Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

Retail version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.17-staging

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Free Download 1.01.0011 update

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer ran like it should from the CD.

Single player was tested and works. Changing settings such as screen resolution worked flawlessly as well.

What does not


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

It was tested with and without the 1.01.0011 patch.

The patch installer hangs after it finishes, just kill it after it finishes. Install this first before the wide screen patch if desired.

The game detected the CD in the drive and ran without a problem before patching. The update removes the CD check.

There is a very slight slowdown for no more than a second after the main menu closes in game.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Oct 02 20172.17-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumCory Johnson 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20111.3.21Yes Yes NoGoldUnifying Theory 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20111.3.21Yes Yes NoBronzeUnifying Theory 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 11 20091.1.29N/A Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20091.1.23Yes Yes NoBronzeUnifying Theory 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3615 wined3d doesn't work with multithreading d3d CLOSED FIXED View
4790 wotr: FPE during SSE division CLOSED FIXED View
7663 War Of the Ring Demo aborts silently on startup CLOSED FIXED View
7671 War of the Ring: segfaults on libgl CLOSED DUPLICATE View
7706 wotr (retail): install fails with application error, then segfault CLOSED DUPLICATE View
7785 wotr (retail): Autoplay.exe produces segfault CLOSED ABANDONED View
14018 War of the Ring terrain textures appear and disappear constantly CLOSED FIXED View
16025 Menu text does not display in War of the Ring CLOSED ABANDONED View
16308 LOTR War of the Ring crashes when installing CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


Do not start the installer using Un*x paths (e.g. wine /media/cdrom0/Setup.exe). These won't work because of bug 7663.

Do not use Setup.exe, since it may produce segfault due to bug 7785. Neither use Autoplay.exe, since it just relies on Setup.exe.

For now, the only right way to start the installer is:

wine 'd:\_dxinst.exe' ' -wd d:'

Again, when starting the game make sure the path is in win32 form.  Additionally, if you have a multi-core CPU, use schedtool to work around thread unsafety issues.   The complete command would be:

schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine 'c:\Program Files\Liquid Entertainment\War of the Ring(tm)\Rings.exe'


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