Commit 10391198 authored by Matjaž Lamut's avatar Matjaž Lamut
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Initial page to document the Template. Mainly deals with how to install it....

Initial page to document the Template. Mainly deals with how to install it. Still needs proper formatting and some extra information about the Template.
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OpenMW Game Template
What is it?
OpenMW Game Template, or simply, the Template, is a set of base assets required by OpenMW to run. These include template.omwgame along with models, textures, fonts, and UI content.
The Template can be used as a foundation for a standalone game in OpenMW, without requiring any of the original, copyrighted Morrowind assets. With the exception of Pelagiad.ttf font, the Template is released under Public Domain.
The Template can be downloaded from and requires OpenMW 0.47 or later. First, extract the /data folder to anywhere on your disk. Then, you need to "install" the Template by manually configuring OpenMW.
Define paths to .omwgame and data files
First, you need to tell OpenMW where to look for the Template content files. This is done in openmw.cfg file by adding the following lines. content tells OpenMW which .omwgame file to use. data tells OpenMW where to look
for meshes, textures, audio, and other assets.
In case you also have Morrowind installed and have run OpenMW's installation wizard, you need to remove or comment out the following lines in openmw.cfg. Not doing so will either produce errors or load Morrowind content as well, which you probably don't want to do if you are making your own game.
data="/home/mr_documentation/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Morrowind/Data Files"
Define paths to essential models
Certain models, essential to OpenMW, cannot be assigned through OpenMW-CS but are instead assigned through settings.cfg. These models include player and NPC animations, and meshes for the sky. In settings.cfg used by your OpenMW install, add the following lines under the [Models] section.
xbaseanim = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
baseanim = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xbaseanim1st = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
baseanimkna = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
baseanimkna1st = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xbaseanimfemale = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
baseanimfemale = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
baseanimfemale1st = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xargonianswimkna = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xbaseanimkf = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xbaseanim1stkf = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xbaseanimfemalekf = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
xargonianswimknakf = meshes/BasicPlayer.dae
skyatmosphere = meshes/sky_atmosphere.dae
skyclouds = meshes/sky_clouds_01.osgt
skynight01 = meshes/sky_night_01.osgt
Template repository includes a settings.cfg containing these same lines that you can copy-paste. Do not use this file to overwrite the settings.cfg file used by your OpenMW installation.
Copying the UI files
The Template includes a resources/mygui folder. The contents of this folder need to be copied to resources/mygui folder found in your OpenMW installation folder. When prompted whether you wish to owerwrite files, say "I do!". These files provide the UI font, its definition, and some minor UI tweaks.
Run OpenMW
After completing all the steps, run OpenMW and enjoy an empty island. You can now use this setup to start adding your own content and develop your own game using OpenMW. Good luck!
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