The Joy of Painting, a recent update by modder Merlord for The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, adds painting as a distinctive and fascinating feature to this almost two-decade-old role-playing game.
With the help of the mod, players can utilize a field easel they can carry around on their backs as a mobile art studio to create ink and charcoal drawings, in addition to oil and watercolor paintings. The artwork made in this method can be exported as high-definition photos, shared on social media, and even printed in addition to being saved in the game world.
In a lengthy Reddit post, Merlord says, “The Joy of Painting is a Morrowind Script Extender mod which adds a feature-packed painting mechanic.
The current features include “over a dozen bush crafting recipes” that include “paper molds to make your own paper and recipes for canvases, parchment, brushes, easels, and canvases,” “dynamic painting mechanic with real-time animated brushstrokes,” and “painting skill which determines the value of your creations as well as their visual quality.”
Even a craftable sketchbook to save and examine sketches is included in the mod. It appears that Merlord intends to include art supplies that may be purchased as well as a commission structure for interacting with non-player characters.
The mod’s painting system is both straightforward and intricate, allowing players to select their supplies and arrange objects from their inventory, choose the direction their canvas will face, and utilize a reticle to frame their subject while modifying the line thickness and color saturation. Even a painting skill is added to the game by the update. Characters generate paintings that are noticeably more detailed as their experience level rises.
The Joy of Painting also takes use of Ashfall, a well-liked mod with a sizable collection of crafting and survival systems. Players can design their own brushes, easels, canvases, parchment, and paper. Even better, the hack enables users to compile all of their ink and charcoal works into a personal sketchbook.
Milord has teased a number of new features, but the commission system is unquestionably going to be the mod’s most stunning improvement. A “radiant quest system” will be used for this, in which non-player characters will ask you to bring them “a drawing of a Guar” or “an oil painting of a Bitter Coast sunset.”
When everything is said and done, the mod is a charming addition to Morrowind that offers a distinctive and immersive experience. The Joy of Painting adds a completely new level to Morrowind by enabling players to produce artwork that may be used both in-game and exported for just about any purpose. Any player that is serious about their gaming should have this particular mod.