This is a fairly large mod which has been in the making for a while now, replacing goblins with the new Evil Men faction and adding the Dorwinion faction as well as having many new units and heroes for all pre-existing factions. It is based on possible battles in the East during the war of the ring and will eventually include several new maps and even more new units.
For a better idea of what is implemented currently check the website and forums.
;==========================================================; ; ; ; WARS OF THE EAST BETA 3.2 ; ; ; ;==========================================================; By IthronAiwendil ------------------------Official mod Readme file------------------------------- 3.2 Change List------ Redid(undid) MOTW civillian structure system. The AI can now build resource and upgrade structures normally. HOWEVER, the Market has been disabled in this release due to the extensive retooling of the building lists and in anticipation of the upcoming science system. Gorkil and Drogoth added temporarily to Angmar heroes as placeholders until next release. Various small balancing done amongst the factions, fixed numerous tooltip inconsistencies. Siege weapons are now more effective against infantry as opposed to unrealistically ineffective. All resource buildings now increase CP by 100 rather than 50. Ring Heroes no longer visible on radial menu when you don't have the ring. Bugs not fixed: Rhun barracks damaged models, Gondor Spearmen uvmaps, Galadhrim warriors stance and arrow bug, flying Dwarven citadel. I very recently managed to open and repair the Galadhrim arrow problem, so all these model issues should be completely resolved for next release. ////////////////////////// INTRODUCTION ///////////////////////// Hopefully you knew something about the Wars of the East before you downloaded it, so I won't start talking about the mod now. All the info can be found at the forums of the mod: http://forums.revora.net/index.php?showforum=1347 ////////////////////////// HOW TO INSTALL ///////////////////////// It shouldn't be too hard to install this mod, but if you're too lazy to move a couple of files in to some folders, then don't try to install this. I've got it working by doing the following, so don't complain to me that it doesn't work, if that happens, you've done something wrong. 1. After downloading the .zip file, extract the file called "WotEBeta3BugFixed.big" into the following folder: "C:Documents and Settings[YOUR USERNAME]Application DataMy The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king Files" This folder could be hidden, so you should have "Show hidden folders and files" turned on. 2. Extract the icon file called Wars of the East.ico into the following folder: "C:Documents and Settings[YOUR USERNAME]Application DataMy The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king Files" 2. If you want to, you can change your normal Splash Screen into the one included in this mod (this is optional, but I bet everyone loves the new splash screen). To do this, extract the file called "EnglishSplash.jpg" to your game folder. By default, it should be: "C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsThe Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king" Also make sure that you have copied the original EnglishSplash file in the game folder into a safe place before replacing it with my file. 3. Move the shortcut file called "Wars of the East Beta 3" into any folder where you can find it or into your desktop, it doesn't matter where it is. This shortcut allows you to play my mod, using the normal shorcut enables you to play the unmodded version of this mod. This beta is compatible with the latest RotWK patch (v2.01). I haven't tested whether it works with the unpatched RotWK. ////////////////////////// MAJOR BUGS ///////////////////////// - You can't load saved games. The game freezes when a game is loaded. - War of the Ring mode is incompletele thus I recommend you don't play it. - Skies are not visible when the RJ-Cam is used. - If you have any bug reports, please tell us about them at the forums: http://forums.revora.net/index.php?showforum=1347 ////////////////////////// MULTIPLAYER ///////////////////////// You can play online with this mod only with a person that has the same version of this mod. Otherwise, you should use the normal game to play online. ////////////////////////// HOW TO UNINSTALL ///////////////////////// To uninstall this mod, delete all the new files mentioned in the "How to Install" section (exept the EnglishSplash file, which you should replace with the original EnglishSplash file and then delete it). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Modifying this Mod <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< If you want to edit this mod by yourself, then feel free to do it. But if your are going to publish it or send it to someone, then you must ask my permission first. I will give you the permission to release this mod at your own website if you just ask me nicely. If you want to use any piece of art or code from the mod, drop me a PM at the forums or email me, and if your mod is good enough I will most likely let you use it (this only applies to art/code made by me). ////////////////////////// WHAT'S NEXT? ///////////////////////// Beta 4 is planned to have a number of new units, heroes, maps, gameplay changes, and powers as well as many upgrades and changes to old stuff. You really won't want to miss it. ---------------------------------------------------------------- © IthronAiwendil 2008 All rights reserved ---------------------------------------------------------------- My Email: [email protected] Kyross: [email protected]