• 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!

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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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Guest
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How do I install this mod please. Looks awesome.

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Starvoider
Starvoider

There is a readme in the install file, open it with Winzip and read the .txt file, it explains everything.

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reeke
reeke

Couple of questions: -

-Was there a specific reason behind not having dwarves as a playable faction? (their small unit size making the art difficult to display well maybe?)
-The AI, is it like the standard AOE2 AI that "cheats" and gets extra resources given to them, or does it provide a challenge while not cheating like some custom AI's?

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ToME-Team Creator
ToME-Team

Dwarves can't be believably represented in AoK given how all of their civilizations were underground. We do, however, have strong Dwarven influences throughout the game. Try playing as Eregion, for example.

The AI included with the current version is the standard AoK one, which allegedly cheats on the Hardest difficulty setting. We may have an improved AI for the next version. Not too sure...

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cmgran6
cmgran6

Release ever for the HD edition?

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reeke
reeke

This is the first time in years that I've signed into moddb - just to ask this very question.

I've just got the HD version, after not playing the original in about 12 years... wondered if there was a LOTR mod and this was the first thing that showed up on google :]

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ToME-Team Creator
ToME-Team

HD is definitely on the cards. We are ever closer to completing the final version of ToME, immediately after which we'll begin porting it to HD. :)

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reeke
reeke

Great! do you think it will be able to work via the steam workshop, due to how much it changes the game?

I'm fine with it being a manual download if it needs to be, but I'm sure it would get you guys a much bigger player base if it was available on the workshop.

Cheers for the reply :]

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ToME-Team

Probably yes, or at least we'll try our best. Lets also look forward to better mod support in the upcoming HD version update (they are rumoured to be working on that).

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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…

Dec 30 2012 by Black__Mesa

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