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 solely by the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien, it seeks to reflect both the spirit and lore of Middle-earth as Tolkien saw it. The Dominion of Men is fully stable, feature-rich, innovative, thoroughly balanced, and conforms to the highest standards of both graphical and coding quality.

Report RSS The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch Release

NOTE: THIS PATCH IS NOW OBSOLETE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PATCH FOR THE MOD, WHICH INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN VERSION 3.1. 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. This first release features the mighty keep of Hornburg, as well as many balance changes and bug fixes.

Posted by on

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Patch 3.1 - Cities of Middle-earth for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men has been superseded by Patch 3.2! Get the latest version here:

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 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!

Comments
echuu
echuu

Congratulations on the release! (I'm Nelduin from TWC).

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
webba84 Author
webba84

Cheers mate :)

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula

Absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see Minas Ithil

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
anumen
anumen

I 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, Im really glad that you continue your hard work on this project.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
webba84 Author
webba84

Glad you are enjoying it so much!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
UtterOblivion
UtterOblivion

I have made a new forum under dominion of men if anyone wants to reply there. Im hoping someone can help me. I have enjoyed playing lotrtw for years but i have played it to death. Seeing this mod got me all excited but when trying to launch the splash screen pops up for a minute then a script error box appears saying... "Script error in bi/fatw/data/settlement_plans/4a_barb_large_city.txt, at line 6, column 14". Also it says File Data/....underlays/barbarian_large_city_underlay.CAS does not exist. I am using original cd's for both rtw and bi expansion. I am running win7 and in order to play rtw i had i DL a crack as it wouldn't run on original launcher ( I believe this is something to do with running on win7) If anyone can help i would much appreciate it.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
webba84 Author
webba84

I've played on windows 7 without any issues. It might be related to the install location, I recall some windows settings can mess up mods installed in the Program Files folder. Try installing the game and mod to a different location (eg C:\games) and see if that helps.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Rome: Total War
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Twcenter.net
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
Rome: Total War
Rome: Total War Turn Based Strategy
Related Groups
Fourth Age Development Team
Fourth Age Development Team Developer with 5 members
LOTRO fans
LOTRO fans Entertainment & Press with 24 members