A modification for Rise of the Witch-king that enhances gameplay, improves and adds onto existing factions, and adds new ones.

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Featuring extensive reworks for Gondor, Mordor, Isengard, and a new Misty Mountains faction as well as many other new features and gameplay elements.

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Hola,

The Age of the Ring team is proud to present our mod's first official release: Release 1. This release contains 4 factions: Gondor, Mordor, Isengard, and Misty Mountains. Each faction has been completely reworked, with new units, heroes, structures, abilities, spells, gameplay elements, and strategy. There are also two new Create-A-Hero classes: Gondor Captain, and Gundabad Berserker, over 30 new maps, and new and original Ring Heroes.

To play, please download and run the file below:
AotR Version 1.0 Installer
Note that AotR is based on the 2.02 community patch, and requires its installation to play.

For an exhaustive changelog of additions, please visit:
LINK TO FULL CHANGELOG

Play online

AotR is designed to play online using T3A:Online. To play AotR online, please refer to the T3A:Online website and follow the instructions.

Join our community on Discord!

Want to organize your online games other AotR fans? Join our Community Discord here: Discord.gg

Join our community on Revora!

Want to make suggestions or talk to other AotR fans? Join our community forums here.

What is next?

Lothlórien.

Known issues
- Campaigns don't work
- War of the Ring doesn't work
- Gundabad Bodyguard occasionally slide instead of move
- Gundabad Berserker Create-A-Captain doesn't have a Leap power animation
- Buggy AI on map 'Osgiliath'.
- Most new units don't have new voice lines recorded
- The Great Goblin's Antiquarian ability sometimes doesn't work

If you find bugs, please report them in the AotR Bug Reports forum.

Credits

Core team
RiderOfRohan - Mod Emperor, lead coder, visual artist
DúnedainRanger76 - Mod Chieftain, lead mapper, coder, sound artist, visual artist
Mathijs - Mod Jarl, lead visual artist, idea guy

Mod team
MattTheLegoman - Mapper, visual artist
njm1983 – Mapper
tomasz_exe - Mapper
vengefulnoob – Coder
FG15 - Coder

Testers
Saruman - Lead tester
Mûrazôr
SilverElf
Hoar
Necro

Voice actors
Ryan Antoine - Knights of Dol Amroth
Patrick Seymour - Axemen of Lossarnach
Joel Nisbet - Variags of Khand
Robert Benjamin - Royal Guards

NOTE: The above voices were part of The Dwarf Holds. If you are the author and wish to see your work removed, please contact the AotR mod team.

Special thanks
AndySan
Fredius
Glorfindel23
Gnanw
ICT
Kwen
Valheru
Maximan
MorguLord
Haldir
Fudge
M@tt

Extra special thanks to Nertea for allowing us to use his The Dwarf Holds assets and Ruudy for letting us use his Tactics assets. Thanks to the 2.02 team for their excellent community patch, as well as to The3rdAge.net, our BFME modding home under the Revora Creative Network.

Age of the Ring Version 1.0


Thanks and have fun,
The Age of the Ring Team

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Comments
Destromath
Destromath

Well, it doesn't wanna start.

I have installed all as per your instructions, several times, the issue remains the same.

The 2.02 v6.0.0 Patch, does start, always, however, after the installation of the mod, it simply does not.

The cursor blinks a few times, as if the process is launched, then it stops, and the desktop window is unchanged.

If I can provide some files, to remedy this, please feel free to ask for them.

P.S:

I have Bit-Defender Total Security 2017 installed, along Malware-Bytes Anti-Malware 3.1.2, and yet, the 2.02 patch started, to date, without a hitch.

I have added, both the folder, and 'lotrfbmeep1.exe' to the exclusions list, after mod installation, yet, it did not help.

Any suggestions, regarding a potential resolution, are welcome.

Thank you.

I look forward to playing "Age of the Ring", finally. xD

Best of regards, Destromath.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Hi. When installing, did you let it install into the suggested default folder? I just had someone install it into the RotWK folder and he had the same issue. Make sure you didn't do that.

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Destromath
Destromath

I did, xD. Ok, so I'll reinstall it into the suggested folder.

Thank you for the swift response.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Or any folder but the installation folder. :P

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Destromath
Destromath

A bit counter-intuitive given, well, almost every other mod.

Working now. xD

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Destromath
Destromath

Never-mind, I thought it was working...

It crashed, after a black screen, even with the new configuration.

I do not know what is wrong, but at least I got further than desktop this time.

There are no dump files, which is odd.

Like before, I added both the A.O.T.R folder, and 'lotrbfmeep1.exe', R.O.T.W.K folder, to exclusions list, in Bitdefender and M.B.A.M.

I am uncertain as to why it is failing.

Any suggestions, are welcome.

Thank you.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Did it crash after you entered skirmish?

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Destromath
Destromath

No, before I could even enter the game. It is the same issue as before, with a slight change, which is the black screen.
It does not start, at all.

Any assistance you can provide is appreciated.

Thank you.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

I don't know. All I know is you need the following:

- Clean install of BFME2 on patch 1.06
- Clean install of RotWK on patch 2.02
- Age of the Ring installed outside of the RotWK installation folder.

I suggest reinstalling.

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Destromath
Destromath

I've re-installed the games, the clean versions.

After mounting Smoking Man's Maxi R.O.T.W.K image, as SCSI, it failed to register. The game still requires the DVD. It was mounted with Daemon Tools version 10.6 [Latest].

I am at a loss.

P.S:

Older versions of Daemons tools, Alchohol 52% and such do not work on Windows 10.

I guess, that's it, thank you for your assistance thus far.

It seams I won't be participating in this mod, any further.

Oh well, life goes on.

Best of regards, Destromath.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Don't use the images, use their new game.dat.

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Destromath
Destromath

It does not work with the new 'game.dat'.

Only the original, launched at all.

Still requires a disk though.

I've tried all I can, but as previously stated, I am at a loss.

Thank you for your considerations.

Best of regards, Destromath.

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Da_Bess
Da_Bess

I'm also having problems and I followed all the instructions, on both pages, clean installs, T3A Online, and I don't know what to do.

Also, I didn't mean to vote yet, that was an accident.

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Da_Bess
Da_Bess

Maybe this may help you get the game working?

Techsupportforum.com

If you do find a way to make it work, please tell me what you did so I can try it myself? Nothing works for me either.

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numan1111
numan1111

Mediafire.com
Install this one. It fixes your issue.

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Guest
Guest

Game crashes when I want to open the Skirmish maps. I intsalled the game / mod correctly and don't have any other mods installed

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Go into appdata, My RotWK files, and delete your skirmish profile.

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Guest
Guest

Could you direct me where to find appdata? Is it in the folder of EA, then RotWK? Unfortunately I am not finding "appdata" in there so I believe I am looking in the wrong place.

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Negtharayas16
Negtharayas16

Go to the address bar in any explorer window and type this "%appdata%" without apostrophes then hit enter. This will take you there without you having to go the long way.

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Guest
Guest

Tried this. Crashes as soon as I make a new profile.

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DúnedainRanger Creator
DúnedainRanger

Move/delete your create a hero saves in the appdata folder.

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Rothnaric
Rothnaric

You guys are awesome man!!! long day at work and now to get home and play this mod man.... relaxation ahead.

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Guest
Guest

When you guys post a new version of AOTR how do i uptade the current version, pls let me know if there will be a launcher where I can uptade, btw the current version is ssooooo damn good i cant believe it, azog is just WOOW, and i have 1 more questions will Mirkwood be added, this mod will be even greater when the WOODLANDREALM will be a faction for themselves, greatest mod that i ever came across!!!

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

No, we won't have a launcher. We'll just release a new installer.

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Guest
Guest

How play online? I dont found information of Revora

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MathijsRevora Creator
Rothnaric
Rothnaric

Just played with all factions... will there be more balance fixes? combo hordes are extremely overpowering against AI, love every bit of detail you guys have added for each new building... the mod has a long way to go, can't wait to see the end result.

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Kenway77
Kenway77

how should we can get the ring? i played a lot of skirmish, and gollam is nowhere

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Kenway77
Kenway77

i really wanna play with Smaug

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Well make sure Ring Heroes are enabled when starting a game. Other than that, you'll just have to be lucky I guess.

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Guest
Guest

Perfect work with all evil faction (Gundabad unit is just perfect) Only shields of mordor orcs looks as paper
But I don t like Gondor its looks good but they have not enough unit they need more meele unit as Dol Amroth knight or Swan Knight for cavalary

Good luck

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

But they do have Dol Amroth units.

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JjForcebreaker
JjForcebreaker

Fantastic job. I'll reinstall BfME2 tonight and test this badboy!

Awesome gift for whole weekend!

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Guest
Guest

The mod crashes whenever I try to do a skirmish. I've gone into my AppData and deleted the Skirmish file, but when the game prompts me to create a profile name and I put one in it crashes again.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Delete your CaH data in the Saves folder in appdata.

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Guest
Guest

Is there a patch switcher for 2.01 and 2.02 rotwk? Can you have edain and aotr simultaniously? Without game.dat bugs? Thaks!

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Yes, 2.02 comes with a launcher that can disable the patch. You can have both mods but you must disable Edain. To avoid game.dat bugs, copy out the 2.02 game.dat and return the old game.dat file to the installation folder if you want to play Edain.

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drogoth2000
drogoth2000

hello my game always crash any suggestion? INI load cannot open
Data\ini\default\subsystemlegendexpansion1.ini

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

You probably have a mod installed into your installation folder. You need to get rid of that and keep the folder clean (make sure Edain is disabled also).

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Kaieman
Kaieman

game crash something of mordor fortress wallhub expansion buildcost

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RiderOfRohan Author
Reaper290897
Reaper290897

I've installed the mod and even the 2.02 and game.dat but it keeps crashing and coming up with the same error code

Cdn.discordapp.com

Can somebody please help?

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

Disable Edain.

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gibbard
gibbard

From using the Misty mountains faction, I feel that the gundabad orcs are very strong in the way that each individual soldier is tougher than their counterparts of other faction. However, while individually powerful, there are so few in a horde that they can be picked off and killed easily. If I could make a suggestion, make the number of gundabad orcs in a horde ten instead of eight. Thank you for your time

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Sauron00
Sauron00

Hi, how is it possible to play both edin mod and this? And how to install (if possible) to play both?

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DúnedainRanger Creator
DúnedainRanger

How is it possible? Easy, you disable Edain and enable 2.02. Before you install 2.02, disable Edain so you don't have issues with the installation.

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01001110011010a
01001110011010a

I installed everything, patch 2.02 is working but after my mod installation I didn't get a desctop shortcut and now I can't open the mod.. Any help?

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