Morrowind in 2022: Why You Should Play & How (to use openMW & Install Mods)

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TOC:
0:00 intro
0:38 – Skyrim VS Oblicion VS Morrowind
2:50 – The problem with modern open world games
5:25 – A note about modding Morrowind’s combat
6:40 – Installing openMW
14:55 – How to MOD with OpenMW
31:16 – How to use OMWADDON files
34:00 – Grass, groundcover, and foliage
38:10 – My OpenMW config files (as a guide)
39:19 – A note on Skies.IV and rain

Get Morrowind:
www.gog.com/game/the_elder_scrolls_iii_morrowind_goty_edition
www.fanatical.com/en/game/the-elder-scrolls-iii-morrowind-game-of-the-year-edition
store.steampowered.com/app/22320/The_Elder_Scrolls_III_Morrowind_Game_of_the_Year_Edition/

Best to install everything outside of your Program Files folder.
Install Python (you’ll never need to mess with this once it’s installed): www.python.org/downloads/
Install openMW: openmw.org/downloads/ (click GitHub and scroll to the bottom)

If you want Mods:
Install Mod Organizer 2 (can install anywhere, but not in Program Files): github.com/ModOrganizer2/modorganizer/releases
Install Mod Organizer to OpenMW into the Mod Organizer /plugins folder: www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/45642

Get a Nexus account and connect it to Mod Organizer 2
Use this website and these lists to help with mods:
modding-openmw.com/
modding-openmw.com/lists/

Have some images:

Here is my OpenMW settings.cfg file for reference:

[Shaders]
view over shoulder = true
preview if stand still = true
antialias alpha test = true
apply lighting to environment maps = true
auto use object normal maps = true
auto use object specular maps = true
auto use terrain normal maps = true
auto use terrain specular maps = true
clamp lighting = false
force shaders = true
force per pixel lighting = true
lighting method = shaders
max lights = 64
maximum light distance = 6359
radial fog = true
light bounds multiplier = 3.35463
minimum interior brightness = 0.124512
light fade start = 0.753975

[Sound]
device =
hrtf = Built-In HRTF
hrtf enable = 1

[Camera]
field of view = 83
viewing distance = 27111
head bobbing = true
preview if stand still = true
view over shoulder = true
head bobbing step = 120.0
head bobbing height = 6.0
head bobbing roll = 0.5
third person camera distance = 30

[GUI]
menu transparency = 0.562256
stretch menu background = true
color topic enable = true
scaling factor = 1.7

[General]
anisotropy = 16
texture mipmap = linear

[HUD]
crosshair = true

[Input]
always run = true
camera sensitivity = 0.613801
toggle sneak = true

[Map]
global = true

[Video]
window border = false
antialiasing = 2
gamma = 1.09132

[Water]
refraction = true
rtt size = 2048
shader = true
reflection detail = 5

[Windows]
inventory h = 0.377804
inventory w = 0.448505
inventory x = 0.0106312
inventory y = 0.55608
map h = 0.877214
map w = 0.418605
map x = 0.502326
map y = 0.0507674
stats h = 0.498229
stats w = 0.446512
stats x = 0.0212625
stats y = 0.0413223
spells h = 0.514758
spells w = 0.360133
spells x = 0.590033
spells y = 0.247934
barter h = 0.62928
barter w = 0.247426
barter x = 0.599801
barter y = 0.269185
dialogue h = 0.448642
dialogue w = 0.339535
dialogue x = 0.29701
dialogue y = 0.488784
inventory barter h = 0.378985
inventory barter w = 0.497674
inventory barter x = 0.0524917
inventory barter y = 0.382527
spells hidden = true
inventory hidden = false
map hidden = false
spells pin = false
stats hidden = false
container h = 0.381346
container w = 0.389369
container x = 0.489701
container y = 0.53719

[Game]
turn to movement direction = true
use additional anim sources = true
weapon sheathing = true
shield sheathing = true
swim upward correction = true
smooth movement = true
NPCs avoid collisions = true
use magic item animations = true
barter disposition change is permanent = true
followers attack on sight = true
prevent merchant equipping = true
rebalance soul gem values = true
show enchant chance = true
show melee info = true
show projectile damage = true
trainers training skills based on base skill = true
show owned = 1

[Shadows]
enable shadows = true
actor shadows = true
player shadows = true
terrain shadows = true
object shadows = true
enable indoor shadows = true
shadow map resolution = 4096
number of shadow maps = 3
compute tight scene bounds = true
split point uniform logarithmic ratio = 1.0
use front face culling = false

[Terrain]
distant terrain = true
object paging active grid = true
object paging min size = 0.025
groundcover = Cyrodiil_Grass.ESP

[Groundcover]
enabled = true
density = 0.5
min chunk size = 0.5
stomp mode = 2
stomp intensity = 2

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