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Demo of the Rings

132MB of the Rings no less

Internet download centre Gigex is serving a 132MB demo of Surreal Software's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This being the book adaptation to be published by Vivendi, rather than EA's film adaptation. There are no details on what's included in this PC sampler, but at that size we'd imagine that it's playable, so if you like a bit of Frodo, Gandalf and Aragorn in the morning, you could do worse than to check it out, but beware, that link launches a pop-up, rather than functioning like a respectable website.