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Mlox

mlox is a tool for analyzing and sorting your Morrowind plugin load order.
  • Expand Assets and download mlox.exe.
  • Place mlox.exe in C:\Games\Morrowind.

Wrye Mash

Used to repair and update saves, update the masters of mods, and to run tes3cmd in order to clean plugins.
  • Download and run Wrye Mash 2019 x64 - Installer (Main files).
  • When prompted to choose an install location, choose your Morrowind Root folder (C:\Games\Morrowind).
  • When installation has finished, uncheck the option and click Finish.
  • Download Wrye Mash 2021 - x64 - beta6 - manual installation archive (Update files).
  • Extract the contents of the file in your Morrowind Root folder (C:\Games\Morrowind), and overwrite when prompted.
  • Launch mash64.exe, found in your Morrowind\Mopy folder.
  • Eventually the installation wizard will ask you to fill the following entries:
    • Morrowind directory: select your Morrowind Root folder (C:\Games\Morrowind). A message should state that morrowind.ini and the Data files folder were found.
    • Mods Installers directory: select your Morrowind++ folder (C:\Games\MorrowindPlusPlus).
  • Click Next and then click Finish.
  • Wrye Mash will now launch. Click Yes on the pop-up asking you to enable the MWSE 1024 plugin support. Failing to enable this option can cause you to be unable to repair your saves.
  • Close the program.
The Mods Installers directory we left empty above is redundant to us, as we will use Mod Organizer 2 to install our mods. However, assigning a directory is required to install Wrye Mash.

tes3cmd

Used to clean plugins by automatically deleting identical-to-master records (records that are usually unintended by the author as they do nothing in practice, but which may override intended changes by other mods) and solve a number of conflicts/issues by means of a plugin, multipatch.esp.
  • Expand Assets under "v0.40-pre-release-2 (with trial Windows .exe)" and download tes3cmd.exe.
  • Place tes3cmd.exe in C:\Games\Morrowind\Data Files.

TES3Merge

Used to solve conflicts by merging conflicting records into a separate plugin, Merged Objects.esp.
  • Extract the contents of the file in C:\Games\MorrowindPlusPlus\Tools\TES3Merge.

TESAME

Used to clean plugins and solve conflicts by manually deleting conflicting or dirty records (unintended changes by the mod's author).
  • Extract the contents of the file in C:\Games\MorrowindPlusPlus\Tools\TESAME.
An excellent mod manager, offering lots of quality of life conveniences that make modding an easy and quick process. The most popular alternative is Wrye Mash. However, I’ve found that it isn’t anywhere near as intuitive as Mod Organizer 2 is, which is why we will only use it for the features Mod Organizer 2 lacks.
  • Manually download Mod Organizer 2 (Main files).
  • Run the Mod Organizer 2.exe.
  • When prompted to choose an install location, choose your Morrowind Mods folder (C:\Games\MorrowindPlusPlus\MO2).
  • When installation has finished, uncheck the option and click Finish.
It is imperative that, from this point on, you always use Mod Organizer 2 to run the game and to launch any tools you need to use. Mod Organizer 2 uses a Virtual Files folder, which is kept separate from your Morrowind installation. Failing to run the game through Mod Organizer 2 will mean the game won't register any of the installed mods.

Mod Organizer 2 initial setup

  • Run ModOrganizer.exe.
  • Mod Organizer 2 will prompt you to Create a new instance. Click Create a portable instance.
  • You will be asked to select a game to manage. Click Browse... and select your Morrowind Root folder.
  • You will be asked to select a folder where data will be stored. The default MO2 folder is fine.
  • Click Next and then Finish. Mod Organizer 2 will now launch.
  • From the pop-up called Register?, click Yes. This will allow Mod Organizer 2 to handle Nexus links.
If Mod Organizer 2 prompts you to Show tutorial?, click No.

Adjusting mod and load order

Your installed mods are listed on the pane to the left. This is the order in which Morrowind loads their assets, with mods closer to the bottom overwriting the assets of mods closer to the top (if conflicting assets are present). We will refer to it as our mod order.
Reorganize it to read as follows using drag and drop.
DLC: Tribunal
DLC: Bloodmoon
Your plugins are listed on the pane to the right. This is the order in which Morrowind loads their plugins, with plugins closer to the bottom overwriting the records of plugins closer to the top (if conflicting records are present). We will refer to it as our load order.
Reorganize it to read as follows using drag and drop.
Morrowind.esm
Tribunal.esm
Bloodmoon.esm
You can hide unnecessary information in Mod Organizer 2 by right clicking on the headers above the installed mods, and unchecking the tabs you don't want to see. I suggest unchecking everything but the Conflicts, Flags, and Priority boxes. You can also click on the X to the bottom right of the load order panel, hiding unnecessary background information seen on the pane below.

Setting up Profiles

Mod Organizer 2 has a feature called Profiles, which lets you quickly change from one mod setup to another.
  • Click the Configure profiles
    Profiles
    button.
  • Check the following options:
    • Use profile-specific Game INI files.
    • Use profile-specific Save Games.
    • Automatic Archive Invalidation.
  • With the Default profile selected, click Copy. Type in Morrowind++ and click OK. Close the window.
  • On the Profile tab, select the Morrowind++ profile.
Morrowind++ will be the profile we'll be modding. You can always revert to the Default profile to quickly deactivate all installed mods.