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OpenMW is an attempt to reimplement the popular role playing game Morrowind. It aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game. You must own Morrowind to use OpenMW.

To give you a better idea of what this project is about, here are some of the aims for the future of OpenMW:

  • Be a full featured reimplementation of Morrowind.
  • Run natively on Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
  • Support all existing content, including Tribunal, Bloodmoon and all user created mods.
  • Allow much greater modability: change game rules, create new spell effects, etc through scripting.
  • Fix system design bugs, like the “dirty” GMST entries in mods, and the savegame “doubling” problem.
  • Improve the interface and journal system.
  • (Possibly) Improve game mechanics, physics, combat and AI.
  • (Possibly) Support multiplayer at some point.
  • (Possibly) Improve graphics to use more modern hardware.


It’s a pretty ambitious list, and there’s a lot left to do before these goals can become reality. You should check OpenMW’s website for information about the current development status.

OpenMW is released under the GNU General Public License version 3, and all source code has been written completely from scratch. It also builds on various other open source tools, most notably OGRE for graphics, and Bullet for collision (and possibly physics).

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  • Jorin Gedamke

    Hopefully Bethesda will take note and develop more for Mac/Linux.

  • Frida Brobsts

    Excellent ideas ! I was enlightened by the details ! Does anyone know if my business could find a template a form document to use ?

    • Anh Rosso

      Hi Frida! my work colleague found a blank IA DoR 54-130a example here

  • Dingus

    This shall be the true Elder Scrolls Online.

  • Nerevar the Java Coder

    guys!!! Freaking awsome!!!!! it means that morrowind online is a reality..FUCKING SHIT THATS GREAT!!!!

  • poop

    very excited for this when it finally gets finished.  i won’t be playing skyrim anytime soon, and oblivion I can play on my mom’s laptop.  but ubuntu is seriously lacking in the rpg department. especially something as addicting and well done as any of the elderscrolls games.

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