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 - 3.0 BugFix

BotTA Mod - 3.0 BugFix

Nov 29, 2014 Patch 35 comments

Third BugFix for BotTA Mod IMPORTANT NOTE: Before installation, delete the old ini folder, located in BOTTA/data Ring Heroes are still buggy so i recommend...

Battles of the Third Age 2.1

Battles of the Third Age 2.1

Apr 2, 2014 Full Version 118 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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Cyrylthedefiler
Cyrylthedefiler Jan 31 2015, 1:56am says:

I CAN NOT PLAY THIS MOD!
IT CRASHES AFTER 10mins

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord Jan 31 2015, 2:23am replied:

reinstall the game or disable Ring and Custom Heroes

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Cyrylthedefiler
Cyrylthedefiler Jan 31 2015, 4:38am replied:

Tnx a lot
I really liked the elven faction
but some units for isengard are pink like the wargriders and when the expansions on the fortress are damage they turned pink that's one problem I have encounter but TNX really nice mod

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord 18hours 4mins ago replied:

which isengard units are pink? i know of pink warg riders because i didnt include their model in the download... :/

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Cyrylthedefiler
Cyrylthedefiler Jan 31 2015, 3:45am replied:

Lets see about that

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bubaj
bubaj Jan 27 2015, 11:52pm says:

will we be able to play the angmar campaign in the new version of this mod?

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord Jan 28 2015, 1:03am replied:

i think you can but its buggy since i didnt work on the campaign at all...

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catelihane
catelihane Jan 26 2015, 12:42pm says:

Hello again ! Can you tell why me and my friens , when we are playing for Angmar , The Witch-King is ivisible . And sometimes my heroes are pink O_o.

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord Jan 26 2015, 5:09pm replied:

because accidentaly i didnt included his model in the latest download.. :d

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andrejgubicza
andrejgubicza Jan 29 2015, 10:49am replied:

so this riddle is solved :D

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Just epic. Exactly the way I dreamed the middle-earth world to be. Recommended to everyone.

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one of the best mod ever !

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