The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Application Details:

Version: Steam Version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.17

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Test Results

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Game launcher

Loading of plugins 

What does not

Anything else


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Additional Comments

Upon first load, the game displays a black screen and crashes after a few seconds, setting the screen resolution to whatever the game was set to. Upon a second load, the game successfully shows the Bethesda and Zenimax logos with corresponding audio, loads all plugins, and then crashes after being unable to load /Data Files/Music/Special/morrowind title.mp3 from the game's directory. Subsequent loads loop this process.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Nov 07 20183.17Yes Yes NoPlatinumHuseyin 
ShowArch LinuxApr 08 20183.5Yes Yes YesGoldTobias Manske 
ShowVoid LinuxMar 16 20172.3Yes Yes PlatinumEichhorn 
ShowManjaro LinuxMar 03 20172.2Yes No GarbageMichaÅ‚ 
CurrentManjaro LinuxNov 25 20161.9.23Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Crash at Startup

The game might crash at launch before loading the main menu. This is due to the lack of proper gstreamer codecs, it can be fixed by installing:


It has to be i686 (32 bit) not x86_64!

Fullscreen Issue

The engine does not support newer resolutions, which leads to a windowed game.

To force fullscreen on the game go to Settings -> Keyboard -> Toggle Fullscreen and bind it to a key, now you can use that key to make the game fullscreen.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

can't find Meshes\.nif
by Jorin Gedamke on Saturday June 18th 2016, 17:34
When I try to launch Morrowind, I get an error saying it can't load the cursor at Meshes\.nif. What's going on? Has anyone else had this happen?
Game crashes kmalloc.
by Mike Mestnik on Saturday December 6th 2014, 10:06