Created with mods that cover nearly nine years of work, visit the Morrowind Overhaul wiki to see everyone that’s helped contribute to this impressive mod package.
This past week the Skyrim Workshop reached another milestone – it’s 10,000th mod. Learn more about the mod, Shannara Weapon Set from joedamarsio, in an interview from the Skyrim Creation Kit (Public) Steam Group. Here’s an snippet…
Any advice you would offer to anyone playing Skyrim who maybe thinks about trying to make a mod but is intimidated?
It’s overwhelming when you first look at all the options on the Creation Kit but if you follow the Wiki it will talk you through everything and make modding a pleasurable and fun experience
Couple interesting Fallout bits worth checking out this weekend…
Spotted while reading The Verge, Flickr user LockVanish has taken pictures both in DC and Las Vegas and matched them with screenshots from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Be sure to admire all his efforts within his Fallout Flickr sets.
In unrelated (but equally awesome) news, last week Kotaku featured a post highlighted breathtaking Fallout 3 screenshots taken by Flickr user Anthemios. Learn the mods he used to make screens like the one above here.
Want to drool over more screenshots? Dead End Thrills’ Duncan Harris has followed up his Skyrim work with some mod-enabled Fallout 3 screens.
Gamespot’s latest look Skyrim Mods brings the zany — squeaky toys, a tribute to Mortak Kombat’s Scorpion, and old clunkers to drive around. Watch the video above to learn about these mods…
- Build Your Own Home by Supernastypants – Skyrim Nexus Link Link
- Decapitation Spell and Raise Skull Minions by J3X – Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- BYOG – Balance Your Own Game by Athyra – Skyrim Nexus Link
- Lanterns Of Skyrim – Villages by manny_gt – Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Get Over Here! – The “Unstucker Bow” Mod by [E5B] zAppeo – Steam Workshop Link
- Jeean’s Squeaky Toys! by Jeean – Steam Workshop Link
- Car mod by zdzichorowerzysta – Skyrim Nexus Link
- Skyrim – Spells And Powers (Collection) by WarriorKeKe: Skyrim Workshop Link
- Dragon Bone Weapons Complete by ktacreations: Skyrim Nexus Link or Steam Workshop Link
- The Dance of Death – A Killmove Mod for Update 1-5 by DaedalusAI: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- The Cartographers Map Markers by Feyawen: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- Actor Magnet (Katamari Dovahkiin!) by Verteiron: Skyrim Workshop Link
Who knew Nick Breckon’s initials also stood for Nature Boy? His recent (and totally awesome) Skyrim mod, Plant Trees, lets you purchase and plant seeds throughout the world. Watch the video above to see how trees grow over time.
If that’s not cool enough, his v0.5 update adds a new item, the Staff of Efflorescence, that allows you to fire off some pretty potent flower power. Watch the video below to see it’s impressive effects.
Download Plant Trees on the Skyrim Workshop
As the weekend winds down, here’s some Skyrim goodness from around the web.
Valve recent added a new feature, Collections, to the Skyrim Workshop. To learn more, read the Steam Workshop blog and give last week’s Bethesda Podcast a listen. Here’s a snippet from the former describing the new feature:
“Help expose the talent and craftsmanship found across the Steam Workshop by creating collections of mods or items that you feel work well together or to highlight content you think other people should pay attention to. Numerous artists and fans have already created quite a few collections of the incredible items submitted to the Workshop for Team Fortress 2. And PC Gamer was eager to jump in and put together a couple collections for Skyrim, highlighting their favorite Improvements and New Content.”
- Moonpath to Elsweyr by muppetpuppet: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Mind Control by Michal5111: Steam Workshop Link
- Superb ENB-RL by Superl3-sung9533: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Skyrim Improved Magic System by AliTheLordh: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Sheogorath Shout – Call of Madness! by Kingston3K: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
“Layout is one of those things that universally is the purview of the level designer, anywhere you may go. While the specifics of the job will vary greatly based on the studio and project, pacing and the sequence are always the concern of a level designer. When we first approached Skyrim, we knew that there was one big layout problem we hoped to fix.”
- Quest: And the Realms of Daedra by ThirteenOranges: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Deus Mons by ElDiabs & Daemonjax: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Moon Deathstar (Various Types) by [BlueEye]TerrorKiller: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Magicka Sabers by Lord Haun: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Elvenwood by Nick7575: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- ColloseusX’s Toy Soldiers: Steam Workshop Link
In other news, both Bethesda Game Studios and id Software have advanced to Round 2 of The Escapist’s March Mayhem Developer Showdown. Show your support as id takes on Nintendo, while BGS challenges Hal Laboratory.
- Dwemer Autoblade by Pirate — Steam Workshop
- TESV: Journeys: Black Marsh by hereiamhereibe2 — Steam Workshop
- Deadly Combat by Borgut1337 — Skyrim Nexus Link
- Horses for Followers by Spudgunner — Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Throwing Knives by Nez — Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
Looking for more Skyrim mods. Techland’s Matt Peckham has a new feature sharing his top 20 mods for the game.
Elsewhere on the web, check out these links…
- Learn how to make an awesome Dovahkiin helmet out of paper
- UGO shares their “must visit” location in Skyrim
- World’s Greatest Floor Hockey Team
- The Escapist has created a Choose Your Own Adventure-esque tale based on Skyrim.
Before we go… we leave you with BenSpinSpace’s piano arrangement for Morrowind.
In a new update to the Skyrim Workshop, the team at Valve have added a new feature that allows you to follow your favorite mod authors. For an explanation, here’s a snippet from the Valve’s Workshop blog:
“For any item, you can click ‘View all shared files’ to see what else the author has created, and then choose to follow that author. Following someone in the Workshop will let you easily discover the latest items and mods that they create, which is accessible through the “Followed Authors” filter on the right side of the Workshop. If you’re just getting started with the Workshop, let us point out a few of the more than 5,000+ authors that have been busy contributing.”
Pretty easy, right? To start following folks, visit mods.elderscrolls.com and make sure you’re logged into your Steam account.