Explore the Middle Earth fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien through renowned locations including the Shire, the Mines of Moria, and Lothlórien. Customize your own character in this online MMORPG and fight alongside Dwarfs, Elves and Humans against the minions of Dark Lord Sauron. Leveling up, looting, cooperative skirmishes, exploration... its all there.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Lord Of The Rings Online in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Lord Of The Rings Online. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Note: Versions of Wine older than 2.0.2 and Wine 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.40
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.40 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: lotro
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.40
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
More updating, extracting and installing
When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Lord Of The Rings Online
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes the missing font and store problem
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Select Lord Of The Rings Online
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.
Click "Login to existing account"
Search Steam for "The Lord Of The Rings Online"
Click Play Game
Uncheck both shortcut options
Wait for Lord Of The Rings Online to download 20GB
Click "Yes" for high resolution data files
Click "I Agree"
Check "I Agree"
Wait for the launcher to patch another 2GB
When its finally done
Another license agreement
Click I Agree
- Aspect Ratio
- Draw distance
- Model Detail
- Material Detail
- Landscape Draw Distance
- Frill Distance
- Atmospheric Detail
- Texture Detail
- Texture Filtering
- Anisotrophic filter quality
Lord Of The Rings Online ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to crank all the settings to the max with a resolution of 1680x1050. The graphical quality isn't quite as high as other MMO's like Neverwinter or Age of Wushu, so it should be able to run on most laptops. To my surprise the Steam In-Game Community overlay didn't have to be disabled with Wine 1.7.40