WIP OpenMW for Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by fgsfds, Jun 6, 2019.


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    Github repo: fgsfdsfgs/openmw
    Latest version: 1 (06 June 2019)
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    2019052916154500-DA63280140B1530CD17755515D814CFE. 2019060519442700-DA63280140B1530CD17755515D814CFE.

    Features:
    • most things seem to work: sound, gamepad controls, intro videos, etc;
    • barebones touchscreen controls in tablet mode;
    • OpenGL 2.1 rendering.

    This port is still in a very early state. Expect issues and bad performance. I have not tested it on any other Switch except mine.
    This port is not affiliated with or endorsed by Bethesda Softworks and contains no code or resources copyrighted by or belonging to Bethesda Softworks.
    To play the game, you need to copy a licensed installation of Morrowind from your PC.

    To install, unzip openmw_nx_v1.zip into the switch folder on your SD card. Then:
    If you already have an OpenMW install on your PC:
    1. Copy your openmw.cfg into /switch/openmw/config/ (for Windows users: it's in Documents/My Games/OpenMW). You might have to correct the data paths in the cfg file for this to work.
    2. Copy your data files (esm, esp, bsa, contents of the Data Files folder) into /switch/openmw/data/.
    If you don't, but you own Morrowind:
    1. Install Morrowind.
    2. Copy the Data Files folder and Morrowind.ini file from your Morrowind installation into /switch/openmw/data/.

    Known issues:

    • Exiting the game using the HOME button during a loading screen will crash it.
    • Cursor sometimes displays when it shouldn't.
    • Performance isn't very good.
    • User accounts that have non-ASCII characters in the name will be treated as an absence of user account (i.e. your saves will go into global).
    • Startup loading takes a long time. Depends on the SD you're using, for me it takes around 00:40 on the black screen with a total of 01:30 to get to the main menu with Morrowind GOTY.
    • Startup times can be decreased by packing lose files into a BSA archive. See this post for an example of how to do that.

    Some notes:
    • You have to run this from either NSP hbmenu or from a game override. Applet mode does not offer enough memory.
    • The game will start with a black screen. You have to wait at this point. This can take up to 3 minutes (see above bug).
    • Press MINUS to bring up the software keyboard when an input field is selected.
    • Click LSTICK to enable/disable gamepad cursor control.
    • This has only been tested with the English release of Morrowind GOTY Edition, without any mods.
    • Mods should probably work, however you'll have to either edit your openmw.cfg manually or use openmw-launcher on PC, then copy the config file over.
    • The port is bundled with a performance-tuned config file (/switch/openmw/default/settings-base.cfg). Feel free to play around with that or /switch/openmw/config/settings.cfg to find out a better compromise between performance and quality.
    • If you have a user account active when you run the game, your saves will go into /switch/openmw/data/USERNAME, otherwise they'll go into /switch/openmw/data/global.
    • If the game crashes, check /switch/openmw/fatal.log and /switch/openmw/config/openmw.log.

    Credits:

    • OpenMW team and contributors for OpenMW;
    • terabyte25 for help and code contributions;
    • Gluka for help;
    • xyzz for some patches and build scripts;
    • fincs, Armada651, Subv and probably others for their work on the OpenGL/mesa/libdrm stuff;
    • Bethesda Softworks for TES3: Morrowind.
     
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    Discussion (256 replies)
  1. ScarletDreamz

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    Great Job!
     
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  2. TR_mahmutpek

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    Wait this is a full game?
     
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  3. fgsfds
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    It is a more or less fully functional port of OpenMW. OpenMW (and this port) can run Morrowind fully if you have it, if that's what you mean.
     
  4. NoNAND

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    Looks exciting
    It's interesting to see new additions to the switch scene popping up.
    Hopefully you get around to fix the aforementioned performance slowdowns and bugs in the future.
    Keep up the good work.
     
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  5. rodan100919

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    You just made my week. Thanks so much for this!
     
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  6. terrabyte25

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    Posting this for extra visibility-
    Mods that improve meshes/objects, such as Project Atlas and Morrowind Optimization Patch help with FPS too. (Since I'm too new of a member I can't post the mod links, but you can find them on Nexus Mod Manager)
     
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  7. spocksbrain

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    You are a goddamn legend! Do you have a patreon?
     
  8. fgsfds
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    I don't.
     
  9. Owenge

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    Great job :grog:
     
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  10. cots

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    Very cool. A port of this engine has been requested many times. I'm glad you decided to tackle the challenge and hope to see it progress and mature as time goes on!
     
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  11. burial

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    Holy shi....is this playable? I understand that its not perfect, but can you actually play and enjoy it now?
     
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  12. x65943

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    Yes
     
  13. Trademaster

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    Wow
     
  14. EpochWon

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    It stays on a black screen for me. Dont know how long it is supposed to take to load.
     
  15. cammelspit

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    Literally the only Elder Scrolls I haven't played... And that includes Daggerfall and Arena... Maybe messing with this will make it worth my while to go back and try Morrowind for real?
     
  16. fgsfds
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    @EpochWon No more than a minute, unless your SD is dying or something. Check the logs like it says in the OP, also make sure you aren't using album to run hbmenu.
     
  17. mo_v

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    Bro, you're my hero. I would give you a million dollars if I was rich.
     
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    Aaaaaaaah! No freaking way!

    I was dreaming about TES 1 and 2 on the Switch, but TES 3?? Insane! :D

    Good job!
     
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  19. Asok

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    That's it! Time to mod my Switch! Morrowind is the TES game I've spent the most time with, and having it to go (and not on Android) is a dream come true. I wish you the best of luck and godspeed with this port. This is seriously amazing, that you've even got it working at all, let alone playable.
     
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