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Morrowind with Tons of Mods - Who's up for another go?
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Armand
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I have 64bit Win7, but didn't use Wrye Mash. A guess though would be to try running it as an administrator. You probably know how, but just in case, right-click the icon for the program, then chose run as admin. That may give it access to change files on your computer.

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Wrye is not creating a folder it's supposed to. So when I create it manually, Wrye can't find it. It's the Python (application?compiler?) that Wrye needs that is giving me problems, think it wants 32-bit.

Did you use the Morrowind Plugin Manager? That seems to work well for me. Then I uninstalled everything & started over.

I have a headache.

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At 1:55 pm CST on January 27, 2011 Wrye Mash finally created the Installer folder in Morrowind. After four nights, some days, and last night until 3:30am.

In related news, the name must be Brorrowind.

As in this html I found that seems to be instructions for a mod bundle.

So I searched for, found & downloaded this file.

Now I'm going to take a break. Play something else.....anything else!  

Plus, tomorrow I move to another computer...to start all over? I think not. [Image Can Not Be Found]

 

P.S. only opened the download, nothing more, no installation yet.

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Okay, I'm gonna wait till you guys have your mods all installed and working before I carry on. All I've done so far is try out a million different characters so far anyway.

In the meantime, my favorite MineCraft mod has been updated, so that shall keep me busy. I love that game! (duh)

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OMG! Armand! Using Brarrowind the game was graphically modded from pure vanilla in less than an hour. My mouth dropped when I loaded my previously ugly, no vegetation Save in Seyda Neen.

Still move like a snail & will add mods beyond graphics but first I'm rarring this lot to archive for safety.

That is, add mods now that Wrye Mash will load & run scripts (like it didn't until this afternoon).

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B-B-B-Brorrowind? That compilation looks extensive and... epic. Good find Yap.

'Having a good computer is extremely recommended. Netimmerse is a poorly
optimized engine and even expensive gaming rigs that can run Crysis at
ultra high will be brought to its knees.'

... and with that I'm back to scratching my head whether I should get a new rig soon and pick this back up or play vanilla with bug fixes and a few tweaks here and there.

Bah!

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Armand, I'm assuming you're using no mod manager so I'm addressing this to Gregg B.

Gregg B, about Wrye Mash. Did you create a Mash patch?

You used Yacoby's Reorder to change load order? I don't understand how this fits in with Wrye Mash but admittedly, I haven't tried it yet. 

Need another game to play as I wade through MW prep so I picked DA:O+Awakenings. Preordered, didn't even finish tutorial when I went to India. Major jet lag + post-trip bronchitis = never returned to DA:O. Last night, imagine my dismay (!) to learn that DA:O has mods…and its very own mod manager. No way can I play vanilla now! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Oh sweet! I've always wanted to go to India!

And DA is an awesome game, though mods aren't as cool for it as they are for Bethesda RPGs.

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Armand, India was my favorite country (4 visits).

Until I went to Nepal (3 visits).

But then I went to Bali. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I'd live there if I could. As that isn't possible, I'd go every year if I lived in Australia.

 

Mods are going to explode my brain. [Image Can Not Be Found]

Or drive me insane. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Honestly I'd love to check out all those places. If I had the cash, I'd just take a year trip through as much of the Far East as I could see. It all sounds amazing, and the pictures all look just... man I get speechless just thinking about it.  😀

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Yapette goes on adventures frequently. We need to got her a Kickstarter fund so she can take pics and write dispatchs back to Tap Repeatedly.

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My parents did a charity motorcycle trip across Rajasthan and they absolutely adored it. It was the first and the last motorcycle trip the charity would do there though seen as they all got lost on numerous occasions. They went to this rat temple/shrine where (you guessed it) the place was crawling with rats and not the sexy Hollywood rats you see in Indiana Jones and The Mummy, oh no, they were malformed abominations with mishapen eyes and knarled limbs. Real horror rats.

Yap, I feel your pain. I'm on the verge of clean reinstalling again after borking my Morrowind for the second time. I will crack it. With regards to Wrye Mash, I'm not sure it needs any patching of sorts. I Googled it and Google said no.

Wrye Mash can re-order the er, load order but it's a pain to do compared to Reorder. Wrye Mash is mainly for keeping saves clean when you're swapping mods in and out and changing the load order mid-save, as well as cleanly installing and uninstalling mods.

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Also when I've got a stable build I'll post up my list of mods for reference, I might even add a little description of what they do just in case.

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Unless there is a specific reason you guys need it, maybe just avoid Wrye Mash? Just be carful about loading more mods after starting. That or backup your saves when you do add new mods.

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I know that temple of rats. [Image Can Not Be Found]

Rajasthan was the first trip my husband & I took after a 2nd marriage = pennilessness. Our country of residence visa required vacating for weeks every year but going back to US would have put us further in debt. Third World travel was the solution! Year after year....until it was no longer a necessity.

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On topic! 

Brorrowind + a dozen other mods are running! Doesn't look a thing like the game I played years ago.

Errors with Vurt's groundcover & grass, learned I must uncheck them in data or wrye. An elf in Seyda Neen had white ears. I'm sure there will be more missing meshes in the future.

Mods I want, but haven't installed yet for fear of crapping my successful load:

Westly's Half Races

Vivec Expansion – adds slums & "peasant" npcs [Image Can Not Be Found]

 

P.S. Dragon Age: Origins & Awakening are also loaded with a moderate ten or so mods. No telling what errors in this one, I've only just arrived in the Mage Tower.

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Ah Yap, in a strange twist of fate I too managed to get my current build stable. I installed all the Better visual mods last night — what a difference that's made. My CTDs seem to have disappeared too, might have been something to do with Input Lag Fix in MGE. Also tried out HDR Lighting 4 from the shaders list to give all the whites in the game a 'lift'. The skies and light sources look brighter without bleaching everything out. What is it with all these bloom and HDR shaders that seem hell bent on making daylight look like the heat death destruction of the universe?

I forgot to mention yesterday (as Armand rightly pointed out when I was chatting to him about it) I found a mod guide that's very up-to-date, entertaining, thorough and written by a guy who's done some pretty extensive mods himself — so he knows his shit — some of the mods he's tweaked to get working with the other mods in the list. He even goes into some detail on what each fix of the MCP pack does which is very useful because it appears that some of them aren't really worth it.

http://btb2.free.fr/morrowind.html

Oh and it's true: there is a mod for everything.

http://planetelderscrolls.game.....38;id=3210

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Choice quote from aforementioned site:

'[The two edits are] named "light nights" and "dark nights", which I feel to be
misleading - "dark nights" and "pitch-fucking-black nights" seem more
appropriate. Even given the game's varied appearance from system to
system, I'm still sure that most players will prefer the "light nights"
settings since an identical effect to the alternative can be achieved
simply by powering off your monitor.'

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Scrolled all the way through your link to btb2. NNMI: Need No More Info! [Image Can Not Be Found] Of course I bookmarked it, his explanations are golden.

Alas, it reminded me I haven't installed a mod to change how MW levels. Should I trade vanilla for potential instability? This time, I've created .rars of the MW folder: #1 vanilla, #2 Brorrowind and #3 will be now, before adding anything more.

 

EDIT: oh, oh, spoke too soon. I can load a save made before I added mods, load saves after I added mods. Cannot start a new game without many errors about missing meshes, especially hair. My saves are a placeholder character, not the one I want to play. To use that character & get abilities/skills I want, I'll have to console code change the ones she has (however hell that's done, beats me). Crap!

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Just promise me you're not going to mod tulips into the Ashlands. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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