The Lord of the Rings Online™

The Lord of the Rings Online™

BritishGobb Aug 8, 2015 @ 11:44am
Not launching since installing Windows 10
I recently Installed Windows 10 from Windows 7, but ever since I did that LOTRO won't launch....I can log in but the game doesn't actually start. Looked in task manager but nothing there... Very annoying.
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Ebyl Aug 8, 2015 @ 11:53am 
There was a thread talking about some people needing to install a certain version of .NET framework here. Not sure where, though, but a search should find it.
WiLD|DJPorterNZ Aug 8, 2015 @ 3:28pm 
Try this procedure:

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard.

b) Type “appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” command box and press “ENTER”.

c) In the “Programs and Features” window, click on the link “Turn Windows features on or off”.

d) Check if the “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” option is available in it.

e) If yes, then enable it and then click on “OK”.

f) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and restart the computer, if prompted.

Hopefully this will get you further along.
WiLD|DJPorterNZ Aug 8, 2015 @ 4:21pm 
Just had the above procedure fail for me. The procedure to manually force an install from physical media is too fraught with danger to post in an open Steam forum.

WARNING!! These links allowed me to install .NET 3.5 Framework on my installations of Win 10. Following these procedures will allow you to do he same on your system. I make no warranties about the results as I cannot guage your level of technical literacy or ability. All care has been taken to check these procedures but I can't take any responsibility for your systems.

If you think you can safely download the Windows 10 ISO and burn it to DVD or USB from here[www.microsoft.com] and are confident you can carry out the instructions found here[www.askvg.com] without killing your OS or sanity, then these worked for me. (NOTE!! the second link references Win 8/8.1, but they are verified as the same for Win 10.)
Awen Aug 9, 2015 @ 1:45am 
I don't think any of the options above are the solution.
The problem will be that Win8 and above don't play nicely with LOTRO. You'll probably be limited to DirectX9, but trying to launch in DX11 or 10.

Go into My Documents, find the "The Lord of the Rings Online" folder, and rename your "userprefs.ini" to "BACKUP_userprefs.ini", then run the LOTRO launcher.

That should solve your problem, and you'll be able to play - but only in DX9.
DigitalImpostor Aug 9, 2015 @ 1:55am 
Originally posted by Awen:
I don't think any of the options above are the solution.
The problem will be that Win8 and above don't play nicely with LOTRO. You'll probably be limited to DirectX9, but trying to launch in DX11 or 10.
I have no problem launching and playing the game in DirectX 11.
BritishGobb Aug 9, 2015 @ 9:46am 
Thanks for all your replies....Just downgraded back to WIndows 7, prefer that hah.!
WiLD|DJPorterNZ Aug 9, 2015 @ 3:37pm 
Actually Win 10 and LotRO don't have any problems with each other, as long as all the prerequisite software is installed. As above, the only issue I had was with the .NET 3.5 installation which for some reason wouldn't install without using the large hammer.

Out of curiosity, I installed Steam and LotRO on to my Intel Atom N450, 2 GB, Intel graphics netbook. Also had the issue with .NET 3.5 but after that was fixed everything ran fine, albeit at only 7 FPS! But I did note that the Intel graphics on this was only DX9 Lvl 0 compliant. YMMV.

On my desktop, however, have no issues with everything maxed out in DX11, 60 FPS. Probably should note that I ALWAYS do a clean install. Upgrades from previous versions of OS have never truly been done cleanly by MS, and I doubt this one will be any exception.
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