The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20578
Release date: 10/21/02
CRCs: C818BEC2
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51252
Release date: 11/08/02
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPS-29004
Release date: 02/13/03
CRCs: C0E909E9
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Game description: Also known as "Lord of the Rings: Futatsu no Tou" in Japan.

Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: 0.9.8
Graphics by GSDX: r4600
Sound by SPU2-X: r4600
Pad plugin is LilyPad: r4510
BIOS version: USA v2.00


  • Considered playable even with the known issues below and needing GSdx Software Mode in some missions.

Hack comments: Hacks: INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU Hack Flag.

Test configuration on Linux:

PCSX2 version: untested
Graphics by ZZogl: untested
Sound by SPU2-X: untested

PC specs used to test the game:

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
GPU: Geforce 9600GT

Comments: 55-60FPS in Hardware mode, ~25FPS in the missions that need Software mode.

Known Issues:

White Weapons

Some shiny weapons show as a white texture.

  • Solution: Needs VU round mode Extra+preserve sign

Purple/Green graphics GSdx Hardware

Purple/Green screen when 3d ingame graphics show.

  • Solution: Software mode (F9) in GSdx.
  • Fixed in hardware mode in GSdx r4575 and newer.

Black missions

Some missions start showing then begin turning just black.

  • Solution: Only Software Mode (F9) in GSdx is known to work.

Wall of Fog

NTSC version only. Happens in some missions only, grey fog that can be seen after a line in front of the character.

  • Solution: Skipdraw=1 under the GSdx hacks.

Missing Shadows since r4575

Side effect from the purple/green screen fix. It's either one or the other if you want to use hardware mode as of now (r4600).