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  • WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEXT VERSION.
  • CURRENT VERSION IS V. 0.610.
  • WE OFTEN STREAM OUR WORK IN PROGRESS! Click HERE and give us a follow to know when we're live.

CURRENT FEATURES:

  • Fully functional Gundabad faction, including heroes, units, structures, and spellbook powers.

COMING UP NEXT:

  1. Overhauled original factions.
  2. Eriador faction.
  3. Overhauled campaigns.

RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION:

  1. Have a clean BFME1 install (ie. no mods in the installation directory)
  2. Don't have BFME1? Go HERE.
  3. Update to the latest patch (1.06) using the installer HERE.
  4. Download Shadow and Flame from this ModDB profile.
  5. Run SaFInstaller0_6.1.exe to install the mod
  6. After installation, run SaFUpdater.exe to update to current version 0.610
  7. If you need help, make a detailed thread describing your problem HERE.

Regular updates, plans, and discussion can be found at

our subforum on The3rdAge Modding Community.


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Hey all,

As you may know, Shadow and Flame was cancelled at the start of this year due to the team moving on to Age of the Ring. We are now releasing the last internal version that was worked on. There are a bunch of bugs still remaining, but the mod is quite playable.

If you want to use parts of this mod for your own project, these simple conditions apply:

  • Private use: you can do whatever you want.

  • Public use: If you want to use our work in a public release, you will need to ask permission by sending a PM to MathijsRevora and provide credits afterwards.

The mod does not come with an installer. To install the mod, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have BFME1 patched to 1.06
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and move SaF.BIG into your 'My Battle for Middle-earth Files' folder. To find this folder, type %appdata% into your Windows search bar.
  3. After that, create a duplicate shortcut for BFME1 on your desktop, right click, go to Properties, and add the following to the text in your Target field: ' -mod SaF.big', after which the text should read "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Battle for Middle-earth (tm)\lotrbfme.exe" -mod SaF.big, substituting C:\ for whatever drive it says for you.
  4. Play the mod and ignore the bugs.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Regards,
The Defunct Shadow and Flame Team

Credits:
Mathijs - Leader, art
Kwen - Art, code
Dúnedain76 - Art, code
Lauri - Code
RiderOfRohan - Code
Ganon - Code
Echo/Pallando - Code

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JoeFerris
JoeFerris

This is a great mod. Though I play it more often, that doesn't mean AOTR is better. Both are great, but I prefer BFME1's mechanics to ROTWK's.
I would recommend it to any BFME player because of its great HD graphics, its awesome units, and its hard work.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Thanks, that means a lot to me.

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

It is fantastic to play a completely new and different goblin faction in SaF's Gundabad.

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Amonrath
Amonrath

Please get back to this. This is better then Age of the Ring =D

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Guest
Guest

Is this mod for BFME2 or BFME2 ROTWK?

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

Shadow & Flame is a mod for BfME 1.

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Guest
Guest

game crush error i need help please creator

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andreninpad
andreninpad

Try this fix if experiencing an error. Patch BfME1 to latest 1.06 and mount a no-cd-mini-image for BfME1 or older patch no-cd for BfME1.

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Guest
Guest

Camping working with mod?

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erKers
erKers

Yes but you have to start a new one

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I thing this mod has future. It felt good to play with another evil faction. Great work and I hope that you release the next versions soon.

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