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If you have a Windows 10 Laptop with two video drivers (usually Intel and AMD), you may have been having issues starting BFME ROTWK and many other older games.

The solution for this is basically to keep up with drivers updates :D


Go to the drivers downloads section of of your manufacturer's website, and check the latest graphics drivers. For me (on a Dell Inspiron 15R) the latest updates are an Intel September and AMD October drivers.
Now As I remember the last Intel Driver, which still had the fault, was from August or before.

If you found managed to find the new drivers for your laptop, download then (manually. DON'T use the auto maintenance or anything like that).
Delete your Intel and AMD drivers from your PC; go to Manage, then Device manager, and under Display adapters you will find two drivers the Intel and the AMD. Select the AMD first and uninstall it (make sure to check "Delete Driver Software For This Device" to completely remove the driver). Do the same for Intel then. Now go to "Uninstall a program" from the control panel and delete AMD install manager and all related softwares.

Restart your PC. Now install the new Intel Driver first. Restart. Install the new AMD driver second. Restart. And now you're good to go xD

Start the game (it will probably crash). if it did crash, right-click on desktop, and select Switchable Graphics settings. It will give you a list with the last programs that tried to use a VGA. It should automatically list game.dat and lotrbfme2ep1.exe (if not add them manually), and put their graphics settings on High Performance.

example of graphic switch settings

Now start the game and it should work correctly ;)

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

So tell me hoho96, what do you like about this website the most?

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hoho96 Creator
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The structure and format. It's so easy to present and find all kinds of content for any game.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

But have you try out some of the mod's here on this website? And if so, is there a mod here that you have enjoyed a lot, that you can recommend hoho96? Without saying Edain Mod, because I know how much you like that one ;)

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hoho96 Creator
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Hahahaha, damn I was gonna choose Edain :P
Well to be honest the game that got me to MODDB is Men of War. There are tons of addons and mission mods for it, one of which I really love is Sir Hinkel's missions.

Next are for Company of Heroes (the reason I've created an account here); Blitzkrieg and Europe at War are two most excellent mods for CoH.

For BFMEII: RotWK; besides Edian, Battles of the Third Age is also a decent mod with interesting ideas which usually prioritize movies over lore (contrary to Edain).

Now if you're a star wars fan, I've got a bunch of AMAZING mods for various space games:
Thrawn's Revenge: Imperial Civil War (for Empire at War Forces of Corruption), and Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy (for Sins of a Solar Empire) TR team is one of the best out there bringing lots of high quality units and some new factions (actually all factions are new as the time frame of the mod is right after the battle of Endor until the Vong invasion) along with new game mechanics and innovations.

Republic at War (for EaW:FoC) bringing the clone wars with some of the best models created for EaW and lots of units, and many unique indigenous life forms to inhabit most planet.
Star Wars - Clone Wars (for EaW:FoC) what makes it stand out is the new improvements to units and individual soldiers that makes ground combat for once worth playing.

Star Wars: Interregnum; one of the best and most interesting mods for Sins. based on the enhanced 4X mod for vanilla sins, Interregnum brings lots mechanics and artifacts, and a totally new story line that combines the vanilla races and star wars factions.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Company of Heroes is on of my top 10 games and of course BFME. Third Age total war was the mod that got me to this website in the first place. And there after I downloaded all type of zombie mods since I love zombie games ;)

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hoho96 Creator
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Reminded me, there was a pretty cool zombies mod for CoH. I used to have a lot of fun slaughtering hundreds of zombies with MG42s :P

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

There's still one mod here on ModDB that some are still working on zombie to CoH, try to make a new one. But they deleted the old version of it before the new one gets out :( So I can't play zombie mod any longer on CoH.

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BagaturKhan
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Salam aleikum!
Hows going on?
Hows your country?

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Helloo
Going pretty well so far. Exploring SWTOR which is like the best thing I've ever played so far XD
Country doing fairly well (LOLz) at least in my town it's been quiet for a while.

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Aragorn_Frodo
Aragorn_Frodo

Hey I have an Intel driver on my computer, and at first ROTWK didn't work. I updated my Intel driver, and then ROTWK works for a few days. After a few days (the timing is random) my driver crashes and I can do everything on my computer regularly, except ROTWK and BFME2, so I have to redo the update process and the game works again, only for (what I imagine to be the Intel Driver) to crash, becoming a cycle. Have you heard of this and do you know any way to fix it? Thanks for answering and all you do in the Edain community; it's much appreciated :)

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hoho96

I've never heard about such an issue :/
If the driver keeps crashing, there might be an issue with it. Try a complete AV scan. It may well be some malicious software.

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