Benjamin Winger
A simple python script which uses Delta Plugin to turn regular groundcover in morrowind plugins into openmw-style groundcover.
OpenMW Compatibility:

Usage Info

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Data path:
Usage Notes:

Please note that while these steps may seem somewhat involved, this tool can yield a decent-sized FPS gain so we urge you to not skip it.

  1. Install Python3 on your system:
    • Windows users can get it from this link on - make sure to select the option Add Python 3.X to PATH during installation!
    • macOS users can get it from this link on
    • Linux users should get python from their distro (you probably already have it)
  2. If you already had Python installed previously:
    • Your version of Python is 3.6 or lower: You need to update Python to the newest version
    • Your version of Python is 3.7 to 3.10: You need to install tomli (python -m pip install tomli in terminal/PowerShell)
    • Your version of Python is 3.11 or higher: You can continue
  3. Download Groundcoverify from this link
  4. Extract it to the provided data path
  5. On Windows, navigate to the folder you installed Groundcoverify into and Shift+Right-click the folder to bring up the context menu. Click Open Powershell window here and use the following command:
    python .\ --verbose --delta-plugin-exe .\delta_plugin.exe
  6. On Linux and macOS, just open your normal terminal application, cd to the directory you installed Groundcoverify into, and use the following command:
    ./ --verbose --delta-plugin-exe ./delta_plugin
  7. When it completes you should have two plugins, deleted_groundcover.omwaddon and groundcover.omwaddon, and a meshes folder
Content Plugin:
Groundcover Plugin:
Extra Configs:
These values need to be added to settings.cfg (be sure to consult the CFG Generator for a complete readout of all required settings):
enabled = true
stomp intensity = 2
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