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  1. socko33
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    VERY unclear installation process i dont know why mod authors NEVER upload a video with there mod showing a step by step
    1. FrawgyFreshOnions
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      It was pretty clear, my man.
    2. TommyC14
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      for the most part i guess, but its still very vague, what files do i have to choose to patch with this? just the Oblivion.exe? all the Steam.dll files too? or does patching the .exe include the .dlls?

      now i dont exactly think they "need" a video cuz some modders work from budget machines, but it does seem to be a thing where they think we already understand everything they do, so they explain nothing about the specifics about how this is used, just what its supposed to do

      there should definitely be a basic usage instructions on the page so the average user that knows nothing of PC operation has an idea what steps to take with the tool

      *for example*
      1 - download tool and unpack
      2 - open tool and hit the "patch or whatever button"
      3 - "files to select and patch 1 at a time, or all together to be patched, or just the .exe"
      4 - thats it! (or whatever other instructions they need to make it work, like launching it with Admin perms, if there is any)

      or at least i personally feel like that sort of small info saves the "average PC user" a looooooooot of headaches / frustration lol
    3. Aethenosity
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      Because a video is a LOT more work than just typing a description.
  2. trexawwm
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    I was receiving "couldn't open executable" when trying to open. So I downloaded Large Address Aware; ran it; added the file path; checked the box and hey presto. Sidenote: I'm running on a mac using wineskins so I had to add the winetrick dll "dotnet35" for it to work first. And of course it doesn't hurt to back up your oblivion files. Hope this helps
  3. sr383
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    Please note: There's no need to run this patch on GOG versions of the game, as it comes pre-patched.

    For those confused about where to put this, you don't "install" it, at all. (It shouldn't even be available as a "download to mod manager" option.)

    1. Download the file manually to wherever you typically download non-Oblivion files.
    2. Extract the file wherever you like. I'd just extract it to a folder in the Windows "Downloads" directory, because you'll probably be deleting it, soon.
    3. Double-click the 4gb patch.exe file. A User Account Control dialog should pop up, but we meant to launch this, so click OK.
    4. It should open to the game location by default (something ending in ..\Steam\steamapps\common\Oblivion). You're looking for the root folder, here (the one that has Oblivion.exe in it), NOT the Data subfolder.
    5. Select Oblivion.exe and click Open. You should see a dialog saying "Executable successfully patched!"
    6. Either close the window or click the Another File button.
    7. Launch 4gb patch.exe, again (or click the Another File button in the previous step), and select OblivionLauncher.exe.
    8. If you have the Construction Set installed, launch 4gb patch.exe a third time and select TESConstructionSet.exe.
    9. You're all done. You can close the 4gb patch and delete the archive you just downloaded.
    10. Run the game as normal.
    1. ApexKilo
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      May the nine divines bless you
    2. blackmasha
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      patching the launcher works, trying to patch the oblivion.exe doesn't work - couldn't open executable.

      I can cut/copy the exe file to another location, then the patching will work. however once I put the patched exe back into the game folder steam won't launch the game anymore, I get errors.
    3. Tyleroiel
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      Same as blackmasha

      *EDIT*
      Turns out oblivion.exe was still open in the back ground. Opened task manager and found it there, then End Process Tree. Tried again and it worked thought id edit the post if anyone is experiencing this issue
    4. wkdRmffhemqkseka
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      /Tyleroiel

      Wow that's really good information. I delivered this information to other user on Nexusmods.com. He was experiencing the same problem for Fallout 3
    5. MaxFalls
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      What if you use OBSE is it the same process?
    6. Demonifox
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      Thank you very much. This should be pinned or put in the actual description. My game was crashing at launch cuz I just hit "Install with NMM". Slightly misleading, but still a godsend of a mod.
  4. ghoste921
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    so you have to run oblivion as admin for oblivion to actually make use of 4gbs, however i get an error message everytime i run oblivion as admin, so i guess you cant?
  5. Noithosphere
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    i have windows 8.1 ( 64 bits ) and 2 gb ram , what i can do ???
    1. CarlosS4444
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      Check out this section in Description tab: For Windows Systems with Less than 4gb ram
    2. drttoldman
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      Wow! are you sure i don't think there are any win 8 computers with less than 4 gb specially 64bit . If your really going to mod games oblivion or anything else get a 64bit windows and save the money for 16gb of any ram that will work in your computer. 16 is the sweet spot for gaming. Later maybe a 4gb vid card look on ebay for that if you have a desk top. but the ram is essential.Also get MO 1 or 2 and start reading the step project to learn how to use it. But you need to study if your going to mod these old 32bit bethesda games. they were all designed for WinXP 32bit limited to 4 gb total memory and modding them uses the memory right up. Using ModOrganizer allows you more control over mods and also profiles so you can have more than one Oblivion going at the same time. That is very handy on shared puters and also trying major mods similar to DLCs or high res mods that are pretty then if they don't work you can dump them and clone your basic game. This may be confusing now but it will be clear in the future. Also MO works with all bethesda games and they all have a ton of hi res naked mods you can find. Also save at the beginning of any big quest. think of ctds as a part of the challenge of the game or go to modern 64bit games that have better memory management and work with modern pretty photo realistic graphics.
      BTW everybody most experienced gamers know this but if you don't save DPistelis this mod it works for all 32 bit games execs if you like legacy type games and helps on many memory intensive programs as well. Have fun
  6. nova_25
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    I must say, I'm a little confused as to 'what' exactly we can or should ''patch'' with this program ?

    By that I mean, you say to apply it to ''all .exe and .dll related to oblivion''... So, the question becomes ''ALL those related to Oblivion ?''
    Like, I have the BOSS program (with its own .exe and some .dll) and TES4LODGen.exe, there are also mods that have their own .dll ...things like 'MenuQue' and 'Oblivion_Stutter_Remover' also have some .dll

    So, yeah... All or ''All'' ? Some more details in the Description page and/or ReadMe would be helpful.

    (EDIT: Also, Version.dll cannot be patched ?)
    1. Oronodiane
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      Agree with this post. I am very new to modding and I'm confused about what I should be patching exactly.
      I can't install this as it is, since I don't truly understand it. I will try to find a video guide that gives more instruction.
    2. TheLoneWereWolf
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      From what i can tell, the main solution is to just point oblivion.exe with the program.
      It is meant to just be for adding the LAA tagging to oblivion's original files and nothing else.
    3. Oronodiane
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      Thanks for the response!
    4. JamariKastun
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      Well, obviously you patch all of the .dll and .exe files that come with Oblivion itself. As for OBSE... I have no idea. The read me could have been more clear in this regard but it's admitted within it that it was lacking.
  7. Clevon
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    Had problem with this program. Kept getting "Couldn't open executable" when I tried to patch Oblivion.exe. It would create a backup but the two files (the new one and the backup) were identical.
    I suspect the reason it doesn't work is because of Windows security, which is such a pain.
    Edit. Read this somewhere and it works.
    Spoiler:  
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    1. Maudley
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      Thank you so much. Also, this is hilarious.
    2. Clevon
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      Thanks. I got the one to keep and the one to discard backwards. Keep Oblivion.exe.backup.backup and rename it to Oblivion.exe. See the spoiler in my post above.
  8. CrabRaccoon69
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    why are the intructions on installing this mod so unclear? Not even a readme with the download. I have no clue what location to download this mod to. Mods been on here for 5 years and the creator never bothered to type out a decent set of instructions?
    EDIT: nvm found the read me. for some reason it dropped in a different folder than the rest of the download.
  9. Ashaz2
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    Help. I get a "Couldn't open executable" when i try to patch my oblivion.exe
    Now what do i do?
    I've got a fresh installation from the Steam deluxe version.
    1. dhamms
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      Did you ever find the solution? Im having the same issue
    2. CarlosS4444
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      Right-click on a file, choose properties and deselect "Read-Only", click OK.

      Also, make sure to not install games that you plan to mod inside Program Files directory (UAC issues).
    3. leonardo2
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      Scratch that...

      All I needed to do was to run the 4gb_patch.exe as an administrator.
    4. leonardo2
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      Just run the 4gb_patch.exe as an administrator by right clicking on it then select the "Run as an administrator" command.

      Also, this should really be mentioned in the description about how to apply the 4 Gb Patch (LAA) for the Oblivion.exe.
    5. baloney8sammich
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      I also got this error despite running it as Administrator. Ending the 'rundll32.exe' process allowed it to work.

      Rebooting would also work, presumably.
  10. androsynth
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    Oblivion runs much smoother now. Less stutter and much better framerate.