Tamriel Rebuilt - 14.08 Release

Tamriel Rebuilt is pleased to announce the release of build 14.08!

Download: Fliggerty | Nexus

What’s New

This is the first release in our new release system, and contains all updates originally planned for Sacred East 1.6, as well as an updated version of our unfinished Alpha lands which now include the remaining parts of Velothis district including the city of Baan Malur, and the Skyrim border regions. No new lands have been added to TR_Mainland, though some of our existing areas around Bosmora got a huge overhaul. There are also many new quests, including the completion of Akamora’s Fighters’ guild questline! Between the Main file and the alpha, one can now access the entire Mainland with the exception of the City of Almalexia and the unfinished heightmap of Southern Morrowind.

Please be sure to remove Sacred East, TR_Data, and the previous alpha (if installed), prior to installing the contents of this archive, as this format supersedes all previous TR releases. We have also updated our readme to be in PDF format for increased readability. Those wishing for a text version can find one here. Changelogs will also be included in all future builds of Tamriel Rebuilt. You can find a list of changes in this update here.

Project Status [August 2014]

While this update does not add any new lands to the playable release, you can explore more areas in the Alpha. We anticipate the first of these areas, the Thirr River Valley, will be ready for the next update, possibly in early 2015. We are currently in the final stages of NPCing these areas (shaded in green in the map below). Other areas including the cities of Old Ebonheart and Andothren (areas in Yellow) are well into the NPC planning stages, and it will likely be that they will start the NPCing process as soon as we are finished the Thirr River Valley areas. This is an exciting time for Tamriel Rebuilt, as we begin to solidify our planning processes to bring you areas that are even more captivating than those found in prior versions of Tamriel Rebuilt.

Development Map (not a release schedule).

Thank you for your patience, and we hope you enjoy this release!

 

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Announcing a major change in our release structure – please read

In an effort to make our content both finished and unfished more accessible to the public, we are phasing out our current system that bills our content into major “releases” in favour of a model that allows content to be released more gradually and frequently.

Starting from our next update/release (which should come soon), we will no longer be releasing content based on the “eight major releases” plan. Given the lengthy (and increasinly non-linear) nature of TR's development, we have decided that our prior approach no longer suits our needs or desires to release content to you in a timely fashion.

Instead, we will be taking the approach of simply adding onto the main download as we finish areas, wherever and whenever they become playable. You will be recieving bite-sized chunks of our content gradually as we progress towards completion. We are moving to a single release/update stream where both minor bugfixes and additions will happen simultaneously. So rather than say a major “Almalexia” 1.0 release, followed by subsequent bugfixes, you will get a single update with a snapshot of all progress. Some updates will be major, and some not as much. Think of it as your operating system updating itself throughout the course of its' life. This should reduce the confusion and consolidate all releases from now on. Any land additions to the main file will be marked and emphasized in the changelog.

We are also merging our Alpha and Main releases in the same stream, instead of releasing them seperately and at seperate times. Each iteration of Tamriel Rebuilt's public release will include the Main ESM file containing our playable content, as well as the optional Alpha ESP containing our unfinished content. As content in the latter becomes playable, it will migrate into our Main ESP. Bundling both files together will help reduce file incompatibilites with users who choose to use both files. It is recommended that if you wish to use the Alpha however, that you do so with something other than your current savegame, as it's strictly for playtesting and experimental purposes only.

Finally, all future builds of Tamriel Rebuilt will be versioned based on the year and month of that update/release. So if an update/release happens on August of this year, the build number would be 14.08 (quite similar to Ubuntu's release scheme). Should hotfixes need to be released for major issues, the specific day will also be fixed to the version number. The names originally intended for our major releases will still be used as codenames to mark major milestones (like the completion of Almalexia or the the Thirr River). Hopefully this numbering scheme will make it much easier to keep track of progress, and ensure one always has the latest version of TR installed.

Tamriel Rebuilt - Official Statement of Vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2014

For more than a decade, Tamriel Rebuilt has been a project dedicated to extending and expanding the game world of Morrowind in a manner consistent with the themes, tones, and back story of the original game - as we have often said, “as Bethesda would have done it.” As a fan project which has grown, changed, and learned as it has gone through the process of developing this content, our understanding of what this means has evolved over the years.

Once, there was a time when Tamriel Rebuilt interpreted our self-imposed mandate to mean including every town in Arena, under such wonderfully inspired names as “Reich Parkeep,” “Karththor Dale” (double th in the original) and “Green Heights.” Once there was a time when Tamriel Rebuilt interpreted our mandate to mean we couldn’t raise land higher than Red Mountain (because it is alleged to be the second highest mountain in Tamriel), that we couldn’t use ash or Sixth House or ancient stronghold assets on the Mainland (because of some throwaway lines of dialogue), and so on.

What we’ve realized, though, is that our commitment to creating this game world “as Bethesda would have done it” requires something much more than scouring every line in every book and dialog topic for tiny statements that we could blow up into strict edicts of fact. What it requires is a commitment to the high caliber of storytelling, world-building, and art that makes Morrowind the game we all love so long after its release. Moreover, we have discovered that some aspects of the original content are actually very limiting on our ability to achieve our goal, and that we must sacrifice strict adherence to the literal content of Morrowind to maintain the integrity of our commitment to the themes, narratives, and lore of Morrowind.

These are mainly aspects of the game which have their origin in its limitations. Surely no one believes that if Morrowind were set in all of Morrowind and not only Vvardenfell, it would have one version of each faction on Vvardenfell and another version off of the island. The quarantine, similarly, is a small line of dialogue in order to justify the player’s inability to leave the island, not some integral narrative element that makes the game what it is. In time, Tamriel Rebuilt will make these small changes for the sake of a better final product.

Tamriel Rebuilt releases a Major Alpha!

Tamriel Rebuilt is pleased to open the new year with a brand new massive alpha release. This alpha contains content from the west of Morrowind – including the entirety of our Heartland release & the southern half of our Veloth release in terms of Exteriors. It also includes parts initially slated for the Almalexia release that were separated from the city proper, which have a greater level of polish (including interiors and a few NPCs). If you're lucky, you might even find a quest or two! Some of you may also recognize part of this work from our previous Heartland alpha; this unofficial release (which includes the previous alpha) contains FAR more landmass & many bug fixes, as well as some interiors and the occasional NPC. It should be kept in mind that we are not yet done making these regions, and some of the progress we have made has not been merged into this alpha. As always, anyone who wants to get involved in populating this land is highly welcome -- please read our About and Join pages, then drop by our forums and showcase your skills!

Download :  MediaFire  | Great House Fliggerty | ModDB

For more information, please read the forum thread here. Please refer all bug reports to this thread on our forums. Happy exploring!

 

Welcome to the new Tamriel Rebuilt website

Welcome to Tamriel Rebuilt's brand new home on the internet. We've been hard at work to give you a new, modern website to check out your favorite mod project. Stay tuned, because in the near future we plan on releasing bunches of brand new screenshots, but also tutorials and maybe just a few things that everyone reading this might be able to help us with!

  • On the News page, we'll be keeping you posted on recent developments in the project and on new content on the website.
  • The About section will get you up to speed with what Tamriel Rebuilt does, how and why. You can also find some frequently asked questions here.
  • The Galleries section is where all of Tamriel Rebuilt's images will be found. Check back regularly, because we will add screenshots, concept art and other images periodically.
  • The Downloads section is where the action is! If you want to try out the fruit of our work so far, take a look there.
  • The Join section will tell you how you can get involved in the project. New members are always welcome and appreciated!
  • The Forum is one of the primary hubs of activity at Tamriel Rebuilt. Feel free to drop by and chat with us.

Happy New Year everyone!

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