How to fix Morrowind Error Code 80?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Morrowind Error Code 80 is an error that can occur when trying to launch the game. The most common cause of this error is that the game is not installed properly, or that the files required to run the game are corrupt. This error can also occur if the game is not compatible with your operating system, or if your computer does not have the minimum requirements to run the game.

1. Restart the game

  1. Open the "Morrowind.ini" file located in your "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Morrowind" folder.
  2. Locate the "Interface" section and add the following line to it: [Controls] NumPadMult=2
  3. Locate the "GameSettings.ini" file and add the following line to it: [General] bMouseAccel=0
  4. Locate the "Morrowind.exe" file and double click on it.
  5. In the "Morrowind.exe" window, click on the "Options" button.
  6. In the "Options" window, click on the "Video" tab.
  7. In the "Video" tab, set the "Resolution" to "1024x768" and the "Refresh Rate" to "60".
  8. Click on the "OK" button.
  9. Click on the "Play" button.

2. Quit the game and restart

  1. In order to quit the game and restart, open the "ESC" button on your keyboard and type "quit".
  2. After quitting the game, you will need to restart your computer. Follow the steps below to do this: -Click the "Start" button on your computer. -Type "cmd" into the "Start Search" bar and press enter. -Type "shutdown -r" and press enter. -Type "reboot" and press enter.

3. Uninstall and reinstall the game

  1. Close Morrowind if it is open.
  2. On Windows, go to the Start menu and search for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Morrowind".
  3. Double-click on "Morrowind.exe".
  4. Click on "Data Files".
  5. Click on "Uninstall Morrowind".
  6. Click on "Yes to All".
  7. Click on "Finish" on the confirmation window.
  8. On Mac, open "Morrowind.app" and click on the "Uninstall" button.
  9. Click on "Yes to All".
  10. Click on "Finish" on the confirmation window.
  11. Delete the "Morrowind" folder.
  12. Restart your computer.
  13. Install Morrowind from the official Bethesda Softworks website. 14.launch Morrowind and load your last saved game.

4. Delete the game's installation folder and reinstall the game

Delete the game's installation folder:

  1. Open your Steam account and go to the Games Library.

  2. Right-click on the Morrowind game and select Properties.

  3. On the General tab, click on the Uninstall button.

  4. Click on the Remove button next to the Morrowind installation folder.

  5. Click on the OK button to confirm the deletion. Reinstall the game:

  6. On your Steam account, go to the Games Library and select Morrowind.

  7. Right-click on the Morrowind game and select Install New Game.

  8. Choose the directory where you want the game to be installed.

  9. Click on the Install button.

  10. Once the game has been installed, click on the Play button.

5. Verify the game files through Steam

1.Open Steam and sign in. 2.In the top left corner of the Steam window, click the Games tab. 3.Under the Games list, click on the title of the game you're trying to verify. 4.Under the Details tab, click on the File Version field. 5.On the right side of the window, under the heading "File Version", you'll see a number that corresponds to the game's build. 6.If the number in the File Version field is different from the number in the "File Version" field on the game's Steam page, click on the "Verify" button. 7.If the game's File Version number is correct, Steam will verify the game files. If the File Version number is incorrect, Steam will show you the correct File Version number and offer to update the game.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Delete the game's local content and reinstall the game.
  2. Contact Steam Support.
  3. Contact Bethesda Support.