Edit - I figured out what was the problem, it was just the way I had the truetype fonts installed. I needed to upgrade to the 0.45 way to install them as per the wiki page, and everything works again. Sorry for the trouble!
And last update: After some brief testing in Seyda Neen, Balmora, and Vivec, I can get the RC 0.45 to run stably with 293 mods installed. Kudos you guys, thank you!
Lied about the last update, 12/12/2018: Just popping by to say I've been playing the Windows RC for at least 4 days now, from the Bitter Coast to Ashlands, with 309 or so mods all over the place, and have noticed no problems, crashes, or issues whatsoever. Thumbs up from me, thank you!
Hi all! I wasn't planning on being a tester for this or anything, I just barely started using OpenMW 0.44 about a week ago and just got through modding it heavily. But I saw the changelog on 0.45 and got all excited about being able to use Piratelord's Creatures mod with the new version that generates collision boxes for things that don't have them, so I went ahead and downloaded this version here:
I'm on Win10 64bit obviously.
Anyway, I'm not sure if I did this properly, but I installed OpenMW as normal in a new folder, without uninstalling OpenMW 0.44. Then I reverted back to the vanilla "openmw.cfg" and "settings.cfg" files in my Documents folder. Then I booted up OpenMW 045 RC. And it seems to be working fine with one huge exception - all the fonts are just clean, plain gone missing. Everywhere I would have seen a font there's just blank space.
I'm not sure if I did the installation wrong or if it's because there's some artifact from modding my (working) 0.44 version that carried over to my 0.45 RC install, but I thought I would let you guys know just in case it's any bit of helpful. There's nothing strange or out of place looking in my "openmw.log" file and the game certainly did not crash anywhere. It just had no fonts installed for some reason.
I'll keep fiddling around on my own or switch back to 0.44 for the time being, but I hope this was not a useless post here.
Cheers and happy testing!
Edit: Ah, I thought of something: I followed this guide to install truetype fonts on 0.44. I see there was a change made to truetype fonts in the changelog for 0.45 so it's probably something in here.