NCGDMW Lua Edition

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NCGDMW Lua Edition

A “Natural Grow” leveling mod, where your attributes grow automatically as your skills increase and your skills will also decay over time (Optional).

A changelog is available in the file, and an FAQ in the file.


This is a port of Greywander’s “Natural Character Growth and Decay - MW” mod for the OpenMW-Lua API.

Original concept, MWScript edition author


Lua edition authors

EvilEye, johnnyhostile


PT_BR: Karolz

DE: Atahualpa

ES: drumvee

FR: Rob from Rob’s Red Hot Spot

PL: emcek

RU: dmbaturin


OpenMW 0.48 or newer is required!

  1. Download the mod from this URL

  2. Extract the zip to a location of your choosing, examples below:

     # Windows
     # Linux
     # macOS
  3. Add the appropriate data path to your opemw.cfg file (e.g. data="C:\games\OpenMWMods\Leveling\NCGDMW-Lua")

  4. Add content=ncgdmw.omwaddon and content=ncgdmw.omwscripts to your load order in openmw.cfg or enable them via OpenMW-Launcher

    • If you are playing with Starwind, use the ncgdmw_starwind.omwaddon plugin instead of ncgdmw.omwaddon and enable Use Starwind Skill Names in the script settings menu
    • If you are playing with some other non-Morrowind game or using a chargen mod, use the ncgdmw_alt_start.omwaddon plugin instead of ncgdmw.omwaddon
    • This will place a potion in your inventory that you can drink to activate NCGDMW
    • Drink this potion after you’ve selected your race, class, and sign
  5. Enjoy!

When you finish selecting your character class and sign and get your papers, NCGDMW will begin. Press ESC and navigate to: Options >> Scripts >> NCGDMW in order to set up the mod’s options to your liking.

Report A Problem

If you’ve found an issue with this mod, or if you simply have a question, please use one of the following ways to reach out:


You will be prompted once the mod has activated, after you’ve selected your class and birthsign. You can change your mod settings at any time via the in-game mod settings menu.

Using A Localization

To use a specific localization supported by this mod, your settings.cfg file must contain the following:

preferred locales = pt_br,en
<other options may be below here>

The above example prefers PT_BR locales but will use EN when anything isn’t available. See the official OpenMW documentation on this option for more information.

How Decay Works

The decay mechanic can be a nice way to balance the game and stave off becoming too powerful too quickly. Some things to keep in mind about this mechanic:

Help Localize NCGDMW

Do you speak a language that’s not yet offered and want to contribute a new localization? Follow these steps:

  1. Download a release zip from this URL
  2. Open the l10n/NCGDMW/en.yaml file with your favorite text editor (Notepad++ is recommended for Windows)
  3. Update each line (the quoted part after the :) as desired
  4. Save the file with the name <CODE>.yaml, where <CODE> is the language code for the localization you’re adding
  5. Commit your change to git and open a merge request, or simply email the file to with New NCGD Localization as the subject

Planned Features

Not yet implemented (not yet possible):