Third Age - Total War is a total conversion for 'Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion' that brings you into the world of Middle-earth.

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'Third Age - Total War' is a total conversion modification for 'Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion' that brings you into the world of Middle-earth. The Production has been going since March 2008 and the mod is still well under development and boasts a variety of new features

Posted by TW_King_Kong on Jun 5th, 2012

A total conversion for the Medieval II Total War - Kingdoms expansion

Main Features

1. The Middle-earth Map


Play on an extensive historically accurate map of Middle-earth as it was in the Third Age, including 115 settlements taken straight from Middle-earth lore and completed with several fictional locations.

Visit the wonders of Middle-earth, like the Three Towers, the Argonath or Durin's tower and see all the unique locations of Middle-earth like Minas Tirith, the Black Gate or Isengard. Battle in the hills of Rohan, the huge forests of the Mirkwood or the dark ash of Mordor.

2. The Factions


Play with all important factions of the Third Age, including Gondor, Rohan, High and Silvan Elves, Dwarves, Eriador, Dale, Isengard, Mordor, Rhun, Harad and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains. Every faction has its own strengths and weaknesses, benefits and disadvantages on the battle as well as the campaign map. Decide if you want to face your enemy with a small, but trained and heavily armored army or if you count on masses of units to overrun your foes. The unit design is based on visual references of the Lord of the rings movie trilogy, completed with fictional units and artwork, all based on the lore of Middle-earth.

3. The Gameplay
The end of the Third Age is a time where good and evil wage a decisive war for the final domination of Middle-earth. Both ways, freeing the good people of Middle earth as well as bringing the world under the shadow will not be an easy task for the player. A new campaign and battle AI will make the player's life much harder and a unit recruitment based on a cultural level and a regional recruitment requires strategically decisions and will slow down your expansion if not properly planned. The AI will also receive certain bonuses like extra money or additional armies if they get in serious trouble to compensate the lack of human intelligence and the lack of income through missions.

4. The Design
In order to reflect the world of Middle-earth as good as possible, there is an almost complete rework of the 2D and 3D design, including settlements, locations, the interface, the symbols and pictures and much more. To create an even deeper atmosphere, all cultures have a unique set of music and unit sounds and voices were completely changed for many factions. Lastly there is a huge amount of new videos, including the intro, the faction intros and many in-game events.


Download Links

### TATW 3.0 (Consists of 2 Parts)
Part1: Moddb.com
Part2: Moddb.com

### TATW 3.1 Patch
You do not need the 3.1 patch, it contained a virus, just download the 3.2 patch and it will work.

### TATW 3.2 Patch
Moddb.com

Installation

Requirements:
- TATW 3.2 is a stand-alone version and does not require any existing installations of TATW!
- If you have installed a previous version of TATW (2.1 or older), it is recommended to delete the old version before installing TATW 3.2.
(Note that TATW doesn't change any registry settings of your system, so you can also delete the old TATW folder "Third_Age" manually.)
- TATW 3.2 requires the 'Medieval 2 - Kingdoms Expansion' and is compatible with the official patch 1.04 and 1.05. (One installed campaign of the 'Kingdoms Expansion' is enough)

Installation:
- Install
TATW_3.0_Part1of2.exe &

TATW_3.0_Part2of2.exe &

You do not need the 3.1 patch, it contained a virus, just download the 3.2 patch and it will work.
into the default "Medievall II Total War" directory.
(Normally this is: "Programs/SEGA/Medieval II Total War")
If you have installed Medieval II into another folder, please select the folder manually.
- Start the mod with the 'Third Age - Total War' shortcut on your desktop

Additional installation instructions only for Steam users:
1. Install all parts of the mod as instructed above.
2. Open "Steam/Steamapps/Common/Medieval II Total War/mods". There you will find all your installed Kingdoms campaigns as well as the "Third_Age_3" modfolder.
3. Edit the name of one of the Kingdoms folders (americas, britannia, crusades, teutonic), preferably your least favorite campaign. The new name doesn't have to be anything specific.
4. Change the name of the "Third_Age_3" folder to the former name of the Kingdoms folder you just edited. For example, if you edited the "americas" folder, the "Third_Age_3" folder should be named "americas".
5. Select the appropriate campaign from the steam menu. If you renamed the "Third_Age_3" folder to "americas", select the americas campaign. If you named it "crusades", select the crusades campaign and so on.
6. Steam will now launch the mod.

If you have installed 3.0 or 3.1 and renamed your folders before you have installed the 3.2 Patch:
- If you have already renamed the "Third_Age_3" folder to one of your 'Kingdoms' campaigns (for example to "americas") install the patch normally.
- After the installation, move the files of the newly created "Third_Age_3" folder to the renamed folder manually.
(For example cut the content of the "text" folder from the newly created "Third_Age_3" folder and paste it into the "text" folder of your "americas" folder.)
Note : The "models_missile" folder has to be copied to the normal ".../Medieval II Total War/data" folder!
- The "Third_Age" folder can now be deleted.


Known Issues for version 3.2:

- The Custom Settlements are mainly designed for the campaign map, therefore custom battles with most custom settlements should only be played 1vs1.

For further technical help or problem reports, please see the official bug and technical help forum.

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rennicks74
rennicks74 Jun 10 2012, 4:06am says:

This game is amazing u guys did a great job. Thank you


P.S. Completely AWESOME!

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coltsfan13
coltsfan13 Jun 15 2012, 12:34pm says:

Can I not upgrade my cities? I am playing as Dale and Riverrun has been a small village for nearly 50 turns. Is there a glitch?

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GGK01
GGK01 Jun 28 2012, 4:57pm says:

i have just downloaded patch 3.2.I installed it but when i start the game a problem occurs and it returns me to the desktop.Could anyone help me plz????

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calby20
calby20 Jul 20 2012, 11:07pm says:

The Diplomats also are form the original game the only different one is Grima from Isengaurd it would be great to see new skin of them along with different voices BUT you guys have done an amazing job though please keep up the good work!

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lol3 Dec 12 2012, 12:07pm says:

i have installed v3.2 but when i start a custom battle after the loading screen it freezes and returns me to the desktop.Any ideas?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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CyrusDaGreat
CyrusDaGreat Dec 17 2012, 6:08pm replied:

You must Run as Administration when installing the Patches.
Otherwise, you ll face Errors, freezing, crashing Problem.

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rankdatank77
rankdatank77 Jan 2 2013, 1:53pm replied:

That happened to me, I just reinstalled the mod and it worked fine afterwards

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tallcaddell
tallcaddell Jan 2 2013, 3:53pm says:

YES! I'd lost my Kingdoms Disc, so I couldn't play, and now The Last Days mod for Mount and Blade has this retarded Save=corruption bug that can't be fixed. So Steam saves the day with M2TW on sale! I'm back to crushing the dark forces of Sauron!

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sbthaangrybird Mar 4 2013, 9:28am says:

I need some help after I download it I put the mod into the same folder as the medivel 2 folder right? sorry I'm a little new to this modding thing also I downloaded the game from gamestop would that hinder my abilty to play the tatw mod? help a brotha out please D:

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everlast82
everlast82 Apr 7 2013, 1:35pm says:

how do i get the one ring?

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martpapp
martpapp May 16 2013, 7:56am replied:

capture it DAH!!!!

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martpapp
martpapp May 16 2013, 7:59am replied:

I have got it

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pollackattack
pollackattack Jun 19 2013, 11:02am says:

i have kingdoms on steam - i followed the instruction, and it starts via americas but quits and returns to desktop as soon as it launches. help please!

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Jakerm
Jakerm Aug 20 2013, 7:17pm says:

I love this! I think it's great how much time and effort you must have put into it and it is like another game... Okay if you make a newer version I would just like to mention a few things that would make this the best ever... I find that Orc factions have a huge disadvantage to the others, playing as orcs of the misty mountains and battling with the high or silvan elves is just too hard at the start... I think that units should be cheaper and for the orcs of the misty mountains you should include more variety as they are at a disadvantage as they aren't cheap to keep and the units are just awful compared to the other factions. Isengard and the other orc factions are also at too much of a disadvantage because of not having enough economy to keep enough units to actually win a battle. I hope that makes sense. So basically if you could have a look at the disadvantages of the orc factions and try to do something to change that, I would love to see it because it would make for a perfect game. I have seen that people have mentioned similar problems in previous posts and other places online.. Also perhaps adding LOTR voices to some of the unit cards may be a small but necessary change.

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Fred2015
Fred2015 Aug 23 2013, 1:21am says:

i have a problem i get to the 3.2 start up loading page and when its done it closes down after i installed 3.0 part 1 and 2 and update 3.1 + 3.2 and i dont know whats the problem it work before but today it wont

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AdamVikingen
AdamVikingen Oct 14 2013, 7:02am says:

Love this Mod and i truly hope to see even more of it in the future, thou i would not judge you if you want to put the project down for a while, it´s obviously ton of work!
I still hope you will find the time and drive to keep making this Mod even better *Thumbs Up!*

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lewis40
lewis40 Nov 9 2013, 10:48am replied:

I had the same problems. try this: For Windows 7: Click on the clock on the taskbar, click "Change Date and Time Settings," click "Change Time Zone," then finally uncheck the box that says "Automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time." For Windows XP double click on the clock, select the "Time Zone" tab then uncheck the box for day light savings time. Or this is the one that worked for me. Delete Map.rwm in Third_age_3 folder/data/world/base

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Elethor
Elethor Dec 12 2013, 3:41pm replied:

You can buy it via Steam.

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Elethor
Elethor Dec 12 2013, 3:40pm says:

Hey folk!

You did an amazing job with this mod!

As a friend said "If the Total War creaters would be able to get their hands on the LotR license they should hire the Third Age crew."

I also wanted to ask if you are planning to convert or create a new mod for Shogun 2?

This would be great considering the multiplayer feature!

Thanks for this MOD!

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philipvanderwal
philipvanderwal Mar 10 2014, 12:25pm says:

Wish this was updated really loved the mod

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Rønning
Rønning Mar 15 2014, 4:15am says:

Hey Why are Gondor gettong free troops when besieged ? I din't get those troops when i played as Gondor? please help

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dizzydestro
dizzydestro May 9 2014, 3:41pm says:

can someone please tell me what happened to patch 3.1? as it has been deleted and it says i need it to use TATW3 properly

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hamerhead
hamerhead May 12 2014, 11:20pm replied:

download 3.0 part 1 and 2 then redownload 3.1 and install it

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