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  • Submitted: Dec 30 2011 06:41 PM
  • Last Updated: Jun 07 2012 05:36 PM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: WS 2.5 WS8WineCXG10.1.1
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Sorry, Links Dead Morrowind (The Elder Scrolls III)

* * * * - 8 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

An epic, open-ended single-player RPG, Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable. You can choose to follow the main storyline and find the source of the evil blight that plagues the land, or set off on your own to explore strange locations and develop your character based on their actions throughout the game. Featuring stunning 3D graphics, open-ended gameplay, and an incredible level of detail and interactivity, Morrowind offers a gameplay experience like no other.
In Tribunal, you journey to the capital city of Morrowind, called Mournhold, to meet the other two god-kings of Morrowind, Almalexia and Sotha Sil. Your journey will lead you to the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil and massive, epic-sized dungeons, where strange and deadly creatures await you, including goblins, lich lords, and the mysterious Fabricants.
Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where you'll experience snow, blizzards, and new creatures, including frost trolls, ice minions, and wolves... just to name a few. You'll have a choice of stories to follow and have the opportunity to defend the colony, take control over how the colony is built up, and eliminate the werewolves. Or, you can decide to join the werewolves and become one of them, opening up a whole new style of gameplay.

Personal Notes
Keep an eye on the OpenMW project, which intends to recreate the Morrowind engine and port it to several operating systems. Currently they are in pre-alpha, so have fun with this port in the meantime :)

tested Game-Version: German English retail release with Tribunal and Bloodmoon (those wondering, UbiSoft first published an untranslated version so they could release it earlier)
Genre: Western RPG

UESP Wiki has all you would want to know

My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- CPU: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- RAM: 4 GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB
- Port Disk Space: 1.5 GB

Known Issues:
- you might need MSVCP60.DLL, if so just find it with google and place it inside the wrapper wehre you installed morrowind (e. g. c_drive:/Program Files/Morrowind)
- framerate drops in towns (this happens to Windows user as well)
- construction set does not work
- gamma slider in the game does not work, used Wineskin's gamma slider
- changing key bindings inside the game can get you stuck. There are ways around this, as discussed at the AppDB. Personally I went to the registry, found the keys for Jump and Activate and just swapped those

- Launch Morrowind.app, choose "Install Windows Software" and install the game using your retail CD or digital download
- Copy your installed game into the wrapper contents here: C/Program Files/..., launch Morrowind.app, choose Advanced and set the game's EXE as the Windows EXE

Copy Protection
One user said th game was not accepting the retail disc, so maybe newer versions have better copy protection. If you can't find a crack you could buy Morrowind from Steam then.

Mods do work and they are installed and used the exact same way as on Windows. However it depends on the particular mod if it will work (e. g. Morrowind Graphics Extender won't work because it relies on native DirecX DLLs). In addition, the modding scene for Morrowind is a wasteland whith many original modders long gone and their work outdated and scattered all over the internet. Some mods will give you error messages if they are outdated, the manual says you can open those in the Construction Set and then save them, so they get updated. Or just ignore the messages. Here is a short list of mods I used:
- Morrowind FPS optimizer: I use it to play at higher resolution with a wider FOV and in widescreen. It has some other options but there is no documentation what exactly they do. Make sure not to use any of the n-Patches an leave all the checkboxes in "system" unchecked. Once you set up the game to your likings you can launch it the regular way instead of having to lanch the optimizer every time.
- Run like the Wind: a must have! Crawling at snail's pace through a vast 3D world is not fun at all. This mods lets you walk and run much faster and applies this to all other creatures so your character doesn't get superhero speed. It looks kind of silly, but it saves tons of time.
- Tireless Running: This one might be controversial, it lets you run without losing stamina, which is not how the game was designed. My time is limited and Morrowind is a really vast game, so I'm using this one as well.
- Better Heads V2: replaces the awful looking heads with nice looking ones. I don't mid the dated graphics but the heads were really awful. BTW, the version hosted at Planetelderscrolls is actually version 2 even though it says 1.1
- Vvardenfell Visages: basically the same thing as better heads, choose only one
- Morrowind Visual Pack: a bunch of high-reas texture, works fine but I didn't like the look

Game Video:


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Does it work with Lion?


My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
So obviously, yes. All Wineskin Wrappers work with Lion, if not you can just update the wrapper with a mousclick.
I managed to install the game but it would not run in fullscreen mode and when I run it in a window I only get a white screen.  Any suggestions?
I don't know, it worked out of the box... try using Morrowind FPS optimizer
Can you install expansions?
Yes. Right-click Morrowind.app -> Show Package Contens -> Install Windows Software

Install the expansions the same way you installed the main game.
I currently have the steam GOTY version of morowind, how would I go about installing it using this wrapper? Would I need to install steam into the wrapper and then download morrowind or is there another less roundabout way?
Yes, there is, but I don't use Steam, so I can't hlp you. However, another user has written a tutorial for using Steam, have a look. Other forum members can be of help, too.
My mouse does not act right. Sometimes it doesn't move very much, sometimes it move from one corner to the other. I can't control the curser acceptable. This bug appears to be just in menus (like the inventory or the main menu).

Does anyone know how to fix that?
How can I change the sneak button to my key "c"? In the registry I can find the entry to "Crouch/Sneak", but it is written in hexadecimal. On AppDB I found some button codes, but no code for my "c" key.:(

Can anyone help me, please?
When you open menus the framerate will drop. There is a way to display your framerate and in most caeses it drops below 20 FPS for me. The problem with this is that the mouse speed is framerate dependant, so your mouse will slow down as well.

It's really annoying but I haven't found any way to fix it. The game is still playable, but depending on your harware it can be annoying.

Wellkond, on 02 April 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

How can I change the sneak button to my key "c"? In the registry I can find the entry to "Crouch/Sneak", but it is written in hexadecimal. On AppDB I found some button codes, but no code for my "c" key.:(Can anyone help me, please?
Not sure... if those don't work you will have to google. It was easy for me since I only needed to swap to buttons.
This problem may be unique to me as I'm rocking a Mac Mini, but I've gotten through all the installations and I've run into a problem: it doesn't say that there's no disc, it says that there's no drive (which is true), and will refuse to run. Any thoughts on how to prevent the game from noticing that?
Here is a tutroial on how to play without using the CD

It describes how you can make Wine treat a folder like a CD drive, so that should do the trick. I am assuming you use a crack, so in that case the contents of the folder don't matter, just use an empty folder and make it a CD drive. I used this technique to play Morrowind without CD or cracks.

HiPhish, on 05 April 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:

It describes how you can make Wine treat a folder like a CD drive, so that should do the trick. I am assuming you use a crack, so in that case the contents of the folder don't matter, just use an empty folder and make it a CD drive. I used this technique to play Morrowind without CD or cracks.

This sounds exactly like what I need, thanks! You wouldn't happen to have the exact name of the disc, and thusly the folder, though, would you?

Edit: Yeah, this IS exactly what I need, though my crack has failed to crack, so I still need the disc name. If anyone has it offhand, I'd be much obliged...
The name of the folder is "MORROWIND" and it contains the following files: "AutoRunMorrowind.exe" and the folder "Video" containing "bethesda logo.bik", "mw_cavern.bik", "mw_credits.bik", "mw_end.bik", "mw_intro.bik", "mw_logo.bik"

Without these files it won't work for me, but then again i'm not using a crack.

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