The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North cover
Snowblind Studios
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 1, 2011
macOS (OS X) September 18, 2013
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North at Wikipedia
The Hobbit 1982
The Fellowship of the Ring 1985
The Shadows of Mordor 1987
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth 1988
The Crack of Doom 1989
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II 1992
The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) 2002
The Return of the King 2003
War of the Ring 2003
The Hobbit (2003) 2003
The Battle for Middle-earth 2004
The Battle for Middle-earth II 2006
The Lord of the Rings Online 2007
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest 2009
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North 2011
Lego Middle-earth (series)
Guardians of Middle-earth 2012
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 2017
Journeys in Middle-earth 2019
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum 2021

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
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All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Online co-op is not available in the Mac App Store version (LAN co-op is supported).[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\32800\local\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\WB Games\War in the North\*.sav
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen.
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced on up to 16x through video card control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Use Nvidia Inspector.[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced on through video card control panel.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 120 fps.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Only available in the console versions.[3]
LAN play
3 Co-op
Online play
3 Co-op
Not available in the Mac App Store version.[1]

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Bright flickering[edit]

Some players report bright flickering effects during Chapter 3 and 6 of the game.[4]
Switch to windowed mode[5]

Frequent crashes on Windows 10[edit]

The game conflicts with Windows 10's Tablet Services, resulting in frequent crashing until they are shut down.
Shut down tablet services[7]
  1. Quit the game if it is currently running.
  2. Right-click the Windows icon on the lower-left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Task Manager from the menu which appears.
  4. On the window which appears, if in the lower-left corner of the window you see an arrow as well as the words "More details" next to that arrow, click the arrow.
  5. Under Background Services, end any tasks which begin with Tablet (case-sensitive).
  6. Close the window.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
ATI Radeon HD 2600
DirectX 9.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 11 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/32800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mac App Store - The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
  3. Can I play in splitscreen? :: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North General Discussions
  4. White flickering at level 3-2 :: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North General Discussions
  5. White flickering at level 3-2 :: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North General Discussions
  6. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Graphics mod (ReShade)
  7. TLOTR: War in the North / Game Crashing Solution - last accessed on 2016-10-20
    "This fix is for anyone that has crashes in this game every 15 minutes on Windows. (In my case Win10)
    Before running the game, right click on the taskbar to open up the Task Manager. Looking at the Processes tab scroll through Background processes untill you find "Tablet Service" and any other Tablet related tasks. End these tasks. This will solve the issue."