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The open source 'OpenMW' has released 0.41.0 to further improve Morrowind on Linux

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OpenMW [Official Site], the open source engine for playing Morrowind has matured a little more with the release of 0.41.0.

The open source engine needs the data files from Morrowind to play, which can be purchased from GOG. One of the few times I feel it's okay to buy a Windows game!

New features
- Implemented zero-weight boots playing light armor boot footsteps
- Implemented playing audio and visual effects for every effect in a spell
- Implemented doubling the size of spell explosions
- Implemented particle textures for spell effects
- Implemented NPCs using opponent’s weapon range to decide whether to dodge
- Implemented dodging for creatures with the “biped” flag
- Implemented drop shadow for items in the menu
- Implemented correct range for “on touch” spells
- Implemented using telekinesis with on touch spells on objects
- Implemented AI Combat: Flee
- Implemented player glow for non-portable lights added to the inventory
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented rotate and scale sub modes for instance editing mode
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented water rendering
- ESS-Importer: Implemented player control flags

While no one feature is massive, the little features coming together are what really makes the experience feel whole. I am really looking forward to seeing this get everything implemented, as it's a great engine.

It also fixes tons of bugs! See the full lowdown on this page. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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mcphail 27 December 2016 at 7:39 pm UTC
I picked up Morrowind in the GOG sale a couple of days ago and have been playing with the previous version of OpenMW. It is a really neat project. Love it.
MayeulC 27 December 2016 at 7:45 pm UTC
I wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Is it the case on GOG? I wish a client would take care of the updates, though.
ronnoc 27 December 2016 at 8:09 pm UTC
M@yeulCI wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Is it the case on GOG? I wish a client would take care of the updates, though.

If you check the Wiki there are official repos available for several major distros. I picked up Morrowind on Steam today because of OpenMW. Looking forward to playing!
throgh 27 December 2016 at 9:55 pm UTC
Downloaded and updated!
rea987 27 December 2016 at 11:42 pm UTC
M@yeulCI wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Bethesda and Linux... That was a nice one. :-D
throgh 28 December 2016 at 1:06 am UTC
M@yeulCI wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Is it the case on GOG? I wish a client would take care of the updates, though.

No on GOG there is the good old "Morrowind" itself. But where is the problem to unpack this with innoextract and use the data with OpenMW? And why do you want another client? Just make a backup of the game-data and update OpenMW itself. There is no further need for a seperate client!
Gonza565 28 December 2016 at 2:01 am UTC
M@yeulCI wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Is it the case on GOG? I wish a client would take care of the updates, though.

Yeah it would be cool if steam had some kind of support for 'unofficial ports'. Actually, it would be quite useful if Steam just let you download Windows games on Linux.
Nor Mantis 28 December 2016 at 3:39 am UTC
Purchased Morrowind on GOG after reading this. I am going to give it a go. This game is my fav Elder Scrolls game and I was just talking about it with a friend yesterday.
Vash63 28 December 2016 at 3:41 am UTC
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M@yeulCI wish it was bundled on Steam. I guess they could try to sell it/make it available on Steam as a mod.

Is it the case on GOG? I wish a client would take care of the updates, though.

Yeah it would be cool if steam had some kind of support for 'unofficial ports'. Actually, it would be quite useful if Steam just let you download Windows games on Linux.

You can do this with steamcmd commands. Better than using WINE or a VM.
Nor Mantis 28 December 2016 at 4:42 am UTC
WOW, was not sure what to expect but first impressions are great, runs well and looks good. Easy to install. I only played this game on xbox when it came out. Look forward to giving it a go on my trusty Linux box! I am officially a fan!
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