Realistic Water by Soolie
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Added: 29/03/2011 - 10:59AM
Updated: 18/04/2011 - 11:41AM

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Last updated at 11:41, 18 Apr 2011 Uploaded at 10:59, 29 Mar 2011

Name: Realistic Water
Version: 3.0
Date: 18/04/2011
Category: Environmental
Author(s): Soolie

This mod makes the water: outside, in the shivering isles, in caves and in sewers,bravil and the Oblivion Lava look a lot more realistic and dynamic, by changing the waters variables based on the current time, weather,

climate and place. (requires OBSE v.20)


NOTE THIS REQUIRES OBSE v.20.0 OR GREATER. it takes 2 minutes to download and install and it is definately worth it. get it here: (http://obse.silverlock.org/)

Some water mods make the water look more blue, Some water mods make the water look more reflective, Some water mods make the water look more green and Some water mods hardly even make a noticeable

difference to the water.
But this water mod makes the water look more REAL.

Almost all the water is changed.

This version is almost completely different now. instead of having fixed water variables the water will change depending on other environmental values.
Here is how it works.
wave size is affected the wind speed.
the wave strength is affected the wind speed.
the wave speed is affected the wind speed.
the reflectivity is affected the wave roughnness.
the transparency of the water is affected by the time of day (making it slightly more transparent at night).
the water color is affected by the sky color.
and probably some other things that im forgetting

Other Features

caves, forts, and ruins water looks much better.
Sewer water looks Crap...... Literally ;)
Bravil water looks.... an Unhealthy shade of Brown.
The lava in oblivion looks better and now has a heat distortion/refraction effect.
The water in the shivering isles is VERY reflective like mercury (which would be a nice twist to why everyones so crazy there(mercury can give you nasty brain damage)).
A .ini file to customise your water.

This will not affect your frame rate much but if your computer is old you may experience a very very very small stutter every 6-7 seconds when the water updates.

If your water looks silly when you go into a new worldspace cave just wait 6-7 seconds for the scripts to update.

1. Extract the files to a temporary location.
2. Copy files to (install folder)\Oblivion\Data\
3. Start Oblivion Launcher, click 'Data Files', place a checkmark beside the Realistic_Water.esp file.
4. if the water does not suit your tastes you can edit the settings in RealisticWaterSettings.ini
5. Return to TES nexus and give me feed back (hopefully positive)

1. Start Oblivion Launcher, click Data Files, uncheck Realistic_Water.esp
2. Delete Oblivion\Data\Textures\water\WaterFoam.dds
3. Delete Oblivion\Data\Realistic Water Settings.ini

This mod is incompatible with any other water mod. NOTE: you can still use water/lava texture replacers.

3.0, 2011/04/18 - version 3 release. (water is now dynamic, and the mod has been cleaned)
2.0, 2011/04/07 - version 2 release.
1.0, 2011/03/29 - Initial release.

You can find me on TESNexus as 'Soolie'

Thanks to CGtextures for the water foam texture.


You must contact me and obtain my permission before re-packaging any part of
this mod.