2019-07-12 Morrowind

I played Morrowind for a bit on the old Xbox. The first one! I felt super retro. People tell me I should play it using OpenMW. Sadly, that isn’t packaged for my laptop’s distro (PureOS). I guess I need to use flatpak.

Get flatpak:

sudo apt install flatpak

Get OpenMW:

flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream \

Update the system?

flatpak update

Run it!

flatpak run org.openmw.OpenMW

More info here: How To Play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind On Linux With OpenMW. Got my GOG copy. And it seems to work! This didn’t work when I tried it back in March. But now it does. Happy!

Morrowind works!

To allow the Xbox 360 controller to be used:

sudo apt install xboxdrv
sudo rmmod xpad
sudo xboxdrv --silent

There’s a more permanent solution involving blacklisting the default xpad driver on How To Use And Configure Your Xbox 360 Controller on Linux. I haven’t tried that, yet.



Switching from the console to a laptop keyboard + touchpad isn’t easy. Mostly because I cannot use the touchpad while pressing a key, apparently! I guess I need to play with the Xbox 360 controller, or I need to get a real mouse.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-07-12 20:15 UTC

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