The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Final official patch.

Application Details:

Version: 1.6.1820 (Bloodmoon)
License: Retail
Votes: 25
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.18

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What works

  • Installer
  • Playing the game
  • Unofficial Morrowind Patch
  • Mods

I installed the game using the Windows installer from the disks, worked fine. Game works, crashes seldomly, using the Wine and Morrowind settings recommended on the HOWTO from the Morrowind 1.2 page in the AppDB. Audio works best when in winecfg, the ALSA driver is set to "Emulation", 16-bit, and "Driver Emulation" enabled, and in the Morrowind options menu, "Hardware Accellerated" sound is selected.

What does not

  • Music
  • Morrowind FPS Optimizer
  • Character view in inventory

As mentioned everywhere, the music doesn't work. The Morrowind FPS Optimizer doesn't work because it can't access the Morrowind memory, although it is usable for editing the Morrowind registry settings to change resolutions. Also, the character view in the inventory doesn't work: it appears as a blank white rectangle.


What was not tested

  • Movies
  • TES Construction Set

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I used a no-cd crack because I prefer not inserting CDs, works fine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20194.18Yes Yes NoPlatinumconsolelogger 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Nov 22 20131.7.6Yes Yes PlatinumBooman 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20131.7.4Yes Yes Bronzemx2 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 03 20131.5.22Yes Yes GoldP. Neidhardt 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 24 20121.5.16Yes Yes PlatinumDale 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Minimized windows

2014-11-14 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made on November 9th 2013, and may not be relevant to current Wine.

About windows getting minimized, the workaround is pretty simple : the MenuStates of the .ini file is reset everytime you launch the game, which causes it to define minimized windows. What you need to do is chmod it to read-only (chmod 444 does the trick) after having changed the MenuStates parameters to suitable window sizes.

I got it to work with around 50 mods, the thing is the .ini file needs to update the modlist, so you first need to run Morrowind with a writable .ini file (chmod 644 works like a charm), then you can kill the process immediately afterwards (wineserver -k after Ctrl+Alt+F1 for instance), chmod the .ini to 444 after checking the MenuStates section is still well and about, and launch the game !


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