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I Lava Good Mesh Replacer 1.2

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This mod replaces all the lava meshes in the vanilla game. It addresses a couple prevalent issues with lava; namely seams between tiled lava squares and flickering steam. In addition to those fixes, you can also expect that this mesh is better optimized than vanilla by using less shapes and eliminating alpha blending. Finally, the mod adds performance friendly spark particles which peacefully float away from lava. If you find yourself mesmerized by the new lava effects, be careful not to fall in!



  • Removes alpha blending from lava meshes to eliminate flickering with effects like steam
  • Synchronizes tiled lava effects to reduce the occurrence of seams found in large lava pools
  • Adds spark particle effects to lava pools (LOD enabled to be performance friendly)
  • Texture replacer compatible (uses vanilla textures)



It might not look like it on the surface, but this mod requires MWSE to get the full functionality. Without MWSE, the molten layer of the lava will only have one UV animation. It won't break the mod, it just won't look as good.

The good news is that OpenMW can handle multiple UV animations at once by default. The bad news is that it is not handling the particles or collision of these meshes properly yet. I'm hopeful that the OpenMW will fix the issues so that this mod can be used by all players soon.


  • Known to work with Vurt's Lava and Craggy Lava
  • This will change the appearance of Dangerous Lava and Oil by Articus if installed afterwards. That mod uses a very different method for its lava meshes/textures. I do not recommend using these two mods together, but they may work OK.






What's New in Version 1.2   See changelog


Fixed animation flags (fixes collision in OpenMW)

Make sure this is installed after other mods which edit the lava meshes (like Articus' mods)
Archive is set up to work with Mash Installers or MO2. For manual installation, copy the contents of the desired folders below:

- 00 Core : Required files
- 01 Vurt's Lava Patch : Use to make lava look right with Vurt's Lava
- 02 Tamriel_Data Patch : Makes the lavafall included in T_D utilize some of the same improvements

You are free to:
Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:
Attribution - You must give appropriate credit.
Non-Commercial - You may not use the material for commercial purposes (i.e. no payment of monetary compensation as a condition for the download).

If author(s) is/are not able to be contacted through a reasonable effort,
Then you are free to copy and redistribute the material for use in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind


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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Looks like real lava and thanks for fixing that steam. Makes me really want to avoid it now.

Response from the author:

Thank you, I'm glad you like it!

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