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 gameplay. 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 now with the latest update, and the foundation for another new faction is set!

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Some news about BWM and its current state... after a long time. :)

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Hey there people,

I'm sorry for not making an update in a long time. Admittedly, I've not worked on this mod for a longer period of time. But I've recently gotten back into it and I'm now a few steps away from releasing an Alpha/Beta version of BWM. That means that some things are unfinished and the mod is definitely unbalanced at this stage.

However, I still feel like it's time to release something. Whether the release will be "Alpha" or "Beta" will depend on how much we can get done within the next coming days/weeks. A lot of things might still get altered/improved and heroes might be taken away or replaced.

What you can expect:

  • Elves as a 5th faction
  • Sounds for all new heroes (English)
  • More units/heroes for all factions
  • Stronger AI for all the existing factions
  • Changes to the power point system

What I'm still working on, but likely not included in this release:

  • Working AI for Elves
  • Fixed Geometry and bug-fixing for the Elven Castle (It's perfectly playable, but not 100% bug-free..)
  • Better FX effects
  • ... probably more. ;p

As I pointed out, it'll be an early version. I plan to release the Alpha before Christmas - whether I will be able to continue working after the first release, I do not know yet. I will be off for some time after the Alpha release, but will let you know my further plans. The Alpha will either come with an installer, or I will provide the .big file with a tutorial on how to install it. For now, keep your fingers crossed that I'll be able to finish as much as possible. x)

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments. Thanks for following, I really appreciate it. Finally we're getting close to a first release!


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Yeah, good to ear this, continue the good work. :)

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pallandoya Author

Thank you, we will give our best!

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Oh I am waiting eagerly the first release :)

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pallandoya Author

Glad to hear that! x)

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