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BFMEII No-CD Guide

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# 1Val` Jul 5 2017, 10:27 AM
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1. Install the game

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There are two options to download the game:


A. Either download a vanilla BFME2 ISO
Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4heo0ipvahha...fMe_II.iso/file
Pros: Comes with all the game features, including World-builder and supports all available languages for the game.
Cons: Weights 4GB, it will ask you a original copy Key and there may be a crash when trying to launch it on windows 10 for first time. Although there's a solution for all that on this topic.
・Traditionally you would have needed to burn a .iso file on a DVD. Or emulae with a virtual disk through applications like WinCDEmu or DaemonTools. But, today, any compressor app like WinRAR or 7zip can extract it directly. Then you can simply run the "setup.exe" file and proceed with the installation.


B. Or download BFME2 Special Edition
Link: http://forshire.blogspot.com/p/download-bfme-ii.html
Pros: Easier to install, weights only 2GB, doesn't need mounting, does not need keygen, fixes the crash at startup and has new music from The Hobbit.
Cons: Game is ripped which means certain game features & assets are deleted, such as non-english support files or World-builder. Another problem is that it comes with a old patch 1.07 version.



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2. Installing with a keygen
(This is not necessary if you downloaded BFME2's Special Edition)

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Use a randomly generated keygen during the installation

・Link: https://mega.nz/file/3FN1RTLJ#rjhumo2Y3FcYF...u35yf0Uyylc8mhI
・Copy a key number for vanilla BFME2 installation.



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3. Install the Patch Switcher

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Download GameReplays's Latest BFME2 1.09 version & Switcher.

・Direct download link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/pdkpsk3yfzsc...ler(4).rar/file
・Patch released topic:
https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index...&p=10377183
・If you have a previous switcher, ensure you are in patch 1.06, then uninstall old switcher, then install the new one.
・The Switcher for BFMEII Patch 1.09v2.0 has cracks for every version integrated



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4. Fix the game for windows 10

(This is not necessary if you downloaded BFME2's Special Edition)

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If your game crashes in any version, run the fixer
・Link: https://www.moddb.com/games/battle-for-midd...-startup-fixxer
・Download, open it and click fix BFME2.


If your game STILL crashes on loading screen do this:

1・Go to "C:\Users\YourUser\AppData\Roaming\My Battle for Middle-earth™ II Files" and ensure "options.ini" exists and is not empty.

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2・If it doesn't exist, you can download this one and paste in the mentioned folder. If the folder doesn't even exist either, just create it.


3・You can either manually set your game resolution by opening options.ini with notepad, or just press 'Fix My Resolution' in the patch switcher. If you want to do it manually just go to this line and edit it to your preferred resolution. Then simply save it. You can change it in game but it only has a set amount of resolutions and doesn't support 1440p and 2160p, so if you are on high-res monitors this is the only way to do it.


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5. Install a multiplayer platform

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Install Gameranger, the most popular multiplayer platform

・Link: https://www.gameranger.com/download/
・Download and create an account. Then just host a game in BFME2 and play.
・If you don't understand GameRanger, here's a guide:
https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddle...ameranger-guide

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6. Clanwars:

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If you like competition, join Clanwars!
・Sign up guide: https://www.gamereplays.org/battleformiddle...-complete-guide
・Clanwars.cc Home: http://clanwars.cc/league_hoc.aspx?GID=2
・Host a clanwars game in Gameranger or ask for one in #cw-chat


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7. Discord:

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Join GameReplays.org Discord
・Invitation link: https://discord.com/invite/RU7TymHcvf

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8. Seek help or comment in the forum!

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・Tech Support Forum: https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index...p?showforum=847
・BFME2 No-CD Guide topic: https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index...owtopic=1000430



This post has been edited by SeñorEcthelion: Sep 10 2022, 02:49 AM


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# 2Psaro Jul 5 2017, 13:35 PM
Excellent guide Val. But shouldn't you pin this in tech support?

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# 3Val` Jul 5 2017, 14:25 PM
Sure thing, replicated. Its also on the portal and linked in the patch threads now.


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# 4Psaro Jul 5 2017, 15:26 PM
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# 5Maru Jul 5 2017, 20:22 PM
Good job mate, this was really badly needed.

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# 6Darc Reaver Jul 6 2017, 07:26 AM
Ten years late, but yea, good job.

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# 7Maru Jul 6 2017, 11:14 AM
QUOTE(Darc Reaver @ Jul 6 2017, 08:26 AM) *
Ten years late, but yea, good job.

You could have written one yourself. What stopped you?

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# 8Val` Jul 6 2017, 11:32 AM
There were other guides but they didn't cover everything, just bits and pieces. Now it is all in one. I unpinned all the old stuff


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# 9tommycx Jul 22 2017, 22:09 PM
Step 5, mini images download doesnt seem to be working. Any chance you got another link to try? Thank you for this! smile.gif. Been wanting to play this for years!

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# 11Vulthime Jul 25 2017, 16:21 PM
Hi, the link for the main game (step 2) seems to be down, any chance to put in a different one or refresh it? Thank you a lot, i've played this game like hell when i was younger, and lately i've been trying to play it again even tho this crackless sistem is new to me.

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# 12kalay Jul 29 2017, 07:44 AM
Hey, when I mount mini image as virtual drive and run the game it won't start. There's an error on start-up that I need to insert correct CD and restart application. Any ideas how to fix it?

I'm using Virtual CloneDrive to mount image.

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# 13Val` Jul 29 2017, 12:06 PM
Can you please try this?


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# 14Halet Sep 13 2017, 09:33 AM
Hi Val, and thank you for your work.

I've got a problem on Windows 10, There is always a CD problem. I tried to copy the 5a) file in the right folder but it always says there are no CD...
Edit : I'm ofc playing on 1.06 and 1.09
Can you help me ?

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# 15SeñorEcthelion Sep 13 2017, 10:28 AM
get on GR


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# 16Halet Sep 13 2017, 11:02 AM
My internet connexion is very very bad, I'm in Togo for 3 months.. I'm trying to connect atm.
I want to install the game in my friends computer to do some LAN

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# 17gklurker Oct 2 2017, 08:52 AM
Hey Val, after 3mins or so I get a Auto Defeat when using the Keygen you supplied or any other key found online. I own a genuine copy and that works fine for one install. If we use that key on both PCs we get a Serial Key In Use message. I want to plan a LAN game with my son. Do you have any suggestions to overcome this, aside from buying another copy?

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# 18Val` Oct 8 2017, 10:59 AM
If you google BFME2 cd key itl bring up millions of ones you can use.

Other thing you can do is visit here


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# 19Devolvement Oct 30 2017, 20:05 PM
Hey step 5a does not work it wont allow me to open the file says its corrupt and the game always says I need a CD....

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# 20Val` Oct 31 2017, 01:55 AM
Your not meant to open it, instructions say simply to place it in your bfme directory.


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