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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 3.1 - Cities of Middle-earth


Patch 3.1 - Cities of Middle-earth for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! The first 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 v3.1 Patch


This patch requires FATW: The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Release. It is NOT savegame compatible.

Installation Instructions

1. Unzip the fatw31patch.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

New Hornburg custom settlement! Many thanks to Lord of the Rings: Total War for allowing us to use their assets as a base.

Cities of Middle-earth - Hornburg

The keep, hall, and tower of Hornburg clearly display their Dúnedain origins.

Cities of Middle-earth - Hornburg

In the peaceful early years of the Fourth Age the city quickly outgrew it's walls.

Cities of Middle-earth - Hornburg

Gimli's Dwarves, though now gone, have also left their mark on the fortress.

Cities of Middle-earth - Hornburg

Assaulting the gates of the keep remains as daunting a prospect as it was in the Third Age.

In addition to the new settlement the other major change to this patch is that Elves and Dwarves are now split into their own (provincial) campaigns. This was done so that we could keep them as passive factions while under ai control but still have public order and rioting a big part of campaign balance while under player control (since those two features happen to be hardcoded together in the same campaign). You can find the Elven and Dwarven campaigns in their own sub-menu.

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 second patch in the series, 'Cities of Middle-earth'. The next release will feature the dread city of Minas Ithil, long a ruin during the early years of the Fourth Age but now being rebuilt as the capital and chief city of a resurgent Adunabar.

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

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!

HOT: The Dominion of Men - Released!

HOT: The Dominion of Men - Released!

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Yes, the full version of The Fourth Age: Total War has finally been released!

Shield of the North: A Guide to the Kingdom of Dale

Shield of the North: A Guide to the Kingdom of Dale

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With its advantages of wealth, diplomacy, and a balanced and varied roster, the Kingdom of Dale is poised to lead Middle-earth into a new age of prosperity...

Sundered Land: A Guide to the Reunited Kingdom

Sundered Land: A Guide to the Reunited Kingdom

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Though it begins in possession of a great number of settlements and wealthy provinces, playing as the Reunited Kingdom is anything but easy. But these...

For Crown and Anvil: A Guide to the Kingdom of the Dwarves

For Crown and Anvil: A Guide to the Kingdom of the Dwarves

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Thanks to their great riches and incredibly strong armies, the Kingdom of the Dwarves' options for expansion are almost unlimited. Take care to choose...

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FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch

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Patch 3.1 - Cities of Middle-earth for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! The first in a series of addons that aims to bring lore accurate...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

Full Version 52 comments

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!

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blackt1gers
blackt1gers

how do you install on steam?

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GEDOSLAND
GEDOSLAND

While I've noticed the game does crash on occasion, I've noticed that the game crashes consistently whenever uruk or trolls are used, will this be patched or worked on in the future? Amazing mod btw!

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webba84 Creator
webba84

We've been trying to track this bug down for literally almost a year. It doesn't occur for some people and does for others, I've never had a troll crash on my computer at all for example. Makes it very hard to test!

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GEDOSLAND
GEDOSLAND

Are you guys ever going to consider adding the siege battles for the renown cities in the custom battle scenarios?

As much as I love the intensity of sieging a famous castle on the campaign, sometimes I just feel like loading up a massive orc siege of Helm's Deep without having to do it through the campaign =P

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webba84 Creator
webba84

We absolutely are planning on it, but it needs a bit of testing to make sure it won't cause bugs.

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Branden-Magister
Branden-Magister

does anyone have advice for like brand new gaming computers running this old bloody game without lag? even turning down graphics does little.

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webba84 Creator
webba84

Main issue is that these old games can't use more than one CPU core, so a modern 2.6ghz multi-core cpu will run it worse than a 3.2ghz single core from 10 years ago.

Unfortunately not much can be done about it except to get a faster CPU. I've got an second gen I5 2.8 and it manages the game smoothly, except for big battles on the fastest speed setting.

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Spock12
Spock12

There is a small bug with the forts...the capture zone is on the wall which allows me to just kill entire stacks with one unit because the AI will bash down the gate and then all of it's troops will rush into the center of the fort where the tower fires upon it's troops till their gone...as the RK I've killed about 10 Dunland stacks in Thornborg fort cause this glitch

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webba84 Creator
webba84

Thanks for the feedback! We are aware of this and are working on new versions of the forts that will largely fix this issue

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masterofnone Creator
masterofnone

Are you playing the latest version? (3.1) I think that was fixed iirc.

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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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