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Topic Subject:pause and/ or game speed settings
SteamHeaven
Dúnadan
posted 11-04-20 03:29 PM EDT (US)         
Back in 2007 I posted a message about pause and/ or game speed settings for Battle for Middle Earth 2 as BFME had none, and received the response there no such settings. (FYI I had another username which I since tried to log in under but kept getting errors so I created another account, and have contacted support but that is another story)

GOOD NEWS! There is a workaround for BFME 1 and 2 , maybe not pause but you can use modding techniques to set the gamedata.ini FramesPerSecondLimit rate to slow the game down.

Or just use a hex editor if that is all you want to do:

This hex edit works also for Witch King:
Location:
Battle for Middle-earth II patch 109
X:\my install directory\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm) II\
File: __BT2DC-v1.09w.ini

Patch switcher overwrites changes from the patch backup folder so for patch 100 and 106 change ALL ini.big files in both directorys ie main
X:\my install directory\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm) II\ini.big
and backup ie
X:\my install directory\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm) II\106\ini.big

Rise of the Witch-king (RotWK)
Location:
X:\my install directory\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\
File: ##############202_v8.4.0.big

In the hex editor text search the file for the one instance of 30 near FramesPerSecondLimit = 30
--Change that value (30) to some lower number, 20, 15, 10 etc.

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-Speed adjust work around for Battle of Middle Earth 1
-Open the game folder and locate the latest patch.big (at this time probably _patch106.big)
--Search for FramesPerSecondLimit" (without quotes)
--value is 38 (patch 1.08 has 30 FPS value).
--Change that value to a lower number, even as low as 10 or lower.
--run the game and the figures will move much more slowly across the screen.
--At 10 FPs the figures move very slowly across the screen but give you much more time to plan strategy and play with special hero effects.
--Mouse scroll speed in game settings can be adjusted to compensate.
--hex edit search for ScrollSpeedFactor and change 1.0 to larger number

Mods are tricky and you have to locate the mod .big file that is changing the game and edit the FramesPerSecondLimit limit in there.
More information found
"Using FPS limit to manage game speed" at the the3rdage.net

After all these years I can finally play these games!!!
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