Bfme 2, or The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II, is a real-time strategy game based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was released in 2006 by Electronic Arts and received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. However, some players may encounter a problem when they want to play the game without a DVD. This is because the game uses a copy protection system called SafeDisc v4 that requires a physical disc to be inserted in the drive.
Fortunately, there is a way to bypass this protection and play Bfme 2 without a DVD. This involves using a No-DVD patch or a fixed image file that can fool the game into thinking that a disc is present. In this article, we will show you how to download and apply these files to your game and enjoy Bfme 2 without any hassle.
Step 1: Download the No-DVD Patch or Fixed Image File
The first step is to download the No-DVD patch or fixed image file that matches your game version. There are different versions of these files depending on the language and region of your game. You can find them on various websites that offer game fixes, such as GameCopyWorld[^1^], GameBurnWorld[^2^], MegaGames[^3^], or Mod DB[^4^]. Make sure you download the file that corresponds to your game version, which you can check by looking at the bottom right corner of the main menu screen.
For example, if you have the English version of Bfme 2 v1.06, you can download the file named \"LotR: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 v1.06 [MULTI5] No-DVD/Fixed EXE\" from GameCopyWorld[^1^]. Alternatively, you can download the file named \"LotR: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 [MULTI] No-DVD/Fixed Image\" from the same website, which is a fixed image file that you can mount using a virtual drive software such as Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%.
Step 2: Backup Your Original Game Files
The next step is to backup your original game files before applying the No-DVD patch or fixed image file. This is important in case something goes wrong or you want to restore your game to its original state. To backup your original game files, simply copy and paste them to another folder or location on your computer.
The files that you need to backup are usually located in the game's installation folder at C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Battle for Middle-earth II\\. The files that you need to backup are:
lotrbfme2ep1.exe (if you have the expansion pack The Rise of the Witch-King)
Step 3: Apply the No-DVD Patch or Fixed Image File
The final step is to apply the No-DVD patch or fixed image file to your game. This will replace your original game files with modified ones that will allow you to play Bfme 2 without a DVD. To apply the No-DVD patch or fixed image file, follow these instructions:
If you downloaded a No-DVD patch, simply extract the file using a software such as WinRAR or 7-Zip and copy and paste it to your game's installation folder at C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Battle for Middle-earth II\\. Overwrite any existing files when prompted.
If you downloaded a fixed image file, mount it using a virtual drive software such as Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%. Then, run your game as usual and select the virtual drive as your DVD drive when asked.
Congratulations! You have successfully applied the No-DVD patch or fixed image file to your game and you can now play Bfme 2 without a DVD. Enjoy! 29c81ba772