• 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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another thing are you going to put some kinda moria landscape or eye candy like the bridge of khazad-dun or the big room with the huge columns because that will be badass like a picture of the balrog and gandalf in the bridge and then the super epic you shall not pass ¡¡¡
as well as the balrog so you can create it but it cost a crap ton of money again super epic mod

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

are you going to put the big hall of moria landscape or eyecandy(by the way the comment im replying to is my own but i forgot to sign in basicly are you going to put moria things and make the balrog so you can create it

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ToME-Team

There will be better terrains, Moria pillars etc. And there is already a Balrog in the game you have right now! Try playing Dol Guldur and researching Mines of Moria. :)

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

i didnt knew that you could create the balrog havent played with dol guldur great mod its completely awesome and badass its like the best mod i have seen for aok you are truly the best and just a question how many of you are in your team

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ToME-Team

We are so glad you like it so much! We are a tiny team of just 2 people who worked on the beta you are playing now. Although we did get great help in our time. Read our short but very unusual history here: Aok.heavengames.com

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

well then to you guys even the one who left thank you alot like alot like the size of a world in minecraft or the size of gandalfs beard or the size of the middle earth server in minecraft whis is actually bigger than a normal one by the way if you didnt know about it watch OMFGCATA(he is a youtuber) dont know why but i prefer aok than minecraft probably because i met it before and im just an rts player but anyways you two are very badass like duke nukem

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

another little thing when i try to play with 8 players my game crashes is it fixed or will it be fixed

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ToME-Team

I've never faced that issue. Maybe its a particular map? What map were you playing, and with what other game settings?

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

conquest deathmatch 4vs4 i believe gondor was the terrain and giant map size normally i can play it but right now the far i can play its 6 players

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

another thing are you going to put like commando maps like in starcraft or make campaings or change the main menu screen and interface cause commando maps will be badass like you commanding the fellowship in moria sorry im asking so much but im far too exited about this game wich in other words mean i love the development team and the mode and that is why im asking so much stuff(tough love)

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ToME-Team

That's a lovely idea! We'll probably do a campaign update after the next one. :)

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zeratul0123
zeratul0123

thank you but thats a lot of work i must say and in aok its really hard to do triggers its just conffusing but thanks if you cant thats ok it will be too much to ask like its already a super great mod

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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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