Artwork by: Lelek1980 (Alexey Rudikov). Logo by: Nzdawghaus

Introduction

Morrowind is the third game in the series called the ”Elder Scrolls”. You might be familiar with the previous games in the series, such as "Arena" and "Daggerfall", but most certainly you're well aware of Morrowind's sequels: "Oblivion" and "Skyrim". Morrowind hit the store shelves back in 2002 and became an instant hit among the entire gaming community. It was not only embraced due to its stunning graphics of that time but also for the intriguing storyline, the immersive gameworld and its depth. Some RPG enthusiasts also regard Morrowind to be one of the best role-playing games of all time, sharing the title with other fantastic games such as ”Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn”, ”Neverwinter Nights” and ”Dragon Age:Origins”.

The game takes place on the island of Vvardenfell, which is a province in Morrowind. Due to the nature of the game you can actually do anything you like, without getting punished for it. Perhaps that's also the main reason to why it's still so popular, over 10 years after its release. Morrowind is a great game, of that can be no doubt.

"Rebirth" sprung to life in 2007 with my mod-series - ”New Cities Project”, which basically can be described as town- expansions of different cities such as Seyda Neen, Caldera and Gnisis. As this project went on, I had some sort of revelation - why not merge all the plugins, and create a massive overhaul of sorts? What you see here is the result of that process; A full concept modification, or overhaul if you will, that will transform Vvardenfell into something very special. Down below you can view some of the changes, but expect to see a lot more in-game.

Features

Please keep in mind that this mod is a work in progress, meaning that things can and will change. For those of you who want more written information about the changes in this modification, please refer to the following changelog: Moddb.com and/or watch this video for a quick general overview: Moddb.com

New encounters and places to visit
Explore the Island of Vvardenfell once again, but keep in mind that things are not what they used to be. New packs of bandits and villans have made it harder to travel throughout the wilderness, new dark cults have formed and it's harder than ever before to survive in an already dark and hostile enviroment.

Rebuilt cities with loads of details

Cities are no longer an empty shell with a few NPCs wandering about. Discover how things might have turned out if the developers had more time to improve on their creation. Expect a massive increase in detail including new traders, NPCs, houses, shops, Inns and an overall feel that cities are actually "alive".

More than 20 new creatures to battle

Encounter new vicious creatures such as the mighty Draugr Deathlord, the chilling Frost Monarch or the charming Daedra Seducer. Beware, these foes are not to be taken lightly!

New weapons, armor and misc items

Battle your way through Vvardenfell with a vast new array of weapons and armor, both normal ones that complement sets already present in-game and uniques' that are far more powerful.

New music, splashscreens and main menu
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Included are new tracks, suited for both battles and for exploration, 11 new beautifully crafted splash screens, and two new main menu screens. These additons are optional, and not needed for the mod to function properly.

Better landscapes with less seams and floaters.

Do you have a problem with floaters, seams or just that some areas look and feel ”boring”? Well no more. With Rebirth I've tried to eliminate these issues, giving each area a unique look without overworking it. There's also far less seams and floaters which obviously will make the gameworld a better place to live in.

Balance tweaks and bugfixes
Fixed a large number of floaters, reduced clipping meshes, corrected miss-aligned objects and fixed script/text bugs. Also tweaked settings, spells, weapons, armor, misc items, merchants etc to make the game more balanced and enjoyable.

F.A.Q

Bugs and other issues
It's important that you, the players, provide me with feedback and support. Without you I might not be able to track down bugs introduced by Morrowind Rebirth. You're also welcome to report issues found in vanilla Morrowind. Post your bug-reports here Moddb.com or send me a personal message.

Morrowind Graphic and Sound Overhaul and Morrowind Rebirth
Is Morrowind Rebirth compatible with MGSO? That depends! There's some things you need to do in order to avoid issues (though you may still experience some issues). Start by downloading MGSO, then click the installer and follow the instructions. Now keep in mind that you need to tick the "custom mod" option for each flora region. You also need to deactivate all grass. When you've completed the installation, please continue with Morrowind Rebirth. Extract the files to your Morrowind root folder as stated in the Morrowind Rebirth readme, included in the Morrowind Rebirth download package. If you're told to overwrite any files, press no (I've had a few people reporting that pressing "yes" might cause issues). There's also four plugins included in the MGSO archive that need to be removed: "Texture Fix 2.0.esm", "Poorly Placed Object Fix 1.2.esm", "Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta (BTB Edit).esm" and "Animated Morrowind". That should be it.

Old Save Games
A lot of people ask me about save game compatibility between patches. It's actually not a problem if you use "Wrye Mash". So what's Wrye Mash and why should you get it? Here's a short description from the uesp wiki "Wrye Mash is a general purpose utility for managing and repairing mods and savegames. Currently it is the only tool that systematically prevents NPC doubling. It combines multiple mod-management capabilities making it one of the most strongly recommended utilities for both modders and players". Download the program here:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tes3Mod:Wrye_Mash, and be sure to check the readme too (which can be found at the same page).

Performance
Morrowind might be an old game but this doesn't mean that your old laptop can run Morrowind Rebirth without any issues. In some areas such as Balmora you will get fps drops if you don't have decent computer. If you're using a lot of texture replacers it might be a good idea to remove some of these to increase the overall performance. If you're using MGE or MGEXE you might want to reduce the distant statics detail, remove some shaders or skip the fancy fog effects.

Installation and requirements
Please read this article if you are new to mods: Moddb.com

Compatibility
Morrowind Rebirth is a huge modification and will not work well with a lot of other mods, especially those that alter landscape or add new buildings. There's no list of specific mods that work with Rebirth, but the most popular ones like "Tamriel Rebuilt" and "LGNPC" should work just fine (minor issues). Mods that add or alter dialogue should work well too. If you have any other questions regarding mods and compatibility, let me know and I'll try to answer them for you.

WARNING
Do not use "Morrowind Rebirth 2.81 - Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta [Rebirth Edit]" included in the Morrowind Rebirth archive along with "Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta", "Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta [BTB Edit]" or the "Unofficial Morrowind Patch Project". Also note that "Texture Fix 2.0" and "Poorly Placed Object Fix v1.2" are not compatible with Morrowind Rebirth.

[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 2.81

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6 comments by trancemaster_1988 on Nov 11th, 2014

What would you like to see next?

Greetings everyone. I hope you like the latest installment of Morrowind Rebirth! I want to ask a few questions to the community and I hope you can take your time to answer at least a few of them, it would mean a lot to me and to the progression of the mod.

1. What do you like about the mod and why?
2. What do you not like about this mod?
3. What would you like to see in the future?
4. What do you think about the game balance?
5. Is there anything else that I should be aware of?

Preview
Here's a preview of what's next. This is just some of the changes you'll notice in the upcoming 2.9 update.

Would you like to see these robes in Rebirth?

Morrowind Fixes
* Removed ownership from Percius Mercius' chests so that you are no longer considered a "criminal" for chosing to accept your reward after finishing the quest "Kill Hard-Heart".

Morrowind Rebirth Fixes
* Ivramie Sarandas in Tel Naga didn't wear her armor, even though she had several pieces in her inventory.
* Reduced Scamps' running speed, cause they were way to fast for their animation to play properly.
* Revised a few lines of dialogue to reflect that summoned creatures no longer have a soul value.
* Moonmoth Legion, Guard Tower: Removed lock from the trapdoor.
* Removed trading services from "Agaran", who's in Ebonheart.
* Improved path grids in Ebonheart, Caldera and Khuul.
* Fixed some scrolls which had the wrong weight.
* Fixed several floaters in Caldera, again.

Morrowind Rebirth Changes
* Moon-and-Star enchantment changed from: fortify personality 5 points to 15 points and fortify speechcraft 5 points to 15 points.
* Face of Kagrenac enchantment changed from: fortify Personality 10 points to fortify Intelligence and enchant 15 points.
* Rebalanced damage output of most fire/frost/shock/poison spells (slightly lower damage).
* Dwemer barrels, drawers etc now have a slighly lower chance to hold rare loot.
* Medusa's Gaze (Paralysis) spell duration changed from 15 seconds to 6 seconds.
* Paralysis enchantment duration changed from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
* Paralysis spell duration changed from 5 to 3 seconds.
* Re-enabled invisibility for spellmaking.

Graphics
* Removed and replaced a handle texture attached to two Telvanni doors, with one that doesn't appear streched.
* Velothi platforms now have textures that matches other velothi buildings.

That's it for now.

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[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 2.81

[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 2.81

Oct 11, 2014 Full Version 9 comments

Without further ado, I present you 2.81! The town of Vos has been overhauled. A new layout, new traders, new NPCs and other goodies await! This patch...

[SOUNDTRACK] Morrowind Rebirth - by Rich Douglas

[SOUNDTRACK] Morrowind Rebirth - by Rich Douglas

Jun 8, 2011 Music 2 comments

Here's the amazing soundtrack by Rich Douglas. It's already included in Morrowind Rebirth v 2.7, but added here for those who want to listen to his tunes...

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ManOManOMan
ManOManOMan Nov 25 2014, 12:26am says:

Nice

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AladanOneida
AladanOneida Oct 27 2014, 4:49pm says:

I love your mod but i want to know if is there a way to only use the rebuilt cities feature? I don't want to use any of the knew weapons, armor or creatures.
Thank you

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Oct 28 2014, 9:20am replied:

Hey Aladan,

No it's not possible right now. Perhaps in the future I'll make it more modular, so people have more of a choise.

Thanks for the feedback :)

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cmw2700
cmw2700 Oct 18 2014, 8:53am says:

Did they ever fix morrowind so it'll work on windows 7? as in you can't load any saves in the game.

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Oct 18 2014, 9:11am replied:

I have windows 7, and don't have that issue. Remember to install Morrowind outside "Program Files", and run the exe as admin.

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xRayman90x
xRayman90x Oct 16 2014, 8:23pm says:

Just found this great mod! Towns are bigger more people more mobs and more to explore. Also Morrowind looks better! Keep it up you are doing a awesome job! Im sure it was lots of work but i will follow your work for sure and im excited how this mod will go on in the future :)

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Oct 17 2014, 10:58am replied:

Thanks Rayman! I'm glad you like it. Keep your eyes open, cause I have a lot of plans for this mod :)

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Sabrith
Sabrith Oct 13 2014, 8:57am says:

Bloat spores are edible, right guys?


Guys?

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Oct 13 2014, 1:42pm replied:

I don't know! Perhaps!

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supers0ink
supers0ink Oct 7 2014, 8:54pm says:

Nice Mod!

Looking forward to installing Morrowind when i get home!

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subtle changes making Morrowind a completely fresh experience
I wandered around for a short while, not having played the game for years and I couldn't quite put my finger on it; but it just felt as if though the whole game-world had changed

simply amazing accomplishment

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