DCI: Last Alliance is a submod for Third Age: Total War, focused on the War of the Last Alliance in the Second Age of Middle-earth.

Take the role as Gil-galad, last High-king of the Noldor, or Elendil, High-king of the Númenóreans in exile, as they rally Elves and honourable Men into the League which is called the Last Alliance, at the end of the Second Age. The counter-invasion Tôl Acharn, 'Vengeance Comes', allows you to move mighty hosts against the Dark Lord. Strengthen the cause of the League, if you wish to, as the indomitable Durin IV of Khazad-dûm, or as the brave riders of Rhovanion (using the Dúnedain Counter Invasion mechanic).

Unless you instead wish to fulfill the will of Sauron? Unleash the hunger of Orcs and wolves, be the warlord over the Easterlings, command the savage natives of Eriador to recapture their homelands or reign as a Black Númenórean lord at the head of the grim Haradrim, in the Invasion of the West. Will the Men of the Mountains be loyal to the Númenóreans or become the Oathbreakers? The choice is yours.

Links:

Official thread, at Total War Center
French fan thread, at MundusBellicus
Our Polish friends cover our progress here

Public Beta Released!

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DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Requirements:

'DCI:Last Alliance Public Beta' requires the 'Medieval II Total War Kingdoms Expansion' and the mod 'Third Age Total War 3.2'. A fresh working installation of 'Third Age Total War 3.2' is strongly recommended.

DCI Last Alliance installer instructions:

1. Download the files below:

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 1of2 Download
DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 2of2 Download

DCI: Last Alliance Patch Download

2. DCI_LA_BETA_Part1of2.exe and DCI_LA_BETA_Part2of2.exe have to be installed into the default installation path: "...\SEGA\Medieval II Total War"
or "...Steam\steamapps\common\Medieval II Total War" for Steam users. (If you have installed Medieval II into another folder, please check if the installation path is correct.)
The installation process will overwrite your TATW files, meaning that you will not be able to play TATW.

3. At the end of the installation for DCI_LA_BETA_Part2of2.exe a cleaner will delete files that need to be auto-generated at game launch, you'll be prompted to 'press any key to continue...'

4. After exiting the installer, a launcher for 'DCI: Last Alliance' will be created and added as a shortcut to your desktop, you will be prompted to 'press any key to continue...'

5. Double click the DCI_LA_BETA_PATCH.exe file and follow the instructions

6. Once both parts and the patch are installed, double click the 'DCI Last Alliance' icon on your desktop to launch the mod. Alternatively double click the DCILA.bat file in your mod folder.
(DCILA_NoBaiSwitcher.bat will run DCI:LA without the battle AI switcher)

Optional: delete the Third Age Total War shortcut from your desktop

DCI Last Alliance manual installation instructions:

1. Download the files below

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta 7zip Download

DCI: Last Alliance Patch 7zip Download

2. Extract/unzip the downloaded DCI_LA_BETA.7z file into your '...\Medieval II Total War\mods\Third_Age_3' folder. Accept overwrite and/or merge folders when requested.
This process will overwrite your TATW files, meaning that you will not be able to play TATW.

3. Extract/unzip the downloaded DCI_LA_BETA_PATCH.7z file into your '...\Medieval II Total War\mods\Third_Age_3' folder. Accept overwrite and/or merge folders when requested.

4. Run DcilaCleaner.bat - located in '...\Medieval II Total War\mods\Third_Age_3' folder. This is absolutely necessary.

5. Run CreateLauncher.bat - located in '...\Medieval II Total War\mods\Third_Age_3\dcilaOtherFiles' folder.
This creates a shortcut on your desktop, creates DCILA.bat and DCILA_NoBaiSwitcher.bat, and deletes Third_Age.bat.

6. Launch the mod by double clicking the 'DCI Last Alliance' icon on your desktop or the DCILA.bat file (DCILA_NoBaiSwitcher.bat will run DCI:LA without the battle AI switcher)

Optional: delete the Third Age Total War shortcut from your desktop

Installation Guide Video


Heroes

prominent generals


Tôl Acharn and DCI mechanics:

The "Tôl Acharn" is a 'counter invasion', the M2 Jihad-feature renamed; just as TATW has the "Invasion" for the evil factions, which in turn is the Crusade-feature renamed .
Factions with the culture 'Hosts of the West' [religion islam] can join the Tôl Acharns at will.
The unique DCI mechanics allow factions of other cultures [religions] to temporarily join the Tôl Acharn, if allied to the calling faction of the 'counter invasion'.

Main Features:

  • Third Age campaign map adapted to Last Alliance era * Video *
  • New battle map settlements * Part1 * Part2 * Part3 * Part4 *
  • New UI (interface, menu, loading screens, units cards) * Preview faction symbols *
  • Extensive and entirely new rosters and unit models
  • All new unit stats, prices and recruitment system (Fleet units here)
  • Custom prominent generals on the battlefield (Elendil, Elrond, Galadriel)
  • New buildings
  • New and extensive mechanics for the One Ring if wrested from the hand of Sauron * Video *
  • Useful palantirs, now without drawbacks, and Galadriel's Mirror * Video *
  • New scripts (Immortal Nazgûl, Tôl Acharn)
  • Extensive AoR system for the Númenórean Kingdoms
  • Corruption-balancing for the Númenórean Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Khazad-dûm and the Kingdom of Lindon
  • Ample lore credibility * Background overlook *

Faction Leaders

faction leaders


Playable Factions:

League members that can call and join the Tôl Acharn

Non-League members (can join the Tôl Acharn if player)

Sauron's followers (can call Invasions)

Invasion, Tôl Acharn or neither depending on player choice (Oathbreaker, Oathkeeper or Neutral)

Trailers:

Additional Notes

  • DcilaReference.pdf located inside your third_age_3 folder has a more information on in-game shortcuts and faction features.
  • Creatures such as wolves, spiders and ents no longer cause crashes. Unfortunately Balrogs might still cause the occasional crash, the Balrog will be completely redesigned for full release so it will no longer be an issue. Creatures are very powerful units so if you would like you can still disable them with the CTRL+X shortcut.
  • Tol Acharns called on Barad Dur might cause turn times to be much longer. The Tol Acharn can be cancelled by using the shortcut SHIFT+J.
  • Moving the camera in the campaign map with a general selected will cause the camera to lag, deselect the general for smooth camera movement.
  • Detailed crash reports such as units present during a battle and save-game files might help the team identify and fix problems.

Thank you for playing our mod. If you've enjoyed the mod so far please leave a review, we appreciate it.

Credits


Preview: Numenórean Kingdoms

Preview: Numenórean Kingdoms

News 6 comments

This is the unit roster for the Numénorean Kingdoms. DCI: Last Alliance is a Third Age: Total War sub-mod.

Video Preview: Mordor

Video Preview: Mordor

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This is the preview video of Mordor, a faction in DCI: Last Alliance.

Video Preview: One Ring-scripts

Video Preview: One Ring-scripts

News 8 comments

This is the preview video of the One Ring-mechanics in DCI: Last Alliance.

Video Preview: Kingdom of Lindon

Video Preview: Kingdom of Lindon

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This is the preview video of the Elven kingdom of Lindon, and third group of generals, in DCI: Last Alliance.

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DCI: Last Alliance Patch 7zip -updated

DCI: Last Alliance Patch 7zip -updated

Patch 2 comments

This is an updated patch for the DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta mod for Third Age Total War 3.2. Not Save-game compatible.

DCI: Last Alliance Patch Installer -updated

DCI: Last Alliance Patch Installer -updated

Patch 3 comments

This is an updated patch for the DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta mod for Third Age Total War 3.2. Not Save-game compatible.

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 1of2

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 1of2

Full Version 7 comments

DCI: Last Alliance is a submod for Third Age: Total War, focused on the War of the Last Alliance in the Second Age of Middle-earth.

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 2of2

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta Part 2of2

Full Version 1 comment

DCI: Last Alliance is a submod for Third Age: Total War, focused on the War of the Last Alliance in the Second Age of Middle-earth.

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta 7zip

DCI: Last Alliance Public Beta 7zip

Full Version 15 comments

Alternative to the installer method. DCI: Last Alliance is a submod for Third Age: Total War, focused on the War of the Last Alliance in the Second Age...

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White_inDa_BlakCloud
White_inDa_BlakCloud

Why dont u guys have a discord, like every other mod lol

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Araval Creator
Araval

Don't like it lol

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Hey,
I installed the mod, the game starts, started the campaign, everything seems ok. 10 turns down the line when I decided to manually fight the battle, it crashes. So i tested custom battles, and it crashes again. Which means it crashes when i strt battles. any tips on how to get around this.
Its an amazing mod and i really wanna play it!

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Louis_Lux Creator
Louis_Lux

When does the crash happen?

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Guest
Guest

everytime when i opt for manual battle or try to play any custom battle. After clicking manual battle, it loads completely and crashes as soon as battle map is gonna show.
Tried running using Large Address Aware, but still the same. Reinstalled the game twice with the patch but still the same result. funny thing is campaign works perfectly, I can recruit units, construct buildings etc but cant fight battles manually.

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Louis_Lux Creator
Louis_Lux

if you're having crashes at the start of battle then you probably have an issue with your installation. You can try doing a manual installation with the zip files we provide.
-Delete your 'mods/third_age_3' folder
-Download Mega.nz and extract TATW 3.2 zip file to your 'Medieval II total war/mods' folder
-Follow the Dci:Last Alliance manual installation instructions listed in this page.

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Guest
Guest

it seems like the terrain texture is not available, as the screen shows battle map for a second, before crashing, in which i can see the units but terrain is completely white. I have been playing LOTR mod since u guys first launched Third age total war all those years ago and I have all the DAC versions and currently play V 4.5, so I know I haven't messed up the installation. what do u guys think? do u need my mail to get in touch with me??

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Louis_Lux Creator
Louis_Lux

The one thing we can try is taking a look at your log located at 'Medieval 2 total war/system.log.txt'

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Guest
Guest

can u give me ur mail id so i can send it u?? thnx

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Araval Creator
Araval

One does not simply give out their email in public.
Upload the log in a file hosting service and share a link.

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RazerXD
RazerXD

any updates?

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Araval Creator
Araval

Maybe VirtualStore is playing tricks. See maybe this helps if you haven't done it already: Twcenter.net

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RazerXD
RazerXD

ahhh it doesnt work....i donno wts wrong....its so strange....campaign works flawlessly but battle map isnt. Anywys its ok....i think i will just wait for Version 5 DAC...thnx a lot for the quick responses!. Peace!

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Araval Creator
Araval

Strange, yes. Do you have steam or disc version? Have you made any graphics options changes in the game or via software that are specific to this mod?

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RazerXD
RazerXD

Sugarsync.com
pls take a look...thnx

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Can you play battles in vanilla?

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