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Hello,

this is Atahualpa from the OpenMW forums writing. I recently took over WeirdSexy’s job of producing our release videos. We have just released version 0.39.0 of our open source engine, and I wanted to seize the chance to promote OpenMW a bit more. I’ll quote the release announcement in the follow-up post.

Most of you should be familiar with our project but I created that thread just to stay in contact with your great venture which aims at implementing the parts of Morrowind Bethesda bilked us of. We already had a thread at your old forums but that seems to be burried in your archives (http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/old_forum/viewtopic.php?t=23462). Thus the revival!

 

Just in case you don’t know about OpenMW:

OpenMW is an open source reimplementation of Bethesda’s RPG-classic The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Our goals are to provide a modern, maintainable and freely accessible engine to play Morrowind natively on Windows, Linux and MacOS X, while at first recreating the vanilla engine without its bugs, probably adding some minor features, and later extending our engine to allow modders to adjust every single piece of the game to their needs. OpenMW will be compatible with all mods made for Morrowind, on condition that they don’t rely onthird-party software like, for example, MGE / MGE XE.

OpenMW is also suitable for creating whole new games using our engine. We provide a home-brew editor, OpenMW-CS, which will be easy to use as well as highly customisable, and should allow modders to do whatever they could with the original Construction Set – and even more!

So far we are nearly feature-complete on the engine’s side, mainly fixing bugs and implementing new features in OpenMW-CS. Every quest in Morrowind itself should be playable by now, without ever running into a game-breaking bug.

Check out our homepage for more information, ask your questions in our forums, consult our Wiki if you’ve problems, or update our bugtracker if you’ve encountered an issue:

https://openmw.org
https://forum.openmw.org/
https://wiki.openmw.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
https://bugs.openmw.org/

 

In this thread, we can discuss your opinion on OpenMW, your experiences with our engine, and – most important – possible cooperation between our projects. Honestly, I didn’t try to install Tamriel Rebuilt on top of my OpenMW setup, so I’d like to hear if any of you succeeded in this. I wrote this on our forums a while ago: I’d really like to “advertise” your project in one of the upcoming OpenMW videos. Maybe showcasing some new places or flying over Morrowind with your land mass added.

You could benefit from OpenMW’s development in form of OpenMW-CS. We recently made some big steps forward in terms of functionality of our editor, and a possible future switch to our engine would also help us to legitimate our status as “the” alternative to Bethesda’s engine. Apart from that, we are always in bad need of testers for both our engine as well as our editor. So if you’d consider to test your mod using OpenMW and simultaneously tinker with OpenMW-CS, that would be awesome!

Let me know what you think. I really don’t want to put any pressure on you – we are all spending our time on these projects at a voluntary basis.

 

Best regards, also on behalf of the OpenMW team, smiley

Atahualpa

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And here comes our recent release announcement – feel free to follow the corresponding link to our homepage: https://openmw.org/2016/openmw-0-39-0-released/.

 

The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.39.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page for all operating systems. This release brings background cell loading and caching, which is a feature not to be missed. Initial support for object shaders has found its way back into our engine, and a host of bugs have been smashed. See below for the full list of changes.

The venerable Atahualpa has bravely stepped up to fill WeirdSexy's boundless shoes as our video producer, check out the video for this release here: https://youtu.be/6SIz0LYWJzQ and OpenMW-CS 0.39.0 here: https://youtu.be/IthswdFkyss. Check our blog or Youtube channel if you missed his videos for versions 0.36, 0.37, or 0.38.

Known Issues:
- Shadows are not re-implemented at this time, as well as distant land

Changelog:
- Implemented background cell loading and caching of loaded cells
- Implemented support for object shaders in OSG
- Implemented interpolation for physics simulation, smoothing rendering of statics and fixing some collision issues
- Implemented support for sphere map NiTextureEffects
- Implemented the FixMe script instruction
- Implemented support for RGB and RGBA embedded textures in NIF files
- Implemented corpse clear delay
- Implemented per-creature respawn time tracking
- Fixed Dark Brotherhood Assassins, ghosts in Ibar-Dad, and other creatures spawned with PlaceAt spawning inside world geometry
- Fixed Activate / OnActivate script instruction to match vanilla behavior
- Fixed player spawning underwater when loading a game saved while swimming
- Fixed NPCs not using correct animations with Animated Morrowind mod
- Fixed Riekling raider pig screaming continuously
- Fixed Vivec's hands in the Psymoniser Vivec God Replacement mod
- Fixed NPCs spamming restoration spells instead of defending themself
- Fixed a crash caused by local script iteration
- Fixed AI packages to not stack when duplicates are added
- Fixed actor animations not being rebuilt on resurrection
- Fixed dialog boxes for non-standard NPCs not scrolling correctly
- Fixed wandering NPCs disappearing or getting teleported to strange places
- Fixed missing NPC name in journal entry when given Pilgrimages of the Seven Graces quest
- Fixed bounding box used for items when dropping them from the inventory
- Fixed spells exploding on an actor being applied twice
- Fixed Azura's missing head
- Fixed potion effect showing when ingredient effects are not known
- Fixed hands turning partially invisible when chopping with a spear
- Fixed fast travel breaking save files made afterwards
- Fixed crash after casting recall spell
- Fixed constant effect enchantment animation playing on dead bodies
- Fixed spell effects to not persist after the caster dies
- Fixed corpses that are submerged at the beginning of the game to stay submerged
- Fixed "when strikes" enchantments to not launch a projectile from the attacker when they apply
- Fixed camera snapping to straight up or down after teleporting
- Fixed alchemy window ingredient count not decrementing when combining ingredients that don't share effects
- Fixed mods corrupting the hasWater() flag for exterior cells
- Fixed a crash with mods that define bip01 spine1 but not bip01 spine2
- Fixed class image display when an image for the class is not found
- Fixed possible infinite disposition through exploit
- Fixed glitch causing removed clothing to still be rendered on the character on the inventory paper doll
- Fixed statics and activators not being able to cast spell effects on the player
- Fixed cells not loading when using Poorly Placed Object Fix mod
- Fixed female characters incorrectly using the male base animation skeleton
- Fixed "use best attack" punches to match vanilla behavior
- Fixed crash when clicking through the class selection menu a specific way
- Fixed save list jumping to the top when deleting a saved game
- Fixed the selected class and race not being cleared when starting a new game
- Fixed crash when water normal map is missing
- Fixed an issue with handling stray arguments in scripts
- Fixed Drop script instruction to match vanilla behavior
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented GMST verifier
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented info record verifier
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented rendering cell border markers in Scene view
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented point lighting in Scene view
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented optional line wrapping in script editor
- OpenMW-CS: Reimplemented 3D scene camera system
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented scenes being a drop target for referenceables
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented rendering cell markers in Scene view
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented Instance selection menu in Scene view
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented Move sub mode for Instance editing mode in Scene view
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented behavior for changing water level of interiors to match exteriors
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented using "Enter" key instead of clicking "Create" button to confirm ID input in Creator Bar
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed objects dropped in the scene not always saving
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed objects added to the scene not rendering until the scene is reloaded
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed land data being written twice
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed GMST ID named sMake Enchantment being named sMake when making new game from scratch
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed creator bar in Start Scripts subview not accepting script ID drops
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed using the "Next Script" and "Previous Script" buttons changes the record status to "Modified"

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I love new bug tracker skin and I can not wait to see 0.40.0 smiley maybe in 40 you fix name labels laugh

 

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The OpenMW team has, finally, released version 0.40.0! The release got a bit delayed because of several errors in different release builds. Now, everything should be in place. Have fun with the new version – and keep up the great work! I really enjoyed your Summer Update video.

https://openmw.org/2016/openmw-0-40-0-released/

The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.40.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page (https://openmw.org/downloads/) for all operating systems. This release brings some small new features, but mainly bug fixes and improvements. We're winding down on implementable features, these are exciting times for OpenMW, even if releases have a little less user-visible changes. The game is basically fully playable, and future releases will bring mostly more fixes and optimizations.

Check out the release video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPbctre9Qw) and the OpenMW-CS release video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izlm2CAnCpY) by the prodigious Atahualpa, and see below for the full list of changes.

Known Issues:
- Shadows are not re-implemented at this time, as well as distant land
- To use the Linux targz package binaries Qt4 and libpng12 must be installed on your system

Changelog:
- Implemented NPC "Face" function
- Implemented weather dependent sun/moon reflections
- Implemented effect removal for abilities, fixes locked player movement upon exiting portable house mods
- Implemented deletion of moved references
- Fixed possible reference duplication when a mod modifies the corresponding refID
- Fixed creatures in cells without pathgrids not wandering
- Fixed death events to trigger at the end of the death animation instead of the beginning
- Fixed timed effects not to be interrupted when resting
- Fixed constant effects not to be put on hold when resting
- Fixed some issues with how Magicka is calculated in regard to Fortify Magicka effect and Intelligence
- Fixed several issues with telekinesis interaction
- Fixed issues with how the "#" character was handled in directory names in the config
- Fixed Slowfall spell to now stop forward momentum when jumping
- Fixed not being able to replace parent cell references with a cell reference of different type
- Fixed Cliff Racers not being able to attack targets below them
- Fixed creatures and NPCs not being able to aim ranged attacks vertically
- Fixed the player spawning at the origin if the cell they saved in doesn't exist anymore
- Fixed crash that could occur when using teleportation spells
- Fixed ESS-Importer not separating item stacks
- Fixed NPCs forgetting they had talked to the player before for their voiced dialog
- Fixed NPCs not looping their AiTravel assignments
- Fixed NPCs wandering to invalid locations after training
- Fixed NPCs wandering off their pathgrid when player waits
- Fixed "StopCombat" AI command not functioning correctly
- Fixed Larienna Macrina not correctly stopping combat after killing Hrelvesuu in the "Battle at Nchurdamz" quest
- Fixed monsters respawning when loading a quicksave
- Fixed a visual effect playing in Dagoth Ur's chamber that shouldn't be there
- Fixed blight weather still occurring after killing Dagoth Ur
- Fixed new dialog in a mod inheriting some data from the dialog it replaces
- Fixed actors that start the game dead always using the same death pose
- Fixed NPCs to not auto-equip ammunition
- Fixed NPCs not favoring ranged weapons
- Fixed NPCs detecting the player when they don't have line of sight
- Fixed ashmire particles rendering outside of their pool
- Fixed AiWander start time resetting when saving/loading
- Fixed 1st and 3rd person camera not converting from .ess correctly with ESS-Importer
- Fixed issues caused by the idle camera when the player is paralyzed
- Fixed nearby monsters who have not detected the player not preventing the player from resting
- Fixed an issue with the victim of a pickpocket not always being alerted
- Fixed dead NPCs and creatures contributing to Sneak skill increases
- Fixed weather dependent dialog playing in interior cells
- Fixed effects cast by summons persisting after their death
- Fixed an issue with parallax map rendering
- Fixed level up graphic to match vanilla game behavior
- Fixed segfault in Atrayonis's "Anthology Solstheim: Tomb of the Snow Prince" mod
- Fixed issues with invisibility not dispelling correctly
- Fixed the first couple of seconds of NPC speech being muted on some PCs
- Fixed being able to stack effects from identical magic scrolls
- Fixed 3rd person camera distance getting stuck
- Fixed AiFollow and AiEscort durations to be handled as in-game hours instead of seconds, as per the vanilla engine
- Fixed a couple of issues with how fatigue is displayed when the player has fortified strength
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented multiple deletion of subrecords
- OpenMW-CS: Reimplemented pathgrid rendering
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented configurable key bindings
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented pathgrid editing
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed Start Scripts table not updating when a script is added
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed tooltips not showing in scene view unless holding mouse button on them
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed tab width in Script Editor to be 4 characters instead of 4 pixels
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed being able to create duplicate pathgrid records
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed data in Weapon records not being properly set
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed Regions table to show weather options and allow editing them

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Woohooo! *throws confetti!*

I for one am really looking forward to trying this out.

Does: concepts, textures, youtube vids, admin stuff e.g. PR, handbook, assets, small website things. Activity level: wildly unpredictable. Still active. Find me on Discord.

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Hello over there at Tamriel Rebuilt!

The OpenMW has released version 0.41.0 of our open source reimplementation of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Keep your fingers crossed for a 1.0 release in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, check out the change log and the corresponding release videos. – Oh, and I watched your 16.09 release video as well. Good work! smiley

Best regards and a happy new year,

Atahualpa

https://openmw.org/2016/openmw-0-41-0-released/
 

The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.41.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page (https://openmw.org/downloads/) for all operating systems. This release brings an assortment of small new features, such as a handful of graphical magical effects, and some new NPC AI behavior. We continue to plod along to a 1.0 release, stay tuned!

Check out the engine release video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wntey5M5kvc) and the OpenMW-CS release video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlLxs87u4I) by the irrepressible Atahualpa.

Known Issues:
- Shadows are not re-implemented at this time, as well as distant land
- To use the Linux targz package binaries Qt4 and libpng12 must be installed on your system
- On OSX, OpenMW-CS is able to launch OpenMW only if OpenMW.app and OpenMW-CS.app are siblings
- On OSX, some users may experience the beginning of acted voice clips cut off

New Features:
- Implemented zero-weight boots playing light armor boot footsteps
- Implemented playing audio and visual effects for every effect in a spell
- Implemented doubling the size of spell explosions
- Implemented particle textures for spell effects
- Implemented NPCs using opponent's weapon range to decide whether to dodge
- Implemented dodging for creatures with the "biped" flag
- Implemented drop shadow for items in the menu
- Implemented correct range for "on touch" spells
- Implemented using telekinesis with on touch spells on objects
- Implemented AI Combat: Flee
- Implemented player glow for non-portable lights added to the inventory
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented rotate and scale sub modes for instance editing mode
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented water rendering
- ESS-Importer: Implemented player control flags

Bug Fixes:
- Almsivi and Divine intervention now display the correct spell effect
- Instant spell effects now show an effect indicator
- Fixed playback of weapon idle animation to include a part previously omitted
- Stat review window at character creation now shows starting spells, powers, and abilities
- Repair and recharge interfaces no longer cause a performance drop under certain circumstances
- Fullscreen can now be disabled again after enabling it in-game on OSX
- Disabled door markers no longer show up on the map
- Fixed an issue when the equip script instruction is used on an NPC without the item, fixing mods Romance 3.7 and Vampire Embrace
- Banners now show random animations during stormy weather
- Inventory tooltip for zero-weight armor no longer displays weight info
- Idle animations now always loop
- Spark showers near Sotha Sil now appear at the right time
- The type of an NPC's melee attack (chop, slash, thrust) no longer depends on their movement direction
- Fix for freeze when the cell was changed immediately after dying
- Unalerted slaughterfish in the same cell as the player no longer prevent resting
- Blood effects no longer occur when the hit is resisted
- Todwendy can now be interacted with in the German version of the game
- Fix for crash when opening the journal with missing fonts
- SetInvisible command no longer applies a graphic effect
- Non-hostile NPCs can no longer be disarmed by pickpocketing their weapons
- Hidden inventory items, such as the light source for Trueflame's light effect, are no longer shown
- Corrected the order in which alembics and retorts are used
- Animation replacer no longer hangs after one animation cycle
- Corrected sounds and skill increases for bound armor and shields
- Corky can now be sold to Drulene Falen
- NPC disposition can no longer be lowered below zero
- NPC autoequip behavior now better matches vanilla
- State of enabled/disabled player controls is now correctly saved
- Moved references are now properly handled in respawning code
- Water ripples are now shown when walking on water
- Argonian NPCs no longer swim like Khajiits
- Spells with the "always succeed" flag can now be deleted from the spellbook
- Bound equipment spells can no longer be recast
- Fixed some objects added by Morrowind Rebirth not properly displaying their texture
- Fixed OSX not being able to find settings-default.cfg
- Fixed dialogue/journal links being unclickable on certain platforms due to undefined behavior
- Attacking with a stacked enchanted thrown weapon no longer reduces the charge of items remaining in that stack
- Fixed an issue with the water surface transparency when viewed from certain angles using non-shader water
- Fixed animation state to be saved upon cell-changing or save & load; fixes several traps as well as the metal doors in Sotha Sil
- "Can't Cast" message now displayed when water walking is cast from too great of a depth
- Player is now moved out of the water when casting water walking from a shallow enough depth
- Levelled items in merchant inventory are no longer re-added every time the trade window is reopened
- Weather manager now handles weather for regions added by plugins after a save game was created
- Fix to more gracefully handle cases where an object refers to an enchantment ID which does not exist
- Fixed how NPCs react to hostile spell effects being cast on them (for now, see: https://forum.openmw.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=43942#p43942)
- Player/NPC skeleton's bone cache is now cleared when a node is added/removed, fixing a crash that could happen whenever player/NPC equipment is updated
- OpenMW-CS: Globals are now initialized with a valid type
- OpenMW-CS: The nested tables for NPC skills and attributes are now hidden when the auto-calc flag is checked
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed verification for "Not Local" info condition
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed verification for special faction ID "FFFF"
- OpenMW-CS: Changes from omwaddon are now loaded in [New Addon] mode
- OpenMW-CS: Objects moved in interior cells in the scene editor will no longer be teleported outside
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed not being able to find the project file when launching the game
- OpenMW-CS: Deleted instances will no longer reappear
- OpenMW-CS: Using "Extend Selection to Instances" will no longer cause duplicates

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Watching OpenMW’s work so close to completion really puts the vanilla engine’s bugs in perspective!

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Hello again,

we have finally released version 0.42.0 of our OpenMW engine. The release was delayed due to an exemplary case of Murphy's Law, mostly on the release commentaries' side. We are already making good progress on v0.43.0, so it won't be another 8 months until the next release. Check out our official release announcement below -- and have a look at my release commentaries.

Best regards,
Atahualpa

"The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.42.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page (https://openmw.org/downloads/) for all operating systems. Apologies for the delayed release, but we wanted to have everything in order for you! Check the changelog below for new features and bug fixes.

Check out the release video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKhfdOxkafo) and the OpenMW-CS release video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exWbXBAJYtY) by the magnanimous Atahualpa, and see below for the full list of changes.

Known Issues:
- Shadows are not re-implemented yet
- To use the Linux targz package binaries, Qt4 and libpng12 must be installed on your system
- On macOS, OpenMW-CS is able to launch OpenMW only if OpenMW.app and OpenMW-CS.app are siblings

New Features:
- Implemented water sound effects
- Implemented light particles showing in inventory character preview
- Implemented magic projectiles emitting light
- Implemented NiSphericalCollider
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented "Book Type" combo box replacing "Scroll" check box in Book records
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented "Blood Type" combo box replacing blood check boxes in NPC and Creature records
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented "Emitter Type" combo box replacing emitter check boxes in Light records
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented "Gender" combo box replacing "Female" check box in NPC and Body Part records
- ess-Importer: Implemented converting mark location
- ess-Importer: Implemented converting last known exterior cell

Bug Fixes:
- Falling leaves in Vurt's tree mods now render correctly
- Actors now use capsular collision shapes (solves issues with characters getting stuck or floating above the ground)
- Collision handling has been improved (better performance and overall behaviour)
- Collision is now not disabled for actors until their death animation has finished playing
- Players can no longer climb sheer terrain by jumping and then moving forwards in the air
- Doors no longer stutter when colliding with the player
- Dialog boxes now appear in the center of the screen after the window is resized
- Weapon and spell cycling is now disabled while in GUI mode
- Weapon and spell cycling can now be bound to a gamepad
- Gamepad and mouse/keyboard may now be used at the same time
- Inventory window titles are now centered vertically
- Changed name tooltips' behavior on enemies to match vanilla behavior
- The maximum width of a tooltip is no longer set to a fixed value
- The drowning widget now more accurately matches the vanilla one
- Fall height is now reset when the player teleports
- Changed Slowfall spell effect to better match vanilla behavior while jumping
- Combat with water creatures now ends when leaving the water
- AI actors no longer hit unintended targets
- Changed NPC wander and idle behavior to better match vanilla
- Fixed some summoned creatures not engaging underwater creatures in combat
- Enemies now initiate combat with player followers on sight
- Creatures now auto-equip their shields on creation
- Changed combat engagement logic to better match vanilla behavior
- The Command spell effect now brings enemies out of combat
- Followers now continue to follow after resting and saving and reloading the game
- Light prioritization on objects now takes the light sources' intensity into account (fixes issues with light sources popping up)
- Icon shadows no longer persist in GUI windows
- Disintegrate Armor/Weapon spell effects are no longer bound to the framerate
- Enchanted arrows now explode when they hit the ground or a static object
- Fixed a crash that occurred while using a container and the console at the same time
- Fixed the beginning of NPC speech being cut off on macOS
- Nodes named "bounding box" are now ignored by the nifloader making corresponding meshes render correctly
- The correct swish sound is now played for NPC weapon attacks
- The player now has to pay for their followers when using fast travel
- Fixed a regression with Dispel; it now is an instant spell effect again
- Corrected greetings in Antares' Big Mod
- The ProjectileManager no longer crashes when a sound ID fails to play or is not found
- Fixed behavior of Activate and OnActivate commands (fixes freeze when opening "Hammers" container in Aanumuran Reclaimed mod)
- Fixed possible game-breaking exception caused by trying to access NPC stats on a creature
- Identification papers can now be picked back up after they are dropped
- Fixed the interpreter to properly handle a reference change caused by an Activate command
- Changed behavior of stat script commands to better handle stats above 100
- Fixed gun sounds in Clean Hunter Rifles mod
- Fixed selling success chance when bartering
- Fixed objects doubling when loading a save game after editing the used game files
- Silenced SDL events of types 0x302 and 0x304
- Fixed a rare crash that occurred on cell loading
- Activation flags are now reset when an object is copied
- Removed the possibility to implicitly call GetJournalIndex by simply stating a script ID (solves issues with objects using the same ID as a script in Emma's Lokken mod)
- Blacklisted some unused scripts from the Bloodmoon expansion pack which relied upon the abovementioned implicit function call
- Fixed the ResourceHelpers to allow the simultaneous use of forward and backward slashes in a model path
- Fixed handling of enchantments' spell effects to correctly display these effects in the GUI
- OpenMW-CS: New or cloned Body Part records may now use the ".1st" suffix
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed sorting verification results by Record Type
- OpenMW-CS: Cloned and added pathgrids are no longer lost after reopening an omwgame file
- OpenMW-CS: Camera position is now re-centered when changing interior cells via drag & drop
- OpenMW-CS: Added missing Text field to allow editing a book's actual text
- OpenMW-CS: Skill books now show associated skill IDs instead of attribute IDs"

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I have been using openmw since .40 and I have to complement you guys.  It plays the game much more smoothly than the original. Thanks for the hard work. 
Also, are shadows close to being reimplemented? Maybe in .43? I don't understand all the technical stuff and I never noticed them till they were gone but that is definitely a feature I'm looking forward to.

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A bit late, but have you read our recent news post? Our user AnyOldName3 is currently implementing shadows for the OSG version of OpenMW. Have a look here for a WIP video.

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Hello Tamriel Rebuilt!

While you are busy working on your next release (hopefully a 180x one!), we have released version 0.43.0 of our OpenMW engine. Apart from over 100 bug fixes, we have also implemented some of the remaining v1.0 features. Have a look at the official release announcement below, and check out our release commentaries.

Best regards,
Atahualpa

"The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.43.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page for all operating systems. This release brings a host of new features and bug fixes, including AI resurfacing to breathe, improved AI combat behavior and keyboard shortcuts for menus.

Check out the release video and the OpenMW-CS release video by the masterful Atahualpa, and see below for the full list of changes.

Known Issues:
- Shadows are not re-implemented yet
- To use the Linux targz package binaries, Qt4 and libpng12 must be installed on your system
- On macOS, OpenMW-CS is able to launch OpenMW only if OpenMW.app and OpenMW-CS.app are siblings

New Features:
- Implemented AI resurfacing to breathe (#1374)
- Implemented rain and snow induced water ripples (#452, 4156)
- Implemented fade to black on cell transitions (#824)
- Implemented starting in an unnamed exterior cell with --start (#3941)
- Implemented AI using "WhenUsed" enchantments (#3953)
- Implemented stacks of ingredients or potions remaining grabbed after using one (#4082)
- Implemented keyboard navigation for menus (#3400)
- Implemented an option to show the success rate while enchanting (#3492)
- Implemented an option to show projectiles' damage in tooltips (#2923)
- Implemented an option to show melee weapons' reach and speed in tooltips (#2923)
- Implemented a "launch OpenMW" tickbox on the Windows installer (#2258)
- Implemented the ability to close the inventory while dragging items (#1692, #3099)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented LTEX record table (#933)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented LAND record table (#936)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented highlighting occurrences of a variable in a script (#2509)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented using one resource manager per document (#2748)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented shortcuts and context menu options for commenting code out and uncommenting code respectively (#3274)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented an option in user settings to reset settings to their defaults (#3275, #3682)
- OpenMW-CS: Implemented reloading data files (#3530)
- ess-Importer: Implemented converting projectiles (#2320)

Bug Fixes:
- Water visibility is now consistent across different setting configurations (#815)
- Autosaves are now created when waiting, to match vanilla behavior (#1452)
- Container Close button no longer loses key focus when an item is clicked (#1555)
- Guards no longer become aggressive towards creatures that are beyond their alarm radius (#2405)
- Players can no longer change their weapon or spell during attack or spellcasting, though weapons can still be sheathed (#2445)
- UI window pinning now persists between saves and boots (#2489, #2834)
- First person view now uses the correct body texture with the "Better Bodies" mod (#2594)
- Stat review menu now reads correctly from the player's stats (#2628)
- Player states are now correctly reset when a save is loaded (#2639)
- Rain and snow weather effects no longer move with the player (#2698)
- Implemented some missing creature swim animations (#2704)
- "Owned" crosshair now does not mark objects which can be activated without triggering a crime (#2789)
- Drag-and-drop is now ended if the item is removed (#3097)
- GetDetected can now be used without a reference (#3110)
- Fixed poor performance when resizing the dialog window (#3126)
- Fixed how ampersands in filenames are handled by the Launcher and Wizard (#3243)
- Improved water reflection rendering along shorelines (#3365)
- Improved AI usage of Dispel magic effect (#3341)
- Disposing of corpses no longer breaks related quests (#3528)
- Framerate limit is now enforced in videos and menus (#3531)
- Only one copy of a given sound effect may now be played at a time (#3647)
- Stationary NPCs resume returning to their position after a game is loaded if they had moved (#3656)
- Added a fade-out for music transitions (#3665)
- Spellcasting effects now disappear when resting (#3679)
- Filled soul gems no longer count against the number of empty soulgems a merchant restocks of the same type (#3684)
- Fixed magicka calculation during character generation (#3694)
- Guards will now try to arrest the player when attacked, instead of just fighting back (#3706)
- Death counts are now checked to be for valid actors before they are loaded (#3720)
- Malformed inequality operators are now handled as equality to match vanilla and give a warning (#3744)
- Yagrum Bagarn no longer twitches (#3749)
- DisableLevitation now removes Levitate visual spell effect indicators (#3766)
- Script commands now run if they were in voiced dialog scripting (#3787)
- Added enabled check to animation script commands (#3793)
- Default sound buffer size was increased (#3794)
- RemoveItem behavior adjusted (#3796)
- Godmode adjusted to match vanilla (#3798)
- Animations now loop correctly in the "Animated Morrowind" mod (#3804)
- Fixed enchantment point calculation to match vanilla (#3805)
- Missing book art now logs a warning instead of showing a pink rectangle (#3826)
- Fixed "Windows Glow" mod so window textures are not darker than they should be (#3833)
- Bodyparts with multiple NiTriShapes are now handled correctly (#3835)
- InventoryStore::purgeEffect() now removes all effects with argument ID (#3839)
- Fixed fatigue loss calculations when jumping (#3843)
- Underwater effects are now not applied to scripted "say" commands (#3850)
- Actors no longer try to speak underwater (#3851)
- Fixed a crash caused by an NPC being spawned by two routines at once (#3864)
- Fixed an exploit where constant effect enchantments could be made with any soul gem by switching the soul gem during enchanting (#3878)
- Fixed jail state not being cleared when a game is loaded (#3879)
- Journal no longer displays empty entries (#3891)
- An empty line is no longer displayed between a topic and the actual dialog text in the dialog window (#3892)
- PositionCell in dialog no longer closes the dialog window (#3898)
- "Could not find Data Files location" dialog no longer appears multiple times (#3906)
- Fixed a case where the user could get stuck when installing without a CD (#3908)
- Adjustments made to the Morrowind Content Language dropdown in the settings pane of the launcher (#3909)
- Scroll in launcher window can no longer be cut off by resizing the window (#3910)
- NC text key on nifs now works correctly (#3915)
- Menu click sound no longer plays for right clicks (#3919)
- Improved AI targetting algorithm to choose targets based on attack effectiveness (#3921)
- AI now avoids enemy hits while casting self-ranged spells (#3922)
- Copy/Paste now uses the correct command key on macOS (#3934)
- AI attack strength is now reset when starting a new attack (#3935)
- Changed spell priority calculation to match vanilla (#3937)
- UI sounds are no longer distorted under water (#3942)
- Fixed the game not pausing when minimized on Windows (#3943)
- Vendors now confiscate stolen items that the player tries to sell them back (#3944)
- Fixed some character preview rendering issues (#3955)
- EditEffectDialog close button now updates range button and area slider properly (#3956)
- Fixed some issues with body part rendering with mods (#3957)
- Clothing value is now unsigned, preventing some value overflow issues (#3960)
- Fatigue is now consumed if your encumbrance equals your maximum carry weight exactly (#3963)
- Journal sounds are now played when flipping pages and closing the journal (#3974)
- Fixed containers instantly closing when opened with a controller and the cursor over the close button (#3978)
- Fixed performance issue when casting spells, especially on new landmasses such as Tamriel Rebuilt (#3981)
- Corrected down and up sounds played when trading (#3982)
- NPCs taunted to aggression no longer continue dialog with the player (#3987)
- Journal can no longer be opened at the main menu (#3991)
- Fixed Dispel to only cancel spell effects (#3995)
- Fixed missing header inclusion breaking OpenBSD clang build (#4002)
- Inventory avatar now fits within display border (#4003)
- Manis Virmaulese now speaks to the player before attacking (#4004)
- AI spawn position is now reset if they are moved to another cell (#4010)
- Keypresses consumed by the UI are no longer processed again by the game (#4016)
- GetPCRunning and GetPCSneaking now check if the PC is actually moving (#4017)
- Music track shuffling is improved (#4024)
- Spells with copy/pasted names no longer sort to the top of the spell list (#4025)
- NPC archers now switch to another weapon to attack when they run out of arrows (#4033)
- Reloading a save game while falling no longer prevents fall damage (#4049)
- Draw animation is no longer played when a player equips a new weapon while already holding one (#4056)
- Disposition is now updated correctly when dialog is closed (#4076)
- Alchemy skill increases now take effect immediately after potion creation, instead of after the next batch is started (#4079)
- GetResist commands now work like in vanilla (#4093)
- Level-up messages for levels past 20 are now used (#4094)
- Fixed error in framelistener when taking all items from a corpse (#4095)
- Default 0 float precision is now used in float formatting (#4096)
- Cycling through weapons now only selects weapons that can be equipped (#4104)
- A scroll bar has been added to the birthsign effects list at character creation (#4105)
- Changed inventory sort order to be more consistent (#4112)
- Fixed unexpected "Resolution not supported in fullscreen" messages (#4113)
- Fixed pickpocketing behavior to match vanilla (#4131)
- Fixed a case where NPCs would not equip a second ring (#4155)
- NPCs now do not autoequip clothing of the same price (#4165)
- Multiple GUI and AI fixes and improvements
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed issues with using # characters in loaded configuration files (#3045)
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed camera position jumping when switching camera modes (#3709)
- OpenMW-CS: "Map Color" field in Cells table now works correctly (#3971)
- OpenMW-CS: Name is now reported correctly as OpenMW-CS on macOS (#4027)
- OpenMW-CS: New greetings now work in-game (#4037)
- OpenMW-CS: Merging of Land and Land Texture records fixed (#4074)
- OpenMW-CS: Fixed narrow left pane in Preferences window (#4107)"