• 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 133 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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ToME-Team Jan 21 2013, 8:01am replied:

It looks like your install was corrupted (either from the start, or due to a messed up handling of Voobly - maybe multiple mods?). Anyway, uninstall ToME, make sure you have the 1.0c patch on your AoK, and then re-install. That should work. Let me know how it goes.

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Melkor1 Jan 20 2013, 12:55pm says:

The new town centre images are pretty cool! The only problem is the radius around them in which you can deposit resources is so small that the villagers cant walk around in the town centre. This isn't really a major problem at all, but it kinda messes up my start with 6 on sheep, because they can't eat up the sheep inside the town centre.

Also, could you tell me which civilisation can get taverns; the technology supposedly in the town centre(something I saw in the tech tree) ;)

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ToME-Team Jan 21 2013, 8:00am replied:

You'll have to adapt to the new Town Centre structure!
The Inns tech you are referring to is bugged - it doesn't show up! It's fixed now, though, along with a host of so many other things it wouldn't have been possible to detect without you guys. Thanks!

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Melkor1 Jan 19 2013, 4:39am says:

Is there any chance that a small trees edition will come out at some point? Because even though the new tree graphics are awesome, it is irritating not being able to see where I'm putting my lumber camp 50% of the time :P

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ToME-Team Jan 19 2013, 8:17pm replied:

It's not yet on our bucket list, but if you or anyone else desires this asap, why not give it a shot yourself! ;)

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Melkor1 Jan 20 2013, 3:52am replied:

It would be kinda of fun to try making it myself, but I don't have clue how to make new graphics for trees :( Especially the epic new ones!

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Hawkian Jan 18 2013, 11:49pm says:

OH. MY. GOSH. :D This makes me so happy that I actually started crying, two of my favorite things coming together, Age of Empires, and LOTR. :') I had no idea anyone was making mods for this anymore, but I decided to look around out of boredom today, and what do I find? This! <3

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ToME-Team Jan 18 2013, 8:05pm replied:

GameRanger doesn't work like that, all players have to have ToME installed! Try Voobly, which automatically transfers the game files from the host.

Glad you like the mod. Watch out for all the super cool updates (and bug fixes) we are going to release soon!

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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…

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