Alternately titled "The Lord of the Rings: The Last Days"
A visual conversion of The Last Days of the Third Age, bringing the characters, equipment, and world more in line with Peter Jackson's film adaptions, along with some balancing and gameplay tweaks. Much of the audio has been replaced with superior-quality sounds, and some of the music for battles and towns is taken from the movies. The core of TLD will remain intact to maintain a similar gameplay experience, while removing some of the more overpowered features and changing a great deal of text for consistency.
Additionally, I have included InVain's TLD scenepack, which provides much superior scenes, especially sieges. While I am aware that many of these scenes are less film-friendly than the standard TLD scenes, I feel that the improvements they make on the siege battles are great enough that they overcome the downsides. Perhaps one day I will edit them to be more film-accurate.
Note that this mod is heavily WIP and there are almost certainly going to be bugs (which should be reported here on Moddb as soon as you encounter them)! For now, you may enjoy what is already here, as the game is playable in full all the way to the end of the war for either side, with (hopefully) no game-breaking glitches. I would ask that you please request permission from me before using any resources original to this mod, but the assets are free to be used so long as you give credit where it is due.
And for anyone complaining that this contradicts Tolkien's books or whatever, I have no intent of using the books whatsoever for reference. My sources include, first and foremost, the movies, then the GamesWorkshop Strategy Battle Game, then any other film-related reference (games, art, etc) and my own ideas. I don't care whatsoever for the books and simply wish to reproduce the look of the movies that I love. This is first and foremost a personal modification, I have simply uploaded it to share with everyone.
Credits to: Blood In The West, Floris Evolved, Gekokujo, The Veiled Stars, and Fred's Bunch-O-Armors for a good number of armors and weapons used in this mod, as well as the basis for my own creations. Third-party credit to the Third Age: Total War mod and its sub-mod, Divide and Conquer, for a bit of concept inspiration.
Special thanks to everyone - apparently within 5 hours of uploading this, it is No 1. on Moddb! Really didn't expect this, so again, a massive thank you for all the views!
Good news for everyone who thought the mod might be dead - we're still active! However, I've been so busy recently that little progress has been made, and what little is made is directed more toward bugfixes. Ultimately, I decided it was of best interest to simply release what has been done so far.
Version 0.15 contains bugfixes for 0.1, as well as a number of small changes. Most importantly, however, this release includes completed versions of Gondor's Blackroot Vale and Lamedon factions, Mordor's Black Numenoreans, and a partially completed Harad! There is still a long way to go in the development of Harad, but what you can play in this version is mostly completed, sans a few armors and all weapons. I've also included an early, unbalanced import of Jurek_Darkwolf's Dunedain troops. Their equipment and stats have not been edited heavily yet, so they are likely going to be buggy. However, the Dunedain along with Harad are in my plans for the completed V0.2.
Additionally, players who were having problems with the font and shaders should now be able to play the game due to the shader update included in the currently used Nightly Patch!
So head on over to the download page (once the file has finished uploading, that is) and try it out! Fight as the Men of the South and overcome Gondor, or join the troops of the Fiefdoms and repel the invaders!
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