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 0 comments by Radspakr on Apr 20th, 2015

New website and forums

I recently announced my split from T3A and Revora that had hosted my mods for the last 9 years.
Moving to my own site and forums over at
A new site was created for the move with the ROS theme and information on the factions and features of Return of Shadow.
A new forum has been created with places for discussing the mod, showcasing updates and for LOTR and general discussions.

You can catch up on the newest screenshots and get the latest information.

Part of my recent changes comes news on an upcoming change for Return of Shadow.
I'm currently working on an alternative version of the Beta 0.21 download with a new installer and launcher that will greatly streamline things with simple installation.

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Feb 5, 2015 Return of Shadow Installer Tool 1 comment

Uninstalls the old files. Installs Beta 0.2. Simply drop in the folder you extracted to and run.

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2
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Return of Shadow Beta 0.2

Feb 4, 2015 Return of Shadow Full Version 101 comments

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 Adds the Rivendell faction to the mod. As well as a multitude of other changes. Balance changes for Dunland and Lorien. This...

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.

Version 0.85
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Version 0.85

Feb 2, 2015 Middle Earth-Extended Edition Full Version 8 comments

Hello everyone, version 0.85 has been released. I Would like to thank all those who supported me during the last three years.

Immersive Middle Earth v 1.2 (INI file only)
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Immersive Middle Earth v 1.2 (INI file only)

Jan 9, 2015 Immersive Middle Earth Patch 0 comments

For those who already have the original Immersive Middle Earth files. Just replace the INI file with this one to get the benefits of the updated version...

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Immersive Middle Earth v. 1.2

Jan 8, 2015 Immersive Middle Earth Full Version 4 comments

A combination of personal mods and other tweaks. Download this if you do not have any previous versions of this mod. Already includes all patches

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Morgan123 Jun 21 2011, 11:44am says:

Mail to if you want to help me

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Morgan123 Jun 21 2011, 11:23am says:

i want to make a mod for battle for middle earth 1 patch 1.02 but i nead help with it

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Mularac Jul 3 2010, 4:30pm says:

A question about this game, does it feature a multiplayer conquest-tipe game like bfmeII?

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hdh4th Nov 17 2009, 3:45am says:

BFME 1 is the best

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OrangeNero Aug 6 2010, 3:26pm replied:


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Winter-Wolf May 25 2010, 6:05am replied:

sooo good

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Uglob Jul 24 2009, 2:47pm says:

I need a lot of help. Recently my computer recommended I reinstall Battle For Middle Earth I with the right settings. Ever since I reinstalled it five minutes into the game I just die! Yes my castle makes an exploding sound and I hear a death quote (depending on what faction) such as,"We've lost the citadel!" This happens with every faction and it makes me angry. Any help or suggestions on what I can do?

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drdrix Jul 31 2009, 10:28pm replied:

Happened to me too... I bought a used game and heard it was some kind of anti piracy thing from EA... Instant kills your base. Just install the patch and everything should go fine.

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Morsey Jan 9 2010, 7:16pm replied:

Which patch is it?

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Morsey Jan 9 2010, 6:15pm replied:

I have the 1.03 patch and it still happens...

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Released Dec 4, 2004
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best game ever gondor rulez

Feb 23 2011, 11:51am by physco1

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