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#1 Mathijs

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

Hello everyone,

 

By now we reach the time when our good old original disks reach their date of expiry and are expected to show serious physical failure. We decided to provide you an alternative way to continue playing!

 

Below you'll find a step-by-step installation guide for each game. 

 

Big thanks to GameReplays.org for hosting the downloads!

 

 

Battle for Middle-earth

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  1. Download and install Daemon Tools Lite (do not update this specific version if the old version runs! Try Alcohol52% or WinCDEmu alternatively)
  2. Download BFME1 (original unmodified version): Main / Mirror
  3. Mount the downloaded .iso file with Daemon Tools (try this youtube video if you need help)
  4. Install BFME1 from the now mounted disk image. Need a CD-keyNote: some antivirus software will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is perfectly safe.
  5. Install the latest patches with our all in one patch 1.06 installer (installs 1.03, 1.05, 1.06 and can also install our launcher which is all you need)
  6. (If you didn't install our launcher with step 5.) Download T3A:Online to play online!

 

 

Battle for Middle-earth 2

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  1. Download and install WinCDEmu for example (If this version does not work for you try Alcohol52%)
  2. Download BFME2 (original unmodified version): Main / Mirror
  3. Mount the downloaded .iso file with WinCDEmu (try this youtube video if you need help)
  4. Install BFME2 from the now mounted disk image. Need a CD-keyNote: some antivirus software will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is perfectly safe.
  5. Install the latest patches:
  6. ​To play without a CD, download a new game.dat from https://www.mediafir...05lw3myl06t5bm6 and replace your original game.dat file with it. It is located in your main installation directory of BFME2. (Alternatively: download this mini image and mount it with the older version of Daemon Tools/wincdemu/alcohol52% you downloaded (important: make sure to mount to 'SCSI').)
  7. Download T3A:Online to play online!
  8. We've released a HD edition for BFME2 recently. Make sure to download and install for improved overall graphics. It's intercompatible!

 

 

Rise of the Witch-King

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  1. Download and install BFME2 as described above 
  2. Make sure BFME2 is switched to patch 1.06 before starting RotWK.
  3. Download ROTWK (original unmodified version): Main / Mirror
  4. Mount the downloaded .iso file with Daemon Tools (try this youtube video if you need help. If this version does not work for you try Alcohol52% or WinCDEmu alternatively, make sure to mount to 'SCSI')
  5. Install ROTWK from the now mounted disk image. Need a CD-keyNote: some antivirus software will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is perfectly safe.
  6. (Can Should be skipped if you install the new patch 2.02 with new game.dat, see below) To play without a CD, download this mini image and mount either one of them with the older version of Daemon Tools you downloaded.
  7. Install the latest patches:
  8. ​Download T3A:Online to play online!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to post.


Edited by ICT, 09 August 2017 - 07:04 PM.
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#2 PurpleGaga27

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:18 PM

Viewing a CD-Key attachment(s) for all BFME games requires permission from an administrator and I don't get one when I am logged in.


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

Alternately, instead of using the (bugged) Daemon Tools, you can use Alcohol 52% or 120%, which I'd strongly recommend.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

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That link takes me to BMFE1 1.05 Patch.

 

Also "

  1. To play without a CD, download this mini image and mount either one of them with the older version of Daemon Tools you downloaded."

Doesn't work either, the guy above said the other one which needs permission.



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 09:31 PM

As for the BFME2 1.08 patch, the link is here (within the patch switcher): http://www.gamerepla...howtopic=937340

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:50 PM

The links are fixed. (RoR)


"To know what question we may reasonably propose is in itself a strong evidence of sagacity or intelligence. For if a question be in itself incongruous and begs for uncalled-for answers, it holds, sometimes, besides embarrassing the proposer, the disadvantage to seduce the unguarded listener into giving absurd answers, and we are presented with the ridiculous spectacle of one (as the ancients said) milking the he-goat, and the other holding a sieve beneath."


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

To play without a CD, download this mini image and mount either one of them with the older version of Daemon Tools you downloaded."

Doesn't work either, the guy above said the other one which needs permission.

 

Fixed.


"To know what question we may reasonably propose is in itself a strong evidence of sagacity or intelligence. For if a question be in itself incongruous and begs for uncalled-for answers, it holds, sometimes, besides embarrassing the proposer, the disadvantage to seduce the unguarded listener into giving absurd answers, and we are presented with the ridiculous spectacle of one (as the ancients said) milking the he-goat, and the other holding a sieve beneath."


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:16 PM

For me, only 4.46.1 version of Daemon Tools work...


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:49 PM

Daemon Tools link fixed.


"To know what question we may reasonably propose is in itself a strong evidence of sagacity or intelligence. For if a question be in itself incongruous and begs for uncalled-for answers, it holds, sometimes, besides embarrassing the proposer, the disadvantage to seduce the unguarded listener into giving absurd answers, and we are presented with the ridiculous spectacle of one (as the ancients said) milking the he-goat, and the other holding a sieve beneath."


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:29 PM

So why do you not tell people to use the Origin version of RotWK?

 

It's free if you have a valid key and it works without a disc (or image) and also without the Origin Client running. All you need is to download through Origin and then authenticate at first start with your Origin account details.

 

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:45 PM

I was honestly unaware of this being a thing!

We'll look into this, thanks for notifying us.

 

EDIT: I can't find it on Origin. Help?


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

https://www.reddit.c...ll_buydownload/
"A few years ago the expansion pack, Rise Of The Witch King was on Origin but it looks like it's been removed from sale. I know for a fact it was on Origin because there's a copy in my library."
I don't think it's up there anymore, unless you were a previous consumer?


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:04 PM

And here I was, getting all excited.


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

Sources conflict on whether you still get it.

All that's left are the EA Store/Origin-specific patches for RotWK and this abomination of a page that replaced all references to anything BFME on EA.com. http://www.ea.com/lo...-middle-earth-2

 

I wonder how they pulled RotWK off on EA Store when vanilla BFME2 wasn't there :whatoa:


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

I have RotWK on Origin. I never install it there because it is pointless when you can just get it from here, no?


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:16 AM

I was honestly unaware of this being a thing!

We'll look into this, thanks for notifying us.

 

EDIT: I can't find it on Origin. Help?

 

You have to contact Origin support and give them your CD-Key. They will then add it to your library. The problem is you still need to install BFME2 from disc.

 

I've been asking them about the basegame too but it seems there never was an Origin version of that. However, if more people would ask about it maybe they'd consider making one. I've already told them that people would be interested, maybe even for a small price.

 

I think the reason for not showing it on Origin anymore is that, as far as I know, EA doesn't have the LotR rights anymore. However they still seem to be allowed to distribute RotWK (or else you couldn't have it in your library) in a digital format. And since WB apparently has no plans for selling BFME maybe EA can rework the series for Origin. For my part, I'd love to be able to install and play without disc or images.

 

 

I have RotWK on Origin. I never install it there because it is pointless when you can just get it from here, no?

 

Well, you don't have to do the hassle of downloading a DVD image and mounting it every time you play. Also (although I'm no stickler for that) it's legal, whereas the other options are not.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

I've been asking them about the basegame too but it seems there never was an Origin version of that. However, if more people would ask about it maybe they'd consider making one. I've already told them that people would be interested, maybe even for a small price.

I think the reason for not showing it on Origin anymore is that, as far as I know, EA doesn't have the LotR rights anymore. However they still seem to be allowed to distribute RotWK (or else you couldn't have it in your library) in a digital format.

They aren't allowed to distribute it. This is just residual.

And since WB apparently has no plans for selling BFME maybe EA can rework the series for Origin.

That's not how licensing works.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:58 PM

They aren't allowed to distribute it. This is just residual.

That's not how licensing works.

 

You think EA had another licencse for publishing/distributing RotWK on Origin? I don't think so. It certainly applied to all the games, in every form (disc-based and digital). The problem is, while EA might be allowed to upload BFME2 to Origin, they wouldn't be allowed to charge for it without striking a deal with WB.

 

For us players that's a real shame because the only game needing a disc/image now is BFME2.



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:24 AM

No no, I'm pretty sure this form of distribution breaks the licensing contract as well. It's convenient for those who have the key, but I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to do that. Activision refused all forms of sending replacement discs for their Star Trek games by 2008, and they were the ones who made the best use of the license between 2000 and 2003. You can't get any of them outside eBay/Amazon/torrents.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:19 PM

I have RotWK on Origin. I never install it there because it is pointless when you can just get it from here, no?


Well, you don't have to do the hassle of downloading a DVD image and mounting it every time you play. Also (although I'm no stickler for that) it's legal, whereas the other options are not.

I understand this, but the goal in what we are doing is to allow users to not need the CDs anyways, as we have done for BFME1. And as far as legality goes, I guarantee you that nobody cares about someone "illegally" acquiring a BFME game as they are so old now that they're considered abandonware.

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