Apply the Morrowind intro skip.
The Morrowind Code Patch must be before the Exe Optimizer.
OpenMW is an in-development open-source re-implementation of Morrowind's engine. OpenMW allows Morrowind to be played natively on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It allows for technical drawbacks to be fixed at the level of the engine, as well as enhance the game by correcting design flaws such as savegame "doubling" and improving physics, combat, AI, and graphics. OpenMW requires a legal copy of the game in order to play Morrowind.
During install, the mod may take control of the user's mouse and keyboard for periods of time as it selects the correct settings needed for its successful installation. The user is given a choice of graphics options that best suits their setup, as, on its highest settings, the mod requires a very powerful setup to run smoothly. Users who have installed the mod and are experiencing low frame rates may wish to disable the "water effects" and "distant lands" settings using MGEgui.exe.
Many users have experienced issues with the game merely displaying a black screen past the main menu. There are two causes of this issue - their solutions are outlined below:
Morrowind Graphics Extender is a utility capable of improving the graphics in Morrowind. Some users may prefer to install MGE individually in order to build their own overhaul or retain the original textures of vanilla Morrowind. The most prominent feature offered by MGE is the addition of the "Distant Lands" distant landscape, but it is also capable of adding shaders, better water, and a myriad of other improvements.
An updated fork of MGE with expanded features, bug fixes and performance enhancements over standard MGE.
Sorts mod load order to reduce conflicts and provides messages regarding known issues with mods.
3rd Party mod manager and conflict resolution tool.
Some users have reported issues with crashes whilst installing or launching the game. This can often be put down to a conflict between the Macrovision SafeDisc encryption software packaged with the game, and specific background programs installed on your computer. Programs known to lead to this conflict:
In order to resolve this issue, the user should use the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination, and end all running processes except Explorer and Systray (these are essential system processes).
However, the issue may also be caused by the following:
Turning down the music slider to its minimum often results in severe mouse lag, particularly indoors.
Some users who have installed both the Tribunal and Bloodmoon expansions separately have reported loading errors, which are caused by the expansions being installed in the wrong order. This can be resolved by installing Bloodmoon over the top of the existing installations, with no need to uninstall anything.
Users with ATI Radeon graphics cards often see a black sun during gameplay. This graphical anomaly can be resolved by installing the fan-made "ATI Card Sun Fix" mod. MGE XE also fixes it.
Use the Morrowind Code Patch to apply the "Alchemy name bug" fix.
Apply The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind fullscreen border fix.
Install the latest Patches to remove the incompatible SafeDisc protection from the retail version.