MiddleEarthProject is a full conversion Tolkien mod for Crusader Kings 2 which will feature bookmarks throughout the Third Age. This mod is being developed independently from any other LotR or Middle Earth mods out there. The map will cover the main areas of Middle Earth, known in the books and films.

So, Middle-Earth is waiting for you! Will you play as the descendant of one of the noble families of Rohan or Gondor?
Will you try to reforge the ancient kingdoms of Elves in Eriador? Or will you try to destroy all the Free Peoples, and claim Middle Earth for Morgoth?
This mod will give you a unique strategy experience of the Third Age in Middle-Earth. From Forodwaith to Bellakar, from Lindon to Rhûn, lead your dynasty and survive the Dark Times. Become one of the most important Lords of the Age!



INSTALLATION GUIDE
1/ Download the mod, and open the .zip file with an archiving program like 7zip.
2/ If you have a former version of the mod, remove it entirely, the folder and .mod file.
2/ Extract 'Middle Earth.zip' in your "Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings 2/mod" directory
3/ Launch the Game, and enjoy!

IMPORTANT ! The current release is a BETA version, with bugs, and obviously not complete !



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Middle Earth Project

Lord of the Rings Conversion Mod for Crusader Kings II

MEP is an overhaul mod attempting to bring the world of Tolkien to playability in Crusader Kings 2.

The MEP Team’s hope is to allow players to experience Tolkien’s world of Arda, spanning from Angmar and the Iron Mountains in the North, The Harad Desert to the south, the Great Sea to the west, and Rhun to the east. As well as enjoy that world from a number different perspectives, be that a Great King of Gondor, the Dark Lord Sauron, a noble Elf-lord, or a blood member of the Orkish Hordes.

Version 0.824

CK2 Compatible Version: 3.2

Outside of this Version the mod is not likely to function properly, including crashing.

Notice

With this version we feel optimistic that we have finally overcome the long standing Stack Overflow bug that has plagued mep with crashes. We and a handful of users have experienced a VAST improvement in mod stability in this version. This, however, does not mean the mod is by any means crash free. It only means that the most pervasive of crash causes appears to be stamped out. Random crashing is likely to occur but loading an older save should give a good chance of bypassing it.

Current Team

Team Lead

Tsf4

Developers

Marowa, Artwork Lead

SinStar87, Other Nonsense Lead

Active Contributors

Porkenstein, First Age Submod

Links

Want to support the Mod's Development or have a say in its developmental focus? Visit our Patreon Here

MEP Discord

Full Credits

0.824 Highlights

Reworked Dark Corruption, it now must be maintained or abandoned

Stripped out plots

Made the One Ring indestructible

Added Patreon King Tier Character to the WOTR Bookmark

Edited Orc Inheritance to Count+ Ranks only

General bug fixing

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As we’ve lost one of our integral team members, and so can’t hope to provide meaningful new content, the patreon vote is unfortunately suspend until further notice.

Saruman Era

saruman palantir

WOTR Bookmark

sauron ring

Arcadian Phoenix

MEP Full Credits

MEP Full Credits

News 1 comment

List of the Devs and Contributors of the Middle Earth Project

War of the Ring is Not the Only Start

War of the Ring is Not the Only Start

Feature 8 comments

It seems to be that many CK2 players don't understand that Eras/Bookmarks are not the only starts and you can play in about any timepoint.

How to Colonize in the Middle Earth Project

How to Colonize in the Middle Earth Project

Feature 2 comments

Step By Steps for how to colonize in MEP, with Pictures.

MEP Version 0.823 Released

MEP Version 0.823 Released

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Version 0.823 of Middle Earth Project, a Crusader Kings 2 Overhaul mod, has been released. Details below.

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Middle Earth Project 0 824 Installer By Brojan

Middle Earth Project 0 824 Installer By Brojan

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Version 0.824 of the Middle Earth Project mod, an overhaul for Crusader Kings 2. Installer Version. More Details Below

Middle Earth Project 0.824

Middle Earth Project 0.824

Full Version 11 comments

Version 0.824 of the Middle Earth Project mod, an overhaul for Crusader Kings 2. Full description below.

Submod: MEP Bookmarks

Submod: MEP Bookmarks

Patch

Readds the Eras/Bookmarks removed from the main mod, development focus is on WOTR, so any bugs/issues outside of WOTR aren't likely to be address. Should...

Middle Earth Project 0.823

Middle Earth Project 0.823

Full Version 2 comments

Version 0.823 of the Middle Earth Project mod, an overhaul for Crusader Kings 2. Full description below.

Middle Earth Project 0.823 Installer By Brojan

Middle Earth Project 0.823 Installer By Brojan

Full Version 6 comments

Version 0.823 of the Middle Earth Project mod, an overhaul for Crusader Kings 2. Installer Version. More Details Below

MEP 0.822 Hotfix

MEP 0.822 Hotfix

Patch

Remove References to Dead Cultures from Many Events and other items. Fix errors in various events that could cause them to break. Scrap some more vanilla...

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thejohnsahh
thejohnsahh

Such a great potential reduced to a crashfest i would gladly work on the mod if i knew how, so people help is needed on the mod please do what u can ....

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

Be better petitioning Paradox for better diagnostics for bug fixing and crashes as well as fixing issues in ck2 itself that cause problems for mods than trying to recruit mod devs.
As for mod dev needs, custom artwork would be extremely useful, portraits and event pics above all else, a map artist as well.

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JanusJJ
JanusJJ

I tried the last version, i find the new one very lacking...i loved the past versions of this Mod but this last i find very limitating(the 50 years cap in the free character making) and also i cant understand why you cant play anymore as dunedain (APART for Aragorn!!) in the Nord, because most of the county are unplayable and also the few you can play resulted in an immediate game over.
What happened?

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

Aragorn should be arnorian not dunedain as of, I want to say, v821. Outside that history needs overhauled and updated which we're working on but is a slow and tedious process.
Are you using any mods besides mep?

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Kansterman
Kansterman

which version is the less likely to crash if I want to play sandbox as the Dwarfs in any era like before the overflow cause I just want to play as the Dwarves idc about the campaign, I mean campaign is awesome and you guys did goodjob on it but I love playing as the Dwarves. This mod is like so amazing like for real.

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

Next version should be far more stable, details in the release article above.

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ScriptedSamurai
ScriptedSamurai

So is the mod playable atm or no?

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

Next version should be far more stable, details in the release article above.

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

As we can make it until the history overhaul and someone can figure out the stack overflow bug.

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jsamueledwards
jsamueledwards

Just wanted to let you know that Windows blocked the use of your Installer by Brojan claiming it was an unsafe file and wouldn't allow me to bypass that warning. I did try a manual install but the game only opens to a splash screen then immediately crashes. :(
I know you already have a ton of problems with Paradox over this mod but I thought I'd let you know what happened to my download, hoping it helps. Good luck!

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SinStar87 Creator
SinStar87

Probably an overzealous AV that blocks unrecognized exe files, happens with new and untested exes in my experience.

Apparently some people are having this issue. Make sure you have unsubbed from the workshop as it will reinstall and probably overwrite your .mod file.
Then do a clean install of the mod; deleting the mod's Middle Earth folder and Middle Earth.mod files from CK2's mod folder(Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\mod) in documents and deleting the non-save folders in the mod's storage folder in the base folder.(Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\Middle Earth).
Then reinstall the mod.
If it still doesn't work then try a clean reinstall of CK2, same as above but with CK2's folders.
If there's still a problem, I don't know what could be the problem.

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This mod is a work-in-progress. All the same, it is very good. Being able to role-play with characters from the Tolkien Legendarium at the same time as I engage in grand strategy is great. Being able to add one's own flavour to Middle Earth's history is something I think is truly rewarding. The modder has gone into a lot of detail to make the base game fit the specifications of Arda and its history what with all the intricate family trees that are unnecessary but oh so lovely. There is room for…

Dec 4 2014 by FurstvonGrendelberg

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