Battle for Middle Earth 2
BFME2 Polished Mod
If you want to have correct tooltips( the info stuff that shows up when you mouse over an ability), rename the englishpatch103.big file in the \lang folder to englishpatch103.bac, then unzip the
englishpatch103.big file that comes with the zip into the \lang folder. If you want to revert to the normal game, for example to be able to play online normally simply delete the _bfme2polished1_4.big file or rename it into _bfme2polished1_4.bac. To restore the normal tooltips, delete the modded englishpatch103.big and rename your englishpatch103.bac back into englishpatch103.big. If you don´t have an english installation, you can still play the mod, but the tooltips will be incorrect. What´s the purpose of this mod? I think that Battle for Middle earth 2 is a great game. However it lacks polishing and there are quite a lot of things in the game which are broken/useless/underpowered. The aim of the mod is to fix that by giving every unit/structure/spell a purpose in the game. This mod fixes almost all bugs in the game, adds some changes that make the gameplay more logical, fixes balancing issues and removes a couple of annoying nuisances. It also adds eventspecific musictriggers, like playing the theme of the charge at the pelennor fields when summoning rohan allies, or playing the music from the two towers during the sun rising when casting daylight. In addition create a heroes should now be pretty balanced, they are still powerful, but shouldn´t be much more powerful than aragorn/lurtz. Another important change is that the AI will now actually build all heroes, use almost every special ability, cast and research every spell and gets a huge bonus at the brutal level (+40% buildspeed/+50%costreduction) ; if you don´t wish to play against a cheating AI play against hard and the AI won´t get any boni, but will act smarter due to some changes/bugfixes I made and the better balancing. War of the Ring mode is changed as well, you can build all units now on the strategic map and the strategic map will be a lot more important.