Category Archives: Morrowind Modding Reviews

Morrowind Modding Reviews is a narrated review for a particular mod where a numerical score is given based on the mod’s content and a variety of qualifications (like mod cleaning).

Morrowind’s Abandoned Projects – Harsh Lands

Morrowind’s Abandoned Projects is a new series dedicated to looking at the forgotten and never finished mods of Morrowind, uploaded and left for dead by their authors, still to this day in an incomplete state. The goal of this series is to bring renewed attention and interest to these once promising and fruitful projects, and hopefully someone, or someones, will take the time to one day bring these mods to a fully finished state.

For our second episode, we’re taking a look at Harsh Lands, a relatively well-known landmass mod originally made by Spacecoke. A massive new landmass, nearly half the size of Vvardenfell, Harsh Lands adds a new island chain to the west of Vvardenfell, and is mostly exterior complete at this point, with the notable exception being some of the southern and very northern bits of Harsh Lands. Otherwise though, Harsh Lands has no interiors, no quests, and no real city planning. The mod was originally abandoned in 2010, after an alpha version of Harsh Lands was released on ModDB in 2009, and since then, as far as I know, it has remained in an abandoned sate. Spacecoke officially declared it abandoned in 2014, in response to a comment on his YouTube channel, and announced that it was free for anyone to take up and finish. With a lot of just extremely creative and epic looking exterior areas, Harsh Lands would be an amazing mod to see finished, but for now, it remains merely an exterior environment that you can explore and marvel at, and perhaps one day it’ll finally be completed.

Harsh Lands – Project Links and Downloads:
ModDB Download 
Harsh Lands YouTube Trailer
Harsh Lands Development Vlog

Morrowind Modding Reviews – Telvanni Replacer Part 1

Another week, another episode of Morrowind Modding Reviews! This time we’re looking at Telvanni texture replacers! Due to the fact that there’s only around 9 Telvanni texture replacers, this will be a rather short series of three videos, with three Telvanni texture packages in each episode. But in any event, we still compare these textures side-by-side so you can get the best idea if you want them in your game!

In this episode we cover Shannon’s Telvanni Texture Replacer By Shannon WorkmanAlternate Telvanni Textures By Chibimala, and Telvanni Texture Replacer By Carnajo.

Morrowind Modding Reviews – Hlaalu Retextures Part 2

We have five more Hlaalu retextures for you this week as the second part of our five-part Hlaalu series on Morrowind Modding Reviews. We’ll be looking at the cities of Suran and Balmora, comparing the textures for interiors and exteriors side by side for each mod, so you can easily figure out which one you want in your game. This week’s episode takes you from traditional retextures, to Aztec style stone textures, and beyond.

In this episode, we cover Ultimate Textures – Hlaalu Architecture By grVulture, ZackG’s Hlaalu Retexture By ZackG, Hlaalu Texture Replacer Red Marble By Carnajo, Aztec Hlaalu By Tygirwulf, and Faylynn’s Egyptian Hlaalu Retexture.

Morrowind Modding Reviews – Redoran Retextures Part 1

Another week, another new episode of Morrowind Modding Reviews, and this time around we’re covering Redoran retexture packs. We’ve got four different retextures for Great House Redoran in this episode, all of them varied in theme, and compared side-by-side to see which one is best for you.

For this episode, we’re featuring Redoran: Ivory Clay By Arkeyla, Redoran Retexture By Lady Rae, Pekka’s Redoran Walnut Wood Texture Replacer By Pekka, and Det Retex Redoran By Detrius2004. All of these are available from Morrowind Modding History.

Morrowind Modding Reviews – Hlaalu Retextures Part 1

This week for Morrowind Modding Reviews we’re doing something a little different. Instead of reviewing one mod, we’re reviewing three mods! All of them are texture replacers for the Hlaalu architecture set in Morrowind, and they vary pretty wildly in theme.

There are easily over a thousand texture replacers for Morrowind, and it can be a little hard sometimes to decide on which texture replacer you really want in your game, so I thought it might be a good idea to use Morrowind Modding Reviews to start doing a few “package” episodes, where you can see multiple texture replacers side-by-side with in-game footage, hopefully making the decision process on texture replacers easier.

For this episode, we’re featuring Kel’s Hi-Res Hlaalu Retex Pack By Keldyn, Hlaalu Richer Textures By Ghoul, andFaylynn’s Opulent Hlaalu Retexture By Faylynn. All of them are available for download at Morrowind Modding History.

Morrowind Modding Reviews – Houses and Apartments

Morrowind Modding Reviews is a new series dedicated to looking at one mod at a time and providing an actual narrated review with a numerical score based on a number of qualifications (see the chart below). Generally speaking, I have always tried to leave my personal opinion out of Morrowind Modding Showcases, so Morrowind Modding Reviews is a chance for me to provide a review and feedback for a particular mod.

If there’s a mod you would like me to review next, please let me know in the comments below! Morrowind Modding Reviews will airs every-other Thursday.

For our second review, we’re looking at Houses and Apartments by Ashworm. This is a real estate mod with 12 purchasable homes across Vvardenfell originally released in 2005. Each home is unique and comes at a different price, providing a variety of styles for the player to choose from, and each home is themed around a different plant or flower.

Scoring System Chart:

  • 2 Points – Function (mod does what it’s supposed to)
  • 1.5 Points – Quality (Immersion, little details, etc…)
  • 1 Point – Mod Cleaning
  • 0.5 Points – No Construction Errors or other Visual Bugs

Total Points Possible: 5

Download Houses and Apartments By Ashworm
Note: Conflicts with Suran Underworld, Balmora Expansion, New Suran, Suran Extended
Note 2: Duplicate Object Instances, clean with tes3cmd

The music featured in this episode is “The Final Stage” By Freemind and “A Young Mind” by Jon Babb (Bosa).