I need some help.

#1 Edited by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Alrighty my Giant Bomb friends, I like Morrowind, its a very fun game with a nice large world for me to dick around in, but I've seen let's plays and streams of it with mods, and decided it was time for me to join in on the fun. 
So I went to Planet Elder Scrolls, looked on the top mod list, picked out some that sounded cool, and after a while I decided I was ready, so I take a peek on the internet for some guide to learn how to mod and I find............nothing. 
 
Not one goddamn guide did I find, and so I go to the modding sites, and the UESP, and look for instructions there, and all I found was a big pile of confusing terms and stuff I didn't understand, but never did I find one lousy guide that just said: "THIS IS HOW YOU INSTALL MODS, DUMBASS.", which is exactly what I need. 
 
I've never modded any game before, so I have no clue what any of the terms mean, what files I'm suppose to be looking for, how to install the mods, I have no idea how to do any of that. 
 
So since I've yet to be severely let down by you guys, I ask for your help, can anyone give me a decent guide or some directions on how to install mods on morrowind? Cause I can't find one no matter how hard I try. 
 
And I have both the expansions and its on Steam, if that helps.

#2 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

You'll usually get an .esp file and some folders (usually named "textures" "meshes" or something like that when you extract the .rar file you downloaded. Just drop all that in your Morrowind Data folder. Then activate them through the launch menu (Data Files).

#3 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
" You'll usually get an .esp file and some folders (usually named "textures" "meshes" or something like that. Just drop all that in your Morrowind Data folder. Then activate them through the launch menu (Data Files). "
How do I get to the data files if I'm on steam?
#4 Posted by KittenMitten (111 posts) -

Try Program FIles (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/morrowind. 

#5 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@Aronman789:  If you're asking about the Data folder then it's usually located in something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common". 

If you're asking about the launch menu, then I don't know. Try downloading a mod manager like this one.
#6 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -
@KittenMitten: It shows my steam games, and then once I get to the "steamapps" part it says that there isn't any files and nothing pops up after
#7 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -
@Aronman789 said:
" @KittenMitten: It shows my steam games, and then once I get to the "steamapps" part it says that there isn't any files and nothing pops up after "
Nevermind, I got it to work.
#8 Edited by Sumbog (481 posts) -

I dunno if this has been answered but:
 
Go to harddrive
go to program files
got to steam
go to steammapps
go to common
find the game
Usually you have to drag the file to the data folder, also programs like  7zip help, and are required for most mods.
 
 http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

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