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


Introduction

Morrowind is the third game in the series known as the ” 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, more than 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 empty shells with a few NPCs wandering about. 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.

In Morrowind there were a lot of empty flat areas and very little efficiency in use of space. With Rebirth I've tried to eliminate these issues, giving each area a unique look. There has also been an effort to eliminate all texture seams and floaters throughout the world.


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 thus more 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

/support or send me a personal message.


Morrowind Graphic and Sound Overhaul and Morrowind Rebirth
Clarification: Morrowind Rebirth is nothing like MGSO. Rebirth is all about enhancing the in-game experience by overhauling cities/landscapes, by fixing bugs and balance issues, and by introducing new creatures, weapons and armor-pieces. MGSO as you might have noticed by now, is all about graphics and sound. Obviously there are some graphical elements in Rebirth, but these are mainly mesh-replacers, and are aimed to make the in-game models a bit easier on the eyes.


With that said, 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 until you reach to "custom option"-screen. Now keep in mind that you need to tick the "custom mod" option for each flora region. You will also need to deactivate grass by choosing "no grass" for both Vvardenfell and Solstheim. Last but not least. Do NOT tick "Animated Morrowind". It's not compatible with Morrowind Rebirth.


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
Please read this article: Moddb.com


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 3.1 - 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", "Poorly Placed Object Fix v1.2", "Windows Glow", and "Animated Morrowind" are not compatible with Morrowind Rebirth.


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12 comments by trancemaster_1988 on May 15th, 2015

What would you like to see next?

It's been a while guys, I hope everything is well and that you enjoy the latest installment of Morrowind Rebirth. So what's going on right now, and what can you expect in the future? Right now I'm mainly focusing on adding new content, while also fixing some minor bugs and taking care of some balance issues. Additionally I'm also working on incorporating characters mentioned in books/notes. Marelle, mentioned in Sorvild the Raven's journal is one of these characters. Another thing I'm working on is weapon speeds. I'd like to make materials/type of weapon matter when it comes to how fast you can swing them. It's pretty ok as it is, but I'd like your feedback on the matter before I continue.

With that said I'd also like to hear what type of content you'd like to see in future updates. Would you like more artifacts, new weapons/armor that complement what's already in MW, or would you like me to focus on expanding/overhauling cities? Or perhaps something else entirely? Let me know!

That's all for now guys. As I said before, I hope you enjoy the latest installment of Morrowind Rebirth, and let me know if you find bugs or other issues.

Cheers

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[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 3.1

[RELEASE] Morrowind Rebirth 3.1

Apr 24, 2015 Full Version 4 comments

A new patch with some additional fixes and improvements. I hope you'll enjoy it!

[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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kyler_smiler
kyler_smiler Jan 1 2013, 11:11pm says:

I'm trying to make a character and I'm unable to pick my birth sign. I'm in the menu to pick it there's just no button to continue the next screen.. Pressing enter doesn't help.

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Jan 2 2013, 12:30pm replied:

Hm I have no idea. Have you tried running the game without Rebirth activated to see if that solves the issue? If not then I don't know how to help you.

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johnstar145
johnstar145 Jan 12 2013, 6:55am replied:

May I ask something? will your mod work without the expansion for morrowind? or does it really need it?

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Jan 12 2013, 6:18pm replied:

It won't work without them since there are things included from the expansions.

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JimBeamBlack
JimBeamBlack Dec 31 2012, 4:39pm says:

Happy New Year Y'all!!

Hey just a quick question, I just updated to the version 2.02 from 2.0 and now there is a half naked woman running around the Balmora Fighters Guild area, she was there before but now she has no shirt?

any ideas on this one?

Oh and I had to update all the files (textures meshes) not just the .esp to keep it from crashing, is this normal?

thanks for all the hard work!! and Happy New Year!!

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JimBeamBlack
JimBeamBlack Dec 31 2012, 6:06pm replied:

Hey sorry to double post but, I just got to Suran and found these 2 floaters:

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thanks, Happy New Year!

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Jan 1 2013, 6:53am replied:

Hi there Jim!

Yupp I know of her, I've already fixed it, but I won't upload the new update yet. You'll have to wait a few more days! ;)

No it should run just fine. You dont have to reinstall the entire package when updating from 2.0 to 2.03, no idea why you had issues.

That's not my mod causing those floaters. Probably animated morrowind if you're using that one?

Happy New Year!

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JimBeamBlack
JimBeamBlack Jan 1 2013, 11:04am replied:

Howdy Trancemaster!! I am really enjoying your mod man!!

About the floaters, The other MODs I am using are the one that you refer to in the install "ReadMe", the MSGO_3.0. and the one that is required, "on the rocks" and weatheredsigns1.1_0606 and thats it.

Is there somehting in the MSGO that I should alter to try to prevent this?

I found out why I was crashing, I had to re-run the distant lands and fully let it finish doing its thing. That must have been it because now it looks much better.

and the chick is cool, she looks pretty good in her bra, I was just wondering why sher clothes fell off...lol

thanks man!!

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Jan 2 2013, 12:16pm replied:

Hi again,

Hmm strange indeed. I can say for sure its not my mod since that character is animated to sit down. That specific animation resource is not used in Rebirth at all.

It MIGHT be that MGSO includes animated morrowind in some type of esp. You might want to check the "included mods" that follows with MGSO.

Ya its a common misstake not to re-run distant land. Glad it worked out fine.

Haha she might look good but it's not very realistic! :)

Cheers

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CrossKamui
CrossKamui Dec 25 2012, 11:07am says:

Hii! ^^
I've just managed to try out Morrowind Rebirth.. I was frozen for an hour and just said wooow and wooow in every minute :D This is amazing ^^ Nice job, as expected ^^

I'd like to have a question. Now I've started a new game and did a progress (just reached Balmora, did 1-2 quest, nothing else to mention). To apply the 2.02 (having patched up to 2.01), should I reinstall something or i just replace the esp files and copy over patch content? Should i recompile distant lands with MGE XE?

Btw ^^ I wish yo a very Merry Christmas :)

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trancemaster_1988 Creator
trancemaster_1988 Dec 25 2012, 11:26am replied:

Hi there! I'm very glad that you liked it! :D

To be clear in your case: Just remove the old esp and replace with the new one. The textures/meshes in the 2.02 download package were aslo included in 2.01 download package so you don't need to bother with those since you already have them.

And yes re-run distant land generator!

Merry Christmas and enjoy :D

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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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