Lord of the Rings Online ends Windows XP support

    
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If for whatever reason you’re playing Lord of the Rings Online and still running Windows XP, you may want to consider the following news strong incentive to upgrade. Standing Stone Games announced this week that it’s just about ready to end its support of the ancient operating system in the MMO.

The Lord of the Rings Online will be deprecating support for Windows XP and earlier operating systems as of June 8th, 2021,” the studio posted. “All of your characters and progress will remain, and you can continue to play the game by running LOTRO on a Windows 7 or newer operating system. Players who need to can contact Account Support at help.standingstonegames.com. Thank you!”

Let’s give SSG this, at least: It supported Windows XP far longer than Microsoft did. The popular operating system came out in 2001 and saw Microsoft drop support for it in 2014.

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Estranged

Was silly to support it this long, a security nightmare.

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Paul

lol people still use XP in 2021??

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Dug From The Earth

Not sure why they needed to do this, their game engine is so dated it could probably run ok on Windows 7

(and no, im not serious, this is just a joke and jab at how the company is fine just soaking up money from players without putting in effort to update their game engine and graphics. Someone must really like square beards.)

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teppic

The basic client has barely been updated since launch (hence the same UI that can’t scale properly) which is probably why XP has been supported for so long.

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jealouspirate

I had to stop playing LOTRO when I upgraded to a 27″ monitor because of the terrible UI scaling.

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Turing fail

Yikes- systems running Windows XP and connecting to the internet are a danger to themselves and others.

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Armsman

Wow… I didn’t think there was any modern MMO in existence that was still supporting Windows XP users (or that anyone who plays an MMO in any way on PC is still using Windows XP.)

Microsoft itself ended any further support for Windows XP absolutely and completely 7 years ago.

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SmiteDoctor

No one I know is still using XP except cheap ass businesses that haven’t coughed up the money to upgrade, like my hospital for example.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

I still use ’95, ’98, and Me in addition to XP on a regular basis. Albeit in VMs, although I do also use physical boxes with ’98 and XP. I would also add 3.0 to that list as well, but my physical box running it died a few years ago, and I haven’t gotten around to trying to fix it.

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Ardra Diva

i feel a certain amount of pity for those still on XP. Windows 10 is great, no reason to not use it at this point.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Damn, first Guild Wars, and now LotRO. I guess I’m finally going to be forced to upgrade to Vista now.

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Harry Koala

Vista was awful, and rather lacking in driver support, so a fair numberof external devices had issues.

7 is much better

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Ardra Diva

there was one thing i enjoyed about vista – ‘dream scenes’, i.e., animated wallpapers. today’s PCs should be able to do that without any meaningful hit in resources, but somehow we lost that.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Funny thing is, I never really encountered as many problems on Vista that many others did. It was still a resource hog, but I ended up virtualizing my Vista laptop and still use it pretty much every day. I also have a physical box with it that I used for testing when I was getting my certs. I actually have DOS VMs on that one.

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George Wilson III

Not sure how many people still use XP but this is huge for the devs. Supporting really old OSes add a lot more work and testing.