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Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016 – Celebrating 14 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, 14 years later, over 22,000 mods have been released for Morrowind with the modding community still going strong.

In order to celebrate the 14th Anniversary of Morrowind, we’re doing something special, we’re holding the second annual May Modathon Month! Throughout the entire month of May, participating modders on the Nexus, TAL 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 naturally get their mod featured in our Mod of the Month series, celebrating the best mods released each month for Morrowind.

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 14th Anniversary that Morrowind deserves!

For more information about the rules of Modathon Month and how you can participate, check out our forum threads on Morrowind Nexus, The Assimilation Lab, and Great House Fliggerty

Morrowind Mod of the Month – January 2016

The results are in, and the Mod of the Month for January 2016 has been decided! This time around we have a number of different mods, from Redoran war armor, to Waffle centurions and Limeware retextures, there were a lot of great mods released in January and these are some quite notable ones! A new poll to decide the best mods of February 2016 is now live, which you can find here!

Our mod of the month for January 2016 is Redoran War Armor and Sathil Mercenary Equipment by Ashtaar, a mod that adds two new armor sets and a small quest to the game, and these are armor sets done in the Dunmeri style with a lot of the artistic styling that you’d expect from Dunmeri culture, and it’s a really very immersive mod that fits in perfectly with what you can already find in Morrowind.

Second choice for mod of the month is Waffle Warfare by Melchior Dahrk, a crazy comedy-styled mod that adds a ton of breakfast related items and weapons to the game, and of course waffles galore, including a Dwemer waffle launcher that you can use to defeat your foes in combat. There’s also a bunch of waffle easter-eggs added to the game as well, and it’s just a fun mod to check out.

Finally, our third choice for Mod of the Month is Long Live the Limeware – Retexture By Anarkhya, a vanilla-friendly and immersive texture replacer for the limeware items in the game, giving them high-resolution and detailed textures that emphasize their ancient origins, making them feel like artifacts from long ago, and these textures just fit in perfectly with vanilla Morrowind.

Morrowind Modding Interviews – Zini of OpenMW – Progress Interview

In this week’s interview we’re talking with Zini again, the project lead on OpenMW, the new game fan-created game engine for Morrowind, and this is mostly a progress update interview talking about everything that’s changed with OpenMW since we last spoke in December of 2014, as well as the recent multiplayer updates and the recent move to the OpenSceneGraph rendering engine.

A full list of projects that Zini is working on is included below.

OpenMW on YouTube
Ultima IX on YouTube

List of Projects:
OpenMW
Ultima IX: Redemption

Skyrim – Reaches of the North Trailer

The northern province of Skyrim, home of the Nords and numerous ancient civilizations, is a land that has often been wrought with conflict. None more so than the territory known as the Reach in western Skyrim, where Hammerfall and High Rock share often contentious borders with the Nords, occasionally exchanging cities and towns in this borderland during any of a number of minor battles and wars. Aside from the frequent conflict however, the Reach is a beautiful and harsh landscape of dense forests, towering mountains, and shallow rivers. The region is also home to more than a few settlements, including the trade-city of Karthwasten, an old town that still bares the scars of both recent and ancient conflicts, and the small village of Karthgad can be found in the middle of the Vorndgad Forest, a lush and beautiful terrain of hidden glades and tree-covered hills. Aside from these chief settlements however, one can find many small holds of Nords and Reachmen living in the hills and forests of the Reach, not to mention the ancient ruins of the Direnni, which can be seen for miles around due to their towering fortifications. The Reach is certainly a territory constantly in flux, lands change hands, and cities come and go, but for all its conflict, this is an awe-inspiring land of beauty well worth a visit.

Parts of Vorndgad Forest can be visited today as part of Skyrim – Home of the Nord’s first alpha release, though it’s important to note that this is a fairly out-dated release, and pretty much everything from that early version has been changed. Currently the SHOTN team is looking to make a major release that includes the new version of Vorndgad Forest, with the towns of Karthgad and Karthwasten included, sometime in the near future, so stay tuned to their website for more information!

With that said, Skyrim – Home of the Nords needs more modders, especially to work on the cities of Markarth and Dragonstar, so if you want to help out, head on over to Project Tamriel and join the team!

You can read up on the Lore and History of SHOTN’s Reach here.

The music in this trailer is “Journey’s End 3” by composer Jon Bjork from Epidemic Sound.

Morrowind Modding Showcases – Episode 45

Today we have the 45th episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases, featuring 13 more mods for your viewing pleasure! Investigate new towns, become a partner in a beach resort venture, create your own slave army, and much more in this week’s episode of Morrowind Modding Showcases!

Order of Mods and Their Download Links:
Popular Mod of the Week – Daedric Ruins Bump Mapped By Lougian 
House Mod of the Week – Seyda Neen House By MrAA
Gameplay Mod of the Week – Live Free By Apoapse 
Town Mod of the Week – Arkngthand 2.0 By Ragox
Items Mod of the Week – OAAB Armor Preview By Melchior Dahrk 
Quests Mod of the Week – Rift – A Unique Town Mod By MatthewTheBagel
Landmass Mod of the Week – Ushindra Beach By The Pixie
NPC Mod of the Week – Primal By Arsonide
New Meshes and Textures Mod of the Week – Stav’s Boxes – Pelagiad Keep By Stavroguin 
Modder’s Resource Mod of the Week – Kite’s Rug Resource By Kiteflyer61
Underrated Mod of the Week – Shallit Hideout By Istreddify
Blast from the Past Mod of the Week – Arena and The Rusty Swordsman By Illtempered 
Bonus Mod of the Week – Gnisis Waterfront By Crankgorilla

Morrowind Modding Interviews – CowGuru

For this week’s episode of Morrowind Modding Interviews, we’re talking with CowGuru, the renowned author of the popular satire comedic mods Muffinwind and Snakes on a Plane…of Oblivion, and during this episode, we talk a lot about where CowGuru got his crazy ideas for Muffinwind and Snakes on a Plane, as well as go on a bit of a nostalgia trip about the Morrowind Modding Community’s past and where the community’s headed going into the future.

A full list of mods that CowGuru has worked on can be found below:

Morrowind Mods:
Muffinwind Enhanced Edition
Muffinwind (Old Version)
Snakes on a Plane…of Oblivion
Jiub Companion

Morrowind’s Lyithdonea – The Azurian Isles Trailer

Lyithdonea, the isles of Dusk and Dawn, a scenic paradise of tropical jungles, peaceful waterways, ancient strongholds and bamboo forests. This eastern most region of the territorial lands of the Dunmer and Morrowind is home to Azura City, a massive metropolis that dominates the center of these Azurian Isles, where merchants from two continents trade wares in the street and priests of Azura worship from the temples. Outside this regional hub of activity is a beautiful landscape of mountains, jungles, swamps, and bamboo forests where small Velothian towns and Dunmer strongholds dot the shorelines, with ancient Daedric shrines poking out from the skyline.

A land of both beauty and danger, the Azurian Isles are home to some of the most awe-inspiring landmarks you’re like to find in Tamriel, like the gardens of the isles of the dawn, or the temples of Starmount Mountain, but these isles are also home to numerous dangers, from the dragons that ply the skies to the smugglers and Daedric cultists that make the numerous cracks and crevasses of this rough terrain their home. Regardless of what you’ll find in Lyithdonea, one thing is sure, adventure awaits around every corner, with new marvels to gawk at and new foes to defeat, you’ll find it all in the Azurian Isles!

Lytihdonea – The Azurian Isles is a project created by Melchior Dahrk, and currently the mod project is in an Alpha state, with exteriors mostly complete and some interiors and hostile NPCs in place, but Melchior’s currently looking for help with this massive project, and if you’re interested in chipping in an interior or two, you can make a submission at Project Tamriel!

You can read more about Lyithdonea here.

The music in this video is “Rise of the Phoenix 2” By Johannes Bornlof, and you can download it from Epidemic Sound.

Morrowind Mod of the Month – December 2015

Today we have the eighth episode of our Mod of the Month series, celebrating the best mods from December 2015. The idea behind this series is to release a video every month honoring the best mods released in that particular month, as decided by popular vote and also in part by my own personal decisions.

You can vote for the Mod of the Month for January 2016 here.

Our mod of the month for December 2015 is RR Mod Series – Better Ships and Boats By the Resdayn Revival Team, the latest in the superb lineup of Resdayn Revival mods that have been slowing updating various graphical parts of the game, and Better Ships and Boats continues that tradition with an absolutely fantastic replacement of the models and textures of the ships of Vvardenfell, adding in some really high-quality ships to Morrowind’s waters with an eye for a realistic level of detail while maintaining that classic Morrowind charm. It’s easy to see why it’s our Mod of the Month, and it’s definitely a mod worth checking out!

Second choice for mod of the month is More Quests By Sophie Kirschner, a mod that aims to add more quests to Morrowind that expand upon the personalities and characters you meet in a lore-friendly manner that blends in fairly well with Morrowind’s vanilla quests. Right now these quests only include a handful of characters involving the Wolverine Hall Mage’s Guild, but the author has committed to making more quests in the future, and it’ll be exciting to see how far this series goes.

Finally, our third choice for mod of the month is Stronghold Retexture By Flash3113, a complete retexture of the Dunmer Strongholds of Vvardenfell, providing a high-resolution and lore-friendly replacement for the interior and exterior textures of these famed strongholds, following up on similar texture replacers created by Flash3113 like the Lush Ascadian Isles mod from a few months ago. This is a really high quality texture replacer that aims to improve the Morrowind experience and atmosphere rather than change it, and in my opinion it perfectly accomplishes that goal and is certainly worth a look.

The music in this video is from Morrowind Music Overdose by Jon Babb.

Tamriel Rebuilt – The Beauty of Almalexia Trailer

Almalexia, City of Light, City of Magic, Capital of Morrowind and home to the largest urban population center east of the Imperial City. Almalexia is a sprawling and massive city in the shape of a ring, with Mournhold, the capital’s inner city, at the heart of it all. Named after the Goddess of Love and the Lady of Mercy, this is the city of Almalexia’s home, residing in the central temple compound, a deity among mortals. Far from being just the seat of Almalexia’s throne and the capital of Morrowind, the city of Almalexia also serves as the center of Great House Indoril and their vast, though dwindling, domains.

A city of beauty, as well as religion, culture, and the arts, thousands flock to this great capital of the Dunmer. Pilgrims come from all parts of Morrowind to worship at Almalexia’s temples, students come to learn at the city’s grand schools, and citizens from all over the Empire come to trade, tour and explore this massive and ancient capital. From the sights and sounds of Almalexia’s busy waterways and canals, to the ringing of temple bells and merchant’s scales, and the beauty of Almalexia’s gardens and parks, this is one grand city that provides numerous views and scenic overlooks that are well worth a visit.

Tamriel Rebuilt released Mournhold as a part of the Tamriel Rebuilt Version 15.10 Release in October of 2015. The city of Almalexia is currently exteriors only, with no interiors, quests, or NPCs yet in place, and the Tamriel Rebuilt team has announced plans to scrape the current version of the city and start over with a fresh slate. 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 totheir website and join the team today?

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

Morrowind Modding 2015 – Year in Review Trailer

In 2015 Morrowind turned 13 years old, yet instead of slowing down, the Morrowind modding community was more active in 2015 than in 2014, releasing over 500 new mods created by hundreds of different modders! From new dungeons to landmasses, quests, and everything in between, 2015 was an extremely active year for the community! And not only that, 2015 saw the release of several major projects, like Lyithdonea – The Azurian Isles and Tamriel Rebuilt’s Almalexia, adding countless hours of new content to the game, and projects like ModTown 2015 promise to bring much more in 2016! Even after 13 years, there’s still a lot of love being poured into this amazing game!

This trailer provides a mere snapshot of the mods released in 2015, and we couldn’t possibly cover all of them, but we’ve covered as many as we could in under four minutes!

Mods By Order of Appearance:
Love in the Time of Daedra By HangHimHigher
Yet Another Retexture – Imperial Edition By Erikaimar
RR Mod Series – Holamayan Monastery Replacer By Resdayn Revival Team
Imperial Houses and Forts Retexture – Ordo Arkitektora By Tyddy
Asmodeus Island By King Moyer TrulyOriginalArtCom
Nix-Hound Replacer By PeterBitt and Pherim
Tower of Vos By Melchior Dahrk
Dagon Fel Updated By HedgeHog12
Nerevarine Urshilaku Tent By Princess Stomper
Waterfront Shack By Sid
YAPHM (Yet Another Portable House Mod) By Tizzo
Forested Reside a Player Home By MatthewTheBagel
Prison Island By JMK
Witch House By Fox aka CandyGrl24
RR Mod Series – Better Ships and Boats By Resdayn Revival Team
Blades Safe House By Lythoc
Lush Ascadian Isles By Flash3113
Lyithdonea – The Azurian Isles By Melchior Dahrk
Corgi Companion By Melchior Dahrk
Shack with Caverns By Woodlandist
WonderWind By King Moyer TrulyOriginalArtCom
Village of Tel Fyr By Hlaalu66
Morrowind Rebirth 3.5 By Trancemaster
Tamriel Rebuilt – City of Almalexia By the Tamriel Rebuilt Team
Tel Rerandris A Telvanni Town and Cozy Player Home By MatthewTheBagel
Cliffracer Replacer By PeterBitt and Pherim
Strange Grove By JMK
Syrinx By Ken Cotterill
Wey’s Argonians By Wey
Stronghold Retexture By Flash3113
Ayleid Remnants By JMK
Epic Dagon Fel By MikeandIke
Tel Morgana By Ferian
Telvanni – Arkitektora of Vvardenfell By Tyddy
R-Zero’s Creatorium Part 1 – Waters and Shores By R-Zero (Reizeron)
ModTown 2015 – AutoClock’s Airship By the ModTown 2015 Team
Mora Stada By John Meckem
Tympany By Illuminiel

All of these mods can be downloaded from Morrowind Nexus, Great House Fliggerty, the TR Website, and JMK’s personal webpage.

The music in this video is “Rise of the Phoenix 3” By Johannes Bornlof, and you can download it fromEpidemic Sound here.

Thanks to the entire Morrowind Modding Community for keeping this awesome game alive! Here’s to 13 more years of Morrowind modding! Happy 2015 everyone, let’s make 2016 even better!