OpenMW seems like a great game, and it reboots a classic, but What is it exactly, and how do I Install it?
OpenMW is an game engine based on that of Morrowind, an RPG game from 2002. Although its still in Alpha, it works. It and its editor(OpenCS) has been written completely from scratch. Do you like Morrowind? then you are gonna love OpenMW.
Before we begin:
Meaning if you have installed Morrowind via wine, you can Invoke the dash, search for OpenMW, select the Morrowind data files, and then play the game. This was such in my case.
I will show you guys how to install OpenMW using the PPA and compiling option. And as we go will provide download links for the Windows/Mac os x equivalent.
By far the easiest way is installing via it's official PPA, it supports a variety of distros. Users that are running Windows, can go here, and download the latest OpenMW. As for Mac, the following link will provide dmg's: come and get me.
Invoke the dash, search for OpenMW select the Morrowind data files, and the play the game.
Usually - on a Linux machine - when you want the latest features, you compile the application yourself, which is what we are gonna do. For compiling it in a different OS then Linux, Mac or Windows, see there official wiki: Development Environment Setup - OpenMW Wiki
Add the OpenMW PPA to download the needed dependencies:
Then we configure, compile, and install OpenMW.
And your done.
Which I am the author of.