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.

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It's finally here, the MERP 0.2.6 beta release for Oblivion!

Posted by Maegfaer on Feb 6th, 2012

It's finally here, the 0.2.6 beta release of MERP for Oblivion! Almost all of the landscapes of Middle Earth are finished, we hope you will have fun exploring them. Note that we haven't included any quests in this release. Due to the preparations for the port to Skyrim the team has been spread too thin lately to achieve (in the limited amount of time we had left after the repairs) the quest quality we aim for, and thus we decided not to include them at all. There still is a lot of new content to explore though!

MERP 0.2.6 Preview MERP 0.2.6 Preview

Installation
The installation files and instructions can be found at the following locations:

ModDB
TesNexus
Torrent

If you use the torrent, we'd appreciate it if you could at least seed until a 1.0 download/upload ratio has been achieved.

Extras
MERP now has a Facebook page, feel free to join!

Alasdairhurst created several MERP themed screensavers:

MERP Screensaver (preview)
MERP Screensaver - No Bouncing Logo (preview)
MERP Screensaver - Crows (preview)

A 0.2.6 trailer is being made, we didn't want to delay the release just for the trailer.

Skyrim-MERP
The Creation Kit for Skyrim is set to be released tomorrow (today for some of us). Once it has been released the team will explore it's features to see if it provides everything MERP needs, and if so we will create a new ModDB page for Skyrim-MERP and provide the link here in a new update. This ModDB page will be kept intact for all Oblivion players.

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polishghost
polishghost Feb 6 2012, 10:55pm says:

i am shaking uncontrollably with excitement

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs Feb 9 2012, 8:06pm replied:

IKR! I saw this a while ago, and wow is it great! I'm getting this right now, and Oblivion too!

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MrPerson
MrPerson Feb 6 2012, 11:10pm says:

NPC's yet? cities be kinda freaky with nobody in them

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 6 2012, 11:12pm says:

There are some npcs in Bree now

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RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3 Feb 6 2012, 11:49pm says:

Wooo!!! Downloading the Torrent version now :D

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Mrideos
Mrideos Mar 3 2012, 9:35am replied:

Yeah Its best type of downloading for BIG files!

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emptyDnik
emptyDnik Feb 7 2012, 6:38am says:

woot woot woot yaaaaay!!!! 35 minutes to download torrent great download speed by the way!! time for epic exploring!! \(^0^)/

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brolee
brolee Feb 7 2012, 11:07am says:

Normal Oblvion runs average of 45 FPS I took a huge hit on the Nehrim mod so it only ran 8-15 FPS, whats MERP like anybody, this is a big download I like to be sure I can run the mod. Checked out the U-tube video and MERP looks amazing.

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 7 2012, 12:19pm replied:

Depends on where you are. In some areas, you will get Oblivion frames. In other areas, especially around Minas Tirith, you will get Nehrim frames.

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Akira_Shaga1
Akira_Shaga1 Feb 8 2012, 4:30pm says:

does this inclued helms deep fortress?

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ztree1
ztree1 Feb 8 2012, 6:27pm replied:

no unfortunately, but helms deep will be included in Skymerp for sure!

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Akira_Shaga1
Akira_Shaga1 Feb 8 2012, 6:53pm says:

Awsome cant wait, but unfortently i have to but i will be worth the wait...... thanks for the reply

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beenyo117
beenyo117 Feb 9 2012, 6:32am says:

i own oblivion for steam, but im not shure how to launch MERP!
i tried starting oblivion, clicking data files and activating the MERP things but when i launch it starts loading until it gets to around a qaurter. PLEASE HELP

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esoneson
esoneson Feb 9 2012, 9:40am says:

okay here's the thing, the fps i get in minastirit is like 3/s is that normal 4 u guys?
im on:
win 7 x64, 8gb ram, radeon HD 6520 x2 crossfire, cuad-core 2.8GHz

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 10 2012, 2:05pm replied:

That is a problem with the lod meshes. We will release a patch to fix that. The fps won't be great, as Oblivion is not very well optimized and Minas Tirith and Pelargir are a lot of meshes, but it will be much better than it is pressently.

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MC_Fred
MC_Fred Feb 9 2012, 9:48am says:

none of the download links work for me :/

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Eglaerinion
Eglaerinion Feb 9 2012, 12:38pm says:

Awesome job guys. What we really need now is an overview with the interesting cells though. :D

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Eglaerinion
Eglaerinion Feb 9 2012, 12:46pm replied:

The console command TMM 1 works I guess.

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alenoguerol
alenoguerol Feb 10 2012, 3:14pm says:

u should do this for skyrim

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RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3 Feb 11 2012, 3:53am replied:

Silly. >:)

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bluewario
bluewario Feb 10 2012, 10:28pm says:

LOVE THIS THANKS GUYS!!! CAP FTW

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BlazeHedgehog
BlazeHedgehog Feb 11 2012, 4:56am says:

You guys should release a new video showing some of this stuff off.

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Feb 11 2012, 9:18am replied:

Thailer is coming ;)

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MC_Fred
MC_Fred Feb 11 2012, 7:17am says:

Minas Tirith looked much better as every wall was white!!
Anyway, this mod is great!!!

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Noremakk
Noremakk Feb 14 2012, 2:30pm says:

With the Skyrim Creation Kit out, is there any plan to port this over? It would be a lot of work, but you'd reach a much larger audience.

edit: oops, just read the whole "port to Skyrim" thing. Good work, guys! :D

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Jordy☢Boii
Jordy☢Boii Feb 16 2012, 5:20am says:

so is this dead now? oblivion merp??

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Feb 17 2012, 9:56am replied:

no, an update will come out in a few days, but after that, if we don't need any more updates, we will focus entirely on Skyrim MERP.

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epicbox
epicbox Feb 17 2012, 12:25am says:

I can't say how much I love this. I'm a huge The Elder Scrolls fan and Lord of the Rings fan. Thank you for making this.

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Lunatrox
Lunatrox Feb 17 2012, 9:18am says:

Congrats on the good news of this projekt I really enjoy news like these :)

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LiLDEZ-MVP
LiLDEZ-MVP Feb 17 2012, 9:10pm says:

I have some questions..... if we are playing as a hobbit in the place of Frodo, then how would we be in the battles like Helm's Deep and at Pelenor Fields? Will the gameplay be like the movie? Switching to Frodo and Sam then Merry and Pippin and then to Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli? Or will that e in the questline as other races where the player is in the White Council?

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names_are_useless
names_are_useless Feb 21 2012, 3:54pm says:

@LiLDEZ-MVP: There are three "gameplay modes" planned: Ringbearer, White Council, and Free Roam. Ringbearer has you play in the role of Frodo Baggins (your quest being to destroy the Ring), White Council your character's past has ties with members of the White Councils (and you do missions for them). Free Roam is basically the main game where you are playing the normal game without any pre-conceived backstory to your character.

Hopefully all 3 will include all the major events in Middle Earth (including the major battles), so the player should have the option to take part in them ...

However, as the Ringbearer I would strongly stress that the player should focus on their task of destroying the Ring! Did Frodo take part in any of the major battles? No! He had a quest to take part in, and the clock is ticking. He holds the fate of Middle Earth in his hands! He has no time to get side-tracked with all these other major events!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Feb 22 2012, 1:19am says:

fantastic quality ;D

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zirakuta
zirakuta Feb 22 2012, 10:37am says:

I have been following this mod ever since it was started. Needless to say, I am rather excited :P

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aleh7
aleh7 Jun 7 2012, 9:45am says:

I have a question ... What you want to do is recreate the Skyrim only the map of Middle Earth or make it playable? that is, it has characters and can fight with Balrogs, for example?thaks for your answer...

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