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'It is the Dominion of Men, the Age of Peace, but the roots of Evil run deep and always after a defeat and a respite the Shadow again seeks to assume some new form...The inevitable boredom of Men with that which is good, their quick satiety with peace, has already begun to make itself felt in Middle-earth and fostered another Evil, darker than the shadow that clouds the hearts of Men...The New Shadow has arisen. This is The Fourth Age: Total War!'

'The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men' is a modification for 'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' (v1.6). Our aim with FA:TW was to accurately portray the lands and peoples of Middle-earth as we think they existed approximately three-and-a-half centuries into the Fourth Age. It is based on the works of Tolkien, and especially on his unfinished and abandoned sequel to 'The Lord of the Rings', entitled 'The New Shadow'. With an aim to staying true to the works and spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien's world of Middle-earth, whilst also aspiring to original creative excellence, 'The Fourth Age: Total War' is a must-have for anyone who loves the setting and peoples of Tolkien's mythic world.

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The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men has been released as an installer on Moddb January 1st 2016. This represents the final and full iteration of the mod (though enhancement patches may be later released) since its inception in late 2004.

The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men



Steam Installation Instructions:

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Installation instructions, an alternative RAR version, and support can also all be found at Twcenter.net

There is also a website available at Thefourthage.wikidot.com

Enjoy the mod here!

Sons of the Scarab: A Guide to the Principality of Far Harad

Sons of the Scarab: A Guide to the Principality of Far Harad

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Far Harad is in my opinion the most difficult faction to play in Dominion of Men. A player will need to use every ruse available in order to claw his...

Wolves in the Woods: A Guide to the Chiefdom of Dunland

Wolves in the Woods: A Guide to the Chiefdom of Dunland

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Dunland seems like an underdog. It is the only barbarian faction and the only Darkness-aligned faction in the area; its soldiers are poorly armed compared...

Wilderland Rising: A Guide to the Kingdom of Rhovanion

Wilderland Rising: A Guide to the Kingdom of Rhovanion

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With a poor roster of levies and skirmishers, a weak economy, and long borders with powerful factions the Kingdom of Rhovanion is one of the most challenging...

Unique Settlement Poll

Unique Settlement Poll

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We have a poll going on over at our forums on what the first new unique settlement to be added post release should be, please do drop by and contribute!

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FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

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The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men is a full-conversion & fully modfoldered modification for Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion 1.6. Inspired...

FATW - The New Shadow v2.6 (Full Build) [OBSOLETE]

FATW - The New Shadow v2.6 (Full Build) [OBSOLETE]

Full Version 91 comments

The full build of "Fourth Age: Total War - The New Shadow" (as released in 2008) including the 2.6 patch and Hotfix. Installation: 1. If you have a previous...

FATW - Forth Eorlingas Wallpaper Pack2 [OBSOLETE]

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The Fourth Age: Total War - Forth Eorlingas Wallpaper Pack II consists of five wallpapers in 1024 x 768 resolution. They can be previewed in the FATW...

FATW - Forth Eorlingas Wallpaper Pack [OBSOLETE]

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The Fourth Age: Total War - Forth Eorlingas Wallpaper Pack consists of seven wallpapers in 1024 x 768 resolution (and one, the last, in 1280 x 960). They...

FATW - Forth Eorlingas Patch 1.9 [OBSOLETE]

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The 1.9 Patch for ‘The Fourth Age: Total War – Forth Eorlingas’ (versions 1.5, 1.6, or 1.7) has now been unleashed!

FATW - Forth Eorlingas -  Ptch 1.6  [OBSOLETE]

FATW - Forth Eorlingas - Ptch 1.6 [OBSOLETE]

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Well, you put something together very carefully and for some reason some files just vanish when it comes to the build - so please download and run this...

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Kerhanecı
Kerhanecı

Hello. As a big fan of rtw and lotr, i was pretty excited about this mod when i saw it few hours ago. but now even tho i installed it as you guys said im having following error "ROMETW-BI is not a valid win32 operation. Any sugestions? or solutions?

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

Support.microsoft.com ?

You can also try doing it manually as the installation instructions for the RAR version.

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Guest
Guest

This is a well balanced mod! Every nation has a chance to dominate if you play them correct. The barbarian nations are great. I really love the Great Axes of North Rhun.

Stone Dog

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webba84 Creator
webba84

Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

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Guest
Guest

i need help with installing it on steam, but on twc i cant find it... please help

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webba84 Creator
webba84

There are screenshots in the release post here for how to install on steam, that should be what you are looking for. (Can also find them in the image gallery)

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Adunai
Adunai

So you're still working on it? Holy things, this is amazing!

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Guest
Guest

I patched to version 1.6 but when I did that both the mod and Barbarian Invasion campaign don't work as they say "please select item from the list". What can I do? (I uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times).

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

That error I have not seen reported for a long time, mainly because most versions of the game today are already patched. It is an error iirc that occurs when the patch has not been applied (though it possibly may occur if the download was corrupt or the installation did not work properly due to the user not having admin rights on his system)...

What version/edition of the game do you have?

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Guest
Guest

I just have the normal Rome Total War and Rome Total War Barbarian Invasion, on which I have applied patches 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

What is normal? 2 disks? A digital download? Not Steam I assume as that would be updated automatically.

You've likely patched it wrongly. I'm afraid it's been a long time since I did it (I've had Steam for years now) and I cannot remember how to resolve it - but I do remember that patching it wrongly causes issues.

You don't need to apply patches 1.5 and 1.6, as they come in a single patch and update Rome and BI simultaneously (Rome become 1.5 and BI becomes 1.6)

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Guest
Guest

Downloaded Rome Total War with three disks and barbarian invasion with one disk. So should I uninstall it completely, patch 1.3 then 1.6 directly? because sometimes when I do that it says that I have not in fact patched 1.3.

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

Yes, I seem to remember that was one of the errors. You'll need to Google how to resolve it, probably on a twcenter or totalwar.org thread. Here's a starter: Rtw.heavengames.com

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Guest
Guest

there was a link supplied for the RAR installation does not work anymore, how do I change properties of Barbarian invasion shortcut to fourth age? and please tell me an alternative method for downloading it and installing it

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

Here's the RAR download link:
Dfiles.eu

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Guest
Guest

What do we append to the end of the link of the shortcut to link it to our file? like what do we type after the end of the quotation marks?

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

From the installation instructions for the RAR:

Right-click the RomeTW-BI.exe and "send to" > desktop (i.e. create a shortcut on the desktop). Find the desktop icon and right-click it and select "properties". In the "shortcut" tab find the "target" field and append " -mod:bi/fatw -nm -ne -show_err" (do not include the speech marks but do include the spaces, including that first space). Click OK to close.

NOTE: THIS MOD RUNS IN WINDOWED MODE. Some few versions of the game may work without windowed mode being active. You can deactivate it by removing the "-ne" from the launch options/target line.

When you first run the mod you may find the window doesn't fill all of your desktop. This is easily remedied by going into the video settings of the mod and setting your battlemap and campaign resolutions to the same resolution as your desktop. (this can also be done by going into your preferences.txt file (found in the fatw/preferences folder) and changing battle_resolution and campaign_resolution to the same values as your desktop).

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Guest
Guest

Thank you so much, it worked but there are a few bugs:
1. I have conquered around 30 settlements and when I go and conquer any other settlement it crashes
2. The dwarvish emissary is invisible until clicked on

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

Upload the save game on our TWC forums and report this there.

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I must say it was simply AMAZING. First off, I am a fan of all the Lord of the Rings books, and the Silmarillion, and have always wanted to see what happened afterwards. And with this mod for Rome: Total War, you can! You can even change history and not be 'accurate', because , hey! NOTHING HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FOURTH AGE! Being able to fight and take cities without the feeling of: Oh, I am Macedon and I just took over Carthage...how historically accurate. You get the feeling…

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