The Lord of the Rings Online™

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LOLINORITE Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:54pm
Running plugins
How can I install plugins for LOTRO if I'm running the game through Steam? Anyone know? I've been playing long enough that I'd like to run a DPS meter and a few other things. Thanks.
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jktz122 Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
in documents>lord of the rings online should be a folder that says plugins if not make one and extract the plug ins into it the thing should read something like this C:\Users\namehere\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins
Valamar Feb 5, 2013 @ 9:44am 
There are a series of pages describing everything you need to know about plugins.
Valamar Feb 5, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Note that the directions are different if you are using the Mac Client or the Windows Client.
LOLINORITE Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:23pm 
Thank you! I have since done a lot of digging around and I got it figured out. (I am on a Mac.)

For anyone wondering, if you're a Mac user, the files go into a "hidden" directory, and then you must create a plugin folder within this yourself. To access the correct directory, exit to the Finder. From the "GO" dropdown menu in the top left, select "Go to folder ..." In the popup box, type " ~/Library/Application Support/ " without the quote marks. (The tilde is extremely important because this gives you access to Apples hidden library files.)

In Application support, look for a folder called com.turbine.lotroclient and open it. This is where you need to create a new folder called "Plugins" (without the quotes). You will see there an already existing folder called "PluginData" but this is not what you need so don't touch it. Also, if you want to run custom interface skins LotRO, make two more folders within com.turbine.lotroclient: one called "ui" and within the "ui" folder, one called "Skins".

Now you can go to, browse the addons and skins and download any ones that look like you might like to try. Unzip them. Addons go into the Plugins folder and skins go into the Skins folder.

To activate your addons, Use "Manages Plugins button at the character starting screen of the game. To activate skins, Go to Options > UI Settings, then scroll down to Misc and you'll see a dropdown option to select different skins.

I type all this up in hope it helps someone. I spent literally weeks trying to find this infomation.
Clabauterman Feb 7, 2014 @ 11:29am 
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had spent weeks as well trying to figure this out. And finally it worked. I was trying to put the plugins into the steam-folder, when it had to go into this other folder. Thanks!
Valamar Feb 8, 2014 @ 7:46am 
All of the information you wrote concerning the Plugins is over at lotro-wiki at the URL I mentioned aboce.

The Mac Client is "well documented" (at least better than Turbine's) over at

I have been maintaining it since the Mac Client was available in the RoR Beta.

Other Mac Client support questions can be asked at the LOTRO forums (
Scroll down to the bottom of the forums list to find the "Mac Technical Support" forum
Clabauterman Feb 11, 2014 @ 11:29am 
Valamar, I know of your work with the mac client and it is much appreciated, but I have been searching high and low for this info for some time, and it was not clear anywhere else that I had to create a new Plugins folder in com.turbine.lotroclient folder - I can see that the information is mentioned deep down in the wiki page you mention, but it wasn't clear to me before, and I have tried on a number of occasions to find it.
SonicBoom May 18, 2014 @ 10:17pm 
Awesome Info been trying for weeks still can't get .Just Two questions1.Add ons mean plugins?2To unzip the file do you compress it? Cheers Thanks
DigitalImpostor May 19, 2014 @ 1:18am 
Originally posted by SonicBoom:
1.Add ons mean plugins?
In this case yes.

Originally posted by SonicBoom:
2To unzip the file do you compress it? Cheers Thanks
Decompress/expand it (terminology differs depending on the program you use).
SonicBoom May 19, 2014 @ 1:23pm 
Great finally decided to work after all this effort thanks Digitallmpostor
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