Graphics Drivers
Lord of the Rings*: The Return of the King Game Will Not Run


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

Operating System:

Windows 2000*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-007910
Last Modified: 26-Sep-2014
Date Created: 16-Dec-2003
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