The Lord of the Rings Online™

The Lord of the Rings Online™

bernaise1 Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:03pm
A Fix if your game does not launch with Windows 10
The problem I had was solved by creating a desktop shortcut for the TurbineLauncher.exe file and adding an '-invoker' tag

I browsed to the file location of the TurbineLauncher.exe file in my Steam folder and created a shortcut on my desktop. Then edited the new shortcut adding '-invoker' at the end of the launch file forcing the game to skip using the turbine invoker app. Mine looked like this;

Target: "D:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\lord of the rings online" -invoker

Hopefully the new shortcut works as well for you as it did for me.
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Carrasco Aug 14, 2015 @ 3:36pm 
I Just added windows 7 compatible mode in the shortcut and worked
76561198077869228 Aug 15, 2015 @ 6:38am 
I have a friend with an old Dell Laptop who just upgraded to Windows 10 from 7 Professional 32 bit - no problems with either the upgrade or LOTRO.
Merlinja Jun 20, 2017 @ 6:11pm 
Here's what worked for me:
1. Open steam, right click Lotro (on left), select properties
2. Local Files > Browse Local Files

-- Perform the following steps on each executable file --
Executable Files: "lotroclient.exe", "turbineclientlauncher.exe", "TurbineInvoker.exe", "TurbineLauncher.exe"
For each file:
1. Right click > Properties -> Compatibility
2. Check to run as administrator
3. (Maybe optional?) Check to run in compatibility mode with Windows 7
Bernstein Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:21pm 
Bernaise1 and Merlinja neither option worked for me. Got a missing .dll file that suposedly can only be fixed by reinstalling MS Visual Studio C++ 2010... I checked, I have version 2015 so I'm not even sure that will fix the problem at hand. Anybody have any idea how that will go or do I need to keep playing Alpha tester on a retail version of an OS?
Last edited by Bernstein; Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:22pm
Jack Pipsam Jun 25, 2017 @ 12:42am 
That's strange, I am using Windows 10 on the latest update and LotRO launches just fine.

have you tried checking the steam files?
oreyos Jun 25, 2017 @ 3:00am 
Originally posted by Mark Davenport:
That's strange, I am using Windows 10 on the latest update and LotRO launches just fine.

have you tried checking the steam files?

Don't verify the game through Steam. That will invalidate all downloaded updates, and will cause the game to have to redownload >13GB.

It doesn't matter if you have the redistributable VC++2015 package; the game needs the old package. You can download it from MS somewhere.
Bernstein Jun 25, 2017 @ 12:16pm 
Got the 2010 packages installed, both 64bit and 32bit. Now the launcher will open up, spend an hour updaing, but it won't run the game. blank, nothing happens after I select a server and click play.

I'm going to uninstall LotRO and reinstall see if that's any help but wow, I haven't had such a hard time getting a game to run since the early days of Win XP.
Bernstein Jun 26, 2017 @ 4:40pm 
no luck. not with the Visual Studio 2010 packages, not with compatibility mode (with and without admin) and not with -invoker tag.

THis is the only game I've consistently played through the years and I never got a chance to give my toons a proper goodbye... snif

any other advice?
oreyos Jun 27, 2017 @ 12:04am 
Originally posted by Bernstein struggles w/ Win10:
no luck. not with the Visual Studio 2010 packages, not with compatibility mode (with and without admin) and not with -invoker tag.

THis is the only game I've consistently played through the years and I never got a chance to give my toons a proper goodbye... snif

any other advice?

You could try installing the game from the lotro site. You'll miss the Steam overlay, and the possibility to purchase things with your Steam wallet, but other than that, it's the same game.
cheshirm Jun 27, 2017 @ 1:55am 
you did check your firewall/antivirus logs to see if it was blocking lotro? other things to check here:
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?107727-Network-and-Game-Connection-Troubleshooting-Updated-1-19-2016
Last edited by cheshirm; Jun 27, 2017 @ 1:57am
Bernstein Jun 27, 2017 @ 5:18pm 
I'll try again this weekend, straight from the source. In fact that's how I started LotRO, before I saw it on Steam.

This is a clean install of Win 10, straight from a MS authorized refurbisher. Got the laptop, ran windows update, installed Steam and installed LotRO, as vanila as it gets (no HP bloatware) yet somehow a compatible game isn't. :steamsad:

I can get to the launcher, it connects, downloads updates if needed, then displays a list of available realms, I select one, click play... nothing happens... well not nothing I curl up in a ball and cry a little. I mean I did disable Cortana as best as possible, I don't want to cheat on my Hobbit Ministrel after all.

Good call on the official LotRO forums there cheshirm, I don't believe it to be a network, but there's a DX9 vs DX12 thread there that looks promicing... fresh Win 10 install, no DX9, "updated" Win 10 might have the older DX versions that do work.
Last edited by Bernstein; Jun 27, 2017 @ 6:04pm
cheshirm Jun 28, 2017 @ 3:24am 
if the game crashes then I would lean towards a dll problem. if the game just hangs, perhaps its waiting for something? still sounds like firewall or antivirus blocking the game itself (not the launcher). laptop? make SURE game is using dedicated graphics card and not the motherboard graphics. check windows event viewer or the reliability history for any game event entries.
Bernstein Jun 29, 2017 @ 9:56pm 
SOLVED

DX9 is the most probable culprit amongst all my tries.

Probably a combo of resetting the .exe files to Win7 compatibility, MS Visual Studio and...
... DX9, although required by LotRO is not compabile with systems past WinXP. Luckily there is a DX version that is compatible with both, had to follow a link from an official LotRO forum

Thanks Cheshirm for leading me in the right direction.

You can get the proper DX files from MS here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109
Last edited by Bernstein; Jun 30, 2017 @ 6:24pm
GottisGambit Jun 29, 2019 @ 9:52pm 
Originally posted by Bernstein:
SOLVED

DX9 is the most probable culprit amongst all my tries.

You can get the proper DX files from MS here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109

Thank you, I could kiss you! I think this was my fourth DX install attempt to fix this bloody problem. :steamhappy:
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