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Patch 4.5 adds a plethora of new maps including the much anticipated horde mode, siege reworks, overhauled heroes and completely new and unique spellbooks for every single faction.

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Greetings, Companions of Edain!


After a long development time, we have released Patch 4.5 of the demo of Edain Version 4.0 today.

If you don't have a previous installation of Edain on your computer, you can download the complete package below. Follow the setup to install 4.5. If you already have an older version installed, you can also use the update function in the Edain launcher.

If you encounter any problems with the mod, stop by in our Support forum!

Edain 4.5 Demo


Completely new Spellbooks
In Edain 4.5, each faction has access to a new spellbook. All powers have been divided into two distinct paths: One of the offers long term, defensive advantages and the other has immediate offensive impact. In addition, every faction has a new unique faction spell emphasizing its core aspects: The stubornness of the Dwarves, the Knowledge of the Noldor or the Discipline of Gondor's armies. During this redesign, we changed and tweaked a lot of powers, so only few are the same as in previous versions of Edain.


Epic sieges
We have given sieges in Edain 4.5 a fundamental overhaul. Both siege weapons and defensive structures now have clear strenghts and weaknesses. Rams deal increased damage and are especially effective at destroying gates to open a way into the enemy base. Catapults can deal with towers a lot quicker. Wall catapults are deadly against their mobile counterparts, because they have higher range and deal more damage. Exotic weapons like Isengard's mine or the Dwarven Earthshaker are very powerful against fortress walls. The citadel of a fortress is now a key structure, because as long as it stands, all buildings including the walls are more resistant to siege weapons. We created new defensive options with special abilities like the Building Crane for Gondor or the Cage expansions for Angmar. On top of that, new units like the Mineworkers or the Siege Shield were added, designed with only sieges in mind.


Horde maps
Many iconic maps like Minas Tirith are now available in a new version, allowing you to defend your fortress against massive attacking forces and test your defensive capabilities. How you hold off the attackers is your choice - neither your faction nor your strategy is limited by us. Expect an overwhelming onslaught of enemies, special attack waves that depend on how well you are doing and different levels of difficulty.


Other features
- The Battlewagons of the Dwarves have received a new design inspired by the Hobbit movie trilogy. This includes a new exclusive upgrade for each of the dwarven realms, further differentiating them.

- Several heroes have been reworked with new ability sets. Theodred is no longer a defensive hero, but offers valuable support in form of a tower that can send siege teams against enemy buildings. Cirdan now strengthens your buildings and siege weapons. Both King Dain and Dain Ironfoot have access to new abilities that synergize especially well with the units of their realm. Galadriel becomes more powerful when she equips other heroes with the Gifts of Lorien.

- The economy systems of all factions have been reworked. Command points can be increased in citadels, meaning they can no longer be lost once purchased. Single farms no longer need to be upgraded manually, instead all factions improve their economy through a single faction mechanic. This mechanic is different for everybody - while Gondor buys upgrades in the Marketplace, Mordor relies upon Sauron's influence. Meanwhile the new Trade Routes ensures more even matches by reducing the income of farms when a player adds new farms.

- Uruk Hunters follow a new concept that makes them stand out from all other units in the game, rewarding the player for keeping them alive throughout the game.

- The new map "Greenwing's challenge" allows you to command eight mighty heroes, each with a special set of abilities, and fight through waves of enemies in a arena. How long can you last?

- As always, there is a huge amount of fixed bugs, small adjustments and visual changes for all factions that you can explore - some of them can be found below, but they are far too numerous to put them all into a list. Have fun finding them!



General:
- Movementspeed of all units and heroes increased by up to 15%
- Stats bonuses for reaching higher levels doubled
- Cavalry take increased damage from pikes
- Military buildings like barracks or stables take increased damage from pikes
- Monster take increased damage from towers
- Flyers take increased damage from all arrows
- Revive time of all heroes increased relative to their cost
- Buildcost of all towers increased, damage of towers reduced
- Buildcost of catapults reduced to 600, large rams to 400, small rams and special weapons to 300
- Resource production of citadels increased to +50
- Cost and research time of upgrades increased
- Damage of axethrowers and spearthrowers against machines reduced
- Resource production of Laketown, Dale and the Dunedain outpost reduced
- Lifetime of most spellbook summons reduced

Gondor:
- Cost of upgrades for the Dol Amroth fortress reduced
- Denethor now summons less soldiers

Rohan:
- Research time of Assembly Point upgrade reduced
- Recruitment Camp and Arsenal: Cost and research time reduced to 400/40 seconds
- Theodens leadership buffed

Imladris:
- Elrond buildcost increased to 3000, buffed his abilities
- Glorfindels abilities buffed
- Well upgrade at walls replaces fallen soldiers more slowly

Angmar:
- Angmars external economy buildings no longer produce 25% less money
- Helegwen abilities nerfed
- Mornamarth buildcost reduced and hp increased
- Hwaldars leadership is now available at level two
- Carn Dûm pikes now only reflect damage to cavalry and monsters
- Zaphragors abilities nerfed and heal delay increased
- Thrallmasters take less damage from arrows

Mordor:
- Movement speed of orcs reduced
- Armor of Mûmakil improved
- Orc spears buildcost reduced to 250
- Mollok takes less damage from swordsmen
- Cooldown of Reinforcements reduced
- Reinforcements will arrive with upgrades by default
- Radius of castellan's area of effect attacks halfed
- Damage of trolls against buildings reduced

Isengard:
- CP cost of Shieldbearers increased to 45
- Power of Speech experience gain reduced
- Damage of Uruk Crossbowmen increased
- Damage of Fires of Isengard to units halfed
- Steelwork upgrades buffed
- Damage of berserkers reduced
- HP of wildmen reduced

Dwarves:
-Ered Luin Guardians no longer have access to a passive speed buff, but can now actively increase their speed by 50% for 30 seconds
- Thorin III. nerfed a lot
- Thorin Oakenshield buildcost increased
- Radius of King Thorin's scavenger reduced
- Damage of Axethrowers reduced by 10%

Lothlorien:
- Combat training limited to max. 50% improved recruitment time
- Buildtime of Borderguards slightly increased
- Ents take increased damage from heroes and pikes
- Damage of Arrow volley increased
- Radius of Haldir's Radiant Arrow reduced
- Trample damage of beornings reduced, armor against swordsmen while in bear mode buffed

Enjoy 4.5!

Comments  (0 - 50 of 80)
Posterus96
Posterus96

Does anyone know where to get Rise of the Witch King? I had a version on Origin (it's from like 2011 when EA still had the game rights) but it hasn't worked in the past few months and I am stumped.

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FG15
FG15

You might try googling how to get Rise of the Witch King.

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Posterus96
Posterus96

I have tried, I just wasn't sure which sites and stuff and would have viruses or cause me issues. So I figured I would ask and see if someone who knows this stuff better then me could tell me where to go and how to do it. Or at least send me in the right direction.

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FG15
FG15

Ask in the Discord, that is the best place to get help for that.

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Posterus96
Posterus96

Got it. Thanks you!

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m4yh3m666
m4yh3m666

Try "pivigames LOTR" on google maybe your first result is the right one (▷ EL SEÑOR DE LOS ANILLOS LA BATALLA ... - PiviGames) sorry for my bad english

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rexenater24
rexenater24

Hey maybe im just out of the loop but I thought The goblins or misty mountains faction was coming with 4.5. Whats the latest on them??

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Kmogon
Kmogon

Edain team has said several times that MM will not be included in patch 4.5

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rexenater24
rexenater24

Sorry, I wasn't aware. Is there info on their progress somewhere ive missed that I could read up on?

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FG15
FG15

Why did you assume 4.5 would include the Misty Mountains? That is something we never said even once and always denied ;)

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Kmogon
Kmogon

For anyone who need quick help with installation or just want to discuss the mod , you can visit unnoficial edain discord server. Here you have a link
Discord.gg

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RemBi_9
RemBi_9

Is the game only in German? In edain menu a select english,but nothing change.

Thanks.

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Kmogon
Kmogon

For people experiencing language.ini related crashes: go to your files folder, the rotwk one where edain is installed. There is a folder called "lang" inside that folder, there are the .big files for the game. You need to disable the german one (adding .bak extension to it) and enable english.big (removing .bak extension)
then, if your game is still in german, quit, open the launcher, change language to german and back to english, and should be solved

That should also solve your problem

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bruss701
bruss701

Did not work for me

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RemBi_9
RemBi_9

it work,thanks a lot.

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titanbevel
titanbevel

Since it wasn't already said, thank you very much for the update. Looks extremely enjoyable, can't wait to play it.

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the4thsilmaril
the4thsilmaril

Enjoying the update but one question - I can't seem to build any Mirkwood units as Lorien. I assume it's because I gave Galadriel the ring and selected her dark form, or is it because of something else?

Edit - ignore this as I just read the description as to why this is

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Kmogon
Kmogon

You need to build addtions around your fortress. Check for small building plots.

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mrendler
mrendler

I forget, to update from 4.3 to 4.5, after I download the file and extract all, do I need to run an update in the launcher? It's been a while since I've done it, and I'm a little rusty

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Kmogon
Kmogon

Yes you can do that. If any problems occurs then head on to the modding union or to the discord server for help.

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bruss701
bruss701

4.5 is awesome thank you. I thought the goblins were coming in this update. When will they come?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin

Probably in the next version, they are our biggest priority after 4.5.

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mrendler
mrendler

For some reason, it won't let me update in the launcher. It keeps saying it's either down for maintenance or the server is overcrowded. Is anyone else getting this issue?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin

The download function in the launcher had to be disabled because too many people were using it at the same time unfortunately. You can just use the download from moddb instead - extract the .zip files, run the installer and then you're good to go.

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mrendler
mrendler

I have downloaded 4.5, extracted the files and tried to run the installer, and it still comes up as Edain 4.4.1. I got it to update on the launcher, but it freezes after it gets to the 15th file.

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Kmogon
Kmogon

Do you have multiple rotwk folders ? If you are downloading patch 4.5 from moddb it's impossible that it would install patch 4.4.1 as it has totaly different files. From where did you know that you have still 4.4.1 ? Is it showing anywhere ?

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mrendler
mrendler

When I start the game from the launcher, it says it on the main screen. I don't think that it fully updated in the launcher, as it freezes just before it finishes, so I am not sure what I should do.

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Kmogon
Kmogon

try to uinstall edain first and then install 4.5 on clean rotwk. if that doesn't work then head on to the discord. There you will find more people willing to help.

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darting18
darting18

Do I have to uninstall it to install 4.5? since I can't do it with the launcher

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin

It is recommended to uninstall 4.4.1, including any submods if you used any, but the installer can take care of that as well.

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darting18
darting18

I mean 4.4.1

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darting18
darting18

Do I have to uninstall 4.4.1 to install 4.5?

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007hasan
007hasan

Soo good ! 4.5 but; Elf upgrades. Weapon upgrades open very late. Please do the times as before.
These long waits make the game boring.

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Sporf_McGorf
Sporf_McGorf

You guys did a good job with the new economy system. I think it paces the game better than before. You managed to make it relatively unique to the factions too. Smashing. I like the details you put in to att the textures, units and buildings.

I've been with you since the beginning and this is your best release to date. I've had so much fun in the short time I've had to play it! Keep up the fantastic work! RotWK is still relevant because of this outstanding mod.

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Shadowrocks90
Shadowrocks90

can't wait to try and hope to see my Goblins in action

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Luthien_Tinuviel
Luthien_Tinuviel

Hi Edain Team! It's been a long time since I posted here and I must see what 4.5 has in store for me (havent played since Angmar was released!).

So I went and got BFME2 and ROTWK again, and I also downloaded this mod again as well, however I came across an error when I tried to launch it from the Edain Launcher. Note that my ROTWK is running 2.02v8 and BFME2 on 1.06 (for compatibility) which all works without error, but when I run it through Edain Mod, I get this particular error: Imgur.com

Mayhaps I get any assistance on what the problem may be? I tried reinstalling both game and expansion with all the necessary patches, but when it comes to starting-up Edain Mod, it goes to that error.

Cheers!

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Kmogon
Kmogon

That error means you have patch 2.02 enabled Edain works only on patch 2.01. Disable it, so that you will have patch 2.01 applayed for rotwk. You can do it in 202switcher. After that you will need mini cd images and mounting program like wincdemu, unless you have your own phisical cds. For any other problems or needed files you can visit unnoficial discord sever.

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darting18
darting18

Something is wrong with the IA, I fight against Mordor in brutality mode, for a while they attacked me right, but later they don’t do anything

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Kmogon
Kmogon

That's the bug ET is aware of. Mordor uses reinforcements spells but doesn't move their troops so they are off map filling mordor's command points. Best solution for now it to come closer to mordor base so those reinforcements will be triggered and will function normaly

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darting18
darting18

Ahhh I get it, thanks!

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darting18
darting18

On horde mode,it’s just fight until they defeat you o we have to keep X time?

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Kmogon
Kmogon

There is amout of waves you have to survive in order to win horde map. At the end of it you will be informed to take a screenshot of your score which you can share on for example discord server. Remember that hard mode on horde maps is activated if ring heroes option is active.

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darting18
darting18

Thanks ! They are very hard, I can’t keep the fortress enough time jaja

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OgnistyRudy
OgnistyRudy

Hello I have problem with Error. When I strat edian mod 4.5 game, the game throws an error like this: Expected floating point value, math op, or predefined macro, but found "ARCHER_VISION_SIDE"
Error parsing field "VisionSide" in block "Object" in file :data\ini\object\mapobject.ini", line 982.
What can I do with this?

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Kmogon
Kmogon

You have patch 2.02 enabled. Edain is using patch 2.01 so please disable it in 202launcher.

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OgnistyRudy
OgnistyRudy

When I change patch 2.02 to 2.01 Edain sen me message: Insert a disc with game. How can i fix it?

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Kmogon
Kmogon

You have to mount mini cd images via some mounting program. All files you need you can find on the discord server. Ask there
Discord.gg

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Killgrave
Killgrave

Hello! Thank you so much for the mod!

One question. I am playing the game on a Mac. Do the mods work on mac as well?

Thank you in advance for the answer!

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin

I think so - if RotWK works fine, so should Edain. The only way to find out is if you try it^^

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Killgrave
Killgrave

Thank you! I will try out and let you know :)

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