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Dev diary looks at Morrowind's rebirth as massive Skyrim mod

Earnest Cavalli
Earnest Cavalli|@joystiq|January 6, 2014 10:00 PM
The above footage offers a look behind the scenes of The Elder Scrolls: Skywind, an ambitious modification project for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim that hopes to recreate the world of Morrowind in a more modern engine.

Though still far from complete, those impatient souls who just can't wait to dive back into Morrowind can visit the official Skywind website to download a pre-release version of the game. Don't be surprised if you find bugs in this build as it's not even reached beta testing yet, but as the video demonstrates, it should still offer plenty of pretty, familiar sights to see.

Keep in mind though, if you plan to play Skywind, you'll need to own a fair number of related items beforehand. As the mod uses resources from both Morrowind and Skyrim, you'll need to own both games, as well as the Tribunal and Bloodmoon expansions for the former. A full list of the mod's requirements can be found on its site, along with a stern warning against playing Skywind using pirated copies of Skyrim or Morrowind. Not only because it's unlawful, but also because Skywind has a tendency to crash when sourcing in-game elements from pirated games.
Dev diary looks at Morrowind's rebirth as massive Skyrim mod