'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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95 comments 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
Moddb.com

### 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 &
TATW_3.1_Patch.exe
&
TATW_3.2_Patch.exe

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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Third Age - Total War 3.2 Patch

Third Age - Total War 3.2 Patch

Jun 4, 2012 Patch 371 comments

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

Dec 12, 2011 Full Version 339 comments

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

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 2of2

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 2of2

Dec 12, 2011 Full Version 191 comments

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)

Jul 28, 2010 Patch 296 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)

Jul 21, 2010 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)

Jul 21, 2010 Full Version 245 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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WelshManDan
WelshManDan Mar 6 2010, 9:23pm says:

Is it possible to create the iconic cities in all their form? e.g Helms Deep actually to look and be Helms Deep as it is on the campaign map, or even Minas Tirith to resemble its true counterpart? If it is then I may be willing to put in a bit of time to help create such things (such as the Wall + gateway + Rampparts. Is it possible?

Sorry if its been asked before, im a complete noob to m2tw modding :)

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lolyjoly
lolyjoly Mar 7 2010, 12:28pm replied:

no1 knows how good is the m2tw engine so they cant really tell u for sure, maybe helms deep and lets say the black gate will be able to be seen on battle maps but minas tirith would have to be at least 2 times the size of a normall citadel and obviously it would need at least 5 rings before the center square and for that u need a rly good engine for the game.(im a noob to so dont get mad at me if i said anything wrong or stupid)

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Altair*Ibn*la*Ahad
Altair*Ibn*la*Ahad Mar 6 2010, 4:52am says:

how do you get rid of the sound bug u cant hear anything on kingdoms and TATW ??

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maxentus
maxentus Mar 7 2010, 6:12am replied:

I had the same problem with another medieval 2 modd, and it was because of windows vista. I had do start the modd as admin, and it worked fine.

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SnakeTheFox
SnakeTheFox Mar 6 2010, 11:59am replied:

I've never played Medieval 2 (or this mod for that matter), but if it's anything like Empire Total War, there should be an option to adjust how much memory is allocated to sound. I notice if I put it at anything below maximum, the sound drops out frequently and I can't hear anything. This will either be helpful or entirely useless, so don't tear me apart.

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Tomziom
Tomziom Mar 6 2010, 5:35am replied:

Do you have mute sound? Check this in windows and in the options in the game.

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Legolose
Legolose Mar 5 2010, 7:50pm says:

@ IronXZ - Yes go here it will tell you what to do Twcenter.net

@ Blitzkreigboy26 - The Only Isenguard troops that can form that is the Guards of Orthanc Unit.

@ przemo-dodo - It what Tomziom said it depends on the turn its after the 50th or 75th turn or something like that plus you have to have all the pits built and such.

@ Laureasairon - There is an old saying for the TW fans on the forums when thay ask for when a patch is coming out and its " IT WILL BE DONE WHEN ITS DONE !!! approximatley " ... Kidding to the side though there is no word yet.

@ DistortedTruth - What do you mean "Stacked" ???

@ Cuebet - Go here it should help your sound problem Twcenter.net

@ Everyone that is asking when the patch is coming out - King Kong already stated that its going to be delayed a bit read here Twcenter.net so when there is word I will pass it on ;)

Ok I hoped I answered all your questions on herer if you need more help just leave me a message here Twcenter.net or here Moddb.com and I will get back to you as soon a possiable...

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blitzkreigboy26
blitzkreigboy26 Mar 7 2010, 1:23am replied:

Thank you legolose :) it is so refreshing to be answered with such clarity and effeciency! :)

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IronXZ
IronXZ Mar 5 2010, 4:30pm says:

Just a question : is there a way to install this mod on the Steam version of Medieval 2: Kingdoms?????

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Mattack57
Mattack57 Mar 5 2010, 2:57pm replied:

soory if you don't understand it was difficult to translate it.......

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Highest Rated (97 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, 12:06am by X4VI3R

Lowest Rated (15 agree) 1/10

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

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