Hi, I am getting the same error as flynnser above, with ROTWK crashing when loading. I have reverted BFME II to path 1.06, and ensured that my options.ini file is the same as in the thread where it gives the details (though it states for BFME I and II but makes no mention of ROTWK specifically). I've looked through various threads on the forum, but haven't been able to pick up a fix.
I installed BFME II and ROTWK from my original CDs, loading them as ISO images and installing from there. I ran the patch for 1.09 for BFME II (the link for 1.06 patch gave a 404 error so I couldn't do that), and I changed my options.ini file. This all seemed to run successfully and BFME II is running fine, whether I use the 1.09, 1.08, or 1.06 patch (the last being the current setting).
For ROTWK I ran the 2.01 patch after the initial installation, and then ran the 2.02/7.00 install. After that all I've done is to add the Maps folder and options.ini file into the "C:\Users\jbroo\AppData\Roaming\My The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king Files file", but when I launch the app it produces the error.
I read somewhere about an "unofficial" launcher, but looking in the installation folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king" the only additional launcher appears to be new_launcher.exe, but running that does not launch the application.
So I'm stumped, and hoping someone can help. I feel I'm not far from getting it working.
BTW I'm running Windows 10
I resolved the problem. I uninstalled, and then resintalled BFME II again, but did not install the 1.09 patch. Then I installed ROTWK and it is working ok. I now have all three games working again, and no cd, so I'm really pleased. Great to be able to play the games again, and on Windows 10. Thanks for keeping the games going, they're my favourite and it was sad to see that they were no longer supported by EA