So it has come to my attention that I included the wrong esp in the latest download package. It's unfortunate but can be fixed. Just replace the esp that...
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" or the one of the side games, "Redguard" and "Battlespire", but most certain you're well aware of Morrowind's sequels: "Oblivion" and "Skyrim". Morrowind hit the store sheleves back in 2002 and became an instant hit among the entire gaming comunity. 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 huge games such as ”Baldur's Gate”, ”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, whenever you like. Perhaps that's also the reason why its still being popular, 10 years after its release. Although Morrowind is a great game its not hard to see the facts that its not aging that well. Sure it there's graphic replacers, sure there's new animations to get, but what about the gameworld itself? Is it only me who's bothered by the rather ”empty” island of Vvardenfell? Ever walked into a city and felt, this sure have some potential although it doesn't fit 2012 standards? Welcome to Morrowind Rebirth!
Rebirth started of in 2007 with my ”New Cities Project” which basiclly can be described as town expansions. Even though they got good reviews and became quite popular, I couldn't stop to think of how Morrowind could have been if Bethsoft had spent more time developing the game. After loads of hours I finally made the decision to merge all my mods into one single project, into what is now known as Morrowind Rebirth. So what can you as a player expect while playing Morrowind Rebirth? Here's a small preview:
Remember that this mod is a work in progress, things can and will probably change. For those of you who want more written information about the changes done in this modification, check this changelog: Moddb.com and/or watch this video for a quick general oversight: Moddb.com
New events and exciting places to visit
Explore the Island of Vvardenfell once again. But things have changed since the last time you were on visit. Bandits make it harder to travel throughout the wilderness, new dark cults have formed and it's harder than ever to survive in an already dark world.
Rebuilt cities with loads of details
Cities is no longer an empty shell with a few NPC's wandering about. Discover how things might have turned out if the developers had more time to improve on their creation. A massive increase in detail including new traders, NPC's, houses, Inns and an overall feel that cities are actually "alive".
Over 20 new creatures to battle
Draw your weapons against a huge array of new creatures such as the mighty Draugr Deathlord, the chilling Frost Monarch or the charming Daedra Seducer. Make no misstake, 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 the sets already found in-game and ones that are more powerful.
New music & new main menu
Over 1 hour of new music, both for battles and for exploration. New splashscreens and two new main menu screens. Be aware of that these are optional.
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 elimiate 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
Fixes a lot of vanilla errors like floaters, bleeders, miss-aligned statics, script/text bugs and solves the worst balance issues.
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 the bugs that's been caused by Morrowind Rebirth. You're also very welcome to report issues found in vanilla Morrowind. Post your bug-reports here: Moddb.com
MGSO and Morrowind Rebirth (not recommended)
Is Morrowind Rebirth compatible with MGSO (Morrowind Graphic and Sound Overhaul)? Yes and no. There's some things you need to do in order to make it run smoothly (though you may still experience issues). Start by downloading MGSO. Follow the instructions provided in the download. When you're done, continue with Morrowind Rebirth. Extract the files to your Morrowind folder as stated in the Morrowind Rebirth readme, included in the download package. If you're told to "overwrite\", press no (I've had a few people reporting that pressing "yes" might cause issues. If everything gone smoothly lets go to the last steps in the process. To make Rebirth and MGSO to play along nicely you also need to deactivate "grass". There's also two plugin which comes with MGSO that needs to be removed, "Poorly Placed Object Fix 1.2.esm" and "Animated Morrowind". That should be it.
Old Save Games
A lot of people ask me about save game compability between patches. It's actually not a problem if you use Wrye Mash! 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 here, be sure to check the readme too, (which can be found at the same page): Uesp.net
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 can get huge FPS drops if you dont have a decent computer. If you're experiencing bad performance this mod might not be for you or you. 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 new fog effects.
Morrowind Rebirth is a huge mod and will not work well with a lot of 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" will work just fine. If you have any other questions regarding mods and compability, let me know and I'll try to answer them for you.
Like I said it's been a while now since the latest update and I just wanted to give you some type of progress report to know that this mod is still being worked on. With that said I might as well go right to the point, what's being worked on and what to expect in the next release.
What follows is a small list previewing some of the stuff included in the next update.
* Removed a clipping window at Renius Outpost.
* Fixed door marker to Meldors House
* Removed a floating door in Suran.
* Fixed some floaters in AI and BC.
* Improved pathgrids in Caldera.
* Landscape improvements.
* Included 2 missing meshes.
* Rebalanced a few spells.
* 3 new crossbows.
- Daedric crossbow
- Silver crossbow
- Ebony crossbow
And finally a weapon overhaul that will balance the health and weight of most weapon types (with some exceptions). With this overhaul I want to bring the health down to reasonable levels and at the same time adjust weight of all weapons depending on the material they were made of. This process is fairly time-consuming so expect this to take a few more weeks.
After the release of 2.6 me and Fulgore will continue working on some new and exciting content: Bitter Coast Overhaul. You don't want to miss that, so stay tuned!
That's about it for now. If there's any other issues I need to know of, please let me know!
Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10
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
Dec 11 2011, 5:26pm by Lord_Santa