OpenMW is a new and modern engine based on the one that runs the 2002 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. The engine (OpenMW) will come with its own editor (OpenCS) which will allow the user to edit or create their own games. Both OpenCS en OpenMW are written from scratch and aren't made to support any third party programs the original Morrowind engine used to improve its functionality.
To give you a better idea of what this project is about, here are some of the aims for the future of the OpenMW engine:
NOTE: Playing Morrowind with this engine still requires one to own the Morrowind data files.
OpenCS will support the editing of for all OpenMW features. We aim for the editor to stay fully up-to-date with the corresponding OpenMW version, allowing the user to edit any newly implemented feature. It will also support editor plugins, files that add to the engine code which can extend the editor's functionality and allow it to be used as a debugging tool for OpenMW content. The OpenCS is not based on the editing tool which came with the original Morrowind game, it is a program made by modders for modders.
Important properties of the OpenCS are:
OpenMW/OpenCS is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.
The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.27.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page for all operating systems. This release brings the first official release of OpenCS, the OpenMW team’s efforts to bring an open source solution for editing content for OpenMW. OpenCS is in an early Alpha state, please take that into consideration when testing! See the full notes below.
Check out the release video by the indomitable WeirdSexy:
Latest tweets from @openmw_org
OpenMW 0.27.0 finally released! T.co 0.28.0 already shaping up to be awesome, stay tuned!
Nov 28 2013, 9:48pm
RT @marczinnschlag: Changed the data type for "time played" from float to double. These whacky Morrowind player hold on to their characters…
Nov 21 2013, 11:40am
@LuigiRiccioli sorry for the late reply, let us know how it goes! Someone on our forums works on the gentoo overlay, sorry i forget who
Nov 18 2013, 3:27am
RT @marczinnschlag: Lots of interesting stuff happening in the OpenMW repository today. Will take some time to work through all this. Still…
Nov 2 2013, 3:07pm
RT @marczinnschlag: back
Oct 11 2013, 2:03pm
RT @marczinnschlag: Spent most of the day on filter saving. Didn't plan to do that. Hell, didn't even plan to spend most of the day on Open…
Sep 27 2013, 11:37am
RT @marczinnschlag: Saving implementation for OpenCS finally done. Has still a lot of holes, but I am definitely done with it for now.
Sep 27 2013, 11:37am
RT @marczinnschlag: Preparations for the OpenCS save implementation done. Took longer than expected (refactoring mostly, but also rethinkin…
Sep 14 2013, 3:30pm