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The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men

Discussion in 'Total War' started by palantirion, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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    The Fourth Age Development Team have released the complete, full version of The Dominion of Men, the long-awaited final instalment of the multi-award-winning series.

    The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men is a mod for Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion that brings Tolkien's Middle-earth to the game, bursting at the seams with innovative gameplay features, splendid visuals and audio, beautiful textual descriptions and mind-boggling attention to detail, and described by TWC's official reviewer as...

    "awesome... the best mod of Barbarian Invasion that I've ever seen. Almost everything in the mod uses the Rome engine to the fullest of its capabilities, [and] the story is beautifully incorporated."

    So take the opportunity to experience an exciting campaign inspired by Tolkien's unfinished manuscript, The New Shadow, and savour the taste of the true spirit of Middle-earth in this lore-accurate iteration of Tolkien's world!

    Visit Website & Watch Video Review

    Download Here!
     
  2. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    So this will be the release with the full map rather then just the south?
    Nice, looking forward to it.
     
  3. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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    Yes, The Dominion of Men will include the full map of Middle-earth and all factions. It will be the final product, not a module, and will be built upon a much-enhanced version of past modules.
     
  4. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  5. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Cool. FATW was the first RTW mod I downloaded and I still think it is the best LOTR mod out there. It actualy inspired me to try and read the Silmarillion (I got halfway through).
     
  6. Jos Ballenbak

    Jos Ballenbak Zombiehunter, duh.....

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    The narrator sounds a bit like Tom Hardy ;).

    I'm looking forward to it!
     
  7. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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  8. Jos Ballenbak

    Jos Ballenbak Zombiehunter, duh.....

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    any news?
     
  9. palantirion

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    Thank you for your interest. The 3rd dev diary will probably be out in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile there are some screenshots up at the official forums:

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=410778&page=2

    post #31 showing some WIP reworked environments.

    There'll probably be some more screenshots later this week.

    I will post again when the 3rd dev. diary is up.
     
  10. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    All of the pics except the first are a red X. :(
    Based on what I saw, it looks nice.
     
  11. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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    They seem to be working for me...

    Mind you, it's probably Imageshack having issues. Never understood why Imageshack is so popular. I'm a photobucket.com person myself :D
     
  12. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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  13. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Totally downloading this in May or June when I have time to properly play it.
     
  14. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    On the forums, I think Aradan (mod leader) is expecting the release to be late in 2011.
     
  15. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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    It won't be done for May/June. Late summer at the earliest, Autumn most likely, Winter possibly if things don't go smoothly or with as much support as needed. But it will be 2011 :D

    Any support appreciated (please contact on our forums)!
     
  16. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Oh heh I should have read more. Ah well that works fine for me.
     
  17. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Just curious, why don't people mod Empires:TW for this project? Is Empires that bad to the root?
     
  18. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    FATW has been going on since 2006. The Dominion of Men is the culmination of the Corsair Invasion, Forth Eorlingas, and The New Shadow releases.

    Furthermore, Empire lacks many of the in-depth modding features used in FATW and the unit AI is more awkward. Plus, FATW doesn't use gunpowder. At all.
     
  19. palantirion

    palantirion Chieftain

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    FATW has been going on since late 2004 ;) It takes a few years to complete a full conversion.
     
  20. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    Play third age total war. Medieval is much better than RTW.
     

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