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Default The Fourth Age: Total War Triple Release! (+ RTW Version) / Jul 21st, 2008, 08:24 PM Old   #1

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The Fourth Age: Total War Development Team proudly presents: The Fourth Age: Total War – Triple Release #now available on RTW as well # ----------------------------------
The Fourth Age: Total War – The New Shadow 2.6 (Requires TNS 2.0b) Requires: TNS 2.0b (or TNS 2.0+2.1+2.2 - see end of post)
The Fourth Age: Total War – The New Shadow v2.6 patch is now ready for download. This new patch contains many new fixes, features, and improvements, including extensive UI revision by Argent Usher and quite a few balance tweaks. If you do not have 'The New Shadow' yet, you can get hold of it here. Constructive criticism and feedback are always welcome – without it this patch would be much smaller. You can visit us at www.thefourthage.org, or at our forums. List of changes introduced with 2.6:
  • Auto-resolve balance system implemented
  • Major UI and 2d revision by Argent Usher
  • New Loading Screens
  • Formations tweaked (yet again) to improve AI's usage of missile troops
  • Start-map tweaks including Rhun army placement, tweaked FC and DF settlement tags, small tweaks to the map files and correction of wrongly placed "lead" resource
  • Numerous ancillaries and traits fixes, including: typo fixes, Self-Maimed chances cut in half, Prim trait now anti-trait both ways to Cultist, CultMember, UnderTheShadow and many more
  • Evil mannish recruitment fixed for Ad.
  • New descriptions for Dwarven, Elven, Barding units
  • Morale increased for horde and orcish units
  • Settler costs increased
  • Included gloss files for Guards of the Citadel
  • New Diversification Building for Rohan
  • Meduseld and terracing new building images
  • stat_fire_dealy set to 0 for all units, impoving charge behaviour
  • Assassins reinstated for 'good' factions
  • Unit voices for Shadow Riders and Dark Companions
  • EDU correction for Dwarven Bowmen
  • Fixed a quote typo
  • Mordor battlemap textures rescaled for better performance
  • New blank rebel buttons
  • Conversion rates for homelands decreased for the first 2 shadow temple levels
  • Building constructed event text edited for Rk and Ad.
Get your hands on the TNS 2.6 Patch HERE
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The Fourth Age: Total War – RTW Version (Requires RTW 1.5)
Information about this version: This is the RTW version of the Fourth Age: Total War - The New Shadow mod, for those that do not have Barbarian Invasion. It requires the 1.5 version of RTW, so make sure you have patched your game to it before you try installing it. The RTW version has been patched up to its very latest version (2.6) and includes everything that the one for BI does, except any non-portable capabilities, such as shield-wall or hording, that cannot be supported by the RTW.exe. The original folder structure of the mod has been kept the same, for coding purposes, so a bi/ci directory will be created in your RTW installation and the mod's files will be put there. The size of the file is so big, because all BI files necessary for the mod to run have been included in it. The game has not been fully tested on this RTW version, as this release serves as a teaser for players in order to get BI and try the fully supported version of FATW for it, which is constantly under improvement and expansion, so there is no guarantee for the stability of the mod. Nonetheless, this release is believed to be highly stable, something FATW has always been praised for, and up to the same high quality standards that the 220,000+ players of the BI version enjoy. Note that this version will NOT be developed further with patches or new releases (including the Wars of Men package) in the foreseeable future and it will not be supported by our Team for any technical issues that are exclusive to the platform. Please, get BI and the BI version of FATW to enjoy the mod to its fullest. Constructive criticism and feedback are always welcome – without it this mod would not be the same. You can visit us at www.thefourthage.org, or at our forums. Get your hands on the FATW RTW Version HERE
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The Fourth Age: Total War – Wars of Men (Requires TNS 2.6)
The Fourth Age: Total War: The New Shadow - Wars of Men pack is now ready for download. The Wars of Men package includes the files for 7 campaigns (1 main and 6 faction-specific) for players that seek even more challenge when playing The New Shadow. Each faction-specific campaign is custom-tailored to make life harder for the player using every means available to us evil modders. In that package included are also 7 videos; the mod's main intro (placeholder currently) and 6 faction intros, 1 for each campaign. List of tweaks included in each Wars of Men custom campaign:
  • increased the morale of all enemy units
  • decreased the morale of all player units
  • increased the player's units costs
  • lowered the cost of expensive enemy units
  • tweaked the cost of certain units, to make AI have more lore-accurate armies.
  • removed the recruitable general ability from non-player-faction units, make them Veteran class, adjusted their stats, so that the AI does recruit them
  • decreased the sec (auto-resolve balance) hps of player-faction's units
  • removed the ability to train diplomats and settlers from all AI factions
  • gave RGUs exp tweaked in the recruitment lines
  • reduced cost and time of non-player-faction DBs
  • increased cost and time of player-faction DBs
  • gave AI factions bonuses
  • MEZoR bonuses taken 1 level back for player faction
  • Various other loyalty/happiness/law bonuses/penalties tweaked in the player's disfavour
  • Disabled militia units where others are available for AI factions
  • changed the religion of near-the-player regions in his disfavour
  • locked the other factions
  • decreased the starting treasury of the player's faction
  • removed all non-player-controlled diplomats to restrict the breaking of alliances
  • changed the starting relationships and core attitudes of factions
  • changed the setup of armies.
  • changed the setup of ships.
  • text changes to be on par with the rest of the changes
  • visual changes to be on par with the selected faction
Get your hands on TNS: Wars of Men HERE



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Default Jul 22nd, 2008, 11:17 AM Old   #2

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TFA:TW is godlike Sadly I havent had time or harddrive space to check out your latest releases

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This is a Lotr mod for the Total War seriies right? (As indicated by the mod names)
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Only for Rome: TW and its expansion I beleive a seperate mod is in developement for Medieval 2.

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I dont have Rome: TW. I thoought about picking up Medieval but ATM that wont help either.
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Rome: TW and expansion shouldn't be expensive, they were released in 2003 or 2004 I think.

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Wars of men is tough, satisfying though.

The FATW always brings the good's, but I hope you guys think about adding in some more factions though.



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Just formatted my HDD. Going to try and find my RTW discs

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This is an unofficial Force Diplomacy mini-mod for 'The Fourth Age: Total War - The New Shadow' v2.6, made by Lysander13, and in no way supported by the FATW team.

Download here: Mod Realms

The following from the readme.txt in the download:

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Notes on Force Diplomacy
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Force Diplomacy as it implies, allows the player to force any AI faction to accept any diplomatic proposal made to them. Presuming of course it has the means to carry out what is being forced on them. As an example of when the AI will turn down a diplomatic offer even though the player is attempting to force it via the script; Would be when the player is asking for money the AI currently does not have in it's coffers. The AI could not very well agree to something it simply cannot supply. Which should seem obvious enough to anyone. Used in a sensible way with "house rules" of a sort....this mini-mod can help with certain AI deficiencies, ie....not accepting diplomatic proposals that are clearly to it's benefit, maintaining alliances, not knowing when it should sue for peace or except cease fires, etc.... Clearly there is a benefit for those who like to play long campaigns and roleplay them a bit.

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Activating the script
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Force Diplomacy runs via a show_me script. The player can access this by clicking on the help button on the diplomacy scroll (question mark on the top right hand corner).
Then clicking on the "show me how button" when the advisor pops up to activate the script.
Once the the "show me how" button has been clicked and the script activated. Player now makes diplomatic proposal that the AI will not refuse presuming it has the means to fulfill.

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Installation Instructions * = Denotes comment at end.
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1) Download and unpack file in place of your choosing.
There will be 2 folders labeled *Archive and Force Diplomacy.
2) Go into Force Diplomacy Folder.
3) Run Installer located in this folder. Point installer towards root directory of your FATW installation.
For example FATW is the name of my installation...So my root directory looks like this...
F:\Program Files\The Creative Assembly\FATW.......yours may look something like this.....
C:\Program Files\ Activision or The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War BI
4) Finish running installer.
* = Archive folder contains an installer with original FATW files that the user can use to revert any changes
made by this unofficial mod. Just run the installer in the same fashion as above to revert back to your
original FATW installation.

Final Note: This unofficial mini-mod is for the most current version of FATW ( BI Only )

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Credits
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  • Credit for the Force Diplomacy script in it's entirety belongs to DimeBagHo of XGM. My only role was the relatively simple matter of implementing it within the FATW file structure.
  • The FATW team for their hard work, a faboulous modification and for leave to share this file with fellow FATW fans who may be interested in it's use.



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