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Skywind Mod Updates Morrowind with Skyrim Engine

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TES Renewal Project is working on a Morrowind mod for Skyrim.

The TES Renewal Project is currently working on an Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod that updates Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind with the Skyrim engine's advanced graphics and capabilities. Called Skywind, this mod requires that the gamer has Skyrim installed along with Morrowind and the two expansion packs, Bloodmoon and Tribunal.

"As of now, Skywind mostly just consists of landscape and static meshes, but we are currently working on getting all of the quests, NPCs, weapons, creatures, etc. working correctly, and they should all be available by the final release," reads the FAQ.

Morrowind is probably one of the best RPGs – heck, one of the best games period – that has ever been made. The game is a must-have despite its aging graphics, pulling gamers into a rich, unique world that will see you wandering around just to capture its immersive essence.

Unfortunately, the new mod isn't available to download "due to its very alpha state." All we have right now is a video showing a number of incredible environments, a brief shot of an armored guard and a little dose of combat. For Morrowind fans, this mod should successfully melt your eyes.

Check out the video below if you dare.

Skywind - 'The Road Most Travelled' Trailer

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    Stimpack , March 8, 2014 9:46 PM
    Hey, this has been an ongoing thing for quite a long time now.
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    patrick47018 , March 8, 2014 10:10 PM
    Old news.. I was hoping it was done...
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    eklipz330 , March 8, 2014 10:51 PM
    yeah, im expecting a 2019 release date. remember how long black mesa took for release? and by the time it finally got out, the hype just fizzled.
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    jerm1027 , March 9, 2014 12:10 AM
    Can we get some sponsorship on this project? Like ASAP? *cough*Bethesda*cough*
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    Pherule , March 9, 2014 4:35 AM
    To be fair, this is the first time I've heard of this. I used to play Morrowind, not a lot, but enough to know that it's more in-depth than both Oblivion and Skyrim. Used to run it on a Pentium 3 with onboard graphics so had to have the graphics set on minimum, but I sure wouldn't mind trying it with brand new Skyrim graphics. The music people, remember the music.
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    Novuake , March 9, 2014 4:41 AM
    I would pay good money for this... Take my Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls money!
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    jalek , March 9, 2014 5:20 AM
    Weren't they also looking to do this for Oblivion? I'm not sure they could even get close, the Skyrim engine apparently defaults to bleak and grey colors.
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    rajangel , March 9, 2014 6:26 AM
    I really love Morrowind. It's my favorite of the series, simply because there isn't a time limit or anything similar to that. Having the game get more difficult based on the hours you've played rather than your level really defeats the wonder of exploring the worlds. I feel rushed when playing Oblivion or Skyrim, because the longer I wait the more dragons, portals, monsters, etc appear. I know the newer games aren't really set up to pressure the player, but I still feel pressured. I was disappointed by Skyrim, but maybe it will be worth the purchase with the completion of this mod.
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    John Wittenberg , March 9, 2014 7:50 AM
    Where the heck do I donate!Also, Greetings Bosmer.
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    Novuake , March 9, 2014 7:52 AM
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    Where the heck do I donate!Also, Greetings Bosmer.


    Amen! :) 
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    qlum , March 9, 2014 8:21 AM
    Lets hope this one gets further then its predesessor Morroblivion as they never really got to working quests as far as I know.
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    tanjent , March 9, 2014 9:04 AM
    If only they had 10% of the Elder Scrolls Online budget. It'd be so much better of a game.
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    Quarkzquarkz , March 9, 2014 11:12 AM
    Listen, this + Oculus Rift please! Beg of you~
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    bryonhowley , March 9, 2014 1:32 PM
    Was really hoping it was done also. Been waiting for it to be completed for a long time.
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    questorfears , March 9, 2014 2:58 PM
    Do this to final fantasy VII already ??
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    blppt , March 9, 2014 4:29 PM
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    Lets hope this one gets further then its predesessor Morroblivion as they never really got to working quests as far as I know.
    Nah, they got it up and running fairly well, FWIR...I managed to complete the main Morrowind quest without many hitches in Oblivion. Its kinda iffy on whether it was worth it though---the engine really struggled to render Morrowind even on a decent modern PC, and it didn't look/feel quite right, IMHO. But kudos to those who put forth the effort.This was more than a year ago I completed Morrowind's main quest, so its probably had even more side quests debugged by now.
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    razor512 , March 9, 2014 6:39 PM
    Will they finally bring back some of the morrowind style playable characters instead of the lazy oblivion and skyrim models which is essentially just the human model with different textures, and at best a different head model.
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    RewCore , March 9, 2014 7:18 PM
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    Play Path of Exile, It's 100% free with non game breaking micro transactions (custom item skins pretty much) and the skill tree will blow your mind!
    Too bad you cant respec like in D3(and im not even a fan of D3). I dont have time to make 5 different characters of every class just to find the best build -_-
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    damric , March 9, 2014 9:46 PM
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    Lets hope this one gets further then its predesessor Morroblivion as they never really got to working quests as far as I know.
    This. I am very doubtful about Skywind due to the failure of Morroblivion after years of work.
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    mrmike_49 , March 9, 2014 10:15 PM
    I'm not really sure that Skyrim graphics would be an improvement: part of the charm of Morrowind is the 'magical' or fairyland look to the world. It is a MUCH more colorful world than Skyrim, which has a very limited palette as far as the landscape was concerned
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