What are the system requirements for LOTRO?

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LOTRO System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (64bit recommended for high resolution)
Processor: Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon II or better
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: GeForce 7XXX / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series
with 512MB or more of dedicated video memory
Internet Connection: Cable/DSL or equivalent
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Disk Space: 20GB to 26GB for high resolution*
(Allow for additional +3GB for international builds)

* High resolution game data or "Hi-res Textures" are only recommended for 64bit versions of Windows, for users on 32bit Windows the 'standard resolution' download (direct link here) is required.

Recommended System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1 or newer
Processor : Core i5 / AMD FX-8100 or better
Memory: 4GB minimum
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8XXX / AMD Radeon HD 6### series or newer with 1GB or more of dedicated video memory
Internet Connection: Cable or better
DirectX: DirectX 11
Disk Space: 26GB for high resolution
(Allow for additional +3GB for international builds)

Additional Notes:

Please keep in mind that these are requirements we feel should allow you to run the game reliably at low to moderate settings. If you wish to experience the game at the highest settings, additional system memory and higher end graphics cards should be considered.  If you are running below any of these requirements, you may encounter graphical issues or poor overall game play performance, which Turbine may be unable to troubleshoot.

DVD Installs:  All versions of the DVD based installation should not be used simply due to the age of the game version they install, it is recommended that the up to date installation download be used instead of any DVD disk based installation methods to avoid issues updating and connecting.

Why is DirectX 9.0c required when I have DirectX 10 or 11, or I already have 9 installed?

The game requires specific files relating to DirectX 9.0c that may not be included with later versions of DirectX, as each is a separate installation and has separate files. Additionally, the game may also require specific customized versions of DirectX files that may not be included with your version of DirectX, and as such it may require these customized files are also installed in order to function correctly.

DirectX information can be found at support.microsoft.com and DirectX can also be updated via the site here as well.

Unsupported Operating Systems:

Currently LOTRO is not supported on the following operating systems or hardware:

  • Windows XP or earlier versions
  • Any beta or preview versions of Windows releases
  • Linux
  • PlayStation, Wii, or XBox hardware

If you need additional assistance, please contact Turbine Technical Support.

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