So I recently have bought and downloaded the GOTY version of Oblivion from Steam. I was allll too familiar with the Reference Bug from the Xbox360 version, and knew the 1.2.0416 patch was necessary to fix it. I read that my Steam version already had this, confirmed by the comforting v1.2.0416 in the bottom left corner of my game.
HOWEVER, lo and behold - 120+ hours into possibly my funnest, RP driven character I've ever created in Oblivion - I load up my game and ALL of my custom created gear (essentially EVERYTHING I was wearing/using) is gone from my character, right out of my inventory, right off my character.
I'm playing Oblivion GOTY, no Mods, and is downloaded from Steam, WITH the Official Patch. Has anyone else experienced this?!? I thought I was safe, and now I'm terrified of playing any of my save games at all for fear of driving them into the ground and making them unplayable. It would take me 20-30 hours to even get the mats and recreate all the gear that I've already lost.
! What can I do? Help!