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Hello everyone.

 

I have made this account a while back but i never used it. 

I have been thinking about buying Elder Scrolls Oblivion IV on Steam, i never played it.

 

Some of my friends just rapidly said that we are in 2022 and it's a very old game, for me gameplay, story, immersion are way more important that good looking graphics, i don't mind great graphics but for me there are other elements in games that matter way more than visuals.

Would you advise me to play Oblivion?

 

I was also wondering if i really want to download mods for the Elder Scrolls or other of the games that are supported here do i have to download anything in advance like a third party program or something?

 

Thank you so much for taking some of your time to read this.



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I definitely recommand you Oblivion but you shoud better avoid any Steam version.



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I definitely recommand you Oblivion but you shoud better avoid any Steam version.

 

Greetings and thank you for your reply.

 

About the mods here from Nexus, how do i install them in games? Do i need to download anything in advance like a program or something or the mods go directly into the game's folder?



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I think you should play it without mods for the first time. That way you at least know what the vanilla game is like and what the mods actually change.



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I use the GOG version and it works perfect.

 

Oblivion is filled with bugs, well start play it and add the bugfixes later as you will need them all to make the game work as perfect as possible. I will say you will not notice anyhing during the tutorial but later on you might run into stuff that do not really work.

 

I will try to find a list and I will be back posting my observations, conclusuions and solutions. This makes oblivion works for me.   But remeber, avoid mods that starts with the word Better.  Better this and better that adds stuff to the game, that may conflict or even make your save game corrupt, specially a mod collection merged into a single big Better THIS will cause you problems. Exchanging textures, meshes and stuff will just work perfect and lets start with this old excellent mod made by my old mod mentor Qarl. He tought me (and many others) modding around 2004 - 2008 and developed the game to be much better and more good looking. Funnier. All we want is fun. It still rocks and is still among the best and the texture size is not giant. He did made a mod with higher resolution but this really works and makes the game looking good, still with high performance.

 

Qarls Texture Pack III Redimized - QTP3 R at Oblivion Nexus - mods and community (nexusmods.com)

 

I be back with more vital stuff shortly, well within an hour or so. I need to edit it for the forum.


Edited by Pellape, 05 May 2022 - 12:17 PM.


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This will be a bloody wall of text. I am sorry for that so start in one end and choose what sounds interesting. Do not skip any fixes really...  use them all. lets hope i can remeber this posting in case someone else needs this fun and very useful  information. I posted it before, it disappeared into the void. I should make a copy, saving it with a text editor.  :D   The code....  Including all links.
 
Pekka, stop babbling: lets shoot...  Lets have fun.
 
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I strongly suggest following bug fixes and mods that makes Oblivion better, more good looking and less instability. Performance is the key.
 
Mods and tools
 
Wrye Bash - The original mod manager made 2004 for Morrowind and now it supports all Bethesda games and it still gets updated and is still supported by Wrye and is the most well made one ever. I chatted with him not long ago at his support chat, asking him about my lost paintings that he endorced at UESP.  :D
MOO - Best Oblivion mod ever made by the brilliant Maskar - Best Oberhaul ever made. High performance too and it does not touch the game as it is all scripted. The game stays clean and stabile. Put this mod after Wrye Bash Patch, last in your loading order, well before my addons for it of course. It must run before my addon...  :/
WAC - Adds so much fun stuff, animals, weapons, you name it. So fun mod. MOO and WAC works best together, not stand alone.  :wink:  Maskar strongly suggest that we use WAC with MOO to get all extra fancy and fun stuff in game. Both are Overhauls, and the best ones I ever used as it keeps the game balanced and not boring. Vanilla game is boring.
Ultimate Leveling - Choose between exp or skill leveling in the ini or from the in game menu. I prefer skills as exp makes no sense what so ever. I really hate exp based games as they do not make any sense at all. All skills counts. Main skills full points and minor skills 10%. So damn well made by Maskar, the author of MOO.
 
Bugfixes and tools
 
SkyBSA - If you use custom textures, you must use this to make them load in game, like Qarls retexture or any retexture.
EngineBugFixes - Bugfixes
Unofficial Bugfixes - Patch Oblivion
Unofficial Bugfixes for all DLCs and Oblivion - 3 all together? - Bugfixes  SI as one example
ENBoost - Bugfixes
ENB v0.295 - Bugfixes
Performance Sounds - Bugfixes
 
More Cool and fun mods
 
Retros Fletching - Make your own arrows, from bones and other stuff you find. I love the bone arrow  :D
Knights Revelation - Best Oblivion story and quest driven mod I guess. So fun to play and it made Knights DLC worth the money, as it was expensive to buy back then. You got not much for those money honestly... This mod makes Knights into a brilliant and fun DLC.
Frostcrag expansion - Takes you deep inside a new world. Extremely well made.
Archeology - The Lost Spires - Brilliant fun quest mod. (External DL)
Fighters Guild - Extra quests
Mages Guild - Extra quests
Adventurers Guild - Extra quests  
The order of the Phoenix - My first quest dungeon from 2006 - I still like it but it only has 1h game play...  :wink:  Making such a dungeon takes a week and it is all over after 1h only....  :/
Qarls textures made 2006 - and they are still the best textures ever made with high performance, nothing gets better than he did it. He was the best artist we had 2006 and still is a genius. Old stuff does not mean bad stuff, as it means quality stuff. Highest quality ever. Trust me, I have tested plenty of them and flushed them again... Qarl tought me a lot 2004-2008, as we where in the same forum. If it was not for him, this mod would never existed. I guess we all need mentors that guide us. And once more: R.I.P Qarl. We miss you, a lot.  DAMN!!!!  We sure lost onne of the most brilliant person ever for this community...   :/
Multi Enchants
FEA for arrow enchanting
Alchemy Enhanced or Advanced rather. - For better options and faster potion making - Instead of making 1 potion at a time, you can make batches of unlitied amount within a second. Faster brewing than this is impossible. Trust me. 
OCO2 for better good looking NPC's
Blockhead to make OCO2 to work at all.
Apachi Wigs for both sexes
 
Bodies?  This is a very personal area, and hard to say, use this or use that. I use HGEC and i do think it has the most variable armor and clothes made for it today. I used BAB 2006 but it is a bit old now, This body mod also has an underwear version and you can make your female chars and NPCs to have any form and size. Loads of different textures for this body as well. Look around and find the ones you like best really. Search for Body in the search field at Nexus mods and see.
 
My old char with BAB from 2006 or 2007, do not remember really...
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Current char, Gigaduex Armor just released
51938-1651155505-598509291.jpeg
 
Gigadeux more dry surface
51938-1651406091-1162569185.jpeg

If you later want to use COBL and denock use OBSE or xOBSE max version v21.5 as 22.x do not work with denocking arrows.  My own mod is based on COBL and all cool tools in it. I also made an addon for MOO. Not released yet but I do it very very soon, next week or so, 2 years of hard work all together. My goal is to let the game be much more funnier than it already is. This is my way to try that. 2 years development... https://forums.nexus...dly-hobbit-home
 
So much fun stuff. so much to do still. :D     Peek for more in our Mod Section

Edited by Pellape, 15 May 2022 - 11:07 AM.


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So what about Oblivion reloaded? Well there are 2 versions. None of those 2 works perfect for me. I tested the light version, and some of my companions became white, all white...  I am happy without it really.

 

Just use your judgement. Mods that makes HUGE changes to the game, may not always work.

 

The better mods I did talk about, the merged ones, are not always uploaded by the original authors and makers and therefor they will also have problems supporting them. It works at their setup. I did try to run a Better mod with MMM before I found MOO so MMM might had an impact as that is a huge Overhaul that changes the game a lot and it collided with that big Better mod. MOO is newer, better coded, everything is thought through to not interfere with cells, only work in the background but that better mod still cause me problems. Some MOO stuff is visible. like his small houses you can place in game, his tools and such stuff for MOO crafting, his monsters and NPC's. I love his crafting system as we used to use similar in Ultima Online and if you ever played that old game, you will feel at home with MOO as Maskar added a lot of similar stuff. Why not take a treasure hunt with 1 of 100 T-maps, dig up nice treasures?  Spawn monsters from ORE nodes and so on...   The game will become more...  It is really enough.  :D  I added ore nodes, ore elements and similar creatures all around my own workshop a few months ago. So damn fun to hunt around the cabin, exploring it, killing chickens and elements, protect my farm from invaders.

 

My own made workshop in my MOO addon that I release soon. Every tool in this room works with MOO with my textures. Crafting rocks. making stuff is fun. Read the forum for latest news.  :D

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My BIG mod needs to have some polishing and more testing before I release it. I am happy with 99% so far. Optimising the last 1% right now.


Edited by Pellape, 05 May 2022 - 05:19 PM.


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The game mechanics feel different from Skyrim AE and Fallout 4.  More like early model cars with a crank engine, but Oblivion is a very creative game with a lot to do.  It will be worth your time.  Bevelix has a marvelous thread on mods to use to make the game and characters look better.  There is also a thread on the best quest mods.  Make sure you try the Vilja companion.

 

Enjoy Oblivion.



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Hello  IcelandicPsychotic , Pellape and Moksha8088, thank you so much for reaching out and trying to guide me with advice and suggestions on my first steps here  :smile:

 

How can i download the mods or bugfixes for Oblivion, Skyrim or any other game? Do i need a 3rd party program?

I have found a mod for Skyrim called Enderal Forgotten Stories, has any of you ever played it? Do you recommend it?

Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Enderal Forgotten Stories a complete new game made by some of the people of the Elder Scrolls Community? Are there other mods like that, full games outside of the Skyrim and Oblivion?



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This will be a bloody wall of text. I am sorry for that so start in one end and choose what sounds interesting. Do not skip any fixes really...  use them all. lets hope i can remeber this posting in case someone else needs this fun and very useful  information. I posted it before, it disappeared into the void. I should make a copy, saving it with a text editor.  :D   The code....  Including all links.
 
Pekka, stop babbling: lets shoot...  Lets have fun.
 
--------------------------------------------
 
I strongly suggest following bug fixes and mods that makes Oblivion better, more good looking and less instability. Performance is the key.
 
Mods and tools
 
Wrye Bash - The original mod manager made 2004 for Morrowind and now it supports all Bethesda games and it still gets updated and is still supported by Wrye and is the most well made one ever. I chatted with him not long ago at his support chat, asking him about my lost paintings that he endorced at UESP.  :D
MOO - Best Oblivion mod ever made by the brilliant Maskar - Best Oberhaul ever made. High performance too and it does not touch the game as it is all scripted. The game stays clean and stabile. Put this mod after Wrye Bash Patch, last in your loading order, well before my addons for it of course. It must run before my addon...  :/
WAC - Adds so much fun stuff, animals, weapons, you name it. So fun mod. MOO and WAC works best together, not stand alone.  :wink:  Maskar strongly suggest that we use WAC with MOO to get all extra fancy and fun stuff in game. Both are Overhauls, and the best ones I ever used as it keeps the game balanced and not boring. Vanilla game is boring.
Ultimate Leveling - Choose between exp or skill leveling in the ini or from the in game menu. I prefer skills as exp makes no sense what so ever. I really hate exp based games as they do not make any sense at all. All skills counts. Main skills full points and minor skills 10%. So damn well made by Maskar, the author of MOO.
 
Bugfixes and tools
 
SkyBSA - If you use custom textures, you must use this to make them load in game, like Qarls retexture or any retexture.
EngineBugFixes - Bugfixes
Unofficial Bugfixes - Patch Oblivion
Unofficial Bugfixes for all DLCs and Oblivion - 3 all together? - Bugfixes  SI as one example
ENBoost - Bugfixes
ENB v0.295 - Bugfixes
Performance Sounds - Bugfixes
 
More Cool and fun mods
 
Retros Fletching - Make your own arrows, from bones and other stuff you find. I love the bone arrow  :D
Knights Revelation - Best Oblivion story and quest driven mod I guess. So fun to play and it made Knights DLC worth the money, as it was expensive to buy back then. You got not much for those money honestly... This mod makes Knights into a brilliant and fun DLC.
Frostcrag expansion - Takes you deep inside a new world. Extremely well made.
Archeology - The Lost Spires - Brilliant fun quest mod. (External DL)
Fighters Guild - Extra quests
Mages Guild - Extra quests
Adventurers Guild - Extra quests  
The order of the Phoenix - My first quest dungeon from 2006 - I still like it but it only has 1h game play...  :wink:  Making such a dungeon takes a week and it is all over after 1h only....  :/
Qarls textures made 2006 - and they are still the best textures ever made with high performance, nothing gets better than he did it. He was the best artist we had 2006 and still is a genius. Old stuff does not mean bad stuff, as it means quality stuff. Highest quality ever. Trust me, I have tested plenty of them and flushed them again... Qarl tought me a lot 2004-2008, as we where in the same forum. If it was not for him, this mod would never existed. I guess we all need mentors that guide us. And once more: R.I.P Qarl. We miss you, a lot.  DAMN!!!!  We sure lost onne of the most brilliant person ever for this community...   :/
Multi Enchants
FEA for arrow enchanting
Alchemy Enhanced or Advanced rather. - For better options and faster potion making - Instead of making 1 potion at a time, you can make batches of unlitied amount within a second. Faster brewing than this is impossible. Trust me. 
OCO2 for better good looking NPC's
Blockhead to make OCO2 to work at all.
Apachi Wigs for both sexes
 
Bodies?  This is a very personal area, and hard to say, use this or use that. I use HGEC and i do think it has the most variable armor and clothes made for it today. I used BAB 2006 but it is a bit old now, This body mod also has an underwear version and you can make your female chars and NPCs to have any form and size. Loads of different textures for this body as well. Look around and find the ones you like best really. Search for Body in the search field at Nexus mods and see.
 
My old char with BAB from 2006 or 2007, do not remember really...
13823-5-1194469355.jpg
 
 
Current char, Gigaduex Armor just released
51938-1651155505-598509291.jpeg
 
Gigadeux more dry surface
51938-1651406091-1162569185.jpeg

If you later want to use COBL and denock use OBSE or xOBSE max version v21.5 as 22.x do not work with denocking arrows.  My own mod is based on COBL and all cool tools in it. I also made an addon for MOO. Not released yet but I do it very very soon, next week or so, 2 years of hard work all together. My goal is to let the game be much more funnier than it already is. This is my way to try that. 2 years development... https://forums.nexus...dly-hobbit-home
 
So much fun stuff. so much to do still. :D     Peek for more in our Mod Section

 

Hello Pellape.

 

Im really interested about that part for bugfixes.

How can i install them into the game Oblivion?






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