Battle for Middle-earth II Demo Details

The Battle for Middle-Earth II Website (thanks Frans) has details on the upcoming demo for the Lord of the Rings RTS sequel:
- Beginner and Advanced Tutorial playing as Men of the West

- Play as either Dwarves or Goblins against computer AI (easy, medium, hard, and brutal settings). Mirror matches are also available (i.e. Goblins vs Goblins or Dwarves vs. Dwarves)

- Features two maps: Withered Heath and Harlindon


    Withered Heath

    Withered Heath is a wide open snowy map that will pit you in the middle of many epic battles. Beware, it also has surrounding mountains and caverns, perfect for strategic sneak attacks.

    Harlindon

    The map Harlindon is half filled with a beautiful sprawling ocean meant to utilize our new naval combat, you can also use this to your advantage to launch attacks from the sea to land.

- 1.3 GB in size

- Includes the same factions featured in the current online multiplayer beta test, however, this demo is updated with any and all changes made since the beta test was released last December.
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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 23:40
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 23:40
Feb 8, 2006, 23:40
 
So far this game is really fun online.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 22:53
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 22:53
Feb 8, 2006, 22:53
 
What no steam requirement? No fileplanet subscription? NO starforce protection? No requirement of name, address, phone number, social security number, and offering of first born? I thought that was standard for demos these days.

Large file size, eh, I can deal with that. Heck, the Neocron open beta was a 1GB download and that was years ago.




So just register an email you never use (or better yet, create one just for these little accounts) and start your download. Not that big a deal.

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No subject
Feb 8, 2006, 17:32
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No subject Feb 8, 2006, 17:32
Feb 8, 2006, 17:32
 
Just wait two hours and it'll be on a bunch of free download sites.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 16:27
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 16:27
Feb 8, 2006, 16:27
 
Soo....how did yo like SW: EaW? I loved the demo. Wasn't the best SW game I remember playing, but I like it enough to want to buy it.

I liked it. It's a keeper and it's going to be successful. I think they know it, which is why they had no problems putting the demo out there for all to see.

Has there been word as to when this demo will be out?

It'll be on gamespot in 19hrs 32mins according to their site.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 16:18
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 16:18
Feb 8, 2006, 16:18
 

Soo....how did yo like SW: EaW? I loved the demo. Wasn't the best SW game I remember playing, but I like it enough to want to buy it.

Has there been word as to when this demo will be out?


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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 16:09
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 16:09
Feb 8, 2006, 16:09
 
That's funny, I just downloaded the Star Wars: Empire At War demo and I don't recall being asked for anything. You can do whatever the hell you want, but I like supporting companies that don't feel the need to sell me a demo before trying to sell me their game.

What's with people who tell me to shut up over the internet anyways? Do you really expect me to shut up? Take it easy internet tough guy.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 15:41
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 15:41
Feb 8, 2006, 15:41
 
What no steam requirement? No fileplanet subscription? NO starforce protection? No requirement of name, address, phone number, social security number, and offering of first born? I thought that was standard for demos these days.

Large file size, eh, I can deal with that. Heck, the Neocron open beta was a 1GB download and that was years ago.


What is with you people? For fucks sake who the hell cares if you have to be a subscriber, download someshit, or register to get the damn demo...you make it sound like this shit is new or something. Back in the demo/shareware glory days you had to buy something to get the demo, such as a magazine or the disks themselves.

So get over yourselves and shut up.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 13:32
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 13:32
Feb 8, 2006, 13:32
 
It's Gamespot exclusive.

Bah, I knew there was a catch. And of course you need to register with your name/address/email to get a limited connection. I wonder if they'll even allow the free download initially, so you'll probably need to pay $6 for the demo unless you already have a subscription.

Or you can wait for the torrents to appear. Wow, the term "demo pirate" never came to mind until now.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 13:04
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 13:04
Feb 8, 2006, 13:04
 
It's Gamespot exclusive.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 12:35
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 12:35
Feb 8, 2006, 12:35
 
Any predictions on the breakdown of this demo?

Cinematics: 700 MB
Corporate Logos & Adverts: 100 MB
Audio: 200 MB
Music: 100 MB
Graphics: 150 MB
Maps: 25 MB
Misc: 25 MB
A.I.: 3 KB


Cinematics: 107 MB
Corporate Logos & Adverts: 404KB (Fricken Small)
Misc Movies: 4 MB
Audio: 345 MB
Music: 273 MB
Graphics: 592 MB
Maps: 3.5 MB
Misc (Terrain/Model Data I think): 504 MB

Total: 1.91GB

Now thats from the beta. Which was a 1.25Gig file

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 12:34
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 12:34
Feb 8, 2006, 12:34
 
What no steam requirement? No fileplanet subscription? NO starforce protection? No requirement of name, address, phone number, social security number, and offering of first born? I thought that was standard for demos these days.

Large file size, eh, I can deal with that. Heck, the Neocron open beta was a 1GB download and that was years ago.

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SIGH...
Feb 8, 2006, 12:19
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SIGH... Feb 8, 2006, 12:19
Feb 8, 2006, 12:19
 
CHEAP! They could have at least added an additional mission to the demo instead of converting the beta to single-player. I mean if you've already played the beta, what's the point. sigh...

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 12:05
Duc
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 12:05
Feb 8, 2006, 12:05
Duc
 
Maybe this is a refinement of the "never deliver a demo" strategy, you deliver a demo so big that most people won't bother downloading it to check out and even magazines can't fit more than two or three to a DVD.

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Re: Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 11:58
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Re: Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 11:58
Feb 8, 2006, 11:58
 
Any predictions on the breakdown of this demo?

Cinematics: 700 MB
Corporate Logos & Adverts: 100 MB
Audio: 200 MB
Music: 100 MB
Graphics: 150 MB
Maps: 25 MB
Misc: 25 MB
A.I.: 3 KB


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Re: No subject
Feb 8, 2006, 11:55
Duc
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Re: No subject Feb 8, 2006, 11:55
Feb 8, 2006, 11:55
Duc
 
Demos this size make my 750k cable connection seem very small, if it's really got a few 100 mb of intro movies I'll be less than impressed.

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Re: Who cares?
Feb 8, 2006, 11:51
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Re: Who cares? Feb 8, 2006, 11:51
Feb 8, 2006, 11:51
 
Yeah the movies are so over? So is WW2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll take 50 LOTR games over another damn WWII title.

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Who cares?
Feb 8, 2006, 11:28
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Who cares? Feb 8, 2006, 11:28
Feb 8, 2006, 11:28
 
the movies are so over, move on

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No subject
Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
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No subject Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
 
I think this may officially be the biggest demo released to date. Or at least the biggest one I remember. Jesus, I remember when full games fit on one CD.

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Man alive.
Feb 8, 2006, 11:20
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Man alive. Feb 8, 2006, 11:20
Feb 8, 2006, 11:20
 
1.3 GB, Holy crap.

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