View Full Version : Steam and Windows 7 problems

11-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Hi there.

I've tried to fix this myself, but am having no luck.

I have the Morrowind package from Steam. I believe it's equivalent to the GOTY edition.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

I installed Morrowind just fine, and it launches fine too, but from the main menu, when I click "Play", I get the following error:

Failed to load sky atmoshpere: Meshes\sky_atmosphere.nif.

Now, I've read all over the Bethesda forums and seen some recommendations involving opening up CD paths in Windows Explorer and manually copying files around, but I have no CDs, and my paths are all different -- at least I can't find the things people are saying to look for.

Similarly, I can find the Setup installer executable for Morrowind, and can run it in Administrative mode, but can't figure out where I should install the files to -- presumably they'd overwrite the "bad" installation if I got it right.

I'd like to get this to work, and my situation can't be all that different from a zillion other folks out there trying to run this after buying it on Steam.

(From what I'm reading here, it is a problem with the installer, and where the files are placed, and not really a Steam problem per se. I don't really care though, if it's Valve's issue or Bethesda, just am sure someone here has gotten this to work.)

11-23-2010, 08:53 PM
This might help:
In Steam, right click Morrowind>Properties>Local Files>Verify Integrity of Game Cache
Steam has a nasty habit of forgetting one or two files sometimes.