Morrowind - New Mod

Posted by: SharonB

Morrowind - New Mod - 10/16/12 08:08 PM

Has anyone got Morrowind installed now? Have you tried that new package mod - Morrowind Sound and Graphic Overhaul 3.0??

Someone was talking about it on Just Adventure so I broke down and installed Morrowind again. The pictures they showed initially were so beautiful I couldn't resist. I wanted to know how it would look on my computer. Huh..

The mod was very easy to install and mostly automated. There were a few prerequisites that had to be done during the installation process.

When it asked me if I had a slow, medium or fast computer I chose medium hoping against hope that would run. It did run. And boy, were the graphics beautiful. I think I start out with lower expectations anyway, because when I see the graphics of the modern games they just blow me away. But these looked as good as Skyrim to me (in my limited experience). The colors were more vivid, the picture much more detailed and sharp. It was a pleasure looking at it.

However, my computer is not a medium computer. The framerates were unacceptable. I could get 30fps indoors, but it dropped down to 6/7 outdoors. And the npc's would go dark or disapear. I tried to reset it to slow computer. It was definitely much better than vanilla Morrowind, but a letdown from medium. Anyway I had to uninstall again as something went wrong. Need a new installation if I want to continue on this setting with this mod.

Just wanted to know what you gamers thought of it or if you had tried it.

Can't wait for my new system. I'll be able to play it at top settings.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/16/12 10:59 PM

Sharon, do you have one ordered?
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/17/12 12:56 AM

I wish, Looney. I've got some money saved and am hoping and keeping fingers crossed that I can keep saving at a certain rate. I'm trying to get it within the next 4-5 months. Praying my computer will last at least that long. Then I'll have to struggle with how much will I actually need to get a system as inexpensive as possible, but that will satisfy me that it can and will handle any RPG that comes along at full throttle for the next 3-4 years. At least with no more than a video card upgrade.

Anyway, the answer to your question is no. I can only dream and save at this point. happydance

While I can always want more, this is what I have in mind for now.

ntel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz 10MB Cache Quad-Core
Stock Intel LGA2011 Heatsink and Fan
GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 (Intel X79, 4xPCI-E, 10xSATA, 4xDDR3)
8GB (4GBx2) Corsair Vengeance 12800 DDR3 1600Mhz Lifetime Warranty
1TB Western Digital Black 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 6Gbps
64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 SATA3 SSD
24X LG SATA Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD+/-RW DVD-RAM w/Nero
2GB GeForce GTX 660Ti GDDR5 PCI-E Dual-DVI/HDMI (Major Brand)
None, Unless Motherboard has Onboard video
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Antec Black Three Hundred Two (3 5.25, 6 3.5) 2 Fans, Audio/USB 3.0
750watt Antec High Current Gamer Series 80 PLUS CERTIFIED
Onboard LAN included
Wireless B/G/N PCI-Ex Adapter 300Mbps
Onboard Sound included
Internal All in 1 Card Reader
2x 120mm Case Fan
Wires and Cables ran behind case and tied up for maximum airflow
3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Total $1585 with Blackfriday Savings.

woot penguin yay
Posted by: Mad

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/17/12 05:58 PM

Good luck for your next machine, SharonB !!
[I'm on a bread and water diet to afford mine but I'm sure it will be worth it - and anyway, I can well afford to lose some weight rotfl]

And thanks very much for the Morrowind info.
I'll definitely nake a note of it because Morrowind is one of most favourite RPGs bravo
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/17/12 08:51 PM

luck on getting it. At least you know what you want. wave
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/17/12 09:01 PM

I'll probably have to compromise when I get closer to having enough money. But this is what I'm dreaming of.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/17/12 11:40 PM

Nothing at all wrong with dreams - because sometimes they CAN come true !!!! luck
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Morrowind - New Mod - 10/18/12 01:26 PM

Yes, indeed they can Mad.

Sharon, it seems like parts just keep going down in price, so who knows puppy