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. :)

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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.

Age of the Ring Version 4.0: The Horse Lords


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.

CREDITS:

Mod Team

- Pallando (Leader)
- Orange (Betatester)

External Assistance

Mathijs

- 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

ICT
- Installer

NDC
- For converting BFME 2's animations and allowing me to use them:
- Nazgul
- Galadriel
- Many Witch-king animations
- And more..

Gwanw
- APT-Editing to make the Select-All-Hero button work for Elves, helped a lot to get the new interface running

T3A:Online Team
- 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

MorguLord
- King of the Dead model + skin
- New Isildur Skin

Tom McGrath
- For the mod shortcut image

Radspakr
- 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

BFME+ Team
- 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 Isengard Spell Book

The Isengard Spell Book

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Finally, let's take a look at the Isengard spell book!

The Mordor Spell Book

The Mordor Spell Book

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The new Spell Book of Mordor is here, featuring the Dark Lord and his creatures.

The Elven Spell Book

The Elven Spell Book

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The new Spell Book of Elves is here. Comments welcome. :)

The Rohan Spell Book

The Rohan Spell Book

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The new Spell Book of Rohan, here you go. Comments welcome. :)

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Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Standalone Installer (Recommended)

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Standalone Installer (Recommended)

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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...

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Update from 0.14.1

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Update from 0.14.1

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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...

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Raw Files

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14.2 Raw Files

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Blue Wizard Mod v0.14 Not-GameRanger Download

Blue Wizard Mod v0.14 Not-GameRanger Download

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Blue Wizard Mod 0.14 Wide Screen Maps

Blue Wizard Mod 0.14 Wide Screen Maps

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(Deprecated) Blue Wizard Mod v0.13.5 4:3 Version

(Deprecated) Blue Wizard Mod v0.13.5 4:3 Version

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This is the old, 4:3 version of v0.135. It's not supported anymore.

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Slimul
Slimul

Yes, it has been installed in "C: \ Documents and Settings \ Application Data \ My Battle for Middle-earth Files \ bwm.big".
The Palantir is extraordinary, I really like your concept!
I liked that I can demolish the fences too! :)
For various Bugs or Comments, where can I post, here or on Discord?
Are you still working on this MOD in the future? I ask you, because I see that you have very good ideas!
Thank you very much for your understanding and help!
Thank you also for giving us this MOD-GAME!
All the best! :)

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pallandoya Creator
pallandoya

I'm still working on it, yes. :)

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Guest
Guest

:) Single player! I really like the Campaign mode! :)
Thank you very much for your help!

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pallandoya Creator
pallandoya

Can you install this one? -> Moddb.com

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Guest
Guest

Maybe you will laugh but I still use Win XP .... 32 bit!:))

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pallandoya Creator
pallandoya

Oh wow... :D I think that explains it. The switcher I made in visual studio and it only seems to work on supported Windows versions. Do you intend to mainly play singleplayer or multiplayer? I can give you the files separately.

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Guest
Guest

Hello,
Very good MOD-Game, I mean 0.13 and I really enjoyed it because you managed to complete 0.14, a great job! Thank you!
Unfortunately, when I wanted to access the game, I received the following message: "Blue Wzard Mod Swicher.exe is not a valid win 32 application"!
What to do in this case?
Thanks for your understanding and help!
All the best!

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pallandoya Creator
pallandoya

I need some more information. What is your operation system? Is it 32 bit or 64 bit? I found this video here, maybe it helps: Youtube.com

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numan1111
numan1111

Hi again Pallandoya. I have a request again :) Can you give time to all summon units? To spelbooks' summons and heroes' summon skills. I think we dont need to make an army if they are summoned without time.

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pallandoya Creator
pallandoya

I already weakened them pretty much - except for Boromir's summon, all units are now unupgraded. But I'll think about something, maybe I will change them at some point. However, I won't change anything for the next update because otherwise there will never be an update.

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