• Play from the Fall of Beleriand to the Great Years and the War of the Ring.
  • Choose from one of 18 unique factions.
    • Guide the wise and fair elves - Lindon, Rivendell, Mirkwood, Eregion, and Lothlórien.
    • Fall under the sway of the Shadow with Angmar, Mordor, Isengard, Dol Guldur, or Minas Morgûl.
    • Place your hope in the Men of the West with Arnor, Gondor, and fabled Númenor of old.
    • Ride with the Native Men of Rohan, Rhovanion, Harad, Umbar, or Rhûn.
  • Battle on new random maps based on real Middle-earth locations.
  • Research countless new technologies and decide the path of your race with faction choices. Will you ally with the Rohirrim as Isengard, or fall and become a Vassal of Mordor. The choices are yours.
  • Forge alliances to supplement your armies with soldiers from other regions, or even call for the aid of Dwarves and Hobbits.
  • Enjoy the rich world of Middle-earth as presented by one of the largest graphical modification ever produced for Age of Kings. Over a hundred buildings have been designed, including wonders based on famous Middle-earth landmarks like Orthanc, Barad-dûr, The Golden Hall, or Elrond's Homely House. Likewise, nearly 70 new unit graphics have been added, including almost thirty all new units to appear for the very first time in ToME.
  • Create that LotR campaign you always had in mind or play online against a friend! Designed to function in multiplayer, singleplayer, and scenario design.
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Hey Tolkien fanboys (and fangirls),

Make sure to check out the new showcase screenshots for the full version of Tales of Middle Earth, coming soon! featuring Harad, Rivendell, and Rhun, just 3 of the 18 civilizations available in this Tolkien inspired mod for Age of Empires II

New Screenshots!

Full version improvements over the beta will include:
• All new Rohan/Rhovanion buildings
• All new Harad buildings
• All new Rhun buildings
• All new Rivendell buildings
• Additional variations for some civ's buildings.
• Dozens of new units, as well as over a hundred new unit graphics added since the beta.
• Individual graphics for each unit line based on race or civ.
• Heroes, new technologies, and super units at the wonder.
• All terrains, cliffs, and forests have been reskinned.
• Over a hundred new editor objects/buildings/units.
• New gameplay features like dwarven mines and tax collectors
• In depth balance changes and revamped technologies based on beta release feedback.

New Screenshots!

A release date still has not been set, but we are getting close! So keep an eye out for more screenshots and updates.

New Screenshots!

First Release!

First Release!

2 years ago News 45 comments

Tales of Middle-Earth mod is available for download! Go ahead, jump right into Middle-earth.

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Tales of Middle Earth (ToME) is the first ever fully playable total conversion for AoK based on the works of J.R.R Tolkien. Featuring full 18 realms of...

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Kaldalis Oct 11 2015 says:

Are you planning to release this, the same time with the hd edition? Please release it on the original -_- first

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Kaldalis Oct 11 2015 says:

When the hell will the new version be released? I grow impatient! But please i love this mod...

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somythical Sep 7 2015 says:

i know this is a long **** but can someone tell how to install this using the steam version?

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Jorritkarwehr Sep 8 2015 replied:

HD has a different file structure, so it's more a port than an install. The work isn't very hard from a technical standpoint, but there's a lot of tedious conversion to do.

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Guest Sep 23 2015 replied:

Yeah, if someone has done if, it would REALLY help the rest of us if they were to do a guide or a video tutorial. I've been trying to get it working with the STEAM HD version and have had no luck. I mostly get texture errors and invisible units.

You can tell it is kinda working... but just isn't there.

What I did:
I took each of the ToME files and searched for the corresponding file in the HD directory and then overwrote them.

Again, it doesn't exactly work.

Frankly, I hope they're still working on another release. I'd love to see it!

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Jorritkarwehr Sep 25 2015 replied:

1. Revert to 3.9 Steamcommunity.com

2. Install ToME to the HD directory. By default, this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age2HD

3. Download the Text Converter and run it on the same directory. Aok.heavengames.com

4. Copy the contents of key-value-modded-strings-utf8 generated by the Text Converter and add them to the end of en-language in Age2HD\Bin\en

5. Optionally, move the text files in Age2HD\History to Age2HD\History\en

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thattus Nov 1 2015 replied:

will this work????

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Jorritkarwehr Nov 3 2015 replied:

The process I outlined does. Switching between ToME and AoF/AoAK will be quite tiresome though.

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thattus Sep 8 2015 replied:

i don't think this will work with steam version!

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somythical Sep 7 2015 replied:

long shot*

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Excellent game. Units are have amazing detail. I don't like the design of the Elven buildings but hey, that's just opinion. I haven't noticed any glaring glitches. **Just a few problems... After opening the game a few times, it stopped playing 'Lord of the Rings main theme' and replaced it with the standard medley. I suppose that if I reinstalled it, it would work just fine but I'm far too lazy. I noticed that Rohan, as an AI, will build the Hornburg rather than the standard castle for that type…

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