Using the Lord Of The Rings movie license, The Battle for Middle-earth is a Real-Time Strategy game based upon both the renown literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Players are given control of enormous armies in the many of the epic battles depicted in the film. From waging all-out combat among the vast forces of good and evil to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the troops and resources of your side, the fate of a living, breathing Middle-earth is in the player's hands.

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A re-textured and re-scripted version of NordicSoldiers 2004 map, of which I played extensively. DESYNCH ERROR FIXED 02/02/2014

The Movie Map Updated

Hello, if you're reading this you're literate meaning you can extract all the information necessary to guess what this map is...just kidding. Basically it's a remade version of NordicSoldier's "Movie Map". I'd like to say that I remade this map not because it wasn't enjoyable to play but because it was so different, fun and just generally great that it warranted a visual update so that the rest of it can be appreciated in its entirety.
The map features several locations in the following order:

  • Moria - Balins Tomb, Dwarodwelf (tiny), Khazad-dûm
  • EastGate
  • Amon-Hen
  • Rohan
  • Fangorn
  • Helms Deep
  • Isengard
  • Ithilien
  • Paths of the Dead
  • Minas Tirith
  • Shelob's Lair
  • Cirith Ungol
  • The Black Gate
  • Mount Doom

There are a whole bunch of Screenshots viewable here -
There are a bunch of fancy cinematics throughout the level, but don't worry in comparison to the size of the map they don't slow you down or cause de-synch errors (provided your computer isn't super slow).
Each of the "Iconic" locations (Helms Deep e.t.c) contain a large scale battle each of which requires constant monitoring to ensure victory, communication within teams is important in this regard. Each battle also has a huge amount of audio (and music) to make each battle feel more like that of the films.There are two versions of the map included, the multiplayer version & the singleplayer version. Both are identical, other than the cinematics which are more fancy in the singleplayer as there's no chance of a de-synch error.
Now I've got some important notes that you should read for your benefit:

  1. If you already have a copy of the map you should delete it as currently this is the only location with an up-to date copy, older copies have de-synch errors.
  2. If you're going to play online but have just previously played a map containing a map.ini, please restart your game to minimize risk off errors.
  3. Single Player should be played in patch 1.03 as patch 1.05 speeds up the timing of scripts making things happen to quickly (cinematics are a bit weird when sped up).
  4. If you don't now how to install/remove maps please look at this tutorial -
  5. Any questions please PM me here or at Revora
  6. I'd recommend playing the map on the 3rd age online as the server runs the map better, gameranger can lag a lot more often.

I owe a credit to many people but mostly all those who assisted me in testing the map online (give me your names and I'll happily stick you in the the list below), I can name these few out of the many:

  • Thorongil - Also a thank you for creating the 1.05 online patch.
  • Barcode
  • MattTheLegoman - Also a thank you for getting up super early, hooray for yanks.
  • ICT (KingCrwn)
  • Sa@u

I would also like to thank these others in no order of importance:

  • NordicSoldier - For obvious reasons
  • Celegin & Rob38 - The Elven Alliance mod (used in several screenshots)
  • All those who commented and criticised the map on Revora.
  • Generally thanks to all those who supported me in one way or another :)
    Oh and you for reading the credits.

EDIT 02/02/2014: I've heard your complaints and as an apology I'm re-uploading the file with a fixed version of the multiplayer version - the initial cinematics have been removed to stop any chance of desynch.

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wookieejedi Oct 6 2013, 10:25pm says:

Looks awesome, I always liked this map, but the timer never let me win, so I am glad someone gave it a revamp :) Good work!

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kingfudgington Oct 7 2013, 2:21am says:

Thanks, it's always nice to hear from the original players :)

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emolewson Oct 11 2013, 5:36pm says:

how to install?

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kingfudgington Oct 12 2013, 2:01pm replied:

Okay First download the map -> Unzip the file -> open Unzipped file -> open "The Trilogy Map Files" then copy both files inside.

Then go to Start -> Click "Run" -> Search % appdata% -> Open "My Battle for Middle-earth Files" -> Open "Maps" -> Paste the two map folders "The Trilogy (Updated) Singleplayer" & "The Trilogy (Updated)"

This only works for XP, if you're on Windows 7 or 8 I don't know how to find the "The My Battle for Middle-earth files".

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mauljs Oct 16 2013, 8:29am says:

only the multiplayer one is is appearing on the game for me, any ideas how to get the singleplayer one?

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kingfudgington Oct 16 2013, 6:21pm replied:

Well it should be there, here's a list of things that should help eliminate the problem:
1:Are you looking in skirmish for the singleplayer version, and are you looking under the cutom maps tab
2:Are "The Trilogy updated (Singlplayer)" map files inside of one folder, double folders will make the map unreadable
3:Are you sure both maps where placed into the "My Battle for middle earth files" Map folder?

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gallantstatue Jan 22 2014, 1:19pm says:

I can't hear the voices properly, like in the beginning I can't hear Gandalf saying "now we must face the long darknes of moria" all the moviequotes are gone, the regular sound works fine. Any ideas?
I play the "online version".

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kingfudgington Jan 22 2014, 7:11pm says:

I believe its because certain sounds only play for player 1 (Aragorn) in the online version, it was a minor scripting error that I missed sorry. But if you really want to hear the voices you can play the singleplayer.

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Guest Jan 23 2014, 12:28pm says:

Actually, I played the single player verision and it didn't work. What I meant with the "online verion" was that I play Bfme Online Edition, maybe that have sth to do with it? Saw in the credits that you recomended 1.03, but should it affect sth as the voices?

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kingfudgington Jan 23 2014, 6:54pm says:

Ah, do you only have the online edition of BFME? Because I believe they didn't include the extra voice tracks as they weren't needed for multiplayer and it brought down the file size.

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gallantstatue Jan 24 2014, 8:54am says:

yes, I deleted the old 1.03 because I thought this new Online Edition worked fine.. Guess I'll have to reinstall it if I want to play this map with the real "movie feeling"
But thanks for the help!

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kingfudgington Author
kingfudgington Jan 24 2014, 10:17am says:

You're more than welcome, I hope you enjoy it.

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