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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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LOTR-ROTK.zip_.001 (762.94 MB)
MD5: 909a572368df2483aceb8212c3d12e6c
For Mac OS X
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LOTR-ROTK.zip_.002 (762.94 MB)
MD5: c4e899325ce9a92540ac1a80ce43002b
For Mac OS X
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LOTR-ROTK.zip_.003 (279.02 MB)
MD5: f728ee2a0c8858fc2b6dcbbcfe26851b
For Mac OS X
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LOTR-ROTK_NoDVD.dmg (2.04 MB)
MD5: 75513dda43e3758051347d0520d45d10
For Mac OS X
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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King video game again puts the fate of Middle Earth in the hands of the gamer. In the last instalment of the movie trilogy, destroy the Ring by casting it into the Crack of Doom, which frees Middle Earth from Dark Lord Sauron. Return of the King's third person gameplay allows immersive action set in rich, interactive levels. The new game also features an all new co-op multiplayer mode which lets players form their own Fellowship and eight playable characters like Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam and Frodo all played out by their actual actors from the films, battle vicious boss monsters like Shelob and the final showdown with Dark Lord Sauron, all backed up by Academy Award winner Howard Shore. (MobyGames)

Downloads 1-3 are the parts of a zipped archive of the game DVD image

Download 4 is a NoDVD patcher

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.2.6
256 MB RAM
2 GB free hard drive space


EriolGaurhoth's picture
by EriolGaurhoth - 2019, November 27 - 5:00am

I've been having difficulty getting the NoCD patch to work. I installed the game on my PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.5.8. I installed it in the "Applications" folder as per usual, but the NoCD patch installer does not recognize it. I tried pulling the files out of the "The Return of the King" folder it creates in "Applications", and the system does finally recognize it, installs the patch, but when I run it, it tells me my key is invalid.

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by mrdav - 2019, August 12 - 7:52am

Early OS X versions are not required to unzip the archive. Download the three parts (first three DL items) and put them together in a folder. Then drag the .001 file to the Unarchiver which will then join the parts and unzip the archive. There are other methods but the one described is as good as any.

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by solomon415 - 2019, August 11 - 8:36pm

Hi very sorry for the super Luddite question, but how do I open this file? It won't open on my MacBook Air, (I'm assuming because it's built for early OS X builds). Do I need to open this on my G5 with 10.3.5? To do that, will I need an UnZip application? New to this site. Very cool stuff.

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by osxlegacy2018 - 2019, May 20 - 5:23pm

So happy my due core g5 with 3gigs of ram can play almost every game on this site. i installed a 500gig sata and an extra video card with svideo out so games can be played on my vintage 1988 tv.

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by Bolkonskij - 2019, February 9 - 11:48am

My thanks for uploading this one here. It's a very Mac-unlike video game conversion that you'll feel at every step (as an old Mac user) but then it's also a great Lord of the Rings game, so ... Smile

NoCD works good too. Runs very smooth on my iMac G5 (though no antialiasing activated)