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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Test Results

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What works

- Installing the game and addons
- Applying the unofficial code patch (v1.9)
- Playing the game
- Load and save games
- Mods
- MGE Distant land (generating and using)

What does not

- Ingame console
- Changing controls via settings menu -> freeze
- Ingame NPC "Dialog Boxes" are "minimized" in the upper left corner, you have to change the size via mouse every time to read them.


What was not tested

- Playing the whole game
- MGE: Shaders, Remapping, Hooks

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- GOTY users have to remount the CD to unhide hidden files. (e.g. sudo mount -o remount,unhide /media/Morrowind) - When installing mods pay attention that files do not coexists in upper/ lowercase! This causes Morrowind to crash. Morrowind Graphics Extender how to: - 64bit OS users have to use 32bit wineprefix (WINEARCH='win32')! - Start with a clean 32 bit wineprefix. - Use winetricks and install d3dx9_36 and dotnet20 (don't install directx9!). - Open winecfg and set d3d9.all and dinput8.dll to "(Native, Builtin)". - Use a MGE version patched for wine (details in this thread:

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 NoPlatinumBooman 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20131.7.4Yes Yes NoBronzemx2 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 03 20131.5.22Yes Yes NoGoldP. Neidhardt 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 24 20121.5.16Yes Yes NoPlatinumDale 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7045 Morrowind character shadows are rendered solid white CLOSED FIXED View
7201 Morrowind Pixel Shader water looks too "harsh" and generally wrong CLOSED FIXED View
7336 Morrowind fails to load title mp3 track CLOSED FIXED View
8144 Morrowind: Changing keyboard controls causes freeze CLOSED DUPLICATE View
8854 Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games CLOSED FIXED View
9775 Syberia 2, Max Payne 1 & 2 - Screenshots and thumbnails broken CLOSED FIXED View
9892 Morrowind Inventory view displays white rectangle instead of character portrait CLOSED DUPLICATE View
10120 Oblivion lines in water CLOSED FIXED View
10684 Some games fail to restore pre-launch gamma CLOSED FIXED View
10685 Morrowind hangs on region loads with pbuffers CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12929 Games crash/wined3d doesn't work with ATI's fglrx driver CLOSED FIXED View
14186 Morrowind stucks for 3-5seconds during background music change (in combat) CLOSED FIXED View
14344 Morrowind crashes when loading a saved game if music is enabled. CLOSED FIXED View
14378 Issues with maps and character portrait in Morrowind CLOSED FIXED View
14633 Morrowind: z-buffer precision issues (even with small distances) CLOSED INVALID View
14760 Morrowind does not run and crashes CLOSED FIXED View
20277 Elder Scrolls: Oblivion slowdown and loss of background music since introduction of mpg123 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20405 Morrowind crashes CLOSED INVALID View
20838 Morrowind Graphics Extender's d3d8.dll replacement fails to load CLOSED FIXED View
21164 Morrowind: Crashes while trying to play music CLOSED INVALID View
21932 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind slowed down to < 1 fps CLOSED FIXED View
23258 Morrowind: water rendering issue CLOSED ABANDONED View
23335 Tribunal and bloodmoon: autorun do nothing CLOSED ABANDONED View
23338 Morrowind: Changing default controls lock up the game CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24212 Morrowind Script Extender (MWSE) fails silently CLOSED FIXED View
24397 Interior Weather Sound Mod causes Crash on Start CLOSED ABANDONED View
24933 Morrowind freezes on startup CLOSED FIXED View
25928 Morrowind GStreamer error on load CLOSED ABANDONED View
26495 Some games crash with Gstreamer issues CLOSED FIXED View
27451 Morrowind: inventory windows self moving and shrinking CLOSED INVALID View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View
47939 Morrowind: Music Error: Can not play file. Data Files/Music/Special/morrowind title.mp3 CLOSED INVALID View
47940 Morrowind + MGE XE: MGE XE Doe not inject itself into Morrowind UNCONFIRMED View
51964 Morrowind sometimes crashes on exit UNCONFIRMED View

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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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