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:
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