Mount & Blade: Warband

About this mod

LOTR Expands many major settlement scenes and sieges in TLD

Permissions and credits
[OSP] InVain's TLD Scene Pack


What started as a small personal project, has over the course of the year developed into some kind of overhaul of at present most and maybe eventually every major settlement scene in TLD. The original TLD scenes, while still outstanding, were designed as light as possible to run on even the weakest computers. However, to me, some settlements (especially Dale and Minas Tirith) felt a bit too small, so I started expanding them. Soon, I also modified sieges in order to make them a bit more interesting, challenging and, all in all, meaningful, even more so since sieges are so rare in this mod. Right now, the collection consists of some scenes that are slightly modified, some more heavily changed and then some completely new creations.

Just as TLD, this package is an OSP, so you're free to change, re-upload or incorporate it into other mods. Please give me some credit. :)
Keep in mind that you'll need most if not all of the TLD scene props to use these scenes. In the package, I only included those props added or modified by me.

Please be also aware that some scenes are far bigger than their original counterparts. They will all take some time to load and may or may not cause lag on older machines, although I tried to skimp on particle effects like smoke. For comparison: I have an Intel i5 4570 and a Radeon R9 270X and all
scenes run fine. If you use battle sizer, I recommend reducing the battle size to ~100 for sieges. Not only for performance reasons, but also because I think this gives you a bit more time to enjoy the scene. Not all sieges are thoroughly tested, so please let me know of any problems you encounter.


You're welcome to report bugs or leave a comment in the comment section. Check the main thread on Taleworlds for new version announcements and quick bugfixes!



List of scenes



Gondor
Minas Tirith:basically re-done. Looks huge now, but only a small portion is
walkable. Much more complex and atmospheric siege scene (expect to
die).

Pelennor Fields: own creation, still needs some crop fields

Pelargir: vastly expanded, new siege scene, needs some more details

West Osgiliath: expanded, changed siege a bit.

Cair Andros: Recreation, kept some features

Dol Amroth: recreated, but kept original concep

Edhellond, Lossarnach,Calembel: minor changes in siege scenes



Mordor
Morannon: slightly expanded, adjusted siege scene

East Osgiliath: expanded, changed siege a bit



Northern good factions
Thranduils Halls: slightly expanded

Dale: new creation, expanded version of the one in base TLD



Credits
The original and current TLD team for creating and keeping alive this great mod. This OSP is also meant as a tribute to you. TLD for M&B .808 was my reason to buy this game in the first place.
Gutekfiutek for some textures I recklessly stole from his great Polished Buildings pack
Ruthven for some water particle effects which I did not yet manage to get to work properly |-)
Crusaders Way to Expiation Mod: some meshes



To do / known bugs
none at the moment


Installation
Please see the included readme file for installation instructions.