healdo Apr 4, 2013 @ 9:52am
Morrowind Lag and Mods
Hey guys, sorry this has been on here probably countless times.

My problem is lag with morrowind, few seconds it can be smooth as a babys bum and the next its all jittery as crap. I have a decent alienware laptop and can run skyrim on ultra with mods perfectly. I have read that its only a single threaded script so it doesnt use all of the processing power.

How can i get rid of this jittery lag within steam (ie, how do i do it without buying the hardcopy game)

Also, is there anyway i can get mods onto my game via nexus as there is no steam workshop for this unfortunately :(
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EgoMaster Apr 5, 2013 @ 11:08am 
It lags without any mods or MGE XE? It shouldn't on a computer that can run Skyrim. Yes, it's single threaded but vanilla Morrowind runs smooth in today's computers. Even on my 3 years old Toshiba with Ati Mobility 4570. If there are mods and/or MGE, there's nothing you can do I'm afraid. But the lag is mostly limited to crowded areas like Balmora and Vivec. There are more NPCs, so more scripts to run. It gets worse if you use mods that add NPCs (but I still recommend at least checking out Children of Morrowind and Starfire's NPC additions, which are more lightweight compared to Morrowind Comes Alive).

As for the mods, not having Workshop support for TES games is a good thing actually. It screws up load order, which is pretty important. Sign up and download your mods from the Nexus or Planet Elder Scrolls and just extract the files to Morrowind\Data directory. Some mods may require ini edits but other than that, all you have to do is activate them through the launcher. After you install all the mods you want, order them. You can easily find tutorials ve utilities via Google.
healdo Apr 5, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
rightio cheers man, yeah i can run skyrim on ultra full specs with mods and it runs so smooth.. vanilla morrowind is laggy and jittery even in Seyna neen. Its mental, i downloaded the graphics overhaul patch for it and it made it even worse, the game crashses whenever i go into open land areas :(
Rhuto Apr 5, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
Be aware that in Morrowind skill are much more important then in Skyrim.
By that I mean....if your "speed skill" are low...then your char will move like in sirup...you must hit caps lock so you run..but be aware of your stamnia, else you will not hit anything..or all spell will fail........so maybe that is the reason it is sluggish?
healdo Apr 5, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
no, by sluggish i mean the game play not my actual character. one second its fine the next its all laggy as if the fps has dropped drastically
MrSleepy Apr 6, 2013 @ 1:26am 
Originally posted by healdo:
no, by sluggish i mean the game play not my actual character. one second its fine the next its all laggy as if the fps has dropped drastically
same thing happens to me. but like Hayali said does it happen around Balmora?
healdo Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
it most likely will, i havent even been out on the first area yet.
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