ROTK Patch

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Available Downloads

Version: 1.0 (Latest)
Date: 06/30/2003
Size: 0 MB
Language: English
Operating Systems: Windows 2000*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*, Windows XP Professional*

Detailed Description


  • Lord of the Rings*: The Return of the King game will not tun

  • Error: "Could not find any compatible Direct3D devices with the required capabilities. Make sure you have current drivers for your video card. The Lord of the Rings(tm); Return of the King(tm) will now exit."


By default, this game requires a graphics adapter with hardware T&L (Transform and Lighting) support to run. The integrated graphics controller of the desktop and mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipsets do not support hardware T&L. Software T&L can be enabled using a setting in the game configuration file.

For information on which Intel® graphics controllers support hardware T&L, see Support for hardware transform and lighting (T&L).


To eliminate or minimize the issue reported with the game, follow these steps

  1. Download the modified ROTK.ini file.

  2. Copy the downloaded file into the <My Documents>\LOTR The Return of the King™ Data folder.

  3. Run the game.

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