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Seamless Neckseams - Vanilla Head Edition by junkacc11
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Added: 21/10/2013 - 04:48AM
Updated: 21/10/2013 - 03:43PM

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Last updated at 15:43, 21 Oct 2013 Uploaded at 4:48, 21 Oct 2013

Description
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These EGTs minimize the neckseam problem that plagues Oblivion characters and NPCs. This mod combines the most popular EGTs, namely OFF and SMOOTH so you can mix and match them to get the best of both worlds.

The EGT files govern the complexion and tone of characters. Incompatible EGTs are the main reason neckseams in Oblivion are so noticeable. The head and body EGTs only work together for a very limited range of showracemenu slider values before going out of sync resulting in neckseams. This happens even with default Bethesda EGTs because... they didn't do a good job did they?

The only fix for this was to use Optimized Facegen Files (OFF) by the_philanthropy.
Personally, I love using OFF, it solves neckseam problems, but almost everyone standardized on Luchaire's body EGT and CapsAdmin's Smooth Head EGT. These two don't work well together and cause neckseams

What I've done is:

1. Fixed Luchaire's body EGT and CapsAdmin's SMOOTH Head EGT so they work much better together.

2. Made OFF compatible with the fixed Luchaire's body EGT so you can use SMOOTH and OFF at the same time. Now not only can you use OFF Imperials with Luchaire's body but also OFF's beast race EGTs, which are much better in my opinion.

3. The side-effect of this is that I had to slightly change the colors of OFF to better match Smooth EGT. So additionally, I'm providing a compatibility fix for users of original OFF.


IMPORTANT: This is *ONLY* for Vanilla heads and their variants. Head06 EGTs will be released in a seperate package.

To learn more about EGT files, read a more detailed description written by the_philanthropy here:

http://www.oblivion.nexusmods.com/mods/35487/

To understand what I mean by OFF and SMOOTH, please visit their respective pages:

OFF: http://www.oblivion.nexusmods.com/mods/35487/
SMOOTH: http://www.oblivion.nexusmods.com/mods/21608/
Luchaire's Body Seam Reducer: http://www.oblivion.nexusmods.com/mods/19738

Extras: As a modder's resource, I've included my test textures as an optional download. I used these to make sure the EGTs work. If you're not a mod creator, please ignore the Extras folder.


Installation Instructions
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The EGTs in Option 1 and Option 2 are incompatible. YOU MUST NOT MIX THEM!!!

*Option 1 contains the compatibility files for original OFF users.

*Option 2 contains new OFF Head EGTs that can be used with the SMOOTH Body EGT.

*The Alternative folder contains modified SMOOTH heads for Imperials and Orcs. Use only with Option 2.


Step 1) Decide whether you want to use Option 1 or 2.

Step 2) Copy the content of your choice to the "Oblivion\Data" folder. If you've decided Option 1, installation is finished.

Step 3) If you've decided Option 2 and copied them to your "Oblivion\Data" folder, you can overwrite the Imperials or Orcs with the ones in the "Alternative Imperials and Orcs" folder. This will install the SMOOTH head files.


Extras
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The Example Textures Folder contains test textures I used to ensure these EGTs work properly. All the screenshots shown were taken with these textures. I put a seperate README.txt in there as a guideline for modders. Please ignore this folder if you are not a mod creator.


Uninstallation Instructions
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Delete the files or install other EGT packages over them.



Credits
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Scanti - egtpacker
the_philanthropy - Optimized Facegen Files
Luchaire - body.egt
CapsAdmin - headhuman.egt


Licensing
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May use and redistribute freely as long as credit is given.