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).

OpenMW 0.48 or newer is required!

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


Project Home

Nexus Mods

Source on GitLab


This short video demonstrates the whole process in under two minutes.

  1. Download the zip from this URL (OpenMW 0.48.0 or newer is required!)

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

     # Windows
     # Linux
     # macOS
  3. Add the appropriate data path to your openmw.cfg file, for example:

  4. Enable two of the below plugins via OpenMW-Launcher (read below for instructions about which to use), or add this to openmw.cfg (official OpenMW documentation):

     # Enable the default plugin when playing Morrowind...
     # ... Or the Starwind-specific plugin...
     # ... Or the "Alt Start" plugin for any non-Morrowind game.
     # Chose one of the above three depending on what game
     # you're playing. Everybody should also enable this:

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.


Other Notes


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):