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This mod improves the player character's ability to walk, run, swim and jump and adds the ability to sprint.

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Name: Basic Physical Activities
Version: 1.3
Date: 11/7/2012
Language: All
Category: Immersion
Requirements: Oblivion Script Extender (OBSE)
Author: Maskar
Source: http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/42411


This mod improves the player character's ability to walk, run, swim and jump and adds the ability to sprint.

The player character's walking, running and swimming speed and jumping height are based on how much he/she is carrying, the clothing he/she is wearing and his/her surroundings. Running through water, climbing mountains and carrying many items will slow down the character and lower his/her fatigue. Also weather conditions, like rain and wind, affect the player character's ability to move. This could either speed up or slow down the character depending on wind speed and direction.

Clothing affects the player character's movement speed. Wearing heavy clothing will lower the movement penalty of snowy weather, while wearing heavy clothing when swimming will penalize the character and could result in drowning. Drowning is based on both the type of clothing worn and the amount of items carried. Additionally, running backwards is no longer as fast as running forwards.

Sprinting increases the player character's running (and swimming) speed, but lowers his/her fatigue, much like sprinting in Skyrim. To sprint, keep the Always Run button (Caps lock) pressed while the player character is running forward. The Always Run button will work like normal when not running forward.

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How to play

As expected this mod requires a slightly different playing style. First, it's recommended to keep your encumbrance around (or below) 50% of your maximum encumbrance. Carrying close to your maximum encumbrance will severely penalize the character's movement speed. Second, it's recommended to avoid wearing heavy armor on new characters. This is because, next to being heavy, it slows down your character even further because of having a low heavy armor skill level. And finally, walking makes movement a lot easier and is therefore recommended when carrying many items accross steep mountains and bad weather.

Compatibility and requirements

No files will be replaced by installing this addon. It will however need OBSE (version 20 or higher) to function properly. No other third-party mods are required to be installed to run this mod.

This mod has been tested and considered fully compatible with Basic Primary Needs, Realistic Fatigue and SDR - Sneaking Detection Recalibrated. It should also be compatible with all other (fatigue) mods.

When using HUD Status Bars, use BPA.HUDweather (range: 0 to 100 ) to see how the weather affects the player character. Anything above 50 slows down the character, while anything below 50 speeds up the character. This value includes the impact of clothing.


  • Extract the files to a temporary location
  • Copy files to (install folder)OblivionData
  • Start Oblivion Launcher, click 'Data Files', place a checkmark beside the .esp file
  • Optionally edit the .ini file to customize it to your preferences


  • Start Oblivion Launcher, click Data Files, uncheck the .esp file
  • Delete the Basic Physical Activities files in the Data folder


Version 1.3 (11/07/2012)
  • Added support for different rain types
  • Added ability to lower snow penalty based on clothing
  • Added ability to lower swim penalty based on clothing
  • Added ability to sink in water based on encumbrance and clothing
  • Added support for different strength encumbrance multipliers
  • Added option to choose basic or variable wind directions
  • Improved speed and fatigue modifiers

Version 1.2 (06/07/2012)
  • Added weather conditions (rain and wind) to affect movement
  • Added ability to track weather conditions using HUD Status Bars
  • Changed running backwards to be slower than running forwards
  • Added option to disable weather affecting movement
  • Added option to change speed for running backwards
  • Added option to change field of view (fov) while sprinting
  • Improved encumbrance penalty calculation

Version 1.1 (04/07/2012)
  • Added check for abnormal encumbrance settings
  • Added option to change fatigue drain when sprinting
  • Added option to disable fatigue penalties
  • Updated default settings and documentation

Version 1.0 (02/07/2012)
  • Initial release


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