The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

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Battle for Middle-Earth 1 Community patch, includes No CD/DVD patch needed for Windows 7+ versions where DRM is broken.

Application Details:

Version: 1.05
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download 1.05 patch download

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (see extra comments for workarounds), campaign first mission for good faction, 1 skirmish mission.
Audio, max GPU details, all works flawlessly.

What does not

Without manually crafting Options.ini file, the game crashes on start with Exception Violation. See Workarounds section below.


Installation performed in 32-bit wineprefix (WINEARCH=win32), then
patched with patch 1.03, patch 1.05. Once install was completed, created
Options.ini file:

mkdir "~/.wine/drive_c/users/${USER}/AppData/Roaming/My Battle for Middle Earth Files/"
cat >"~/.wine/drive_c/users/${USER}/AppData/Roaming/My Battle for Middle Earth Files/Options.ini" <AudioLOD = Low
HasSeenLogoMovies = yes
IdealStaticGameLOD = VeryLow
Resolution = 800 600
StaticGameLOD = VeryLow
TimesInGame = 1

What was not tested

Game completion.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Used Nvidia driver version 470.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20238.0Yes Yes YesGoldVit Hrachovy 

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