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 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 array of new 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 some 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 it 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 are 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 will 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. 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 five 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", "Windows Glow" 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 2.9 - 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.

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Changelog

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".
* Included a fix for the Chuzei Helm, which wasn't properly aligned on the z-axis, making it look wierd on the player and on npcs.
* NPCs "cattle_imp_f01" and "cattle_imp_m01" was set to race "Nord" instead of "Imperial".
* Removed barter and repair options from Dagoth Fervas.
* fabricant_summon, fight: "90" -> "50".

Morrowind Rebirth Fixes
* Removed two, rather wierd, sources of "dark" light inside the Seyda Neen lighthouse. I also adjusted the lighthouse door so that it doesn't clip with the wall.
* 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.
* Removed a missplaced spawnpoint from the Red Mountain Region (shore creatures).
* Moonmoth Legion, Guard Tower: Removed lock from the trapdoor.
* Removed trading services from "Agaran", who's in Ebonheart.
* Angus Macrina in Pelagiad no longer sells broken stuff.
* Improved path grids in Ebonheart, Caldera and Khuul.
* Fixed some scrolls which had wrong weight.
* Fixed several floaters in Caldera..again.
* "Last Wish" now has an enchantment.
* Landscape fixes and improvements.

Morrowind Rebirth Changes
* The player will now regenerate a small amount of health every 2 minutes (1-2 points). It's not much, but at least you don't have to run to the alchemist all the time.
* 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.
* Revised a few lines of dialogue to reflect that summoned creatures no longer have a soul value.
* 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.
* Removed all changes to the athletic skill.
* Re-enabled invisibility for spellmaking.

Crown of Torment

New artifact
* Crown of Torment
- Drain Endurance 10 points
- Drain Strength 10 points
- Reflect 25 points

Graphics
* Removed and replaced a handle texture attached to two Telvanni doors, with one that doesn't appear streched.
* New improved meshes for a large number of misc items, including redware pottery, dwemer kegs etc.
* New and improved meshes for Dwemer weapons and armor (updated version of an included mod).
* Velothi platforms now have textures that matches other velothi buildings (check image section).

Trailer

So.. I posted a new trailer the other day. If you're new to Rebirth I urge you to check it out. You can also watch it over at youtube: Youtube.com


Mod of the Year Awards

As we all know there's annual Mod of the Year Awards here at moddb, and guess what.. Morrowind Rebirth reached top 100! With that said I want to thank everyone who voted, it means a lot to me! Now another 9 days of voting begins, and I hope you want to help Morrowind Rebirth reach the top (well.. one can dream!).

Mod of the Year Awards

Merry Christmas!

That's it for this year. I wish you all a Merry Christmas! See you again next year!


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[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 2.9

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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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M.Kii
M.Kii Sep 26 2014, 6:14am says:

Hi Trancemaster! I've always dreamed to play Morrowind with your vision that's it Morrowind Rebirth... just amazing.

But I would, and think that we all, really appreciate if you can give us some more detailed guide in how to make it properly work with Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 and more specially with this "Morrowind Modded" pack that its some time already post in kat

Kickass.to.prx.websiteproxy.co.uk

Basically a portable (:D) version of Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 + some more mods + Tamriel Rebuilt Map 3 - Sacred East

I've tried so many times to make both packages work (the kat modded pack + rebirth 2.8)

Just for you to think about it and I propose my self to help out aswell.

Anyways many thanks for continue our beloved Morrowind world! :)

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huntermage1025
huntermage1025 Oct 1 2014, 12:59pm replied:

I'm familiar with that mod pack, so I can provide some insight.

First, a lot of them just don't work together, like Graphic Herbalism, as that won't work on the plants Rebirth adds, only the vanilla ones. Overhaul's grass will need to be disabled too, as it's meant for vanilla, and Rebirth changes the landscape meaning they don't fit together. I know Animated Morrowind conflicts, as does whatever mod it is that adds those vendors that sell things like wood. I think those are either NOM or Crafting, I'm not sure. The rest should just be following the guide that comes with Rebirth.

Everything else should work, though you may get small errors here or there, so adjust as you go.

Also, on a side note, you'll want to update the Uvirith's Legacy mod in that pack to the newer version, and add Building Up Uvirith's Legacy, while disabling BUUGrave. A few other mods in there are outdated as well.

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M.Kii
M.Kii Oct 7 2014, 7:36am replied:

Hi Huntermage!

I just see your message. I'll try to uncheck those mods you are saying.
Yes like you see my purpose would be to merge and adapt MGSO, and particulary this portable pack, with Rebirth.

Many thanks!

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maggot7896
maggot7896 Sep 20 2014, 4:01pm says:

Hey trancemaster. I found a bug in the main quest. It is when you give the dwemer coherer to Divayth Fyr in order to bribe him. He asks me what artifact I have, may he see it. Then, whatever option I choose, either to give it or simply show it, he keeps asking and asking and I can never end dialogue with him, I have to re-load. If that makes sense. The only way to progress is to not have the artifact in my inventory and just get his disposition high enough. Check it out? Thanks.

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Sep 20 2014, 4:17pm replied:

Lets start with a few questions
- Are you using "Morrowind Rebirth 2.8 - Morrowind Patch 1.6.5 Beta [Rebirth Edit]"? If yes, does disabling this, and reloading your save-game make the quest work?
- Are you using any mods that disable dwemer trading? I know a mod that makes it impossible to trade dwemer stuff to vendors. Perhaps such a mod could be problematic in this case? (probably not, though).
- Do you by chance know the name of the quest?

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maggot7896
maggot7896 Sep 20 2014, 5:11pm replied:

Sorry, that took longer than expected. When I remove the patch, there seems to be no option to even give him the artifact, even if I have it in my inventory.

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Sep 20 2014, 5:13pm replied:

So the patch seems to have fixed a few things, but not all of them. Wierd! I'll try to ask someone who's more into fixing dialogue and script issues. I'll let you know when I got a fix.

Btw.. I didn't make the patch. I just made it compatible with MR ^^

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maggot7896
maggot7896 Sep 20 2014, 5:42pm replied:

Strange indeed. Well, it's not a huge issue, just a bit of an annoyance. Hope you find something. Also, any estimationsfor when 2.81 will be out?

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Sep 21 2014, 8:34am replied:

I'll do my best to fix it as soon as possible! I aim to release 2.81 on Tuesday.

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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

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