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 Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

NOTE:

- War of the Ring mode is buggy

Stay tuned for more news and screenshots

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BotTA Mod Installation - Step by Step

Starting a mod Tutorial 26 comments

This is the installation guide for all the noobs out there who bother with the installation. If this doesn't help you, than i really dont know what to do any more...

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That's it, now start your BotTA icon and play the mod


Installing Patch/BugFix

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BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

News 12 comments

This is the first update for the Beta version of BotTA Mod. It fixes many bugs and adds some new features. However, it does not fixes Custom and Ring...

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

Installers Tutorial 23 comments

Video Tutorial for installing BOTTA Mod and play it along with Edain with no problems

Announcing Beta version of BOTTA 3.0

Announcing Beta version of BOTTA 3.0

News 22 comments

Today i would like to announce the release o f long awaited BOTTA 3.0 Beta version.

Mordor Faction Update

Mordor Faction Update

News 39 comments

Hello guys, it's been a long time since i posted some news, but finally i found some spare time to share with you some rework of my favourite faction.

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Installation Guides   Step by Step

Installation Guides Step by Step

Tutorials 16 comments

NOTE: Before installing, make sure you patched your "Rise of the Witch-King" with 2.01 patch!!! Here you can download an Installation guides to help you...

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

Patch 80 comments

This is the first update for the Beta version of BotTA Mod. It fixes many bugs and adds some new features. Also, it FINALLY fixes the Custom Heroes, Ring...

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Beta version

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Beta version

Demo 113 comments

This is Beta version of BOTTA Mod. Contains all required files. This is NOT an installer, it is a zipped BOTTA folder which you unzip in your C drive...

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TheGodEuros
TheGodEuros

Hey guys where I could get some deep info about the mod? Like factions that are still to be released, the main changes of the mod, how the ring function works here... (I got it with goblins and didnt find a way to use it lol) I feel kind of lost I gotta say

Also I'd like to know if there is a way to edit certain file to increase the maximum of battle towers to at least 20, I find 5 or so (the current maximun I think) too few.

Thanks guys :))

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

You can receive more information regarding this mod by reading the articles above. The Ring function should be disabled as it doesn't work correctly at the moment. It causes game crashes, especially when using the Goblin factions. It will be fixed in the next update as Morgulord said about one year ago, that he corrected the mistake. But I am not sure if I remember it correctly.

Regarding the amount of buildable towers, you can have a look at the files in the data/ini/object/good-or evilfaction/structurs folder. In the respective ini file of each buildable tower should be a line called "maxsimultaneousoftype" which you can change to the wished amount. Sometimes the maximum amount is also defined in the commandbutton.ini in the data/ini folder. Please tell me if it has worked. Unfortunately I'm not able to prove that now as I'm still at work.

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Jamzih
Jamzih

can someone please tell me how I update this mod???

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

It isn't possible updating this mod in a way as it 's implemented for the Edain mod for example . Updates are posted on this page as a download which you have to install in the described way. So, the last available version is the Botta Beta 1.0 Patch for version 3.0. Currently, we await eagerly the new update. =)

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TheGodEuros
TheGodEuros

Hey amazing mod! I didnt have much time to test it though but I got a rrally good first impression. Anyway, is there a way to recruit gimli? Or it is just the dwarves of The Hobbit???

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TheGodEuros
TheGodEuros

Thanks a lot to all of you guys :):):)

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TheSmaug501
TheSmaug501

In skrimish you cant summon him,but in War of the Ring he is one of the army leaders of dwarves.
There is Gimli,Gloin,Dain (Old Dain,from classic rotwk) and Brand from laketown,and you can summon Dwalin.

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Feanor136
Feanor136

You can add a word "DwarvenGimli" in playertemplate.ini in your mod folder. But officially, he doesn't appear in current version of the mod :) There must be some balance; there are enough dwarves in this faction already...

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

Gimli isn't included in the current version of the mod. You can recruit a part of the "Hobbit dwarves". I hope you can find the time for further matches. It is definitely worth a try ;). In my opinion, playing the Botta mod is more fun than playing the Edain mod =)

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Guest
Guest

What has become of the update, Morgullord? Wasn't it nearly finished when you announced "in a couple of days"? Ok, you wrote, you have a lot of stuff to do...but from a coupke days to now are nearly 2 months! It is really possible that it take so long to finish the things you thought you could do in a couple of days? Have we to wait again for months until we hear just another consulation from you? =(

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

Oh man...we all want to play the new version rather today than tomorrow, but we have to be patient. Morgulords post 2 weeks ago does not sound that he's able concentrating on finishing the new version in near future. Quite the contrary, we should hope that Morgulord find time and strength for finishing the mod at all besides all of his engagements (just my interpretation ;) ).

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gibbard
gibbard

Indeed we do need to keep hoping that Morgulord will be able to find the time put out the new version. This mod in my opinion is better than edain. It is amazing what Morgulord has been able to do by himself

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