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Morrowind mods are a fucking jungle

Discussion in 'Bethesda Softworks' started by Grunker, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. marioggender: ⚧ Educated

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    Morrowind can become a genuinely great game if well-modded.

    At the very least, be sure to get some quest mods such as Tamriel Rebuilt, Havish, Lothavor's Legacy etc. Galsiah's Character Development is pretty much mandatory for me, as are the LGNPC series and Living Cities of Vvardenfell.

    Also, someone has recently translated Kalendaar, a big quest mod (previously french-only) which is very, very good - they say their main inspiration was Daggerfall and it really shows.
     
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    Ah, thanks. You are right, he was in by default in Morrowind. I was confusing one of the purchasable expansions for Oblvion, which adds a fellow into the game with 2k gold, right outside IC. I'm trying to think of the expansion (someting Razor?) but you probably know it, if you can remmeber that it was Caldera and not Pelingrad.
     
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  3. Scepticgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Mehrunes's Razor? I thought it was Mage Tower that added that chick in one of the shops in the IC (not outside), which IIRC was the best one to sell items to.
     
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  4. SCOgender: ⚧ Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Guys the Exe Optimizer is a must! (after applying the code patch)

    It appears to have eliminated the crashes, and now that MWSE works, only thing missing is the distant land.
     
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  5. DraQgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yes, this part was cool as it was strongly intertwinned with the backstory.

    And this is the backstory.
    The main part of the story is essentially the chosen-one-vs-ancient-evil schtick, except given spiffy paint job and a whole bunch of twists, beginning with the chosen one thing being suspicious at best, ending with the ancient evil not being actually evil.

    As for the Creeper and Crab everyone should stay the fuck away from them. They are easter-eggs and should be treated as such, not as fonts of infinite wealth.
     
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  6. marioggender: ⚧ Educated

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    Just use MGE's Distant Land Creation tool. And yes, exe optimizer is a must.
     
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  7. Vagielgender: ⚧ Augur

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    Do you have any more information about the translated french mod. I can only find info on the french version.

    Any more sugestions on quest mods? Everyone seems to focus on graphics mods which are the main reason they only play 5 minutes and then quit. I was trying to find a lore friendly list but things seem hazy beyond what you mentioned. Thanks
     
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    Nice. Except it doesn't talk about Galsiah's Character Dev mod =/
     
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  10. Leimreygender: ⚧ Educated

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    Looks like shit, IMHO. Also, I don't think I will find this mod enjoyable, if the English translation is of the same quality as the posting of that translator guy.
     
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  11. Nukestergender: ⚧ Novice

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    Ive installed this game a billion times, spending hours and hours finding and installing mods, only to uninstall by the time I leave Balmora. I love exploration games, with Gothic I and II being the best examples Ive played, but I cant get into this one. So the last time I installed, I said fuck it Im keeping the mods to a minimum, and this is what I settled on:

    - All of the official mods (AreaEffectArrows, LeFemmArmor, etc)
    - Last official patch and the Unofficial patch
    - Better Bodies, Heads, Clothes
    - Morrowind Code Patch
    - Where are all the birds going
    - NPC LVC Locks (the one where shopkeepers lock their doors at night)
    - Service Requirments
    - Better Beasts (and some neck fix)
    - Weathered Signs
    - Skip Tutorial

    Thats what I have installed. Not that I ever play the game anyways, but if the urge is there, I try it every now and again
     
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  12. Eyeballgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Personally, a mod I've always loved is the Combat Enhanced mod. While kinda campy, the added dismemberment effects and combos make the vanilla-meh combat a lot more involving and even makes an unarmed fighter character completely viable through the neck-snap combo.

    Trailer showing all the different new combat moves:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxJE9KKI ... 3A&index=2

    Don't worry about the bullettime if you don't like it, using it is entirely optional.

    Link to download: http://www.freewebs.com/aerelorn/
     
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    I can't. I just can't. I tried MW like 5 times, never got past 2 hours gameplay. The settings and atmosphere still greatly intrigue me and I was hoping to find a way to actually get "into" the game, but just looking at the sheer plethora of mods makes me puke.

    Selecting the good mods seems to be harder than playing the game itself. I wish there was a magic .exe which did all the magic, or at least some "consensus approved" list of sort...
     
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    That trailer looks tacky as fuck. Also you've linked to a playlist, and the next video is rather jarring.
     
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    Play without mods then. I'd recommend it anyway for the first playthrough. You may want to install MGE, better bodies and faces but that's just all.
     
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    Then play vanilla.

    You don't really *need* mods, just official patches and MCP.

    You can also search the forums for the list of what I use and choose and pick from those.
     
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    Thanks, I will do some enquiring, then...
     
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  18. SCOgender: ⚧ Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Installing morrowind.
    The process goes:
    1) Install morrowind, tribunal and bloodmoon, patch, backup the exe, use a cd mini-image not a no cd if you want that. The exe needs to be pure as snow.

    2) get the mods in some dir

    3) install wrye mash

    4) unzip mlox to the morrowind dir (you also want to grab the latest data file for this one and drop into the mlox dir. Unfortunately, autoupdate is not a feature yet)

    5) get and install (unzip into the MW dir) MWSE or MGE (if you want distant land)

    6) install and use the morrowind code patch (it's a exe hack with many bugfixes and options)

    7) use the timeslip exeoptimizer (it prevents crashes. Use it)
    7a) At this point, i personally zipped the whole dir + a batch file + some registry settings to backup and make the game portable and with my preferred key settings. If you're curious, just pm me, but it's done for a wine environment so windows would be harder.

    8) Install the mods with wrye mash. One mod you will REALLY want is the Morrowind Patch Project. You might need to repackage some of them (i would counsel you to remove the optional plugins you don't need, just rename their extension inside the archive, if you plan to keep the mods, it streamlines things a little when you want to replay a year later or something and are updating some mods. Don't forget to select them in the mods tab after installing (this is what takes me the most time nowadays, Wrye didn't implement a "select all" yet - i made a patch applied to this version of mash that does this, right click on the esp list header - though load lists are almost as good for most people - not for me though, since i delete the "windows" drive regularly).

    Also, a note: mlox is a tool to order mods to minimize conflicts automatically, but it only works for plugins since plugins can't overwrite other plugins (each is unique).
    There is a class of mods that mlox can't order, and these are the mods that replace texture/meshes. For these you should use the installer of wrye mash to order from the "base" texture replacers to the more specific ones. So for instance, you love Vurt's tree replacers, but would like all remaining morrowind trees to have correct UV textures from CorrectUVTrees. CorrectUVTrees would have to be installed first on the wrye mash list, since otherwise it would replace all those cool vurt trees. You can do this with the right mouse button and "move to" CorrectUVTrees to a lesser position than VurtTreeWhatever on the installers tab of wrye before installing them.
    You only should do this for texture/meshes mods, and only if they have conflicts. Mlox handles the rest.

    9) use mlox to auto-solve the order conflicts of the mods that are solvable (it warns you if they aren't solvable, links you to updates, patches to solve conflicts, etc).

    10) now you have to use MGEgui.exe to generate the distant land for your mod list (if and only if you used MGE above - i don't use it).

    11) use either the MWSE launcher (if you use MWSE standalone) or morrowind.exe (if you used MGE) to launch the game

    Easy right :M

    Here is my mod list (just the file names, not really the mod name). Many of these need MWSE or MGE (MWSE is included in MGE)
    Following all of the steps above is almost obligatory.
    Code:
    abotGuars117.zip
    abotSextants1.3.zip
    abotWaterLife118.7z
    abotWhereAreAllBirdsGoing115.7z
    adamantiumarmor.zip
    Adj_Magicka Regen.zip
    Advanced_Alchemy_v13.zip
    AllConnaryTextures.rar
    Almalexia_Replacer.rar
    Amulet_Icarianflight.zip
    AmuletOfScryeV1.15f1.zip
    Arakhors_Vampire_Alchemist.rar
    Assassination_2.0.rar
    ATDX.7z
    Bank_v24.zip
    bbnoinstall.7z
    beast_better_bodies.zip
    Belt_of_blinding_speed.zip
    betterbooksv1.zip
    betterclothes_ver1.1.zip
    better_heads11.rar
    Better_Skulls.7z
    Better Telekinesis.rar
    bjam_Aragon_at_MWSEpatch_v1.0.7z
    Bloodmoon_Landscape_Overhaul_1.0.7z
    BooksofVvardenfell_21.zip
    BPC_MWSE_1.2.zip
    BT_Lokken_child1_1.zip
    BT_Whitewolf_2_1.zip
    Building_Up_Uviriths_Legacy.7z
    Cave_Texture_Fix_V10.7z
    clean_ebartifact.zip
    clean_nevenastlsh15.zip
    cm_assassin_2.0.zip
    Combat Angle Adjustment.rar
    correctUVrocks10.rar
    darkermorrowindwindowsglow.zip
    Dark_Uvirith_Exterior.rar
    delayeddbattack.zip
    Detect Owner.rar
    Dialogue Closer of Doom.rar
    Dirty Deeds.rar
    Divine Domina.zip
    DNGDRv1.zip
    DNTexturesAllMerged.zip
    Enchantable_Gloves_of_the_Bal_Molagmer_Readme.zip
    Enchantment Multiplier.7z
    Enhanced Detection.rar
    Entertainers Expanded.zip
    firemoth1.1.zip
    flask_replacer.zip
    Frostmoth_Docks_Expanded.rar
    frostmoth_repaired_v0_31.zip
    galurrithariv3.rar
    GHD-_GDR_Patch.rar
    GraphicHerbalism.7z
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    Gravedigger.rar
    greathousedagoth104.zip
    Grimoas_Signposts_for_Tamriel_Rebuilt_Map1-18343.zip
    healers_v1.zip
    Ice_FemaleSteelCuirass.7z
    IceNioLiv_RobeReplacer.zip
    Ices_BMIce_NordicMail_Cuirass.7z
    Ices_Glass_Cuirass.7z
    Improved_Bartering.rar
    Improved_No_Glow_v1.zip
    Improved_Positioning.zip
    Julan_Ashlander_Companion_1.3.7z
    Keyring.rar
    k_in_tent.zip
    k_weather.zip
    LadyD_Reduced_Commentary.rar
    lefemmarmor1.1.zip
    Less_Generic_Bloodmoon_v1_2.zip
    Less_Generic_Nerevarine_v1_21.zip
    Less_Generic_Tribunal_v_1_1.zip
    Lexas_Picks_n_Probes_Fix_1.00.7z
    lgnpc_aldruhn_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_aldruhn_suppl_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_ald_velothi_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_gnaar_mok_1.10.zip
    lgnpc_hla_oad_1.32.zip
    lgnpc_indarys_1.51.zip
    lgnpc_khuul_2.10.zip
    lgnpc_maar_gan_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_nolore_0.83.zip
    lgnpc_paxredoran_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_pelagiad_1.22.zip
    lgnpc_secret_masters_1.30.zip
    lgnpc_seyda_neen_0.31.zip
    lgnpc_soul_sickness_patch.zip
    lgnpc_tel_mora_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_tel_uvirith_1.20.zip
    lgnpc_vfq_2.10.zip
    lgnpc_vivec_redoran_1.50.zip
    Librarian1.04.7z
    library_portable_v12c.zip
    LightTheWay_Scripted.zip
    Little_Secrets_11.zip
    Madd_Leveler_v1b.zip
    Magic_Border_Icon_Replacers.zip
    MannequinsForSale.zip
    MapDeluxe.zip
    Mashed Lists.zip
    Master Trainers.zip
    mcm_1.zip
    mel_tpp_1_3.7z
    Merchant_Investments.rar
    MeshImprovements171.zip
    Meteors.zip
    Misc_Items_Replacer.zip
    MoreBetterClothes.rar
    MPP-BETA-165.zip
    MWlib_1_5.7z
    NGE V1.zip
    NX9_guards_complete-27765.zip
    Persuasion Response Expansion v4.zip
    Protective_Guards.rar
    Psy_Azura_Replacer1.7z
    Psy_VGRCreatureEdition_(concept)_1.2.zip
    quarraclan_0126.zip
    quickchar1.2.zip
    rationalwildlife.zip
    reflective_gold.zip
    RoHT v1.5.7z
    seekersfactionfinal_0815.zip
    Silverware_Enhancer_v20.rar
    sm_ForgottenHalls21.rar
    Sottildes_Codebook.rar
    sqd_vile_vamphider.zip
    Starfire_Over_Telvannis_8.zip
    Starfires_NPC_Additions_111.rar
    SWG_s_Skies_v3_fixed.zip
    telvanni_meshes.rar
    Texture_Fix_18.7z
    Texture_Fix__TR__10.7z
    tg_aldruhn_tweak_0813.zip
    The_Forgottenhalls.rar
    The Imperial Legion Badge.zip
    The_Neverhalls_v10.7z
    thiefsdisguisekit.zip
    TravelingMerchants_v2-2.zip
    Trimmed_Down_Morrowind_12.rar
    TR_Map2_AntediluvianSecrets.7z
    Unique_Jewelry_and_Accessories.rar
    UvirithsLegacy2.0.7z
    v102b.rar
    vampiredreamsreduction.zip
    vampire_werewolf12.zip
    viveccantonsignsv1.1.zip
    vivec_signposts.rar
    Vurts_Ascadian_Isles_Mod_24a.rar
    VURTS_BC_TREES_07c.rar
    Vurts_Lava_and_Smoke11a.zip
    Vurts_Leafy_West_Gash_20a.rar
    Vurts_Silt_Strider_Retexture.rar
    WanderersofSolstheim11.zip
    weatheredsigns1.1_0606.zip
    were-realism1_7.zip
    werevampire_realsim_patch.zip
    werewolf_evolution10.zip
    werewolfforget.zip
    Wilderness Sounds 3.0.zip
    WolfCuirassMod.7z
    yagrumadvanced20.zip
    
    I understand completely the people that want a compilation of the mods. Unfortunately most people have no fucking taste. For instance, that amulet of icarian flight up there, is a cheat.
     
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    -_-


    Just looking at the list and the instructions makes me feel like quitting on this idea already... I don't think I am enough of a nerd to go through all of that just to play MW. Or maybe I'll try vanilla again, after all.
     
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  20. SCOgender: ⚧ Arcane In My Safe Space

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    And, looking at your previous message, my mod list wont be to your need either.

    Just use the Morrowind patch project then.
     
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    Again, play vanilla or with just WGI modular (items and magic fixes are very useful). And install MCP. Other than that, you're good.

    My own list is <80 plugins long (some mods are modular, if you counted just individual mods, you'd probably get half of that number) and most are minor, almost cosmetic plugins accummulated over the years, they wouldn't be worth it if I had to hunt them down and download again individually.

    Some, like WGI, Adul's Advanced Combat, or whatever version of dodge mod I have installed, can be worth it, but they are still not necessary to just play the game.
     
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    I never finished Morrowind :/
     
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    One does not simply finish Morrowind.
     
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    Very codexian of you not to specify your gender on that forum SCO. :smug:
    The mod's been in development since 2008, it might just get released when Tamriel Rebuilt is finished.
     
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