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Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul aims to make Oblivion a much more interesting, challenging, realistic and dangerous place, and also offers great rewards for the daring adventurer regardless of your level.

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NOTE: Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul 136 is released and is the recommended version. I'll keep this version up for a while, but will probably hide it later on to avoid confusion regarding versions. Many thanks to WalkerInShadows for taking over the reins of OOO!

Equipment Add-on for OOO
Creature Addons for Oscuros Oblivion Overhaul (OOO)

UPDATE 18/4/2015
Updated OOO135aBSA with a fixed mesh for the female version of the Heaven's Fury greaves. The previous one pointed to a texture that wasn't included in the bsa, resulting in invisible greaves when equipped.

The bsa has the same version number as before, so if you downloaded the bsa before 18/4 you should download and install the new version.

UPDATE 31/01/2015
Many thanks to WalkerInShadows for the fixes in OOO 1.35a!

devnull.sweetdanger.com: Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul 1.33 Official Guide
devnull.sweetdanger.com: Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul 1.33 Official readme [PDF]

Name: Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul
Version: 1.35a
Date: 18/01/2015
Category: Game Overhauls
Author: Sotobrastos/dev_akm/MadCat 221/MiSP/Team Alpha/WalkerInShadows

Oblivion 1.2.0416

* Fixed the model for the tarnished Imperial Legion helm so it shows up properly.
* Fixed the mesh for the perfect pearl (it was using the flawless pearl mesh).
* Fixed the missing textures for most of the meteoric arrows (the ones that needed it).
* Fixed the missing meshes/textures/icons for hellhound skin and mazken skin.
* Fixed the missing jaguar textures.
* Fixed the dead Dragonborn Knight outside Goblin Jim's Cave who was buried in the ground.
* Added the female mesh/ground model to the Heaven's Fury cuirass (they were present, just not assigned).
* Added the missing gem icons to the BSA.
* Added map markers for Grave Ground Cave and Deep Cover Cave.
* Grounded/adjusted various objects as necessary.
* Ran TES4Files on the BSA and removed lots of unusued/duplicate files.

Name: Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul
Version: 1.35
Date: 14/07/2012
Category: Game Overhauls
Author: Sotobrastos/dev_akm/MadCat 221/MiSP/Team Alpha

Oblivion 1.2.0416

Due to the BSA format and it's overlap with other mods (most notably COBL and Mart's Monster Mod) it's essential that all previous versions and resource files of OOO are completely removed prior to the install of version 1.35
Failure to do so will result in many missing files and erroneous installation.


Listed are the major alterations and additions that have been made since version 1.34 beta5.
We've included a couple of new surprises. Don't want to spoil anything, but you'll find them during the course of your adventures.

General changes and additions include:

•A completely new quest by Shadowborn. Without giving away too much, the quest is designed for mid-level characters. It involves the Knights of the Dragonborn and the various Goblin Tribes.
•A large selection of unique rewards for killing Gargoyles. Finally some well-deserved rewards can be gained if you are brave enough to defeat these powerful monsters. Huge thanks to bg2408 for this.
•Additional in-game hints, clues, and lore related to the some of the unique static items you can find. Thanks to Dazu in relation to SunChild.
•Massive corrections to the spelling and grammar in the books, notes, and other texts added by OOO. Huge thanks to Dazu for this.
•Support for Knights of the Nine. Adapted from FCOM_Knights, this optional plugin rebalances KotN with stronger enemies, OMOBS weapon stats, and resolves conflicts with the quest rewards.
•PyFFI mesh optimizations and BSA resources! Resources optimized and moved into a BSA file! This involves a huge amount of work and testing to get the BSA working properly, including fixes for texture paths, missing mipmaps, and various mesh properties. See separate change list below for details.
•Light of Dawn sword scripts now include better detection of player vampire status.
•Removed debug comments from LapDrunkScript.
•Additional improvements for Carla Du Vrey and Hindaril.
•Additional script fixes for AMIW.
•OMOBS fixes and tweaks by BFG99.
•Optional no_daedric item plug-in. Removes daedric items from the leveled lists as requested by some users. The original hand placed items remain unaltered, as do selected enemies that carry them.

Changes related to the BSA conversion include:

•New BSA format which includes all Textures, Meshes and Sounds.
•Changed mesh and texture paths to avoid overlaps with Martigen's Monster Mod for some creatures used in both mods.
•Added mipmaps to all "worn" armor textures.
•Fixed bad texture path in the "unfinished steel" cuirass meshes.
•Renamed the "unfinished steel" armor meshes to "cuirass.nif".
•Includes PyFFI mesh optimizations by HawkerT. Optimizations include: architecture, clutter, dungeons, harvest, RD, Rocks, va, Weapons.
•Added mipmaps and removed unused alpha channels from defensive staffs; removed transparency settings from NIF properties on the staffs that don't use transparency.
•New ESM/ESP is included due to changes in "unfinished steel" armor mesh paths. Plus a cleanup of many armour models.
-Optional No deadric items esp. Self explanatory.
-A few little surprises in the form of new enemies.
-Minor fixes and alterations, many of which details I've forgotten


Team Alpha

dev_akm - Project Leader
Corepc - Help with everything
Showler and Shikishima - Improved scripts, bug fixes, beta testing, forum support.
Shadowborn - Improved scripts, bug fixes, Dragonborn quest, LoD fix, beta testing and a whole lot more.
daemondarque - Beta tester, armour mesh improvements, forum support.
Sen-Chan – Massive assistance and support with armor meshes
Arkngt - Extensive beta testing, enormous support with the forum threads.
....and many others that have been involved over the years.

And of course a huge thanks to Sotobrastos (Oscuro) for his wonderful creation


Manual Install

1. Extract this archive to any folder and then copy the contents to Oblivion's Data folder.
2. Start Oblivion Launcher, click Data Files, and enable the Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.esp file(s).

OBMM Install

Installing the Mod

1. Extract the archive to any other folder.
2. Copy the extracted archive to [Install Path]\Oblivion\OBMM\Mods\
3. Start Oblivion Mod Manager
4. Click the Create button
5. Click the Add Archive button, navigate to the archive and select it, then click the Yes button.
6. Click the Create OMOD button, wait until it finishes, then click the Ok button

Activating the Mod

1. Start Oblivion Mod Manager
2. Double-click the name of the mod in the right-hand side of the OBMM screen, once installed the mod icon will turn blue

BAIN Install

1. Copy the entire archive into your Oblivion Mods\Bash Installers folder.
2. In Wrye Bash Installers tab, highlight the new archive.
3. Check any sub-folders, ESP/ESM's as required.
4. Right click the archive name and Install.
5. In Wrye Bash Mods tab, check the ESP/ESM's and rebuild Bashed patch. (Also recommended to run BOSS first).

Harvest Flora version 3.01 is also included in the archive. BOSS is recommended at all times to sort your load order, but ensure the file loads after the OOO esp to avoid the known crash issue with the harrada plant.
Living Economy - Consider using Enhanced Economy instead as Living Economy has some issues, for example the 65 K bug which means that sometimes when a merchant has quite little money left when you sell something, the merchant suddenly receives around 65000 gold to barter for, instead of 0. Enhanced Economy is issue free, has many more features, is compatible with mod added items and completely customizable. Requires OBSE.
Level Rates Modified - Skill level rates are c. 3x slower in OOO than in the original game on default. but users might want to consider using Fundament instead http://oblivion.nexu....com/mods/41005

Updating your save to 1.35
It's advised to wait out your game respawn (default 3 game days) away from all creatures and npc's. One way is to use the console "coc testinghall" then return using "coc Weye"


Manual Un-Install

1. Start Oblivion Launcher, click Data Files, and enable the Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.esp file(s).
2. Delete the files/folders associated with the mod.

OBMM Un-Install

1. Start Oblivion Mod Manager
2. Double click the mod to deactivate it, once finished the icon will turn green

BAIN Un-Install

1. In Wrye Bash Mods tab, deselect the ESP/ESM's associated with this mod.
2. In Wrye Bash Installers tab, right click on the archive name and Uninstall.
3. Rebuild Bashed patch.

Tools Used:

Insanity's ReadMe Generator
Elderscrolls Construction Set


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