battle for Middle-earth Files can become crowded if you've downloaded a lot of maps. This might cause a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error.

    More Help
    Check our Forums for solved issues.

    Join games on our Discord.

     

    ORIGINAL POST : https://forums.revora.net/topic/105190-bfme1bfme2rotwk-games-download-installation-guide/


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