I would suggest you go the 10.02 route with the PAL chip, as it doesn't cost much more and gives you the flexibility to add a shaker motor - which is very good on this pin.
Quoted from MSLONEKER:
Thx. So i down loaded code. Unzipped, and there are about 10 files and a read me. Should i delete read me file before sticking the usb in the pin.
Quoted from MrSmiley:
LotR runs the Stern Whitestar boardset which does not yet offer upgrades via USB. So in order to update code you need to physically swap the CPU as well as display ROM (behind the DMD) with a ROM that has the latest code on it. You can either buy or burn the ROM yourself.
Marco or any other pinball shop will do. Be aware you need both CPU and display ROM, latest version is 10.0 or 10.02 CPU ROM if you want to run a shaker motor. If you are going for 10.02 you need an additional PAL chip.