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Hello!

I installed TR on a whim a few days ago, and so far I've been thouroughly impressed by the quality of the content. I'm interested in programming and game art and development as a hobby and have been keeping an eye on some of the various large modding projects like skyblivion, but this one somehow slipped under my radar. I've only recently managed to actually get fully into morrowind recently after several previous false starts, and the worldbuilding has grabbed me and completely sucked me in.

I've got some skill in traditional and digital art and know my way around blender. I've used the CS a little bit for oblivion, although that was a long while ago. After the exams are done (this was a really bad time of year to get hooked on something new) I'm hoping to get back into practice and see if I can contribute something.

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Welcome aboard, Magpie!

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Hi everyone !

I've been playing Morrowind on and off for the last 10 years, and have been aware of TR's existence for the last 6 years or so. I only got the chance to actually play it for the first time last year, and was completely blown away by the quality of what's already released, and the project's ability to still be going strong 17 years after its inception, so I figured it's time I do my part to help TR's development, which is why I'm here today. Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all of those who have contributed to date, for bringing this wonderful world to life :)

I've followed a couple CS tutorials a couple months ago, both on here and the OpenMW website, but apart from that, I've got zero experience in modding, and I'm afraid I won't often be able to find enough time to do actual CS work, which I imagine is very time-consuming. So, what are some non-CS areas that need help these days : Quest writing (note that I'm no native english speaker)? Quest testing? Documentation write-up/formatting? Promotion/recruitment on the Morrowind subreddit? Let me know, and I'll see what I can contribute!

One last question : should I find the time to work with the CS, what's the team's stance on using OpenMW's Construction Set when working on TR? I've only got a Linux partition these days, so I'm not sure I could get the original CS to work.

Cheers, and see you around!

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Hi and welcome. Thanks for the glowing praise. blush

Quester writers and testers are a notorious bottleneck and being a native speaker is not a requirement: the OE Thieves Guild questline, for example, was written by a Finn (Rats). Any help is very welcome here.

I'm not sure if OpenCS is currently in a state in which you could creating proper mods to be slotted into TR with. Feedback so far varies between "it's unusable" and "no idea, never used it". We don't have a policy about using it - if you want to try it, you can go ahead, but you'd be on your own (at first?).

Edit: As I just heard from Capostrophic, an OpenMW dev, it's probably not going to be useful. You might want to try setting up the original CS with Wine.

OpenMW-CS doesn't compile scripts into bytecode, so any resulting plugin will have to be resaved in MWEdit/TESCS.
The reason is that OpenMW doesn't read bytecode subrecord and its own bytecode format it compiles scripts to upon loading them is different.

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Belated thanks for the welcome and the info regarding OpenMW's CS, Atrayonis!
The roles/workflows of questers and writers are explained quite clearly in the project's documentation; the tester's job, however, is a bit more nebulous to me: as I understand it, they download and do in-game tests of WIP quests currently being worked on (ie claim status: "In Development", not "Pending Review" or "Under Review"), both with low-level, unaffiliated and high-level, multi-affiliated characters, and report on their findings to the quest's developer. Is that correct ? Or do they also contribute to the quest's Reviewing process ?

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Hi everyone,
I'm Svartalfar, a french modder as known as SvartmerII on Nexus (alias already taken, you know how it is).
I was recently invited by Cicero to join the project and to give you some of my (unfinished) models so, here I am with my stuff! I hope there is no hazing for newbies like me.
However, I don't have any english version of Morrowind nor the Construction Kit so, I won't be able to help you with quest testing and level design. I can work on quest redaction, lore stuff, models and I can make some good puns, but that's all.

Nice to meet you, hope we'll get along well.

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Welcome! Good to see you here. Did you manage to get to our discord? There is a link at the bottom of the website underneath community. That's the best place to discuss/share any models you are working on. 3d modelers are always in need for TR.
We are friendly and would be happy to see you there. Hopefully the link will work for you (I remember you saying you had issues with discord before). 

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Alas, Discord still insists on sending me an email that never come... I know perseverance is a virtue but it should give up now, it would spare us some time.

For now, I am stuck up with Nexus and the forum (and IRC). Don't know when my Heart of Gold will return to normality.

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Ah damn. At least you are on here so that is good. If you have any assets you want to submit let me know and I can guide you through it. PM me for that. Thanks!

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Hello and welcome!

Hope you can sort your Discord problems out - for good or bad, most of our chatting activity is on there at the moment.

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Yeah I know, I was on there before. :)

I just spent too much time away from the web and Mephala punished me (and yes, I have other resources to share, just need to understand now why mediafire refuses to upload them).

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You can upload assets to our asset browser here on the website.
https://www.tamriel-rebuilt.org/asset
you just select contribute an asset at the top

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Hello everybody I just found out about your project and I was blown away and wanted to lend a hand with concepting more of the region. I apologise in advance if this is the wrong area to post. You can take a look at some of my CA at my artstation here: www.artstation.com/dlewis feel free to reaching out to me any time! 

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Welcome Ac1nerdy! We are always in need of concept artists, and judging from your work, you are very much capable of creating incredible art that we can use for inspiration in the developement side. If you go to the community tab, there is a link to the Discord for Tamriel Rebuilt. That is where we are all hanging out, and there are always people online that you can speak to in regards to what concept art to offer, or for general conversations. 

Thank you for your interest, and look forward to seeing some awesome concept art :)

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