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About Mythic Dawn

Mythic Dawn was created by Hishutup and Soire (Red). It was updated in 2015 by Synthetik.

Oblivion is very much a dated game that is 14 years old now. This guide will help make Oblivion look as good as possible while maintaining a setup that adds to gameplay, stability, and re-playability. This guide's goal was to account for everyone, this includes users that only want a "fixed" game that includes improvements/fixes and also to account for users that want to see how many extras mods can offer to their game. With that in mind, Oblivion is old enough that the Game of the Year Edition or the base game with all DLC is required. This guide will use Wrye Bash as its main mod manager and BOSS as the main sorting tool.

If you would like to provide feedback or make suggestions relating to the guide, use this forum thread.
If you have issues or problems and need support for the guide, ask via this forum thread on the STEP Community forums.


Info-Logo.png Notice: It is particularly important that users READ EACH SECTION CAREFULLY in order to be successful with the Mythic Dawn setup first time around, as no information included in this guide is irrelevant!

System Requirements

We recommend the following hardware configuration for running Mythic Dawn. The minimum requirements should be sufficient for installing the Core mods. For those wishing to use high quality options and/or to install the Extended mods, be advised that a more powerful system is likely necessary.

It should be noted that this guide is incompatible with SLI/Crossfire configurations and if you are a multi-card user you should create a custom graphics profile and disable SLI/Crossfire for this guide.
Please note that the higher the clock speed, the better the performance. Oblivion is very CPU dependent. On my old AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.6 GHz, I used to get near the teens in terms of framerate with only Better Cities. Now with a Intel 6700k I get a perfect 60 fps. Another thing I found is that GPU doesn't matter with any modern card.

Hardware Minimum Recommended
Windows OS Windows 7/8.1/10 (64 Bit)
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K / AMD (unsupported due to performance) Intel Core i7 6700K
System RAM 4 GB ≥8 GB
GPU 512MB VRAM ≥2GB VRAM

How is this Guide Modular?

Currently Mythic Dawn is built around a modular installation.

  • All mods should be considered required unless otherwise noted.
  • Mods marked as "Optional" are up to the user as they may or may not be for everyone.
  • When a mod is marked as "Extra" should be carefully looked over to see if its something for you as they may cause issues with other mods or have extra patches that need to be carefully examined.
  • Please don't use any mod marked as "Omitted" because the only reason its there is to remind me.


Installation Setup

If You Have Modded Oblivion Before..

This guide assumes that the user is beginning with a clean Oblivion installation. If you already have the game installed or have modded Oblivion before please follow the instructions below.

The following will remove everything, meaning: games files, installed mods, game saves, etc. If you wish to back up your mods, game files or saves then do so now.

  1. Back up locations:
    • "steamapps\common\Oblivion"
    • "My Games\Oblivion"
    • "%AppData%\..\Local\Oblivion"
  2. Deactivate all mods using your choice of mod manager.
  3. Open Steam, right-click Oblivion in your Library → Delete Local Content → Delete. Wait until the game has been uninstalled.
  4. Browse to your Oblivion directory and delete all files and sub-directories.
  5. Navigate to "%AppData%\..\Local\Oblivion" and delete the Oblivion folder.
  6. Go to
    • "My Games\Oblivion"
    • Delete the Oblivion folder. It will be regenerated later.
  7. Uninstall your previous Mod Manager(s).
  8. If you did use Wrye Bash, navigate to
    • "<Steam>\SteamApps\Common"
  9. Find the folder Oblivion Mods. Backup first if you want to, then delete.
  10. If you did use any other mod manager, find and delete (and backup) their mod directories.


Installing Oblivion

Simply launch "setup.exe" if using a disc, or right-click Oblivion in Steam and select install.

It is recommended to install Oblivion to an SSD if available, and preferably separate from the drive with Windows. Oblivion should be installed outside of "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" folders as Windows User Account Control can cause issues with Oblivion.

If you need help, here is a video.


Backing Up Oblivion

After installing Oblivion I highly suggest backing up the vanilla files for future use. Copying the folders in the following locations to a folder such as "Oblivion Backup" should ensure you have access to your vanilla files. If you would like to reduce the size of your backup, using Windows, 7-Zip, or WinRAR to compress your backup files should free up some space.

Back up locations:

  • "<Oblivion>"
  • "<My Games>\Oblivion"
  • "<YourUserName>\AppData\Local\Oblivion"


Archiving the Data Folder

It is required that you archive the Data folder. This is going to be used in Wrye Bash as the first mod. I believe this will help with some of the glaring issues when uninstalling mods.

To archive your Data folder with Windows:

  • Navigate to your Oblivion Data install folder
  • Select any file/folder that is not an "*.BSA"
  • Right-Click and select "Add to Data.7z"

Add Files To 7z From Shell.png

  • Wait for the folder to finish being compressed, which may take a few minutes
  • Move the Archive out of your install directory to somewhere such as your desktop as it will be used later.


Other Important Details

  • Users should change Windows folder options so that they can see file extensions on known file types as well as showing hidden files and folders.
  • Users should disable Steam overlay and synchronization.



Setting up Oblivion's INI Files

Oblivion Project INI (opINI)

  • Author: Vuud
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: DoubleYou cleans and reorders the INIs so that it is more readable without touching the vanilla values.
  • Files: "opINI Installer"
  • Installation: Run the program like normal but be sure to change the directory where the Oblivion folder is located. When dialogue boxes popup select "Yes" to them. Steam copies of the game may fail to start the launcher. If that does happen then just launch Oblivion from the Steam interface.


Setting up Oblivion via launcher

  • Select Ultra high presets
  • It is recommended to change the resolution to your native resolution, fullscreen, Vsync.
  • HDR is required for TES4LODGen, AA will be adding in by Oblivion Reloaded
  • It is also recommended to start the game and make any necessary changes in the options so that the inis can be archived for backup.



Suggested In-game Options & Controls

Suggested Options


Suggested options from Oblivion_Reloaded_-_OBGE_v4 in relation to this guide.

  • Brightness: Leave it in the center
  • Texture Size: Large
  • Tree Fade: 100%
  • Actor Fade: 100%
  • Item Fade: 100%
  • Object Fade: 100%
  • Grass Distance: No suggestion
  • View Distance: 100%
  • Distant Land: On
  • Distant Buildings: On
  • Distant Trees: On
  • Self Shadows: No suggestion
  • Shadows on Grass: Off
  • Tree Canopy Shadows: On
  • Shadow Filtering: High
  • Specular Distance: 50%
  • HDR Lighting: On
  • Bloom Lighting: Off
  • Water Detail: High
  • Water Reflections: On
  • Water Ripples: On
  • Window Reflections: On
  • Blood Decals: On
  • Distant Land: On
  • Anti-aliasing: Off


Suggested Controls


Controls
Action Keyboard Mouse
Activate E
Block L-Alt Right-Click
Cast Q
Ready Weapon R
Sneak L-Sneak
Run L-Shift
Always Run Caps
Auto Move C
Jump Space
Change View V
Journal Tab
Wait T
QuixkSave F5
QuickLoad F9
Grab Z

Backup Oblivion INIs


Navigate to the "<My Games>\Oblivion\" folder and archive the "Oblivion.ini" file.



Tools

LOOT
  • Author: WrinklyNinja
  • Version: v0.8.1
  • Description: LOOT is helping with setting up the right load order for your mods plus provides helpful information about various plugins.
  • Download: "LOOT.Installer.exe"
  • Installation: Run the installer normally.

If you need help here is a video on LOOT.

Wrye Bash
  • Author: Wrye Bash Team
  • Version: 306
  • Description: Wrye Bash (WB) is at this time the main Mod Manager used for this guide. Even for Skyrim and the Fallout Series Wrye Bash is used for it's ability to generate a Bashed Patch based on your load order. For more info refer to the Readme.
  • Notes: The link redirects to the Wrye Bash on the Skyrim version of the Nexus. If you need more info on Wrye Bash here is a Guide Link.
  • Download: "Wrye Bash 306 - Standalone Executable"
  • Installation: Drag the "Mopy" folder to the Oblivion folder and uncheck the "Lock Load Order" from the topbar.
It may be helpful if you add markers in Wrye Bash

It can get pretty chaotic because of the length of the guide so I would recommend that you add the markers in Wrye Bash when prompted to do so throughout the guide.
You can do this by right-clicking on the header bar at the top and selecting "Add Marker".


I would also recommend restarting Wrye Bash often

This is be because Wrye Bash saves the Installers placement, markers and what you had installed/uninstalled when the application is properly closed. This means to restart it before rebuilding the Bashed Patch and/or restarting after adding, installing, removing, and changing mods.

TES4LODGen
  • Author: ElminsterAU
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Description:
  • What is LOD/VWD?
LOD (.lod) data files are necessary to view landscapes that are distant in the middle-ground or background. These are different than the static objects you see from far – also
known as 'Visible while Distant' objects (VWD). Not all mod (replacer) packages do provide all necessary files related to LOD/VWD and therefor the player runs into
strange views. Or bugs.
LOD is built on the basis of quadrants of four adjoining blocks of 32x32 cells. Now, as landscape mods and such changing exterior cells are added, these quadrants realign
themselves. Further they depend highly on loadorder and the heightmap used in each cell. However technical all this sounds, this results in the necessity to rebuild LOD
every time a mod is added, removed or changed in both loadorder and installation order that affects these quadrants – like for example 'Qarls Texture Pack' or 'RAEVWD'. The
tools for this are known as 'LOD Generators'.
  • Notes: TES4LODgen MUST be ran every time load order changes, also if you change something in your Installers tab that affects related LOD files. This includes that one tiny file called 'bashed patch' at the very end. If you fail to do this, your game wont crash nor will your savegames be destroyed but distant meshes will be strange, out of line or simply not appear.
  • Download: "TES4LODGen_3_1_1"


Landscape LOD generator tes4ll-v5
  • Author: Gruftikus and Lightwave
  • Version: 5.03
  • Forum Link
  • Notes: Running will take place at the end of the guide. After you have completed this guide, this should be ran every time you install or uninstall a landscape mod. Be sure to install the MPGUI below.
  • Download: "Landscape LOD generator 5_03"
  • Installation:

Install the files into the data folder except for the bat files


Multi Purpose GUI
  • Author: Gruftikus
  • Version: 1.22
  • Forum Link
  • Notes: This program is used to run the GUI for Tes4ll.
  • Download: "mpgui_1_22"
  • Installation:

mpgui_1_22

  • Run the MPGUI-Setup.msi file and install it normally except when it asks to install batch file templates, uncheck the option.


4GB Patch
  • Author: Daniel Pistelli
  • Version: 1.0.0.1
  • Description: This 4GB patch is for 32-bit executables to use more than the 2.1GB RAM. This patcher adds a LAA(large address aware) flag which raises the RAM limit for Oblivion.exe up to about 3.1GB.
  • Notes: Only use this if you have 64-bit (x64) Operation System. If you have a 32-bit OS you do not need this.

Only run once. The original "Oblivion.exe" will be renamed to "Oblivion.exe.Backup".
To determine what OS, navigate to:

Control Panel → System and Security → System. Look for System Type.


OBSE (Oblivion Script Extender)
  • Author: Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel, Paul Connelly
  • Version: 0021
  • Notes: OBSE is mandatory for this guide. For Steam version, launch Oblivion using the Steam client. For any other version use the obse_loader.exe to launch. You do not need to use obse_loader.exe under normal circumstances.
    If OBSE is not running, most mods that require OBSE will bring up a dialogue box saying "OBSE is not working". If that's the case, check if you have enabled 'Steam overlay while ingame'.
  • Installation:
  • Download: "obse_0021" and the "Latest Loader"


TES4Edit
  • Author: ElminsterAU
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Description: This tool is primary used for cleaning the official DLC's and mods. However, it's also a powerful utility with various other functions such as merged patches and reordering masters.
  • Notes: For more information, download the FNEdit PDF-Files (applicable to TES4Edit) here.
  • Download: "TES4Edit_3_1_1"
  • Installation:

Unpack the archive somewhere for use in the near future.


ENBoost
  • Author: Boris
  • Version: 0.259
  • Installation:

Extract the wrapper version to the "Oblivion" folder. Edit "enblocal.ini"

[MEMORY]
ExpandSystemMemoryX64=true
ReduceSystemMemoryUsage=true
DisableDriverMemoryManager=false
DisablePreloadToVRAM=false
EnableUnsafeMemoryHacks=false
ReservedMemorySizeMb=64
VideoMemorySizeMb=0
;Use this tool to get the correct value for the parameter above
EnableCompression=true




Before Starting to Mod

Setting up Wrye Bash

  • Start up Wrye Bash and select the Installers tab and accept on the dialogue box.
  • Open the context menu on the top bar and confirm that "BSA Redirection" is ticked


Adding Oblivion's Base Game Files

  • Drag the previously made Oblivion Data folder archive into the Installers window and select Copy.
  • After the file is done copying, move it to the top of the install order and install it.
  • The red plus box will turn into a green plus.


Cleaning the DLC

This is a required step and should be done regardless of whether you are going to follow this guide or if you are even going to mod your game. Cleaning DLC .esp's and certain mods is critical for creating a stable modded game environment.

Info-Logo.png      Notice:Only clean one mod at a time. This can be done by selecting the one mod you are going to clean, all needed masters will be loaded.


If you are NOT familiar with cleaning, click me.
Note: Some mods have "UDR(s)" or "ITM(s)" but must not be cleaned. Follow BOSS report unless other wise described for a particular mod.

  • Reminders are going to be located after the installation description of mods that do need cleaning.


Here is the DLC that you should clean now.

TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

Knights.esp
DLCFrostcrag.esp
DLCSpellTomes.esp
DLCVileLair.esp
DLCThievesDen.esp
DLCHorseArmor.esp
DLCBattlehornCastle.esp
DLCOrrey.esp
DLCMehrunesRazor.esp


Add Cleaned Mods to Wrye Bash

I highly recommend you do this every time you clean a set of plugins.

  • You can either create a project inside Wrye Bash's installers and then copy the cleaned esms to it or you can just archive the cleaned esms and then copy or move the archive into Wrye Bash.
  • Move the installer package to be after the vanilla package.


OBSE Mods

OBSE plugins allow mods to interact in different ways with the game using extended scripting abilities.


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "OBSE Mods"


OBSE -Elys- Universal Silent Voice
  • Author: Elys
  • Version: 0.93
  • Description: When a character in the game isn't voiced Oblivion will skip through the dialogue even if there are subtitles. This mod fixes that by placing a blank audio track in place of the voiced dialogue so you are able to read the text dialogue.
  • Requirements: OBSE and subtitles enabled
  • Download: "OBSE -Elys- Universal Silent Voice v93"
  • Installation: Apply the BCF provided


Blockhead
  • Author: shadeMe
  • Version: 10.3
  • Requirements: OBSE
  • Download: "Blockhead 10.3"


Oblivion Stutter Remover
  • Author: SkyRanger-1
  • Version: 4.1.37
  • Description: This is a must have for anyone playing Oblivion. It has many tools that are useful to Oblivion such as the FPS management, force quit and heap replacement.
  • Requirements: OBSE
  • Download: "OSR_4-1-37"
  • Installation:

OSR_4-1-37

Unpack the archive to project and keep the original archive
Open the newly created project and delete all the files except the ini in the OBSE folder and use this file to make ini changes

"OBSE\Plugins\sr_Oblivion_Stutter_Remover.ini"

Master
bManageFPS = 0
bReplaceHeap = 1
bFastExit = 0
Heap
iHeapAlgorithm = 6
iHeapSize = 768

Note: I have not found a one-size fits all solution to heap size as Oblivion doesn't have the same tools that Skyrim does.


ConsCribe
  • Author: shadme
  • Version: 10.0
  • Requirements: OBSE
  • Download: "ConScribe 100"


MenuQue - OBSE Plugin
  • Author: kyoma
  • Version: 16b
  • Description: MenuQue extends Oblivions game-engine to deal with various additions/changes to the User Interface, Skills, Fonts and more.
  • Requirements: OBSE
  • Download: "MenuQue v16b"




Shaders


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Shaders"


Oblivion Reloaded - OBGE v4
  • Author: Alenet - Timeslip - Scanti - ShadeMe - Ethatron
  • Version: 4.2.3
  • Download: "Oblivion Reloaded"
  • Installation:

Oblivion Reloaded

Unpack to a project and keep the original archive
Delete all the files in the newly created project except for the ini files

"OBSE\Plugins\OblivionReloaded.ini"

[Main]
WindowedMode = 0
FoV = 95.0
WaterReflectionMapSize = 2048
SleepingMode = 1
[Effects]
EnableWaterLens = 1
EnableAmbientOcclusion = 1
EnableColoring = 1
EnableBloom = 1
EnableSnowAccumulation = 1
EnableBloodLens = 1
EnableLowHF = 1
EnableWetWorld = 1
EnableSMAA = 1



INI Tweaks

You can find your .ini file in "\Documents\My Games\Oblivion".

I would recommend NOT using the edits in Wrye Bash because Wrye Bash does not use carriage returns, making future editing very difficult. The best method of editing your .ini file is with Notepad++.


Oblivion.ini

Each of the following entries can be pasted directly into the INI. The entry descriptions are commented, so they will not be interpreted by the game at startup. Alternatively, these descriptions can be omitted. Descriptions are only provided on tweaks that needed explaining. There are too many tweaks to list what each one does, but know that all are required.

Remove AI file
[Archive]
SInvalidationFile=
Remove the intro
[General]
SOblivionIntro=
Oblivion reloaded
[BackgroundLoad]
iPostProcessMilliseconds=25
iPostProcessMillisecondsLoadingQueuedPriority=100
[Display]
iMultiSample=0
iShadowMapResolution=512
[General]
uGridDistantCount=50
uGridDistantTreeRange=30
[HAVOK]
fJumpAnimDelay=0.2500
fHorseRunGravity=5.0000
[SpeedTree]
fLocalTreeMipMapLODBias=0.0000
fLODTreeMipMapLODBias=-0.5000
iTreeClonesAllowed=10
[Water]
bUseWaterReflectionsActors=1
bUseWaterReflectionsTrees=1
bUseWaterReflectionsStatics=1
Warning-Logo.png      Warning:After adding these tweaks, changing settings in the Oblivion Launcher can undo user-configured INI tweaks. To avoid 'unapproved' alterations to the INI file, set Oblivion.ini as "read only" after all the tweaks are in place.

Fixes


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Fixes"



UOP - Unofficial Oblivion Patch
  • Author: Quarn, Kivan and Arthmoor
  • Version: 3.5.3b
  • Description: Unofficial Patches are a must; they fix literally ten-thousands of bugs in the original game that were never addressed by Bethesda.
  • Download: "Unofficial Oblivion Patch"
  • Installation:

Unofficial Oblivion Patch

Uncheck the following Esp/m Filter
  • UOP Vampire Aging & Face Fix.esp


Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch
  • Author: Quarn, Kivan and Arthmoor
  • Version: 1.5.7
  • Description: A must have mod with similar effects as UOP - Unofficial Oblivion Patch
  • Requirements: "Unofficial Oblivion Patch"
  • Download: "Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch"


Unofficial Official Mods Patch

BASH Tags:
DLCFrostcrag - Unofficial Patch.esp

Remove
  • C.Climate
  • C.Light


Summon Dremora Lord Saved
  • Author: DemonLord7654
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: The Bruma Mages guild is the only one who sells the spell Summon Dremora Lord. If you didn't pay attention, later in the game you won't be able to purchase this spell. This mod adds the spell to Mystic Emporium and the Mages Guild in Skingrad.
  • Download: "Summon Dremora Lord Saved"

BASH Tags:
Summon Dremora Lord Saved.esp

Add
  • Actors.Spells


Elz - No Floating Weapon
  • Author: Elzee
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Description: Fixes the floating weapon issue upon death of a NPC.
  • Requirements: OBSE
  • Download: "Elz - No Floating Weapon"



User Interface

You can chose between two different layouts of DarNified UI that get rid of the console interface and converts it to one more suitable for PC.

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "User Interface"




What's the difference?
Options      Hishutup's Recommendation: DarkUId DarN      Red's & Syn's Recommendation: DarNified UI Vanilla
Customization DarkUId DarN Options.png DarNified UI Options.png Vanilla Options.png
Items Menu DarkUId DarN Items.png DarNified UI Items.png Vanilla Items.png
Map DarkUId DarN ColoredMap.png DarNified UI ColoredMap.png Vanilla VanillaMap.png


Start Here

Guided Install
UI Loading Screens
For DarNified UI For DarkUId DarN (choose only one)
Trollf Style Series Vanilla Atmospheric Style Trollf Style Series Vanilla
Loading Screens Themed Replacer
  • Author: Trollf
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • DarNified UI
  • Download:
  • LoadingScreens


Loading Screens Themed Replacer SI

  • Author: Trollf
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • DarNified UI
  • Download:
  • LoadingScreensSI


Loading Screens Themed AddOn and DevKit

  • Author: Trollf
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Notes: There is a merged plugin of AddOn+Base+SI but BCFs do not seem to work in Wrye Bash at this point in time
  • Requirements:
  • DarNified UI
  • Download:
  • LoadingScreensThemedAddOn


Atmospheric Dark UI Loading Screens
  • Author: Galahaut and Vacuity
  • Version: 4.05
  • Forum Link
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • DarkUId DarN
  • Download:
  • Atmospheric Loading Screens 4_05
  • Installation:

Atmospheric Loading Screens 4_05

  • Check only ONE plugin.
    • I recommend "Atmospherice Loading Screens - Random Quotes".


Themed Loading Screens for Dark UI
  • Author: khalim19
  • Version: 2.1
  • Forum Link
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • DarkUI'd DarN
  • Download:
  • TLS for Dark UI - Replacer
  • TLS for Dark UI - SI Replacer
  • TLS for Dark UI - AddOn
  • TLS - DarkUId DarN Compatibility Patch
  • Installation:

TLS for Dark UI - Replacer

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check ALL

TLS for Dark UI - SI Replacer

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check ALL

TLS for Dark UI - AddOn

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
      • 03 AddOn + Base + SI


UI Install instructions
For DarNified UI For DarkUId DarN
DarNified UI
  • Author: DarN
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • DarNified UI 132 7z Archive
  • Installation:


DarNified UI 132 7z Archive

  1. Right-click and select "Unpack to project"
    • I recommend keeping the default label.
  2. Delete the old archive (the one with the square).
  3. Open the newly created project and navigate to the "custom_files" folder.
    • Loading screens
      • If you are using Trollf Style Series
        1. Rename "trollf_loading_menu.xml" to "loading_menu.xml"
        2. Copy the "loading_menu.xml" files and paste it in "menus" sub-folder at the root of the project.
        3. Select yes to overwrite.
    • Custom Font
    1. Open "fonts" folder.
    2. Copy "DarN_Kingthings_Exeter_28.fnt" AND "DarN_Kingthings_Exeter_28.tex".
    3. Paste them in the "fonts" sub-folder at the root of the project.
    • Quest popup blocker
      1. Rename the "empty.xml" file to "quest_added.xml"
      2. Copy the "quest_added.xml" file and paste it in the "Data\menus\generic" folder.
      3. Select yes to overwrite.
  4. Right-click on the project and select "Refresh".
    • Make sure you do this after every time that you edit the ini.
  5. Install the project.


DarkUId DarN
  • Author: Gothic251
  • Version: 1.6
  • Description: This is a merge of DarkUI by Darkbirdy and DarNified UI by DarN
  • Download:
  • DarkUId DarN 16 Manual Version
  • Installation:


DarkUId DarN 16 Manual Version

  1. Right-click and select "Unpack to project"
    • I recommend keeping the default label.
  2. Delete the old archive (the on with the square).
  3. Open the newly created project and navigate to the "Optional Menus" folder.
    • Loading screens
      • If you are using Atmospheric Loading Screens
      1. Open the "Alternate Loading Screen xml's" folder.
      2. Open the "Atmospheric Loading Screens" folder.
      3. Copy the "loading_menu.xml" files and paste it in "menus" sub-folder at the root of the project.
      4. Select yes to overwrite.
      • If you are using Trollf's Themed Replacer - DarkUI Version
      1. Open the "Alternate Loading Screen xml's" folder.
      2. Open the "Trollf's Themed Replacer - DarkUI Version" folder.
      3. Copy the "loading_menu.xml" files and paste it in "menus" sub-folder at the root of the project.
      4. Select yes to overwrite.
    • Custom Font
    1. Open "Custom Font 1s" folder.
    2. Copy "DarN_Kingthings_Exeter_28.fnt" AND "DarN_Kingthings_Exeter_28.tex".
    3. Paste them in the "fonts" sub-folder at the root of the project.
    • Quest popup blocker
    1. Open "No 'Quest Added' Pop-ups"
    2. Copy the "menus" folder and paste it at the root of the project
    3. Select yes to overwrite.
  4. Right-click on the project and select "Refresh".
    • Make sure you do this after every time that you edit the ini.
  5. Install the project.


Oblivion.ini edits

Apply these edits to the Oblivion.ini
Please note that if you uninstall any DarNified UI mod, you will need to change these edits back to vanilla.

[Fonts]
;SFontFile_1=Data\Fonts\Kingthings_Regular.fnt
SFontFile_1=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Exeter_28.fnt
;SFontFile_2=Data\Fonts\Kingthings_Shadowed.fnt
SFontFile_2=Data\Fonts\DarN_LG_Kingthings_Petrock_14.fnt
;SFontFile_3=Data\Fonts\Tahoma_Bold_Small.fnt
SFontFile_3=Data\Fonts\DarN_LG_Kingthings_Petrock_18.fnt
;SFontFile_4=Data\Fonts\Daedric_Font.fnt
SFontFile_4=Data\Fonts\DarN_Oblivion_28.fnt
SFontFile_5=Data\Fonts\Handwritten.fnt



Green Box.png Skill Perk Descriptions
  • Author: Alek
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description: This mod adds perk descriptions to the UI. Now you are capable of seeing which skill level offers you what abilities. It uses the background and font of whatever UI you have installed.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Skill_Perk_Descriptions_1_1


Green Box.png nONatees colored Shivering Isles map
  • Author: nONatee
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description: Replaces the in-game map of the Shivering Isles with a colored version.
  • Download:
  • nONatees_colored-SI-map-mod1.1.zip
  • Instruction:

nONatees_colored-SI-map-mod1.1.zip

  1. Drag the archive into Wrye Bash.
  2. Right-click and select "Unpack to Project".
    • I recommend keeping the default label.
  3. Delete the archive that you just unpacked.
  4. Open the newly created project and open the "visually_divided" folder.
  5. Move the Data folder to the root of the project.
  6. Delete the "visually_divided" and "simple_colored" folder and the "preview.jpg" file.
  7. Right-click on the project and select "Refresh".
    • Make sure you do this after every time that you edit the ini.
  8. Install the project.



Green Box.png Dynamic Map
  • Author: TheNiceOne
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Forum Link
  • Description: This amazing mod adds Zoom-functions to the general map of Cyrodiil. It offers also support for some of the quest mods used in the modules.
  • Notes: At this time, Shivering Isles are not (yet) supported.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Dynamic Map 2_1_1
  • Installation:

Dynamic Map 2_1_1

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
      • 01 Color Map
  1. Make the ini edit below
  2. Right-click on the project and select "Refresh".
    • Make sure you do this after every time that you edit the ini.
  3. Install the project.

Open "...\Ini\Dynamic Map base.ini"

set tnoDM.zoomIn to 264
set tnoDM.zoomOut to 265
set tnoDM.zoomReset to 3


Orange Box.png MiniMap - Reboot
  • Author: Kyoma
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Description: This adds a 'modern' mini-map to the right top corner of the screen, showing where you are. I wouldn't recommend it, but some people may want it.
  • Notes: It comes with extra functions:

The controls are on the keypad section of the keyboard.

"*" is to change views.
"+" zoom in
"-" zoom out
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • MiniMap v1x2x0


Orange Box.png RefScope
  • Author: Wyzard
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Description: To use this wonderful little tool hold 'X' on a particular object/item/person, it should then glow a pale yellow. Press [Activate] and a dialogue box will pop up telling you all about that particular object/item/person. While in game you can find where a particular object or item came from. This helps with debugging and troubleshooting.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • RefScope 2_1_2


Red Box.png HUD Status Bars at Oblivion
  • Author: TheNiceOne
  • Version: 5.3.2
  • Description: This supports several other mods adding status bars to the HUD. Changes the Vanilla bars to something more useful. And - the best - you can create your own bars, too. Though, for this guide, we keep it simple. Used by some other mods in this guide.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • HUD Status Bars 5_3_2
  • Installation:

HUD Status Bars 5_3_2

  1. Sub Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
      • 01 Vanilla Style


Optional: Use this if you want to move your compass to the top of the screen.


Open "...\ini\HUD Status Bars - base.ini"

set tnoHSB.compass_y to 0.5

Alternate: For more space use the following edit.

set tnoHSB.compass_y to 2.0


Green Box.png DarNified Config Addon
  • Author: KyoParadox
  • Version: 1.4
  • Description: This allows both DarNified UI and DarkUid DarN settings to remain permanent after you've done the configuration ingame. Even if you switch between DarNified UI and DarkUId DarN the settings will be preserved as long you keep the mod active. Only needed if you plan to make changes to the UI.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • DarNifiedUI Config Addon v1x4


List of XML edits for UI

Atmospheric Dark UI Loading Screens
Recommended - Loading screen text height adjustment
<image name="load_main">
<visible>
<copy src="LoadingMenu" trait="user0"/>
<gt> 0 </gt>
</visible>
<filename> <copy src="LoadingMenu" trait="user1"/> </filename>
<depth> 1000 </depth>
<x>
<copy src="screen()" trait="width"/>
<sub src="me()" trait="width"/>
2
</x>
<y>
<copy src="screen()" trait="height"/>
<sub src="me()" trait="height"/>
2
</y>
<width>
<copy src="screen()" trait="height"/>
<mul>
<copy> 16 </copy>
9
</mul>
</width>
<height> <copy src="screen()" trait="height"/> </height>
<zoom> -1 </zoom>
<locus> &true; </locus>
<text name="load_text">
<depth> 3 </depth>
<string> <copy src="LoadingMenu" trait="user2"/> </string >
3
<red> 217 </red>
<green> 185 </green>
<blue> 102 </blue>
<alpha> 255 </alpha>
<wrapwidth> 850 </wrapwidth>
<justify> &left; </justify>
<x>
<copy src="parent()" trait="width"/>
<sub src="me()" trait="width"/>
2
</x>
<y> 850 </y>
</text>
</image>


Optional: Startup Oblivion

This may be done at the end of the guide. Run Oblivion if you want to test the installation at this point.

  • Recommended Check read-only in the properties of Oblivion.ini
  1. In Wrye Bash change to 'Mods' (Bash) tab.
  2. Open Boss and make sure Oblivion is selected in the drop down menu
    • Run: BOSS
      • Make you added the BOSS rules
    • Close after done
  3. Back in Wrye Bash:
    1. Make sure load order has changed.
      1. Right-click Bashed Patch,0.esp and select Rebuild Patch (CBash *BETA)
      2. Un-Check any NoMerge mods
      3. Click [OK] to disable mods prior to patching
      4. Add the Bash Tag to Summon Dremora Lord Saved.esp mentioned above.
      5. Leave rest on default
      6. [Build Patch] This may takes a while
      7. Click [OK] and again [OK] to activate the Bashed Patch

Now startup Oblivion through Steam, load a clean (Vanilla) save and check the UI. If anything is wrong, you might missed a detail while installing. If everything is all right, proceed with the guide.


Conflicting Textures


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Conflicting Textures"



Green Box.png Really Textured Normal Maps for Vanilla - BAINs
  • Author: Jarod
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description: A mod that covers it all: landscape, clutter, armor, weapons... - you name it. In this guide used as basis retexture mod.
  • Download:
  • Really Textured Normal Maps Part 1 BAIN
  • Really Textured Normal Maps Part 2 BAIN
  • Really Textured Normal Maps SI BAIN
  • Installation:

Really Textured Normal Maps Part 1 BAIN

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check All

Really Textured Normal Maps Part 2 BAIN

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check All

Really Textured Normal Maps SI BAIN

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check All


Green Box.png Qarls TP3 for NMM
  • Author: Qarl
  • Version: 1.3
  • Description:

The purpose of this package is to make TES IV: Oblivion look even better than when you bought it. To do this I've created new textures, normal maps, specular and parallax maps to replace a large number of those in the game with ones which are higher resolution and more photo realistic, while at the same time still very close to the original feel of Bethesda's intentions.

— Qarl

  • Notes: For reference: this is a Bain-friendly repack of QTP3 including Update 1.3 found here.
  • Download:
  • Quarl's Texture Pack III for NMM
  • Instruction:

Quarl's Texture Pack III for NMM

  1. Drag the archive into Wrye Bash.
  2. Right-click and select "Unpack to Project".
    • I recommend keeping the default label.
  3. Right-click and select"Hide on the old mod and leave the newly created project.
    • The purpose of this is to remove "Quarl's Texture Pack III for NMM" archive from sight but still having it backed up in Wrye Bash.
    • Make the following edits to the Project.
      • Delete the following files and folders
        1. "meshes\dungeons\fortruins"
  4. Install the project.


Yellow Box.png QTP Custom Road Textures - and more
  • Author: _pk
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: Contains replacers for QTP3's rocks, roads and beach.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • QTP3 Custom Textures
  • Installation:

QTP3 Custom Textures

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check all 02.* folders


Green Box.png QTP UOP350 Compability Patch
  • Author: Quarn, Kivan and Arthmoor
  • Version: 3.5.0
  • Description: Qarl's Texture Pack 3 uses the mesh corrections from the Unofficial Oblivion Patch 1.61. This patch updates this to 3.5.0 UOP.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • QTP3 UOP350 Compatibility Patch


Green Box.png Bomret Texture Pack for Shivering Isles
  • Author: Bomret
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: Just like Qarls Texture Pack this is just as amazing but for the Shivering Isle expansion.
  • Notes: Download button is at the bottom of the page.


Green Box.png Graphic Improvement Project
  • Author: Ferretmyster
  • Version: 5.0
  • Download:
  • Graphics Improvement Project

Note: PalePassIce.esp needs to be cleaned.


Green Box.png Detailed Terrain
  • Author: ChainsawXIV
  • Version: 0.4
  • Download:
  • Detailed Terrain - Beta II
  • DT Shader Patch
  • DT Texture Pack - Shivering Isles



Major Overhauls

This section is not something you install and then remove the next. Once you start, you are committed.
Synthetik's Note: This section hasn't been updated. Use caution if installing the following mods because the instructions might not be up to date.

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "FCOM"



Start Here

FCOM is going to be the only available one for quite some time.

FCOM Convergence
Orange Box.png FCOM Convergence
FCOM Reference Guide
OOO (Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul)
  • Author:
  • Version: 1.35a
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • OOO135a.zip
  • OOO135BSA.7z
  • Harvest_Flora_v3_0_1.zip
  • Installation:

OOO135a:

Esp/m Filter:
  • Check:
    • Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul.esm
    • Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

Harvest [Flora] - Shivering Isles.esp
Harvest [Flora] - DLCFrostcrag.esp


BASH Tags:
Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul.esm:

REMOVE:
Relations

Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul.esp:

REMOVE:
Factions
Relations
Francescos Creatures and Items - V5
  • Author: Francesco and SomeWelshGuy
  • Version: 5.0B2
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Notes: Don't mess with the Sub-Packages or Esp/m Filter because they are already selected for FCOM. If you want a list to Check off then at the end of this section.
  • Download:
  • Francescos Creatures and Items - V5B1
  • Francescos Creatures and Items - V5B2 Update
  • Installation:


Francescos Creatures and Items - V5B1:

Wizard
Welcome to Francesco's Creature and Items BAIN installation
You can read these Options to know more about this mod
Do you want to install the Shivering Isles version of the mod
Recommended Not Recommended
Yes, I want the SI version No, I do not want the SI version
Are you installing this as part of an FCOM install
Recommended Not Recommended
Yes, I am installing FCOM No, I am not installing FCOM
As part of your FCOM install, the following options will all be installed automatically
You can review what is going to be installed here
As part of your FCOM install, you are able to choose the following optional extras
Recommended Not Recommended
Un-Check: Chance of More Enemies Check: Chance of More Enemies
The installer script has finished, and will apply the following settings

Check:

Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]

Francescos Creatures and Items - V5B2 Update

Sub-Packages:
  • Check:
    • Francesco's Creatures and Items Resources.esp


WarCryEv
  • Author:
  • Version:
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • WarCryEv.7z
  • Oblivion WarCry EV Opti.7z


MMM (Martigen's Monster Mod)
  • Author:
  • Version: 3.8
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Notes: There is many different configurations to tailor to ones liking. This is a basic configuration to work with FCOM.
  • Download:
  • MMM38.rar
  • MMM38BSA.7z
  • Installation:

MMM38

Esp/m Filter:
  • Check:
    • Mart's Monster Mod.esm
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Diverse Creatures Expansion.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Diverse WaterLife.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Hunting & Crafting.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Looting NPCs & Creatures.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - More Wilderness Life No Gates.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - RadiantAITweaks.esp
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Shivering Ises.esp

If you plan on using Curse of Hircine

Esp/m Filter:
  • Check:
    • Mart's Monster Mod - Curse of Hircine.esp

MMM38BSA

The BSA file name MUST be renamed to "FCOM_Convergence_MartsMonsterMod" without quotes.
Right-click and select "Override Skips".
Install the project.


Bob's Armory Oblivion
  • Author:
  • Version:
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Bob's Armory Oblivion.7z
  • FCOMBob's Armory Oblivion Opti.7z


FCOM Convergence
  • Author: Team FCOM
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download:
  • FCOM Convergence 1.00.7z
  • FCOM_Convergence.7z
  • FCOM RealSwords Resources.7z
  • Installation:

FCOM Convergence 1.00:

Esp/m Filter:
Check: Select all except FCOM_SpawnRates*
Check: FCOM_SpawnRatesReduced.esp


FCOM Optional Add-Ons
  • Author: Team FCOM
  • Version: 1.0
  • [Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Notes: These are the options that are compatible with FCOM. For right now leave this completely uninstalled but remain in install list.
  • Download:
  • FCOM Optional Add-Ons.7z


TIE - Tamriel Immersion Experience


Red Box.png TIE - Tamriel Immersion Experience
  • Author: Veritas_Secreto and Others
  • Version: 1.50
  • [<url> Forum Link]
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • TIE - Tamriel Immersion Experience
  • Installation:

TIE - Tamriel Immersion Experience

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • TIE.esp



Landscape, Cities & Caves


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Landscape, Cities & Caves"



Green Box.png Arena HD
  • Author: amnes
  • Version: 1.5
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Arena HD


Green Box.png Ayleid ruins retexture
  • Author: Lougian
  • Version: 2.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Ayleid ruins retexture 2k


Green Box.png Caves retexture
  • Author: Lougian
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Caves retexture 2k


Green Box.png Cloud Ruler Temple HD
  • Author: anmes
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Cloud Ruler Temple HD
  • Cloud Ruler Temple HD 1.1


Green Box.png Gecko's Ayleid Ruins Textures
  • Author: lazygecko
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Gecko's Ayleid Ruins Textures


Green Box.png Koldorns Sewer Textures 2
  • Author: Koldorn
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Koldorns Sewer Textures 2 v1_1


Green Box.png Kvatch HD
  • Author: amnes
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Kvatch HD
  • Kvatch HD 1.1


Green Box.png Oblivion Realm HD
  • Author: amnes
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Oblivion Realm HD


Green Box.png Real Wood Road Signs
  • Author: Varacolaci
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Real Wood Road Signs Full


Green Box.png Rocks retexture
  • Author: Lougian
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Rocks retexture 2k


Green Box.png Statues HD
  • Author: anmes
  • Version: 2.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Statues HD


Green Box.png Mesh Improvement Project
  • Author: InsanitySorrow
  • Version: 1.4a
  • Description: Replaces various meshes and some textures that looked out of place in Vanilla Oblivion.
  • Download:
  • Mesh Improvement Project
  • Installation:

Mesh Improvement Project

Sub-Packages:
Check 00 Core


Green Box.png Unique Signs
  • Author: Khavaz
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: Changes Oblivion's signs to be unique and memorable.
  • Download:
  • Unique Signs




Distant Landscape Textures


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Distant Landscape Textures"



Green Box.png Koldorns LOD Noise Replacer
  • Author: Koldorn
  • Version: 1.3
  • Description: Changes noise for a better visual experience if looking far outdoors with minimal performance impact.
  • Download:
  • KoldornsLODnoiseReplacer
  • Installation:

KoldornsLODnoiseReplacer

Sub-Packages:
Select Medium


Green Box.png Deathb0rns Modified Qarls LOD Normal Maps
  • Author: Deathb0rn
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description: Better looking LOD for QTP3
  • Download:
  • DMQL-Normal_Maps_2048




Flora, Grass & Water


Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Flora, Grass & Water"



Green Box.png Enhanced Vegetation
  • Author: LprMan
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description: This adds better textures for distant trees, scaled trees and scrubs, and adds swaying grass meeting your timescale.
  • Notes: If you plan to use mods that do alter timescale, take the appropiate subpackage from the plugin - the one nearest to your timescale. Needs to run TES4LODgen.exe
  • Download:
  • Enhanced Vegetation - Plugins v1dot1
  • Enhanced Vegetation - High Res Textures v1dot1
  • Installation:

Enhanced Vegetation - Plugins:

Sub-Package:
  • Check:
    • timescale 10
Esp/m Filter:
  • Check:
    • Enhanced Vegetation 100%.esp


Green Box.png Enhanced Vegetation - Darker Trunks
  • Author: Xtudo
  • Version: 1.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • High Res textures


Green Box.png Harvest Flora
  • Author: Quarn and Dejunai
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Description: Plants will now change their appearance once you harvest them.
  • Notes: Boss will report, you have version 3.0.0 installed and wants you to use 3.0.1. You are using the right version.
    If you have previously installed this from the FCOM section then ignore this version.
  • Download:
  • Harvest Flora v3_0_1
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

Harvest [Flora] - Shivering Isles.esp
Harvest [Flora] - DLCFrostcrag.esp


Green Box.png Improved Doors & Flora
  • Author: Mikal33
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Improved Doors and Flora
  • IDFUpdate


Green Box.png Improved Trees and Flora
  • Author: Mikal33
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Improved Trees and Flora


Green Box.png Improved Trees and Flora 2
  • Author: Mikal33
  • Version: 1.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Improved Trees and Flora 2
  • ITF2Update
  • ITFBark2012


Green Box.png Improved Flora Harvest Fix
  • Author: Xerus
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: Fixes a small issue on Primel and Lady's Mantle not showing the correct textures after harvesting if both Improved Trees & Flora and Harvest Flora is installed.
  • Download:
  • Improved Flora Harvest Fix


Orange Box.png The Imperial Ecology - All In One - BAIN
  • Author: Discovery1
  • Version: 3.00
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • The Imperial Ecology - All In One - BAIN
  • Installation:
Wizard.txt
Choose one as your base package
Recommended Choose your own base package
v3 - Verdant Anthesis
Optional Packages
Recommended Choose your own style
Check only
  • v2 mossy blackwood trees
  • v3 Ecology for a mad god
  • v3 shrubs
  • v3 snowgum tree
  • v3 tredwodar ivy with pseudo shadowing and mossy bark
  • v3 treeswampcypress with mossy bark and shadowing improved
  • v3 weeping willow
  • v4 cat tails
Verdant Anthesis The Imerial Ecology v3 offers shrubs texture replacers in two qualities
Recommended Performance version
High Resolution Medium Resolution
Option for weeping willow
Recommended Performance version
High Rez Medium Rez
The installer script has finished, and will apply the following settings

Check:

Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]


Green Box.png Oblivion Grass Overhaul
  • Author: Ferretmyster
  • Version: 5.2
  • Description: This is a mix of Brittany's Lush and Gaudy Floriana, QTP3 and redone ground-textures.
  • Notes: This will overwrite a lot grass/landscape textures which is okay. Syn's Note: It seems that as of the 5.0 update the mod is no longer compatible with UL. It seems unchecking the esp is the only fix as of now.
  • Download:
  • Oblivion Grass Overhaul
  • Installation:

Oblivion Grass Overhaul

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • Data

Oblivion Grass Overhaul:

Esp/m Filter
  • Uncheck:
    • Grass Overhaul.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Grass Overhaul.esp TOP Quests and Locations 4


Green Box.png Evandars Snow Texture Replacer
  • Author: Evandar
  • Version: 1.3
  • Description: Replaces ice and snow in Cyrodiil.
  • Download:
  • Evandars Snow Texture Replacer 13


Orange Box.png AliveWaters
  • Author: Windsurfer
  • Version: 0.6
  • Description: Adds different types of fish with scripted AI, underwater weeds, more diversity in general and some surprises for the explorer.
  • Download:
  • AliveWaters
  • Installation:

AliveWaters

Esp/m Filter:
  • Un-Check All


Blue Box.png Alive Waters updated
  • Author: Windsurfer & WalkerInShadows
  • Version: 0.9
  • Description: Bugfixed and TES4 cleaned, supports Better Cities.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Alive Waters Updated


Blue Box.png AliveWaters Grass Bug Fix
  • Author: Xerus
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • AliveWaters Grass Bug Fix




Character Improvements

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Character Improvements"



NSFW Green Box.png Roberts Female Body v13
  • Author: Robert
  • Version: 1.3
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • FemReplacerV13
  • Installation:

FemReplacerV13

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • RTFemaleReplacerV12.esp


NSFW Green Box.png RobertMaleBodyReplacerV52
  • Author: Robert2
  • Version: V52
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Robert Male Body Replacer V52 BAIN
  • Installation:


Wizard
ROBERT MALE V5.2 FINAL - BAIN
You can review the documentation here.
NUDITY - HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR MEN
Recommended Not Recommended
BIG PANTS FOR ME PLEASE FLAPPING IN THE WIND
WHICH ONE OF THESE BODY TYPES DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL
Recommended Pick your own body type
AVERAGE BODY
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PANTS TYPES AVAILABLE FOR AVERAGE
Recommended Pick your own pants
Add Pants 2
CHOOSE THE FOOT MESHES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own foot meshes
ROBERT MALE V5 DEFAULT
CHOOSE THE HEAD MESH YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own head mesh
ROBERT MALE RT8
CHOOSE THE CORE TEXTURE RESOLUTION YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick this option if you want the performance option
V5 HI-RES DEFAULT - 2048 V5 HI-RES REDUCED - 1024
CHOOSE THE DARK ELF HI-RES 2048 BODY TEXTURES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
DARK ELF - DEFAULT V5
CHOOSE THE DARK ELF FACE TEXTURES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
DARK ELF - DEFAULT V5
CHOOSE THE IMPERIAL HI-RES 2048 BODY TEXTURES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
IMPERIAL TEXTURE ROBM 4
CHOOSE THE IMPERIAL FACE TEXTURE YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
IMPERIAL - DEFAULT V5
CHOOSE THE ORC HI-RES 2048 BODY YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
ORC - HAIRY
CHOOSE THE DARK SEDUCER HI-RES 2048 BODY TEXTURES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
DARK SEDUCER DEFAULT V5
CHOOSE THE GOLDEN SAINT HI-RES 2048 BODY TEXTURES YOU WISH TO USE
Recommended Pick your own texture
GOLDEN SAINT DEFAULT V5
DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE DEFAULT NORMAL MAPS FOR HUMAN LIKE RACES
Recommended Pick this option if you want to pick your own normal maps
NO YES
DO YOU WANT TO USE ROBERTS LESS APE-LIKE IDLE ANIMATIONS
Recommended Not Recommended
YES NO
The installer script has finished, and will apply the following settings

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Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]


Orange Box.png Race Compilation for Roberts bodies
  • Author: Xenius
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Notes: This might be conflicting with Oblivion Character Overhaul 2. I'm not sure yet, but this is the only other character mod.
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • XRC-RFM_Main_File-1_00
  • Installation:

Roberts Bodies

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • X.RC.RFM.esp


Green Box.png Oblivion Character Overhaul version 2
  • Author: nuska
  • Version: 2.03
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Oblivion Character Overhaul v203
  • Roberts Female Body replacer texture compatibility addon
  • Roberts Male Body replacer texture compatibility addon
  • Installation:

Oblivion Character Overhaul v203

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Oblivion_Character_Overhaul.esp



Common Oblivion

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Cobl"


Yellow Box.png Cobl
  • Author: Cobl Team
  • Version: Cobl 173
  • Description: Is a modders resource that "significantly enriches the world of Oblivion"
  • Notes: CBash requires special edits with this mod. That part will be described near the end of the guide.

Cobl stands for Common Oblivion.

  • Download:
  • Cobl 173
  • Installation:

Cobl 173

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Cobl Core
  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Cobl Main.esm
      • Cobl Filter Late MERGE ONLY.esp
      • Cobl Glue.esp
      • Cobl Si.esp
      • Cobl Races.esp

If you plan on using FCOM Convergence

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 02 Tweaks (Only install one)
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Cobl Tweaks - FCOM Mergeable.esp


BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Cobl Tweaks - FCOM Mergeable.esp AFTER Cobl Tweaks - MMM and OOO Mergeable.esp


Blue Box.png Cobl Cosmetics Res 01
  • Author: Cobl Team
  • Version: 1.72
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Cobl Cosmetics Res 01
  • Installation:

Cobl Cosmetics Res 01

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • Install FIRST
      • Install Next - If using Robert's Male Bodies



Advanced Mods

These mods need to be installed in a certain order for the install wizards to detect the patches for certain mods and for mods to overwrite files from other mods so if you are using these mods install them in this order.

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Advanced Mods"


Yellow Box.png Roads of Cyrodiil
  • Author: Arthmoor - Ukrr - mariedanj
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Roads of Cyrodiil
  • Installation:

Roads of Cyrodiil

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Roads of Cyrodil.esp


Yellow Box.png Kvatch Rebuilt
  • Author: Kvatch Rebuilt Team
  • Version: 3.0pb5
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Kvatch Rebuilt 3.0 pb5
  • Installation:

Kvatch Rebuilt 3.0 pb5

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Kvatch Rebuilt.esp


Yellow Box.png MOBS - Medieval Oblivion Equipment Balance System
  • Author: Corepc - BFG
  • Version: 2.0a
  • Description:


MOBS Guided Download and Install
Are you using any Major Overhauls
No Yes
FCOM Convergence Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul Other
Download
  • MOBS Shivering Isles
  • MOBS Knights DLC Fixed 2b
  • OMOBS Shivering Isles
  • OMOBS Shivering Isles
  • MOBS Shivering Isles
  • MOBS Knights DLC Fixed 2b
Installation
MOBS Shivering Isles
  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • MOBS SI.esp
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • MOBS SI Optional Combat Settings.esp

MOBS Knights DLC Fixed 2b

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check DLC_Mobs

OMOBS Shivering Isles

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • OMOBS_SI.esp

OMOBS Shivering Isles

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • OMOBS_SI.esp
MOBS Shivering Isles
  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • MOBS SI.esp
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • MOBS SI Optional Combat Settings.esp

MOBS Knights DLC Fixed 2b

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check DLC_Mobs


Blue Box.png MOBSification of MODS
  • Author: RoclorD aka CarlosS4444
  • Version: 1.01
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • MOBSification of MODS 1.01
  • Installation:

MOBSification of MODS 1.01

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check All

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • MOBSification of MODS.esp BOTTOM Pre Bash


Better Cities
  • Author: Max Ischreyt aka Bananasplit-Wolfslady-Reckless-SilentResident-Vorians-Ismelda-Nernie-Sigurd
  • Version: 6.0.3
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Better Cities
  • Better Cities Primary Resources
  • Installation:

Better Cities Primary Resources

Choose:
Blood and Mud
No
Yes
Male and Female
No
Wizard for Better Cities
Do you plan to use Arthmoor's mod Open Cities Reborn with Better Cities?
Recommended Select this if you do use Open Cities Reborn
No Yes
Do you want to install every city and all of the Imperial City or do you want to select only some districts?
Recommended Select this if you want to select your own options
Everything Separate Cities/Districts
Do you want to install the FPS Patch for the Imperial City Waterfront?
Recommended Select this if you want all of the content for the waterfront
Yes No
Do you want to be able to see the outer walls of the new Aristocratic District and the extended walls of the Arena District when outside the city?
Recommended Select this if you do not want this option
Yes No
Do you want to be able to see building of the Imperial City from a distance when outside the city?
Recommended Select this if you want to see the buildings from outside the city.
No Yes
Do you want Leyawiin partially flooded?
Recommended Select this if you don't want Leyawiin flooded
Yes No
Do you plan to use the Open Better Cities option?
Recommended Select this if you want to use Open Better Cities
No Yes

Check:

Apply these selections

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PACKAGE!!!
[Finish]


After making your selections, check the: All Natural, Storms and Sounds, and Immersive Interiors subpackages THEN install. Also make sure that "Better Cities .esp" is activated and not just merged.


Yellow Box.png Unique Landscape Compilation
  • Authors: Various
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • ULComp174 NMM or BAIN
  • Installation:
Wizard
What type of installation do you want
Recommended Choose your own selection of Unique Landscapes
Full Custom
Do you wish to install Rolling Hills with or without wheat
Recommended Performance Version
Wheat No Wheat
Do you wish to install The Dark Forest with low poly grass
Recommended Performance Version
Default Grass Low Poly Grass
Do you wish to install landscapeLOD files
Recommended Not Recommended
Yes No

Check:

Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]


Green Box.png Animated Window Lighting System and Chimneys - AWLS
  • Author: XMarksTheSpot-Brumbek-Ismelda
  • Version: 5.5.4
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Animated Window Lighting System v5-5-4
  • Installation:


Wizard
Choose the plugin you want to install
Recommended Not Recommended
Advanced Smoking Chimneys Select a different plugin
Do you use RAEVWD
Are you using the Really AEVWD Section Use this if you are not using the Really AEVWD Section
Recommended Yes
No
Do you want to pick your windows individually for every city location
Recommended Pick your own choices after "Do you use Qarls Texture Pack III"
No Yes
Do you use Qarls Texture Pack III
Recommended Use this if you are using the Alternative Texture Pack module
Yes No
Pick a Complete Texture Pack option
Recommended Pick your own style
Orange - Brumbek Recommends
Pick a Cathedral Windows option
Recommended Pick your own style
Orange - Brumbek Recommends
Pick a Mages Guild Magic Circle Window option
Recommended Pick your own style
Purple
Pick an Imperial City Temple option
Recommended Pick your own style
Blue
Do you use Bomrets Texture Pack for Shivering Isles
Recommended Use this option if you haven't installed Bomrets Texture Pack
Yes No
Pick a Shivering Isles Settlements option
Recommended Pick your own style
Bumbek Yellow Multi-Color
Pick a Shivering Isles Palace option
Recommended Pick your own style
Dual Nature
Pick a Shivering Isles Crucible option
Recommended Pick your own style
Blue-Purple
Pick a Shivering Isles Bliss option
Recommended Pick your own style
More Colors
The installer script has finished, and will apply the following settings

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DO NOT INSTALL THIS PACKAGE!!!
[Finish]


After making your selections, check the: 080 Kvatch Rebuilt subpackage THEN install.


Yellow Box.png Weather - All Natural
  • Author: Chong Li
  • Version: 1.36
  • Description: This mod includes another mod that was merged into All Natural. All natural improves weather as well as add lights to all the vanilla places that looked like something was giving off light but there was anything close that would give off light.
  • Download:
  • Weather - All Natural
  • Installation:


Wizard
Select which mod components you wish to install.
Recommended Not Recommended
All Natural - Full Select a different plugin
Do you want to use All Natural's Shivering Isles support
Recommended Select this if you do not want All Natural weathers for shivering Isles
Yes No
Do you want to use additional (non-vanilla) weathers for Shivering Isles
Recommended Select this if you do not want the additional weathers for shivering Isles
Yes No
Do you want to use the Bash Filter for other mod support
Recommended Select this if you do not want the plugin
Yes No
Please select which weathers to use
Recommended Select your own weathers combination
  • Natural Weather
  • Atmospheric Weather System
  • Enhanced Weather
Select which color tinting you want to use
Recommended Select your own tint setting
Default
Select which fog distance you want to use
Recommended Select your own option
Default
Select which darker nights option you want to use
Recommended Select your own option
Default Nights
Select weather transition speed
Recommended Select your own option
Default

Check:

Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]

If you are using Kvatch Rebuilt:

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 04 Kvatch Rebuilt Patch
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Kvatch Rebuilt Weather Patch.esp

If you are using the FCOM or MMM section :

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • MMM Patch
  2. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • All Natural - MMM Patch.esp

Make the following changse in AllNatural.ini:
set ANVars.Luminance to 0.75

set ANVars.SILuminance to 0.75

set ANVars.TCEnabled to 1


Yellow Box.png Immersive Interiors
  • Author: SomeWelshGuy
  • Version: 0.8.1
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Immersive Interiors 0-81
  • Installation:

Immersive Interiors 0-81

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Immersive Interiors.esp


Yellow Box.png Immersive Interiors - Bravil and Leyawiin
  • Author: 127ms
  • Version: 2.01
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Immersive Interiors - Bravil and Leyawiin
  • Installation:
  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Immersive Interiors - Bravil.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Immersive Interiors - Bravil.esp AFTER Immersive Interiors.esp


      Unique Landscapes Compatibility Patches
  • Author: Vorians - Arthmoor - Various others
  • Requirements: Unique Landscape
  • Download: UL Compatibility Patches Compilation WIZBAIN v9b
  • Notes: The wizard needs to be re-run after you add or remove any mods.
  • Installation:


Wizard
UL Patches Documentation
You can review the documentation for each patch.
The installer script has finished, and will apply the following settings

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Apply these selections

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PACKAGE!!!
[Finish]


If you are using Kvatch Rebuilt

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
KvatchRebuilt-CheydinhalFalls patch.esp
THEN install.


      Roads of Cyrodiil Patches
  • Author: Arthmoor - Ukrr - mariedanj
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: Roads of Cyrodil
  • Download: Roads of Cyrodiil Patches
  • Installation:

Syn's Note: I'm too lazy to change the table below..just know that if you have Unique Landscapes and Better Cities installed, check:

00 ROC+UL Imperial Isle
12 ROC+UL Skingrad Outskirts
14 ROC+UL Ancient Redwoods

And that's all you need to do.

Roads of Cyrodil Guided Patch Install
Unique Landscapes Let the People drink MTC Expanded Villages
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 ROC +UL Imperial Isle
12 ROC +UL Skingrad Outskirts
14 ROC +UL Ancient Redwoods
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
ROC +UL-II Patch.esp
ROC +UL Skingrad Outskirts Patch.esp
ROC +Ancient Redwoods.esp
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 ROC +Let the People Drink
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
ROC +LtPD Patch.esp
Sub-Packages:
Check:
22 ROC +MTC Expanded Villages
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
MTCEV-RoC Patch.esp
Unique Landscapes + Let the People drink
Sub-Packages:
Un-Check:
00 ROC +Let the People Drink
00 ROC +UL Imperial Isle
Check:
00ROC +UL Imperial Isle +Let the People Drink
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
ROC +UL-II +LtPD Patch.esp


      BC_Aristocrat_UL_Patch
  • Author: bhorton22
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: Better Cities and Unique Landscapes
  • Download: BC_Aristocrat_UL_Patch


Yellow Box.png Storms and Sound v3 lightning for all weathers
  • Author: Deathless Aphrodite lilith and Foghorne
  • Version: 3.0
  • Description:
  • Notes: The renamed OBSE version is compatible with ALL weathers and will unlikely need to be modified further, updated or changed in any way.
  • Download:
  • Full version and Storms
  • Sound Patches v2_2
  • Installation:

This one is super complicated, basically:

Open the project
Delete all .esps except for "OBSE-Storms & Sound SI.esp"
Rename that plugin to "Storms & Sound.esp"
Install the project
Clean it
Move the .esp from Oblivion Data to another project with the -Clean like you usually would
Install the Storms and Sounds-Clean project
Uncheck all .esp's except the Better Cities one from Storms and Sounds Patches
Install the Storms and Sounds Patches


OBSE-Storms & Sound SI.esp

TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

45 ITMs
0 UDRs



If you are planning on using The Lost Spires
Storms and Sound Patches v2_2:

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Storms & Sound - The Lost Spires.esp


Now I recommend that you test your game at this point to make sure you installed everything correctly.


Sound

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Sound"


Green Box.png Oblivion Stereo Sound Overhaul
  • Author: canderoc
  • Version: 0.9
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Oblivion Stereo Sound Overhaul


Green Box.png Better Bell Sounds
  • Author: Morbus
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Better Bell Sounds


Yellow Box.png Atmospheric Oblivion
  • Author: Piratelord
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Atmospheric Oblivion
  • Installation:

Atmospheric Oblivion

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • Atmospheric Oblivion.esp


Blue Box.png Atmospheric Oblivion Updated
  • Author: PirateLord
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Atmospheric Oblivion Updated
  • Installation:

Atmospheric Oblivion Updated

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Atmospheric Oblivion.esp


Yellow Box.png Symphony of Violence - Combat Sound Enhancement
  • Author: MigTheGreat
  • Version: 0.5
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Symphony of Violence 0_5
  • Installation:

Symphony of Violence 0_5

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Symphony of Violence.esp


Yellow Box.png Elz - More Voice at Oblivion
  • Author: Elzee
  • Version: 1.4.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • ElzMoreVoice_140
  • Elz - More Voice - 142 update patch
  • Installation:

ElzMoreVoice_140

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • ElzMoreVoice.esp

Elz - More Voice - 142 update patch

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • ElzMoreVoice.esp


Green Box.png Combat Taunts Removed
  • Author: Kerghan
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Combat Taunts Removed MANUAL 1-1




Unique Locations & Adventures

I like to have as much content in my game as possible. Post in the forum if you know of a new quest or new land mod.

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Unique Locations & Adventures"


Yellow Box.png Better dungeons
  • Author: Scot and WalkerInShadows
  • Version: 13
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Better Dungeons non-BSA
  • Better Dungeons
  • Installation:

Better Dungeons

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Better Dungeons.esp


Orange Box.png AFK_Frostcrag
  • Author: Dwip
  • Version: 1.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • AFK_Frostcrag Version 1_2
  • Installation:

AFK_Frostcrag Version 1_2

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core

If you do NOT plan on using Cobl
AFK_Frostcrag Version 1_2

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 01 Non-COBL
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • AFK_Frostcrag.esp

If you are planning on using Cobl
AFK_Frostcrag Version 1_2

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 01 COBL
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • AFK_Frostcrag.esp


Yellow Box.png Natural Environments
  • Author: Tael
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Description:
  • Notes: Do NOT install the other options. They are incompatible with many mods that are part of the guide.
  • Download:
  • Natural Environments
  • Installation:

Natural Environments

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check
      • Natural_Habitat_by_Max_Tael.esp


Yellow Box.png Knights of the Nine Revelation
  • Author: Lanceor
  • Version: 1.3.7
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Knights of the Nine Revelation 1_3_7 Full Install
  • Installation:

Knights of the Nine Revelation 1_3_7 Full Install

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Knights - Revelation.esm
      • Knights - Revelation.esp


Yellow Box.png A Brotherhood Renewed
  • Author: Arthmoor
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • A Brotherhood Renewed
  • Installation:

A Brotherhood Renewed

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • BrotherhoodRenewed.esp


Orange Box.png Verona House Bloodlines
  • Author: DTOM
  • Version: 1.5.6
  • Description: A quest mod that adds a nice small but compact town.
  • Notes: Can cause extremely low frames because this mod adds a town on the road around the capital. Considering on removing.
  • Download:
  • VHB-SI Fixed*
  • Installation:

VHB-SI Fixed*

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • VHBloodlines 1.2.esp


Orange Box.png The Lost Spires
  • Author: Leo Gura
  • Version: 6.00
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • thelostspiresv14.zip
  • Installation:

thelostspiresv14.zip

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • The Lost Spires.esp
The Lost Spires.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

109 ITMs
433 UDRs



Orange Box.png Tears Of The Fiend
  • Author: Simyaz and Arilita
  • Version: 1.22
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • TOTF_1_2_2
  • Installation:

TOTF_1_2_2

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • TOTF.esp

BASH Tags:
TOTF.esp:

ADD:
Actors.AIPackages
TOTF.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

75 ITMs
2 UDRs



Orange Box.png Ruined Tails Tale
  • Author: Simyaz
  • Version: 3.01
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • RTT_3_0
  • RTT_3_0_1
  • Installation:

RTT_3_0

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • RTT.esp

RTT_3_0_1

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • RTT.esp
RTT.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

20 ITMs
3 UDRs



Orange Box.png GATES TO AESGAARD - Episode One
  • Author: ThePriest909
  • Version: 1.3
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Gates To Aesgaard Ep 1 Archive
  • Installation:

Gates To Aesgaard Ep 1 Archive

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • GTAesgaard.esp


Orange Box.png MTCExpandedVillages
  • MTCExpandedVillages
  • Installation:

MTCExpandedVillages

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • MTCExpandedVillages.esp
MTCExpandedVillages.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

2 ITMs
290 UDRs





Gameplay

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Gameplay"


Yellow Box.png Advanced Health Regen - AHR
  • Author: Forli
  • Version: 1.41
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • AHR v1-4
  • Installation:

AHR v1-4

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • AdvancedHealthRegen.esp


Green Box.png Alternative Beginnings
  • Author: Arthmoor
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Alternative Beginnings
  • Installation:

Alternative Beginnings

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Alternative Beginnings.esp

If you are planning on using Kvatch Rebuilt
Alternative Beginnings

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Alternative Beginnings - Kvatch Intact.esp


Blue Box.png Bash-able Quest Delayers
  • Author: Aellis
  • Version: 3.1.29
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Gates to Aesgaard Episode 1
  • The Heart of the Dead
  • The Lost Spires
  • Download:
  • Delayers Package v3_1
  • Installation:

If you are planning on using Aesgaard Episode 1
Delayers Package v3_1

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • Gates to Aesgaard Episode 1 Delayer
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • GTAesgaard I v1.2 Delayer.esp

If you are planning on using The Lost Spires
Delayers Package v3_1

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • The Lost Spires Delayer
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • The Lost Spires v14 Delayer.esp


Blue Box.png Tears of the Fiend Delayer
  • Author: TheNiceOne
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • TOTF Delayer
  • Installation:

TOTF Delayer

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • TOTF Delayer.esp


Orange Box.png Clocks of Cyrodiil
  • Author: WilliamSea
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Clocks of Cyrodiil
  • Installation:

Clocks of Cyrodiil

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check All

ClocksOfCyrodiil.esp

TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

28 ITMs
20 UDRs



Yellow Box.png Curse of Hircine - Resurrected
  • Author: LogicDragon aka WolfClaw
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Curse of Hircine Resurrected 4_2_1
  • CoH 1st Person Anims DR6
  • Installation:

Curse of Hircine Resurrected 4_2_1

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 00 Core
      • 02 Animated Tails
  2. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • CurseOfHircine.esp

If you are planning on using Deadly Reflex 6
CoH 1st Person Anims DR6

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • CoH 1st Person Anims.esp


Green Box.png Drop Lit Torches OBSE
  • Author: Strategy Master
  • Version: 2.4
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • DLT OBSE V2-4
  • Installation:

DLT OBSE V2-4

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • DropLitTorchOBSE.esp


Yellow Box.png Duke Patricks - Actors Can Miss Now
  • Author: Duke Patrick
  • Version: 3.0
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Duke Patricks Actors Can Miss Now Rev 3
  • Installation:

Duke Patricks Actors Can Miss Now Rev 3

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Duke Patricks - Actors Can Miss Now.esp


Orange Box.png Heavens Wrath Weather Change Spell
  • Author: richdiesal
  • Version: 1.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Heavens Wrath Weather Change Spell
  • Installation:

Heavens Wrath Weather Change Spell

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • RD-HeavensWrath-v 1-1-Easy.esp

BASH Tags:
RD-HeavensWrath-v 1-1-Easy.esp:

ADD:
Actors.Spells


Orange Box.png Physics Enabled Immersive Prison Sewer Exit
  • Author: OC3
  • Version: 2.1
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Physics Enabled Immerisive Sewer Exit 2_1
  • Installation:

Physics Enabled Immerisive Sewer Exit 2_1

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Immersive Prision sewer exit.esp

If you are planning on using Unique Landscape Compilation
Physics Enabled Immerisive Sewer Exit 2_1

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Un-Check:
      • Immersive Prision sewer exit.esp
    • Check:
      • UL Imperial Isle Prison Sewer Exit.esp


Yellow Box.png Oblivion XP Update
  • Author: SirFrederik and AndalayBay
  • Version: 4.3.2
  • Description:
  • Requirements:
  • Download:
  • Oblivion XP
  • A Brotherhood Renewed Patch
  • Installation:

Oblivion XP

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 01 Core

If you are planning on using Darnified UI
Oblivion XP

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 02 Darnified UI

If you are planning on using DarkUId DarN
Oblivion XP

  1. Sub-Packages:
    • Check:
      • 02 DarkUId DarN

If you are planning on using A Brotherhood Renewed
A Brotherhood Renewed Patch

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check All


Yellow Box.png Populated Prisons
  • Author: Zaldir
  • Version: 1.2
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Populated Prisons 12
  • Installation:

Populated Prisons 12

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Populated Prisons.esp


Yellow Box.png Reznod Mannequins
  • Author: reznod
  • Version: 3.0
  • Description:
  • Download:
  • Reznod Mannequins
  • Installation:

Reznod Mannequins

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check:
      • Reznod_Mannequin.esp


Green Box.png AFK_PrayerIdles
  • Author: Dwip
  • Version: 1.01
  • Description: Adds prayer animations to priests and shrine worshipers.
  • Download:
  • AFK_PrayerIdles Version 1_01


Green Box.png Skyrimesque Counts and Countesses
  • Author: Saint_Jiub
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: Gives the Counts and Countesses more luxurious clothes.
  • Download:
  • Main File


Yellow Box.png TTYM - Think To Yourself Messages
  • Author: Farm Fresh
  • Version: 1.01
  • Description:
  • Incompatibles:
  • Download:
  • TTYM - Think To Yourself Messages
  • Installation:

TTYM - Think To Yourself Messages

  1. Esp/m Filter:
    • Check All



Weapons & Armor

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Weapons & Armor"


      Book Jackets: Oblivion Standard Res
  • Author: Daleth
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Book Jackets Oblivion High Res
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Book Jackets Oblivion.esp
Uncheck:
Book Jackets Oblivion - BP.esp


Book Jackets Oblivion.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

8 ITMs
233 UDRs



      Capes and Cloaks
  • Author: Someone1074
  • Version: v1.2
  • Download: Capes and Cloaks
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
CapesandClock.esp


      Insanity's Improved Armoury Compilation
  • Author: InsanitySorrow
  • Version: 1.21
  • Download: Insanity's Improved Armoury Compilation v1.21.7z
  • Installation:
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 Core Files


      Visually Improved Staffs
  • Author: qwertyasdfgh
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: Staffs version 1_1
  • Installation:
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 Core
03 Staff of Indarys


      Visually Improved Staffs for OOO
  • Author: qwertyasdfgh
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Visually Improved Staffs for OOO
  • Notes: Use if you are using both FCOM Convergence section and Visually Improved Staffs.


Weapon Expansion Pack for Oblivion Nthusiasts
  • Author: BFG Spiney kriscrash
  • Version: 1.03
  • Download: WEPON Base Install Oblivion and SI, WEPON Update and WEPON MOBS Conversion
  • Installation:

WEPON Base Install Oblivion and SI

Esp/m Filter:
Un-Check All

WEPON Update

Esp/m Filter:
Check All

If you plan on using MOBS - Medieval Oblivion Equipment Balance System
WEPON MOBS Conversion

Sub-Packages:
Check:
Data
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Weapon Expansion Pack for Oblivion Nthusiasts.esp


      Weapon Improvement Project
  • Author: InsanitySorrow
  • Version: 1.9
  • Download: Weapon Improvement Project
  • Notes: Must be after all other weapon retextures that modify the same weapon.
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Weapon Improvement Project.esp


      Weapons Of Morrowind
  • Author: InsanitySorrow
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Weapons Of Morrowind and Weapons Of Morrowind - Daedric Crescent
  • Installation:

Weapons Of Morrowind

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Weapons Of Morrowind.esp

Morrowind - Daedric Crescent

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Morrowind - Daedric Crescent.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Weapons Of Morrowind.esp BOTTOM Base W
  • Weapons Of Morrowind - Daedric Crescent.esp AFTER Weapons Of Morrowind.esp


      Immersive Weapons
  • Author: Ironman5000
  • Version: 2.0
  • Download: Immersive Weapons 2
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Immersive Weapons.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Immersive Weapons.esp BOTTOM Base I



Animals & Creatures

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Animals & Creatures"


      Creature Diversity
  • Author: Zaldir
  • Version: 1.14b
  • Download: Creature Diversity 1.14 and Creature Diversity 1.14b UPDATE
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Creature Diversity.esp


      Ducks and Swans for Cyrodiil
  • Author: Tamira
  • Download: Ducks and Swans for Cyrodiil
If you are planing on using Unique Landscapes
  • Download: Ducks and Swans UL Imperial Isle Patch
  • Installation:

Ducks and Swans for Cyrodiil

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Ducks and Swans.esp

If you are planning on using Unique Landscapes
Ducks and Swans for Cyrodiil

Esp/m Filter:
Un-Check:
Ducks and Swans.esp

Ducks and Swans UL Imperial Isle Patch

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Ducks and Swans.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Ducks and Swans.esp BOTTOM Base D


      Improved Storm Atronachs
  • Author: sefmonsta
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Improved Storm Atronachs


Potentially NSFW       Slof's Oblivion Horses
  • Author: Slof's
  • Version: 2.0
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Slof's Horses Base.esp
Slof's Horses Base.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

18 ITMs
0 UDRs




      Mikes Clothes Replacer v11
  • Author: mikegemini
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: Mikes Clothes Replacer v11


      Mythic Creatures
  • Author: themythofstrider
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Mainfile


      Mythic Animals
  • Author: themythofstrider
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Mythic Animals High res part 1 and Mythic Animals High res part 2


      Mythic Ghosts and Goblins
  • Author: themythofanst themythofstrider
  • Version: 1
  • Download: Mythic Ghosts and Goblins


      Mythic Madness
  • Author: TheMythofStrider
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Mythic Madness


      Wildlife - Raven and Seagull
  • Author: 1.1
  • Version: Ironman5000
  • Download: Ravens and Seagulls
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Ravens and Seagulls.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Ravens and Seagulls.esp TOP Base A


Ravens and Seagulls.esp
TES5Edit Cleaning Required
TES4Edit Cleaning Required

35 ITMs
0 UDRs





Other Re-textures

Create a Marker

I recommend that you add a marker in Wrye Bash called "Other Re-textures"


      Darooz Upperclass clutter
  • Author: Darooz
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Upperclass clutter


      Enhanced Magic Effects
  • Author: Cristina
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Enhanced Magic Effects


      HiRez Architecture- Daedric Shrines
  • Author: Saint_Jiub
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: HiRez Daedric Shrines


      HiRez Architecture- God Statues
  • Author: Saint_Jiub
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: HiRez God Statues


      The Imperial Firmament - BAIN


Wizard
Would you like to read an overview of the package contents before continuing with the installation wizard
Recommended Select this if you want to read the documentation
No Yes
Do you want to use the texture replacements for Natural Enviroment
Select this if you use All Natural Select this if you are NOT using All Natural
Yes No
The Imperial Firmament comes in two qualities
Recommended Select this for a performance option
Ultra Medium/High
Optional packages
Recommended Choose your own optional packages
Check:
alternative sunglare 1

Check:

Apply these selections
Install this package

[Finish]


      Improved Fires and Flames
  • Author: hlvr
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: Improved Fires and Flames and Optional torch
  • Notes: There is a performance option available.
  • Installation:

Improved Fires and Flames

Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Improved Fires and Flames - Increased Sound.esp


      Improved Skulls and Bones and Ironwork
  • Author: hlvr
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: Improved Skulls and Bones and ironwork


      Improved Moons
  • Author: sefmonsta
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Improved Moons


      Nice Ice a.k.a. The Hills Have Ice
  • Author: maczopikczo and xrayy
  • Version: 03
  • Requirements: Unique Landscapes
  • Download: Nice Ice - Icing on the Cake


      Falling Leaves
  • Author: Carah
  • Version: 1.0
  • Description: The northern autumn trees do now lose leaves as they are supposed to.
  • Download: Falling Leaves V1_0 BAIN
  • Installation:
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 Core Files (Required)
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Falling Leaves.esp

If you are planning on using Unique Landscape

Sub-Packages:
Check:
01 UL Patch Lush Woodlands
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
Falling Leave - UL Lush Woodlands Patch.esp

BOSS Masterlist Update Required:

  • Falling Leave - UL LushWoodlands Patch.esp AFTER Falling Leaves.esp


      Hi-res Soul Gems
  • Author: Vilkz
  • Version: 1.0
  • Download: Hi-Res Soul Gems


      DOWNPOUR
  • Author: Gamwich & maczopikczo
  • Version: 02
  • Download: DOWNPOUR
Sub-Packages:
Check:
00 Large


      Improved Fruits, Vegetables and Meat
  • Author: Mikal33
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: Improved Fruits Vegetables and Meats and IFVMUpdate


      Improved Amulets and Rings
  • Author: Mikal33
  • Version: 1.1
  • Download: ImprovedAmuletsAndRings



Patches

Blue Box.png Major Overhauls Patches
OOOorMMMFCOMSlofHorseDLCHorseArmor
  • Requirements: FCOM Convergence section and Slof's Oblivion Horses
  • Download: OOOorMMMFCOMSlofHorseDLCHorseArmor.rar
  • Notes: Slof's Horses Base.esp is still required
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Un-Check All
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
MMM4OOO&FCOM- Slofs Horse & DLC Armor.esp



      HUD Alive
  • Author: Samadchaz
  • Version: 5.2
  • Requirements: DarNified UI, HUD Status Bars, ConScribe and DarNified UI Config Addon
  • Download: HUD Alive 5_2 OMOD
  • Installation:

If you are not using Oblivion XP Update Delete "hud_main_menu.xml" from

HUD Alive 5_2 OMOD-44751-5-2\menus\main\


      MTC Expanded Villages - Lost Spires Patch
  • Author: dreamed1
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: The Lost Spires and MTC Expanded Villages
  • Download: MTC Villages Lost Spires Patch v 1_1
  • Notes:
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
MTCVillages-LostSpiresPatch.esp


      Arthmoors Mod Patches
  • Author: Arthmoor
  • Version: 1
  • Requirements: Ruined Tail's Tale
  • Download: RTT Weye Relocation Patch
  • Installation:
Esp/m Filter:
Check:
RTT -Weye Relocation Patch.esp





Finishing up

Bashed Patch

Syn's Note: Since A LOT of people seem to forget, make sure "Better Cities .esp" is checked/activated and not just merged.

In Wrye Bash

Right-Click on Bashed Patch, 0.esp.
Select Rebuild Patch (CBash *BETA*)...
If a warning pops up about hoe CBash is BETA.
Click [OK]


Make the following edits in the "Update Bashed Patch, 0.esp (CBash)" Window

Edit "Tweak Assorted"
Check:
"DarNified Books"
Edit "Tweak Settings"
Check:
"Crime: Alarm Distance [2000]"
"Greeting Distance [Custom] 100.00"
"UOP Vampire Aging and Face Fix"
"Warning: Exterior Distance to Hostiles [2000]"
Un-Check
"Cobl Catalogs"


Then Click [Build Patch]

Note: You MUST rebuild the patch every time you change the Load Order.


Tes4LODGen

Run TES4LODGen which is located in <Oblivon> folder.

Note: You MUST rebuild the patch every time you change the Load Order.


Tes4ll

Launch the GUI file for Tes4ll

Navigate to
<Oblivion>\Data\ini\tes4ll\
Double-Click on tes4ll_all.mpb

In the tes4ll_all.mpb GUI

Go to the "Plugins" tab
Click [Plugins.txt]
Go to the "Worldspace" tab
Click [Read Worldspaces]
In the drop down "Tamriel [0000003C} from 'Oblivion.esm'" should already be selected
Go to the "LOD Meshes" tab
Leave everything on the default settings
Go to the "Normal Maps" tab
Leave on default (everything should be unchecked)
Go to the "Color map" tab
Leave on default (almost everything should be unchecked)
Go to the "Start Process" tab
Check:
"Overwrite the original files"
Click on [Click me if you are ready]
The program will then bring up a log wait for something like below before you close the application
****** Batch loop done ******
User time per command (sorted):
SetMaxVerticesPerQuad: 45.2247 s
GenerateHeightmap: 39.9207 s
BreakAtGrid: 20.3581 s
DivideGrid: 19.7341 s
Filter: 18.5641 s
WriteAllQuads: 17.8465 s
ContourLine: 8.97006 s
ParseModList: 1.87201 s
Panorama: 1.46641 s
SetGrid: 1.15441 s
AlgPeakFinder: 0.670804 s
MakeTriangulation: 0.483603 s
Background error reader finished
Background reader finished
  • Note: Tes4ll should be ran again if you ever install or uninstall a landscape mod after completing the guide. Otherwise you don't need to run it again.


Credits

EssArrBee: Thanks to him for replying to my PM and providing some starting information.
Audley: Graphics stuff.
Synthetik: Majorly improved the guide and updated it. Also created the banner.
Alenet: For providing information on the tweak settings.


Mods That Are Incompatible and/or have some issue

TGND Female Body and Clothing Replacer

Several mesh and texture issues


Really AEVWD

Causes low FPS throughout the world