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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/24/07)  | Pub:Midway Games
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Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/19/04
Posts: 6382

OP  1/15/09 5:52:18 AM#1

For anyone curious the game runs great in Win 7 beta and now I can see why everone raved about the DX10 Graphics. Shadows and textures look great. I am running everything at Ultra high, anti alias at 4X, antistropic filtering maxxed, all draw distances and detail sliders maxxed. Framerates in Trollshaws averaged 80 FPS and spikes to over 100 FPS occasionaly, Bree around 70FPS, spikes to over 100 FPS. Indoors 300FPS.

system specs E8400, 2 gig ram, GTX260


I miss DAoC


Advanced Member

Joined: 11/28/07
Posts: 238

1/15/09 5:58:44 AM#2

Had any problems with Windows 7, thought about playing with the beta myself but didn't want to install everything again.

Your computer is lacking ram, monster compuer but limited due to the ram of only 2gb, double it and you'll find your computer performing better.


Elite Member

Joined: 2/21/06
Posts: 5412

1/15/09 6:03:34 AM#3

 Shame the latest NVidia drivers are crap.

I tried and installed both the offcial latest NVidia drivers and the Guru3D beta drivers and both fuck up shadows.

But then again. These drivers give the same result on Vista.

So for now I keep LOTRO running on my Vista partition with the older (October drivers).



Advanced Member

Joined: 10/10/06
Posts: 1839

1/15/09 6:50:41 AM#4

Yes, Lotro runs great on windows 7. But I get 2 problems:


1. As the previous poster said, the Dx10 shadows are corrupted with the latest nvidia vista drivers (181.20).

Everything is fine with the nvidia drivers supplied with Windows 7 (version 179). (I just had to do a driver rollback to get back to those drivers)

2. There is some sound "clipping" with the soudblaster Audigy drivers (vista drivers as well as the drivers supplied by windows update for win7).

The sound problem is nothing game breaking (just a very small annoyance) and with the windows 7 nvidia drivers it works great, so it's all good for me.




Novice Member

Joined: 4/11/05
Posts: 582

1/15/09 2:08:54 PM#5

Just curious, is your performance in Windows 7 on par with Vista?


Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/19/04
Posts: 6382

OP  1/15/09 4:47:21 PM#6

@Sbanting - using the 32 bit ATM so anything above 2 gig or 3 gig depending on who you ask is a waste. Next step is to drop another partition in and DL the 64 bit version and drop in more ram

@Odysses- I have been using XP and never made the switch to Vista but those are pretty close to the FPS I get in Vista. 

also I used the drivers from the Windows update and the big issue for me right now is I can only get my monitor up to 1600 x 1200. I have a 22 inch monitor so I am used to 1680 x 1050.  Surfing the net that looks to be a issue with this latest build but no biggie since I still have XP on my other drive. To me shadows looked pretty darn good but then I am used to DX9 shadows

I miss DAoC