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

Last Reviewed: 22-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000007035

What is the issue?

  • Lord of the Rings*: The Return of the King game doesn't 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*: Return of the King* will now exit."

What is the cause?

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 don't support hardware T&L. You can enable software T&L 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).

How do I fix it?

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

  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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