How to install and play The Rise of the Witch-king
Install The Battle for Middle-earth II
Download and install https://www.daemon-tools.cc/ita/products/dtLite or any equivalent program which works best for you. Keep an eye out for potential toolbars and other unwanted programs when installing!. On Windows 10 you don't need it even if we suggest to have it.
Download the clean ISO of http://www.shatabrick.net/downloads/bfme_ii_iso.php http://www.mediafire.com/download/4heo0ipvahha2yd/The_Battle_for_Middle-earth_II_%28Installer%29.iso https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9yACuE4pHc2d3Z6T0hHc0VsSzg
Mount the downloaded .iso file with https://www.daemon-tools.cc/ita/products/dtLite or equivalent program. If you already have the original game CDs or DVD, however, you can just insert it in the DVD drive. If you have Windows 10 just open it and install it.
Install the game from the now-mounted disk image. If you need a serial key, check http://online.the3rdage.net/downloads/misc/keygen.zip.
Antivirus programs and Google may flag this file as a virus, it's not. The keygen is perfectly safe!
You will need some unzip program like http://www.7-zip.org/.
Download and install the latest EA patch https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddleearth21.08/portals.php?show=page&name=official-106-downloads (Select the game language you installed) Alternativly you can download and install https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddleearth2/portals.php?show=page&name=bfme2-patch-1.09, that contains 1.00, 1.06 and 1.09. Switch to 1.06 if you want play Rotwk.
Install Rise of the Witch-King 2.01
Make sure you have installed BFME2 as per our guide. If you haven't, check the related tab to the right of this guide. RotWK will not work on its own, as it is merely an expansion pack.
Download the clean ISO of http://www.shatabrick.net/downloads/rotwk_iso.php http://www.mediafire.com/download/3p3ty93673wt4ks/The_Rise_of_the_Witch-king_Expansion_Pack_%28Installer%29.iso https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9yACuE4pHc2WGhIMzFHUmdvMHc.
Mount the downloaded .iso file with https://www.daemon-tools.cc/ita/products/dtLite or equivalent program. The process is equivalent to point 3 and 4 of The Battle for Middle-earth II installation. You only have to change your serial key with Rise of the Witch-King's one.
Download and install http://www.gamereplays.org/riseofthewitchking/portals.php?show=page&name=rotwk-official-2.01-downloads for your game language (use the DVD versions, unless you're still using the copy from EA Store/Origin).
Install Rise of the Witch-King 2.02
Download and install https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSPLGSTyfMCV3p2T3hHVFN2VkE. During the installation process choose the standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9) version if you have a 4:3 monitor or 16:9 one.
Run the game! You will no longer need the ISO mounted, or the DVD inserted in your drive.
Play Online Using Preferred Platform
Download https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddleearth/portals.php?show=page&name=gameranger-guide. OR
Download the http://t3aonline.net/download/.
Socialise With Us
Join our official https://discord.gg/aaAH56J and engage with the community
Like us on https://www.facebook.com/rotwkcommunity/?ref=bookmarks and stay up to date with our content
Rate us on http://www.moddb.com/mods/rotwk-patch-202
If you want to keep playing on a previous version
To play 2.01 you have to:
Switch back from 2.02 to 2.01 via the 2.02 switcher. Run it as admin if it crashes or random errors pop up
Download https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=804796. Unzip and Mount the .mds with https://www.daemon-tools.cc/ita/products/dtLite or equivalent program. Refer to the http://www.gamereplays.org/riseofthewitchking/portals.php?show=page&name=no-cd-guide-rise-of-the-witch-king for further information.
To play Bfme2 1.09 you have to:
Have https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddleearth2/portals.php?show=page&name=bfme2-patch-1.09, that contains 1.00, 1.06 and 1.09 and switch back to 1.09
To play Bfme2 1.06 or 1.00 you have to:
Have https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddleearth2/portals.php?show=page&name=bfme2-patch-1.09, that contains 1.00, 1.06 and 1.09 and switch back to 1.06 (or 1.00).
Download https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9yACuE4pHc2TkNud0VZQ2ZzZXM. Unzip and mount the .mds with https://www.daemon-tools.cc/ita/products/dtLite or equivalent program. Refer to the http://www.gamereplays.org/riseofthewitchking/portals.php?show=page&name=no-cd-guide-rise-of-the-witch-king for further information that the process is equal for bfme2 images.
We have some common issues. Check them if you have problems.
If you don't find any solution there, please check our https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?s=&showtopic=373964&view=findpost&p=4518209 and then, if you didn't resolve it, create new thread in our https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?showforum=3709.
Posted by: Mako Jan 16 2018, 16:31 PM
A game crash without any error message (the game just "stopped working")?
This zip contains RotWK's secondary, hidden directory (My Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king) which would typically be found by searching %AppData% > Roaming. If you're experiencing a crash on start followed by no error message, you're most likely missing this directory. If not, the issue would be graphics card related in which case you would need to follow the link at the bottom of this post.
Posted by: Mako Jan 16 2018, 16:32 PM
This happens when you are trying lunch RotWK (2.01 or only 2.02?) with enabled Bfme2 1.09 patch version.
Solution: Lunch bfme2 patch switcher and switch back to 1.06. (RUN AS ADMIN?)
Posted by: Mako Jan 16 2018, 16:32 PM
This step is not necessary when playing new 2.02 versions (6.0.0 or above).
If you do not own the original RotWK disc and have downloaded the game from the links above, you will need to mount a mini image in order to bypass the "no CD" error.
Do not crack the game as it will prevent you from playing online with other members of the community. It has also been known to cause other issues as well.
When mounting your disc image, make sure you extract the downloaded contents to a folder of your choice. Both files work in conjunction with each other so this step is mandatory.
Make sure you mount the .mds file and not the .mdf.
Remember to mount your mini image with SCSI as a normal mount will not always be sufficient.
Should you still receive the "no CD" error, and you are using Daemon Tools Lite, downgrading to an earlier version should solve your problem. Try version 4.48, it's most likely to give you no problems.
It is recommended that you fall back to Daemon Tools Lite (bearing in mind the aforementioned pointer) if you experience issues with the other mounting software applications.
Posted by: Mako Jan 16 2018, 16:32 PM
Switcher "checksum error"
If you get the following error when trying to apply 2.02:
Error: Could not switch file game.dat because: Can not find any file with checksum a87544fb591fa6129299085f2ef5da7c1432f4c1
Most likely your anti-virus software has removed a crucial 2.02 file called game.dat (or game.other).
Either: 1. Remove the file from quarantaine and apply 2.02 via the switcher again. Or: 2. Disable your anti-virus software and reinstall 2.02.
Posted by: David9211 Feb 24 2018, 03:40 AM
If possible, I would like the 1 on 1 help to help me Download this. Screen sharing would be of great help.
I have tried Downloading everything on my own. It worked for an hour on BfME2 but then once i tried RotWK then it all went south. I am trying to have these two as well as 2 other mods on my computer again.
I Don't know to well what I am Doing. I would like to learn and get this taken care of hahaha. Used to use the Discs which have now worn away before i knew to burn them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to Do it right without having too many Downloads and files.
Posted by: Mako Feb 24 2018, 22:40 PM
We didn't do a good video that shows how to install this game. But bro the guide is pretty simple. Follow step by step and tell us (maybe with some screenshots) if you have some problems.