MERP is a total conversion modification of the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Explore Middle-earth in a fully open-ended environment like you've never seen before. Play races like Elves, Men, Hobbits and Dwarves and take part in the War of the Ring.
We have some updates for you, concerning the 0.2.6 release for Oblivion and concerning the Skyrim port.
I'll start with the Skyrim port:
So far everything is looking good. The Creation Kit (the tool with which we develop most of the game content) is set to be released in January, but we already had the chance to analyse a lot of the engine, and we like what we see. We are also very glad that a lot of third party tools that we require are being developed, some even have had their first releases already! The team is very motivated to start working on Skyrim-MERP.
Here is a video of the Misty Mountains in the new heightmap that I'm developing for Skyrim-MERP, with some quick temporary textures applied:
The 0.2.6 Oblivion-MERP release is coming a long nicely, and it won't be too long before it goes public! We are in the very last stages. We need to implement some more NPC voices for a few quests, so if you'd like to help out with that (you need a decent microphone and master the English language fairly well), head over to the MERP forums and let us now you're interested.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like MERP | Middle-Earth Roleplaying Project. We love games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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