Get Morrowind running on OpenBSD in 5 simple steps
This article contains brief instructions on how to get one of the greatest Western RPGs of all time, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, running on OpenBSD using the OpenMW open source engine recreation. These instructions were tested on a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3. The information was adapted from this OpenMW forum thread: https://forum.openmw.org/viewtopic.php?t=3510
- Purchase and download the DRM-free version from GOG (also considered the best version due to the high quality PDF guide that it comes with): https://www.gog.com/game/the_elder_scrolls_iii_morrowind_goty_edition
2. Install the required packages built from the ports tree as root.
openmw is the recreated game engine, and
innoextract is how we will get the game data files out of the win32 executable.
pkg_add openmw innoextract
3. Move the file from GOG
setup_tes_morrowind_goty_18.104.22.168.exe into its own directory
morrowind/ due to
innoextract's default behaviour of extracting into the current directory. Then type:
openmw-wizard and follow the straightforward instructions. Note that you have a pre-existing installation, and select the
morrowind/app/Data Files folder that
5. Type in
openmw-launcher, toggle the settings to your preferences, and then hit play!