Updating game data lotro
While ideally these issues would have been caught in QA testing before launching the Update, SSG started investigating the issues pretty quickly and kept providing feedback and suggestions in the forums, but the community was also great at trying to narrow down the root cause (although there were a few who decided to ridicule people using older operating systems which wasn't helpful).
Suggestions for fixing the issue included: Within 48 hours of the Update, the developers had new launcher and client files for affected players to download and copy into the LOTRO game directory (also recommended to backup the original launcher configuration file first).
Direct X 11 support in Wine is improving (I can play Elder Scrolls Online now, but with graphics glitches) but not complete yet, and I don't think changing to Direct X 11 will fix the store issue. LOTRO is playable again, but they really need to get a permanent fix for these issues.
It's putting me off playing LOTRO at the moment because I don't know if the game is going to work or if I'm going to have to go hunting for work-arounds, or if I'll have to wait for the next patch.
This worked, but I hope we don't have to do this every time they update the game.
Also, I'm still having to use the external browser to visit the store with no option to choose between the in-game store or the external store in the UI Settings or the User file.
Compendium is a Quest, Deed, Crafting and Item database Addon for Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO).
o At this time players can redeem new free sample codes.
It was found to be due to a conflict with a third-party graphics utility called Sweet FX, and removing Sweet FX fixed the issue for many.
Some people suggested Re Shade (which works with LOTRO) as a replacement for Sweet FX.
While they worked on the changes, they implemented an external store for LOTRO in the web browser, but when they switched to the new in-game store using a Chromium Embedded Framework, older operating systems, such as 32-bit Windows XP and Vista as well as Linux systems using 32-bit Wine, did not support it, which caused critical errors and crashes upon launching LOTRO and clicking the Play button.
At the same time, there was also a problem with 64-bit Windows 7/8/10 systems that seemed to have the same outcome - the game crashed on launch - but a different cause.