Hey! pleased to meet you all!
greetings from the Middle-Earth DEM Project- we're a non-commerical project with the aims to build a 3D Middle-Earth. We've just released a demo so I thought I'd give you the heads-up if you good folk wanted to try it out and have some fun.
The demo consists of a FREE interactive Middle-Earth world viewer as seen in the linked video.
1. Download and install the FREE Anteworld demo; the Outerra planet renderer.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2spgr2B2dvNeE1EUjBmcGdtd2s/edit?usp=sharing (Google Drive)
2. Download and install the FREE ME-DEM dataset.
ME-DEM Dataset-1.0.exe (Mega) https://mega.co.nz/#!eIUGzIzb!JlqmnViamoVvg264039tcFtAYPV1dkBZeQEmKJh_byc
ME-DEM Dataset-1.0.exe (Google Drive) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2spgr2B2dvNb1pvSGpTdEZvQVE/edit?usp=sharing
At the login screen, select the Middle-Earth (medem) demo from the menu. It's that easy.
At the moment we're using the vanilla Outerra Earth enviroment and textures. Hence the snow in Mordor! eek! :-D Outerra Biomes are currently in development. That will introduce a complete array of ecosystems for the planet, both textures and vegetation.
If you want to take a further look-
Best Regards and may the road go ever on,