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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.

"I['ve] played many games and many mods of the Total War series but your work is by far the best conversion and complete overhaul I have seen yet. The campaign is very immersive and motivating." (anumen, Moddb)

"Best Tolkien experience in Total War (or any other strategy game)." (Stark1.0, Moddb)

"Simply put, one of the most polished, well executed mod projects I have every played. The attention do detail in all aspects - graphics, music, lore, is almost unparalleled." (Pleistorus, Moddb)

"The attention to detail, faithfulness to original source material, amazing music, variety of factions, and fun replayability make this an awesome mod. Excellent work, folks!" (HighlandLaddie777, Moddb)

"Simply the best RTW mod. Amazing! The level of detail and painstaking attention to the lore of Middle Earth makes this mod a must for any LOTR fan!" (Rahonbass, Moddb)

"This is one of the best mods for any total war game. It's like a completely new game." (Balgeron, Moddb)

"A great, spectacular and just plainly refined mod. Fourth Age Total War oozes polish from every pore, with a lovingly detailed story, carefully and cleverly constructed gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals and incredible immersion...All in all, I would say there are no perfect mods, but Fourth Age Total War damn well comes close." (SuperTechmarine, Moddb)

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The Dominion of Men 3.2 - Cities of Middle-earth


Patch 3.2 - Cities of Middle-earth for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! The second in a series of addons that aims to bring lore accurate, fully functional, and beautiful custom settlements to The Dominion of Men full conversion mod.

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch


This patch requires The Dominion of Men v3.0 or v3.1. This patch is cumulative, you do NOT need to install 3.1 first. It is NOT savegame compatible.

Download FATW: The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Release here:

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build


Installation Instructions

1. Unzip the 3.2_Cities_of_Middle-earth.rar file to a location of your choice.
2. Copy the data folder inside into your .../bi/fatw folder.
3. When promted, choose to overwrite all existing files and folders.
4. Start FATW: DoM in your usual way and enjoy!

Major Changes

The intimidating Minas Ithil joins the list of custom settlements in Dominion of Men. At the start of the mod it lies in ruins, but after the Tower of the Moon is reconstructed it may thrive once again as, and be known far and wide as a symbol of Dúnedanic power and skill.

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch

The rebuilt Tower of the Moon, a reminder that the Dúnedain are still mighty builders and craftsmen.

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch

The rebuilt city of Minas Ithil, in all it's glory.

There have been some other significant changes in patch 3.2, not least the addition of a new unit, courtesy of Arsaces II.

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch

The Rhovanion Rangers have a very interesting history and appear both as an elite AOR unit for Rhovanion and as mercenaries in and around Southern Greenwood.

Also in the above screenshot you might notice the excellent new UI, courtesy of Bercor. Both the Northman and the Dunedain factions now have new, much improved UI interfaces.

Finally, there were some significant changes to the Dorwinion roster, to help that faction develop it's own unique appearance and play-style.

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch

We have also included many minor changes, additions, and bug fixes. For a full list please see the patch notes included in the download.

Other News

Work has already begun on the third patch in the series, 'Cities of Middle-earth'. The next release will feature the Middle-earth famous settlement of Bree. Under the rule of the King once again, Bree thrived in the early years of the Fourth Age, becoming one of the most important cities in Arnor.

For more information, technical support, AARs, LPs and general mod related discussion please feel free to drop by our forums at twcenter.net.

If you have any questions about installation or any other part of the mod then the FAQs thread should be your first stop.

Finally, if you are enjoying the mod and would like to support us a quick review or rating here on moddb would be very much appreciated. And if you know other Tolkien fans, or Total War fans, who you think would enjoy the mod please do spread the word around, we want as many people to enjoy it as possible!

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FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch [OBSOLETE]

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hairboy
hairboy

I love how the characters are so in-depth that I feel like I'm dealing with real lords lol

I awarded the lord that took Umber in my rebellion leading Far Harad by making him the heir and very soon after he was king. Then next thing I know him and his sons plunged my realm into chaos. As the shadow cult was rejected in all the forts around umber and by the vast majority of my lords and my people.

So until his death things are just barely holding and now the reunited kingdom has pushed past my vassel harador and may be coming for me.

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very-sad-slave
very-sad-slave

Developer when will you add siege maps for the mod? Only field/ hill battles are boring in multiplayer.

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very-sad-slave
very-sad-slave

Can I play this via gameranger?

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maeroor
maeroor

Hi,

Looks a nice mod, but when I am trying to lauch it, during the first loading, i have this issue :

"Script Error in bi/fatw/data/descr_sm_factions.txt, at line 113, column 1.

"horde_min_units":This feature is not supported"

How can I fix it ?
It dont have the patch 3.2 for the moment I am downloading it.

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maeroor
maeroor

Still impossible with the Patch :/

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

From the looks of your issue, something seems to have installed wrong or your BI is not patched to 1.5. If you know that neither of that is the problem, upgrade your basic RTW (not BI or FATW) to the latest version as well.

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maeroor
maeroor

Ok, i dont get everything.

I am on steam, I just installed the mod in Steam/Rometotalwar (to make it short)

I think something went wrong. But still doesnt know how to fix it.

(French people, I cant understand :"If you know that neither of that is the problem")

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

That error usually comes up when you are trying to run the mod with the Rome exe rather than the BI exe. This is mentioned in the troubleshooter in the Installation Instructions thread.

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maeroor
maeroor

I launch it from the FATW - Dominion of Men shortcut. Sorry I didnt find it. I will look more closely. I let you know.\

Edit :
Everything is installed in BI but still I can't find the way to fix it :/
Is there a Launch command I can put in Steam to launch "BI" with the mod ?

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

All you need to know - including a link to an image-based walk-through on how to set up in Steam - are all in the instructions thread...

Twcenter.net

Please let us know how we can make it clearer or what may have confused you. We try to make things clear but we can always improve :)

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maeroor
maeroor

Just needed the link you gave me to find "-mod:bi/fatw -show_err -nm -ne"

I have no idea where ws the Thread you are speaking about. Should it be downloaded with the instaler ? Should it be in the files which were installed ?

I don't have it for sure. Neither it was written when I installed the mod.

Anyway, it's finished, I just needed "-mod:bi/fatw -show_err -nm -ne" Thanks for it. I will try now ;)

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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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