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Balmora Expansion (1.4) - File Description  


What this plugin does, what it includes and its history: (The Long Version aka THE BOOK)

Over a year ago Gilgalas introduced a WIP mod on the forums called Balmora Trade City, an exciting concept that combined a number of popular mods effecting Balmora into a single compatible plugin with some new material. Like Silgrad Tower it had some open slots for interested modders should they want to join the project. It made it to early alpha stage but never got finished. Gilgalas is the inspiration for this work. I loved the idea but hated the implementation as it appeared as a random collection of mods that lacked cohesion, remember it was only an alpha and I'm sure it would have been awesome if it ever reached completion.

I took the alpha with Gilgalas's knowledge stripped it apart and began to regrow it, that was over 8 months ago. Balmora Expansion represents the end result. In addition to the new shops by CandianIce and Jeremy, and the new content I created, Balmora Expansion contains either the complete mods or parts of mods listed below.

This mod is really little more than a showcase for the awesome work done by the community as represented by the mods below. There were so many great mods to choose from I could not possibly include them all, I simply had to draw the line someplace. In some instances the mods had to be tweaked to make them fit into the storyline and feel of the city. An example of this was Faarp's Quiver's and Fletching Kit V2.5, his original NPC was standing on a street corner; in Balmora Expansion that NPC now shares a shop with her sister who specializes in selling bows. Together they operate an archer shop. In some instances only parts of mods were used such as GhanBuriGhan's The Regulars - Sitting NPCs where I only used some of his sitting people not all of them. Also I have included the original readmes for all mods used in this so you can see the full list of credits. Anyways on with the lists:

***Balmora Expansion includes the following new mods created specifically for it:

*Vonhelira's Metal Queen Boutique by CanadianIce, featuring all new fashions for both male and female players. Special thanks also to MP*Canus and Brady226 for the textures of some of the male versions of the robes in the boutique. For all those who pleading for a second store, your pleas have been answered.

*The Breton Knight by Jeremy featuring not only all new armor styles but also Jeremy's first store designed specifically for selling his awesome works.

Plus the new stuff I created. (You have to figure out those yourself, can't give away all the surprises).

***Balmora Expansion incorporates the following mods that should be unchecked in the MW data files list if you are currently using them:

Balmora Manor
Balmora Zoo
Balmora Bathhouse
Balmora Museum
Morrowind Abodes (Your Balmora Residence.esp only)
Dave's Furniture Store Plug-In v1.6
Quivers and Fletching Kit
Wyr Jewelers
Carry your Bedrolls
DEJ Pocket Watch
Magic Backpacks
ThievesGarb (Black Clothing)
Dark Club Mod 1.1
Ranger Robe
Sheikizza Aedric Armour Collection V01
Sheikizza Daedric Armour Collection V1.0

***Balmora Expansion includes elements of the following mods customized for use with this mod. The original mods can still be used in conjunction with Balmora Expansion and will function normally:

LadyE's display cases, spider webs ad jewelers sign
Dongles Musical Instruments
Gorg's Flowing Capes
Forgottens Longbow Pack
Elements from Silgrad Tower (concepts for several of the new shops I created (such as the hospital and restaurant) came from this inspired work)
House of Mannequins v1.0
Tenience's Rare Items
Particle Weapon Merchant Mod
Pack Animal Merchant
Heavenly Pleasures
Legolas Gear
The Regulars 2.02
Carnithus Armamentarium & Add-On I
LichLair V1.1
Darkstone Manor
Britneys Secret v1.1 (Oops, I did it, it was too funny) smile (used the faces only)

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Total comments: 15 | Last comment: 03-31-2008 at 05:28

 #1 - Excellent Job - 12-17-2005 at 20:54
Joined: September 19th, 2005
Posts: 11
I would like to thank all of you took the time to make mods for this already awesome game. You have in your own way made this game even better.

Secondly, this addon is awesome. Very good job!

Third, Downloading it now.


 #2 - 12-21-2005 at 10:56
From: (florida)
Joined: December 30th, 2003
Posts: 248
cool but i dont have tribunal to play it

 #3 - The Planetmirror download link is stuffed - 03-30-2006 at 23:24
From: (Dunedin)
Joined: June 26th, 2005
Posts: 1
The planetmirror download link is stuffed up. Whenever i download it, it then becomes a very unsual short download thats only 30kb, plus the download link is called something like "Balmora Expansion.ace" when it should maybe something like "Balmora Expansion.zip"... I can download it off the American site by filefront, however i am from New Zealand and i wish to get it fast because i have such crap internet. Fix this link please
mad mad mad

 #4 - instalation problems - 05-05-2006 at 05:15
From: (ID)
Joined: May 5th, 2006
Posts: 1
hey, i cant get the file onto my game, its a .ace and i dont know what to do, plz help. its downloaded, i just dont know what to do with it to put it into my game

 #5 - it wont work - 06-09-2006 at 11:08
Joined: May 7th, 2006
Posts: 1
i have downloaded the file but its not a zip file so it wont work is there something else i need to do

 #6 - .ace - 07-12-2006 at 15:21
Joined: July 12th, 2006
Posts: 2
.ace is just a "version" of .zip that covers more files (e.g. .ace, .rar). I earlier did not have the ability to open .ace files either. But then i did the below

double-click the file that is .ace
after that, choose the " Use the Web service to find the appropriate program" option
then the internet should identify what ace. is for you and give you a link to another site
on that site, download Ace archiver, and then install it and you should be able to open .ace files successfully

 #7 - short download, small file - 07-12-2006 at 15:24
Joined: July 12th, 2006
Posts: 2
it is possible that the only reason the file is small is because it has been compressed (as mine was)

of course, there is an equal chance that this is not the case

 #8 - Holy crap! - 08-24-2006 at 15:36
From: (Milwaukee)
Joined: August 21st, 2006
Posts: 3
This is a great file man, thanks for making it. The only bad thing is that my comp lags when I am in Balmora now, but it still rocks. It's one of the best mods I have, thanks for making it/editing it...

 #9 - 08-31-2006 at 13:48
Joined: August 15th, 2006
Posts: 109

(as soon as my pc gets it's new parts inmadfrown

 #10 - Thank you all so much! - 09-25-2006 at 03:18
From: (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Joined: September 25th, 2006
Posts: 1
Hey y'all,

Thank you so much, all of you, for putting together this incredible mod. It took hours to download it because I have a low-end connection (56k), but it was all worth it. I have downloded many mods for Morrowind, and some of them just didn't work. This is the biggest mod (or file of any kind) that I have downloaded, and from what I can see so far, it all works beautifully. Once I installed it and took a look around, I just had to stop playing long enough to thank all of you for making a great Morrowind experience even better for me! Again, thanks for all of the fun I'm about to have with this mod!!!


 #11 - How do you open balmora_expansion.ace - 11-16-2006 at 11:53
Joined: November 16th, 2006
Posts: 1
I have download balmora_expansion.ace 54,476,707 a couple of times and can,t open it. I use ALzip which open up all my other ace files.
How can I open balmora_expansion.ace?frown

 #12 - 07-27-2007 at 17:35
Joined: November 25th, 2005
Posts: 129
Search oldversion.com and look for winace there

 #13 - WinRar - 10-04-2007 at 09:50
Joined: October 4th, 2007
Posts: 1
I used WinRar to open this. Worked perfectly. A good alternative that you may already have installed.

 #14 - 11-05-2007 at 16:53
Joined: December 11th, 2006
Posts: 442
I noticed that this mod lagged Balmora so much that I got rid of it. It was just too annoying.

 #15 - wt* - 03-31-2008 at 05:28
Joined: February 27th, 2008
Posts: 124
it wont let me dl

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