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News about Morrowind Modding Showcases and the Modding Community.

Morrowind Modathon – Deepscorn Showcase

In the shadows of Sadrith Mora, on the bare fringes of Imperial Law, lies the Deepscorn, an abandoned facility, unfurnished and unused. But it can be made, with time, into a proper home for those looking for a less public address, coming with all the necessities of living and the taking of life. From a fully functioning alchemy lab, to a cozy garden of poisons, and rooms to hone your skills in, the Deepscorn will provide you with all you need, even a shrine for your deity! Join the dark depths, and make the Deepscorn your home today!

Deepscorn was released by Istreddify on May 8th as part of the Morrowind May Modathon 2015 competition, and it’s one of three random drawing winners for the first week of May. All winners of Morrowind Modathon get free games, trailers and independent showcases of their mods on Morrowind Modding Showcases!

You can check out Deepscorn and download it today from Morrowind Nexus.

You can also check out the other two winners below:
Isle of the Dead By Trancemaster_1988
Christmas Like Snowflake Texture By Symbiote Dinosaur

Want to participate in Morrowind Modathon Month and potentially win prizes? It’s easy, just check out our announcement video and rewards video for more details!

The music in the this video is “Mournhold” and “Down By the Sally Garden” from Morrowind Music Overdose by Jon Babb

Morrowind Modathon – Christmas Snowflake Showcase

Ever wanted a more winter-like Solstheim experience? Ever think that maybe the snow trickling down from the high heavens is just lacking that little something? Then Christmas-Like Snowflake Texture is for you! A simple change that makes all the difference, making Solstheim feel like a real winterscape wonderland and adding greatly to the immersion of exploring this northern island!

Christmas Like Snowflake Texture was released by Symbiote Dinosaur on May 4th as part of the Morrowind May Modathon 2015 competition, and it’s one of three random drawing winners for the first week of May. All winners of Morrowind Modathon get free games, trailers and independent showcases of their mods on Morrowind Modding Showcases!

You can check out Christmas Like Snowflake Texture and download it today at GHF.

You can also check out the other two winners below:
Isle of the Dead By Trancemaster_1988
Deepscorn By Istreddify

Want to participate in Morrowind Modathon Month and potentially win prizes? It’s easy, just check out our announcement video and rewards video for more details!

The music in the this video is “Daggerfall Snowy Day” from the Daggerfall Music Collection by Zeno_

Morrowind Modathon – Isle of the Dead – Week One Winner!

To the west of Solstheim lies a forbidden place, a land of ash, smoke and fire, covered in the ancient ruins of Daedric shrines and the remains of the dead. A dangerous and tumultuous isle, the restless spirits of the past still linger here, waiting to avenge their deaths on hapless victims that wander too close. Still, rumors abound that great rewards may await those who would face the dangers of this deadly isle, people speak of ancient artifacts and treasure fit for kings. The question is, will you take up the challenge of the dead and run headlong into peril? If you do, there’s but one path for you… Fight or Die, Outlander, Fight or Die, those are the only choices to be made on the Isle of the Dead.

Isle of the Dead was released by Trancemaster_1988 on May 6th as part of the Morrowind May Modathon 2015 competition, and it’s one of three random drawing winners for the first week of May. All winners of Morrowind Modathon get free games, trailers and independent showcases of their mods on Morrowind Modding Showcases!

You can check out Isle of the Dead and download it today here.
Note: Isle of the Dead conflicts with the Tamriel Rebuilt Alpha

You can also check out the other two winners below:
Christmas Like Snowflake Texture By Symbiote Dinosaur
Deepscorn By Istreddify

Want to participate in Morrowind Modathon Month and potentially win prizes? It’s easy, just check out our announcement video and rewards video for more detials!

The music in this video is “Battle Scars 5” By composer Rannar Sillard from Epidemic Sound.

Morrowind May Modathon Month – The Rules and Prizes

In order to properly celebrate Morrowind’s 13th anniversary this year, we’re doing something special, we’re hosting a competition and giveaway where any participating modders can win prizes such as Indie or AAA games for making and releasing mods on Morrowind Nexus, Great House Fliggerty, or some third-party website.

Participation:

You can participate by leaving a short note in the mod description page of your mod at Morrowind Nexus and GHF that includes “Part of the May Modathon Month” somewhere near the top of the mod’s description. This is critical, because otherwise we won’t know to include your mod in the event.

if you don’t know how to make Morrowind mods, I’d highly recommend you check out our Let’s Mod Morrowind series to get a sense of the basics (and indeed, this includes basic scripting, quest design, and many other elements of the CS).

How it Works:

There are two different ways you can win prizes during Morrowind May Modathon Month, and we’ll be going over both ways in detail below.

Every week two-three different modders will be selected at random to win a single AAA or Indie game, and the way this works is that we’ll compose a list of all participating mods released that week, plug them into a random number generator, and the top three results we get back will be the winners for that week.

If you win in one of these weekly drawings, I’ll send you a message on the Nexus, GHF, or some other forum board notifying you that you’ve won and providing a list of three games you can choose from as your prize. If you already own all three games, or want to specify a particular genre of game you want as a reward, I’ll send you an updated list to choose from. Please try not to abuse this system though, due to financial reasons, I can’t necessarily give you the best games on the market right now, and the fact of the matter is that the Morrowind Modding Showcases channel operates at a monthly loss, it costs more to maintain than it brings in with ad revenue. So please, don’t abuse the system!

The second way you can win is through the grand prize, the mod of the month award with 10~15 games as prizes. This award is determined by a panel of five secret judges who’ll be going through and rating each mod in the entire event on a simple numerical scale.

The scale they’ll be using can be found below:

  1. 5 Points for Mod Functionality (Mod does what it’s supposed to)
  2. 3 Points for Mod Quality (Polish and extra features)
  3. 2 Points for Mod Cleaning (No dirty references or GMSTs)

If you don’t know how to clean Morrowind mods, I’d recommend tes3cmd and you can find a tutorial on how to use it here.

The total points possible for any mod is 50, or a 10 out of 10 from each judge. In the event of a tie, we should have enough games to go around for all.

Indeed, we have over 100 games in stock to give away, so if you collaborate on a mod with someone else, regardless of which of the two ways you can win, everyone involved will still get something for their efforts.

Rules:

Overall this competition and giveaway is pretty easy to understand, and there aren’t a whole lot of rules involved, but there are a few things we should clear up just in case.

First, all types of mods are perfectly acceptable. From texture replacers to gameplay tweaks to content mods like house mods, quest mods, or dungeon mods. All of those are fine and will be accepted for the competition! The only kind of mod that will NOT be accepted is cheat mods, i.e. placing a barrel full of loot in the middle of Seyda Neen or placing a daedric longsword in the Census and Excise Office. Cheat mods like that will not be considered for the competition.

Also, it should be pointed out that for larger mod projects, you can submit a demo or playable beta of your mod as part of the competition and it’ll be perfectly acceptable. I do need to stress that it must absolutely be playable though. Any mod that crashes to desktop upon loading the game will not be considered.

Prizes:

Here you’ll find the exact prize listings for each of the two ways you can win.

Weekly Drawing (2-3 Winners Each Week) Prizes:

  1. One Indie or AAA Game
  2. A Special Modathon Winner Graphic as designed by Melchior (that you can embed into your mod’s description)
  3. A Trailer/Showcase video on the Morrowind Modding Showcases channel

Grand Prize Winner – The Mod of the Month Award:

  1. 10~15 Indie and AAA games
  2. A unique graphic composed from screenshots of your mod declaring you the winner of Morrowind May Modathon Month 2015, as created by Melchior Dahrk (ideal for embedding into your mod’s description)
  3. A trailer/showcase video on the Morrowind Modding Showcases channel
  4. The first in a brand new series that will air every month after May called the “Mod of the Month” series, honoring the best quality mods released each month.

Anyway, that should explain everything! Best of luck to everyone whose going to participate (and really, you should all participate, because modding is both easy AND fun, and this way you could win prizes for doing something you may end up enjoying anyway).

The competition ends June 1st, and we should have a list of grand prize winners available by June 10th!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment and/or send me a message!

Happy 13 Years of Resdayn! May Modding Morrowind Never Die!

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 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

The New Home of Morrowind Modding Showcases

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Its been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting the website for Morrowind Modding Showcases online. Right now a lot of things are still being organized and constructed, so you can expect a number of changes in the future. Currently you can find a link to our YouTube channel up on the page bar, as well as links to our Tumblr account, Abot’s mod list, and our Morrowind Screenshots gallery (including over 500 screenshots).

Keep in mind the image gallery is still largely unorganized and it will take a while to get everything properly tagged. You can also upload your own screenshots to the gallery if you so desire.

Eventually we’ll also be setting up a small forum board for mod discussion where we can take requests to feature particular mods in the show. Not to mention, we also have an experimental mod conflict database in early alpha stages, and hopefully we’ll be able to get that online one of these days as well.