Alternately titled "The Lord of the Rings: The Last Days"
A visual conversion of The Last Days of the Third Age, bringing the characters, equipment, and world more in line with Peter Jackson's film adaptions, along with some balancing and gameplay tweaks. Much of the audio has been replaced with superior-quality sounds, and some of the music for battles and towns is taken from the movies. The core of TLD will remain intact to maintain a similar gameplay experience, while removing some of the more overpowered features and changing a great deal of text for consistency.
Additionally, I have included InVain's TLD scenepack, which provides much superior scenes, especially sieges. While I am aware that many of these scenes are less film-friendly than the standard TLD scenes, I feel that the improvements they make on the siege battles are great enough that they overcome the downsides. Perhaps one day I will edit them to be more film-accurate.
Note that this mod is heavily WIP and there are almost certainly going to be bugs (which should be reported here on Moddb as soon as you encounter them)! For now, you may enjoy what is already here, as the game is playable in full all the way to the end of the war for either side, with (hopefully) no game-breaking glitches. I would ask that you please request permission from me before using any resources original to this mod. I repeat, NOBODY IS TO USE THE ASSETS EXCLUSIVE TO THIS MOD WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!
And for anyone complaining that this contradicts Tolkien's books or whatever, I have no intent of using the books whatsoever for reference. My sources include, first and foremost, the movies, then the GamesWorkshop Strategy Battle Game, then any other film-related reference (games, art, etc) and my own ideas. I don't care whatsoever for the books and simply wish to reproduce the look of the movies that I love. This is first and foremost a personal modification, I have simply uploaded it to share with everyone.
Credits to: Blood In The West, Floris Evolved, Gekokujo, The Veiled Stars, and Fred's Bunch-O-Armors for a good number of armors and weapons used in this mod, as well as the basis for my own creations. Third-party credit to the Third Age: Total War mod and its sub-mod, Divide and Conquer, for a bit of concept inspiration. Also would like to extend a big thanks to Jurek over at the Film Armors project for being a good sport and a source of communication and support - please give his mod a look too!
Special thanks to everyone - apparently within 5 hours of uploading this, it is No 1. on Moddb! Really didn't expect this, so again, a massive thank you for all the views!
The sheer enthusiasm and overwhelming response to this mod has provoked me to continue working on it...so here's a list of current planned features for Version 0.2.
Currently, I have completed the Black Numenorians for Mordor (seen below) and nearly finished the rework of Lamedon's units, which will be more in line with GW's units, in addition to some of the smaller changes. Hopefully it won't take too long, but I know that every time I say that, it takes too long - so just be patient for now and keep leaving your feedback, as I enjoy reading what you guys think of the mod and how you think it can be improved. What would you like to see next? Did you find any bugs? What did you like, and what did you not like?
Either way, the next update will likely feature the new Lamedon units, so keep a big, red eye (haha, get it? Like the Eye of Sauron or whatever...) out for more in the future. For now, enjoy looking at this hard-to-make out and somewhat crappy troop tree image of the newly-finished Black Numenorians (you can find a description of them on the actual image's page, here on Moddb):
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