The Elder Scrolls Fans Give Morrowind A Makeover

Give your 2002 copy of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind a fresh, modern day coat of paint with the Morrowind 2011 Graphical Project, a graphical once-over that may make you love the look of Bethesda's massive role-playing game.


The Morrowind 2011 Graphical Project is basically a long, long list of Morrowind mods (4 gigabytes worth!) stuffed into a single, seemingly easy-to-use package. It won't necessarily make the game look as attractive as more recent Elder Scrolls games, but if you've found your interest in the series reignited after the announcement of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, this might be a better way to play through Morrowind.

The project's overseer has uploaded more videos of the mod collection to YouTube, should you need further convincing the files are worth the download.


Morrowind 2011 Graphical Project [Official Site via Reddit]

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Cool, they fixed the graphics. Now can they make the game actually fun?

I was recently challenged by a group of "Morrowind Oblivion" fanboys to revisit Morrowind, and perhaps change my opinion of it. They suggested most of these mods. I used them. The game still wasn't fun.

I've studied game design. Not like most of you here have - I read articles like "Adding Weight to your Game Design" and "Affordance Design in Half-Life 2". I know what makes a game fun, and what doesn't. Morrowind, as a game, is crap. Yes, there's a great story there, there's some nice, unique art elements, and there's even a few good points to the game design, but overall, anyone saying that "Skyrim needs to play more like Morrowind" needs to have their head bashed in.

There's a million things that make Morrowind completely un-entertaining. There's the fact that you move slower than a particularly obese sloth. There's the fact that the combat system has less feedback than some JRPGs. There's the fact that there's really no guidance system worth speaking of, and on a huge world like Morrowind, that's just criminal.

Yeah, I'm probably going to get flamed for this. Fanboys will be blind, stupid fanboys, after all. But I've said my piece: Morrowind doesn't need a graphical overhaul, it needs a gameplay overhaul.