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

It's the normal version when installing the game.

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.20

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Test Results

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What works

  • Solo play
    • Story-line (whole good campaign)
    • Few good campaign scenarios
    • Skirmish
    • Loading/Saving games
    • In-game videos...
  • Options
  • Credits

What does not

  • alt-tab crashes (see workaround)


  • Created drive_c/users//Application Data/My Battle for Middle-earth(tm) II Files/options.ini to avoid crashes(content below)
  • Enabled emulate virtual desktop via winecfg to fix alt-tab crashing

What was not tested

  • Multiplayer
  • Evil story-line

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

$ cat options.ini
AllHealthBars = yes
AmbientVolume = 61.000000
AudioLOD = High
Brightness = 50
FirewallBehavior = 9
FirewallNeedToRefresh = TRUE
FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0
FirewallPortOverride = 16000
FlashTutorial = 0
GameSpyIPAddress =
HasGotOnline = yes
HasSeenLogoMovies = yes
IdealStaticGameLOD = UltraHigh
MovieVolume = 61.000000
MusicVolume = 75.000000
Resolution = 1920 1080
SFXVolume = 75.000000
ScrollFactor = 35
SendDelay = yes
StaticGameLOD = UltraHigh
TimesInGame = 5690
UseEAX3 = no
VoiceVolume = 61.000000

there are occasional lag spikes, but game runs still fine

Env variables:

  • WINEARCH=win32

Tested SW:

  • Linux
  • Mesa 19.2.6

Tested HW:

  • Resolution: 1920*1080
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R7 M265

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 30 20194.20Yes Yes YesGoldJan Havran 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 20 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumLuke 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 9Nov 11 20081.1.8Yes Yes GoldPrzemek 
ShowFedora 7 x86_64Jul 31 20070.9.42.Yes Yes GoldNikolay Vladimirov 

Known Bugs

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by Vit Hrachovy on Thursday June 21st 2007, 3:22
Installation should work in 0.9.39 (should display the white window with yellow clickable text - "Install" cca at 3rd dialog). Don't forget to set UseGLSL registry key to 'enabled' to use OpenGL 3D graphics. Depending on Your 3D drivers You may see only partial render.