Oblivion

THE VIDEO GUIDE @outdatedTV



This little article is a helper for the video guide based on Bevi's modlist.
I will explain inconsistencies in the videos and give some more general advice. Please remember to have Bevi's guide handy when doing the video guide.



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PART 0 - INTRODUCTION

This introductory video explains the concept of the video guide and introduces tools that will make the modding of TES4 efficient and fail-safe.

  • Notepad++
  • 7zip
  • Wrye Bash - I mention Wrye Bash here to explain why it is not a usual mod manager.

If used correctly, you can undo almost anything the mods do to your game although Wrye Bash writes to your Oblivion\Data folder for real.



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PART 1 - PREPARATIONS AND TOOLS

Part 1 sets the modding process and includes:

  •     Initial confirugation,
  •     Requirements,
  •     Verifying vanilla state,
  •     Wryebash install
  •     OBMM install


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PART 2 -
STABILITY TOOLS

Part 2 contains:

  •     OBSE install
  •     BOSS install
  •     Stability mods
  •     OBSE Plugins



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PART 2 UPDATE

Part 2 UPDATE contains:

  • Update instructions for EngineBugFixes and Pluggy mods



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PART 3 GAME PATCHES, BASE TEXTURES, GRASSES AND TREES

Part 3 contains:
  • Stability & Game Patches
  • Base Texture Packs
  • Grasses, Trees & Landscape (part - TBC)

QTP3 Redimized Patched  contains the file Meshes\Dungeons\Caves\Exterior\centrancemtnsnowlg02.nif which has a space in the beginning of the filename centrancemtnsnowlg02.nif.

You have to extract this mod somewhere and remove the space from the filename, then pack it up again. This will solve the issue.






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PART 4 PREQUISITE - TESALL REGISTRATION

Part 4 PREQUISITE contains:
  • Instructions on how to register on TESALL to get all the needed mods from there




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PART 4 - GRASSES, TREES, LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE

Part 4 contains:
  • Grasses, Trees & Landscape (continuation)
  • Architecture & Cities

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PART 5- WORLD, WEATHER

Part 5 contains:
  • Oblivion World
  • Weather & Immersion
  • Body, Armors & Weapons

PART 5A- OPTIONAL BODY & ARMORS, FOR UPDATERS

Part 5A contains:
  • Video 5A - DELETE THE PRESENT BODY/ARMOR OVERHAUL

PART 5B - BODY & ARMORS

Part 5B contains:
I DOWNLOAD AND ORGANIZE
1. Download all mods needed to one location
2. Download Naihaan mods to a separate directory
3. (optional) Get Robert Male AND HGEC versions of Naihaan replacers
4. (optional) Name the Naihaan mods correctly so you know which is which.

II INSTALL MODS
5. Install Skeletons for body mods
6. Install Oblivion Character Overhaul
7. Install New Eyes
8. Install Seamless OCO2 & Nudes if you prefer
9. Isntall Insanity's Armoury Compilation
10. Install Mass Outfit Redesign
11. Install Armors - Reasonable Protective Flavor
12. Put in your BOSS\oblivion\userlist.txt:

OVERRIDE: Mass Outfit Redesign.esp
AFTER: Knights - Unofficial Patch.esp

(Or use my entire userlist.txt provided here: https://pastebin.com/0wHUcRLH)

13. Install Mike's Clothes Replacer
14. Install Weapon Improvement Project
15. Install HiRes Iron Armor

PART 5C - BODY & ARMORS OPTIONAL NAIHAAN'S REPLACERS


Part 5C contains:
16. Install Naihaan Kragnaidel's Replacers


PART 5D - REPOSITION/SORT/REBUILD/TEST


Part 5D contains:
16a. Install Dall's Horse Armor
17. (OPTIONAL) - if you had other body/armor mods before) Reposition other body/armor mods to the correct places
18. Sort with BOSS, add the unrecognized plugin to userlist.txt
19. Activate all plugins and rebuild the Bashed Patch.
20. Test game

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PART 6 - CREATURES, DIVERSE TEX

Part 6 contains:
  • Creatures& Animals
  • Diverse Textures & Replacers
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PART 7 - INTERFACE, RELOADED, ENB, INIs

Part 7 contains:
  • Interface
  • ENB & Oblivion Reloaded
  • Oblivion.ini Tweaks
  • Video Options
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PART 8 - MORE MODS?

Part 8 contains:
  • FOV Modifier
  • Vanilla Combat Enhanced
  • Lost Spires
  • Better Dungeons
  • Midas Magic Spells of Aurum
  • LessAnoyingMagicExperience
  • BOSS Sorting, Bashed Patch rebuild.
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PART 8 UPDATE - BETTER DUNGEONS

Part 8 UPDATE contains:
  • Fix for Better Dungeons mod to work.





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PART 9 - UNIQUE LANDSCAPES, BOSS USER RULES

Part 9 contains:
  • Uninstall Unique Landscapes (only for users of UL 2.0)
  • Unique Landscapes 2.1.0. installation (NEW USERS START HERE).
  • LOST SPIRES - UL Patches
  • BOSS userlist.txt edit
  • BOSS sorting, Rebuild Patch, game test.




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PART 10 - LODGENs, SOUNDS, TESTING

Part 10 contains:
  • TES4LODGen
  • Landscape LOD Generator - WARNING - MISTAKE AT 3:45 !! RUN tes4ll.exe first, before running the .bat files !!
  • GOSH
  • Game Testing.
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PART 11 - FIXES AND MY OWN ADDITIONS


Part 11 contains:
A --- ini changes an fixes
  • 1. OSR ini - breplaceheap =1
  • 2. FRONT FLIP ATTACK (Oblivion Reloaded) FIX: http://steamcommunity.com/app/22330/discussions/0/133260492062631397/
  • Rename OnehandAttackRight_OR_dual_left.kf
  • 3. Enable OR Purger
  • 4. Oblivion.ini - set bGrassPointLighting = 1
  • 5. iMaxGrassTypesPerTexture = 15
  • 6. enbeffectprepass.fx from Skyrim's Tetrachromatic ENB by dptheslothking
  • 7. enbseries.ini - EnableEdgeAA = true
  • 8. BOSS userlist.txt:
  • https://pastebin.com/i4ShUwuf
B --- Install missed mods from Bevilex's list:

  • * anvilstreetlamp.7z -  http://tesall.ru/files/file/6245-obvetshalyy-anvil/ - UNINSTALL IF HAVING FIRES OUTSIDE THE LAMP!
  • * Better working rubble pile texture - http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/47316/?
  • * smaller bricks - http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/47316/?
  • 10. Reposition "Ships from katkat74 AWLS.rar" after "Animated Window Lighting System v5-5-4-19628.7z"
C --- Mods of my own choice - start at video time 23:36:
  • 1. Ren s Hair http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/31738/?
  • 2. Rens Beauty Pack Hairs only http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/4431/?
  • 3. Kaleen race http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/31738/?
  • 4. Apachii Goddess Store http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/13437/?
  • 5. High Quality Rugs http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/46642/?
  • 6. Custom Spell Icons http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/26196/?
  • 7. DenockArrowToo http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/38110/?
  • 8. Oblivion Enhanced Camera http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/44337/?
  • 9. Reset Emotion After Combat http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/26214/?
  • 10. Vanity Camera Smoother http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/1852/?
  • 11. Loading Screens Themed Replacer http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/13012/?
  • 12. Idle Poses Replace http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/16500/?
  • 13. Stylish Jump Animation Replacer http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/20459/?




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PART 12 - INI MOD

Part 12 contains:
  • Creating the INI MOD + Reinstalling Oblivion Reloaded without the front flip attack animation.
  • Yes, you can reinstall your Oblivion Reloaded now, because the INI changes are stored in the CUSTOM-INI-MOD, that resides at the bottom ofyour Wrye Bash Installers tab :D


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PART 13 - SWITCH ENBs!

Part 13 contains:
How ENBs work, how to switch between them. Introducing candid REBORN, just released by AverageModding, thanks for that!
  • 0:16 - ENBs comparison
  • 11:43 - Changing from Cinematic to Candid ENB
  • 22:23 - Ini tweaks for Candid
  • 25:18 - if you want brighter dungeons
  • 30:19 - Change DOF effect if you wantPlease watch the video guide, especially part 7 and 11 if something is confusing.

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PART 14 UPDATE A MOD!

Part 14 contains:
  • A mod has been updated by the author and you want to install the newer version
  • Uninstalling the present version
  • Installing the new version in the correct place in Installers tab
  • Sorting the load order with BOSS (using custom userlist.txt BOSS file - see video 8)
  • Rebuilding Bashed Patch
  • Regenerating the LOD using TESLODGEN and Landscape Lod Generator tes4all
  • Testing the game
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PART 15 CORRECTIONS!

Part 15 contains:
  • Correction of installation of two mods, thanks Dark Stalker for finding this!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE VIDEOS TO COME!




17. (OPTIONAL) - if you had other body/armor mods before) Reposition other body/armor mods to the correct places18. Sort with BOSS, add the unrecognized plugin to userlist.txt19. Activate all plugins and rebuild the Bashed Patch.20. Test game
17. (OPTIONAL) - if you had other body/armor mods before) Reposition other body/armor mods to the correct places18. Sort with BOSS, add the unrecognized plugin to userlist.txt19. Activate all plugins and rebuild the Bashed Patch.20. Test game

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  1. th4no
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    Too much bothering. Micro management, Reading, Reading, Reading, good luck to those determined.
  2. sharki9876
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    is this series still good to use even though its a couple years old?
    1. sparkhead95
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      did you end up using this one?
  3. slightly311
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    No matter what I do, I cannot seem to get godrays and sun glare to work in my game. Ive been searching the internet for days trying to find a fix and nothing. Are there any specific ini settings I can tweak or what have you?
  4. LukasDF91
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    Hey man! Awesome work here! But I need help with something. Is the mod "Ships from katkat74 AWLS" compatible with "https://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/3192" ?
  5. GLTheGameMaster
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    Amazing. Brand new to modding, and I followed you start to finish; not only do I have a working, beautiful Oblivion, but I feel capable enough to test and install mods on my own. Thanks so much for the work you put into this! Much appreciated :)
    1. ponurymazepa
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      Hey, sorry for the late answer. I am happy the vids are helpful. The modlist is such a great effort, that it surely deserved this contribution.
  6. adrien77777
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    my game is in French and now i can't hear any voice, is there any way to solve this ?
    1. marob307
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      Je parle Français, tu peux m'expliquer ?
    2. ponurymazepa
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      Hey, sorry for the late response. Other languages patches esps should be placed after the Bashed Patch. Please ask for details on the main forum if you haven't yet.
  7. ponurymazepa
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    Part 14 shows what happens when there is a mod update and I want to do that. Wrye Bash will keep things clean if you proceed this way.
  8. ponurymazepa
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    Please note, that the videos cover ALL mods from Bevi's list (core list) + a selection of mods from the "More Mods?" part.
    The order of the videos shown in this article is the same as the playlist, excluding only the game test video.
    I will expand this article with information based on the user comments on YouTube. If you have any questions or comments on the videos, please comment here using "Add Comment", rather than commenting on YT. Of course I will answer any questions put in the YouTube comments, but try to keep it here.