'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.

~ Play epic and strategically demanding battles with the armies of Middle-earth and their respective heroes
~ An extensive playable campaign map featuring locations taken straight from Middle-earth lore
~ 14 unique factions, including Gondor, Rohan, High and Silvan elves, Dwarves, Eriador, Dale, Arnor, Isengard, Mordor, Rhun, Harad, the Orcs of Gundabad and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains
~ A great variety of units, including many famous creatures like Ents, Mumakil, Trolls, Wargs, Spiders or Sauron himself
~ More than 25 custom settlements and famous locations

There is a lot of more to discover including Improved AI, new sounds, music, movies, custom artwork amoung many other new features...

Third Age - Total War is a must have for all strategy and Lord of the Rings fans alike.

Latest Development:

Patch 3.2 Released

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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.

Gondor Faction Preview updated

Gondor Faction Preview updated

News 4 comments

Many Gondorian units were completely reworked and improved.

Mordor Faction Preview Released

Mordor Faction Preview Released

News 4 comments

We have released our fifth faction preview, the latest one released is Mordor.

Dwarves Faction Preview Released

Dwarves Faction Preview Released

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We have released our fourth faction preview, the latest one released is Dwarves. You can see all our previews in our forums here at Mod DB or at our home...

Harad Faction Preview Released

Harad Faction Preview Released

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We have released our third faction preview, the latest one released is Harad. You can see all our previews in our forums here at Moddb or at our home...

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Third Age - Total War 3.2 Patch

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Patch 3.2 Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 1of2

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 1of2

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3.0 (Part1) Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

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Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 2of2

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3.0 (Part2) Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

Third Age Total War Patch 2.1 (Obsolete)

Third Age Total War Patch 2.1 (Obsolete)

Patch 298 comments

Changes and Bug-fixes: - problem with white UI fixed (thanks to gigantus) - (occasionally) missing diplomats and woodcamps fixed - wrong music and sounds...

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 2 (Obsolete)

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 2 (Obsolete)

Full Version 164 comments

Features * New Factions - Reworked Eriador - The Kingdom of Arnor - The Orcs of Gundabad * New Heroes & Units * Many new gameplay features & Improvements...

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 1 (Obsolete)

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 1 (Obsolete)

Full Version 251 comments

Features: * New Factions - Reworked Eriador - The Kingdom of Arnor - The Orcs of Gundabad * New Heroes & Units * Many new gameplay features &amp...

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Osephine
Osephine

yo does anyone know what file I can edit to get rid of special characters in settlement names?

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Stormraven40
Stormraven40

If u want to use the build and unit create cheat, just print out a sheet of hotkeys that give you the special characters.

This one is the best: Csbsupport.com

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Death_Blade
Death_Blade

I think it should come out by the end of this week ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^

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Death_Blade
Death_Blade

what do you mean 2 weeks ?

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

2 weeks?! That's all that's left to wait?! *Jumps off of house screaming*

I can't believe it's almost here...just a few more short days to wait.
Congratulations to the team for their tremendous work and time put into it. All the time dealing with us 'impatient' LOTR fans :D

This mod could have been sold as an actual game...I don't say that about all mods either. This is worthy to be sold as a game, CA could easily have sold this. If they ever make one it wouldn't be too popular with this mod. How much better could you get? The ranking on this mod stays between 1-5 most of the day. I can't thank the developers enough for this masterpiece!

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Delta64
Delta64

*Runs around in joyful circle*

Cross yer fingers!

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

Hmmm....Try starting the game then going to options and checking to make sure the sound is turned up and not muted. Make sure it's not muted in windows, test regular M2TW and make sure the sound works there. Try another game too and see if it's working.
Hope this helped ;)

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Trailhog250
Trailhog250

I've had that problem before! I bet you are using vista or windows 7.....

Ok here we go ;)

Step 1: Right Click on "Third Age Total War' shortcut on your desktop and click on 'Properties'.
Step 2: A window should open, now click on the tab that says 'Compatibility'.
Step 3: You should see something that says 'Run This Program in Compatibility for:'. Check that box, and click on 'Windows Service Pack 2'.
Step 3: At the bottom where it says 'Privilege Level' check the box that says 'Run This Program as an Administrator'.
Step 4: Click 'Apply' in the bottom left and then 'Ok' which should be close to the button that says apply.

See if that helps, and you are playing the mod 1.4 version and the regular game is patched right?

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superpaly
superpaly

the medieval sound works fine

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superpaly
superpaly

the sound in the options menu is turned all the way up and the only sound i hear is the wind blowing when u r in the menu and everything else is muted...i havent tried regular medieval yet so ill do that now ty

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superpaly
superpaly

when i play the game i have no sound at all...how can i fix it?

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Highest Rated (110 agree) 10/10

It's hard not to give this one a 10.
It has almost everything you'd want from a LOTR mod in M2TW, and much more.

The only criticisms that i could give: As for right now, it lacks some really important plot parts from the earlier Third Age.
But Sub-Campaigns for each faction (or some) could definitely help on this subject.

Dec 3 2010 by X4VI3R

Lowest Rated (16 agree) 1/10

LOTR is crap..........

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