'It is the Dominion of Men, the Age of Peace, but the roots of Evil run deep and always after a defeat and a respite the Shadow again seeks to assume some new form...The inevitable boredom of Men with that which is good, their quick satiety with peace, has already begun to make itself felt in Middle-earth and fostered another Evil, darker than the shadow that clouds the hearts of Men...The New Shadow has arisen. This is The Fourth Age: Total War!'
'The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men' is a modification for 'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' (v1.6). Our aim with FA:TW was to accurately portray the lands and peoples of Middle-earth as we think they existed approximately three-and-a-half centuries into the Fourth Age. It is based on the works of Tolkien, and especially on his unfinished and abandoned sequel to 'The Lord of the Rings', entitled 'The New Shadow'. With an aim to staying true to the works and spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien's world of Middle-earth, whilst also aspiring to original creative excellence, 'The Fourth Age: Total War' is a must-have for anyone who loves the setting and peoples of Tolkien's mythic world.
"I['ve] played many games and many mods of the Total War series but your work is by far the best conversion and complete overhaul I have seen yet. The campaign is very immersive and motivating." (anumen, Moddb)
"Best Tolkien experience in Total War (or any other strategy game)." (Stark1.0, Moddb)
"Simply put, one of the most polished, well executed mod projects I have every played. The attention do detail in all aspects - graphics, music, lore, is almost unparalleled." (Pleistorus, Moddb)
"The attention to detail, faithfulness to original source material, amazing music, variety of factions, and fun replayability make this an awesome mod. Excellent work, folks!" (HighlandLaddie777, Moddb)
"Simply the best RTW mod. Amazing! The level of detail and painstaking attention to the lore of Middle Earth makes this mod a must for any LOTR fan!" (Rahonbass, Moddb)
"This is one of the best mods for any total war game. It's like a completely new game." (Balgeron, Moddb)
"A great, spectacular and just plainly refined mod. Fourth Age Total War oozes polish from every pore, with a lovingly detailed story, carefully and cleverly constructed gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals and incredible immersion...All in all, I would say there are no perfect mods, but Fourth Age Total War damn well comes close." (SuperTechmarine, Moddb)
Turns out we had one more in us - the fourth official patch for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! Patch 3.4: Not Quite Done is the final, definitive (for real this time) instalment of the Fourth Age Total War mods, the culmination of more than 10 years of modding effort by hundreds of contributors!
This patch requires The Dominion of Men v3.0 and up. This patch is cumulative so you do NOT need to install 3.1, 3.2, or 3.3 first. It is NOT savegame compatible.
1. Unzip the 34_Not_Quite_Done.zip file to a location of your choice.
2. Copy the data folder inside into your .../bi/fatw folder.
3. When prompted, choose to overwrite all existing files and folders.
4. Start FATW: DoM in your usual way and enjoy!
This patch includes further graphical improvements, balance adjustments, quality of life additions, and bug fixes to create the definitive version of Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men.
The most visible inclusion is a new settlement battlemap for smaller Dunedain cities; they're pretty but not quite as easy to defend as the larger cities, so you'll have to plan your garrisons accordingly.
For a full list of changes please see the patch notes included in the download.
Also released now as a seperate download is a patch to balance version 3.4 of the mod for huge units sizes. As you are probably aware FATW has always been balanced for large unit sizes only, but since we know most of you play it with huge units anyway, we decided to release a patch that helped to balance population growth and income so that the campaign would play as closely as possible like playing with large unit sizes. You can grab this patch right here:
IMPORTANT: This patch is ONLY compatible with DoM 3.4. It is not savegame compatible and will not take effect until a new campaign is started.
1. Make sure you have FATW: The Dominion of Men version 3.4 installed
2. Unzip the 34_huge_units_patch.zip file to a location of your choice.
3. Copy the data folder inside into your .../bi/fatw folder.
4. When promted, choose to overwrite all existing files and folder.
5. Start FATW:DoM in your usual way and enjoy!
This is almost certainly the final release of Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men, we hope you enjoy it! While this is the end of the mod our little team isn't quite finished playing around with Rome Total War modding, or Tolkien's Middle-earth. We are currently working on a little submod for DoM set in a different age, and if you like DoM you will definitely want to keep an eye out for it. You will see news of it here first!
If you have any questions about installation or any other part of the mod then the FAQs thread should be your first stop.
Finally, if you are enjoying the mod and would like to support us a quick review or rating here on moddb would be very much appreciated. And if you know other Tolkien fans, or Total War fans, who you think would enjoy the mod please do spread the word around, we want as many people to enjoy it as possible!
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For all of you who always insisted on playing Fourth Age Total War on huge unit sizes even though it was balanced for large, your salvation is at hand!
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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10
I must say it was simply AMAZING. First off, I am a fan of all the Lord of the Rings books, and the Silmarillion, and have always wanted to see what happened afterwards. And with this mod for Rome: Total War, you can! You can even change history and not be 'accurate', because , hey! NOTHING HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FOURTH AGE! Being able to fight and take cities without the feeling of: Oh, I am Macedon and I just took over Carthage...how historically accurate. You get the feeling…
Jan 31 2014 by Commander_Tacticus