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GATES TO AESGAARD - Episode One by ThePriest909
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Added: 07/11/2007 - 12:59AM
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Last updated at 8:57, 9 May 2012 Uploaded at 22:59, 6 Nov 2007

"KoukouStudios" the creators of "Gates to Aesgaard" are back with a new game title!
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Name: GATES TO AESGAARD - EPISODE 1
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Author: KoukouStudios & Thepriest909

1.2 and 1.3 updates by WrinklyNinja
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Version: 1.3
Date: 23/07/2011
Category: Quests and Adventures


REQUIREMENTS: Oblivion Patch 1.2.0.214 (latest official patch)


Homepage: www.GatesToAesgaard.tk
Forum: www.TesPriest909.tk


DESCRIPTION
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An action horror quest plugin for Bethesda's "Elder Scolls IV - Oblivion".

The player will have to deal with an ancient twisted evil, well hidden in the ages,
through a journey in time and space and the hellish kingdom of the "Cursed Ones".

This mod's story is continued in Gates To Aesgaard Episode 2, although Episode 1 can
be played on its own to a satisfactory conclusion.



FEATURES
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1. Entirely new world
2. Quest system
3. New enemies
4. New Sound & Video Material
5. Five new unique books and several notes written by Margaret Farrell
6. Custom weapons and armors
7. A full cluttered house in Jerral Mountains

The quest is estimated to take about 4 or more hours depending on style of play.



SUGGESTIONS FOR THE MAXIMUM EXPERIENCE OF THIS QUEST
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1. I call this plugin a "War of Images".
I've spent hundreds of hours trying to create just the right atmosphere at each location of this project.
The lighting is 60% of the experience so.... It is recommended that you don't use "Nighteye Effects"!
The only result it can cause is to spoil the experience you would have without it.
You will find enough torches to pass through this quest.

2. Try to leave your companion at home this time.
Expect that a companion will be lost in the "Abyss" stage,
Either by attracting the immortal Abyss creatures or by falling to "Nowhere".

3. Do not use console cheat codes because they will probably break the quest line and cause failure to complete it.



INSTALL
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Installing the mod using the dedicated installer:
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1. Use the installer to extract the files into your oblivion directory.
2. Check the GTAesgaard.esp in your favourite mod loader.
3. Play.


Install the mod manually:
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1. Extract the contents of the downloaded archive to your Oblivion\Data folder.
2. Check the GTAesgaard.esp in your favourite mod loader.
3. Play.


It is recommended that you install the mod either using the installer or using a mod manager (Wrye Bash or OBMM).
The manual install archive is in a format supported by Wrye Bash's BAIN, and you can create an OMOD for
installation via OBMM if you wish, although no OMOD Conversion Data is supplied.

Also included in the archive is an Extras folder containing some screenshots and wallpapers relating to the mod. These are not required for the mod to function.



UNINSTALL
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Uninstall the mod using the dedicated uninstaller:
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Use the "Unistall_GTA_EP1.exe" located in your Oblivion\Data folder.


Uninstall the plugin manually:
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1. Delete the following files from your Oblivion\Data folder:
GTAesgaard.esp
GTAesgaard.bsa

2. Delete the following files from your Oblivion\Data\Video\ThePriest909 folder:
A909GTAVision1.bik
A909GTAVision3.bik

3. If your Oblivion\Data\Video\ThePriest909 folder is now empty, you can delete it too.

4. Delete the following files from your Oblivion\Data\Docs folder:
Gates To Aesgaard Episode 1 Readme.txt
Gates To Aesgaard Episode 1 Walkthrough.txt


If you installed the mod using a mod manager, use the mod manager to uninstall it.



KNOWN ISSUES/BUGs/INCOMPATIBILLITY
==================================

To my knowledge there are no known issues, bugs or conflicts.



CONTACT
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ThePriest909:
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Official Forum: www.TesPriest909.tk
E-Mail: sjkoukou@yahoo.com



CREDITS
=======

Gates to Aesgaard - Episode 1:

Developed & Produced by: KoukouStudios & ThePriest909
Storyline by: Thepriest909 - Special thanks to Margaret Farrell
Quest Programming & design by: ThePriest909
Quest Tab translation by: Alkistis
Quest Tab editor: Margaret Farrell
Sound Designing by: ThePriest909
Video Production by: ThePriest909

New worldspaces & cells designed, built, textured and cluttered by: ThePriest909
Special thanks to Lightwave.

Books & Notes written by: Margaret Farrell

Helmets of the cursed ones created by:
Xanthipos (meshes) & ThePriest909 (textures).

Rasin's, Clathron's, Swartan's and Myriam's armors originally created by:
GuarTrainer
http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6712

Soulkeeper, Stochan's sword, Cursed Axe and Blade Key created by: GuarTrainer
http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6712

Abyss Dragons originally created by: Tarnsman
http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=12504

Abyss Gods & creatures retextured by: ThePriest909

Cursed legion Armor retextured by: ThePriest909

Custom Hairstyles created by: Ren
http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4431

Spiders were taken from MMM and according to their readme file the credits are given to:
Grimdeath, Xmarksthespot, Cryo_, Cryonaut, Grimenir, Orix, Mdogger, B3w4r3.

Patches to v1.2 and v1.3 by WrinklyNinja.



BETA TESTERS:
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Alkistis
Harley5by5
Vissroid
Anja The Whisperer
DarkSeducer
Dr Freeman
Savage
Anna Papageorgiou
Timothy Down
Twisted Picture
Lectoras
Jonathan A.
Rotten_Soul
Eduart76
Socrates
Jason_K
Hell's Core
Babylon's Legent
Internal Clock
GodSpeaker
Marian
Adrea Colt



SPECIAL THANKS
==============

A really big thanks to:

To my good friend and great novel writer Margaret Farrell for her ideas and
for giving me the permission to add her stories as a part of this work.
This project propably wouldn't exist without her help.

To Tarnsman, Ren and GuarTrainer for giving me the permission to use their models.

To the Greek Oblivion Guild: www.oblivion.gr



TOOLS USED
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TES Construction Set
Oblivion Mod Manager
3D Studio Max
DDS Converter
NIFSkope
Photoshop
TES4Gecko
Wrye Bash
Tes4qlod
Readme Generator



LICENSING/LEGAL
===============

This project includes the concept and artwork of a number of other people as well as my own.
You must contact me to obtain permission before repackaging any part of this mod.
This includes, the original idea, artwork and all original books and notes not owned by Bethesda.

(C) KoukouStuios & ThePriest909



CHANGE LOG
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v1.3
- Cleaned plugin using TES4Edit 3.0.15.
- Removed XLOD records from xx00766D, xx00766E, xx0041A4, xx00407E, xx003DF9, xx003E28, xx003E2C and xx003E2D as they are not applied in game and cause error messages to display when the mod is loaded in TES4Edit.
- Corrected the eye meshes being referenced for the A909Undead race as they did not match with the available eyes.
- Included walkthrough file in archive.

v1.2
- Fixed a script causing scripted weather to break, including Oblivion Gate weather and weather mods.

v1.1
- Fixes:
-- The "Key Loop" glitch which has been reported for the book "Ghouls And Ghosts" Vol1.
-- The floating candles noticed in cursed ruin cell.
-- Typo mistakes reported for a few books.
-- Abyss Dragon's aggression level.
-- Adds non-respawned house chests.
- Altered Aesgaard ruin's entrance exterior.
- Made the custom weapons stronger.
- Improved Quest mechanism.
- Reduced enemy level.
- Added more repair hammers and potions.

v1.0
- Initial release.