Helios Keep – The Epic Castle Trailer

Helios Keep is one of the largest castle mods ever created for Morrowind, originally released way back in 2005-2006 by Sauron256. You’ll get to travel to a new island, dominated by the massive fortress of Helios Keep, and surrounded by peaceful woodland forests. This castle, with all of its numerous towers, walls and turrets is your’s to command if you so desire.

Full Features Include:
– A massive new castle to explore and command
– A new island, complete with woodland forests
– Dozens of new service NPCs
– Numerous rooms for your own personal use

Why not go ahead and try out Helios Keep today? You can download it from Morrowind Modding History here.

Note: Helios Keep DOES conflict with Tamriel Rebuilt!

The music in this episode is “Better Life” By Jon Babb (Bosa) from his Morrowind Music Overdose IV collection.

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 Interviews – Scrawl of OpenMW

In this week’s interview we’re talking with Scrawl, one of the main programmers for OpenMW, the new fan-created game engine for Morrowind. During this interview, we discuss the progress of OpenMW, whether or not we’ll see the 1.0 release this year, and what features that Scrawl is looking forward to implementing post-1.0.

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

A full list of projects that Scrawl is working on is included below:

OpenMW on YouTube
OpenMW

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Morrowind Rebirth

Today we have a surprise extra episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases! Just in time for the anticipated release of Morrowind Rebirth 3.0 later this week, we have a special episode covering a number of the features and expansions that Morrowind Rebirth makes to vanilla Morrowind! From city extensions to new dungeons, and from new gameplay features to new world locations, we take a fairly detailed look at what all Morrowind Rebirth has to offer. Explore Vvardenfell anew, and see the world of Morrowind like you never have before with Morrowind Rebirth!

You can download Morrowind Rebirth from ModDB and Morrowind Nexus.

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 30

Episode 30 of Morrowind Modding Showcases is now online, and this week we’re taking a look at a number of vampire mods! That’s right, we have a vampire themed episode with 13 new mods for your viewing pleasure! Explore new isles, fight through Vvardenfell’s underground, dance in daemon bars, and give the dark gift of vamprisim to your followers in this the thirtieth episode!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Vampire Embrace By Cortex
House Mod of the Week – Lord Vastion’s Malq’ultrin Manor By Lord Vastion
Requires Simple Mannequins
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Oblivion Style Vampires in Morrowind By DoctorEss
Dungeons Mod of the Week – The Rotten Core By The Smith In Exile
Items Mod of the Week – Carnithus Armamentarium Complete By Carnithus
Quests Mod of the Week – The Underground By Qarl
Landmass Mod of the Week – Inferno’s Island Revisited By Inferno
NPC Mod of the Week – Vampire Realism By Deadgirl
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Blood and Gore By TheLys
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Blood Waterfall By Hjalmar Mill and Kissimurra aka Bajamaja
Underrated Mod of the Week – Acashiea Moca By BBSlayer
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Galur Rithari: The Rest of the Story By Curmudgeon and LostInSpace
Bonus Mod of the Week – Ashes to Ashes By Midgetalien

Morrowind Modding Interviews – Scamp

In this week’s interview we’re talking with Scamp, project developer and head of exteriors with Province: Cyrodiil and also Skyrim – Home of the Nords, both of which are massive province mods that have recently come under the same banner during the recent province union.

During this interview, we discuss the recent progress at Province: Cyrodiil (including when we might see a new release), as well as the work that Scamp has done for Tamriel Rebuilt in the past, and the recent Province Union with Project Tamriel that has brought Skyrim, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr, and High Rock under the same banner.

A full list of projects that Scamp is working on is included below:
Scamp’s Blog

Province: Cyrodiil on YouTube
Skyrim – Home of the Nords on YouTube

List of Projects:
Project Tamriel (Home of Skyrim, Cyrodiil, High Rock, and Project Outreach)

Skyrim – Home of the Nords
Downloadable Releases

Province: Cyrodiil
Downloadable Releases

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).

Tamriel Rebuilt – Roth Roryn Trailer

The Roth Roryn region covers a massive stretch of mainland Morrowind’s western territory, composing a large chunk of the area in-between the borders of Cyrodiil and the Thirr River Valley. Known for its massive canyons and towering rock-faces, Roth Roryn is a rugged region filled with untamed wilds and natural beauty. Sparely populated due to the rough nature of the terrain, a number of Hlaalu and Redoran settlements can still be found here, with Hlaalu plantations hugging the outskirts of eastern Roth Roryn, and various Redoran farms and towns populating the interior.

The region is dominated by the massive Redoran city of Kartur, located in the northeastern reaches of the Roth Roryn territory in one of the many defensible valleys that populate the area, with tall enclosing cliffs to protect the city from invasion. Aside from the bustling valley streets of Kartur, the region is also home to the ancient Redoran settlement of Bodrum, made famous for a battle between the Empire and Resdayn during the First Era.

Tamriel Rebuilt released the Roth Roryn region as part of the Tamriel Rebuilt Alpha back in August of 2014. This region is partially complete already, with some interiors in place and the typical assortment of NPCs populating certain areas of the territory. 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 Boat to Vivec” and “Solstheim” by Jon Babb (Bosa). You can download both tracks as a part of his Morrowind Music Overdose series.

Let’s Mod Morrowind Episode 2 – Making a Quest Mod

For our second episode, we’re making a quest mod using the house mod from episode one as a base (sort of), since a lot of you mentioned in the comments that you’d like to see a quest mod. During this episode we create a new exterior and interior, and explain NPC creation, Dialogue, Quest Design and Scripting to some extent.

I’ve included the full rough draft quest design document, complete with notes and explanations, as a download for you guys to check out, so you can hopefully get a good idea of how to design and write quests.

It should be mentioned that our little quest mod is going to take several weeks to finish, and in total will be continued over the next six-seven episodes, including a final episode covering what all you should do to advertise and promote your mod after release.

Next time on Let’s Mod Morrowind, we’ll be doing more quests but also dungeon design. We’re going to be doing a smuggler cave to start out with, but we can combine multiple tilesets together, so let me know what additional dungeon features you’d like. For example, we could include Daedric, Dwemer, Velothi or even Imperial Fort architecture in our smuggler cave.

Morrowind Modding Trailers – Trade Disputes

Trade Disputes is a large and in-depth quest mod originally released for Morrowind in 2003 by Dalin. The mod takes place at Fort Klamoth, a new Imperial fort near Gnisis, where trade negotiations between the Imperials and a nearby fishing village of peaceful orcs have stalled to a stand-still. Both sides are hiding things from the other, and it’s up to the player to decide who they’ll side with in the negotiations, and whose terrible secrets of the past they’ll reveal…

Trade Disputes won entry into Planet Elder Scrolls Hall of Fame in 2006, and is considered one of the most popular Morrowind quest mods of the early 2000s with over 10,000 downloads.

Full features include:

  • A new Imperial fort
  • A new island (mostly compatible with Tamriel Rebuilt)
  • A new village and new characters
  • Around a dozen quests with branching story-lines

Why not check out and download Trade Disputes today? You can download it here.

The music in this episode is “Toils and Snares” By Jon Babb (Bosa) from hisMorrowind Music Overdose IV collection.