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Ive seen some topics about what mods to use and I cant seem to find an up to date mod list. This is my attempt to list good and immersive mods that dosent break the Oblivion lore to much. Every mod listed works togheter and you shouldnt have any mod conflicts. Please know that this isnt a guide. I do understand that the mods Ive posted here are well known for the community, but the list can be good for the ones that just recently stumble on this game and want to enhance it.

Please remember to read what the modders need you to do, some mods needs other mods to work correctly. The listed tools in the bottom are very important. Without them a modded game will not work correctly. If you dont know how they work there are great tutorials all over the internet.

For a more well done, but a bit older guide, please visit this site: http://forums.nexusm...tall-adventure/

  • QUEST/NEW LAND

AFK_wye, makes the small village as something better and more colorful. The questline is fun and well made.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/22828/?

 

Order of the Dragon EV, is finally here! Dont forget that this is just a english patch. You find the whole mod at World of Elder Scrolls.  

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45258/? english patch

http://www.worldofel...file&fileid=218 full mod

 

Unique Landscapes Compilation OMOD or BAIN, a must! Please use the patches for the quest mods (ie Lost spires)

http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/19370/? 

 

Unique Landscapes Compatibility Patches, so you can have UL togheter with quests like Lost spires or Elswyr. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/13834/?

 

Elsweyr, The Desert of Anequin, is once again updated by its creator. Cant wait to see the rest of this amazing new land! 

http://www.theassimi...rt-of-anequina/

 

Lost spires, a great quest line that is funny and well written.

http://lostspires.com/

 

A Brotherhood Renewed,  Mainly because of how bad that questline ended in vanilla. Great mod.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/31773/?

 

Dibella's watch, a great quest mod that creates a new island to explore. Its a tight adventure with lots of fun things to discover.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/37120/?

 

Kvatch Rebuilt 3.x excellent mod. Love to rebuild a wrecked city. It has been developed since 2008.

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/15412/

 

Fighters Guild Quests, a fun extension.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/41012/?

 

Mages Guild Quests, another fun extension

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/39591/?

 

Better dungeons, makes the dungeons fun and with more variation.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/40392/?

 

Bravil Docks, creates a living harbour at Bravil. Much needed 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/10126/?

 

Anvil Bay Expansion, same as Bravil. Much needed

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/10080/?

 

The Griffon Fortress, works with unique landscapes compilation with a new patch. Beautiful fortress that makes a dull area more fun (fps hungry)

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45321/?

 

TalosGatehouse Imperial Isle, makes the IC a bit more immersive. Dont forget to patch it if you use UL

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/38087/?

 

  • GAMEPLAY

Oblivion Gate Closer Spell, I  dont like the Oblivion worlds. One is enough. This is the mod if you are like me :smile:

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/34868/?

 

Maskar's Oblivion Overhaul, an excellent overhaul that works with most of the popular gameplay overhauls (Oblivion xp, OOO 135). A must.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/42780/?

 

FOV Modifier, for us that wants to play with a better FOV than 75. Its great and works flawless

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/23080/?

 

Oblivion XP update, getting XP by doing stuff such as exploring the world, picking up flowers, talking to npcs and making potions. Really fun and makes the world worth to explorer (for me). 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/35333/?

 

Oscuros Oblivion Overhaul Version 135great mod that makes the world scary and the battles hard fought and rewarding

http://tesalliance.o...ivion-overhaul/ alt http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44629/?

 

Companion Vilja, I just found this mod and its really great if you dont want to be the lonely adventurer.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/28977/?

 

MiniMap - Reboot, I like it. Makes the game a bit more modern (I come from modern mmo´s). There are some shutter related issues that can be solved with some few changes (look at the posts)

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/26220/?

 

A to takes all, cant really play without it. Loot all with "a". Amazing and simple.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/27638/?

 

LAME 1.7, makes the magic system much more fun while keeping the vanilla feeling. 

http://www.theelders...file&fileid=219

 

DarNified UI, change the awfull UI to something better. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/10763/?

 

Kaizits new animations for NPC and player, makes the npc more diverse and fun to talk with. A highly recommend mod that is a gameplay changer for me :wink:

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45197/?

  • Texturs

better cloudrulertemple, beautiful texture work

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45117/?

 

Thacadian Elsweyr Map, my choice of map. Small in size and beautiful 

http://www.nexusmods...vion/mods/34718

 

Parallax cities, makes the cities prettier without any performance hit. Highly 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/44953/

 

Cosmic Night Sky, pick one that you like. I switch between them.

http://www.nexusmods...&preview=&pUp=1

 

AmpolX Textures 1.0, insteed of the excellent QTP3 landscape texture I want to suggest this one.  Dont forget to download the Normal maps. 

http://tesalliance.o...mpolx-textures/

 

Oblivion Realm HD, makes the Oblivion realm beautiful   :smile:

http://www.nexusmods...&preview=&pUp=1

 

Bomret Texture Pack for Shivering Isles, good texture for the great DLC Shivering Isles

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/28378/? alt http://www.theelders...file&fileid=298

 

Really Textured Normal Maps for Vanilla, is more friendly to your fps than the usually retexture packs. It gives a great visuall impact. My choice but remember that this is an overhaul and thus shouldnt be combine with Ampolx textures for example.

http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/38204/? 

 

Ayleid ruins retexture, really nice looking retexturs! Highly recommended

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44671/?

 

Darooz artsupplies, well made mod that is rather "under used"

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/41122/?

 

Skyrimized waters, makes the water nicer with no effect on the fps. The jaggised in the distant can be fixed with a mod presented under audiovisuall.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/41599/?

 

Imperial City HD, good texture 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44011/?

 

Arena HD, good texture

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/42881/?

 

Statues HD, good texture

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/43104/?

 

Cathedral HD, good texture

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44001/?

 

Cathedral Improver Stained glass, good texture works well with Cathedral HD

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/8227/?

 

Cloud Ruler Temple HD, good texture

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/42928/?

 

Fort dungeon texture, makes the fort dungeons really nice looking and with more variation. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44659/?

 

Cave texture, Skyrim textures in Oblivion! Its nice for us that are playing the serie backward 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44585/?

 

Mesh Improvement Project, fixes the small things that is important for the whole impression. A must use.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44501/?

 

Improved Trees and Flora 1&2,  better flora and fauna. Dont forget to download the updates 

a) http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/8500/? b) http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/11891/?

 

The Imperial Ecology a) and Oblivion Grass Overhaul b), togheter they recreate the flora in a excellent way. First install a) and then let b) overwrite the files

a) http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44162/? b) http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/42400/? 

 

Oblivion Character Overhaul 2, no futher introduction. One of the greater mods. Gone away are the ugly charecters. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/43612/?

 

Insanity's Improved Armoury Compilation 1.21 FINAL, beautiful armor. Lore friendly. 

http://tesalliance.o...ry-compilation/

 

Assorted Protective Female Armors, armor for female that is lore friendly. Love it is togheter with OCO great. Writes over some armor parts from Insainty´s pack. But its ok.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44678/?

 

Weapon Improvement Project, beautiful and lore friendly weapons. Highly recommended

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/43852/?

 

Creature Diversity, extra creatures

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/26634/?

 

Tree Bark HD Reduced, nicer looking tree bark without any fps hit. Yes to that   :smile:

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/43504/?

 

Really AEVWD, things that will not pop up in the world with this mod. If you use every option from the mod your fps will be down to its knee. Please follow the installation guide lines (I use different parts from simillar mods)

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/20053/?

 

Better Looking Armor, smaller in size than Insanitys mod. Very well made and my choice.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45071/?

 

  • AUDIOVISUELL

Weather - All Natural, the best weather mod. Highly customised. But requires Wyre Bash and OBSE (that are really easy to use)

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/18305/?

 

Immersive Interiors, look out from the window and behold the world and weather outside. Very important for the meta game  :smile:

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/34199/?

 

Water_Reflection_Blur, no more distant jaggies on the water. Install it after you have installed your water mod of choice. It sadly disables the water ripples

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/23372/?

 

Alivewaters, makes it more fun to visit the landscape under the water 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/6914/?

 

Alivewaters update, much needed

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44069/?

 

Get wet updated, characters are effected by rain. Wow 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/10803/?

 

PK LandscapeLOD Color, nicer looking distant land 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/27023/?

 

Enhanced Vegetation, nicer tree and flora from the distant

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/23783/?

 

Cava Obscura, kills the horrible ambinet light/bloom. Now you need to use night eye, starlight and tourchs when exploring dungeons. Highly recommended 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/35099/?

 

Dungeon Actors Have Torches, if you plan to use Cava Obscura then its good to see that other needs light. Good for the immersion.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/11169/?

 

Enhanced First Person Camera, your charecter has a body in first persion view! And also arms...wow 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44337/?

 

Aero ENB v2, a great ENB injector with lots of options. Creates sunrays, depth of field and good AO. The best ENB.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44542/?

 

DDD ENB, another great ENB injector that transforms the world to a more mystic world. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45269/?

 

Ls More Butterflies and Fireflies, more of them. Many options. Pick just one.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/26218/?

 

Clocks of Cyrodiil, maybe some say it breaks immersion. But what I understand they do exists in the world. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/11778/?

 

No persistant enchantment glow fix, your fine armor will not glow all the time. Makes the game a bit more gritty   :smile:

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/1843/?

 

Glowing Wonders, very nice during night time. They spark and there is a small buzz sound. Good for immersion. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/43331/?

 

Tavern-Goers, more NPC´s where they should be. In the nice and friendly taverns 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/34744/?

 

More Immersive Sound, good sound effects. Dont forget the patch 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/5487/?

 

Animated Window Lighting System and Chimneys - AWLS, lights up the cities when its night. Easy to install with Wrye bash. 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/19628/?

 

  • OTHER MODS​

Mod Organizer. to keep the mods organised I highly suggests it.

http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/1334/?

 

OBSE v.21, needed for many mods. 

http://obse.silverlock.org/

 

OBSE repack for Steam Users, if you have problems to get OBSE to work. Please consider to use this. 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/45328/

 

GameCompanion 2.4, ​if you play in fullscreen the game is more unstable. You cant for example alt-tab. With GC 2.4 you can fake fullscreen. In oblivoinlauncher.exe mark "Windowed mode" and then install GC 2.4

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/39550/?

 

Oblivion shutter remover. makes the game more stable. Use WIP_4-1-26 and change the iHeap

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/23208/?

 

Oblivion 4GB patcher, a must if you plan to use many mods. 

http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php

 

Ordenador, a great tool for making the game play smoother. Ive myself saved about 2.4 gb and the game looks the same. 

http://www.nexusmods...im/mods/12801/?

 

BOSS, easy to use but important 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/20516/?

 

Wrye Bash, creates the important Bashed patched. Just follow the youtube tutorial below and you are up and running.  

http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/1840/?

 

TES4LodGen, creates distant LOD so you can see the nice stuff futher away.

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/15781/?

 

TE4LL, also important if you want a good LOD

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/40549/?

 

Land magic, fixes tears in landscape.  

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/30519/?

 

TES4edit, cleans the mods in a fairly easy way. Just follow a youtube tutorial and you are all set 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/11536/?

 

CTD and Memory patch ENBoost, great mod for stability

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/45266/?

 

  • How to setup the differnt mods using a mod manager
For your own well beeing please use a mod manager so you can roll back if you mess things up. Nexus Mod manager (NMM) is good option to keep it safe. Many mods for Oblivion is packaged in away that NMM dosent like. So this is how its done and  I will use the excellent overhaul "Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul 1.35" as an example:
a) First manually download OOO (and the optionals that you want).
b) Create a folder called "data". 
c) Unzip evertyhing from OOO into data. It should look like this for example: "/data/texture", "/data/meshes" and "/data/ Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul.bsa"
d) zip/rar the data folder. Name it to OOO 1.35.rar
e) open up NMM and select "add mode from file"
f) activate the file.
g) archive invalidation (its under the toolbox)
 
There is  exception ofc, such as "All natural" and "Unique landscape" that needs Oblivion mod manager and Wrye bash. 
 
  • How to use Wrye bash
And then we are at the dreaded "Wrye bash" that is said to be a hard program to understand. And that is such a big lie that has existed to long in my opinion :smile: This video is a good introduction of Wrye bash that explains how to use the program. 
 

Edited by astrob0y, 21 July 2014 - 09:45 AM.


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And some images :smile:

 

 
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Edited by astrob0y, 08 March 2014 - 06:40 PM.


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Georgous images thanks so much for the help on my topic. 

 

Here's some additional mods for people with nothing to do in Oblivion.

 

Damsels in Distress 3: Double Trouble

 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/27583/?

 

Allows you to rescue damsels in distress that randomly generates a Gentleman in Jeopardy or a Damsel in Distress into random dungeons so sometimes you might not find one and other times you might. Once you get him/her out safely they'll reward you with something.

 

Random Tasks

 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/23278/?

 

It's a nice idea that gives you some reason to not fast travel everywhere. All of the quests so far have been fetch quests but some will require a little action to obtain the items. Thie quests regenerate too with new ones being posted after a certain amount of days. Happy hunting

 

Crowded Cities Improved

 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/38363/?

 

I refuse to play the game without this mod, the cities are just too empty without it and it's definitely better than the original (which is still good) but when it came down to it I preferred unclothed NPC's over mass High Elf genocide that happened when I used the original (Kill the Thalmor before they even begin!).

 

Backpacks

 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/6422/?

 

This mod attaches a simple, cosmetic, backpack to your quiver (unlike the Inventory is Backpack mod which can glitch out) and you can even buy just the backpack without having to wear a quiver from Thoronir and it also comes in black for all you Goths out there.

 

Alternative Start: Arrive by Ship

 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/11495/?

 

Quite a popular mod that replaces the vanilla tutorial Dungeon and instead you simply arrive by ship. Quick, easy and rather well made with no negative effect to the main story.

 

Ainmhi Race

 

http://www.nexusmods...ion/mods/4926/?

 

CAT GIRLS!!! :3 *ahem*

 

Well those are the mods I use but I also made a couple of my own that adds some more life to the Imperial City (Just that at the moment, working on the others when I find the time). It's basically just a work force that tends hardens, cleans streets and looks after houses that can be either slaves or workers depending which esp. you use. Here's a link if your interested: 

 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/44734/?

 

PS one or two esps out of the 5 are intended for mature adults.

 

Enjoy these mods



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Oh, some new stuff that Ivent seen! Thank you for "Backpacks" and "Random task". Some of the other mods are bit to "lore breaking" for my taste but they seems to be quality mods :) Keep em posting. 



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My own mod is a bit lore breaking, I understand that, and the Ainmhi race is extremely lore breaking :P 

 

Have you ever had any trouble with the Elyswer mod btw, I installed it and suddenly I was crashing a lot



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Thats the beauty with the games, the endless options that we have because of the modders hard work :)

 

I had that problem when I played Elyswer. What solved some parts of issues, its a mod that will crash sometimes whatever you seem to do, were to clean the mod with TES4Edit and use the following patches: 

a) http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/39642/?

b) http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/34939/?

and if you use some of UL 

http://www.nexusmods...on/mods/13834/?

 

Dont forget to create new landscape with TES4LL, LandMagic and TES4LODgen. 



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I have both LandMagic and TES4LODgen but I'll have a look at TES4LL as well as the patches, thanks



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Posted just to say thank you for the list.

 

It's a good one by modern standards.

 

I would however recommend to exercise some caution towards multiplying the HD retextures, if one intents to really play the game (with FCOM, BC, UL, and /or others). 

 

Oblivion can handle only so much before crashing (memory leak?), no matter how high-end your machine.


Edited by KarmaPowered, 14 March 2014 - 08:59 PM.


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Very helpful! I'm starting my first playthrough and I want my game to be modded to perfection before I start :)



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Glad to hear it came of some use :) 






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