Welcome fans of BFME and LOTR
On this page i will introduce you with my mod for Rise of the Witch-King, on which i worked on for the past 2 years
Before playing this mod, be sure that you have patched the game with 2.01 version
The Battles of the Third Age (BOTTA) mod is a mod for The Battle for Middle Earth - The Rise of the Witch King.
This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in the Third age of Middle Earth, so you will see almost every character that fought in the battles of this age, for example: Bolg, Beorn, Imrahil, Shagrat etc.
Lots of the balance from the vanilla games is fixed so be free to expect some new gameplay styles and new strategies and tactics that you will use in order to destroy your enemy.To do that, you will get help from the new Heroes and Units and their new Powers that are in this mod.
No rush tactics anymore, AI wont charge on you in the first 5 minutes, giving you no time to expand your camp and upgrade your economy. Gameplay now focuses on defense, rather than offense like in the vanilla game. So you will have a lot of time for preparing for battle, upgrading your units and level up your Heroes.

General changes:
- Stronger Heroes
- Stronger Structures
- New Game balance
- New Heroes, Units, Buildings and Powers
- New and improved Textures for every single Hero or Unit in the game
- Smaller battalions
- New Upgrades
- New Archer system
- New Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

NOTE:
- CaH system doesn't work

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1 comment by MorguLord on Aug 19th, 2014

Changes
- Dale Town Hall can be built again after the "Men of Dale" upgrade, instead of just summoning Dale units
- Runemaster replaced with Erebor Warriors as the starting units
- Runemasters removed from Erebor
- Bards "Black Arrow" now deals severe damage to Heroes, instead to just Dragons
- Isengard Heavy Armor and Forged Blades do not require "Curumo's Slillfullness" anymore
- Morgul Beacon only gives 20% Speed to allied units
- "Doubt" now makes enemy units gain no experience and have no vision, instead of reducing armor and damage
- Isengard Ballista's are limited to 4 from 5- Summoned Wyrm now has the button for reposition, so he can be controlled normaly

Bugs
- Selection problem solved for almost every new model
- Galadriel spawns properly
- Thranduil has his voice when mounted, instead Gandalf's
- Vigilant Ent expansion now works properly- Summoned Mordor Orcs now dissapear properly
- Mouth of Sauron's "Doubt" and "Dissent" now have proper animations
- Dunedain Rangers now respawns properly

New Feature

- All units which can be upgraded must be near the building who has that upgrade, for example: Gondor Soldiers must be near Forge in order to upgrade "Heavy Armor" and "Forged Blades" or Orc Archers must be near Mordor Armory in order to get "Fire Arrows" and "Heavy Armor" upgrade.


Installation
For XP users:
- Place "BOTTA" folder in your C drive
-Open the folder and copy "BotTA" shortcut on your desktop
- Right click on icon that you copied on your desktop and go to "Properties"
- in Target box it shoud be like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod C:\BOTTA
That is a default path, if you installed the game somewhere else, all you have to do is add this " -mod C:\BOTTA" without quotation marks at the end of the path.

For Win 7 users:

- Place "BOTTA" folder in your C drive
- Open the folder and copy "BotTA" shortcut on your desctop
- Right click on icon that you copied on your desktop and go to "Properties"
- in Target box it shoud be like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod C:\BOTTA
That is a default path, if you installed the game somewhere else, all you have to do is add this " -mod C:\BOTTA" without quotation marks at the end of the path.

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BotTA Mod - 2.0 BugFix

BotTA Mod - 2.0 BugFix

Oct 23, 2014 Patch 18 comments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before instalation, delete the old ini folder, located in BOTTA/data Second BugFix for BotTA Mod Fixes numerous bugs, most importantly...

Battles of the Third Age 2.1

Battles of the Third Age 2.1

Apr 2, 2014 Full Version 104 comments

~~~~~~BOTTA Mod-version 2.1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a full version with every file required to play - Requires 2.01 patch - Create-A-Hero doesnt work...

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numan1111
numan1111 3hours 22mins ago says:

Hi MorguLord.Does it take too much time to release new patch or bugfix?Because it is boring to play without ring heroes,some invisible problems(thranduil etc..),revieving khamul bug and weak AI.At least please release a bugfix until new patch.

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord 10mins 12secs ago replied:

i will try to improve AI but it will be really difficult since i never worked on AI before. If it's boring you can always play vs multiple enemies :)
And can you tell me about the problems you encountered? maybe its not AI, maybe its something else... maybe you play too darn good so it is not chalenging enough for you now... :)

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maxcete20
maxcete20 5hours 34mins ago says:

por favor link de video como instalarlo

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord 3hours 43mins ago replied:

i didnt make the video about installation, you have installation instructions in the news section..

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TiberiusOgden
TiberiusOgden 9hours 53mins ago says:

Nice work. I am really excited of upcoming version ;o).

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord 15mins 38secs ago replied:

yah, me too.. :)

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JohnusJanus
JohnusJanus 10hours 16mins ago says:

I cant figure out how to get men of dale while playing dwarves, the men of dale fortress upgrade button is blacked out and says "this unit cannot recive this upgrade" can someone help?

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numan1111
numan1111 Nov 21 2014, 5:39pm says:

Hi MorguLord.I have a question.Will you work on better AI ?Or are you working on it?

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord Nov 21 2014, 6:03pm replied:

i already improved the base building for all factions, but i think i will rework AI a little bit for next version :)

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numan1111
numan1111 Nov 22 2014, 11:11am replied:

Yes my friend you should do it.All armies need to get some reworks on AI.I can say that only gondor AI is good.And goblis,too

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