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The new patch 4.5.5 brings new features, bugfixes and balance changes - check it out!

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Greetings, companions of Edain!


Today we released patch 4.5.5 for the demo of Edain version 4.0. You can download it by using the update-function in your Edain Launcher.

In case you don't have a version of Edain installed already, you first have to download the basic version as a complete package by clicking on the banner below. After installing Edain, use the Update function of the Edain Launcher to get the latest version. You may have to update several times until the launcher shows that no newer version is available anymore.

Edain 4.5 Demo

Should you encounter any problems with our mod, feel free to stop by in our support forums!

Bugfixes


The new update is another fixpatch on our way to 4.6. It takes care of a load of bugs and introduces lots of other smaller changes, introducing a multitude of balance changes with the goal of buffing less attractive heroes while making actual herospam less worthwile. To give you a few examples: Rivendell's Blademasters are now their starting unit and have swapped places with Swordsmen, several tasks of Sauron's leveling system were adjusted, the economy was strengthened and heroes got more expensive in exchange for that and much more. You can find the full list over at the Modding Union if you follow this link: 4.5.5 changelog.

Murin and Drar


The two heroes from the Iron Hills both have a new concept with several new abilities to support the tough dwarven infantry. They not only fill the role of supporters for the Iron Hills which was emptry since Dain's rework, allowing them to make the best use of their melee superiority, but also offer each other powerful bonuses when both are on the battlefield.


New and improved skins


Another treat in 4.5.5 are several new skins - especially the ents and elves received multiple improvements, for example these skilled warriors from the Mirkwood realm:


Meaningful tooltips


4.5.5 offers much improved descriptions of many units and heroes that give detailed insights into their characters. Originally planned as an improvement for 4.6, they are too good not to share already. From direct quotes from the books to descriptions of their greatest deeds, you can also learn the Sindarin or Khuzdul names of elven and dwarven units.



But what about the Misty Mountains?


If you were following our updates on the Road to 4.6, you will have seen that we made great progress. That being said, neither the new faction of the Misty Mountains nor the campaigns and reworks in the War of the Ring gamemode are ready to be released yet. It will still take some time until they are finished. But after 4.5, where several years passed without a new version of Edain, we want to avoid another similarly frustrating situation. That's why we decided to take all the changes for the other eight factions that were already fully implemented and release them with 4.5.5. Think of it as a pit stop on the road to 4.6 to make waiting easier.

Have fun playing Edain 4.5.5!

Your Edain Team

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Primer_Sartoris
Primer_Sartoris

Downloading!!!!!

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Watcheroutofthewatwe
Watcheroutofthewatwe

Quick question: would it be possible to use Black Speech as well for Mordor/Angmar heroes/units?

Also, downloading as I type this XD

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

That was unexpected, thanks for awesome work! :D

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RadagastTheMusical
RadagastTheMusical

Unfortunately, there is not yet a sufficient vocabulary to provide translations in the Black Speech for the dark side. Through the films and the work of many fans, Khuzdul and Sindarin have been usefully continued through the neo-variants of both languages. In the case of the Black Speech, there is no unified approach so far. One could use one of the many different approaches such as Shadowlandian, Svartiska or Rukh Nulûrz, but these are elementally different from the Black Speech from the movies, because David Salo created his own version of Neo-Black Speech.

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Watcheroutofthewatwe
Watcheroutofthewatwe

Ah, I see. I guessed that much.

I've noticed that Drar's "Focus Fire" ability palantir is purple once its available, is this a bug? Does anyone else have this problem?

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

I have this problem too. :/

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Watcheroutofthewatwe
Watcheroutofthewatwe

So its not just me?

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GandalftheGrey99
GandalftheGrey99

Amazing work Edain Team!

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Midgeee
Midgeee

Absolutely amazing news, been with you guys nearly from the start and have seen what amazing things you've done. A nice little update until Misty Mountains are released is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

I'd love to download this as I have a non-disc way of being able to play the game (which I'm sure most people have nowadays), but I've no clue how to implement mods to such an old game from 2006... is there an available guide for this somewhere that I can follow?

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HalbaradTheDunedain
HalbaradTheDunedain

Edain.fandom.com here ya go :)

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Inderezzed
Inderezzed

Awesome, thanks!

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Foltest97
Foltest97

Hi,

I have a problem with the offline war of the ring in patch 4.5.5.
When I start a real time battle, I am located in a map almost completely in fog of war. I can't move the troops or do anything.
Is it a known bug or it happens only to me?

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FG15
FG15

We are currently getting to know the bug.

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Foltest97
Foltest97

Ok good, I thought I was the only one with the problem

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Congratulations! One step at a time :)

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tttddd010101
tttddd010101

Hi,
how can i check that i have version 4.5.5 beacause when i start to play i see the wallpaper 4.5.

Thnaks a lot

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