Update – 11th of February 2022:
Holy smokes, it has been a long time since I wrote this post, but finally I have an update. I tried the solution further down in this post and it worked for me right away. Tried launching the game a few minutes a go and tested a skirmish. 🙂
So the game actually runs on Windows 10 with Lisulis fix. Hope this is of help to some of you out there, so that you can enjoy a good game of BFME II!
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Back in 2014 I made a post about how to get Battle for Middle Earth running on PC’s with Windows 8. Since then I have purchased a new system and that one is running Windows 10. Unfortunately it does not come with an optical drive, but I’m going to get an USB-one very soon, so that I can install this game. However, in anticipation of this, I’ve been doing some research on solutions for getting Battle for Middle Earth II running on Windows 10.
A user called Lisulis posted this solution in the Windows help forum:
I have found a solution for windows 10! So the options.ini file creation does work. You just need to make sure you actually put an .ini (configuration) file into it and not create a text file. You cannot just create a text file and rename it options.ini!
Here’s what I did:
- Search in your C: drive for “.ini”
- Copy any .ini file into the game folder located at (C:)>Users>your username>appdata>roaming>game folder
- Rename the file to “options”, open in it notepad or notepad++ and replace existing text with what is below this. Hope this works for you!
AllHealthBars = yes
AlternateMouseSetup = no
AmbientVolume = 50
AudioLOD = High
Brightness = 50
FixedStaticGameLOD = UltraHigh
FlashTutorial = 0
HasSeenLogoMovies = yes
HeatEffects = yes
IdealStaticGameLOD = Low
IsThreadedLoad = yes
MovieVolume = 70
MusicVolume = 70
Resolution = 1920 1080
SFXVolume = 70
ScrollFactor = 50
StaticGameLOD = UltraHigh
TimesInGame = 54
UnitDecals = yes
UseEAX3 = no
VoiceVolume = 70
[info] = Lotr.csf
*Note: You may have to change the resolution
Thought I’d post it here in case someone was looking for a solution to this problem. 🙂 Please let me know if it works or not.
I will let you know how it goes as soon as I got it installed myself. 😉
Source: Windows help forum