Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

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Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by cbmeeks » 09 Nov 2014, 01:49

Hello all. I just recently discovered this project and I admit I am very excited to get it running.

I own MW for the XBox 360 (from the Platinum Hits). Can I use those discs for the assets to OpenMW?

I would hate to have to buy the game again but since Steam has it for $20 I might do it anyway.

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by TheInternet » 09 Nov 2014, 02:18

No, you need the PC version.

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by dEnigma » 09 Nov 2014, 11:53

I bought the game twice too, but only for the expansions and because it was so cheap on Steam at the time ;)
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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by Pherim » 09 Nov 2014, 12:19

I currently own three versions of the game - one German retail GOTY, one English GOTY and the Steam version - though the latter two were included in the Elder Scrolls anthology. And the day it comes to GoG (one can always hope) I will certainly buy it a fourth time, which would make it the game I own the most copies of - right now it has to share this honor with Baldur's Gate II (of which I own three German versions - guess it's time to get it on GoG, as well ;) ) and Oblivion (the same as Morrowind, but I actually regret having bought the German version as I got it on Steam with the Anthology anyway, but at the time I bought it I didn't know the Anthology was going to be released half a year later. And I greatly doubt I will ever play it in German, as, in contrast to Morrowind, the localization is horrible).

So what I'm trying to say: Just buy it again on Steam! If only to be able to play it with mods (even with the old engine, the possibilities are almost endless, and it will probably take some time until OpenMW is ready to completely replace it).

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by claudekennilol » 10 Nov 2014, 16:24

There was an xbox 360 release of morrowind? Or do you mean the xbox version that also works on the 360?

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by psi29a » 10 Nov 2014, 22:00

TheInternet wrote:No, you need the PC version.
In theory, you just copy all the assets over. It that doesn't work, file a bug report.

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by claudekennilol » 11 Nov 2014, 21:58

psi29a wrote:
TheInternet wrote:No, you need the PC version.
In theory, you just copy all the assets over. It that doesn't work, file a bug report.
Wow..this was a long time ago.. If I remember correctly all the assets are packaged in a way unique to the xbox. Using mods on the xbox required unpackaging the game, merging in the mods to the morrowind esm, and then repackaging it back into the "unique xbox" package.

I could be completely misremembering, but I doubt it's going to be as simple as "just copying the assets" off the disk.

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by psi29a » 11 Nov 2014, 23:24

claudekennilol wrote:
psi29a wrote:
TheInternet wrote:No, you need the PC version.
In theory, you just copy all the assets over. It that doesn't work, file a bug report.
Using mods on the xbox required unpackaging the game, merging in the mods to the morrowind esm, and then repackaging it back into the "unique xbox" package.

I could be completely misremembering, but I doubt it's going to be as simple as "just copying the assets" off the disk.
If it is as simple as 'unpackaging the game', then yes, it can be as simple as letting the installation wizard detect the xbox disk and installing from it like we do with all the other versions. Anyone have any documentation on the format or a disk they are willing to donate to the cause?

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by paperbag » 12 Nov 2014, 13:14

Morrowind will likely be on sale for $5 USD on Steam, Green Man Gaming, or Gamefly for the holiday season(I'd start checking around the last week of November). You could also check around ebay and amazon for a hard copy for less than $20 (probably in the neighborhood of $10-$15).

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Re: Can I use the assets from the XBox 360 version?

Post by K0kt409P » 12 Nov 2014, 13:34

I should have Xbox discs of both the original and the goty version lying around somewhere. The more problematic part is going to be finding a DVD drive. None of my computers have one.

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