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#1 ZenBKage

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:04 PM

Battle for Middle-Earth 2 Arcade Edition (Mod For the Rise Of The Witch-King Expansion)

Zen Jiriki (Creator of The Arcade Edition mod)


Thanks again for your help and i am very grateful for your time and patience when i know you're busy with your own projects.

- INSTALLATION -
1) Unrar or unzip the folder "ArcadeEdition" to your main Battle For Middle-Earth 2: Rise Of The Witch King directory.
2) In this directory, right-click on the lotrbfme2ep1.exe and click on create a new shortcut.
3) Right click on the shortcut you just created and select Properties. Where it says Target there will be the path where the executable for the game is located, which obviously is in your BFME2:ROTWK directory.
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" <---- that is mine, yours may be different.
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4) Now we will add the required commands to get this shortcut to run the game using the mod. The below line goes in the Target Box:
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\ArcadeEdition"
**Please note that if you have installed your ROTWK to a directory different to the one above, you just need to change the installation directory prior to the -mod in the Target Box**
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5) **This Step Only Necessary If You Experience Game Crashes Immediately When Trying To Load The Mod**
Some users of the mod have come across the game crashing with game.dat errors or other errors when trying to launch the mod. It has been found that the Application Data folder "My Lord Of The Rings, The Rise Of The Witch-King Files" conflicts with the mod itself. In order to correct this, just Cut and Paste the folder pointed out in the picture below and paste it on your desktop. Then run the game, quit out, and put it back. This should solve the problem.
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Should you have any problems contact me Here however its fairly self explanatory and shouldn't be too hard to get going.
Hope you enjoy it:)

Edited by ZenBKage, 18 May 2008 - 08:14 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:19 PM

whatever i tried i couldnt install it.i know your guide is perfect but i dont know where is the problem.pls answer me

1-i unziped the rar to correct directory.
2-i created a new shorcut and gave a new name to it
3-when i right clicked i saw the same directory in target with yours. "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe"
4-then change the target with this "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\ArcadeEdition"
5-then cilcked the shortcut but the damn old game start

what is the problem man.why cant i play arcade edition.i never change the version of lotr 2 or witch king.they are still v.1
pls answer me i dont know what to do and i cant sleeep beacuse of this.

#3 ZenBKage

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:48 AM

is there an error at all? if there is remove the application rotwk data folder and put it elsewhere and see if it boots.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:53 AM

HELP!! I'm getting a message that says this while loading:"Science name SCIENCE_GandalftheWhite not known! (Did you define it in Science.ini?) Error parsing field 'RequiredSciences' in block 'SpecialPower' in file 'Data\INI\SpecialPower.ini', line 1160. Error parsing INI block ' RequiredSciences' in file 'Data\INI\SpecialPower.ini'. 6 addresses:
(unknown)(0): game.dat+239838 Debug::PostStaticInit+3390
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2346667 StringBase<char>::~StringBase<char>+262887
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2376649 LineSegment2D::~LineSegment2D+20490
(unknown)(0): game.dat+6541831 Xfer::operator==+119943
(unknown)(0): kernel32.dll+276531 BaseThreadInitThunk+18
(unknown)(0): ntdll.dll+240061 LdrInitializeThunk+77
Because of the severity of this error the game will now exit."
, and just like azazel85, I won't sleep good tonight, unless this problem is fixed. PLEASE HELP!!!

#5 ZenBKage

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:43 AM

hey guys. ok i uploaded the mod that i use to run my game which is the one i had up here before so we're all on the same page just in case. make sure you havent run other mods for starters. and that its set up exactly like in the pics.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

hey guys. ok i uploaded the mod that i use to run my game which is the one i had up here before so we're all on the same page just in case. make sure you havent run other mods for starters. and that its set up exactly like in the pics.

(Angerly mumbles). Why didn't you say that in the first place? And B, I did the steps stpe by step.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:15 PM

HELP!! I'm getting a message that says this while loading:"Science name SCIENCE_GandalftheWhite not known! (Did you define it in Science.ini?) Error parsing field 'RequiredSciences' in block 'SpecialPower' in file 'Data\INI\SpecialPower.ini', line 1160. Error parsing INI block ' RequiredSciences' in file 'Data\INI\SpecialPower.ini'. 6 addresses:
(unknown)(0): game.dat+239838 Debug::PostStaticInit+3390
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2346667 StringBase<char>::~StringBase<char>+262887
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2376649 LineSegment2D::~LineSegment2D+20490
(unknown)(0): game.dat+6541831 Xfer::operator==+119943
(unknown)(0): kernel32.dll+276531 BaseThreadInitThunk+18
(unknown)(0): ntdll.dll+240061 LdrInitializeThunk+77
Because of the severity of this error the game will now exit."
, and just like azazel85, I won't sleep good tonight, unless this problem is fixed. PLEASE HELP!!!

D***, D***, D***!!!! I'm now having a new problem!Here it is:
"An upgrade mask references Upgrade_EvilBonus, which is not an Upgrade
Error parsing field 'TriggeredBy' in block 'Object' in file 'Data\INI\Object\thewarbonuses\EvilBonusAllUnits.ini', line 128
Error parsing field 'edBy' in block 'Object' in file 'Data\INI\Object\thewarbonuses\EvilBonusAllUnits.ini', line 128
Error parsing INI block ' TriggeredBy' in file 'Data\INI\Object\thewarbonuses\EvilBonusAllUnits.ini'.
6 addresses:
(unknown)(0): game.dat+240382 Debug::PostStaticInit+3390
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2347216 IntRange::IntRange+93886
(unknown)(0): game.dat+2377423 IntRange::IntRange+124093
(unknown)(0): game.dat+6542103 Xfer::~Xfer+118430
(unknown)(0): kernel32.dll+276531 BaseThreadInitThunk+18
(unknown)(0): ntdll.dll+240061 LdrInitializeThunk+77
Because of the severity of this error the game will now exit."
And I repeat, I won't sleep good tonight, unless this problem is fixed. PLEASE HELP!!!

#8 ZenBKage

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:31 AM

the file that you already had was fine as is the one i uploaded anyway. i have done a change though to the Angmar Mills. originally they had the Thrall Masters spawning from them. however the AI would spam these and overload on enemies way to early in the game. so i changed them to the Black Numenoreans. so download the new one anyway. as far as your issue goes, im curious if you've had other mods in ur game or still left over. has the game.dat file been changed at all? and this is definately for ROTWK not just standard bfme2.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:38 AM

Patch?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

patch doesnt matter because its a folder mod.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:27 PM

Hey, um, have you ever thought about making an installer for this mod? I mean, this mod LOOKS cool and easy, but installing it is as painful as life and fate. In other words, a pain in the neck.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:09 PM

is there an error at all? if there is remove the application rotwk data folder and put it elsewhere and see if it boots.

WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE ITS NOT THE MOD ITS JUST A MENDA PLAYER THING

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:02 PM

i just don't get how to do it at all. can't you just make it that the mod has a install routine in it just so you don't have so many people with problems.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:04 PM

could you send me an email with an answer as soon as possible.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:04 PM

email is brandonburger1@gmail.com

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:09 AM

I cant get this to work, plz help this mod seems awesome I really wanna play this ;)

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:47 AM

Well I followed all the steps, even went and downloaded WinRAR even though I clearly remember you used to have a .zip version of this (yes remember, I've had to reinstall the game due to formatting).

So I get your thing, unrar, follow the steps, but when I change the Target path in the shortcut thing, the shortcut morphs into a shortcut to the ArcadeEdition folder which just shows data and maps folders which proceeds to show all the inner workings.

So what the hell is going on? I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, unless stupid WinRAR is confusing me. Don't think so though.

So could you please send me help? Email: jjwnmoss@hotmail.com

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:12 AM

can you tell me how to download arcade edition to vista. i have no idea how. can you tell me, in genreal terms how a mod is incorporated in the game, so that i can understand better how it works and then perhaps i wouldnt be so confused. thanks alot

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

The mod is installed in exactly the same way on Vista. Just follow the instructions in the first post.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:28 PM

Battle for Middle-Earth 2 Arcade Edition (Mod For the Rise Of The Witch-King Expansion)

Zen Jiriki (Creator of The Arcade Edition mod)


Thanks again for your help and i am very grateful for your time and patience when i know you're busy with your own projects.

- INSTALLATION -
1) Unrar or unzip the folder "ArcadeEdition" to your main Battle For Middle-Earth 2: Rise Of The Witch King directory.
2) In this directory, right-click on the lotrbfme2ep1.exe and click on create a new shortcut.
3) Right click on the shortcut you just created and select Properties. Where it says Target there will be the path where the executable for the game is located, which obviously is in your BFME2:ROTWK directory.
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" <---- that is mine, yours may be different.
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4) Now we will add the required commands to get this shortcut to run the game using the mod. The below line goes in the Target Box:
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\ArcadeEdition"
**Please note that if you have installed your ROTWK to a directory different to the one above, you just need to change the installation directory prior to the -mod in the Target Box**
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5) **This Step Only Necessary If You Experience Game Crashes Immediately When Trying To Load The Mod**
Some users of the mod have come across the game crashing with game.dat errors or other errors when trying to launch the mod. It has been found that the Application Data folder "My Lord Of The Rings, The Rise Of The Witch-King Files" conflicts with the mod itself. In order to correct this, just Cut and Paste the folder pointed out in the picture below and paste it on your desktop. Then run the game, quit out, and put it back. This should solve the problem.
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Should you have any problems contact me Here however its fairly self explanatory and shouldn't be too hard to get going.
Hope you enjoy it:)






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