Download The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Windows)

More than 21300 old games to download for free!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Windows - 2002

Alt names 魔戒:魔戒同盟, 魔戒首部曲:魔戒現身, שר הטבעות: אחוות הטבעת, Wladca Pierscieni: Druzyna Pierscienia, O Senhor dos Anéis: A Sociedade do Anel, LOTR1, Le Seigneur des anneaux: La communauté de l'anneau, Il Signore degli Anelli: La Compagnia dell'Anello, El Señor de los Anillos: La Comunidad del Anillo, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in France, Germany, United States (2002)
Germany (2004)
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Action RPG, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Puzzle elements
Publisher Black Label Games
Developer Surreal Software, Inc.
Perspectives 3rd-Person, Isometric, Bird's-eye view
4.54 / 5 - 19 votes

Description of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Description from the publisher:

Following the story line of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Fellowship of the Ring, this third-person action/adventure lets you play as part of the fellowship on a journey from the Shire to the River Anduin. Faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, this game lets you explore the massive environments of Middle-earth while solving puzzles and fighting enemies like Orcs, Black Riders, and an evil Balrog in the quest to destroy the fabled One Ring of Power.

External links

How to play The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Windows

Read Full Instructions

For unknown reasons the game was released on 1 CD in Europe and on 2 CDs in USA & North America. US release has 2 discs - Install Disc & Play Disc while European release has only Play Disc. We recommend to install US release. The launch of the game on modern systems may be troublesome, so please read out installation guide and Notes. Also, check this video instruction and description of it

Install & play guide (for US version):

  • Mount the disc image of CD1 (Installation Disc). You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite (if autorun doesn't work - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc)
  • Launch the installation. Make sure that the install path is only on English (i.e. it should looks like C:/Games/The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2
  • Finish the installation
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX 8.1b from the disc
  • After that install the patch
  • Then install NoCD (simply copy Fellowship.exe from the archive and replace the original exe-file inside the game folder)
  • Open the directory with the game and find Fellowship.exe. Right click on Fellowship.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows 2000 or XP" and "Run as administrator". Don't launch the game yet
  • After that mount the disc image of CD2 (Play Disc), the disc image of Play Disc must be mounted in virtual drive in order to play the game
  • Now you need to limit the game's framerate to 60 FPS, originally the game was designed to work at 60 FPS maximum. On modern systems the game works too fast and unplayable without the FPS limiter
    • Install an app that allows to limit the framerate, like RTSS, read this guide for framerate limit utilities. Do not try to use NVidia FPS limiter, it won't work. Keep the utility running in the background
  • Then download 3D Analyzer and extract it in any place but NOT in the game folder. Run 3DAnalyze.exe as administrator and add Fellowship.exe in the list ("Select" button) and check the box "LOTR texture fix"
  • Click "Run" in 3D Analyzer and play

Install & play guide (for EU version):

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite (if autorun doesn't work - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc)
  • Install the game. Make sure that the install path is only on English (i.e. it should looks like C:/Games/The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX 8.1b from the disc
  • Then install NoCD (simply copy Fellowship.exe from the archive and replace the original exe-file inside the game folder)
  • Open the directory with the game and find Fellowship.exe. Right click on Fellowship.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows 2000 or XP" and "Run as administrator". Don't launch the game yet
  • Now you need to limit the game's framerate to 60 FPS, originally the game was designed to work at 60 FPS maximum. On modern systems the game works too fast and unplayable without the FPS limiter
    • Install an app that allows to limit the framerate, like RTSS, read this guide for framerate limit utilities. Do not try to use NVidia FPS limiter, it won't work. Keep the utility running in the background
  • Then download 3D Analyzer and extract it in any place but NOT in the game folder. Run 3DAnalyze.exe as administrator and add Fellowship.exe in the list ("Select" button) and check the box "LOTR texture fix"
  • Click "Run" in 3D Analyzer and play

The game with patch and NoCD has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10 with 3D Analyzer and RTSS utilities, works fine

Notes:

  • NoCD is required to launch because the game is using SecuROM DRM protection, which doesn't work correctly on modern systems. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • Summing up - to launch the game on Windows 8, 10 or 11, you will need 3 things: the game with NoCD + utility to cap the framerate (one of these) + 3D Analyzer
  • If you launch the game with 3D Analyzer in fullscreen and it doesn't work - check the boxes "LOTR texture fix" and "Force windowed mode" (check this example) and try to launch again. The game should launch but it will work in windowed mode
  • If you launch the game with 3D Analyzer and can not see mouse cursor - check the boxes "LOTR texture fix", "Emulate HW TnL caps", "Emulate other DX8.1 caps" and "Emulate DXT textures". Now the game should work properly
  • If you're playing the US version of the game and see error "Insert Play Disc in CD-ROM" - mount the disc image of CD2 (Play Disc for US version). If you get that error in EU version - mount the disc image of EU version
  • By default the maximum resolution of the game is 1024x768 but you can play in higher resolutions by HEX edit of exe-file, here's the video instruction how to do it
  • The method with 3D Analyzer probably won't work on laptops with Windows 10, especially with Intel graphics card. If the method with 3D Analyzer didn't help - you can try to run the game through dgVoodoo but please note that dgVoodoo doesn't work with Intel graphics at all

Comments and reviews

admin 2022-09-19 0 point

We have updated the game, added new languages and instruction how to run the game on modern systems

Nocturne 2022-07-12 0 point

Test and works following this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49icc2wff08

Malabar 2022-01-16 -1 point

This is am incomplete port, with only a quarter of the content. Emulate the Xbox version instead, which contains all of the game's intended game mechanics and content.

Reppuli 2021-12-17 0 point

The 3D-Analyze Fix suggested by Elminster actually works on Windows 10 x64. After updating the hook_3da.dll you have to run 3D-Analyze AS ADMINISTRATOR! That'll do it.

Tokwoo 2021-11-13 0 point

toujours buggé ? et les liens soluces sont mort ;(

Ptasior 2021-11-01 2 points

Hi I can't get this to work, maybe someone can help please. Instalation was successful but after clicking the "Play" button I get "Wrong disc inserted". My problem seems to be simmilar to Foodie's, has it been fixed or is there a known workaround?

elminster 2021-07-15 4 points

Finally sussed it out. Have not posted this to the 3D-Analyse forum coz (CBF)
Follow the process on the PCGamingwiki for fixing the black screen using 3D-Analyse:
https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Fellowship_of_the_Ring_(2002)

Then fix 3D-Analyze by downloading the hook_3DA.dll.zip file from this link:
https://www.dll-files.com/hook_3da.dll.html

Extract the dll from the zip file and place it here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\3danalyzer-v236\

Now the game will launch without the inject DLL error.

Well that should keep things upto date until windows 11 comes along and breaks everything again

elminster 2021-07-15 0 point

The solution for fixing the black screen on startup by using 3D-Analyze no longer works (at least not on Win 10 x64). Gets a "failure to inject DLL" error. This issue can be found on the 3D-Analyze forums, and is currently unresolved as of this post on 15/07/2021.

Well doesn't that suck. Its the only LOTR game that I can't get working, and does not have a currently working solution

elminster 2021-07-11 0 point

Hey Foodie needs a nocd fix, but even after that there are display issues. Working on it!

foodie 2021-01-26 4 points

So I managed to get the game installed, but it won't open. It tells me the wrong disk is inserted, even when the play disc is mounted without the install disc also being mounted. I haven't seen any fixes online. Help would be appreciated!

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!

 

Download The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If you have additional files to contribute or have the game in another language, please contact us!

Windows Version

DownloadEuropean version English version 726 MB DownloadRip-version (no music, no movies) English version 190 MB DownloadUS version
Disc 1 English version 624 MB
DownloadUS version
Disc 2 English version 704 MB
DownloadISO Version Polish version 711 MB DownloadISO Version Russian version 691 MB ManualEnglish version 1017 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD for version 1.1 English version 714 KB NocdNoCD for version 1.0 English version 1 MB PatchPatch v1.1 for US version English version 25 MB Misc3D Analyzer utility English version 1 MB MiscSavegames for all levels English version 309 KB DemoEnglish version 130 MB

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb