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    Default Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Yes that's right, ME:TW is under development for Rome!

    The Strategic side of things is in a quite advanced stage, but the Tactical Battles have had virtually no work done as yet. Why? Because we need graphics artists! If you're interested and capable, please let me know.

    For more details, visit our forums over at the Chamber of Records.
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    That's looking stunning Encaitar, top job with the map!

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    Nice job, Encaitar, I wish you all the good luck with it!

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    looks great so far

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    *drools at the mouth*
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    When I checked the ME:TW forums and saw that, I was just awe inspired. I mean, its totally complete! The cities are all renamed, factions designated, symbols there, everything! I was like "Holy Crap!" I wish I could help. But I'm already in Fourth Age : Total War. But my skins aren't that great anyways =P. Anyways, I'll be sure to keep an eye on this. And please don't feel us as a Competator, I mean, we're all just doing this for Tolkien aren't we =P.

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    Not at all Tiger. You guys have got a great new concept there for a Tolkien mod, and it looks like you're producing some excellent work. Best of luck with it.
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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Does this mean that METW for VI is finished, or have you abandoned that now to concentrate on RTW?

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    Looks cool, I really cant wait.

    Seems like you have to be careful with these Middle-Earth based mods now though. look what happened to the Middle-Earth mod for Morrowind. A fan built, free mod that was shut down overnight after two years of development. Seems that certain lawyers got in touch with the development team and scared the hell out of them.

    Just a thought.

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    Well, why not just merge togethor and have a sort of MTW style, where instead of Early, High and Late you just have First age (hmm...), Second Age (hobbit!), Third Age and Fourth age?
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    Wow I'm really looking forward to this! So far great work.

    As far as legality is concerned you can always change the names of everything and there is nothing they can do about it really. So instead of copy-writed terms and names make up something similier, names like "Gondor" or "Rivendell" might be be changed to "Goondor" and "Rivendale". If you see what I mean, but I wouldn't worry about that yet keep up the good work
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    Hey, wait a minute, why is the Lonely Mountain a town? Surely the dragon from 'The Hobbit' would have destroyed all life on the mountain, leaving it deserted forever?
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    Nope, right after that the Dwarves reinhabited it. Infact, during the War of the Ring Sauron sent Easterlings and Orcs to besiege Dale and Ereboer because he thought they could turn the tides of Peleoner Fields.

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    Just one word WOW.....
    I just cant wait for this one:)

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    wow... this is a great mod.
    any unit pictures yet?

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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Nope, hence why we're recruiting graphics artists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackedAxe
    Looks cool, I really cant wait.

    Seems like you have to be careful with these Middle-Earth based mods now though. look what happened to the Middle-Earth mod for Morrowind. A fan built, free mod that was shut down overnight after two years of development. Seems that certain lawyers got in touch with the development team and scared the hell out of them.

    Just a thought.
    that is a great shame. :(

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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    What exactly do you need done?
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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Unit graphics (i.e. what you see in battles).
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    Encaitar I'd like to help out, but I'm not the talent of DJ or Hoggy. I don't even know where to get started exactly, but I'd imagine we would want new 3d models as well as just skins for the models. However If I could see a way to do it clearly and had the software tools needed I'd consider it a great honor to help this one out.

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    My only caveat is that I don't want to use WETA or any other comercial designs for anything, I know they're popular but we should avoid any potential legal issues with Big Biz, could we make first and second age campaigns too? Its nice to see all the great work you've been doing.

    Where available we should use primary source material for unit design and creation. The kids can get BFME if they want the movies.

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    My only caveat is that I don't want to use WETA or any other comercial designs...
    Where available we should use primary source material for unit design and creation. The kids can get BFME if they want the movies.
    That caveat is already part of ME:TW policy.
    There's quite a bit of concept art and models for MTW to base designs off, so it's mainly a matter of building the models and skins for RTW. (as though that's a small thing!)

    If you're up for it, drop me a pm or email.
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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Thanks Encaitar. But considering the effort involved I don't want to do so much and not be allowed to contribute original art and designs to the team. Good Luck. I sense DJ and Hoggy will return soon enough to this one...

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    Very kewl campmap there ...
    i cant encourage u enuff to werk hard on this, coz ima big fan of LotR.

    I could lend my researching hands for unit accurateness and and prolly write desc_txt files for the various buildings and units ... ( im no good at gfx).
    If u would like another hand drop me a mail : masterhahn@yahoo.com

    looking forward to this release !!!

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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    You should make beornings as a faction, too.

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    can we get a guide on how to create the campaign map.

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    There's a good guide in the "Guides, Tutorials and Tools" forum:
    http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=39456
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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    thx for the tip to the map making guide... Right now my chances of making a mod are slim to none, but if I can teach myself enough about modding - as I know absolutely nothing now - I might actually start getting serious. Those amazing screens are really inspiring, the game looks amazing.
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    Default Re: Middle Earth: Total War for Rome

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackedAxe
    Looks cool, I really cant wait.

    Seems like you have to be careful with these Middle-Earth based mods now though. look what happened to the Middle-Earth mod for Morrowind. A fan built, free mod that was shut down overnight after two years of development. Seems that certain lawyers got in touch with the development team and scared the hell out of them.

    Just a thought.

    http://www.memod.co.uk/

    It's some heartbreaking read...
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    Nice to see you guys doing the third age. I really hope that any of my work inspires someone in your mod to do a even better job and completly outdo any of my work. So then I in turn will be inspired to surpass the other guy in skill.

    Let the competition commence!

    Anyway I wish you guys the best of luck and look foreward to a little friendly competition
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