Lego The Lord of the Rings

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Lego The Lord of the Rings
Lego The Lord of the Rings cover
Developers
Traveller's Tales
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
Nu2
Release dates
Windows November 13, 2012
macOS (OS X) February 22, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 80
IGDB 77
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Open world
Themes Fantasy, Medieval
Series Lego Middle-earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings on HowLongToBeat
Lego The Lord of the Rings on IGDB
Lego The Lord of the Rings guide on StrategyWiki
Lego The Lord of the Rings on MobyGames
Lego The Lord of the Rings on Wikipedia
Lego Middle-earth
Subseries of Lego
Subseries of Middle-earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings 2012
Lego The Hobbit 2014

Lego The Lord of the Rings is a singleplayer and multiplayer cinematic camera and third-person action, adventure and open world game in the Lego Middle-earth series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 8 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC)[edit]

The three Character Packs and one Weapons and Magical Items Pack DLCs were never released for the PC version, although can be modded into the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO The Lord of the Rings\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/LEGO The Lord of the Rings/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214510/pfx/[Note 1]
Mappings.dat stores Keyboard and Controller mappings.
pcconfig.txt stores all general settings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\214510\remote\savedgames\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/LEGO The Lord of the Rings/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214510/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 8 MB available.

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Effects settings.
Effects settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Select 'Aspect Ratio: From Screen-Res' in the Video settings.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Unknown fixed amount. Forcing 16xAF via the GPU Control Panel can result in minor display artefacts.[2]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA (Edge AA).
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA in Nvidia Profile Inspector with the 0x004010C1 anti-aliasing flag and the "AA Fix"; no LOD adjustment is necessary.[3]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On, Off, or 30Hz cap.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Control configuration.
Control configuration.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No mouse support.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Camera can be inverted by swapping analog stick directions in control configuration.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
DInput and XInput devices supported.
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Xbox and Generic prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
After loading a game save, enable option Vibration under Options.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Use for separate players.

Audio settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Cutscenes are hard-coded in 5.1.
Subtitles
Dialogue in Elvish is always subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Game's language follows Steam's interface language, no in-game options, nor language options in game properties.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
French
German
Hungarian
Fan made translation.
Italian
Japanese
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
Norwegian
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
Portuguese
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Available on Steam, despite not being stated in the store page.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash after the Black Rider level[edit]

After completing the Black Rider level and going into the woods past the ferry, some users have reported crashing.
Enable compatibility settings for LEGOLOTR.exe[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right-click LEGOLOTR.exe.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Properties.
  4. Once the window is open, select the Compatibility tab.
  5. Check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:".
  6. In the next drop-down, select "Windows 7".
  7. Click "OK".
Some users also reported that traveling to Hobbiton via the map, running back to and crossing the river with the ferry while leaving the hobbits behind allowed them to run through the area without crashes.[6]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL
OS X only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600, 7800
ATI Radeon X1950
Sound (audio device) 16-bit Sound Card
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.5
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/214510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (214510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References