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Age of Middle Earth (Beta)

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Stephen Caines
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Version: AoM: The Titans
AOME UPDATE ISSUE: 7 - 13.08.07

The AoME Beta has now been merged with Liquid Fire Studios modpack to be used as a basis of the forthcoming TTT and ROTK scenario modpacks.

As the Beta is changing weekly we have temporarily moved it off AoMH.

Those wanting to Test the latest release or play FOTR under AoME can get the current version by downloading the following files from megaupload:

Part 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H76W07Y4

Part 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9WKHZGXJ

Part 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RI6D3MRU

Part 4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JXTD1SCG

Download and unzip all 4 files and run the install .exe's.

Once this is done dowload the latest update patch, currently:

Update 1.8 is available at http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9J8MTYDF

I will advise on future updates from time to time.

Original Post
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IF YOU DOWNLOAD THIS MODPACK PLEASE DO NOT DOWN LOAD ANY EARLIER MODS POSTED BY ME - STEPHEN CAINES - AS THEY MAY OVERWRITE PARTS OF THIS RELEASE. UPGRADE MODS POSTED AFTER THIS RELEASE WILL NOT AFFECT THE GAME, BUT EARLIER MODS MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS THAT I MAY BE UNABLE TO RESOLVE.


AGE OF MIDDLE EARTH
===================

Release 0.6 (Beta)

ABOUT AOME
===========

Age of Middle Earth is a complete game makeover of Ensemble Studio's Age of Mythology: The Titans, and requires a copy of AOM:TT to be installed in order to run.

The makeover uses a modified version of the AOMX.exe called AOMEmod.exe. This in turn uses a separate set of .bar files which use newly named data files, ie. protom.xmb, techtreem.xmb and so forth. Similarly it uses renamed language files, ai files and user config files. In short, as issued Age of Middle Earth will have no effect on the standard game or any mods you may have added.

The exception to this is that in order to make the game AI work I had to reuse a number of standard units - Settlement Level 1, Villager Greek/Egyptian/Norse/Atlantean and a number of economic buildings. Inside the AoMEanim.bar file there are therefore _anim files with names used in the standard game. These files will have no affect on the standard game unless they are extracted into the Age of Mythology/anim folder (eg. using AoMED) in which case they would be loaded over the games standard versions.

If they are extracted, they will use AOME models for the units rather than the ES standard issue. This won't adversely affect the standard game, just look a bit funny. If this problem arises you can just delete the freestanding _anim files and all will be well.

The game will not affect LFS's Legends of the Third Age mod (which uses AOMXmod.exe), though it does share a number of units as the plan is to merge the two for the next installment. Unfortunately AOME does not run the existing LTA Scenarios at this stage.

INSTALLING AOME
==============

This release includes an install script called AOME Beta - 11.01.07. Running this program will install all the relevant files into the standard Age of Mythology folder structure. The install does not overwrite any existing files (unless you are reinstalling AOME).

Once the install finishes you can either click on the AOME icon or run the program AOMEmod and the game will load.

PLAYING AOME
============

Age of Middle Earth plays exactly like AOM:TT it just uses a different set of civilizations:

ELVES
MEN
DWARVES
MORDOR

I have updated most of the online help to assist in finding your way around.

Elves, Men and Mordor all have 3 Major Gods, Dwarves just the 1. In the dwarf category you will also find a Major God for the Fellowship and the Hobbit. These are basically there for LOTR type scenarios (for example when we merge AOME with LFS's Legends of the Third Age that will use the Fellowship stream).

You can play as the Fellowship, but this is a very different structure to the normal civs. You basically start with the four hobbits, who autogather food, wood, gold and favor on their adventures. They can then create the other members once they have the resources. The Fellowship civ also differs in that it has 8 ages and 9 god powers. These just coincide with parts of the book and provide a GP to help on the way. Unfortunately I haven't yet figured out a way to show all nine on the screen, so basically after age 4 if you haven't already used the god power you lose it (sorry!).


CREDITS
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AOME contains the work of a lot of people within and without the AoMH community. Sorry if I missed someone, but ....

Concept Development: Stephen Caines and David Bullen

Programming: Stephen Caines based on the AOMXmod by Ykkrosh

AI: Stephen Caines based on the Admiral AI by Kalus

Original Artwork: Daniel Govar, Lisa Dmytruk and others

Original Music: MscMixer

Modellers: Stephen Caines, Dnas, Joshua Hickman - aka FlipBizcut

Texture Artists: Stephen Caines, Dnas, FlipBizcut, Jared Vitt - aka King Jared, Waveslave

Game Testers: Petar Tasev, OrcMaster, AgeofKnights, Matt Jasinski - aka dackrendark, David Bullen, Sam Goosens, Urgwaine, Oscar

Special Thanks to: Lars Hillewaere - aka guardianofisis, and the rest of the crew at LFS.

Information Sources: annalsofarda.dk, wikipedia.org, tuckborough.net, patriotresource.com/lotr, valarguild.org, lotrlibrary.com, glyphweb.com/arda, fan.theonering.net

Development tools: Ykkrosh's AoMED, Vachu's AOM Game Text Editor, Discreet's GMAX, Microsoft Notepad and Paint (Dnas uses Gimp), Echo Software's Programmers Notepad, and Inno Setup.



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AuthorReviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Khan And Steak
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5

NOTE: I am only touching on what could be said,

This is definatley one of the best (If not the best) thing to Download on AoMH! this has everything that you would expect to find on Battle for Middle Earth 3 and more! this has eveything that you could every want and more! once you see this, you WILL be amazed! it's like another expansion to AoM, with 4 new races, 12 new major gods, every hero, monster and thing in the LotR series (e.g. a Balrog, Shelob the spider, Nazgul, the fellowship hero's and Mumakil to name a few). I first played as Elves and was to amazed with all the new units and building also while getting used to everything (And ringing my firend to tell him all about it :])

whislt playing I found that I could research both gods/spirts to the heroic age. but that of course didn't bother me, as I then went and played as mordor. The vast possiblities can only just see the horizon for where you can go from here.

A MUST FOR EVERYONE!

Additional Comments:
You may think that this may not be the 'thing' for you but everyone that liked the series LotR you'll love this! I personal own Battle for Middle Earth, and I would reccommend this mod over buying that!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!########NOTE########!!:
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On water maps, like islands, Definatly play on Titan, as I am between moderate and hard, and I played on hard, and slaughted them :) (you'll probably want to play at least Titan on land maps too :])

Congratulations!!! ~ Khan And Steak

[Edited on 01/24/07 @ 09:26 PM]

king alberich
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
This is Probably the best modpack I have downloaded in my life keep up the good work!

Additional Comments:
this is coplety filled in on the LOTR movies perhapes you should make a campaign using this game to make it like AomTT Again keep up the good work!
Mahamotii
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
Wow, this is just amazing... THIS IS AWESOME! OMG! Words cannot explain this, the god powers, the balrog >:) the darves, elves, everything in that is amazing!

Additional Comments:
And I brought back my couple year old account that hasn't been used in forever just to give you credit. YOU ARE A GOD!
Yeebaagooon
Staff
Rating
3.0
Well as its only a BETA, Ill go easy on you


Im giving this a 3 because the AIs and Powers didnt work. Also the sounds of units were either the ones AOM use or the same elven one. As you can imagine with no godpowers or AI I didnt really like it but the units and buildings looked at a very high standard. Quite true to the lord of the rings books but still needs improving.
Better Than You
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
this mod is superb, this is an incredible modpack. Balrog, the spider, and Nazgul are the best units i've seen. all the new models of the units and the buildings are awesome, also the textures are awesome, besides i can play with original AOM without removing the modpack. this modpack is a second expansion for AOM. Thank you very much Stephen Caines.

Additional Comments:
from almost 5 months i'm playing with AOMTT, and I downloaded some mods from AOMH, but I was not registered, but for this mod I have decided to register me, so this is my first review, i hope it's right
Dragonu
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
Greath game makeover i like the concept of LOTR in AOM

Additional Comments:The Gollum models are still rugh Dnas should work on pefecting them
Charging Taurus
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
This Is The Greatest Mod Ever!!!

Additional Comments:
I give this a five 'cause it completly remakes the game but thats not all... the LOTR fiction is brought to the game. I know theres a FOTR campaign but its no civ.
dre_lowandhigh
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
Original, well elaborated although it still has many bugs to fix but not a problem since it's still a beta

Additional Comments:

Much said already :)
Swift sword
Rating
5.0
Rating: 5
This mod is Excellent! Pretty much every unit you could ask for is included, and they are all very detailed. I do wish there were some orc infantry (swordsman). I also think that a few units like the normal warg, is a little overpowered. Perhaps tone down the strength a little?
I also think that the Hobbit and Fellowship could use a bit of work, but other people have brought that up im sure and I know it'd be very hard to make them into a workable civ.
Other than those minor problems, this mod is excellent, especially to be in beta. Keep working, it's one of the best things I've seen on this site yet.
Additional Comments:
This is my first comment on aomh, I just registered today although I've been downloading things long enough :P Hope this reviews indepth enough.
Edit: Downloaded recent versions. Now it's even more perfect. Keep it up! I love the new orc infantry

[Edited on 12/27/08 @ 10:42 PM]

Chaoic16
Rating
5.0
I have big problemt rying to get LOME mods. I follow instruction in this threads where it said that I must download DIINO. I downloaded these throgh java, then logged in as lomefiles while using guardian as psssword. Each time I log in, it kept asking me to log in again.

I truly want to download LOME os I can play the latest middle east mods for AOM titans and appericate the hard work that modders have done for these mods.

Thanks!


Chaoic out...
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