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Open source game engine 'OpenMW' for Morrowind has been updated

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OpenMW [Official Site], the open source game engine for Morrowind has been updated again bringing in a few new features and plenty of bug fixes.

Note: It requires the data files from Morrowind, which you can find on GOG.

Take a look at their release video:

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Known Issues:

  • Shadows are not re-implemented yet
  • To use the Linux targz package binaries, Qt4 and libpng12 must be installed on your system

I tried it out personally some time ago and I was extremely impressed, it was very playable and really did feel good. This latest release continues to polish up the overall experience and implement a few new features. It's quite striking just how many bugs they were able to squash with this release!

In terms of features, the AI will now resurface from water to breathe, rain and snow will create water ripples (which looks very cool), keyboard navigation for menus and more. They've also done more work to OpenMW-CS, their content editing tool.

Find the full release notes in their release announcement.

For those interested, there's also the TES3MP project, which is a fork of OpenMW for multiplayer. It may merge with OpenMW in future, to allow once place for both singleplayer and multiplayer.

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crt0mega 5 Dec, 2017
TES3MP still lacks vital stuff but it's already fun :)
Lightkey 5 Dec, 2017
Same for GemRB, the free software game engine for all the Infinity Engine titles: Baldur's Gate series, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale series.

They finally released version 0.8.5 after almost two years.
Liam Dawe 5 Dec, 2017
Quoting: LightkeySame for GemRB, the free software game engine for all the Infinity Engine titles: Baldur's Gate series, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale series.

They finally released version 0.8.5 after almost two years.
Thanks for the tip, but we got to that one already :)
crt0mega 5 Dec, 2017
While we seem to be on that topic already: REGoth also makes progress but I haven't tried it yet.

Edit: They even have a release commentary for 0.4 o.O I've gotta watch it later.


Last edited by crt0mega on 5 December 2017 at 11:39 am UTC
razing32 5 Dec, 2017
Quoting: crt0megaWhile we seem to be on that topic already: REGoth also makes progress but I haven't tried it yet.

Edit: They even have a release commentary for 0.4 o.O I've gotta watch it later.

Nice. Have to try that.
Wonder if mods work . I recall Gothic 2 having a mod after the hero leaves for the mainland where you play a slave girl from the former colony prison and the orcs and paladins already duked it out and left corpses behind on the Valley Pass.
inlinuxdude 5 Dec, 2017
Wow! That's a nice list of features and bug fixes! I may have to try it out again!
Ananace 5 Dec, 2017
Going to note that there's now a flatpak package up on flathub for OpenMW as well, so if you prefer that type of an install then it's also an option.
crt0mega 5 Dec, 2017
Quoting: razing32Nice. Have to try that.
Is it a coincidence that your profile picture looks like Xardas? :D Very similar at least.
throgh 5 Dec, 2017
Just had a quick look at the "release commentary" and closed it after some minutes: Well demonstrating FREE, LIBRE Software with proprietary software (Excel, Windows) is somewhat strange.
razing32 5 Dec, 2017
Quoting: crt0mega
Quoting: razing32Nice. Have to try that.
Is it a coincidence that your profile picture looks like Xardas? :D Very similar at least.

nope :)
It's from the bundled goodie avatars from Gothic 3 on GOG
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