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The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.24.0! This release brings the much-anticipated animation layering feature, Athletics, Security, Night-Eye and Blind, along with a plethora of other fixes and changes. Oh, and openable doors! GO OPEN SOME DOORS!!

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The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.24.0! Mosey on over to our newfangled Downloads Page to find releases for all operating systems. This release brings the much-anticipated animation layering feature, Athletics, Security, Night-Eye and Blind, along with a plethora of other fixes and changes. Oh, and openable doors! GO OPEN SOME DOORS!!

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Known Issues:

  • Extreme shaking may occur during cell transitions for some users (enable anti-aliasing as a possible workaround)
  • Launcher crash on OS X < 10.8
  • Polish version of Morrowind.esm makes OpenMW crash

Check out the release video by the unstoppable WeirdSexy:


  • Implemented Athletics
  • Implemented Security
  • Implemented opening non-load doors
  • Implemented AI Escort and EscortCell packages
  • Implemented Advanced Journal UI, some features still in progress
  • Implemented several trade features
  • Implemented New Game in the menu
  • Implemented highlighting dialogue topic links
  • Implemented animation layering
  • Implemented Night Eye/Blind magic effects
  • Implemented Move and MoveWorld script instructions
  • Implemented non-removable corpses
  • Implemented weapon and shield rendering for 3rd person
  • Implemented OnDeath script instruction for explicit references
  • Various fixes for text display in books
  • Various fixes for wait/rest
  • Various code cleanup
  • Various fixes for script parsing/compiling
  • Various fixes for issues having to do with binding keys in the settings menu
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would clip below the floor/terrain
  • Fixed a seam in the terrain on Red Mountain
  • Fixed an issue with journal buttons
  • Fixed arrow buttons in the settings menu
  • Fixed unclickable dialogue topics
  • Fixed changeweather console command
  • Fixed not being able to un-select objects while in the console
  • Fixed duplicate spawning of AddItem message boxes
  • Fixed moddisposition to be able to alter NPCs in a different cell
  • Fixed Launcher writing duplicate lines into settings.cfg
  • Fixed second quest in Mage's Guild
  • Fixed enchantment cast cost
  • Fixed display of Take and Close buttons on scroll UI
  • Fixed AIWander not being sent values correctly
  • Fixed journal being accessible while in character generation
  • Fixed Divayth Fyr starting dead
  • Fixed detailed FPS display
  • Fixed chargen scroll display

see also:
Official Youtube Channel
For New Developers
OpenMW Homepage
Chat @freenode

Pabo - - 179 comments

Good news, this is becoming more playable update by update. Would it be easy to post it also under the game's news, so that people "watching" the game get notified?

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OpenMW Author
OpenMW - - 65 comments

It doesn't seem to be possible to update both the game news and the engine news with the exact same update. But even so, the making of an OpenMW game page was actually a mistake from the previous PR guy for obvious reasons. I am going to update the page though with news of our example suite which is going to be a minigame in the style of Morrowind (although with public assets) to show the possibilities of our engine.

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Pabo - - 179 comments

Thank you for posting it here as well as for the clarification. Since there are a couple of people confused about the difference between engine and game, like I was, maybe you could write a sticky post/feature explaining the differences so that they know which one to track? I might be mistaken, but the majority of trackers are mainly interested in the reimplementation of Morrowind, so they should rather track the engine in order to not miss out on future posts.

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Soif - - 19 comments

Excellent job! People like you make old games immortal :)
I'm looking forward to play it when it's finished.

Just one question : Will the game be somehow optimized for current-gen computers?

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OpenMW Author
OpenMW - - 65 comments

It's important to understand that OpenMW is not a game but an engine. To be more correct it's going to be a modern open-source engine with enhanced custom editor based on the original Morrowind engine (v.1.0), post 1.0 versions will enhance the engine/editor in terms of extra modding capabilities, stability, etc. . you should watch this video for which covers also your question.

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ZoneOP - - 139 comments

Amazing! Really looking forward to play this.

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Medraen - - 273 comments

Whats the difference between this and retail version of Morrowind ? (Since you need retail MW to play this)

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Bermuda01 - - 43 comments

it is basically the same, so don´t expect better graphics, animations, combat etc. but and that´s a big BUT they put morrowind in a modern engine and they will make it open source. that means that we all are not longer limited by the morrowind engine and that we can change, add and mod everything we want(for my understanding ;)).

openMW is one of the most important projects for me :)

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formerlyknownasMrCP - - 892 comments

pretty much nailed it. The goal is to rebuild the engine from scratch, doing so means that the game can then become fully open sourced, this has huge advantages that outweigh traditional modding. So yeah its a biggy.

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Jeffman12 - - 1,475 comments

Default morrowind walk anims?
OpenMW, I love you, but you gotta stop doin' that!

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Dønny - - 156 comments

go mod some new :)

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OpenMW Author
OpenMW - - 65 comments

We're building an engine, not assets. This isn't our fault if Morrowind's animations are… well, Morrowind's animations ;)

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