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.

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 Showcases – Episode 31

Today we don’t have any April Fools jokes for you, but we do have Episode 31 of Morrowind Modding Showcases with 13 new mods for your viewing pleasure! Visit exotic lands, talk to the dead, decorate your own towns, and run screaming from the dreaded and truly awful firebreathing cliffracers. Just..why? Weren’t they bad enough already?!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Illy’s Oh My Goddess By Illuminiel
House Mod of the Week – YAPHM (Yet Another Portable House Mod) By Tizzo
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Andromeda’s Fast Travel By SGMonkey
Town Mod of the Week – Moonshadow Temple By Shannon Workman
Items Mod of the Week – MSG: Misc Specialty Goods By Wildman
Quests Mod of the Week – Amulet of Scrye By Ivza
Landmass Mod of the Week – Annastia By Patrograd
NPC Mod of the Week – R-Zero’s Creatorium Part 1 – Waters and Shores By R-Zero
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Orcish Retexture By Joseph Melia
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Vaanic’s Tapestries By Vaanic
Underrated Mod of the Week – Scout’s Refuge By Neildarkstar
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Nemon’s Vivec Interiorator By Nemon
Bonus Mod of the Week – Firebreathing Cliffracers By Zetman
Conflicts With: Racer Recursion (thank the Divines)

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

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).

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