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My modding experience is basically moving folders around to make my own custom armor sets out of other peoples work such as warrior women wearing the skirts from this armor replace mod http://oblivion.nexu...m/mods/24194//? with normal curraises just to give them a light sex appeal but it's not too skimpy and it still looks realistic. I even combined the above linked mod with this other armor replace mod http://oblivion.nexu...om/mods/33086/? to make the cat ladies a bit more realistic for their size and they work well its just a pain to move them about when I wanna switch.

 

So yeah not exactly a modder...

 

So now I have my legs and torso done nicely and my female character looks sexy but battle ready (depending on which folder I'm using) but there's one thing that gets to me. Those ugly as heck helmets, why bother giving an elf pointy ears when their going to get covered up by a helmet from almost the get go. You could download invisible helmets http://oblivion.nexu...m/mods/39404//? which is really great but soemtimes I want a helmet that compliments the outfit and doesn't cover your Ren's Hairstyle or interesting ears and horns and stuff.

 

So we finally get to my question:-

 

Are there any helmet mods that are basically headbands that go around the head and come in the vanilla varieties like Iron, steel, leather, glass so on so forth that lets me see my characters hair and ears and whatever the heck else I'm dressing it in? 

 

Any and all answers (cept trolling >:/) are welcome



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Kafeid's Armored Circlets is immediately coming into mind here. It's been one of my all-time favourites. (I see what you did thar, Skyrim!)

If I remember correctly there's a bunch of additions or expansions to it around the site as well. A search for "circlet" brought up quite some results.

 

The trouble with helmets and hair is, there are only 2 slots in which helmets are mounted:

"head", replacing the entire head mesh together with ears and hair by what's inside the helmet's NIF,

and "hair", replacing only the hair and ears by what's inside the NIF.

 

If you mount a helmet in a different slot, you not only sacrifice this slot (and there's only so few of them), but also you can never tell if a certain hairstyle or ears won't just horribly clip right through it at the most-unfortunate of places, visual-wise. That's why there's almost no or only so little of helmet(mod)s wearable without hiding hair available. Not saying there aren't any, but every approach 'always' comes with a certain drawback.



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Thanks for the reply but I don't have Skyrim on PC yet. I switched from console gaming so I decided to go for Oblivion which is something I yearned to mod since Iearned about it lol.

Your advise is very helpful so thank you, if hair clips through a circlet I think that'll be okay since of meant to look like it's going around the head.

If not I may try my hand at modding and make my own :)

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Oh it's an oblivion mod DOI! Thanks Drake they look awesome!

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Yeah, sorry for the confusion. This last remark was 'thrown at Skyrim' for stealing the circlet idea from this old Oblivion mod. It's some sort of personal retaliation of mine, whenever I see this game praised to the heavens for the unique new features, while most of them were just taken from old mods for Oblivion from years ago. Can't help it, sorry about that. :sweat:

 

I would never dare linking a Skyrim mod in an Oblivion mod request though. And me too, I'm not using Skyrim, yet, nor do I intend to.


Edited by DrakeTheDragon, 01 December 2013 - 05:43 PM.


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Yeah, sorry for the confusion. This last remark was 'thrown at Skyrim' for stealing the circlet idea from this old Oblivion mod. It's some sort of personal retaliation of mine, whenever I see this game praised to the heavens for the unique new features, while most of them were just taken from old mods for Oblivion from years ago. Can't help it, sorry about that. :sweat:

 

I would never dare linking a Skyrim mod in an Oblivion mod request though. And me too, I'm not using Skyrim, yet, nor do I intend to.

 

Whats wrong with Skyrim? 



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Whats wrong with Skyrim?

 

Nothing's inherently wrong with Skyrim per se.

It was just terribly over-hyped the year before 11-11-11, up until the point at which I couldn't even read the 6 letters anymore without feeling an urge to throw up.

 

Afterwards I played it myself for like half a year with my brother on his 360. It's entirely my own fault for comparing it too much to its predecessors and only finding an overall lack of just about everything whereever I looked. It isn't a bad game. By far it isn't. I just grew tired by reading all places how great it is, while by my own observations it obviously wasn't. It simply didn't live up to its over-hyped reputation.

 

I must say though I wasn't really impressed by what I saw and didn't enjoy playing the new game as much as I enjoyed playing its predecessors before. At the end of the day I guess it's just not to my liking, and being on a severe lack of free time lately, be it for modding or even for playing alone, I simply see no reason to buy that game. I won't get time to play it, and even if I did, I know I won't enjoy playing it? Where's the fun in that?







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