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Morrowind overhaul - looks like I'll be reinstalling

By Route44
Feb 3, 2011
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  1. This is not Morrowind 2011 where the person was forced to remove it because he never got the original modders permission to make the compilation. This is fully legit. Here is a video by KingPix on YouTube that gives a good look at Morrowind Overhaul's graphical enhancements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mdBcx93OQA

    * KingPix who is one of the driving forces behind this personally answered my questions on the RPG Watch forums and it will be an executible and can be played on wide screen monitors. Plus it will give you the ability to manually determine what you want to mod.


    * It has been 8 years since I last played. Will definitely give it a go when this is released.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,094   +86 Staff Member

    "The page you are looking is not here.."

    :(
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    What the...?! I'll see what I can do. But seriously, Matthew, this looks incredible and the backing of the modding community is strong.

    Now I got to figure out how to fix the link...

    Update: Fixed with a different link that at least shows the graphics. See the first post.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,094   +86 Staff Member

    Wow, that is pretty impressive. Balmora looks awesome (~2:15 into the video). I always liked Morrowind a lot more than Oblivion. I haven't played it in a while, but I may just have to fire it up and try this out. I usually install various texture/model mods but they're only minor tweaks compared to what that video shows. Any idea when it's going to be released?
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    I believe soon and as I said they allow you to manually mod what you want. There will be a screen for options.

    Also, there is a community that utilizes Oblivion and it is called Nehrim. This is a thread at RPG Watch: http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12355

    By the way, Bethesda is working on Skyrim: Elders Scrolls V.
     
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    Wow - I may look into a re-install as well. I think I even have my save games stored somewhere. As for Nehrim, I'm going to wait till I finish the main story in Oblivion before starting that (that could be forever at my pace.)
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    I never did finish Morrowind. I never really "got" the game in 2003 but looking back and reading other people's experiences I've come to the conclusion that it is one of those monumental RPGs in the genre'. I've always liked RPGs that allow you to be one class but allowing other classes to augment your PC. My favorite combination is a warrior suppoted by magic casting. Morrowind is great for such character building (as is Divine Divinity).

    It is such a massive game and there is so much to do. I got as far as almost finishing the Fighter's Guild Quests and not much else; which means I barely scratched the surface. I was too busy roaming around the countryside here and there. This time, however, I am taking my time and as a personal endeavor I will be hunting down and destroying as many of the Sixth House enclaves as possible. :D I hate the 6th House. :evil:

    LNCPapa, how do you find the play of Oblivion? I have heard the system scaling of creatures/monsters is a real pain. Is the game boring/repetitive?
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    Route44... first I've gotta point out that Morrowind was a bit overwhelming for me. There was just too much freedom and I hadn't played any of the previous Elder Scrolls games. I did get the expansion for Morrowind, but that just made things worse for me because now I couldn't sleep outside along with other things.

    As for Oblivion, I really like it but I've decided to forgo the leveling portion of the game. If you never level then the mobs won't scale. I've been told there are two strategies to this aspect of the game - get as high a level as possible and carefully customize your character as you go or do as I've chosen and never level. The game isn't really boring, I just don't have time to sit in front of it for long periods and it doesn't help that I keep getting newer and newer games as well. I like running things that tax my machine and look good enough to do so.
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    This sounds much like what my problem was. The Fighter's Guild is only one of many factions you can join and that isn't including the tons of caves, shipwrecks, ruins, islands, crypts, etc. that are dotted all over the place in a land that takes a great deal of time to explore. I had to uninstall because it was taking way, way too much time.

    By the way, the people who are doing Morrowind Overhaul also have a massive expansion for Morrowind that they claim will add so many new quests, people, etc. that they claim it will take 2000 hours to complete. Forget sleeping. I think Mountain Dew intravineously is the way to go here...

    As for Oblivion do I understand you correctly that if you never level up then the monsters/mobs/creatures/enemies remain the same level as well? Thus, your fighting/mage/archery skills will stay at first level, correct? How playable/fun was that? Leveling is a central aspect to RPG goodness.

    If I've read correctly, Skyrim will unfortunatly have scaling just like Oblivion. We'll have to see.
     
  10. shaun056

    shaun056 TS Rookie

    Looks very good. I may have to see about getting Morrowind. I never completed it. I went straight to Oblivion when I got a half decent laptop. I want to play so many games though... Mass Effect 1&2 again, oblivion ( and now morrowind). Ah well...
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37


    If you do go ahead with the Overhaul please let us know your experience especially with the installation. Thanks.
     
     
  12. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,556   +18

    Now we know what you will be doing instead of helping with BSODs. ;)
     
  13. freythman

    freythman TS Enthusiast Posts: 124   +10

  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    @ BookWyrm - Naaa, I don't have the time ... but it is tempting! :D

    @ freythman - I've read good things about MGE but it has been years since I tweaked a game via mods that I've forgotten how! :blackeye:
     
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Not sure how I missed this thread originally but that looks awesome. I haven't played Morrowind in forever and may have to give this a try :D .
     
  16. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    If you do let us know how it goes. The thing I like about the Overhaul is it's self extraction and you can modify as you see fit. Still seems to have some bugs though.

    I doubt we will ever see such an immense world as Morrowwind ever again.

    By the way, Relic, do you hate the 6th House as much as I do? I hate 'em, hat 'em, hate 'em! If I play again I am planning on doing a search and destroy mission and wipe them all out!!! :grinthumb (now where did I put my meds...)
     
  17. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 692   +48

    My brother installed this on his computer and it was so difficult to install. He ran into a couple of errors after following the guide, which had something to do with permissions windows blocked from copying the necessary files. In the end, we got it working and wow it was beautiful! He runs it on a 250GTS so we had to slightly optimized the options but even after that the game look truly amazing. I just wish it was possible to bring oblivion's fighting animations to morrowind then the game would truly be complete!
     
  18. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    What version of Windows did he have issues installing the Overhaul?
     
  19. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 692   +48

    He has Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. It winded up some files didn't copy over and he had to go back and copy them over again. I wish this mod had a single installer!
     
  20. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,172   +37

    Did you join the Overhaul forums and let them know of your issue and how you resolved it? Such information is welcomed by them as it helps them to tweak Overhaul.
     
  21. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 692   +48

    I actually didn't even know they had there own forums, ill see about checking it out though.
     


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