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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

Windows - 2004

Alt names 魔戒:中土戰爭, 指环王: 中土战争, Властелин колец: Битва за Средиземье, Zhihuan Wang: Zhongtu Zhangzhen, Władca Pierścieni: Bitwa o Sródziemie, Slaget om Midgård: Härskarringen, Ringenes Herre: Kampen om Midgard, Pán Prstenů: Bitva o Středozem, O Senhor dos Anéis: A Batalha Pela Terra Média, Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Bataille pour la Terre du Milieu, Il Signore degli Anelli: La Battaglia per la Terra di Mezzo, El Señor de los Anillos: Batalla por la Tierra Media, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde, BFME1, A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért, เดอะลอร์ดออฟเดอะริงส์: แบทเทิลฟอร์มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ
Year 2004
Platform Windows
Released in United States, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Poland, United Kingdom, Italy
Genre Strategy
Theme Editor / Construction Set, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Movies, RPG Elements, Real-Time, War
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Electronic Arts Los Angeles
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.33 / 5 - 216 votes

Description of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

You can find all needed files, patches, mods and more for LOTR:BFME on ModDB, including the BFME1 HD Edition.

For multiplayer games, go to, a free custom online server for the Battle for Middle-earth series.

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How to play The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth Windows

Follow this very good tutorial, has download mirrors. Some of the resources are provided our downloads.

Comments and reviews

VIP 2022-01-28 0 point


qomiy 2022-01-15 0 point

how to make it full screen i cant

Eric 2022-01-04 1 point

Downloaded, and installed all patches. Used Daemon tools lite to mount lotrbfme.exe and used keygenguru for keygen. Also made a notepad file in the appdata, as
"PARA 2020-06-10" Mentioned to do if you didn't find the file in there already.

Played first mission with no issues. Hopefully rest of the game works as well :-)

Anup 2021-12-16 0 point

Jak jiz zminene posledni komentare,nenacte se mi virtualni mechanika pri spusteni hry,ktera je uz po instalaci.Budu jedina rad za mozny patch teto skvele hry,kterou bych si rad zahral.Diky

greek 2021-11-19 1 point

i have problem wiith suport file .... any help?

xx 2021-11-02 2 points

So patch 1.06 fixes the no cd detected, but now it has an error talking about a virtual thread not having access. I don't know enough to know what that means

xx 2021-11-02 -1 point

Mounting the disc image file doesnt work, program doesnt detect it

jardas 2021-10-29 1 point

hey, i need some kind of cd? I pressed play and it said taht I need a cd.

Ygerna 2021-09-29 1 point

so does anyone know about the whole cd thing or has this just been a humongous waste of my time to download. And i have tried to use the lotrbfme exe but it wont pull up the only one working is auto run but it askes for a cd

haltaraa131 2021-09-13 0 point

how to install this game?

elminster 2021-07-13 -2 points

The will fix the exception access violation after patching the game to 1.06

Spoon 2021-07-12 7 points

Here is a valid CD key. Enjoy :)


AvGGuy 2021-06-30 0 point

Can't see any units. Anyone have this issue?

lotr 2021-06-07 0 point

I downloaded the game from the site here but after downloading nothing happens and I have a cd but after downloading it shows me that d3dx9_27.dll was not found. any help please I love this game very much

megamego 2021-05-03 1 point


Senseiyamo 2021-04-26 2 points

how do i get past the debug crash from an unlicensed copy of the game. and where is the link to the discord

Protide1 2021-03-15 3 points

Final update, after the CD key issue, I joined the Discord channel which is linked in the Guide, 100% solid genuine help. Game runs perfectly fine.

Protide1 2021-03-15 -5 points

Update, the installation worked. But now its just constantly asking for the CD. Tried the guide which was linked but it doesnt help with that.

Protide1 2021-03-14 1 point

So fortunately i have this game on Disc, but i dont have a Disc drive. Going to see if my old CD key works for it, but its also a 3 hour download.

mike 2021-02-19 -2 points

all installed but asking for correct cd???

Jimmy J 2021-01-11 0 point

Worked perfect following the guide, you need to launch the game once for the folders to be created to change the screen resolution.

Buck 2020-11-27 1 point

Still unable to get game working after following the instructions below:

KAIN 2018-06-09 -3 points

"Says insert correct please."

Copy the 'game' file inside HOODLUM folder to instaled game folder and replace.

LKS 2020-11-02 -6 points

KAIN 2018-06-09 -3 points

"Says insert correct please."

Copy the 'game' file inside HOODLUM folder to instaled game folder and replace.

jpfan87 2020-06-28 13 points

I start the game up, it goes to the logo and after a minute it does this:
What do I do?

para 2020-06-10 2 points

Download both patches and apply them one after another. Then make sure in the appdata, roaming, battle for middle earth folder, there is an options.ini file in the folder or game won't work.

if not there, open notepad, paste:
AudioLOD = Low
HasSeenLogoMovies = yes
IdealStaticGameLOD = VeryLow
Resolution = 800 600
StaticGameLOD = VeryLow
TimesInGame = 1

then save notepad file as options.ini into the folder. runs for me.

WC 2018-08-28 1 point

I downloaded the game to mega. After 5 minutes of playing all my troops died. How do I fix this ?

Random 2018-08-15 -2 points

Says "2-3 days left" is this normal download time? If so, is it worth the wait?

dave 2018-07-18 1 point

I ran into the same problems, game over after a few minutes. has anyone found a fix yet?

PanPavL 2018-07-14 -1 point

when i install the game at 64% i get a message that there is an issue with a file and can't be copied. so i have to cancel the installation. Any help please?

Kain 2018-06-09 -5 points

Says insert correct please.

Chazmo 2018-06-05 3 points

I've downloaded the full BFME game folder from Mega that you provided (NOT THE ISO VERSION) amunet but when I ran lotrbfme.exe The logo popped up but then it just stalled and nothing would happen? It would just stay as

I suspect the game itself isn't even responding as shown in this link in Task Manager:

*note I also tried diagnostic tool and ran it in compatability mode in Windows XP service pack 3 and still nothing happens except the link provided. Could it be something to do with my firewall/security. Please help!!! *I'll update if I manage to fix this problem.

Brenny23 2018-05-29 3 points

Hi, does anyone have an update for this?
downloaded the game but asks for CD

PIGGY 2018-05-22 3 points

it requested a pass code what is this code need help

noname 2018-05-21 -4 points

Same question as BFME, I have downloaded and am running the .exe shown by the picture, but it still requests a CD.

Juss 2018-05-18 1 point

Yeah, I have the same problem - game over after 5 minutes. Strange.

Javlon 2018-05-07 1 point

I downloaded the game from mega-link, I ran lotrbfme.exe, BUT always 5minutes after i started playing, i automatically lost the game, i mean there will be 'game over', though everything is ok.... PLEASE if someone knows help...

BFME 2018-05-06 4 points

I'm running the lotrbfme.exe but it's still asking for a disk. Any help?

Amunera 2018-04-29 2 points

@Wiseguy @Carl @IngonAungAung

That's because you're using the wrong exe to play BFME.

The exe you should be using is lotrbfme.exe.

Don't use Autorun.exe as all BFME files are already included.

Please refer to the screenshot linked below as a guide for what exe you should use

wiseguy 2018-04-28 0 point

how do i start the game without the disc? it keeps telling me i need a disc... please help. thanks :)

IngonAungAung 2018-04-21 -1 point

When I install The lord of the ring the battle for middle earth game,everying is fine.But I open the game to play,I can't.Its show to enter the correct CD-ROM.But I don't have CD.I only download the game.What should I do?

Carl 2018-04-03 3 points

Hey again, I used the autorun.exe from the extrcted file and have successfully installed but it requestes the "correct" CD-ROM. May someone help? It would be really appreciated thanksss

Carl 2018-04-03 4 points

Hey everyone! I just downloaded here the game. Could someone help me with the installation a link maybe on how and what files to extract? Thank you!

LarsMarius 2018-03-19 0 point

Hello, i did download this game from here, and thos CD Keeys you Gave us works fine, the first CD keey did work fine for me! Tnx alott for this!

Amunet 2018-03-18 1 point

@Jayballs Forget the ISO. Forget the virtual drive.

Download the game via the Mega link below then run BFME from the EXE (See screenshot for reference!sfhkxLSC!17zQeE1epqf8sbw19h4aww6zvG5mbXnWctYN5qWvVdk

jayballs 2018-03-17 0 point

the iso is mounted game is installed but when i try to run it, it says to insert the cd when it is cleary already mounted on a virtual drive. what the heck am i doing wrong. power iso and windows 7 (i know its outdated but the game is supposed to be compatible). i have never been able to play this game, someone help fulfill this 25 year olds childhood dream...

frustration 2018-03-05 0 point

iso file corrupt pls help

Buddah 2018-02-22 1 point

I installed the game and everything looks good but I when I launch it and click play it says I need to insert the CD. I used daemon tools lite to mount the image but it still gives me the same message. Anyone have a similar issue?

Amunet 2018-02-09 0 point

@TOBI Stahoval jste BFME prostřednictvím možnosti stahování v horní části této stránky nebo prostřednictvím odkazu Mega, který jsem zde uvedl v komentářích?

Zkoušel jsem hru z mega odkazu zpátky a funguje to dobře. Stačí je spustit z exe (viz obrázek níže).

TOBI 2018-02-09 0 point

Ahoj vše jsem nainstaloval ale stale mi to píše vložte správne cd
co s tim mam dělat prosím o radu.

Amunet 2018-02-07 4 points

The "code" is the games CD Key.

Try the following CD Keys below...






DakkaDude 2018-02-03 -1 point

Alright I have it downloaded but it's asking for a code. What do I need to do to make it work?

Apple 2018-01-17 -4 points

i can´t get it to work i have download the game but it says that i need a code but i do not have one so how do i do

Amunet 2018-01-09 4 points

I've uploaded the full BFME game folder to Mega (Link below) for any who are having trouble. This took me over 12 hours just to upload so feel free to reupload the game to Mega or any similar site.

The game folder is compressed into a .zip so you'll need a program like WinRaR or 7zip (Just run the game from the launcher and it should work fine).

You also don't need a DOS emulator for this. It works fine for me without one.

Mega Link:!sfhkxLSC!17zQeE1epqf8sbw19h4aww6zvG5mbXnWctYN5qWvVdk

BlueContraGuy 2018-01-08 0 point

Great game thanks! One of my favorites and been looking for it awhile. Be sure to use an ISO reader to mount the disk to virtual drive. Then run it on autoplay. I use Ultra ISO. Back to second breakfast, Peace!

Frustrated 2018-01-06 0 point

Can't download..... not working...... arguh!

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Various files to help you run The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchPatch 1.03 English English version 26 MB PatchT3A:Online AOI 1.06 Patch English version 721 KB MiscKeygen (safe) English version 189 KB

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