The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition is currently discounted on Steam and I decided to induct it into my Game Library yesterday. I have played the game before on the X-Box and though I have the GotY X-Box edition, I have never played the expanded contents of the game. I did play through the original content with the vanilla Morrowind and when the GotY version came out, I gave that original version away to a friend of mine to justify the purchase of the GotY. I know that the mod community for the Personal Computer version has worked very, very hard ever since the game's release to improve upon the graphics of the game so I know that I would be in for a treat with this PC version. As soon as the game has been installed by the Steam client, I immediately went to the Morrowind Overhaul website which houses what many say is the best mod compilation for the game. Basically, the 1.58GB file that you download from this site - that is one a half times larger than the actual game - contains the community's best mods, packaged as one, and everything even comes with an easy to follow instruction as well as an easier to execute installation process. I will let the result speak for itself. These are screenshots taken from the very familiar starting area of the game:
It looks like a recently released title.
I can't wait to explore Morrowind again!
I must add that with the new incredible graphical enhancements, the game is running very smoothly on my PC. The most exciting prospect to this is that I can now explore the game's expansions with better a visual presentation. I really helps that the game will at least look new when I am exploring the original content. Note that I didn't have any gameplay alterations enabled with the included mods except for the user interface changes because I don't bellieve in those. I just want the graphical improvement but not gameplay deviations. If I want to make the game easier, well, I may as well just play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, right? There is one annoying thing about the Morrowind Overhaul however: you must disable Window's User Account Control for it to be able to work its magic with the game. I am a control freak and that of course bothers me. It's a good trade off but if only it could be remedied somehow, then everything would be utterly perfect.