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  1. #1

    Mac/Crossover Issues (Abby Nicole: Continued....)

    @JohnMHammer, again, thank you SO MUCH for your help. I would've lost hope by now had I been trying to do this alone!

    Alright, so yes, I messed with the ini file, oops. Also, I only had an ini folder and not a 64 folder. What I had originally was:

    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    WindowGeometry=@ByteArray(\x1\ xd9\xd0\xcb\0\x1\0\0\0\0\x1N\0 \0\0\\\0\0\x4\x1d\0\0\x2\x84\0 \0\x1N\0\0\0\\\0\0\x4\x1d\0\0\ x2\x84\0\0\0\0\0\0)
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1

    [User_1]
    UserName=*************
    WorldName_1=Evernight
    LastPlayed_1=2021-05-25T09:46:44
    UserFileName_1=en-LOTRO_Eula-html
    UserAckTime_1=2019-04-10T17:56:38
    UserFileName_2=en-LOTRO_TOS-html
    UserAckTime_2=2019-04-10T17:56:38

    AND THEN, what I did to it was:

    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    ScreenMode=FullScreenWindowed
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=3
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    WindowGeometry=@ByteArray(\x1\ xd9\xd0\xcb\0\x1\0\0\0\0\x1h\0 \0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\0\0\x2\xd6 \0\0\x1h\0\0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\ 0\0\x2\xd6\0\0\0\0\0\0)

    [User_1]
    UserName=********
    WorldName_1=Evernight
    LastPlayed_1=2021-05-25T15:09:21
    UserFileName_1=en-LOTRO_Eula-html
    UserAckTime_1=2019-04-10T17:56:38
    UserFileName_2=en-LOTRO_TOS-html
    UserAckTime_2=2019-04-10T17:56:38

    ------

    So, I didn't have a Graphics or Screen Mode so I added those (but also see you said to make sure Client is 1 and not any other number). I'm gonna try that now and get back to you!

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by proudlyginger View Post
    @JohnMHammer, again, thank you SO MUCH for your help. I would've lost hope by now had I been trying to do this alone!

    Alright, so yes, I messed with the ini file, oops. Also, I only had an ini folder and not a 64 folder. What I had originally was:

    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    WindowGeometry=@ByteArray(\x1\ xd9\xd0\xcb\0\x1\0\0\0\0\x1N\0 \0\0\\\0\0\x4\x1d\0\0\x2\x84\0 \0\x1N\0\0\0\\\0\0\x4\x1d\0\0\ x2\x84\0\0\0\0\0\0)
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1

    [User_1]
    UserName=*************
    WorldName_1=Evernight
    LastPlayed_1=2021-05-25T09:46:44
    UserFileName_1=en-LOTRO_Eula-html
    UserAckTime_1=2019-04-10T17:56:38
    UserFileName_2=en-LOTRO_TOS-html
    UserAckTime_2=2019-04-10T17:56:38

    AND THEN, what I did to it was:

    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    ScreenMode=FullScreenWindowed
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=3
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    WindowGeometry=@ByteArray(\x1\ xd9\xd0\xcb\0\x1\0\0\0\0\x1h\0 \0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\0\0\x2\xd6 \0\0\x1h\0\0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\ 0\0\x2\xd6\0\0\0\0\0\0)

    [User_1]
    UserName=********
    WorldName_1=Evernight
    LastPlayed_1=2021-05-25T15:09:21
    UserFileName_1=en-LOTRO_Eula-html
    UserAckTime_1=2019-04-10T17:56:38
    UserFileName_2=en-LOTRO_TOS-html
    UserAckTime_2=2019-04-10T17:56:38

    ------

    So, I didn't have a Graphics or Screen Mode so I added those (but also see you said to make sure Client is 1 and not any other number). I'm gonna try that now and get back to you!
    RIP. Didn't work, and no black screen this time (just does nothing when I press play). Here's what my code says now:

    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    ScreenMode=FullScreenWindowed
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    WindowGeometry=@ByteArray(\x1\ xd9\xd0\xcb\0\x1\0\0\0\0\x1h\0 \0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\0\0\x2\xd6 \0\0\x1h\0\0\0\xae\0\0\x4\x37\ 0\0\x2\xd6\0\0\0\0\0\0)

    [User_1]
    UserName=********
    WorldName_1=Evernight
    LastPlayed_1=2021-05-25T16:34:01
    UserFileName_1=en-LOTRO_Eula-html
    UserAckTime_1=2019-04-10T17:56:38
    UserFileName_2=en-LOTRO_TOS-html
    UserAckTime_2=2019-04-10T17:56:38

  3. #3
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    Jul 2020
    Posts
    1,170
    ----------
    For anyone else following along, this is a continuation of a thread in the Codeweavers forum. proudlyginger is a new user there and new users have posting restrictions which were preventing her from communicating with me in a way conducive to effecting a repair on her Crossover/LOTRO installation. You can find that starter thread here:
    https://www.codeweavers.com/compatib...ine?msg=239793
    ----------

    Don't give up. I know it's frustrating, it should just work but there are incompatibilities with LOTRO default display modes and Mac "retina" display settings among some other issues partly due to LOTRO being 14-year-old tech based on an even older game engine, and multiple things that can go wrong during installation. More recent versions of MacOS have extra security which complicates things, too.

    On the upside, all of the issues can be worked around. We'll get it! Maybe even soon, but if not soon then eventually...

    Let's begin by checking your Crossover bottle.

    First, check that it's a Windows 10 64-bit bottle:



    Next, check your bottle's "settings" – they should look exactly like this, those three checkmarks and no others:


    If the above is all correct, and you're able to get to the LOTRO launcher application where you choose a server and enter your login credentials, and then get a failure to launch the client (which can look like nothing happens at all, or a black screen, or some sort of "crash"); the problem is being caused by either display/resolution issues or (much less likely) permission issues.

    Let's try this:
    1- Be sure the game is not running. It's OK for Crossover to be running, but LOTRO must not be running.
    2- If you use an external monitor with your MacBook Pro, disconnect it.
    3- Look inside the folder ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online and look for a UserPreferences64.ini file. If there is one, delete it.
    4- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file with TextEdit.
    5- Select all, delete all. You now have a blank TextEdit document staring at you.
    6a- Below this list of instructions, embedded between some CODE tags, I have pasted the entire contents of a UserPreferences.ini file (minus UI and VOICE elements). This UserPreferences.ini file was created just for you – well, just for your machine, anyway.
    6b- Select the entire contents in the CODE frame, copy everything. Then paste it into your currently blank UserPreferences.ini file.
    6c- Double-check that you pasted the entire contents into your file, with nothing missing and nothing added. Scroll down in the code frame of this message to be sure.
    7- Save your UserPreferences.ini file then quit out of TextEdit.
    8a- Go to System Preferences->Displays.
    8b- Click on the SCALED radio button while holding down the OPTION key on your keyboard.
    8c- Choose 1680x1050 as your resolution.
    8d- Quit out of System Preferences.
    9- Go to Crossover and attempt to launch the game.
    10a- If you are asked about high-resolution graphics, say YES.
    10b- If you are asked about DirectX 10 or DirectX 11, say NO.
    10c- If you are asked to grant permission for anything, grant that permission/those permissions. You might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your ~/Documents folder. Or you might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your microphone. You must grant these permissions if asked! If you do not know how to do this, come back here and I will step you through it.

    Here is the full contents of the UserPreferences.ini file which I created for you. There are lines included here that aren't strictly necessary but will make future troubleshooting or modifications easier for me to help you with. As explained above, you will replace the existing contents of your UserPreferences.ini file with this:
    Code:
    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1
    LoadOnStartup=false
    AskBeforeDownload=false
    ThrottleDownload=false
    ThrottleDownloadRate=4
    AutoRetrieveUpdates=false
    AutoRetrieveUpdatesInterval=1
    KeepLauncherOpen=false
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    
    [Camera]
    AlignToSlope=False
    ResetYawWhenPlayerMoves=False
    
    [Display]
    AllowDesktopCompositing=True
    AllowFakeFullScreen=True
    AllowWindowResizing=True
    Antialiasing=2x
    ConfineFullScreenMouseCursor=True
    FixedOutputScaling=Default
    ForceFakeFullScreen=False
    FullScreen=False
    RefreshRate=Auto
    Resolution=1680x1050
    ScreenMode=Windowed
    SyncToRefresh=False
    TripleBuffering=False
    WindowedResolution=800x600
    
    [Graphics]
    AvatarTextureCompositing=True
    AvatarUpdateVisible=True
    PVMPPerformanceOverride=True
    
    [Input]
    InvertMouseLookYAxis=False
    JoystickDeadZone=0.25
    MouseLookSensitivity=0.10
    MouseLookSmoothingAmount=0.00
    PitchKeySpeed=60.00
    RollKeySpeed=60.00
    TurnKeySpeed=150.00
    XInputDetection=False
    
    [International]
    UseIME=False
    
    [Misc]
    PlayedIntroMovie=True
    TooltipDelay=0.10
    TooltipEnable=True
    
    [Net]
    BindInterface=
    ComputeUniquePort=True
    ConnectionSpeed=0.00
    UserSpecifiedPort=0
    
    [Render]
    AllowGammaChanges=True
    AlphaToCoverage=False
    AmbientLightBoost=0.00
    AmbientOcclusion=False
    AnisotropicQuality=4
    AspectRatio=Auto
    AtmosphericsDetail=High
    BlobShadows=True
    BloomIntensity=1.00
    BlurFilterQuality=High
    Brightness=1.00
    Contrast=1.00
    D3DVersionPromptedForAtStartup=10
    DisplayAdapter=0
    DistantImposters=True
    DynamicParticles=All
    EnablePortraits=True
    EnvironmentStencilShadows=True
    FarLandscapeNormalMaps=True
    FrillDensity=0.50
    FrillDistance=High
    Gamma=1.00
    GlowMapping=True
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    HavePromptedForD3D10AtStartup=False
    InteractiveWater=Low
    LandscapeDrawDistance=High
    LandscapeLightingQuality=High
    LandscapeShoreEffects=Low
    LandscapeStaticObjectShadows=High
    MaterialDetail=High
    MaxHardwareClass=0
    MeasuredFillRate=0.10
    MemoryUsage=1.00
    MeshCombining=False
    ModelDetail=High
    MultiPassLighting=True
    ObjectDrawDistance=High
    OverbrightBloomFilter=True
    PlayerCrowdQuality=1.00
    PrecipitationEffects=True
    ShadowMapQuality=1
    SpecularLighting=True
    StaticEnvironmentalObjects=True
    StencilShadows=High
    SurfaceReflections=High
    TextureDetail=High
    TextureFiltering=Sharp
    VideoPostEffects=True
    VolumetricLight=True
    
    [Sound]
    AmbientVolume=0.75
    CombatVolume=1.00
    DefaultVolume=1.00
    EAXEnabled=False
    FocusBehavior=Mute Sound
    MasterVolume=1.00
    MaxPlayingSounds=64
    MusicDisabled=False
    MusicVolume=0.50
    PersistentSound=False
    PlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    QuantizedPlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    SFXVolume=1.00
    SoundDisabled=False
    SoundFeatures=OpenAL Soft on Built-in Output
    SoundProvider=OpenAL
    UIVolume=1.00
    VOVolume=1.00
    
    [Troubleshooting]
    EngineSpeed=VeryHigh
    MaximumFrameRate=30
    ----------
    edit: If you would prefer to download a UserPreferences.ini file to just drop into your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder to replace the existing UserPreferences.ini file, here you go. Its contents are exactly identical to what I provided between the CODE tags above, this is just an alternative way to get it onto your Mac:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/al7w6pytkl...x1050.zip?dl=0
    In fact, if you experience a run failure after trying the copy-paste method, please download this file and use it to replace your existing UserPreferences.ini file, then try to run the game again.
    ----------

    Please report back with your results.

    If successful, we will set things up so that you can use the screen resolution you prefer and can reattach your external monitor if you use one. We will also get you on the far-superior 64-bit client and test out DirectX 11. But let's take things one step at a time, that way I can give you explicit instructions for each step which will avoid opportunities to introduce errors which might create additional problems.

    If not successful, don't give up! There are other things we can try. This really ought to work, though.
    Last edited by Tralfazz; May 25 2021 at 07:57 PM.

  4. #4

    you are A GENIUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfazz View Post
    ----------
    For anyone else following along, this is a continuation of a thread in the Codeweavers forum. proudlyginger is a new user there and new users have posting restrictions which were preventing her from communicating with me in a way conducive to effecting a repair on her Crossover/LOTRO installation. You can find that starter thread here:
    https://www.codeweavers.com/compatib...ine?msg=239793
    ----------

    Don't give up. I know it's frustrating, it should just work but there are incompatibilities with LOTRO default display modes and Mac "retina" display settings among some other issues partly due to LOTRO being 14-year-old tech based on an even older game engine, and multiple things that can go wrong during installation. More recent versions of MacOS have extra security which complicates things, too.

    On the upside, all of the issues can be worked around. We'll get it! Maybe even soon, but if not soon then eventually...

    Let's begin by checking your Crossover bottle.

    First, check that it's a Windows 10 64-bit bottle:



    Next, check your bottle's "settings" – they should look exactly like this, those three checkmarks and no others:


    If the above is all correct, and you're able to get to the LOTRO launcher application where you choose a server and enter your login credentials, and then get a failure to launch the client (which can look like nothing happens at all, or a black screen, or some sort of "crash"); the problem is being caused by either display/resolution issues or (much less likely) permission issues.

    Let's try this:
    1- Be sure the game is not running. It's OK for Crossover to be running, but LOTRO must not be running.
    2- If you use an external monitor with your MacBook Pro, disconnect it.
    3- Look inside the folder ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online and look for a UserPreferences64.ini file. If there is one, delete it.
    4- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file with TextEdit.
    5- Select all, delete all. You now have a blank TextEdit document staring at you.
    6a- Below this list of instructions, embedded between some CODE tags, I have pasted the entire contents of a UserPreferences.ini file (minus UI and VOICE elements). This UserPreferences.ini file was created just for you – well, just for your machine, anyway.
    6b- Select the entire contents in the CODE frame, copy everything. Then paste it into your currently blank UserPreferences.ini file.
    6c- Double-check that you pasted the entire contents into your file, with nothing missing and nothing added. Scroll down in the code frame of this message to be sure.
    7- Save your UserPreferences.ini file then quit out of TextEdit.
    8a- Go to System Preferences->Displays.
    8b- Click on the SCALED radio button while holding down the OPTION key on your keyboard.
    8c- Choose 1680x1050 as your resolution.
    8d- Quit out of System Preferences.
    9- Go to Crossover and attempt to launch the game.
    10a- If you are asked about high-resolution graphics, say YES.
    10b- If you are asked about DirectX 10 or DirectX 11, say NO.
    10c- If you are asked to grant permission for anything, grant that permission/those permissions. You might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your ~/Documents folder. Or you might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your microphone. You must grant these permissions if asked! If you do not know how to do this, come back here and I will step you through it.

    Here is the full contents of the UserPreferences.ini file which I created for you. There are lines included here that aren't strictly necessary but will make future troubleshooting or modifications easier for me to help you with. As explained above, you will replace the existing contents of your UserPreferences.ini file with this:
    Code:
    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1
    LoadOnStartup=false
    AskBeforeDownload=false
    ThrottleDownload=false
    ThrottleDownloadRate=4
    AutoRetrieveUpdates=false
    AutoRetrieveUpdatesInterval=1
    KeepLauncherOpen=false
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    
    [Camera]
    AlignToSlope=False
    ResetYawWhenPlayerMoves=False
    
    [Display]
    AllowDesktopCompositing=True
    AllowFakeFullScreen=True
    AllowWindowResizing=True
    Antialiasing=2x
    ConfineFullScreenMouseCursor=True
    FixedOutputScaling=Default
    ForceFakeFullScreen=False
    FullScreen=False
    RefreshRate=Auto
    Resolution=1680x1050
    ScreenMode=Windowed
    SyncToRefresh=False
    TripleBuffering=False
    WindowedResolution=800x600
    
    [Graphics]
    AvatarTextureCompositing=True
    AvatarUpdateVisible=True
    PVMPPerformanceOverride=True
    
    [Input]
    InvertMouseLookYAxis=False
    JoystickDeadZone=0.25
    MouseLookSensitivity=0.10
    MouseLookSmoothingAmount=0.00
    PitchKeySpeed=60.00
    RollKeySpeed=60.00
    TurnKeySpeed=150.00
    XInputDetection=False
    
    [International]
    UseIME=False
    
    [Misc]
    PlayedIntroMovie=True
    TooltipDelay=0.10
    TooltipEnable=True
    
    [Net]
    BindInterface=
    ComputeUniquePort=True
    ConnectionSpeed=0.00
    UserSpecifiedPort=0
    
    [Render]
    AllowGammaChanges=True
    AlphaToCoverage=False
    AmbientLightBoost=0.00
    AmbientOcclusion=False
    AnisotropicQuality=4
    AspectRatio=Auto
    AtmosphericsDetail=High
    BlobShadows=True
    BloomIntensity=1.00
    BlurFilterQuality=High
    Brightness=1.00
    Contrast=1.00
    D3DVersionPromptedForAtStartup=10
    DisplayAdapter=0
    DistantImposters=True
    DynamicParticles=All
    EnablePortraits=True
    EnvironmentStencilShadows=True
    FarLandscapeNormalMaps=True
    FrillDensity=0.50
    FrillDistance=High
    Gamma=1.00
    GlowMapping=True
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    HavePromptedForD3D10AtStartup=False
    InteractiveWater=Low
    LandscapeDrawDistance=High
    LandscapeLightingQuality=High
    LandscapeShoreEffects=Low
    LandscapeStaticObjectShadows=High
    MaterialDetail=High
    MaxHardwareClass=0
    MeasuredFillRate=0.10
    MemoryUsage=1.00
    MeshCombining=False
    ModelDetail=High
    MultiPassLighting=True
    ObjectDrawDistance=High
    OverbrightBloomFilter=True
    PlayerCrowdQuality=1.00
    PrecipitationEffects=True
    ShadowMapQuality=1
    SpecularLighting=True
    StaticEnvironmentalObjects=True
    StencilShadows=High
    SurfaceReflections=High
    TextureDetail=High
    TextureFiltering=Sharp
    VideoPostEffects=True
    VolumetricLight=True
    
    [Sound]
    AmbientVolume=0.75
    CombatVolume=1.00
    DefaultVolume=1.00
    EAXEnabled=False
    FocusBehavior=Mute Sound
    MasterVolume=1.00
    MaxPlayingSounds=64
    MusicDisabled=False
    MusicVolume=0.50
    PersistentSound=False
    PlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    QuantizedPlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    SFXVolume=1.00
    SoundDisabled=False
    SoundFeatures=OpenAL Soft on Built-in Output
    SoundProvider=OpenAL
    UIVolume=1.00
    VOVolume=1.00
    
    [Troubleshooting]
    EngineSpeed=VeryHigh
    MaximumFrameRate=30
    ----------
    edit: If you would prefer to download a UserPreferences.ini file to just drop into your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder to replace the existing UserPreferences.ini file, here you go. Its contents are exactly identical to what I provided between the CODE tags above, this is just an alternative way to get it onto your Mac:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/al7w6pytkl...x1050.zip?dl=0
    In fact, if you experience a run failure after trying the copy-paste method, please download this file and use it to replace your existing UserPreferences.ini file, then try to run the game again.
    ----------

    Please report back with your results.

    If successful, we will set things up so that you can use the screen resolution you prefer and can reattach your external monitor if you use one. We will also get you on the far-superior 64-bit client and test out DirectX 11. But let's take things one step at a time, that way I can give you explicit instructions for each step which will avoid opportunities to introduce errors which might create additional problems.

    If not successful, don't give up! There are other things we can try. This really ought to work, though.
    FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, it's working! Wowee, I am so grateful (been playing this game for about 8 years now, and it never gets old). I really do appreciate you taking the time to help me through these steps :-) As for next steps with DirectX 11 and 64 bit, I'm all ears!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Posts
    1,170
    Quote Originally Posted by proudlyginger View Post
    FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, it's working! Wowee, I am so grateful (been playing this game for about 8 years now, and it never gets old). I really do appreciate you taking the time to help me through these steps :-) As for next steps with DirectX 11 and 64 bit, I'm all ears!
    I am so glad to hear that! Sometimes people make little mistakes or there's something I forgot to ask about or didn't ask in a way that produces a useful answer and in those cases a full-replacement .ini file tailored for that person's Mac gets the job done. It's close to the nuclear option, though, because you really shouldn't download and use a file from some Internet rando like me if you can avoid it.

    Before doing anything below, be sure no part of LOTRO is running. It's OK if Crossover is running, but LOTRO cannot be running when making these changes.

    A- Let's get you set up with your normal screen resolution.
    1- Go to System Preferences->Displays and click on DEFAULT FOR DISPLAY. Or if you use some other resolution, set it the way you like it. Then quit out of System Preferences.
    2- Open the ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file with TextEdit.
    3- Look for the line...
    Resolution=1680x1050
    ...and change the value from 1680x1050 to whatever resolution you usually use on your Mac. I don't know what that is, if I did I would tell you! If you don't know, go to System Preferences->Displays and click on the SCALED radio button while holding the OPTION key – the resolution highlighted is the resolution you are currently using.
    4-Look for the line...
    ScreenMode=Windowed
    ...and change the value from Windowed to FullScreenWindowed.
    5- Save the file, quit out of TextEdit, launch the game using Crossover.
    6a- If successful, move on to B below.
    6b- If unsuccessful, report back here with as much detail as possible and we will get it working with some additional steps.

    B- Let's prep a functional UserPreferences64.ini file and get you on the far superior 64-bit client.
    1- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file and change the line...
    GameClientType=1
    ...to GameClientType=3.
    2- Save your change and then quit out of TextEdit.
    3- Make a copy of your UserPreferences.ini file using the Finder. (You can do this with an option-drag or the Duplicate command.)
    4- Change the name of the copy you just made to UserPreferences64.ini.
    5- Be sure your new UserPreferences64.ini file is located in the same folder as your UserPreferences.ini file, the ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder.
    6- Launch the game using Crossover.
    7a- If successful, move on to C below.
    7b- If unsuccessful, report back here with as much detail as possible and we will get it working with some additional steps.

    C- Let's test DirectX 11. DirectX 9 is fine, but DirectX 11 is better. However, some graphics cards and many integrated graphics systems have issues with DirectX 11. If it works, it's better to use it. If it doesn't work, you can go back to DirectX 9 easily.
    1- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences64.ini file and change the line...
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    ...to GraphicsCore=D3D11.
    2- Save your change and then quit out of TextEdit.
    3- Launch the game using Crossover.
    4a- If the game launches and you can play, play with DirectX 11 enabled until/unless you run into a problem. If you run into a problem, you should go back to DirectX 9. If you don't run into a problem, DirectX 11 is the better choice so keep using it. You can go back to DirectX 9 by using the in-game OPTIONS panel if needed.
    4b- If the game fails to launch or you immediately have problems, you need to go back to DirectX 9. You can go back to DirectX 9 without even being able to get to the in-game options panel by using TextEdit to change the line in UserPreferences64.ini back to GraphicsCore=D3D9 (while the game is not running, of course).

    Please report back with your results of all this. You should not run into any problems with A or B but they're both important for the game to run well and for your general happiness with using your Mac. C might not work but that's OK and is covered in the Part C instructions.

    And once you get through A, B, and C you can use the in-game OPTIONS panel and other in-game tools to set things up as you like.

    I strongly recommend that you not delete (and in fact that you keep a backup copy of) your The Lord of the Rings Online folder (the one inside your ~/Documents folder) even if you delete the game (i.e. delete the Crossover bottle) again as you did once before. That folder will allow you to get running again if you decide to delete and then reinstall the game again for some reason, or if you ever want to play on another computer - even a Windows computer. That folder contains not only known-good settings that will allow the game to run without issues but your keybinds, your layouts, plugins, plugin data, and a lot more besides.

    Thanks for having the patience to stick with this until you achieved success. Have fun with LOTRO!

  6. #6
    WOOHOO! (Almost) everything worked! So I got DX11 up and running, but into about 5 minutes of gameplay, my screen started doing this thing like it had taken mushrooms lol. Bright distorting light, and such! I'm assuming that's one of the potential problems of DX11 aforementioned. I'll switch back to DX9, and I'm sure everything will be smooth sailing. One more question: Do you have any tricks for fixing some lag issues? Mine are as simple as when my character is walking, the game will skip with lag. This could be due to the fact of the game getting old, which I can totally handle, but if you did have any tricks - I'd love to hear em!


    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfazz View Post
    I am so glad to hear that! Sometimes people make little mistakes or there's something I forgot to ask about or didn't ask in a way that produces a useful answer and in those cases a full-replacement .ini file tailored for that person's Mac gets the job done. It's close to the nuclear option, though, because you really shouldn't download and use a file from some Internet rando like me if you can avoid it.

    Before doing anything below, be sure no part of LOTRO is running. It's OK if Crossover is running, but LOTRO cannot be running when making these changes.

    A- Let's get you set up with your normal screen resolution.
    1- Go to System Preferences->Displays and click on DEFAULT FOR DISPLAY. Or if you use some other resolution, set it the way you like it. Then quit out of System Preferences.
    2- Open the ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file with TextEdit.
    3- Look for the line...
    Resolution=1680x1050
    ...and change the value from 1680x1050 to whatever resolution you usually use on your Mac. I don't know what that is, if I did I would tell you! If you don't know, go to System Preferences->Displays and click on the SCALED radio button while holding the OPTION key – the resolution highlighted is the resolution you are currently using.
    4-Look for the line...
    ScreenMode=Windowed
    ...and change the value from Windowed to FullScreenWindowed.
    5- Save the file, quit out of TextEdit, launch the game using Crossover.
    6a- If successful, move on to B below.
    6b- If unsuccessful, report back here with as much detail as possible and we will get it working with some additional steps.

    B- Let's prep a functional UserPreferences64.ini file and get you on the far superior 64-bit client.
    1- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file and change the line...
    GameClientType=1
    ...to GameClientType=3.
    2- Save your change and then quit out of TextEdit.
    3- Make a copy of your UserPreferences.ini file using the Finder. (You can do this with an option-drag or the Duplicate command.)
    4- Change the name of the copy you just made to UserPreferences64.ini.
    5- Be sure your new UserPreferences64.ini file is located in the same folder as your UserPreferences.ini file, the ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder.
    6- Launch the game using Crossover.
    7a- If successful, move on to C below.
    7b- If unsuccessful, report back here with as much detail as possible and we will get it working with some additional steps.

    C- Let's test DirectX 11. DirectX 9 is fine, but DirectX 11 is better. However, some graphics cards and many integrated graphics systems have issues with DirectX 11. If it works, it's better to use it. If it doesn't work, you can go back to DirectX 9 easily.
    1- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences64.ini file and change the line...
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    ...to GraphicsCore=D3D11.
    2- Save your change and then quit out of TextEdit.
    3- Launch the game using Crossover.
    4a- If the game launches and you can play, play with DirectX 11 enabled until/unless you run into a problem. If you run into a problem, you should go back to DirectX 9. If you don't run into a problem, DirectX 11 is the better choice so keep using it. You can go back to DirectX 9 by using the in-game OPTIONS panel if needed.
    4b- If the game fails to launch or you immediately have problems, you need to go back to DirectX 9. You can go back to DirectX 9 without even being able to get to the in-game options panel by using TextEdit to change the line in UserPreferences64.ini back to GraphicsCore=D3D9 (while the game is not running, of course).

    Please report back with your results of all this. You should not run into any problems with A or B but they're both important for the game to run well and for your general happiness with using your Mac. C might not work but that's OK and is covered in the Part C instructions.

    And once you get through A, B, and C you can use the in-game OPTIONS panel and other in-game tools to set things up as you like.

    I strongly recommend that you not delete (and in fact that you keep a backup copy of) your The Lord of the Rings Online folder (the one inside your ~/Documents folder) even if you delete the game (i.e. delete the Crossover bottle) again as you did once before. That folder will allow you to get running again if you decide to delete and then reinstall the game again for some reason, or if you ever want to play on another computer - even a Windows computer. That folder contains not only known-good settings that will allow the game to run without issues but your keybinds, your layouts, plugins, plugin data, and a lot more besides.

    Thanks for having the patience to stick with this until you achieved success. Have fun with LOTRO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by proudlyginger View Post
    WOOHOO! (Almost) everything worked! So I got DX11 up and running, but into about 5 minutes of gameplay, my screen started doing this thing like it had taken mushrooms lol. Bright distorting light, and such! I'm assuming that's one of the potential problems of DX11 aforementioned. I'll switch back to DX9, and I'm sure everything will be smooth sailing.
    You could try to stick with DirectX 11 and adjust a bunch of other graphics settings. While not completely random it's very hard to say just what might work for you. It will be time-consuming: If you have the time and enjoy little technical challenges, go for it as long as you are willing to accept defeat at the end if necessary. If you would rather just play the game, stick with DirectX 9. DirectX 9 works very well, there are a few minor glitches (mostly related to drawing target circles at a distance and some lighting effects such as those associated with a Lore Master's tar patches) but most people don't notice them at all. In fact, if you were using SSG's "Mac"/WINE client in the past, you were using DirectX 9 because that's the only version of DirectX which will work under SSG's current "Mac"/WINE client. Some raiders have issue with DirectX 9 because of the target circle thing, other complaints are extremely minor and very rare – DirectX 9 is fine so if you use it and it's not bugging you in some way, don't think about it any more. Just don't use DirectX 10, although if you want to have a laugh go to Evendim and explore the river bank with DirectX 10 enabled – there are lots of other areas where DirectX 10 is a hot mess, it's just terrible in some zones (yet weirdly just fine in others).

    ----------
    edit:
    I'll also note that the psychedelic effects you experienced could be due to your Mac overheating. You could try disabling your processor's Turbo Boost using TurboBoostSwitcher, a free utility:
    http://tbswitcher.rugarciap.com
    I use this a lot, I find that Turbo Boost heats things up without really impacting my work (and play) very much. It's a useful CPU feature for well-cooled machines or for short bursty tasks but it's not good for continuing tasks (such as playing a game) or poorly-cooled machines (such as your MacBook Pro). When I play LOTRO with my Mac Mini (late-2012 i7 2.6GHz) I use TurboBoostSwitcher to disable the turbo boost, in fact I leave it disabled almost all the time on that Mac. My iMac doesn't have turbo boost and that's one of the reasons I chose this specific model when I bought it.

    I'll also note, and I will hope this is not the case, that the psychedelic effects you experienced could be due to your Mac's graphics card getting ready to die. There's nothing I can do to help you with that and I sincerely hope that is not the case. It is most likely NOT the case, I just wanted to point out that it is a possibility. Since there's nothing you can do about it, try to not worry about it, either.
    ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by proudlyginger View Post
    One more question: Do you have any tricks for fixing some lag issues? Mine are as simple as when my character is walking, the game will skip with lag. This could be due to the fact of the game getting old, which I can totally handle, but if you did have any tricks - I'd love to hear em!
    This can be caused by a lot of things: Server load (which has nothing to do with you). Graphics settings turned up too high (the .ini file I gave you has almost all graphics settings at or close to max for your Mac so you might want to adjust that down some using the in-game OPTIONS panel). If you're running any other applications at the same time they might be stealing CPU cycles and certainly some of your RAM which could otherwise be used by LOTRO so quit out of anything else you don't need to have running at the same time. Virus-checking software is notorious for demanding CPU time, disable that if you have any – your Mac isn't going to be hurt by a virus scan every now and then but it just doesn't need some always-on virus-checker. If you have one of those MacCleaner/MacBetter/Mac-whatever applications that claim to make your Mac safer/faster/better I suggest you delete it, they are all unnecessary and are all worthless garbage and often glitch things up for other demanding applications.

    Finally, check your network, a reset sometimes helps: Shut down your Mac, shut down your router, shut down your cable modem or whatever. Wait two full minutes. Then, starting from the furthest "upstream" device (for most people that's their cable modem), turn things on ONE AT A TIME. Let each device boot up completely (wait two full minutes if you can't tell if something has fully booted or not), then go on to the next device (for most people that means cable modem first, then router, then computer). This will refresh your DNS caches and establish a fresh connection to your ISP, it often solves a lot of problems and isn't a bad thing to do prophylacticly once a month or so.

    If anything else comes up, I'll do my best to help. Use this thread unless it's not Mac-related.
    Last edited by Tralfazz; May 26 2021 at 10:46 AM.

  8. #8
    Thank you so much!!! So, I went back with 9, and it works perfectly (very little lag, and no weird psychedelic effect). I downloaded the app to disable turbo boost as well, so looking forward to trying that out :-) I appreciate all the advice, and MOSTLY, I appreciate you sticking with me to figure this out! So excited to get back to playing, and it's all thanks to you! You're awesome


    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfazz View Post
    You could try to stick with DirectX 11 and adjust a bunch of other graphics settings. While not completely random it's very hard to say just what might work for you. It will be time-consuming: If you have the time and enjoy little technical challenges, go for it as long as you are willing to accept defeat at the end if necessary. If you would rather just play the game, stick with DirectX 9. DirectX 9 works very well, there are a few minor glitches (mostly related to drawing target circles at a distance and some lighting effects such as those associated with a Lore Master's tar patches) but most people don't notice them at all. In fact, if you were using SSG's "Mac"/WINE client in the past, you were using DirectX 9 because that's the only version of DirectX which will work under SSG's current "Mac"/WINE client. Some raiders have issue with DirectX 9 because of the target circle thing, other complaints are extremely minor and very rare – DirectX 9 is fine so if you use it and it's not bugging you in some way, don't think about it any more. Just don't use DirectX 10, although if you want to have a laugh go to Evendim and explore the river bank with DirectX 10 enabled – there are lots of other areas where DirectX 10 is a hot mess, it's just terrible in some zones (yet weirdly just fine in others).

    ----------
    edit:
    I'll also note that the psychedelic effects you experienced could be due to your Mac overheating. You could try disabling your processor's Turbo Boost using TurboBoostSwitcher, a free utility:
    http://tbswitcher.rugarciap.com
    I use this a lot, I find that Turbo Boost heats things up without really impacting my work (and play) very much. It's a useful CPU feature for well-cooled machines or for short bursty tasks but it's not good for continuing tasks (such as playing a game) or poorly-cooled machines (such as your MacBook Pro). When I play LOTRO with my Mac Mini (late-2012 i7 2.6GHz) I use TurboBoostSwitcher to disable the turbo boost, in fact I leave it disabled almost all the time on that Mac. My iMac doesn't have turbo boost and that's one of the reasons I chose this specific model when I bought it.

    I'll also note, and I will hope this is not the case, that the psychedelic effects you experienced could be due to your Mac's graphics card getting ready to die. There's nothing I can do to help you with that and I sincerely hope that is not the case. It is most likely NOT the case, I just wanted to point out that it is a possibility. Since there's nothing you can do about it, try to not worry about it, either.
    ----------


    This can be caused by a lot of things: Server load (which has nothing to do with you). Graphics settings turned up too high (the .ini file I gave you has almost all graphics settings at or close to max for your Mac so you might want to adjust that down some using the in-game OPTIONS panel). If you're running any other applications at the same time they might be stealing CPU cycles and certainly some of your RAM which could otherwise be used by LOTRO so quit out of anything else you don't need to have running at the same time. Virus-checking software is notorious for demanding CPU time, disable that if you have any – your Mac isn't going to be hurt by a virus scan every now and then but it just doesn't need some always-on virus-checker. If you have one of those MacCleaner/MacBetter/Mac-whatever applications that claim to make your Mac safer/faster/better I suggest you delete it, they are all unnecessary and are all worthless garbage and often glitch things up for other demanding applications.

    Finally, check your network, a reset sometimes helps: Shut down your Mac, shut down your router, shut down your cable modem or whatever. Wait two full minutes. Then, starting from the furthest "upstream" device (for most people that's their cable modem), turn things on ONE AT A TIME. Let each device boot up completely (wait two full minutes if you can't tell if something has fully booted or not), then go on to the next device (for most people that means cable modem first, then router, then computer). This will refresh your DNS caches and establish a fresh connection to your ISP, it often solves a lot of problems and isn't a bad thing to do prophylacticly once a month or so.

    If anything else comes up, I'll do my best to help. Use this thread unless it's not Mac-related.

  9. #9
    Thanks a lot for putting this up.

    But I can't make the first part work.

    The game just crashes after applying what you said here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfazz View Post
    ----------
    For anyone else following along, this is a continuation of a thread in the Codeweavers forum. proudlyginger is a new user there and new users have posting restrictions which were preventing her from communicating with me in a way conducive to effecting a repair on her Crossover/LOTRO installation. You can find that starter thread here:
    https://www.codeweavers.com/compatib...ine?msg=239793
    ----------

    Don't give up. I know it's frustrating, it should just work but there are incompatibilities with LOTRO default display modes and Mac "retina" display settings among some other issues partly due to LOTRO being 14-year-old tech based on an even older game engine, and multiple things that can go wrong during installation. More recent versions of MacOS have extra security which complicates things, too.

    On the upside, all of the issues can be worked around. We'll get it! Maybe even soon, but if not soon then eventually...

    Let's begin by checking your Crossover bottle.

    First, check that it's a Windows 10 64-bit bottle:



    Next, check your bottle's "settings" – they should look exactly like this, those three checkmarks and no others:


    If the above is all correct, and you're able to get to the LOTRO launcher application where you choose a server and enter your login credentials, and then get a failure to launch the client (which can look like nothing happens at all, or a black screen, or some sort of "crash"); the problem is being caused by either display/resolution issues or (much less likely) permission issues.

    Let's try this:
    1- Be sure the game is not running. It's OK for Crossover to be running, but LOTRO must not be running.
    2- If you use an external monitor with your MacBook Pro, disconnect it.
    3- Look inside the folder ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online and look for a UserPreferences64.ini file. If there is one, delete it.
    4- Open your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/UserPreferences.ini file with TextEdit.
    5- Select all, delete all. You now have a blank TextEdit document staring at you.
    6a- Below this list of instructions, embedded between some CODE tags, I have pasted the entire contents of a UserPreferences.ini file (minus UI and VOICE elements). This UserPreferences.ini file was created just for you – well, just for your machine, anyway.
    6b- Select the entire contents in the CODE frame, copy everything. Then paste it into your currently blank UserPreferences.ini file.
    6c- Double-check that you pasted the entire contents into your file, with nothing missing and nothing added. Scroll down in the code frame of this message to be sure.
    7- Save your UserPreferences.ini file then quit out of TextEdit.
    8a- Go to System Preferences->Displays.
    8b- Click on the SCALED radio button while holding down the OPTION key on your keyboard.
    8c- Choose 1680x1050 as your resolution.
    8d- Quit out of System Preferences.
    9- Go to Crossover and attempt to launch the game.
    10a- If you are asked about high-resolution graphics, say YES.
    10b- If you are asked about DirectX 10 or DirectX 11, say NO.
    10c- If you are asked to grant permission for anything, grant that permission/those permissions. You might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your ~/Documents folder. Or you might be asked to grant permission for LOTRO to access your microphone. You must grant these permissions if asked! If you do not know how to do this, come back here and I will step you through it.

    Here is the full contents of the UserPreferences.ini file which I created for you. There are lines included here that aren't strictly necessary but will make future troubleshooting or modifications easier for me to help you with. As explained above, you will replace the existing contents of your UserPreferences.ini file with this:
    Code:
    [Launcher]
    LastLocale=en
    FirstRun=false
    AllowMultipleInstances=true
    PreCache=true
    SelectLastPlayedWorld=false
    GameClientType=1
    LoadOnStartup=false
    AskBeforeDownload=false
    ThrottleDownload=false
    ThrottleDownloadRate=4
    AutoRetrieveUpdates=false
    AutoRetrieveUpdatesInterval=1
    KeepLauncherOpen=false
    UseHighResolutionGameData=true
    
    [Camera]
    AlignToSlope=False
    ResetYawWhenPlayerMoves=False
    
    [Display]
    AllowDesktopCompositing=True
    AllowFakeFullScreen=True
    AllowWindowResizing=True
    Antialiasing=2x
    ConfineFullScreenMouseCursor=True
    FixedOutputScaling=Default
    ForceFakeFullScreen=False
    FullScreen=False
    RefreshRate=Auto
    Resolution=1680x1050
    ScreenMode=Windowed
    SyncToRefresh=False
    TripleBuffering=False
    WindowedResolution=800x600
    
    [Graphics]
    AvatarTextureCompositing=True
    AvatarUpdateVisible=True
    PVMPPerformanceOverride=True
    
    [Input]
    InvertMouseLookYAxis=False
    JoystickDeadZone=0.25
    MouseLookSensitivity=0.10
    MouseLookSmoothingAmount=0.00
    PitchKeySpeed=60.00
    RollKeySpeed=60.00
    TurnKeySpeed=150.00
    XInputDetection=False
    
    [International]
    UseIME=False
    
    [Misc]
    PlayedIntroMovie=True
    TooltipDelay=0.10
    TooltipEnable=True
    
    [Net]
    BindInterface=
    ComputeUniquePort=True
    ConnectionSpeed=0.00
    UserSpecifiedPort=0
    
    [Render]
    AllowGammaChanges=True
    AlphaToCoverage=False
    AmbientLightBoost=0.00
    AmbientOcclusion=False
    AnisotropicQuality=4
    AspectRatio=Auto
    AtmosphericsDetail=High
    BlobShadows=True
    BloomIntensity=1.00
    BlurFilterQuality=High
    Brightness=1.00
    Contrast=1.00
    D3DVersionPromptedForAtStartup=10
    DisplayAdapter=0
    DistantImposters=True
    DynamicParticles=All
    EnablePortraits=True
    EnvironmentStencilShadows=True
    FarLandscapeNormalMaps=True
    FrillDensity=0.50
    FrillDistance=High
    Gamma=1.00
    GlowMapping=True
    GraphicsCore=D3D9
    HavePromptedForD3D10AtStartup=False
    InteractiveWater=Low
    LandscapeDrawDistance=High
    LandscapeLightingQuality=High
    LandscapeShoreEffects=Low
    LandscapeStaticObjectShadows=High
    MaterialDetail=High
    MaxHardwareClass=0
    MeasuredFillRate=0.10
    MemoryUsage=1.00
    MeshCombining=False
    ModelDetail=High
    MultiPassLighting=True
    ObjectDrawDistance=High
    OverbrightBloomFilter=True
    PlayerCrowdQuality=1.00
    PrecipitationEffects=True
    ShadowMapQuality=1
    SpecularLighting=True
    StaticEnvironmentalObjects=True
    StencilShadows=High
    SurfaceReflections=High
    TextureDetail=High
    TextureFiltering=Sharp
    VideoPostEffects=True
    VolumetricLight=True
    
    [Sound]
    AmbientVolume=0.75
    CombatVolume=1.00
    DefaultVolume=1.00
    EAXEnabled=False
    FocusBehavior=Mute Sound
    MasterVolume=1.00
    MaxPlayingSounds=64
    MusicDisabled=False
    MusicVolume=0.50
    PersistentSound=False
    PlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    QuantizedPlayerMusicVolume=1.00
    SFXVolume=1.00
    SoundDisabled=False
    SoundFeatures=OpenAL Soft on Built-in Output
    SoundProvider=OpenAL
    UIVolume=1.00
    VOVolume=1.00
    
    [Troubleshooting]
    EngineSpeed=VeryHigh
    MaximumFrameRate=30
    ----------
    edit: If you would prefer to download a UserPreferences.ini file to just drop into your ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder to replace the existing UserPreferences.ini file, here you go. Its contents are exactly identical to what I provided between the CODE tags above, this is just an alternative way to get it onto your Mac:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/al7w6pytkl...x1050.zip?dl=0
    In fact, if you experience a run failure after trying the copy-paste method, please download this file and use it to replace your existing UserPreferences.ini file, then try to run the game again.
    ----------

    Please report back with your results.

    If successful, we will set things up so that you can use the screen resolution you prefer and can reattach your external monitor if you use one. We will also get you on the far-superior 64-bit client and test out DirectX 11. But let's take things one step at a time, that way I can give you explicit instructions for each step which will avoid opportunities to introduce errors which might create additional problems.

    If not successful, don't give up! There are other things we can try. This really ought to work, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasagabaster View Post
    I can't make the first part work.

    The game just crashes after applying what you said here.
    Hi there, Lasagabaster! Just like the title you get when doing the Bingo Boffin quests, I am HAPPY TO HELP. I need some information first:
    1- What is your exact model of Mac? For example, I have a 2019 21.5" iMac.
    2- Which CPU does your Mac use? For example, I have a 3.6GHz Intel Core i3.
    3- How much RAM does your Mac have? For example, I have 32gb of RAM.
    4- What video card or video subsystem does your Mac have? For example, I have a Radeon Pro 555x.
    5- If your Mac has a discrete video card, how much VRAM does it have? For example, I have 2gb of VRAM.
    6- What version of MacOS are you using? For example, I am using MacOS 12.3.1 Monterey.
    7- What version of Crossover are you using? For example, I am using Version 21.2 (21.2.0.33926).
    8- Have you ever played LOTRO before, on any computer? If so, was it a Mac?
    9- Do you use any virus-scanning or malware-checking or Mac Super Duper Cleaner Faster Better-type of software? If so, I will tell you right now that it is probably getting in your way and should be disabled at least until you get LOTRO running. I can provide instructions later for enabling such software in such a way that it will not interfere with Crossover, but for now it's best to disable it.
    10- If you've played LOTRO before on any computer (PC or Mac), do you have a copy of the ~/Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online folder from your earlier installation? If so, where is it – i.e. is it on the Mac on which you are currently trying to get the game to run on, or on some other computer or boot volume?
    11- At what point does the game crash? Please be as specific as possible. For example, does it crash when you attempt to run the LOTRO launcher application? Or perhaps the LOTRO launcher application runs normally but after you enter your credentials, select a server, and click PLAY the game client fails to launch? Or perhaps the game client launches but you see it crash at some point after launch. Be as detailed as possible in your reply.
    Last edited by Tralfazz; Apr 23 2022 at 02:53 PM. Reason: added a comma

  11. #11
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    Crossover suddenly not working; anyone else?

    Hello -- I've been playing LOTRO on my M1 MacBook Air for a while now, even as recently as a few days ago. But just now, when I clicked on "Play"
    after giving my login info, I got the black screen I have heard so much about. Is this the result of a recent update? Is it happening to anyone else? In any case, does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,

    Thoronlin

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by angryhands View Post
    Hello -- I've been playing LOTRO on my M1 MacBook Air for a while now, even as recently as a few days ago. But just now, when I clicked on "Play"
    after giving my login info, I got the black screen I have heard so much about. Is this the result of a recent update? Is it happening to anyone else? In any case, does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,

    Thoronlin
    Never mind - I "solved" it by disconnecting my external monitor(s), successfully launching LOTRO on the native screen, then adding the monitors, quitting LOTRO, and re-launching.

 

 

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