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.

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About Return of Shadow with 2 comments by Radspakr on Apr 26th, 2015


Access Beta Program

In the past I had a program called the Access Beta which was a closed beta available to selected members. The program fell into disuse after a while but now that I'm back with a new site and forum I'm bringing it back.
The Access Beta is an invitational beta that allows early access to future releases including some stuff that is still in development like future factions like Erebor and Strongholds.
Members of the program play, discuss and test the beta to find any bugs I miss and fix them before the public beta.

You can sign up for the Access Beta Program over on the forums.

Videos and Livestreams

I've been testing out some capture software and I'm looking to start posting videos again very soon.
These videos will be gameplay footage, map showcases and teasers.
I'm also looking into doing some livestreams in the future, maybe showcasing future stuff.

Forum

Over on the forums I've been at work setting up the new Faction subforums so that you can get information and discussion on the factions for Return of Shadow.
Erebor has an updated Tech Tree.

Work continues on both the new version of Beta 0.21 and version 0.22.
More news on that sometime soon.

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Return of Shadow - Shaders
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Return of Shadow - Shaders

May 25, 2015 Return of Shadow Graphics Tool 2 comments

The SweetFX shader pack for Return of Shadow. To install simply extract these files the game folder. If using Worldbuilder make sure to move these shaders...

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 - Installer Version
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Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 - Installer Version

May 25, 2015 Return of Shadow Full Version 0 comments

Finally the new version of Beta 0.21 is available. This is the alternative version with a new installer and launcher. Simply run the installer and launch...

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 - Torrent Version
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Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 - Torrent Version

May 5, 2015 Return of Shadow Demo 3 comments

A torrent version of the mod for those with unstable internet. This version has a slightly different installation method (no segmented 7z files).

Installer/Uninstaller combo
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Installer/Uninstaller combo

Feb 5, 2015 Return of Shadow Installer Tool 2 comments

Note:The installer in this download will soon be obsolete. A new installer version is being made and will replace the standard Beta 0.2 download. The...

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2
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Return of Shadow Beta 0.2

Feb 4, 2015 Return of Shadow Full Version 121 comments

Note:This version will soon be removed in favour of the installer version. If you have already installed this version you do not need the installer version...

Return of Shadow manual 0.2
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Return of Shadow manual 0.2

Feb 4, 2015 Return of Shadow Guides 1 comment

The updated manual for Beta 0.2 Containing updated information on all 7 factions.

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SeasonedSteak
SeasonedSteak Jul 1 2012, 5:32am says:

I was addicted to this game for like 2 yeards then my computer crashed and i dint have the box for the CD code and i dont have the money to rebuy!

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BalrogSlayerGR
BalrogSlayerGR Jul 4 2012, 10:36am replied:

do you know how to get the mods to work

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SeasonedSteak
SeasonedSteak Jul 6 2012, 7:35am replied:

no sadly i was little and just stuck to the campgaing and didnt know mods existed sorry

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SeasonedSteak
SeasonedSteak Jul 1 2012, 5:32am says:

I was addicted to this game for like 2 yeards then my computer crashed and i dint have the box for the CD code and i dont have the money to rebuy!

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FadedDude101
FadedDude101 Feb 11 2012, 9:17pm says:

guys go to amazon to order
link:
Amazon.com

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FadedDude101
FadedDude101 Feb 7 2012, 9:37pm says:

looks cool, but desura you could ATLEAST give us a link to the game.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Jan 22 2012, 7:15am says:

I tried the beta of elves but none of them would work

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nnnooosssooo
nnnooosssooo Jan 14 2012, 6:35pm says:

everythings been working fine but now my skirmish isn't working at all anyone know why

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nnnooosssooo
nnnooosssooo Jan 14 2012, 6:35pm says:

someone help

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jcdman
jcdman Dec 23 2011, 4:09pm says:

i have a problem i am on the first level for the good and i save and then bam everyone dies please help

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Mr.IAmHere
Mr.IAmHere Sep 4 2011, 8:09pm says:

Hello. I have played this game for about a year now and managed to finish both campaign's on easy and decided to replay the campaign on medium. however on the minas tirith level my gondor army is completely different. I lost all my melee infantry and 1 knight battalion. I tried to restart the level but it was the same all the time. Has anyone heard of this before?

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art100
art100 Dec 29 2013, 1:04am replied:

normal, the medium campaing starts with fewer units than the easier, as hard starts with even fewer

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best game ever gondor rulez

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