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'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)

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The Dominion of Men 3.4 - Not Quite Done

3.4 Release Images


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!

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Patch


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.

Download FATW: The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Release here:

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build


Installation Instructions

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!

Major Changes

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.

New Dunedain Settlements for 3.4

New Dunedain Settlements for 3.4

For a full list of changes please see the patch notes included in the download.

Huge Units Balance Patch

3.4 Release Images

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:

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Huge Units Patch


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.

Installation Instructions

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!

Other News

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!

For more information, technical support, AARs, LPs and general mod related discussion please feel free to drop by our forums at twcenter.net or join in the discussions on the FATW discord channel.

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!

Wainriders Faction Preview: Durin's Folk

Wainriders Faction Preview: Durin's Folk

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Some hold that the greatest glories of Khazad-dum are in the past. Perhaps it is time to prove that the Dwarves are strong, even without the aid of the...

Wainriders Faction Preview: Gondor

Wainriders Faction Preview: Gondor

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Across Middle-earth, threats new and old arise to trouble the heirs of Numenor and their allies. Men in the South-kingdom fear that the days of Gondor’s...

Wainriders Official Announcement and First Faction Preview

Wainriders Official Announcement and First Faction Preview

News 10 comments

The Fourth Age Total War Team is very proud to officially announce the development of the Wainriders sub mod for FATW: The Dominion of Men. Wainriders...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.3 Patch

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.3 Patch

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The third and final patch for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! Patch 3.3: The End of the Beginning is the final instalment of the Fourth...

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FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Huge Units Patch

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Huge Units Patch

Patch

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!

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Patch

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.4 Patch

Patch 8 comments

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...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.0 Full Build

Full Version 77 comments

The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men is a full-conversion & fully modfoldered modification for Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion 1.6. Inspired...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.3 Patch [OBSOLETE]

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.3 Patch [OBSOLETE]

Patch 17 comments

NOTE: THIS PATCH IS NOW OBSOLETE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PATCH FOR THE MOD, WHICH INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN PREVIOUS VERSIONS. The third and final patch...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch [OBSOLETE]

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.2 Patch [OBSOLETE]

Patch 4 comments

NOTE: THIS PATCH IS NOW OBSOLETE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PATCH FOR THE MOD, WHICH INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN VERSIONS 3.1 AND 3.2. Patch 3.2 - Cities...

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch [OBSOLETE]

FATW - The Dominion of Men v3.1 Patch [OBSOLETE]

Patch 10 comments

NOTE: THIS PATCH IS NOW OBSOLETE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PATCH FOR THE MOD, WHICH INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN VERSION 3.1. Patch 3.1 - Cities of Middle-earth...

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balasic
balasic

Hello. When I want to play a custom game, I choose armies for both sides and I want to start a battle it takes me back to the army selection. And I cannot go forward and start to play. Do you know how to fix it? 

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Vhaelor
Vhaelor

It sounds like you've installed the mod incorrectly, I'd remove all FATW related files from your install and try again. Be sure to follow the installation instructions carefully. If this doesn't help, I'd suggest stopping by the Fourth Age Total War discord server and ask there, it's a lot easier to get some help there rather than here :)

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Guest
Guest

hi i am making a mod about the 4th age on imperator rome can i use some of you work ?

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Dark1Isaac
Dark1Isaac

Having this now

Generic Error:
Unable to find skeleton 'fs_mumak_small' this after launching barbarian invasion in rome total war gold edition in steam

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Triv_
Triv_

Just out of curiosity is there any plans to bring this mod over to Rome Remastered?

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Vhaelor
Vhaelor

No plans whatsoever, maybe sometime in the future. At the moment the team is fully dedicated to work on our new project, Total War: Wainriders, which is set in 1856 Third Age, when the easterlings and southrons challenge the might of Gondor and the Witch King is poised to destroy the last remnant of Arnor: Arthedain.

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ashgab1
ashgab1

Made an account so I'm no longer a gueat.
I keep experiencing crashes. The games fine, but it's with certain factions. Harad is basically unplayable, crashes constantly. Rohan, Tharbad, and a few others crash. Gondor, Aradunin, or however you spell it. Far-Harad, Dale, and Rhun, all run fine. I have not tried the other factions, but I'm sure they will fall into one of these two camps. I don't know what to do. The game is installed correctly, and the BI input for launch is -mod:bi/fatw -show_err -nm -ne
It launches, no loading time issues or anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Guest
Guest

I can only say that this is one of the most stable mods out there, so the error must be your end... sorry. There's no need for the -ne switch now (windowed mode), btw.

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BigCigo
BigCigo

Hi. sorry but i can't find the instructions to install the mod with steam. Can someone help me?

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Guest
Guest

Great game and even better MOD!!
Huge thanks and congrats to all of you who made this happen!

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