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This is quite exciting! OpenMW is now looking to officially merge in the TES3MP multiplayer fork as an optional game feature.

Writing in a news post recently, the developers of OpenMW mentioned the TES3MP integration is likely to be done after the big 1.0 release they're currently working towards. Keeping that in mind, it may be quite a while before it's available. TES3MP has actually been an "official partner" of OpenMW for a while and so news about the project in future is likely to be more often and posted officially on the OpenMW website too.

The benefit isn't just that OpenMW will have easy to use multiplayer, as it will eventually have a "server side scripting system" too like TES3MP which should be interesting.

As for how OpenMW itself is doing, it's looking like the Shadows feature is finally going to be merged into the project. The 0.45 release should be a big one, with it currently in the release candidate stages.

See more on the official OpenMW website.

If you need a copy of Morrowind to use in OpenMW, you can find it on GOG.

It's a seriously impressive project, pretty amazing what they've been able to achieve. Hopefully we will eventually see projects like it for later games.

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bgh251f2 11 February 2019 at 6:27 pm UTC
Testman
rcritThat said, I'm excited to see MP.

You can already play Morrowind multiplayer, it is just not integrated into OpenMW yet.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/mwmulti

Well, that seems to be a bummer for Linux players.
Testman 3 years 11 February 2019 at 6:47 pm UTC
bgh251f2Well, that seems to be a bummer for Linux players.

No, it's not a bummer for Linux players.
That is because TES3MP, as the first paragraph of the article states, is a fork of OpenMW, meaning it does run natively on GNU+Linux, just as OpenMW does.
terabyte25 11 February 2019 at 7:15 pm UTC
bgh251f2
Testman
rcritThat said, I'm excited to see MP.

You can already play Morrowind multiplayer, it is just not integrated into OpenMW yet.

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/mwmulti

Well, that seems to be a bummer for Linux players.

Huh? You can definitely play it on Linux, and the release for Linux is on their page https://github.com/TES3MP/openmw-tes3mp/releases.

Literally the only platforms that are supported by openmw and not by tes3mp is macOS (which they plan on releasing support for in the next week or so) and android.
Dedale 11 February 2019 at 8:27 pm UTC
I wonder if this will work with Tamriel Rebuilt. Morrowind had an unique style. I never bothered with the main quest after Arena.
terabyte25 11 February 2019 at 8:31 pm UTC
DedaleI wonder if this will work with Tamriel Rebuilt. Morrowind had an unique style. I never bothered with the main quest after Arena.

Yes this does work with TR and will work with (almost) any mod which is compatible with openmw.
razing32 12 February 2019 at 8:30 pm UTC
WorMzyI'm sure some people will enjoy this, but I can't see the point of shoehorning MP functionality into a classic SP game. Then again, I don't see the point of TES Online/Fallout 76 either.

Lots of people wanted to play a kind of co=op with friends.
Nobody wanted an MMO as far as I could understand it but lots of people wanted to be able to play with a few friends.
crt0mega 13 February 2019 at 11:52 am UTC
razing32Lots of people wanted to play a kind of co=op with friends.
Nobody wanted an MMO as far as I could understand it but lots of people wanted to be able to play with a few friends.
Exactly! Nothing's sweeter than roasting some Dreugh with a good friend.
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