Conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Set in a time when the mighty Roman Empire emerged to conquer the known world against powerful enemies, when gladiators fought to a bloody death in the Coliseum; when Spartacus defied the might of the empire; when Hannibal led his invincible army and his war elephants across the Alps to strike fear into the very heart of Rome itself; and when Julius Caesar finally smashed the Barbarian Gauls. This was a time of brutal confrontation between civilisation and barbarism, and of civil war as the ancient world's only superpower turned on itself.

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fatw_tns_2_0_basic_full.exe
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Jul 21st, 2007
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‘The Fourth Age: Total War – The New Shadow’ is a modification for ‘Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion’ (v1.6). TNS is the third instalment in our successful series of releases, begun with ‘Corsair Invasion’, and followed by ‘Forth Eorlingas’, which have been downloaded by over 60,000 people. CI was given coverage in the PCGamer and PC Action magazines, as well as being 'Mod of the Week' on krawall.de. It was also voted 'Best BI/Alexander Mod' by the users of Total War fansite totalwar.org. FE has been mentioned by PC Games, GameStar.de, 4players.de, and was voted 'Best RTW/BI Fantasy Mod' & 'Best RTW Battle Map Experience' by the users of the TW fansite twcenter.net. One of the main goals of FATW has been to faithfully portray the lands and inhabitants of Middle-earth in the Fourth Age, and immerse the player in the world that Tolkien created. We hope and believe that we have achieved that goal. ‘The New Shadow’ is a provincial...


‘The Fourth Age: Total War – The New Shadow’ is a modification for ‘Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion’ (v1.6). TNS is the third instalment in our successful series of releases, begun with ‘Corsair Invasion’, and followed by ‘Forth Eorlingas’, which have been downloaded by over 60,000 people. CI was given coverage in the PCGamer and PC Action magazines, as well as being 'Mod of the Week' on krawall.de. It was also voted 'Best BI/Alexander Mod' by the users of Total War fansite totalwar.org. FE has been mentioned by PC Games, GameStar.de, 4players.de, and was voted 'Best RTW/BI Fantasy Mod' & 'Best RTW Battle Map Experience' by the users of the TW fansite twcenter.net.

One of the main goals of FATW has been to faithfully portray the lands and inhabitants of Middle-earth in the Fourth Age, and immerse the player in the world that Tolkien created. We hope and believe that we have achieved that goal. ‘The New Shadow’ is a provincial campaign taking place on a map that is roughly half that of the full map of Middle-earth. Players can choose between six factions: The Reunited Kingdom, The Kingdom of Rohan, The Empire of Harad, The Chiefdom of Rhûn, The Kingdom of Adûnabâr, and The Chiefdom of Dunland. In addition there are three new factions playable in custom battles: The Kingdom of the Elves, The Kingdom of the Dwarves, and The Kingdom of Dale. You will be treated to a whole host of new features including a new alignment, over 50 new units (more Dwarves, Elves, Orcs, & Trolls), a complete overhaul of the unit & faction balance systems, new animations, new traits and ancillaries, new music, and more.

It is the 238th Year of the Fourth Age of the Sun, and over 200 years have passed since the Return of the King, and the downfall of the Dark Lord. The Reunited Kingdom is beset on all sides by foes, and now even her own people are rebelling. The new Kingdom of Adûnabâr has seized Mordor and all its lands to the East of the Anduin. Their alliance with Rohan is faltering, as the Rohirrim are in open war with the Dunlendings. To the East the hordes of the Easterlings are once again moving, and the Haradrim are mustering their forces for yet another invasion. And as if that was not enough, rumours of a dark cult have been spreading through the lands of Gondor…

For a sample of FATW gameplay, check out 'The New Shadow Action Trailer' by Crian. For more information on The Fourth Age: Total War please visit our homepage and accompanying forums at: Thefourthage.org

Installation Instructions for The New Shadow (FATW 2.0)

The New Shadow functions from a mod folder ("ci") that sits under your "bi" folder. The mod in no way overwrites or spills into your RTW or BI folders. It will thus not affect your original games. It is compatible with any other mod that works from within its own modfolder. It can be uninstalled completely simply by deleting the "ci" folder should you wish to grab back space from your hard drive.If you have a previous installation of FATW then please delete the "ci" folder (in the "bi" folder) to avoid complications. The New Shadow assumes you do not have any previous versions of FATW installed.

Brief Instructions (for advanced users):

1. You will need a clean (i.e. unmodded) installation of Rome Total War - Barbarian Invasion version 1.6

2. After downloading the 2.0 executable, click on it to run it and follow the installation process; you must make sure the installation path is correct

3. When the files are extracted you will exit the installer and a dos window will run for approx 6 minutes. Leave this to run and it will disappear when its work is done.

You should now be ready to play The New Shadow - just click The New Shadow shortcut that should now be on on your desktop! (Do not click this before the dos window closes!)

Elaborations (for those new to installing mods):

1. In-game in Barbarian Invasion click on the Options menu item and you will see the version number in the top right of the screen. If this is not 1.6 you will need to patch it up by using the official SEGA 1.6 patch. This can be found the following link: Sega.com

2. In most cases the default path of "C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War" will be fine, but in cases where the Gold Edition of RTW are used (or where you have changed your directory names) the path must reflect that. The installation path will always be the directory that holds the RTW-BI.exe

3. Some users have problems with the dos window, this may be because of an unusual or varied setup on your PC. Please visit out support forums at thefourthage.org if you have problems.

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BraindeadEmperor
BraindeadEmperor Sep 11 2007, 9:38am says:

Heya,
im confused ???

There seems to be three versions of this.. corsair invasion.. the forth wun and this wun..

Do i need them all to play?? which is the latest wun kus i though the wun i listed second *** first but this page says it *** in the order i put it up der :)

theres also music packs?? do i need them to to change the music or is it just more ???

so far i patched up to 1.6, dun that yesterday!! wat esle shud i do?? im really lost kus theres sooooo much content and i took it all on soo fast that im a bit.. lost :)

Kan anyone help???

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ShadowIllusive
ShadowIllusive Feb 2 2008, 9:22am says:

Do you need the other versions of the mod?

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OlminatoR
OlminatoR Mar 8 2008, 5:40am replied:

dude, just read the instructions...

"If you have a previous installation of FATW then please delete the "ci" folder (in the "bi" folder) to avoid complications. The New Shadow assumes you do not have any previous versions of FATW installed."

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RevanMMaster
RevanMMaster Jul 29 2008, 4:26am says:

whenever I install, I get invalid files contained in folder

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Cornelius▌Strayñ
Cornelius▌Strayñ Jan 21 2009, 9:14pm says:

ya when i try to run the game the black window opens up and then closes and it never runs

please help,

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ballyboy6969
ballyboy6969 Sep 16 2009, 11:12am says:

i try open a mod an a black box opens for a sec then close then dosent work ??
i dont no how 2 get it 2 work prity plzzz help men

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Bearmilk
Bearmilk Jul 16 2010, 7:48pm says:

anyone know how to install this on linux

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gerrit1919
gerrit1919 Jul 20 2010, 9:03am says:

WTF i downloaded the new shadow but i can't play it...

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masterofnone
masterofnone Nov 25 2010, 5:25am says:

NOTE: FATW forums are now at TWcenter.net

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bradford1994
bradford1994 Dec 26 2010, 6:08pm says:

i downloaded new shadow but now every time i try to play it it says that windows cannot find C:\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Rome - Total War\RomeTW-BI.exe. Please Help

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xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx Feb 1 2011, 8:30pm says:

download no longer works :/

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shneve
shneve Nov 21 2011, 5:02am says:

not working for me at all, it says its not compatible wtih the version of windows i'm running, if i run as admin it says it cant find the program

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shneve
shneve Nov 21 2011, 5:05am says:

also, i find that if i choose to play the RomeTW-BI application found in C-program files- activision- rome- total war it wont work but if i click the barbarian invasion shortcut it does =\

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teccanina
teccanina Mar 23 2013, 8:21pm says:

i have followed the instructions exactly and it still does not work an error message comes up when i click on the shortcut

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teccanina
teccanina Mar 23 2013, 9:02pm says:

i have followed the instructions exactly and it still does not work an error message comes up when i click on the shortcut

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nico!
nico! Oct 22 2014, 9:42am says:

whenever i try to play this game it comes up with an error saying my windows isn't compatible any help on this?

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nico!
nico! Oct 22 2014, 9:42am says:

whenever i try to play this game it comes up with an error saying my windows isn't compatible any help on this?

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FeánaroTWC
FeánaroTWC Oct 22 2014, 1:10pm replied:

Download the newest version of the mod, v2.6.

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