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June 17, 2004 8:22:04 PM

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I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have a
character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something? I've
been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help. Any
sugestions would be appreciated.

Bev
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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 8:22:05 PM

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Bev expounded thusly :

> I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have a
> character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something?
> I've been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help. Any
> sugestions would be appreciated.

Maybe you're just invisible :) 

Sounds like a bug, but I've never heard of that particular one. If you
went through the char creation process without any problems, maybe check
that you haven't changed which mods you had in effect at char creation.

Try creating another char, and if it works OK?

-mb
June 18, 2004 11:51:07 AM

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markB wrote:
>
> Bev expounded thusly :
>
> > I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have a
> > character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something?
> > I've been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help. Any
> > sugestions would be appreciated.
>
> Maybe you're just invisible :) 
>
> Sounds like a bug, but I've never heard of that particular one. If you
> went through the char creation process without any problems, maybe check
> that you haven't changed which mods you had in effect at char creation.
>
> Try creating another char, and if it works OK?
>
> -mb

Thanks Mark but creating other characters has resulted in the same blank
picture. I just followed the character instructions and as I haven't
played the game beore started with a clean slate. Don't know what else
to do :( 

Bev
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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 11:51:08 AM

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Bev expounded thusly :
> markB wrote:
>>
>> Bev expounded thusly :
>>
>>> I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have
>>> a character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something?
>>> I've been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help.
>>> Any sugestions would be appreciated.
>>
>> Maybe you're just invisible :) 
>>
>> Sounds like a bug, but I've never heard of that particular one. If
>> you went through the char creation process without any problems,
>> maybe check that you haven't changed which mods you had in effect at
>> char creation.
>>
>> Try creating another char, and if it works OK?
>>
>> -mb
>
> Thanks Mark but creating other characters has resulted in the same
> blank picture. I just followed the character instructions and as I
> haven't played the game beore started with a clean slate. Don't
> know what else to do :( 

You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:

www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it --
drag something over there and see if it equips?

Good luck!

-mb
June 18, 2004 1:11:37 PM

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markB wrote:
>
> Bev expounded thusly :
> > markB wrote:
> >>
> >> Bev expounded thusly :
> >>
> >>> I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have
> >>> a character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something?
> >>> I've been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help.
> >>> Any sugestions would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Maybe you're just invisible :) 
> >>
> >> Sounds like a bug, but I've never heard of that particular one. If
> >> you went through the char creation process without any problems,
> >> maybe check that you haven't changed which mods you had in effect at
> >> char creation.
> >>
> >> Try creating another char, and if it works OK?
> >>
> >> -mb
> >
> > Thanks Mark but creating other characters has resulted in the same
> > blank picture. I just followed the character instructions and as I
> > haven't played the game beore started with a clean slate. Don't
> > know what else to do :( 
>
> You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
>
> www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
>
> Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it --
> drag something over there and see if it equips?
>
> Good luck!
>
> -mb

Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from the
moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I can
move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an empty
box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this. The tunic and gear
my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the inventory box
beside the non picture. All the other npc I've met in the game so far
are visible, rofl.

Bev
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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 1:11:38 PM

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Bev, what graphic card are you using? Try disabling any Antialias or
anisotropic filtering.
It sounds like some corrupt files, or display driver problems. I would
strongly suggest you to uninstall, and reinstall the game. And use latest
patch.


BUT: do this, turn on the sound system, buy any armor (cuirass or pauldron),
open inventory, now drag this newly bought item over to *empty space*. What
happens? Do you hear sound of getting equiped? Or just it become visible?



"Bev" <bevdun@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
news:40D20909.9B07EC7A@xtra.co.nz...
> markB wrote:
> >
> > Bev expounded thusly :
> > > markB wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Bev expounded thusly :
> > >>
> > >>> I have all my menus up in the first part of the game but don't have
> > >>> a character picture in the inventory menu. Have I missed something?
> > >>> I've been looking in the manual but can't find anything to help.
> > >>> Any sugestions would be appreciated.
> > >>
> > >> Maybe you're just invisible :) 
> > >>
> > >> Sounds like a bug, but I've never heard of that particular one. If
> > >> you went through the char creation process without any problems,
> > >> maybe check that you haven't changed which mods you had in effect at
> > >> char creation.
> > >>
> > >> Try creating another char, and if it works OK?
> > >>
> > >> -mb
> > >
> > > Thanks Mark but creating other characters has resulted in the same
> > > blank picture. I just followed the character instructions and as I
> > > haven't played the game beore started with a clean slate. Don't
> > > know what else to do :( 
> >
> > You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
> >
> > www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
> >
> > Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it --
> > drag something over there and see if it equips?
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > -mb
>
> Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
> suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from the
> moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I can
> move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an empty
> box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this. The tunic and gear
> my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the inventory box
> beside the non picture. All the other npc I've met in the game so far
> are visible, rofl.
>
> Bev
> --
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 1:11:38 PM

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Bev expounded thusly :
> markB wrote:
>> You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
>>
>> www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
>>
>> Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it
>> -- drag something over there and see if it equips?
>>
>> Good luck!
>>
>> -mb
>
> Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
> suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from the
> moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I can
> move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an
> empty box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this.

Heh. Nice try :)  That's the crosshairs that tells you what you're
aiming at for activating, attacking, speaking to, etc. You can toggle
it in the Options menu. It's a 1st person game, so you're out of the
picture mostly, unless you hit or hold the TAB key.

> The tunic
> and gear my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the
> inventory box beside the non picture.

Drag it to the empty window. But if it's got a highlighted border, it's
already equipped.

Anyway, make sure you're patched:

http://www.bethsoft.com/downloads/patches/Morrowind_v1....

That's MW, but if you put in Tribune and Bloodmoon you'll need a
different one.

Make sure your gfx drivers are current.

Wierd problem :/ 

-mb
June 18, 2004 9:16:04 PM

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markB wrote:
>
> Bev expounded thusly :
> > markB wrote:
> >> You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
> >>
> >> www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
> >>
> >> Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it
> >> -- drag something over there and see if it equips?
> >>
> >> Good luck!
> >>
> >> -mb
> >
> > Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
> > suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from the
> > moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I can
> > move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an
> > empty box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this.
>
> Heh. Nice try :)  That's the crosshairs that tells you what you're
> aiming at for activating, attacking, speaking to, etc. You can toggle
> it in the Options menu. It's a 1st person game, so you're out of the
> picture mostly, unless you hit or hold the TAB key.
>
> > The tunic
> > and gear my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the
> > inventory box beside the non picture.
>
> Drag it to the empty window. But if it's got a highlighted border, it's
> already equipped.
>
> Anyway, make sure you're patched:
>
> http://www.bethsoft.com/downloads/patches/Morrowind_v1....
>
> That's MW, but if you put in Tribune and Bloodmoon you'll need a
> different one.
>
> Make sure your gfx drivers are current.
>
> Wierd problem :/ 
>
> -mb

Thanks for the patch site Mark, I've downloaded it. I still have an
empty box though but I see that the tunic and other clothes, plus the
dagger became highlighted (with squares around them) after I dragged
them into the empty box. When I looked at my character he was clothed
and had a dagger in his hand when I clicked F button - so perhaps I can
manage without the picture :)  I have just had a new motherboard
installed so perhaps this is part of the problem. I am not particularly
brilliant with the innards of computers so don't know if my gfx drivers
are current.

Bev
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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 9:16:05 PM

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> manage without the picture :)  I have just had a new motherboard
> installed so perhaps this is part of the problem. I am not particularly
> brilliant with the innards of computers so don't know if my gfx drivers
> are current.

Easy:
a- If your graphic card is ATI Radeon series, you need Catalyst4.6,
http://www.ati.com/home/online/CatalystXPdriver.html
(assuming you're using Winxp)

b- If your graphic card is Nvidia GeForce series, you need Forceware 56.72
drivers,
http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/56.72/56.72_winxp2k_...
(assuming you're using Winxp or win2000)

c- If your graphic card is NOT ati or nvidia, you're in trouble :) 
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 9:16:05 PM

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"Bev" <bevdun@xtra.co.nz> skrev i en meddelelse
news:40D27A94.6724C9F1@xtra.co.nz...
> markB wrote:
> >
> > Bev expounded thusly :
> > > markB wrote:
> > >> You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
> > >>
> > >> www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
> > >>
> > >> Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it
> > >> -- drag something over there and see if it equips?
> > >>
> > >> Good luck!
> > >>
> > >> -mb
> > >
> > > Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
> > > suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from
the
> > > moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I
can
> > > move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an
> > > empty box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this.
> >
> > Heh. Nice try :)  That's the crosshairs that tells you what you're
> > aiming at for activating, attacking, speaking to, etc. You can toggle
> > it in the Options menu. It's a 1st person game, so you're out of the
> > picture mostly, unless you hit or hold the TAB key.
> >
> > > The tunic
> > > and gear my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the
> > > inventory box beside the non picture.
> >
> > Drag it to the empty window. But if it's got a highlighted border,
it's
> > already equipped.
> >
> > Anyway, make sure you're patched:
> >
> > http://www.bethsoft.com/downloads/patches/Morrowind_v1....
> >
> > That's MW, but if you put in Tribune and Bloodmoon you'll need a
> > different one.
> >
> > Make sure your gfx drivers are current.
> >
> > Wierd problem :/ 
> >
> > -mb
>
> Thanks for the patch site Mark, I've downloaded it. I still have an
> empty box though but I see that the tunic and other clothes, plus the
> dagger became highlighted (with squares around them) after I dragged
> them into the empty box. When I looked at my character he was clothed
> and had a dagger in his hand when I clicked F button - so perhaps I can
> manage without the picture :)  I have just had a new motherboard
> installed so perhaps this is part of the problem. I am not particularly
> brilliant with the innards of computers so don't know if my gfx drivers
> are current.
>
> Bev
> --

maybe the problem the 'face' of your character.
Open the console (hit the '~' key) and type
'enableracemenu' and hit 'enter'
Chose another face from the menu
and save. Some of the faces do turn up
blank - ie. 'invisible', sometimes.
Also check the meshes- and textures
folders in you data files folder. The
'invisibilyt' could be caused by the
game being unable to find the correct
mesh and texture files. These files are
named after which race (breton, redguard etc)
they are used for and will typical be in the b-folder

merlin
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 10:38:55 PM

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> Thanks for the patch site Mark, I've downloaded it. I still have an
> empty box though but I see that the tunic and other clothes, plus the
> dagger became highlighted (with squares around them) after I dragged
> them into the empty box. When I looked at my character he was clothed
> and had a dagger in his hand when I clicked F button - so perhaps I can
> manage without the picture :)  I have just had a new motherboard
> installed so perhaps this is part of the problem. I am not particularly
> brilliant with the innards of computers so don't know if my gfx drivers
> are current.

Great!

Now, with your weapon visible in your right hand, press the Tab key.
Do you now see yourself from behind?

Now, press and hold the tab key and move the mouse to one side. That
movement should rotate your view, so you can get a good look at yourself.
June 19, 2004 12:00:31 PM

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Akatosh Dragon wrote:
>
> "Bev" <bevdun@xtra.co.nz> skrev i en meddelelse
> news:40D27A94.6724C9F1@xtra.co.nz...
> > markB wrote:
> > >
> > > Bev expounded thusly :
> > > > markB wrote:
> > > >> You might try asking here, at the official MW forums:
> > > >>
> > > >> www.elderscrolls.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
> > > >>
> > > >> Wondering if the paperdoll is still active even if you can't see it
> > > >> -- drag something over there and see if it equips?
> > > >>
> > > >> Good luck!
> > > >>
> > > >> -mb
> > > >
> > > > Mike, big discovery. My character really is invisible. I have
> > > > suddenly realised that my character should have been visible from
> the
> > > > moment I started the game. All I have is a small bright cross I
> can
> > > > move around instead of the character, which explains why I have an
> > > > empty box in my inventory. At least I am assuming this.
> > >
> > > Heh. Nice try :)  That's the crosshairs that tells you what you're
> > > aiming at for activating, attacking, speaking to, etc. You can toggle
> > > it in the Options menu. It's a 1st person game, so you're out of the
> > > picture mostly, unless you hit or hold the TAB key.
> > >
> > > > The tunic
> > > > and gear my character is supposed to be wearing is sitting in the
> > > > inventory box beside the non picture.
> > >
> > > Drag it to the empty window. But if it's got a highlighted border,
> it's
> > > already equipped.
> > >
> > > Anyway, make sure you're patched:
> > >
> > > http://www.bethsoft.com/downloads/patches/Morrowind_v1....
> > >
> > > That's MW, but if you put in Tribune and Bloodmoon you'll need a
> > > different one.
> > >
> > > Make sure your gfx drivers are current.
> > >
> > > Wierd problem :/ 
> > >
> > > -mb
> >
> > Thanks for the patch site Mark, I've downloaded it. I still have an
> > empty box though but I see that the tunic and other clothes, plus the
> > dagger became highlighted (with squares around them) after I dragged
> > them into the empty box. When I looked at my character he was clothed
> > and had a dagger in his hand when I clicked F button - so perhaps I can
> > manage without the picture :)  I have just had a new motherboard
> > installed so perhaps this is part of the problem. I am not particularly
> > brilliant with the innards of computers so don't know if my gfx drivers
> > are current.
> >
> > Bev
> > --
>
> maybe the problem the 'face' of your character.
> Open the console (hit the '~' key) and type
> 'enableracemenu' and hit 'enter'
> Chose another face from the menu
> and save. Some of the faces do turn up
> blank - ie. 'invisible', sometimes.
> Also check the meshes- and textures
> folders in you data files folder. The
> 'invisibilyt' could be caused by the
> game being unable to find the correct
> mesh and texture files. These files are
> named after which race (breton, redguard etc)
> they are used for and will typical be in the b-folder
>
> merlin

Asestar, Thanks for this but I use W98 so guess the options don't
apply to me :)  Things are going OK in the game except for the empty
picture.

Merlin, your solution looks promising but the only trouble is that when
I get the console menu up and type in 'enableracemenu' the whole thing
disappears and I'm out of the game! Any ideas?

Bev
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 12:00:32 PM

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Bev wrote:

> Asestar, Thanks for this but I use W98 so guess the options don't
> apply to me :)  Things are going OK in the game except for the empty
> picture.

I also use Windows 98, so for ATI, you'd want version 4.3 of the
Catalyst drivers. For Nvidia, you'd download the same version as
everyone else, since it's a unified file for all versions of Windows.
But both the Nvidia and ATI Websites have nice, userfriendly interfaces
to help you choose the correct driver to download. The key thing is,
you'd need to know what video card you've actually got.

> Merlin, your solution looks promising but the only trouble is that when
> I get the console menu up and type in 'enableracemenu' the whole thing
> disappears and I'm out of the game! Any ideas?

It sounds to me like somehow, your installation of the game got messed
up. It also doesn't sound like you've gotten very far into the game. I'd
suggest uninstalling it completely, then reinstalling it.

Also, if you've got the Game of the Year addition, which is what you're
most likely to have if you've bought it recently, you won't need to
patch the game, as it already has the final patch installed. Just be
sure to install first Morrowind, second Tribunal, and third Bloodmoon.
(As far as I can tell, there's no need for The Elder Scrolls
Construction Set CD at all, since the default installation of Morrowind
installs it anyway.)
!