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Volume III, Book 3: Echoes of the Dead
Currently using the Hi-Res client. Runs flawlessly, I have had no problems thus far.
What does not
Nothing that I can see as of yet. Still missing the loading screen images, but that's about it. I get this checkered board where they should be.
What was not tested
Galaxy GeForce 520 GT (Fermi Card) using the driver from the X Updates PPA (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates). Not Nouveau. Couldn't get it to work with my XFX (ATI) 5770 HD, so I went out and bought a Nvidia card on Sunday. Think this was mainly due to OpenGL issues with ATI cards. Though, I don't use the Item Shop, it's still slow as hell. Using only winetricks d3dx9_36, and the .exe version of PyLotro.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 24 2012||1.5.18||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 24 2012||1.5.17||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Slackware64 13.37||Aug 26 2012||1.5.10||Yes||No||Garbage||Branden|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86||Feb 16 2012||1.4-rc3||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 04 2011||1.3.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||ergo|
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.
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:
chmod +x winetricks
This will download the most updated install files, note that the
downloader's GUI will be not rendered correctly or even might crash, but
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.
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:
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