Age of Strife is a complete conversion mod for Lord of the Rings, Battle for Middle Earth. Set in its own fantasy world it aims to allow players to use several new factions with a few altered gameplay mechanics for some hopefully enjoyable skirmish battles. Over time new factions and maps will be added, gameplay will be refined and animations will be improved, so if anyone plays the current version and likes it keep an eye out periodically for new content.

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Slow and Steady

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As often happens things are taking a little longer than I'd like thanks to my health but I am still pushing ahead. As I haven't posted for a while I thought I'd give a little more information on what's in the works.

Voicing:

Obviously, as it's the main focus of the update, I've been working on this, both in getting the people together to do it and setting up the code for using the sound files once recorded. So I don't have to get people together as much I'm recording voicing for the fourth faction to the game along with the existing three for the update. Adding the fourth faction is obviously a long way off but it will mean when they are implemented they should be fully voiced on release.

Maps:

For the main secondary feature of the update I'm adding four new maps (major future updates after this will likely also come with one or two new maps from now on). The maps for this release are Deep Forest, a 2 player battlefield in the heart of the forests of Kel, Victory, a 2 player map in an old battleground between Suvia and the future fourth faction, Zeal, a 3 player desert map set around a town purged by the Order, and Pinnacle of Dreams, a 4 player map set around a central peak with a nightmarish secret.

Tweaks and Fixes:

As usual there will be minor gameplay and bug fixes to make things play and run more smoothly. Of note units without attacks can now still move to enemies if given attack orders so they won't be left behind when you order an army containing them to attack. This also means Overseers, who don't have a conventional attack, won't just stand and let themselves get shot, they'll engage and make use of their auras.

Packaging:

Whilst I won't make guarantees I'm also trying to make it easier and quicker to install the mod and make it so you don't have to move files when you want to switch between playing the mod and playing the original game

At Last

At Last

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I am finally able to do some more work on this thing

Slow Progress

Slow Progress

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Another minor progress report explaining why things are going a bit slowly at the moment.

First Update

First Update

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At long last the first update for Age of Strife and with it the first new faction, the Order of Mantyer.

Minor Delays

Minor Delays

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I'm afraid there's been a slight delay, the update however is still very soon.

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First Update

First Update

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At long last here is the first update to the Battle for Middle Earth Age of Strife mod. This version does not need the previous version to play.

Age of Strife

Age of Strife

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This version of the mod should be fully playable in single player skirmish mode. There are currently two factions playable, Kelreich and Suvia, and the...

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Guest

HELP my mod isn't working I start it up it says age of strife mod but when I enter skirmish it crashes help please!!!!!

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EndsModding

Okay, can you tell me what the error message says, if there is one?

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Guest

i played in easy and medium dificulty

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EndsModding Creator
EndsModding

Thank you, hopefully that'll help me find out whats going on.

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EndsModding

Whilst the problem does sound like an error I haven't been able to get it to occur or found code that looks like it would cause it. Can I suggest deleting the mod files and re-downloading them, there's always a chance it might work, and telling me the result? Also which version of the mod are you playing on, the initial release or the Order release version?

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phutt
phutt

mod is working, but why enemy in skimish doesnot developing? it is bug?

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EndsModding

Sounds like a bug. What exactly is happening, are they just not building anything or only building some things? Also do you know if its happening to all factions or just one?

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Guest
Guest

to all factions. mod is great, wow, amazing, but, in skimish, they don,t developing. standing and doing nothing

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EndsModding

Thanks for the feedback, I'll take a look and see if I can find the problem.

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EndsModding

Having trouble getting the error to occur so I can work on it. Could you tell me what AI difficulties you've tried and what maps you've played on? It might help me narrow down where the problem is.

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EndsModding

If there's anyone else experiencing this bug could they provide me with a little further information?

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