Oblivion Mods

Yeah, I know. Thing is, the glow intensity seems to increase with the item's power, and now that I've beaten the game I made some cheat items.

You actually beat the game! Sigh... Oblivon is going to be another one of those games that I spent so much time on and never actually beat it...

A great new furniture mod just came out! It's not perfect, but it's a great addition to those wannabe interior decorators. A good variety of stuff, and some of it you can pick back up and move around. Some, however, you have to save your game before you place, in case it places it in the wrong spot and you need to move it around.

Uses an interesting system where you place a hammer in the appropriate spot and orientation and then "activate" it and the item of furniture pops up.

So far I've managed to solve the problem with Benirus manor and that dark corner of the front room.

Even if that's the only thing you use it for, it's well worth it.

You need more books Montal

lethial wrote:

You need more books Montal ;)

That daedric mace is a little lonely, you're right. But I've consolidated all my books at Crib Skingrad . Benirus doesn't get much lovin' these days. I'm sure you all noticed the link at Penny Arcade to this mod which I'm really looking forward to, though the summer will probably be over by the time she finishes it.

I am, however, thinking about creating a few new books to add to the game. A great idea for a story about an assasin-chef came to mind the other day. He's attacked by bandits on the road. So he takes this sweetroll, and...

Hehe, how about looking for book material that are around the GWJ forum? I am sure there are a lot of material that are weird enough to be put into a book in the world of Oblivion

lethial wrote:

better street signs makes the road signs look much sharper.

The new roadsigns are alot nicer, but I think that those screenshots were doctored to make the originals look alot worse than they actually are. Look at the plant in the foreground in the original pic- it's blurry and indistinct, whereas in the two mod photos the same plant looks sharper and more detailed. It would appear that the original photo was blurred or downsampled to wash out the existing texture.

Is the computer version much better than the Xbox 360 version?
Because if it is i need to check it out.

Jonhy_the_killa wrote:

Is the computer version much better than the Xbox 360 version?
Because if it is i need to check it out.

Not better per-se, PC version give you much more options in terms of tweaks and mods that can be applied to the game. And with those tweaks and mods properly installed, then OB becomes a MUCH better game.

Thx i might wana try it out but does the same guidlines apply such as joining the dark brotherhood and quest line?

If you mean if there are fan made improvements to the DB quest line, then yes, various mods fixed problems of the quest line, and added more rewards.

Thx but are the factions still avaible or they different and harder or just gone?

Without mods installed the PC version is almost exactly the same as the 360 version. The only difference should be load times, screen resolution, etc.

thx ima get it

Pleasantly surprised to see this thread back in the active list. All that Oblivion release hype seems like decades ago already. *sigh* *nostalgic moment*

Montalban wrote:

Pleasantly surprised to see this thread back in the active list. All that Oblivion release hype seems like decades ago already. *sigh* *nostalgic moment*

Me too.

Lethial could you give me a run down of what you are currently using for graphic mods? I just upgraded and now have a system that could run some of the better texture options out there.

I just finished the Wizard's Guild quests and am thinking it might be time to start on the main quest. Unfortunately, I just patched my version and I think I need to get newer versions of some of the mods. Darker Dungeons doesn't seem to be making things darker anymore

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Lethial could you give me a run down of what you are currently using for graphic mods? I just upgraded and now have a system that could run some of the better texture options out there.[/quote]

A newer updated list of the best mods out there (with links, because I am lazy) would be greatly appreciated. I too updated my system and want to start over, but with some mods this time around.

Red and Dez, sorry to not get back to you sooner. To start off, I'd recommend both of you to bookmark this place

It has a nice indexing of all the mods (may not be the latest) but it is very comprehensive.

As for the graphic updates, there are really a lot. May I ask what kind of system you got Red? The reason I ask is that for nvidia cards, there is actually a way to have both AA and "fake" HDR (looks very close to the .
real thing) enabled the same time.

But no matter what you guys decide to use, I HIGHLY recommend using the Oblivion Mod Manager or OBMM made by timeslip. Esp. if you are replacing textures and getting mods for new equipments. That tool is the best way to keep track of your mods, and make them work

Well, I am always up for graphical improvements. I have a nVidia card....

My system:

AMD 4400 X2
2GB RAM
2x 7900 GT
2x 74GB 10000RPM HD run in raid 0

lethial wrote:

As for the graphic updates, there are really a lot. May I ask what kind of system you got Red?

Wow, not nearly the system Dez is running.
AMD 64 3500
will be 2GB soon, currently 1GB
7900GT

Good enough for OBs autodetect to give me 1024x768 at Ultra High graphical setting. I'm not running any AA as I've kicked up the res to 1680x1050 to get into my monitors native res.

Thanks for the link to Endarire's site, good stuff, that.

Wow both of you have pretty beefy systems Since both of you have NVidia cards, it is possible to have fake HDR running with AA. If you guys want the best image quality that is the way to go. "fake HDR" should be one of the mods listed in that website that I linked to. Also you can go to Timeslip's website (the person who wrote OBMM) for it.

I HIGHLY recommend Natural Env it does make your game look prettier. Of course the window lights mod is nice too, though there is a framerate hit if there are reflective bodies of water around the windows.

I am sure that you guys are using the landscape texture replacement packs. But also check out the parallex map replacement packs for the cities and buildies and Ayelid ruins (there may be more now). There is virtually no performance hit when you parallex mapped everything

Finally be sure to go to tweakguides.com to read through the tweaking OB article if you haven't done so already.

Well, I spent the afternoon figuring out the basics of modding books, finally. Anyone have any requests or suggestions as to what you might like to see? What I would really like would be more varities of book jackets and styles, but that mod I mentioned before is still a few weeks away.

I was considering maybe turning each GWJ front page article into a broadside like the courier service in the vanilla version of Oblivion but I don't see a high demand for that when you can read and comment on those articles conveniently here at the site. I thought it might be neat to sit down next to your virtual fireside, sip some skooma and read the articles. But that was a fleeting thought.

Although, I often think skooma might help when reading some of the more philosophical discussions GWJ articles cover. Maybe a "best of" series where each volume is a favorite front page article. You could then amass those on your favorite virtual bookshelf.

OH MY GOD...I just came across this mod--Thief arrows! I love the Thief games, and this one includes all the good stuff: water arrows (that put out torches), noisemaker arrows, rope arrows (climbable ropes!), vine arrows (also climbable), blackjacks, ability to hide bodies, That, plus a very nifty AI upgrade. It's almost done, and the videos look great. More info here.

I got a little burnt on Oblivion a while back and stopped playing. I've been replaying Thief:DS since then (and yeah, the Cradle level is about the scariest damn thing I've experienced in a video game, only second to the hair-raising monkey screeches in System Shock 2), and so this is a perfect fit.

The book jacket mod is finally complete! Read about it and download it here.

The high-res version is outstanding. Great stuff for all you bibliophiles and non-bibliophiles alike as it adds that much more authenticity to the game experience.

Also, thanks for that arrow mod Rabbit. Checking up on it now.

That book mod looks really damn cool.

Montalban wrote:

The book jacket mod is finally complete! Read about it and download it here.

The high-res version is outstanding. Great stuff for all you bibliophiles and non-bibliophiles alike as it adds that much more authenticity to the game experience.

That is amazing. I'm so there after work.

On another note, I'm looking forward to picking Oblivion and all the mods that are developing in the community in a couple months.

After I'm 'done' with CIV IV, I think it will be time to dive back into the Elder Scrolls.

Urge to play OB again rising...

The book jacket mod has inspired at least another 15 hours of hunting and reading in-game books and downloading mods that either add more reading material or add spaces to store and display said reading material. I just finished reading a book that's a Morrowind carry over: Palla. You'll enjoy it, if you haven't read it before.

In my book reading craze I even sacrificed my morals by entering a cheat code to get the second volume of Palla as I couldn't find any in game and was dying to find out how it ended. The things I do for literature...

I know your pain. I still haven't cheated yet to get every volume of A Dance in the Fire, but it gnaws at me.