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:

  • Be a full-featured reimplementation of the Morrowind engine
  • Run natively on Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
  • Support all existing content, including Tribunal, Bloodmoon and all user created mods (in case they don't use external programs).
  • Allow much greater modability: change game rules, create new spell effects, etc through scripting.
  • Fix system design bugs, like save-game “doubling” problem.
  • Improve the interface and journal system.
  • Improved graphics by taking advantage of more modern hardware.
  • Support to improve game mechanics, physics, combat and AI. (
  • (Possibly) Support to implement multiplayer.

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:

  • non-blocking
  • multi-threaded
  • multi-document support
  • multi-view support
  • high scalability
  • customisable GUI

OpenMW/OpenCS is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.

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About OpenMW with 12 comments by OpenMW on Mar 15th, 2014

The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.29.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page for all operating systems. This release includes the first implementation of the Save/Load feature, which catapults OpenMW closer to being completely playable. Please bear in mind that the save file format is not yet finalized and we cannot guarantee forward compatibility of save files until OpenMW 1.0. Some aspects of the game state, such as player controls being enabled/disabled, weather, some creature state including all magic (also used by NPCs), movement of objects between cells (except for the player), and fog of war are not currently saved. Other new features include more combat AI, blocking, area magic, and disease. OpenMW is becoming a hazardous place to be!

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Known Issues:

  • Issue #416 Extreme shaking may occur during cell transitions for some users (enable anti-aliasing as a possible workaround)
  • Slaughterfish fly. You read that right.

Changelog:

  • Implemented most of the Load/Save GUI
  • Implemented Knockdown
  • Implemented fatigue decrease when doing physical activities
  • Implemented melee blocking
  • Implemented area magic
  • Implemented combat and combat AI for creatures
  • Implemented Damage/Restore Skill/Attribute magic effects
  • Implemented Resistance/Weakness to normal weapons magic effect
  • Implemented Slow Fall magic effect
  • Implemented auto-calculating NPC spell list
  • Implemented Disease contraction
  • Implemented blood particles
  • Implemented the rest of the player death feature
  • Implemented sleep/rest being interrupted
  • Implemented inventory equip scripts
  • Implemented display of the version/build number in the launcher window
  • Implemented a large portion of the Save/Load feature
  • Implemented AI Packages:Activate, Follow, FollowCell
  • Implemented levelled creatures
  • Implemented missing journal backend features
  • Improved handling of creature Weapons/Shields
  • Linked movie volume to Master instead of Music volume control
  • Fix for excess vram usage
  • Fix for footsteps in first person
  • Fix for Ascended Sleeper animation issues, related to determining the root animation node
  • Fix for AI related FPS drop
  • Fix for music issues on OS X ]= 10.9
  • Fix for inventory paperdoll obscuring armour rating and rating text display when window is shrunk
  • Fix for 0/0 charge stat bar display
  • Fix for werewolf change handling
  • Fix for NIF filters not working properly with some mods
  • Fix for invalid orientation crash
  • Fix for invisible weapons when re-entering an area with NPCs engaged in combat
  • Fix for magicka depleting when casting an uncastable spell
  • Fix for creatures not being able to run
  • Fix for activators working as collision objects
  • Fix to not reset water level when loading a plugin with no water level record
  • Fix for AI packages growing exponentially when adding an AI package
  • Fix for Vivec Informants quest
  • Fix for bug allowing the player to get unlimited gold
  • Fix for bug of only receiving 1 gold when picking up stacks of gold
  • Fix for Dwemer crossbows not being held correctly
  • Fix for quick keys being able to be configured during character generation
  • Fix for a crash when equipping the lockpick in the Census & Excise Office
  • Fixes for errors in .desktop files
  • Various fixes for script instructions
  • Various message box fixes
  • OpenCS: Implemented a referenceable record verifier
  • OpenCS: Implemented script verifier
  • OpenCS: Implemented Drag & Drop
  • OpenCS: Implemented record cloning
  • OpenCS: Fixed broken code for loading objects
  • OpenCS: Fixed tables to sort case-insensitively
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Defect450
Defect450 Aug 7 2013, 10:14pm says:

I seriously hope co-op gets added to this!

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aodtonix
aodtonix Aug 7 2013, 4:33am says:

will this support mods?

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OpenMW
OpenMW Dec 3 2013, 5:41pm replied:

It already does.

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NostalgicAlgorithms
NostalgicAlgorithms Aug 6 2013, 12:54pm says:

I always imagined playing Morrowind with like 4 friends. This would be a dream come true. This was the best Elder Scrolls game second to only Daggerfall.

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Guest
Guest May 15 2013, 1:47pm says:

You are doing great things, just want too say, way too go!

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Eagle12687
Eagle12687 Feb 6 2013, 12:33am says:

I am really excited about this. Morrowind isn't open-source, so you are essentially MAKING it open-source! There are so many open-source games, but most of them are first-person shooters. With Open MW, and now Arx Fatalis being open-source, that is changing. Not that I have anything against first person shooters, but I want variety, and I think of Morrowind as the king of RPGs.

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

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rogervanzant
rogervanzant Dec 27 2012, 11:21am replied:

Same here I'm wondering if you can turn this into Warband.

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OpenMW
OpenMW Nov 6 2013, 8:06pm replied:

The OpenCS is also being developed.

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OpenMW
OpenMW Aug 2 2013, 8:20am replied:

It's being worked on, but it's not progressing as fast as we would like to. We're planning on showing the editor as soon as it's presentable. In the meantime you can check out it's progression (and that of the engine) on this page: Bugs.openmw.org

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