The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

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The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring cover
Developers
Liquid Entertainment
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2003
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring at Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Middle-earth
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

Key points

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General information

Official website (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Windows
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Rings.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

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General options.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 4:3 resolutions up to 1600x1200 can be selected. See the WSGF entry for a hack to enable widescreen resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. Force off through graphics card control panel.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus
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Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
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Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
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Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 7175
UDP 6500, 13139
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game does not save[edit]

Right-click Rings.exe in the installation folder, go into Details and select "Compatibility mode" of "Windows XP Service Pack 2".

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
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System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L support
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References