Morrowind May Modathon Month – Celebrating 13 Years of Morrowind

In the early days of May 2002, a little game came out called The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It would go on to save Bethesda Softworks from bankruptcy, sell millions of copies, and become the most popular game for modding at the turn of the century. Now, 13 years later, over 22,000 mods have been released for Morrowind with the modding community still going strong.

In order to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Morrowind, we’re doing something special, we’re holding a May Modathon Month! Throughout the entire month of May, participating modders on the Nexus and GHF who submit Morrowind mods could get a chance to win indie or AAA games each week. Likewise, all participating mods will be entered to win the Mod of the Month Award, with a ton of games as a prize.

Not only that, but all winners will get trailers, special showcases, and numerous video features on Morrowind Modding Showcases. And the winner of the Mod of the Month award will get the first video in a series we’ll be airing every month after May called the “Mod of the Month” series, where the best mods each month are honored for their quality.

You can participate by leaving a short note in the mod description page at Morrowind Nexus and GHF that includes “Part of the May Modathon Month”. Remember, this only applies to mods released in May, so let’s all get to modding and make this the 13th Anniversary that Morrowind deserves!

 

Why You Should Still Make Mods in 2015

Recently, there’s been a lot of trouble in the modding community, paid mods have torn the community apart, and things are looking pretty bad right now with all the anger and hate. Today we’re taking some time from our typical video-schedule to talk about what modding is really all about, and why even in the midst of all this madness, you should keep making mods in 2015 and beyond, no matter what game you’re making them for or what they consist of! Because at the end of the day, modding is about sharing and having fun!

Share your stories and appreciation of mods on Twitter today by using the hashtag “ILoveModding”, and let’s remember all of the positivity and creativity that’s come out of modding and look towards a brighter future!

May making mods remain forever free, as it is already in Resdayn!

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 Interviews – Haplo, Head of Tamriel Rebuilt

In this week’s episode of Morrowind Modding Interviews, we’re talking with Haplo, the head of Tamriel Rebuilt and one of the early members of the project.

During the course of this interview we cover an absolute ton of topics related to Tamriel Rebuilt, from the lore surrounding the Great Houses, particularly Great House Indoril and Great House Dres, to the claims and development system of Tamriel Rebuilt and the 13-year history of the project, including the schism between Tamriel Rebuilt and Silgrad Tower.

We also go over what happened to Almalexia, when we might expect a semi-finished release of Tamriel Rebuilt, and the modding community at large. There’s all of that and much more covered in this fairly detailed (and definitely quite long) interview including some 30+ minutes of unique Tamriel Rebuilt footage.

You can check out Tamriel Rebuilt on YouTube here, and find their releases thus far here.

Tamriel Rebuilt – The Inlet Bog Trailer

In central eastern Morrowind, along the coast of the Inner Sea, lies the Inlet Bog, a realm of dark swamps, rivers and lakes that have long resisted the encroachment of civilization. Sitting at a crossroads between the cities of Old Ebonheart, Helnim, Akamora and Almalexia, this region is surprisingly sparse in population, and home to a variety of ne’er-do-wells, from common bandits to necromancers, cultists, and smugglers profiting off the numerous ruins in the area.

The Inlet Bog is home to only one major population center of any kind, the small and rather impoverished village of Darnim, sitting along the eastern coast, an assortment of shacks and dock pillings that give off the vague reassurance of civilization. Aside from this lone village, a number of hermits, small-time farmers, and other isolationist sorts muck out a living in the murky perpetual fog that hangs in the air, always aware of the dangers that lurk just out of sight. From swamp beast to necromancer, there’s plenty to fear along the half-sunken roads of the Inlet Bog…

Tamriel Rebuilt released the Inlet Bog region as a part of Map 3 and included it in the latest update back in August of 2014. This region is already pretty much completed, with interiors, dungeons, NPCs, and unique dialogue already in place. Still, if you want to help out with this massive project and contribute to one of the oldest continuously worked on mod projects in Morrowind’s history, why not head over to their website and join the team today?

You can download Tamriel Rebuilt’s latest release here and check out their YouTube channel here.

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 32

Been a while, but we finally have Episode 32 of Morrowind Modding Showcases online with 13 new mods for your viewing pleasure. This week we have a bit of a Redoran theme overall, and you’ll get to fight in the arena, expand your stronghold, escape an insane asylum and much more in this week’s episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:

Popular Mod of the Week – Abu Manor By Phoebe
House Mod of the Week – Vil’s Indarys By Vil-hatarn
Gameplay Mod of the Week – The Doors – Ald-Ruhn By Arcimaestro Antares and WH-Reaper
Town Mod of the Week – Khuul Expanded By Casey Tucker
Items Mod of the Week – The Cloak and Dagger By MagicNakor
Quests Mod of the Week – The Rivera By Slaanesh The Corrupter
Landmass Mod of the Week – Asmodeus Island By King Moyer TrulyOriginalArtCom
NPC Mod of the Week – Ald Ruhn Arena By JMK
DeviantArt Download
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Redoran – Arkitektora of Vvardenfell By Tyddy
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Fereleth’s Common Tilesets #1 and #2 By Fereleth
Underrated Mod of the Week – Bouking Manor By Skeleton
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Centurion’s Redoran Stronghold Extension By Centurion
Bonus Mod of the Week – Dread Knight Armor Morrowind Edition By Bahamut

Morrowind Modding Interviews – Stuporstar

In this week’s interview, we’re talking with Stuporstar, the author behind the extremely popular Uvirith’s Legacy, as well as The Tea Mod and Myron Reducto’s Shrinkwand. She’s also working on writing a few novels, and some of her past mods include the critically underrated Books of Vvardenfell. During this interview, we discuss how Stuporstar got started with modding, what her inspirations for her novels are, and what projects she’s currently working on (such as the new version of Uvirith’s Legacy).

A full list of mods that Stuporstar has released is included below:
Stuporstar’s Website

Morrowind Mods:
Uvirith’s Legacy
Books of Vvardenfell
The Tea Mod
Myron Reducto’s Shrinkwand
ST Wearable Towels
Get Fezzed!
Crate Texture Resource
Rincewind’s Luggage
Animated Targets and Practice Dummies
Twisted Forks
Strikers 2.0 to 3.0 Upgrader
Propylons
Stuporstar’s Functional Dice
Dark Uvirith Exterior
Packguar Advanced
Beautiful Books Volume I: Grimoires
Dark Uvirith Exterior BuUG
ST Forges, Fireplaces and Grinders Resource
Mesh Improvements Optimized
Quest Tweaks and Alternatives
ST Alchemy

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 Interviews – MikeandIke

This week we’re talking to MikeandIke, the author behind the Epic series of mods, including Epic Balmora, Epic Ald-Ruhn, and Epic Sadrith Mora. He’s also done a couple of texture replacer mods and the Skyrim UI Overhaul for Morrowind. In this interview we discuss MikeandIke’s inspirations, where he sees the community going in the coming years, and also his latest projects, including the highly anticipated Epic Tree Stumps mod.

We’ll be releasing a new interview every Wednesday, so check in every week to hear from your favorite modders!

A full list of mods that MikeandIke has released is included below:
MikeandIke’s YouTube Channel

Morrowind Mods:
Epic Balmora
Epic Ald Ruhn
Epic Sadrith Mora
Vivec and Velothi Retexture
Imperial Forts Retexture
Skyrim UI Overhaul for Morrowind
Animated Main Menu for Morrowind

Skyrim Mods:
Better Daedric Blades
Dwemer Metal Ruins

Tamriel Rebuilt – Armun Ashlands Trailer

The Armun Ashlands of the Morrowind mainland is a desolate wasteland, devoid of almost all life, and stretching from the Roth Roryn region deep down into south central Morrowind. Some say the ashlands are growing, encroaching upon the fertile territory of the Thirr River Valley, a wave of ash just waiting to spill over into the deep currents of the Thirr river. The Armun Ashlands is a dangerous land to travel, many a weary traveler has met their end trying to span this vast and unforgiving realm. Ancient ruins can also be found, half-buried in the ash, remnants of past civilizations that have fallen to the Armun’s persistent encroachment. This territory is home to only one settlement of any notable size, the small Hlaalu town of Ald Erfoud, an oasis for tired travelers trying to get to the city of Kragenmar in the Othreleth Valley of southern Morrowind. Though hardly the only population in the midst of these wastes, the Armun Ashlanders can also be found camping along this harsh landscape, making by as they have for generations.

Tamriel Rebuilt released the Armun Ashlands region as part of the Tamriel Rebuilt Alpha back in August of 2014. If you want to help out with this massive project and contribute to one of the oldest continuously worked on mod projects in Morrowind’s history, why not head over to their website and join the team today?

You can download Tamriel Rebuilt’s latest release here.

And visit their YouTube Channel here.

The music in this trailer is “A Story” by Jon Babb (Bosa). You can download it as part of his Morrowind Music Overdose package.