The Ridder Clan Mod is a modification for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II & for The Lord of the Ring: The Battle for Middle-Earth II, The Rise of the Witch-King. This mod changes many things to BFME 2. It will add some new factions, a couple of campaigns, many units & heroes, alot of maps and it will improve the CAH System. This mod changes the gameplay making it work a bit more like BFME 1 and how BFME 2 should have been!

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This is Version 2.00 ALPHA of the RC Mod! You are advised to uninstall ANY previous versions of the RC Mod BEFORE Installing this one! This version is a Work in progress version, so minor bugs and other things can be expected.

The Lord of the Rings(tm), The Battle for Middle-earth(tm) II - RC MOD
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+++++Installing the RC MOD+++++
Steps for Installation:
1-Download and Run the Installer
--This Installer will install RC Mod game.

+++++Playing the RC MOD+++++
Steps for Playing SINGLEPLAYER:
1-Run lotrbfme2RCMod.exe
2-Press SINGLEPLAYER (Customize the launcher options in whichever way desired)

Steps for Playing MULTIPLAYER:
1-Instert your The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king (ROTWK) cd into your cd drive and run the game~Go to step 5!
--Alternative for people who do not own ROTWK you must download the RC Mod CD!
2-Extract the files out of the LotrBfMe2RCMod.rar (3.2 +/- GB!)
3-Mount or Burn the "CD" to a cd/dvd.
---Mount it with DEAMON TOOLS or another mounting program
--DEAMON TOOLS is an easy tool to work with and should not be too hard to understand, but if you have problems you can always ask in our forums!
4-After mounting the CD you must Hide the real CD Drive - There may be some programs for this, you can also do this manually -B1 is manual hiding
5-Run lotrbfme2RCMod.exe
6-Press MULTIPLAYER (Customize the launcher options in whichever way desired)

B1-Go to My Computer
---Select the CD Drive
---Right click and press on Properties
---Press on the "Hardware" tab
---Select the name of your CD Drive
---Press Properties
---Change Device usage to: Do Not use this device (disable)
~~~Whenever you want to use the real cd drive again do not forget to change the Device usage back to (Enable)
---Press OK and close the other properties window by pressing OK again

If you have any problems installing the Mod you can always ask for help at:

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-(Not all changes are listed.)-
Version 2.00 ALPHA - July 17, 2011
BFME 1 Mode available for:

-Elves (Work in progress)
-Harad (Work in progress)

-Dwarves (BFME 2 Mode Only)

Removed all the non BFME 1 Mode compatible maps...
These WILL return!

New camera things!

This is an Alpha release for the public to play

Any bugs may be reported to:

Version 1.07 - February 14, 2010

Removed Ridder Clan & Beasts & Elves for the time being...
~They will get massive make-overs!

Cool new lotrbfme2RCMod.exe (You will see what I mean...)

Gondor Balanced
2 Mini hero hordes, 3 max allowed in battle!
Beregond Added
Damrod Removed -> Will become a Standard CAH
Citadel Guards added
New Boromir and Faramir Skins!
AI builds all new units...

Rohan Balanced
Minor Hero Changes
AI builds all new units...

BFME 1 Value Balancing

Isengard Balanced
AI builds all new units...

BFME 1 Value Balancing

Removed old and bad quality maps...
Will be improved later!

Added new things for:
-Captain of Gondor

New Camera things! (Try them out!)

Saruman Background!
Version 1.06 - January 1, 2010

Removed Vandas & Acosa CAH Class, these will be in The Acosa Mod for the RC Mod...

Mod became "Modable", people can now mod the RC Mod with the RC Mod SDK!

Rohan Fortress Added
Rohan Barracks upgrade added
Rohan Rohirrim Banner reskin
Newer Forged Blades color

ALL maps now use the RC Mod Cam System
Many also have Rohan & Beasts AI

Christmas Background! ~ Rohan
Version 1.05 - December 25, 2009

Meadow Spellbook Power added
Summon Elven Allies Spellbook Power added
Rohirrim Archers can fire while running
Royalguard added
Rohirrim Random Skins and Random HA Skins added
Westfoldmen Random Skins and Random HA Skins added
Westfoldmen can mount and dismount and are built from Stables
Yeomen archers Random Skins and Random HA Skins added
Warriors Random Skins and Random HA Skins added

-Ridder Clan-
Statue Added - Bug => No special upgrades for Statues yet...

Christmas Background! ~ Rohan
Version 1.04 - October 31, 2009

Theoden -Minor Reskin
Eomer -Minor Reskin
Rohirrim archers added
Rohirrim lancers added
Rohirrim (toggle) removed from Rohan's stables
Westfoldmen added
Yeomen archers Reskin
Warriors Reskin

High Quality Isengard

~RC Mod Cam works on Fords of Isen II

Halloween Background!
Version 1.03 - September 8, 2009

Faramir - Reskin
Tower Guards (HD Version)

Theoden -Reskin + Model
Merry - Reskin

Haldir - Rebind
Arwen - New Power

Gimli -Reskin + Model

Saruman -Reskin
Lurtz -Reskin
Isengard Scout
Isengard Captain

Gothmog - NEW HERO! :p
Black orc Archers

-Ridder Clan-
Ridder Mage - New Model + New Skin + New Powers
Ridder Zwart - NEW HERO! :p

Cradon Added
Durgos Added

NEW Faction!
Captain of Harad - NEW HERO ~ for harad 5 times ;) :p (will be changed to 2x later)

~Ring Hero Enable Mode Glitch- The ring may be dropped several times due to an error we will fix in the next release...

Harad Background!
Version 1.02 – April 12, 2009

Unit changes

3 New heroes: Damrod + Madril + Pippin

3 New heroes: Hama + Gamling + Merry

NEW faction!

More Minor changes...
Frodo & Gollum & Sam (Ring Carriers)
Easter Maps!

Vandas + Easter Background!

Version 1.01 – February 22, 2009

New Hero: Smournakk (the Great Beast)
Unit changes & Button fixes

Pleasing has been Removed...

-Ridder Clan-
Blacky has 3 New powers
White wolf has 1 new power
Ridder Geel has been remade
Death has a new model
Ridder Mage's Elemental strike 'weapon' has been redone
Wizard Summon Power works!

-New Places
-New Classes
-New Sub Classes
--Ancient Bear (Sword)
--Ancient Bear (Spear)
--Warg - No powers yet!
-New power & cost system
-New Layout

New Game
Minor changes... Not sure which ones.
RC Mod Worldbuilder!

Rohan Background!
Version 0.06 – December 31, 2008

Inn Units HAVE been fixed.

Pleasing has been temporarily KEPT...

-Ridder Clan-
Library Changed
Wizard Summon Power still does not work, will be fixed in next release!

-Woman Warrior Has been ADDED!
-Princess Geel has been added as a 'system' CAH

-Bridges Of Fresoan
-Bridges Of Fresoan (Low)
-Ruined Lands ->Improved/Changed

Christmas Background! _______________________________
Version 0.05 – December 25, 2008

Pleasing has been temporarily added

-Ridder Clan-
Wizard Summon Power does not work, will be fixed in another release!
Ridder Mage has 2 new powers, Elemental Strike, Dragon Strike.
New Tech Icons
New Techs ~ Mystic Spellbook & Master Spellbooks
Wizards have been changed ~ Spells & Appearance

-rc fornost

Christmas Background!
Version 0.04 – December 1, 2008

Camp added
Inn units added

-Ridder Clan-
Improved Gears Tech added
New Tech Icons
Hero Times and Costs changed

Rohan Background!
Version 0.03 – October 31, 2008

Rohan Warriors added
Porter Changed

Warg horde bug fix

-Ridder Clan

Halloween Background!
Version 0.02 – October 25, 2008

Gamling added
Changed Archers and Peasants
Goldenhall fixed
Arrow Tower Expansion added
Rohan structures vision increased
Goldenhall Flaming munitions added

Hellbeast fixed
Warg Horde locomoter changed

-All Factions can be played online
Version 0.01 – October 19, 2008

-rc cair andros
-rc celduin
-rc elven plains
-rc helms deep
-rc isengard outlands
-rc quelandon
-rc ruined lands
-rc snowy mountains
-rc wolven plains

!Rohan and Beasts' AI work only on RC maps!

Ridder Geel Mod Leader
Ridder Blauw Acosa Faction & Mapper
Nieksa Hithaeglir Faction & Modeler & Mapper
rutger Ideas/Brainstormer
Lurtz101 Beasts Faction & Coder
Brabox Mapper
LinkFan Ideas/Brainstormer & Mapper
JohnWayne Mapper
Neutron4ever Beta Tester
Florisz Beta Tester
Githiran Coder & Harad Faction
Masterbadeend Mapper
Ridder Diamant (Neth) Modeler
CTLN7 LOTR Faction Skinner & Ideas
Valaquenta10 Elven Faction

-{Special Thanks}--
robnkarla LivingworldMap W3D
Rob38 Turret & Horde Mount - Tutorial

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Hussain.A.A Jul 18 2011, 12:12pm says:

u can upload t n torrent

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Trailhog250 Jul 18 2011, 9:42pm replied:

Torrents are often associated with pirated games though :P

The team may not want that kind of association. Just saying that's how many people look at it, but everyone's got an opinion.

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PsychoPigeon Dec 30 2013, 2:32pm replied:

You're an idiot.

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JoseTheGreen Apr 27 2014, 9:54pm replied:

is just because big size mods take longer to download and utorrent make it easier

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jul 19 2011, 11:20am says:

Hmm torrent is possible though I wont really be able to upload it constantly or anything :P Try downloading it with a torrent downloader, perhaps it has a "resume" function ;)

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shakara Jul 23 2011, 6:44pm says:

is it in english now???

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jul 24 2011, 5:39am replied:

Yes... Its always been in english... perhaps u are confusing our mod with the edain mod? or whatever mod the german one is :P

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Hussain.A.A Jul 31 2011, 11:36am says:

i download the mod but i can't play when the progress finish allways the game finnish my fortress and the enemy fortress destroyed

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jul 31 2011, 1:40pm replied: +2 votes   reply to comment
Hunterw Aug 30 2011, 10:14pm says:

Everytime i click singleplayer it never gets to the game...why is that?

I have 1.6 patch for bfme2.

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Aug 31 2011, 6:43am replied:

Do you mean the launcher or the main menu of the actual game? If it does not work... Go to the install folder and press the RCMod - Singleplayer.exe. Thats if the launcher is not working correctly...

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arten800 Sep 23 2011, 1:58pm replied:

Ok I fixed that hang by changing the compability but when i start the game not in the launcher it just starts the game and the splash dissapears after a few seconds then poof nothing happens

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NinjaKid45 Nov 21 2011, 1:51pm replied:

I'm having the same problem as the fella from a while back, when I run the singleplayer.exe or the launcher I get the splash screen but then nothing it just disappears after about a minute. Any solutions?

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Kooskia Oct 6 2012, 7:32am replied:

I had that problem with the launcher. Singleplayer don't start.. i went into the folder as you said, tryied with the .exe file... and still don't run.

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soundwave1 Feb 23 2012, 4:39pm replied:

dude same thing happen to me. did you figure it out yet

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arten800 Sep 23 2011, 1:51pm says:

When ever I start the game this windows pops out
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: spgame.dat
Application Version: 2.0.2462.25467
Application Timestamp: 562b029a
Hang Signature: bf5a
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1124
Additional Hang Signature 1: bf5a8bf81083ecc3af101d798f15c7cc
Additional Hang Signature 2: 8c0e
Additional Hang Signature 3: 8c0e448e0a4fe62b31c0090609a6d425
Additional Hang Signature 4: bf5a
Additional Hang Signature 5: bf5a8bf81083ecc3af101d798f15c7cc
Additional Hang Signature 6: 8c0e
Additional Hang Signature 7: 8c0e448e0a4fe62b31c0090609a6d425

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arten800 Sep 23 2011, 3:31pm says:

Really bad realease so much bugs and crashes I'll just download version 1.7

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Sep 29 2011, 4:49am says:

I'm sorry i had not noticed your replies here, If you have MSN please PM it to me, that way i can personally help you get it to work. I had not noticed you were having so many problems with this.

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PsychoEliteNZ Nov 30 2011, 8:03am says:

I went to your forum to check on a problem i had
Where i choose singleplayer and it doesnt start
I did the appdata options.ini and they said check
for game2.dat its gone!

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Nov 30 2011, 3:22pm replied:

Replied to your PM, the solution to game2.dat, is check BFME 2 install location, copy the game2.dat from there to the place RC is installed :P

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NinjaKid45 Dec 2 2011, 4:42pm replied:

My apologies, but could you explain that in further detail Anialater? I'm having the same issue.

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Dec 4 2011, 9:18pm replied:

You need to ensure that Game2.dat, which can be found in your BFME 2 installation directory, is also in the Ridder Clan Mod installation directory. If not, copy the game2.dat from BFME 2 and put it in the location of the RC Mod.

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crich1128 Dec 24 2011, 3:55am says:

I started playing n works fine like the new units but the new optional camera mode is very annoying, but the only and biggest problem is as soon as an enemy walks into my base all my buildings explode and i lose the game?. any suggestions?

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Dec 24 2011, 8:17am replied:

"Most likely your game also does this in BFME 2...
-If it does not:
--find the support folder in the RC Mod folder and run the RCModRegistrator.exe.
--Copy the game2.dat from your BFME 2 game to the RC Mod install directory.
--If this does not work reenter the correct serial using the "The Battle for Middle-earth II - RC Mod_code.exe"
--If this does not work, Post in detail what you did so we can resolve this.

-If it does,
--Reinstall BFME 2 and make sure you enter the correct serial, and that it does not do this in BFME 2, when it works proceed with the steps mentioned above. "

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stalker21 Feb 21 2012, 7:31am says:


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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Feb 22 2012, 8:28am replied:

""Make an options.ini in the newly created "My Battle for Middle-earth™ II - RC Mod Files" folder. "
"Indeed that should fix it, if not check for the game2.dat in your RC Mod directory.
The folder Kwen is talking about is found in the application data, roaming, folder on your windows drive. (type p;pdata% in your address bar to go there"

This should be enough information for you to try to fix it :P
If it still does not work, let me know!"

See if this might be the reason? Or when does the not responding appear?

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Merc57 Mar 10 2012, 4:15pm says:

What's wrong with man of the east?
Can I play on bfme 2 or bfme ?

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Apr 13 2012, 6:05am replied:

Men of the east is only available on BFME 2 mode ;)

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Moonwalker2011 Apr 17 2012, 6:39pm says:

please i want a bigger battles so can you make a large hordes submod bec that horde size is small and i want a bigger battles

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Jack_Jack May 12 2012, 8:37am says:

Mod does not work, I click start game and loading and does not enter the game ...

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel May 12 2012, 7:41pm replied:

Check for Game2.dat in the install location.
And in your application data copy the Options.ini from the My Battle for middle earth 2 files to the My Battle for Middle-earth™ II - RC Mod Files folder.

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Awesomium Dec 30 2012, 4:32pm says:

When I launch the installer, my antivirus says that there is a virus/malware...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Awesomium Dec 31 2012, 6:14am replied:

There are even 2 of them: TR\dropper.gen and ADWARE\
In the future, can you please verify your files so that there are no viruses?!

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Dec 31 2012, 6:32am replied:

Those are not actual viruses... It's just the virus scanner claiming there is... I need to figure out a way to fix that before next release...

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Dec 31 2012, 8:44am replied:

If you need help installing it, then i might be able to help you personally if you are worried about the so called viruses :)

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Awesomium Dec 31 2012, 4:16pm replied:

Oh, ok ;) Sorry!

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Awesomium Dec 31 2012, 4:24pm replied:

And thanks for your offer, I could indeed use some help, because my antivirus blocks the whole installer, so I can't get it to work...

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jan 1 2013, 9:22am replied:

OK, I'll PM you and we will sort this out :) I'd rather not get more 1 ratings because the installer is messing things up or whatever, its ridiculous how many people rate so low without asking for help XD

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_Monster_ Dec 31 2012, 7:46am says:

Do I need RotWK to install this mod and get Noldor Elves?

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Dec 31 2012, 8:43am replied:

You do not need RotWK, this is why we have a "singleplayer" mode, this allows you to play without RotWK. The current version of the singleplayer is known to be identified as a "virus" on some computers (which is obviously is not), hopefully the new version will not have this problem. Also i'm not sure if the Noldor Elves are in the Alpha Release.

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Valaquenta10 Creator
Valaquenta10 Jan 9 2013, 5:37pm says:

The old Version are in the Alpha.

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Saxondale Jan 15 2013, 3:02pm says:

So many problems with this release it's just not worth the hassle for me. I appreciate the time spent making this mod, but effort needed to get the thing running without A) crashing on splash screen B) being defeated as soon as the enemy enter your base, just isn't worth the time. Compared to other mods which can be installed and played without the need to reinstall the base game and with no hassle, the RC mod is not user friendly at all. The new camera system is also extremely cumbersome too, better to just have a fixed view of between 400 - 500. Unistalling and rating down due to the hassle it takes to get the thing running.

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jan 15 2013, 6:14pm replied:

I'm making a small little program that should fix all that stupid stuff... Should have it done in less than a week, perhaps that might make you happier...
And it's an alpha version for a reason... although I'll admit i did not expect this many people to have problems with installation... Seems that Desura really messed things up for us there, and for some reason the installer does not do what it should do all the time >_<

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Saxondale Jan 16 2013, 4:06pm replied:

Hi RG, thanks for the PMs linking to the installation fix. That seemed to work ok. Got in game alright and started playing, still not a big fan of the camera location and the camera controls but other than that I really liked the look of it. That was until I experienced the CTD after a few minutes of playing. I guess I'll wait until you've finished the 'small little program' you mention above to see if that fixes it.

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Ridder-Geel Author
Ridder-Geel Jan 16 2013, 6:32pm replied:

CTD? what is that? The death after 3 minutes?
If so, make sure you ran the fix as an administrator, it might be that the registry did not get copied correctly :P

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Ridder-Geel Feb 3 2013, 7:05am replied:

Download it from ModDB, then install it, then download and run the fix exe.

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Ridder-Geel Mar 30 2013, 7:32am replied:

Sure that should work as well, but then you need to make sure you run the fix exe :)

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