Lord of the Rings Online

**** OBSOLETE **** 

Volume III, Book 3: Echoes of the Dead

Application Details:

Version: Volume III, Book 3
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.18

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

With pylotro launcher:

-everything works out of the box(launching and playing)

With official launcher:

-needs Dot Net 1.1 in order to run

-patching, launching,playing

-corefonts if you want to have text on launcher buttons

What does not

 Few noticable errors:

-can't change resolution

-can't see character in selection menu(opening settings menu seems to fix this problem)

-bad performance x8 slower, but it could be just my system or unoficial proprietary driver

My system:

-Windows ingame settings: Ultra High(zero lag)

-Linux ingame settings: Very Low(sometimes bit laggy) with proprietary drivers from fglrx-legacy!!

-256mb ati 4350,intel celeron 2.2Ghzx2, 1GB ram, lubuntu 12.10 32bit (openbox)

-can't restore game after minimizing (openbox problem)


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 24 20121.5.18No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 24 20121.5.17No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowSlackware64 13.37Aug 26 20121.5.10Yes No GarbageBranden 
ShowFedora 16 x86Feb 16 20121.4-rc3N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 04 20111.3.27Yes Yes Goldergo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24926 Lotro crash RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes


LOTRO isn't the easiest game to setup, installing LOTRO requires some level of understanding Linux and Wine commands, procedures shown below are valid for English systems, so other languages might need to change some paths.

If you are new to Linux or Wine please ask for help here first, it will be faster and more accurate for beginners.

If you still have problems that live support chat isn't capable of resolve, feel free of asking here.


Clean install Volume III, Book 3

To do this you will need the latest LOTRO install files, you can choose to get the files with Pando Downloader or download the full client.

Downloading the full client:

The current US client can be downloaded from this link. If you have chosen this method, skip next step and go to Installing the game.

Download install files with pando downloader:

Currently can be easily done with with Wine-1.3.2 or upper, getting the latest installer from the official LOTRO page and doing the following:

First check your wine version using the following command in a terminal.

wine --version

If the output of the terminal was wine-1.3.2 or upper (wine-1.3.4 is now prefered) you can proceed to next steps, if not, upgrade to latest wine version.

With wine 1.3.2 or upper, do:

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-pando
chmod +x winetricks
./winetricks vcrun2008
wine lotrohigh.exe

This will download the most updated install files, note that the downloader's GUI will be not rendered correctly or even might crash, but download happens.

If the downloader fails to start when launching 'wine lotrohigh.exe' please try the following:

GC_DONT_GC=1 wine lotrohigh.exe

Pando installer defaults the downloading to $HOME/Desktop/ , so, after downloading latest install files you can remove downloader's prefix doing:

rm -rf $HOME/.wine-pando

Now proceed to Installing the game.

Installing the game:

From that point you will install the game doing the following.

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-lotro
./winetricks d3dx9_36
wine "Desktop/LOTRO High Res Install Files/LOTROSetup.exe"

Note that que last step defaults to Desktop folder, likely you will need to change the path if you are using non-english system.

Download Pylotro and setup it as follows:

Application      Wine
WINEDEBUG        fixme-all
WINEPREFIX       /home/your-username/.wine-lotro
Game Directory   /home/your-username/.wine-lotro/drive_c/Program Files/Turbine/The Lord of the Rings Online
Hi-Res Graphics  Enabled (or Disabled if you downloaded standard res LOTRO)

If everything worked, you can start LOTRO with the Pylotro launcher.

Note to all x86_64  (64 bit) Linux users:

Ensure that your system have installed the OpenGL 32bit compatibility drivers, or else LOTRO will not start or work correctly. If you don't know if your system has the 32bit compatibility drivers, ask in your distribution forum or live support chat. (Questions about how this is done will be not answered here, due to the wide range of distributions existing).


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