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About this mod

Provides a library of pre-created records for modders to use. This allows their mods to be mergeable into Wrye Bash's Bashed Patch, thus saving ESP slots for the end user.

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Download locations: Nexus Mods:Direct Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/37684

Discussion threads:Bethesda.net: https://bethesda.net/community/topic/323002/relz-plugin-resources
AFK mods: https://afkmods.iguanadons.net/index.php?/topic/5420-relz-plugin-resources/
The Assimilation Lab:http://www.theassimilationlab.com/forums/topic/16661-relz-plugin-resources/

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This mod provides a library of pre-created records for modders to use. This allows their mods to be mergeable into Wrye Bash's Bashed Patch, thus saving ESP slots for the end user.

Players:
Where can I find mods that use Plugin Resources?
The following mods have been released by others:
  • Nothing at the moment

I have released the following:

Additionally, I have created a page for mods created by others that I have ported to use Plugin Resources:

Modders:
All you have to do is replace any new records in your mod with blank records created by "Plugin Resources.esm". If you ensure that every new record created by your mod uses a record provided by "Plugin Resources.esm", this will allow your mod to be merged into the Bashed Patch.

What are the Rules?
  1. You can only use records from my ESM that you have already claimed. The reason for this is so that you don't use a record that someone else is using in their mod, which would cause overwrites and conflicts if an end-user had both mods installed.
  2. Your finished mod must be mergeable in Wrye Bash. If it isn't, you are simply making your mod dependent on mine for no good reason. Additionally, you're wasting blank records and wasting my time as a result.

How do I claim a record for my mod?
  • Each listed record type below has a link to a wiki page on both SourceForge and Github. The wiki page you visit will have a list of records present in "Plugin Resources.esm" and whether or not they are available. To assign a record to your mod, simply edit the wiki page so that the needed records are listed as being used by your mod. It would also be appreciated if you inform me that you are claiming records. I would also appreciate it if you could edit both wikis to reflect your claimed records but I can do so otherwise.

Do I need another online account to claim a record?
  • You will need either a SourceForge or Github account to edit the pages on the respective wikis. Both are free and easy to create. Personally, I slightly prefer SourceForge's wikis to Github's but it's entirely up to you.

Once I've claimed a record, how exactly do I use it?
  • The procedure I recommend is to create your mod as you normally do until you are ready to upload it somewhere. Once you are ready, figure out how many and what new records your mod has created then claim those records. After that, open your mod and Plugin Resources in TES4Edit then modify the FormIDs of your mod's new records to the FormIDs of the records you claimed. You will then need to recompile any scripts in your mod that reference any of these new records.

At the moment, you can use the following records in the ESM without any problems:



The following are also provided, but there are some caveats:

Conversation Topic SourceForge Github
  • Conversation Topics can only be merged into the Bashed Patch if CBash is enabled. It is still a beta and thus disabled by default.
  • The Editor ID for Dialog Topics can only be changed using TES4Edit.

Dialog Topic SourceForge Github
  • Same as Conversation Topics.

Cell SourceForge Github
  • There are none available by default in the ESM. These have to be specifically requested. The reason is because after you create a new cell, you will have to place some objects in the cell. The problem with doing this is that each object placement is regarded by Wrye Bash as a new reference record and will refuse to merge it into the Bashed Patch. The solution then is to request a new cell and state how many objects you intend to place into the cell. I will then create a new cell with the required number of placeholder references which you then use the CS's Search and Replace function on.
  • Cell edits can only be merged into the Bashed Patch if CBash is enabled. It is still a beta and thus disabled by default.


The following are not provided and won't be until the issues noted are resolved:
Birthsign
  • All blank Birthsigns created by my ESM will appear in the Birth signs menu when the player is creating their new character. I will not create blank Birthsign records unless there is a way to hide them.

Game Setting
  • The game won't recognize any new settings created by my ESM unless someone modifies Oblivion's EXE to recognize them. I am willing to create blank records if someone is willing to do that modification. Additionally, settings changes can only be merged into the Bashed Patch if CBash is enabled.

Idle Animation
  • Still need to properly research the possibility of making this work but I'm not very hopeful.

Region
  • Only really useful in conjunction with new worldspaces, which I'm not currently willing to support for reasons mentioned below.

Skill
  • The game won't recognise any new skills created by my ESM unless someone modifies Oblivion's EXE to recognise them. I am willing to create blank records if someone is willing to do that modification.

Worldspace
  • World space edits are only mergeable if CBash is enabled. Also, any new objects placed in the world space is a new reference, so I would have to custom create blank world spaces with reference placeholders. Finally, due to the way worldspaces are handled in Oblivion, there might be the possibility of oversights or game bugs that would make a mergeable mod with worldspaces impossible. I'm not currently willing to put in the work required to make this work but I might reconsider this depending on how big your requested worldspace is. If I do change my mind, it will be the same arrangement as Cell records, only provided on request.

What if I'm trying to claim a record at the same time as someone else?
  • Whoever gets their edit in first gets the record.


What if there aren't enough available records for my mod?
  • Simply send me a message requesting some more and I will release an updated ESM with more blank records.



Incompatibilities
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None.


Known Issues or Bugs
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None.


History
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1.0, 2011/03/21
  • Initial release.


Tools Used
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TES4Edit
TES Construction Set
Wrye Bash
Readme Generator (offline)
7-Zip
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