Friday, May 24, 2013

Lord of the Rings - War in the North

Lord of the Rings - War in the North 

Hud pushed into depth
Issues Remaining: 
Some setup screen issues
Minor hud issues

Hud Depth Adjuster 
Press F2 for Hud depth 1
Press F3 for Hud depth 2
Press F4 for Hud depth 3

This isn't as perfect as I'd like it but would require separating hud elements. I'm not sure how many people will make use of it so its static hud changes instead. Its probably close to an excellent rating though if you are looking for a base line. Seems very enjoyable in 3D and issues don't get in way of gameplay. Ill probably write a blog entry when I get time to play it.

Recommended Settings
Turn OFF damage numbers

Install to.. \Snowblind Studios\Lord of the Rings - War in the North\
If you like this fix I accept Paypal Donations at EQZITARA@YAHOO.COM or my PATREON.
Please keep in mind I am only one person at helixmod and all donations will go only towards myself.
Thank you for your support.


  1. So great !! Thank you very much eqzitara.
    I wouldn't expect you look at it so quickly.
    This game is not very good in 2D but become very intersesting in 3D for all the lord of the ring fans.
    You must (the Helix community) really think about accept some contribution for your hard work. It will be very pleasant for us to thank you more than with only words !!
    Thanks a lot for all your effort !

    1. np.
      Only did it cause I knew it didnt need much and you didn't seem too picky. Often people ask me to fix a game and its a nightmare and they want perfection. It wasnt that hard.

    2. I've tried to find the problematic shaders myself but failed, there is something i have not understand with the releases/dump, which one i've to use in order to find the shaders ?
      The one i use give me the red text, like you explain , but after searched all the vertex and all the pixel , i don t find the one for the crosshair. why ?

    3. DEBUG is what you use. RELEASE is what we give people when done.
      Well hud isnt really a problematic shader. So turning it off or even trying to "fix" it is impossible.
      Hud is 2D, but its supposed to be. So I change where it should go.

      Now the problem with hud in this game especially in this game is its 6 shaders. Now one of those 6 shaders is crosshair but if you just force that shader into depth all the other 2D hud elements will look messed up.

      Think of the hud as a jig saw puzzle. You go through the vertexshaders till you get everyone. I add to skip list I think its HOME key off the top of my head.

    4. Ok but when you go on the debugger link, you have 10 links (from newest to oldest,debug, dlls mod ...), what is the difference between those links , wich one i ve to download to find the problematic shader ?

      When i ve tried , i found some shader for the hud ,2 or 3 but not for the crosshair is that normal ? and you, when you search them , have you see the crosshair disapear with one shader ?

      sorry for my noob question , but i really want to success .

    5. they are in order of release. Start with top.

      Crosshair is part of hud and is one shader. Its one of six. It will dissapear.

    6. Was just looking this post over because maybe I wasnt clear enough. Think of each of the hud shaders that I mentioned as 1/6th the hud.

      You do anything to the shader thats JUST crosshair. You are effecting 1/6 the hud.

    7. Yes i ve understood that, but my proplem is , with the debugger i use , i was unable to find the shader who make the crosshair dissapear. Then if i don't find him , i have to try with the second link for the debugger , right ?
      And after is there any tutorial for pushing to depth hud ?

    8. No idea, I didnt have any difficulty finding it.

      No tutorial but can ask for help on helixmod thtead.

  2. I was wondering if you could take a peek at "Sniper Elite V2" and "Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army" to see if you could fix the shaders for them, at the moment they look terrible in 3D (epecially the shadows) Thanks in advance

  3. eqzitara, this fix seems to disable mouse for me?

    1. Do me a favor.
      I honestly don't even know half the functions helix developed for the wrapper [I basically need to test till I know]
      And being that I didnt run into issue I cant test it.

      Under [general] add this

      start. If that doesnt work then do.

      If it doesnt work let me know and Ill give do a new version on old dll [I ran into this before in past].

    2. NM. I had a feeling I may of had it happen and not realize it. I used controller.
      Gimme an hour or two.

    3. Its up. I ran into same issue on Serious sam 3, I had to switch to old dll.

      Press F3-F4-F5 to cycle hud options.

  4. with the old dll, it works fine now:)


  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. After installing this mod, the screen turns green then crashes.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: witn.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 4ee65a68
    Fault Module Name: witn.exe
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4ee65a68
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00626226
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


    2. This can currently be fixed by deleting or renaming the following file while Steam is running:
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\GameOverlayRenderer.dll

      Worked for me.

  7. Hi, is this fix supposed to work with the Steam version of the game? I gave it a try and copied the fix in the "common\War in the north" folder but I get a crash when I start the game. Thanks for your help

    1. It works on Steam version, see eqzitara's link for common problems directly above your post.

  8. Is there any way to toggle the hud completely?

    Would really appreciate a response. Thanks in advance.

    1. Not directly with the current fix, but you can edit the shaders pretty easily to do this.

  9. Thank you for your prompt response, bo3b. I would love to take some hud-less screenshots of this game.

    I was looking for a version of Helix mod to download. Seems like all the links on this site were outdated & I haven't used this mod before. I stumbled across a link you left on the GeForce forums (not sure if the links will show here) linking to different versions on a wiki.

    I guess I am going to grab the newest version of Helix mod there & see if I can make heads or tails of it.


  10. Or should I just download the file listed here and try to edit that instead? Sorry for newbiness.

    Thanks again.

    1. The file listed here will be the release version, not the debug version, so you'll need the debug version to hunt shaders if you need that. I'd use the Wiki links (it's a complete list) to match the date of this version to the debug version, because you know this version works.

      Take a look at the shaders first though- if they are documented in any way, like comments with "hud" you can just disable them directly without having to hunt.