The Blue Wizard Mod adds a new playable faction, Elves, to the game "The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth(tm)". It also enhances the original factions with additions and changes the game play. One of my goals is to keep the unit design and overall feeling similar to the original game. Therefore house colors will remain active, the focus is on multiplayer (2vs2+ games) and most units won't have super high texture quality (also because it can cause lag). It has a lot of similarities to the Elvenstar Mod 5.8, the first mod I've ever played and motivated me to get into modding myself. As I and many others have problems getting the old versions installed (and the mod itself was buggy at times), I decided to make my own mod, using similar elements of the mod I loved to play back in the day combined with my own ideas. Elves have entered the stage, and the foundation for another new faction is set!
You need the newest BFME Patch (1.06) or this mod will not work correctly. For this, you need to download Patch 1.03, then Patch 1.05 and finally Patch 1.06. Alternatively, if you use forshire's online version, you don't need to do anything except for installing this mod.
Patch 1.03: Gamereplays.org
Patch 1.05: Moddb.com
Patch 1.06: The3rdage.net
(Optional, only for online play) T3A Online Launcher: T3aonline.net
Currently being worked on:
- Another new faction
- Additions to the existing factions
- Bug fixes of the current version
Plans for further releases:
- Fixing bugs of previous versions
- Maybe another faction
I'm still looking for a 3D Artist. That would speed up the development a lot. :)
I'm proud to announce that Blue Wizard Mod v0.14's is finally released. The biggest feature by far the new and extended spell books for all factions. But also Ring heAroes finally enter the stage. Ring Heroes can be unlocked through spell book and are very powerful in both attack and defense. In turn, they cost many power points and resources, and have a long build and revive time. Another big feature is that GameRanger is finally supported - something that many people have asked me for. The AI now buys and uses all/most of their spell book powers properly. For a full change log, read bwm_log.txt which is included in the Download.
After installation, you will find a Switcher "Blue Wizard Mod Switcher.exe" on your desktop. Running it either enables or disables the mod (after installation, it is disabled by default). So if you enable it, GameRanger will run Blue Wizard Mod instead of regular BFME. If the switcher doesn't switch files, try setting it to run as administrator. If there are still issues, try to reach me on Discord or send me a PM.
Blue Wizard Mod is designed to work with Patch 1.06, but as of today also supports the community patch project 1.09.
Important note: Blue Wizard Mod now installs to your BFME directory. The official GameRanger version is no longer a -mod command mod. This means that it is not compatible with other mods that are also installed to the BFME directory. If you want to have other mods like The Dwarf Holds or Shadow and Flame installed (or any mod that uses the -mod command), simply disable Blue Wizard Mod with the switcher and you can still enjoy the other modifications. Unfortunately, in order to run on GameRanger, mods need to be directly installed to the BFME directory. However, because I don't want to ruin it for players who only play single player, there is a -mod command version of BWM 0.14. Though, it might not get updated as frequently and is not compatible with the GameRanger version: Moddb.com
That's it! I hope you will enjoy Blue Wizard Mod 0.14. If you enjoy the mod, I would be happy if you leave a rating on this page. If you have feed back or suggestions, please use the BWM Discord channel or the Revora Forum Link above. I check both of them regularly.
- Pallando (Leader)
- Orange (Betatester)
- For setting up an amazing Elven castle from scratch for BWM
- Celeborn, Noldor unit models & skins
- Mordor structures: Morgul Effect
- and more..
Shadow and Flame Team
- Gondor Beacon, new Camp floors
Rider of Rohan
- A lot of textures, general help, spiritual guidance for all BFME 1 modding woes
- For converting BFME 2's animations and allowing me to use them:
- Many Witch-king animations
- And more..
- APT-Editing to make the Select-All-Hero button work for Elves, helped a lot to get the new interface running
- For the awesome snow textures for the vanilla factions
_Haldir_, m@ tt, MattTheLegoman, ICT, Orange, Dennis Agodzo Elder Apoc, Arthuil, MEVault, LOTR Files
- For making amazing multiplayer maps that BWM can now use
- King of the Dead model + skin
- New Isildur Skin
- For the mod shortcut image
- For Legolas' knife IDLE animation
Elvenstar Mod developers
- For Legolas' green skin
- Elven Galadhrim and Woodelves skin
- Mod inspired by early versions of Elvenstar Mod, many abilities are similar/alike
- Haldir model + skin
- Elven Sentry Tower
- Numerous hero ui images
Big thanks to everyone who contributed and made this project possible. I hope I have mentioned everyone. None of this would've been possible without the support I received!
The new Spell Book of Mordor is here, featuring the Dark Lord and his creatures.
The new Spell Book of Elves is here. Comments welcome. :)
No articles were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the article list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Post article and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.
This standalone version downloads and installs Blue Wizard Mod in its entirety. No prerequisites needed (except for BFME patch 1.06). Version 0.14 extends...
Updates Blue Wizard Mod v0.14.1 to v0.14.2. **REQUIRES v0.14.1** ONLY DOWNLOAD IF YOUR CURRENT VERSION IS v0.14.1. This update nerfes leaderships and...
For anyone who has issues using the installer or does not trust the .exe file. A readme file is included and I recommend you to read it, but ultimately...
This version does NOT allow you to play on GameRanger and is NOT COMPATIBLE with the other version. Only download this if you can play online through...
This file allows you to have a bigger area of view. Place it in your BFME directory. Default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Battle for...
No files were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the file list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Add file and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.