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The Edain 4.1 Demo featuring a return to the classic Battle for Middle-earth castle gameplay with Gondor, Rohan, Mordor, Isengard and Dwarves is now available for download - fully in English!

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Edain 4.1 Demo Released



Khazâd ai-mênu, Companions of Edain!

Today, Patch 4.1 for the Demo of Version 4.0 has been published. You can download it directly with the launcher, just use the update function.

Click on the banner to download the Demo:

If you have any problems, as usual, visit our Support-Forum!

This update adds the Dwarves as a new playable faction. Build an impressive dwarven bastion, go into battle with Erebor, the Iron Hills or Ered Luin, and ally with the Men of Dale and Lake-town. Nearly all units got new abilities and at the head legendary heroes as Gimli, Thorin Oakenshield or Dain Ironfoot are fighting. Additionally, we eliminated many errors and improved and further developed the gameplay of Version 4.0. In particular, the War of the Ring has been continuously improved, so that the AI does not surrender easily and is able to use outposts and new buildings much more reliable.


Furthermore, the patch contains the following changes:

- The system of Fearlessness has been reworked. Banner carriers offer no longer resistance to fear for nearby troops. Instead, it is implemented through the following systems:

  • *The Captains of Gondor, who are promoted by Denethor (Gondor)
  • Aragorn's leadership at level 10 (Gondor)
  • Captains of Rohan have a passive ability (Elfhelm, Grimbold and Erkenbrand) (Rohan)
  • The leadership of the Drummer Troll (Mordor)
  • As a passive ability of the Isengard Captains (Isengard)
  • The leadership of the Banner Carrier on the Battlewagon (Dwarves)

- Mordor-Orcs got an unique active ability, when they are commanded by an Overseer. The basic idea was that the overseers of Mordor replace the function of upgrades, so that they increase the effectiveness of Orcs against special targets:

  • Mordor Fighters: The orcs deal double damage against other infantry, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.
  • Mordor Archers: The archers deal double damage against other archer, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.
  • Mordor Pikes: The pikes deal double damage against cavalry and monsters, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.

- Many designs and elements of the Hobbit movies have been included, for example Dain Ironfoot, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, King Brand or the Men of Lake-town:



Further information have been presented in our updates:

Also there are many balance changes:

  • Cost of Isegard Lumbermills has been increased to 200
  • Built-cost reduction of Lumbermills has been decreased to-10%, -20%, -30%
  • Saruman's Lightning on the Wizard Tower has been weakened
  • Cost of Steelworks has been increased to 3500
  • Cavalry does 20% more crush damage and additional 15% against archers, but is slowed down 25% more when crushing enemies
  • Lances deal 20% less damage when crushed
  • A bug caused that Gondor Spearmen dealt doubled damage when being crushed. This has been fixed
  • ,,Gandalf the White" increases Gandalf's magic damage by +50%
  • All heroes got +1000 health points
  • Heroes level 25% slower
  • Heroes got +30% armor against arrows, but -30% against other heroes
  • Monsters and single units are 25% more vulnerable against heroes
  • Flying units are 30% less vulnerable against arrows
  • Cost of Hero Statues has been decreased to 100
  • Cost of Wells has been decreased to 200
  • Defense Towers and other buildings with defenses deal 50% more damage
  • All trolls deal 25% less damage against buildings
  • Cost of the two normal Nazgûls to 1100
  • Cost of Gothmog to 1300
  • The damage bonus of Gothmog's ,,Storming of the City" is decreased to +60%
  • Faramir's melee damage is reduced by 10%
  • Shield Uruks: Health points reduced by 25%
  • Castellans: Health points reduced by 10%
  • Lindon-Guardians deal much less damage
  • Damage of the Mine of Isengards Spellbook has been reduced by 30%
  • Draft costs again 2 points
  • Peasants and Farmhands are trained 20% slower
  • Theoden's Traitor-ability had a massive bug: The ability was intended to convert only one troop of peasants into traitor, but if the player had many troops at the same place, all of them were affected. Therefore, the player was able to have much more traitors than he was supposed to have. Sadly, this bug can't be fixed, so that we had to rework the effect of the ability: The ability got a radius cursor and converts all the peasants in the area to traitors, but the traitors stay on the battlefield only for tree minutes. So, the player can decide how many traitors he wants, but he has to measure the risk that he will loose them after three minutes, against the fact that he gets strong infantry for that time. Now the traitors represent our idea that the player may early get strong troops, but not without some risks.

We hope you will enjoy playing!



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xlucidx
xlucidx

Incredible work as always!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Now I have a reason to ask my boss to take summer vacation ;)

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hoho96
hoho96

Oh I'm sure he won't argue your reason^^

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Guest
Guest

i have to update from the launcher or download it again?

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luiscarlosapeu
luiscarlosapeu

You must download Edain 4.0 DEMO
Moddb.com
then upgrade normally launcher.

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luiscarlosapeu
luiscarlosapeu

In my, update available= 594 MB

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Turin_Turumbar
Turin_Turumbar

Well, then you changed something or some files were wrong in your initial download. Download should be ~200 MB.

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Santiagoalvar11
Santiagoalvar11

Is it normal that I can't upgrade de hall of warriors? I mean, even tho I spam units it won't level up. Can you help me?

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brandtlagrange
brandtlagrange

you have to upgrade the stoneworker and a mine to rank 3

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

Incredible work!Dain's new desgins are perfect although I kinda hoped that Dain will have Armor similar to Raven Armor of Thror as King of Erebor but still he has perfect design!!The only think that saddens me deaply is that the Team wont use the AUJ and BoTFA Dwarven Designs for Erebor and Iron Hills Armies I will always regret it!But none of the less another awesome work as always Edain never fails to deliver a masterpeice! :)

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luiscarlosapeu
luiscarlosapeu

How can? Is there any alien in Edain team ???

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FG15 Author
FG15

What do you mean?

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AodhHammerhelm
AodhHammerhelm

Woot!

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Szurdok(HUN)
Szurdok(HUN)

ered luin is my favorite! xD

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

Why!?

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Szurdok(HUN)
Szurdok(HUN)

the heroes are stronger

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Dwarfs!

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GirordashurAgar
GirordashurAgar

Goats!

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Guest
Guest

Dwarves are simply amazing, but..there is always a but. I was hoping that with all these changes we will have the chance to recruit king Thror or Threin. I think they are just as important as any other hero. Although their appearance in the movie was small they fought their battles.

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FG15 Author
FG15

Ered Luin and Iron Hills are placed at the time of the Hobbit, when Thrain and Thror were dead for a long time, and Erebor is paced at the time of the WotR, which is even later.

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hoho96
hoho96

And I've never really understood why people demand Thrain and Thror that much. There weren't much about them in the books nor in the movies anyway.
I find Dain and Thorin to be much more interesting characters, and quite more awesome.

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

Well I too like them a lot especially Thror and even more after I saw how he was portrated in the Movie,cool and noble heir of Durin and I lvoed him even though he didnt have a single replic :D But still I understand Edain Team point and have no problem with it! :)

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gregi567
gregi567

We need the pikemen from the movie with a charge that can knock down enemies like the movie. With the same armor

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Skylarapas
Skylarapas

I'm sorry but there's something I don't understand. Will there be released a full version with all the factions in the future in a single version? Or if I want to reinstall the mod from the beginning I'll have to download every single patch update?

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hoho96
hoho96

Well downloading is downloading either ways. The parts you don't download directly in the package, you will download via the update.
In general the update will always be around the same size (~200MB) so in a sense you're not downloading any extra files, but just replacing what's already present in the mod with a more updated files.

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Turin_Turumbar
Turin_Turumbar

Since the patches always include the previous one only one patch is downloaded.

There will propably new setup versions in between as soon as I find time to make them. :P This is simply because so that people do not need to download the demo at first and then download a big update.

But at the moment you need to download the demo, search for updates and install the update. Its always the newest one.

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Skylarapas
Skylarapas

That's enlightening! Thanks!

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Tartoquetsch
Tartoquetsch

Hello ! Thanks for the incredible work, I despited dwarves for long but this mod made me reconsider it =) I do have lots of graphic bugs (for example invisible Dain and pink buttons for some upgrades) even after unistalling, redownloading and reinstalling the mod. I have a legal version of the game with RotWK bought on Origin, though it's a French version. Any advise ? I had no problem with Edain 3.8 but only with 4.0 . Texts are also missing but I will reinstall the game in english as suggested in the forum. Anyway, it's a great work even with my bugged version, and I enjoy playing it ;)

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Turin_Turumbar
Turin_Turumbar

RotWk through Origin? o.O It was never available through Origin as far as I know.

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Tartoquetsch
Tartoquetsch

Well I bought it in January 2010, it's been a while. I just reinstalled it in english, missing texts are fixed but I still have the same graphic issues. I'll try to report all bugs and make a complete list of it. But once again, most of the game is playable, so it's not such a problem. Maybe it will be corrected with the next patches.

I can send a screenshot of my commnd on Origin to proove my version is not illegal if necessary =)

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Turin_Turumbar
Turin_Turumbar

Ah, yes I remember. It was available via EA download manager and shortly after that via Origin. Could be that the origin installer is working differently and not writing the same registry keys as the original one. But you have BFME 2 installed right? Did you check for updates with the launcher? Corrupted mod files should be found and can be replaced through this.

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Tartoquetsch
Tartoquetsch

BFME 2 is installed with a classic CD version and I downloaded 4.1 with the launcher so I have the fresh new update, none is found anymore. Maybe the problem does come from an Origin version of RotWK.
By the way, thank you very much for trying to find an answer, it's nice of you. After all, Rohan is ok in my game and that's all I really need. Just waiting for the misty mountains swarms of goblins and it will be perfect =)

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andytwo
andytwo

Bloody brilliant! Well done.

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

In the next update will Dain have his Movie voice!? :)

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FG15 Author
FG15

If someone will cut it.

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

I see!I may try to do it!But I do not know what program you ussually use or it doesnt matter!?

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hoho96
hoho96

If want to try, just try to cut in mp3 using whatever you feel like. It can all be converted afterwards if needed.

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CragLord
CragLord

If you do Dain's voice upgrade in next update, maybe it will be nice to upgrade sound effect of Dain's "Baruk Khazad" ability with dwarven battle cry from movie, of course if someone do that cut in the meantime.

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Szurdok(HUN)
Szurdok(HUN)

DU BEKAR!!!

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Starwarsfan8
Starwarsfan8

I love the patch, I am glad Isengard got nerfed. I am still bummed about troll haven't really been buff by the patch, still making them less reliable than Orc Rush. But still, I love the patch, the Dwarves at an interesting new twist to the game. I hope to see Misty Mountains in the next big patch.

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

Dwarves are doing fine I love their playing style!The only thing I can't get used to is having this cool Lord Dain and King Dain with those awesome Movie based Armors next to the old Edain 3.8.1. Dwarven Units! :(

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Ealendril
Ealendril

I will now count how many times you demand the movie-dwarves. ;)

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hoho96
hoho96

Answer is = unlimited times :P

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

Actually there are few of us not only me,but do not worry I will stop I understood when a couse is lost!So thanks for the great mod and keep the good work!
P.S. I do not make DEMANDS only suggestion backe up with reason why it will be good and fiting thats all,but if you see it as a demand there is nothing I can do! ;)

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gamer_333
gamer_333

I too would like to see the movie Dwarves

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FG15 Author
FG15

I don't think it is a good idea to give Dain back his old look. Personally, I really like his new design.

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LordDainOfIronHills
LordDainOfIronHills

I love his new Designs and MOvie Look it is just that his Soldiers doesnt look so fiting next to him and they may have some changeonly the Regular Army not the Elite Slayers who are perfect

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Guest
Guest

Beorn's powers and descriptions are not in English. Other than that awesome work so far

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CragLord
CragLord

And Beorn's voice is on German in eng version. It will be nice if someone with experience prepare sound cut for next patch.

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