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#641 reyter23

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:26 PM

hey guys ! i wanna start BFME2 witch king online but the game told me that i must download an update but if i press okey it will show me an error( you must have administrative rights to install the patch.... 
What should i do ? can anyone help me ? 

#642 4always

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:30 PM

I have followed these steps so far:


  • Download The Battle for Middle-earth ™. The original unmodified version. Main / Mirror 1 / Mirror 2
  • Open tBfMe.iso. This will mount the BfME disk to a virtual drive.
  • Launch AutoRun.exe on the disk. Install the game. Need a cd key? (Note: some antivirus programs will flag the keygen. This is a false positive. The keygen is safe.)
  • Install patches.

    • Download the Battle for Middle-earth v1.03 Patch in your language

After the fourth step I get the following error message when I want to use the update:


"Missing or invalid REGISTRY/INI"


I have restarted the computer, tried with compability modus (XP, VIsta...)/admintrator rights and reinstalled the game.

But the error is still there.


Also, I can only play without the 1.03 update when I have created a Options.ini and used a crack.


Do you have some ideas how I can solve the update error?


I am using Windows 10.

#643 jagyCZ

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:05 AM

Hello, any chance of making official torrent for these 3 games ? Thanks

#644 rasrogue

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:24 PM

Hello, after 3 years playing other game i just realize that i really miss this game. Then I came here to download bfme2 and installation is fine so far. But when I want to play with other player in multiplayer online especially with T3A launcher, the game is freeze about 3 minutes and popped up such no connection in EA login page(not T3A page) and cannot click anything and I just go back to main menu automatically. What should i do?

Please help

#645 Tor--Fiete

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 06:01 PM


when I click "online" in the Menu from the game, the game crashed.

What´s the problem?



#646 SortingHat

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:56 AM

I got both BFME2 and ROTWK installed, but I can't launch any of the games. It keeps asking for the right Disc. Anyone able to help?

Get an old 32 bit computer that hopefully has some life left and your not being ripped off. There's your best answer.

#647 IanSchouten

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 08:57 PM

Hi Everyone! It all worked except for RotWK i get the error message as shown below:


Image: https://ibb.co/LtZFmY6


BFME 1 & 2 work perfectly fine!:)


I reinstalled everything in english and did all patches in the same order as how they were posted in the description just like the options.ini modifications

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:52 PM

switch to 1.00 or 1.06 with bfme2 patch switcher

He was the first...

#649 IanSchouten

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:32 PM

switch to 1.00 or 1.06 with bfme2 patch switcher


Thank you so much this worked!

#650 Douell

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 07:01 PM



My question is, if my processor is Intel Core I5, does it mean that I will not be able to play BFME2 after following all steps provided here for installation the game? I already did it, but doesn't matter which resolution I choose, the game gives fatal error and doesn't open. 


Would very appreciate if you help me to fix the issue. We can even talk via Skype or even I can give  you control via Team Viewer for looking for any mismatches? 


Thanks in advance.



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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:33 AM

Just wanted to state for the record... the installation guide is foolproof and all the files download, install and work flawlessly. The only thing I didn't verify is the KeyGens as I used my disc serials. But other than that, take my word for it - this is the holy grail for BFME gamers and the community surrounding them. Good job on keeping the only Lord of the Rings RTS gaming heritage alive since the developers abandoned this franchise long ago  :thumbsupcool:

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#652 Douell

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

Can somebody help to fix the issue? The game gives fatal error, nothing helps.

#653 Douell

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:11 AM

Hi Forum. An attached errors don't allow me to play the game. Can anybody help to fix them?

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#654 Marsmatt1

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 10:28 AM

Hey! Im getting a 'Unable to Launch BFME2 code


Ive got patch switcher installed and Im running a disc.


Im also able to run the game fine and play skirmishes 

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:25 AM

The last three issues sound like a missing options.ini. Please check the Troubleshooting section of this guide.

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#656 FCsoldier

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 10:08 PM

Thx guys, looks like its works great

Edited by FCsoldier, 18 December 2019 - 10:13 PM.

#657 Assassin-Blm

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 05:57 PM

I downloaded bfme2 and patched it to 1.06 mounted the disc image and have the options.ini but the game crashes when I try to start it with the following error details :


  Nom d’événement de problème:             APPCRASH
  Nom de l’application:                               game.dat
  Version de l’application:                          1.0.2194.40862
  Horodatage de l’application:                   43e44b4a
  Nom du module par défaut:                     igdusc32.dll
  Version du module par défaut:      
  Horodateur du module par défaut:          5cc9da31
  Code de l’exception:                                c0000005
  Décalage de l’exception:                         0039e0b5
  Version du système:                                6.1.7601.
  Identificateur de paramètres régionaux: 1036
I am using windows7 btw
 Please help me I really wanna pick up this game again

Edited by Assassin-Blm, 02 January 2020 - 07:48 PM.

#658 Temppeliherra

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

I encountered this problem with error message "Exception Access Violation" when opening the game and found solution for it in here: https://www.neoseeke...me-halp-bfme-1/


I think this info could be helpful addition in the guide:


This is caused when the options.ini file has not been found.
(installation had no administration right to properly install your game)
Search for a folder named AppData Then open Roaming -> My Battle for Middle Earth Files. You'll probably find that the folder is empty. If it is, open up notepad and save new file to that folder. It should be named Options.ini.
In that file, place this data:

AudioLOD = Low
HasSeenLogoMovies = yes
IdealStaticGameLOD = VeryLow
Resolution = 800 600
StaticGameLOD = VeryLow
TimesInGame = 1

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#659 Temppeliherra

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:01 PM

I realised now that there is mention about the options.ini in the quide, but its stated that it has something to do with resolution. It could be helpful to ad a mention about the fact that with this file missing it actually might prevent the game form starting at all. 

#660 TigerPower

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:26 PM

hello. i do all the steps but when i run the game that crash come on.

any help?

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