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Yes, it is still possible to play the Lord of the Rings: Conquest online!

 As of August 2013, CNQreboot has been gifted PC & bandwidth upgrade. No donations required.

Quick Jump Menu:

    1. What is CNQReboot?
    2. Donation History (Legacy)
    3. How to Play LOTR Conquest Online Again Using Tunngle
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. About the game

What is CNQReboot?

CNQReboot is a group of Lord of the Rings: Conquest fans who are working to keep the game alive since the shut down of the official multiplayer servers. We run a fast dedicated server (60 mbps down/ 20mbps up) for all players (of the PC version) to join. We are able to host full 8v8 online games with a good connection quality.


Donations are no longer required

Many thanks to previous donors:

Chub Chub Ninja
Darthjimmy68 (xXx JENARI xXx )
mystery donor
Onde Aander
TLF Gregor
UK Henry

Mayhem (Conquest's David Frost) chat series includes guests:
Will9118, Joppi, Giaquinto, Swami Chuckles and more ...


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System Requirements


Lord of Lord of The Rings: Conquest™ requires at least the following:

FOR WINDOWS XP SP2, Windows Vista, 7 or 8
* 2.4 GHz Core Duo processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* A 256 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 - nvidia 7800 or equivalent
* DirectX 9.0c or above
* A DirectX 9.0c or above compatible sound card
* At least 6 GB of hard drive space for installation.

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On February 16th, 2010, EA announced their plans to discontinue support for the online features of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest for PC, PS3 and XBOX 360. Our player communities were devastated. At 9:15 AM EST on March 16th, 2010 the official Lord of the Rings: Conquest servers went offline forever. Now, 5 months later, we are pleased to announce that we have found a way to keep playing online using our own servers. Our community is now smaller than it was under EA, but many old players from PS3, Xbox 360 and EA Nation are joined by new Tunngle Era gamers to do battle on the PC!

How to Join our Games

We host our games using "Tunngle", which allows us to play "local games" (LAN games) over the internet. This is only possible on the PC version of the game. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to host PS3 or XBOX 360 games because those versions of the game do not support LAN games (a.k.a. system link). If you used to play the game on the consoles, we hope you will consider buying the game for the PC and joining us!

In order to join our games, you will need to download and install the Tunngle client from and register a Tunngle user account. Once you have started Tunngle and have logged in, search for "conquest" in the network search bar and you should see a network called "The Lord of the Rings: Conquest". Double-click on it to join our network. Optionally, right-click on the network name to add it to your favorites (you must click the pop-up menu that says "MISSING TEXT..." which is clearly meant to say "Add to favorites").

Then start Lord of the Rings: Conquest. When you start the game, select "Multiplayer"-->"Local Game"-->"Join Game" and you should see a list of games hosted by CNQReboot.


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If you have logged into Tunngle and joined the Lord of the Rings: Conquest room, but can't see any games in the list, you probably need to configure your firewall to allow Tunngle to access the internet. First, you should try enabling the "uPnP" option in Tunngle (this works for most people). This can be done from the System->Options tab. Secondly, make sure that Windows Firewall is configured to allow Tunngle to access the internet. If you have done this and still can't connect to any games, you may need to enable port forwarding on your router - consult your router's user manual for how to do this. There is also plenty of information on the internet.

Please be aware that there are potential security risks involved in using Tunngle. Tunngle operates as a VPN (virtual private network) which allows remote computers to appear as if they are on the same LAN (local area network). This means that other Tunngle users may be able to gain access to services running on your computer (e.g. file sharing) which are not normally accessible to other users on the internet. We believe the risks are low, but we recommend you make use of a properly-configured software firewall (e.g. Windows Firewall, and/or your router's built-in firewall) and up-to-date anti-virus software. Tunngle and any other software you install in order to play the game are to be used at your own risk.

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About the Game

Why did we bother reviving a "dead" game? First of all, the game is not dead as far as we are concerned. The game was barely a year old when its multiplayer features went offline, and at this time it is still less than two years old. The reason we keep playing it is because, in our opinion, the Lord of the Rings: Conquest is still the best skilled online multiplayer game out there, and it is the only 8v8 multiplayer game of its generation which involves complex hand-to-hand fighting and a strong learning curve. It has two short singleplayer campaigns - a "Good" campaign and an "Evil" campaign which can be played alone or in co-op mode. However the campaigns only give you a taste of what's to come - the real focus of the game is its multiplayer features.

Online you can play four distinct classes plus heroes in four different game modes (team deathmatch, capture the ring, conquest, and hero team deathmatch). Winning is a matter of pure skill, tactics, and teamwork - there is no levelling system, no killstreaks and no customizable weapons. Battles happen out in the open with sword and bow. You will not find yourself hiding in buildings or crouching around corners for the opportunity to land a surprise one-shot kill. Every player starts the game on equal footing, and the rest depends on skill alone. It's an action game which actually has action.

Although it did not see the success it deserved, the Lord of the Rings: Conquest is the only game of its class, and is probably the last of the Star Wars: Battlefront II vein. We'd like to thank EA for a great game, even if they didn't realize how great it was. Also, a very special thanks to the developers at Pandemic Studios (R.I.P.). It is hard to express how much fun we have had with your game. We are still dreaming of a sequel!

Where to Buy the Game does not support piracy. Please support EA games by buying a new (not second hand) copy of the LOTR: Conquest. Copies may be purchased from many retail outlets including the following:
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Last modified: Wed Sept 15 21:39:39 BST 2010