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Extending Morrowind's Loading Screens.

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v2.1 BY AlyMar1994


1. Description
2. Changelog
3. FAQ
4. Compatibility



Morrowind Loading Screens Extended ("M.L.S.E."/"MLSE") extends the amount of loading screens in Morrowind, by adding official, publicly released wallpapers (created by Bethesda for Morrowind's promotion back in 2002), from the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages Project ("U.E.S.P.") found here, along with some extra loading screens that Bethesda had cut from Morrowind during its development. MLSE adds loading screens of three different styles, for each expansion of Morrowind:

  • Morrowind-styled    (MLSE_Splash_Morrowind_)    -  Default, main game-styled brown parchment background with a monster render.
  • Tribunal-styled         (MLSE_Splash_Tribunal_)         -  Red, wall-like background with a Tribunal character/monster render.
  • BloodMoon-styled   (MLSE_Splash_BloodMoon_)  -  Expanded, open, and snowy landscape backgrounds with a character/monster render.

If you don't want to use a certain style, the files are easily sorted to your convenience! Just delete the style you don't want's file prefix (E.G: If you wanna delete BloodMoon's loading screens, delete the files starting with "MLSE_Splash_BloodMoon." Same with Tribunal or Morrowind ["MLSE_Splash_Tribunal," "MLSE_Splash_Morrowind"]).

The installation instructions and othersuch are included inside the README.txt file. See changelog for more information regarding updates, what they add, and what's new.

This mod is my very first one, and it shows due to how simple it is. Your endorsement and comment are far more appreciated than you might think!

PLEASE NOTE: Some images used in the gallery have been RE-CROPPED for the Nexus. Said images are NOT how they look in game ( 2 images suffer: Nerevar guard image, and Dreugh image).


The changelog below details all updates the mod has undergone! The updates themselves have been codenamed (for fun, really).

v2.1 "NEREVAR" - Fixing: Re-converted files from the source again to fix some artifacts and other issues. QUITE A FEW FILES HAVE ALSO BEEN RENAMED! You will want to delete all the files starting with "MLSE_" in your "Splash" folder, so when you re-install for the mod for the update so you don't have duplicate loading screens!

v2.0 "BROTHERHOOD" - Addition: Added three (3) new, apparently cut, loading screens from a private source that wants to stay anonymous....for some reason. /shrug. These include: The CLIFFRACER, the STEAM CENTURION, and the DUSTY ALIT. All default Morrowind styled, not Tribunal or BloodMoon.

v1.0 "FABRICANT" - Addition: Added various wallpapers (that are not included already) from the UESP .png reuploads to the game. Got it all to work.



Q 1: Why is the mod not working?!!?!??!?!
A 1: You most likely didn't follow the instructions, in turn not installing it properly.

Q 2: How will I know this'll work? I haven't seen the screens in-game....
A 2: The loading screens in-game are selected randomly by the game from the Splash folder, and as far as I'm aware can't be installed by using a .BSA archive/.ESP whatever. If you haven't seen one of the new ones, it's probably just rotten luck. On modern computers, the game loads very fast so it might not get a chance to display a new loading screen instantly.

Q 3: Why are the images in the previews stretched so vertically?
A 3: Morrowind was designed for computers in 4:3 resolution (not widescreen) since widescreen monitors weren't really a thing at the time of it's release (2002). They were generally squares, not rectangles. What the original Bethesda employees did was stretch their original screens from 1280x720 to 1024x1024 so it rescales properly on all devices, which is exactly what I did for this mod.

Don't worry! if you're using a widescreen resolution, the game will just stretch it to that widescreen like it did with 4:3 monitors, only horizontally instead of vertically. I still recommend a monitor that can use 4:3 resolutions, though (1920x1200, 2560x1600, blah).



Unless some mod uses the exact name as the .TGA screens as in this mod (e.g: MLSE_Splash_Tribunal_FabricantDragon.tga), this mod should be compatible with any more loading screens mod, or any loading screens in general.