• 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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17 comments by ToME-Team on Dec 21st, 2013

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

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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.

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Dec 15, 2012 Full Version 137 comments

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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Catorce14 Jan 9 2015, 5:01pm says:

So...who wants to play Multiplayer? hehehe

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thattus Jan 12 2015, 5:29am replied:

Me too, but it is impossible to play with all the bugs!

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Jorritkarwehr Jan 3 2015, 12:46am says:

So I would just like to assure all the loyal fans of ToME that work on it has been continuing, slowly but surely. Real life has caught up to the developers and updating this site has been a very low priority for them. So I'm taking matters into my own hands and creating a little update for the careful follower.

First off, a screenshot showcasing some of Rohan's new artwork: img3.picload.org/image/ldioici/aok038.png

You may have noticed while playing the current release that the interface graphics have not been changed. This will not be the case in the next release, where you will see this new main menu: img34.imageshack.us/img34/254/sbp.bmp

And one of the gameplay changes based on user feedback, quoted from the development forum at Aok Heaven

"One highly requested feature was a primary orc-based army for the evil civs. At present civs like Mordor and Angmar get a handful of orcs, and their regular units are still men. Orc Hall replaces the War Hall for evil civs, where the primary Orc army can be trained."

Image of the new Orc Hall tech tree:

"Here's how they play out:

1. Basic orcs are slightly cheap, light and fast, but balanced by being quite weak.
- This makes orcs suitable for skirmishes like in the books/movies, but a prolonged (d)rush is likely not sustainable due to weak stats.

2. Orc Breeding research gives an HP boost, making orcs viable fighting forces in later ages.

3. As gold runs scare, techs get more expensive, and the Muster Hall units get more attractive, Orc Infestation research lowers cost and train times for regular orcs.

4. You get heavy Black Orcs in the last age, making Orc Hall an all-round military building. This offers you a stronger, high-armoured version of the orcs, that is still slightly cheaper than other typical heavy infantry."

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thattus Jan 3 2015, 6:53am replied:

Oh Man thank you so much! :-)
Addionally to your changes PLZ fix this Bugs if you can:

- Horses and Oxes at farms cost now gold not only wood!

- "Last Alliance"and other-Tech unlock now trebuchets( e.g Lindon, Eregion...)if the race has acess to trebuchet!!! IMPORTANT OTHERWISE NO BALANCED RACES!!!!!

- Dwarfen Stonework now do not forbid building a castle and castles fire arrows after this research!!!( This bug has fixed as soon as possible!!!!)

- Corsar Ships maybe should have more range. Other civs also need ships with range to bombard coasts.( like Age of Empires 2). Otherwise i think there is no balance at sea maps.

- Replace ridiculous Villagers in Wonder to heroes

- Replace Swan Riders :D( I would like them, if color could changed. But they are always blue.

-Replace Dunedain Archers( I think its the graphic set of the Archers in Age of Empires 1, non? :D horrible!!!

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Jorritkarwehr Jan 3 2015, 12:43am says:

Double post

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thattus Dec 21 2014, 7:04pm replied:

Yes. Plz give us an answer? Is the mod dead already?

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thattus Dec 31 2014, 5:35am replied:

Who has tell you that? I m happy to hear that but i hope it is no joke.

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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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