Mod List: Expanded Vanilla

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The Expanded Vanilla list tries to preserve the look and feel of the vanilla game while adding a decent amount of new content.

Things such as high resolution mesh or texture replacers are avoided, while land and quest mods, gameplay tweaks, and more are considered.

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Patches: 6 mods

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Alter some aspect of the game in order to fix a bug, or to be more consistent with the game itself. Patches usually work via a plugin.

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Name
Author
Description
#1
Half11
Patch for Purists strives to be an all-in-one …
#2
PikachunoTM
An attempt to fix the many issues present …
#3
Half11
This mod fixes Bethesda's overly enthusiastic expansion hooks …
#4
Half11
Lots of crates, barrels, and urns are missing …
#5
Half11
One of MW's quests has voiced dialogue that …
#6
dmbaturin
Makes corpses that are persistent for quest purposes …

Meshes / Performance: 7 mods

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Mesh replacers that correct mistakes in the originals, often resulting in performance increases.

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Name
Author
Description
#7
Slartibartfast
Fixes positioning, UV maps, and more in the …
#8
ZWolol
Fixes various issues with meshes.
#9
nich
This plugin corrects the UV mapping on the …
#10
Petethegoat, EJ12
Sick of getting caught on those bastard degenerate …
#11
Flash3113
Greatly improves performance and fixes some mesh errors.
#12
Project Atlas Team
The goal of Project Atlas is to identify …
#13
Stuporstar
This graphic replacer covers tons of misc items, …

Land & Landmass Additions: 5 mods

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Add large amounts of extra land to the game, or in some cases make available large amounts of resources to be used of other large-scale mods.

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Name
Author
Description
#14
The Tamriel Rebuilt Team
Adds game data files required by mods such …
#15
The Tamriel Rebuilt Team
This is the product of a project that …
#16
OAAB_Data Team
OAAB_Data is free-to-use asset repository for the Morrowind …
#17
Project Tamriel Team
Adds the island of Stirk, filled with style, …
#18
Project Tamriel Team
A massive project that aims to bring the …

Texture Packs: 1 mod

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These provide large amounts of textures, covering all assets in the game or close to it.

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Name
Author
Description
#19
DassiD Poodlesandwich Gigan
Morrowind's textures tends to be blurry on systems …

Architecture: 2 mods

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These provide new meshes and textures for general architecture.

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Name
Author
Description
#20
Champion of Hircine
Replaces models in the Dwemer set. All meshes …
#21
wazabear
Parallax mapped and animated ghost fence.

Bodies And Heads: 2 mods

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Replace the vanilla bodies and heads, and their textures, for all races and genders.

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Name
Author
Description
#22
Kartoffels
A simple enhancement of vanilla faces and hairs. …
#23
Westly and Sigourn
This mod replaces Vivec's face with one inspired …

Animations: 2 mods

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Update the game's dated animations with improved assets.

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Name
Author
Description
#24
Artaios
This mod combines the Almalexia casting animations with …
#25
Amenophis
An OpenMW exclusive animation replacer that gives to …

Flora, Foliage, And Nature: 3 mods

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Update the look and mechanics of harvestable objects via improved meshes and high quality textures.

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Name
Author
Description
#26
Stuporstar and Greatness7
Automatically harvests herbs just like the old Graphic …
#27
Stuporstar and Greatness7
These can be found in the 'GH Patches …
#28
Melchior Dahrk
New effects and textures for TES3 Morrowind waterfalls.

Renovations: 4 mods

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Update existing cells in order to make them feel more lived in and expansive.

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Name
Author
Description
#29
Digmen
Dagoth Ur made special arrangements for a friend. …
#30
KalianMods
Have you ever found the Redoran Council Hall …
#31
Mordaxis
Expands the Vivec Mages Guild to make it …
#32
Mordaxis
A relatively small, lore-friendly expansion to the interior …

Clutter And Items: 6 mods

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Updated assets for the very large number of clutter objects and items in the game.

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Name
Author
Description
#33
Melchior Dahrk
This mod replaces all of the Dunmer lanterns …
#34
Pherim
Improved version of "Better Skulls" by tronvillain & …
#35
Alaisiagae
Changes the model for the animal hide ingredients …
#36
Cydine & Maboroshi Daikon
This plugin adds scripting to every book in …
#37
Personman
An updated patch for Book Rotate 5.3 and …
#38
akortunov
Based on MW Containers Animated by qqqbbb. This …

Environments: 4 mods

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Alter the look of areas in subtle ways, or update the visuals of stock objects in the environment.

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Name
Author
Description
#39
EnvyDeveloper
A small mod which adds distant buildings to …
#40
Rats
Replaces the Imperial tavern signs in Tamriel Rebuilt …
#41
wazabear
This is a pluginless replacer for all 4 …
#42
jsp25
This mod attempts to improve several vanilla dungeons …

Creatures: 4 mods

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Give the various creatures of the game new life with updated assets and more.

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Name
Author
Description
#43
Voice Addon Project Team
Were you disappointed when you finally confronted Dagoth …
#44
R-Zero
Restores previously unused Silt Strider animation.
#45
Catherine - Darknut - PeterBitt
This mod adds unique textures to all blighted …
#46
TriangleTooth
Re-balances Morrowind's ecology, changing animal behaviour, adding new …

NPCs: 9 mods

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Add more variety and (hopefully) immersion by updating the rather limited NPC scope of the base game.

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Name
Author
Description
#47
Half11
This mod replaces the generic, copy-pasted guards of …
#48
Half11, SkoomaPro, and Danke
Expands the Yet Another Guard Diversity to cover …
#49
Unknown
This mod adds voice-overs to ALL of Almalexia's …
#50
Starfire, Neoptolemus, Abot, Danae, RandomPal
This mod adds many npcs to town as …
#51
Von Djangos
Adds more offensive greetings to members of the …
#52
tomsnellen
Bored with the tedious discussions of Vivec? Couldn't …
#53
Pherim
Keeps the girls in Desele's from dancing off …
#54
Caeris
Replaces the three standard No Lore greetings with …
#55
Von Djangos
Enables over 100 lines of voiced dialogue for …

Cities: 11 mods

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These make cities more beautiful by updating existing content or adding great new content of their own.

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Name
Author
Description
#56
Rattfink333
Redone Molag Mar with textures from anoldfriend to …
#57
Tyddy and Melchior Dahrk
Gives the farming village of Vos a unique, …
#58
Melchior Dahrk
Gives Suran white textures to make it stand …
#59
Ashstaar
Adds dunmer concept art around vvardenfell on the …
#60
NobuRed and NMTeam
The Concept Art Palace mod is an attempt …
#61
Shehriazad
Similar to Illuminated Palace of Vivec it adds …
#62
Mick083
Updates the various travel ports throughout Vvardenfell to …
#63
Melchior Dahrk
This mod makes the Tower of Vos (Tel …
#64
Stavroguin
This small mod add tower to the Gnisis …
#65
Morrowind Community and Resdayn Revival Team
This mod adds a Telvanni style Lighthouse to …
#66
Resdayn Revival Team
This mod adds a Telvanni style Lighthouse not …

Balance And Nerfing: 4 mods

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These mods try to bring some balance through changes to the game mechanics and world.

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Name
Author
Description
#67
PeterBitt
This mod replaces the Master Alchemy Set in …
#68
PeterBitt
Disables trading with Creeper and the Mudcrab, for …
#69
Dungeom
Smooths the price curve of expensive items, prevents …
#70
Androl
Changes a few game settings related to Speechcraft. …

Gameplay: 27 mods

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Update gameplay mechanics. From leveling to monster spawning, marksman to sneaking, this selection tries to update game mechanics to feel better or more enjoyable compared to the vanilla game.

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Name
Author
Description
#71
Necrolesian
Integrates much of the content of the Tribunal …
#72
Syclonix
Allows you to use alchemy tools while they …
#73
Androl
Adjusts the fatigue drain on various weapos based …
#74
Zefirotte
Add a custom spell named Focus that allow …
#75
King Ink
Makes sensible changes to birthsigns and races to …
#76
mort
Makes the Sixth House, properly, the most difficult …
#77
mort
This mod is intended to rebalance the Tribunal …
#78
mort
This mod is intended to rebalance the Bloodmoon …
#79
Greywander (with edits by Atahualpa and …
The new Natural Grow leveling mod, only for …
#80
HotFusion4 - edits by Greywander, Joao …
This mod makes magical skill progression based on …
#81
Greywander
Allows you to carry more and run faster, …
#82
Lucevar
In vanilla Morrowind, you have two options for …
#83
Kindi
The Imperial Legion needs your help. Collect Illegal …
#84
KiraMarshiku
In vanilla Morrowind it is mentioned in dialogue …
#85
kindi
This mod makes it so that you need …
#86
Androl
This simple mod lowers the position of the …
#87
Xenn
Adds new Longbows, Short Bows, and Crossbows, as …
#88
Mr.Magic
Faster projectiles and/or magic missiles, higher recovery chance, …
#89
LegoManIAm94
Compatibility plugin for the two official expansion packs.
#90
vojteek
Remake of the classic "Ashlander Tent DX" mod, …
#91
Atrayonis
Makes it so that getting out of your …
#92
Equinox
When a crossbow or bow is equipped, any …
#93
HunterSpark
This is simply a TimeScale Change mod, which …
#94
Dormouse, patched by alvazir
This is a scroll making mod that will …
#95
Marcel Hesselbarth - rot-edit
Replaces the built-in mark & recall spells with …
#96
Grumpy
Fixed version of Grumpy's amazing NPC Schedule mod.
#97
LDones
Fixed version of LDones beautiful Nighttime Door Locks …

Armor: 2 mods

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An updated look for the game's armor, with OpenMW's modern features in mind.

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Name
Author
Description
#98
Danae
Adds wearable backpacks that use left pauldron slot …
#99
Painkiller_Rider
Replaces/modifies the meshes, textures and enchantments for 10 …

Weaponry: 4 mods

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An update treatment for weapons, covering many uniques.

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Name
Author
Description
Reizeron
This is how in-game dialogues describe iron warhammers: …
Psymoniser
This replaces the meshes of the oriental styled …
TES3 Community
Makes unreadied weapons appear on the character's hip …
Flash3113
A patch for the Weapon Sheathing meshes, from …

Sound & Music: 2 mods

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Give new sound to almost everything in the game.

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Name
Author
Description
JEKA and TJ
This plugin changes defoult sound effects of Elder …
Darklocq
Repairs (non-OpenMW-specific) errors in Better Sounds 1.1 by …

Quests: 16 mods

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Add new quests, alter existing areas, get new rewards.

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Name
Author
Description
Melchior Dahrk
Overhauls everyone's favorite, death-seeking Orsimer into a truly …
Fulgore
Get lost within the depths of Balmora's Underworld. …
eddie5
The Balmora Underworld mod includes a nav point …
dmbaturin
“Fetchers of Morrowind” is a company that finds …
dmbaturin
The imperial skirt worn by guards and the …
dmbaturin
Acquire the unique shirt and helm of Vivec …
redondepremiere
Tired of your vampire getting their rest disturbed …
dagothagahnim
Adds an operational Dwemer Cyborg factory to the …
Infragris
Adds a large and varied dungeon for higher-level …
SammyB27 and Revised by Caeris
Dagoth Ur has been defeated, but the continued …
Trainwiz
Adds a greater 6th House presence to the …
abot
This replacer of TrainWiz's MQE_MainQuestEnhancers.esp was originally for …
Kalamestari_69
With this mod, you can fight and bet …
eddie5
This is a replacement esp for Kalamestari_69's WttA …
Texafornian
Adds bankers to the House vaults in Vivec, …
TheDrunkenMudcrab, MelchiorDahrk, and Greatness7
From the Nexus description:Caldera Mine Expanded is a …

Factions: 4 mods

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Targeting fans of House Telvanni, mods based on other great houses could easily be substituted in here.

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Name
Author
Description
Pozzo, Karpik777, bhl
This is a heavily expanded version of Pozzo's …
mort, Pozzo, Karpik777, and bhl
This mod gives a much needed facelift to …
Stuporstar
This mod turns Tel Uvirith into a fitting …
Acheron & Artimis Fowl
This mod is an attempt to patch together …

The Player Home: 1 mod

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The fabled Player Home genre of mod! Everybody loves a free mansion, right?

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Name
Author
Description
dmbaturin
A deconstruction of the house mod genre. You …

VFX: 3 mods

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Updated visual effects. Greatly enhance many scenes with subtle but beautiful additions.

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Name
Author
Description
Melchior Dahrk
This mod enhances the ambiance of the Bitter …
Melchior Dahrk
To align with what the in game dialogue …
Melchior Dahrk
Adds falling spores particle effects to the iconic …

Sky: 3 mods

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Alter the looks and behavior of the sky, clouds, and weather.

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Name
Author
Description
starwarsgal9875
Comprehensive Overhaul for the weather in Morrowind, Solsthiem, …
Melchior Dahrk
This is just a simple, high-definition replacer for …
Tyddy
Simple retexture, which make Masser and Secunda dying …

Lighting: 4 mods

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Update the behavior and look of lighting in the game, going for a darker and more accurate look overall.

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Name
Author
Description
PoodleSandwich
Flames are now glow mapped and/or properly illuminated.
Melchior Dahrk
This is a modern, pluginless replacement of the …
Melchior Dahrk
Patched meshes so that Dark Molag Mar's windows …
PoodleSandwich
Darker night-time settings for OpenMW.

Shaders: 1 mod

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Updated shaders for more beautiful effects.

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Name
Author
Description
DassiD - Vtastek - Left4No - …
A more vanilla-looking water shader for OpenMW.

User Interface: 8 mods

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Give the game UI a needed facelift in various ways.

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Name
Author
Description
Innicin
Chocolate UI is an attempt to modernize the …
Phobos
HD reworkings of the title screen and the …
Yingerman
This mod updates Alaisiagae's Bethesda-style Splash Screen Addon …
AlyMar1994
Extending the amount of Morrowind's loading screens since …
Say
Add 26 unique HD concept-art splash screens and …
Petethegoat
This is a replacement journal texture, rendered out …
Isaskar and Georgd
Pre-defined setup of TrueType fonts for OpenMW. Requires …
wazabear
A Pluginless HUD replacer for OpenMW.

Movies: 1 mod

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Higher quality in-game cinematics.

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Name
Author
Description
Chesko
An HD recreation of the original Intro Cinematic.

Settings Tweaks: 7 mods

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Not actually mods, but changes to settings that are built into the OpenMW engine. Enhance performance and visual quality, as well as enable or disable many gameplay options (including things provided by MCP for vanilla Morrowind).

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Name
Author
Description
OpenMW Authors
These settings will affect how the engine renders …
OpenMW Authors
OpenMW supports a configurable viewing distance, to control …
OpenMW Authors
Realtime shadow maps for (optionally) all game objects.
OpenMW Authors
OpenMW has a configurable water shader, with several …
OpenMW Authors
OpenMW offers an optional, improved third person camera …
OpenMW Authors
Enable and configure a head bobbing effect for …
OpenMW Authors
OpenMW has many options for adjusting various game …

Merging: 1 mod

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The final bits of work, to ensure long-term smooth sailing.

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Name
Author
Description
Benjamin Winger
Transcoder for managing a form of markup-based minimal …
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