The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.19.0! Release packages for Ubuntu are now available via our Launchpad PPA. Release packages for other platforms are available on our Download page. This version introduces Sleeping, Potions, DEATH!!, Spell Creation, Travel, and many other features.

Check out our release video by WeirdSexy.

Known Issues:

  • Launcher crashes on OS X < 10.8
  • Extreme shaking can occur during exterior cell transitions for some users


  • Implemented sleep/wait
  • Further implementation for alchemy/potions
  • Implemented death
  • Implemented spell creation and spell creation window
  • Implemented travel and travel dialogue
  • Implemented first layer of global map
  • Implemented trainer window
  • Implemented skill increase from skill books
  • Implemented ESM/ESP record saving
  • Fix for Character shaking in 3rd person mode near the origin
  • Implemented gamma correct rendering (does not work without shaders)
  • Fix for fortify attribute effects on the last 3 attributes
  • Fix for NCC flag handling, fixes some collision issues
  • Sort birthsign menu alphabetically
  • Various fixes/cleanup for the launcher
  • Fix for sound listener position updating incorrectly
  • Implemented dynamically generating splash image list
  • Fix for markers interfering with raycasting
  • Fix for crash after picking up items from an NPC

OpenMW is a new game engine for Morrowind. It is open source, cross platform (currently supporting OS X, Linux, and Windows), and written in pure c++. We are designing an engine that runs faster, is vastly more modifiable, and fixes some of design problems of Morrowind's engine. We want to preserve Morrowind and provide modders a better engine and tool kit for creating their works. While Bethesda will not release the Morrowind's formulas to us, they encourage our project and we in turn actively encourage our users to purchase Morrowind on Steam. So don't worry; we're not out to destroy Bethesda Softworks.

We are seeking individuals who are familiar with:
Bullet physics library
Netimmerse/Gamebryo engine (especially Morrowind)
Bug hunting
Reverse engineering gameplay formulas

Primary Goal: Our initial goal is to create a functioning engine for playing Morrowind, Tribunal, Bloodmoon, and all user created mods. This will be version 1.0 of OpenMW and it is our team's most important goal. We are past the halfway point to 1.0.

Future Goals (post 1.0):

Allow much greater modability: change game rules, create new spell effects, etc through advanced scripting.
Fix system design bugs, like the “dirty” GMST entries in mods, and the savegame “doubling” problem.
Continue improving performance
Improve the interface and journal systems.
(Possibly) Improve game mechanics, physics, combat and AI.
(Possibly) Improve graphics to use more modern hardware.

OpenMW is released under the GNU General Public License version 3, and all source code has been written completely from scratch. It is built on various other open source tools, most notably OGRE for graphics, and Bullet for collision (and possibly physics).
So it is possible developers outside of our team might make support for multiplayer.

Development Status
OpenMW is in the intermediate stage. There is terrain, cell, and water rendering as well as collisions and animations. Some work has been done on playable elements. We are at the point where we can now begin implementing many skills, attributes, and abilities.

Where to Find Us:
Official Youtube Channel
OpenMW Homepage and go to our forum:
Facebook Page:
Chat @freenode #openmw