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  1. Emma
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    Mod of the month March 2015!

     

    Children of Cyrodiil






    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyPOGWJrBgg


     

     

    Something has always been missing in Cyrodiil. Where have all the children gone? 

    Well, now they are back!

     

    Approx 90 children of various races and ages are roaming the streets of Cyrodiil towns, several babies are sleeping in their cradles, and you will also find that a new generation is on its way, as some female npcs actually are pregnant.

    All the children are fully voiced (around 1300 voice entries), fully scheduled and living with their own families. Many of them have siblings, best friends, hobbies, pets, horses, chores to do over the day etc. In other words, each one of them is unique, which you will find if you spend some time looking at their behaviour, talking to them or listening to them talking to each other or to other npcs.

     

    You'll find the children in or outside the towns during daytime, playing on the streets, in the parks or maybe at one of the playgrounds. In the evenings and nights, they'll be home with their parents. 

    You can interact with the children, talk to them, ask them about their thoughts, play games with them or offer them simple gifts that you can buy in many of the stores.

    You can not harm them, and you are not supposed to. As Cyrodiil is a dangerous world, all kids have their own amulet of instant teleporting that they will use if you injure them.

     

    Compatibility notes:

     


    OCO2 character overhaul: Fully compatible, the children races will not be affected. However, the optional file "HGEC Texture compatibility add-on" will miscolor the hands and feet of the children. To my knowledge, no other available textures will cause any issues.
     
    Better cities: No severe side-effects during testing, however some of the playgrounds are affected, and a patch might be made later on.
     
    Open cities: We haven't really tested this, but I expect that a patch will be requested
     
     
    Some further notes:
     
    - The animations that are making the children so lively are by Uumpa, and they are motion capture animations. This means that they don't have a normal collision. Therefore, the children might occasionally do their animations into statics. I have asked experienced animators for advice, but have learnt that there is not much I can do about this. So, the side-effect of the lively and active kids is that you might from time to time see them do animations into statics or even into other npcs. I hope this won't be too immersion-breaking.
     
    - There are only two voice-sets used for this mod. Both are made by my own children. The boy's voice was actually recorded for Children of Morrowind, and as the boy is now a young man, he hasn't been able to add anything further. Therefore, the girls have a lot more dialog than the boys.
    When I made Children of Morrowind, I used voices from many children of members of the community. In return I promised to ensure that nothing would "happen" to the kids - no kids being killed, no abusement in screenshots etc. 
    With the wide range of mods available for Oblivion, it would be much harder to make the same promise today. Therefore, I have choosen to only use the voices of my own children, who are old enough to ensure me that they are fine with it. 
    The quality of the voice recording may vary, as many of them were made long ago. I have tried to edit them as well as possible, and I still felt that the genuin small-girl voice that my daughter used at the age of 5 added so much that I kept the files in spite of the not-so-high technical quality.
     
    1. Emma
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      Thanks to PhilippePetain, there is now a patch for Open Cities Reborn available. You'll find it in the section for optional files.
    2. Emma
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      Version 1.1 is now available, with the following improvements:

      - Now compatible also with Nushka's HGEC textures for OCO2
      - Clothing meshes have been reworked and some kids are wearing necklaces/amulets in order to get rid of visible neckseams
      - A few additional voice files have been added
    3. lecarnaciernocturne
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      This mod is very awesome fantastic work well done ^^
    4. skyrimlover1212
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      emma what hair mod is the blonds hair from ps plz make a mod that lets us adopt kids
    5. Emma
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      I believe it's either from Ren or a Corean hair.

      If I was to make any children adoptable, it would only work with girls, and not the smallest ones. I don't have voice-files enough for the boys.
    6. TruthseekerD
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      Much better than Skyrim's children, thanks for this.????????
  2. Gordodefezes
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    Why can´t we kill them?
    1. ForemostCrab7
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      You must be new to Bethesda games, Children are never kill-able unless you specificaly mod that in, and since Oblivion does not have kids by default, more likely than not, no one has made a mod for that since that would be a mod for a mod that most would probably not even think/know of.
    2. TariCalaelen
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      they are voice by his own kids O_O why would he let you kill them?
  3. TariCalaelen
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    I love this mod. It's great, It's wonderfull. Yes the children mic could have been better, but it does not matter in the long run. Children voiced by children, with great custom animations and big variety of speech? All races and gender? Seriously skyrim could have learn a bit from this work of art! Thanks for it!
  4. Derpypryo2
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    Odd question, but can you pick up/spawn one of the babies in and carry it around? Like Children of Morrowind?
  5. Ghostcapi
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    GREAT work...

    I love It...

    Congratulations...

    Thank you.
  6. yabay1
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    Today rolled on the floor laughing:
    An adult seriously says: "We all talking about emperors murder, blah-blah..."
    And the child responds: "Who cares?"
    "Do you think what happened to Kvatch could happen here?"
    "Cool!"
  7. DeathSlayer42099
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    This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you berry much.
  8. Shalarean
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    Hi Emma,

    I really love your mod! I've been wondering, how many adoptable children are there? I've been going through and trying to "collect" them all, and I've found 20.

    Thanks so much!
    Best,
    Shea
    1. digitvlbxth2001
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      there are adoptable children in this mod?
    2. TheRomans
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      no, none adoptable
  9. T3alrose
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    I gotta say that you've made lots of awesome stuff for Oblivion, I really think that Children of Cyrodiil has brought life into Oblivion. I'm just letting you know that I've created an add-on for this mod called Orphans of Cyrodiil
    It adds even more children which you are able to adopt and it's also inspired by the Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim. I'm also looking for volunteers who can provide me with voice acting for the boys regarding the adoption quest.

    Keep up the awesome work!
    1. digitvlbxth2001
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      if you don't mind me asking, has the file for your mod been uploaded anywhere else?
  10. Carcuser
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    Great mod with a great presentation video! Since I installed it, the game feels much more alive. Thank you for making it.

    The only thing is that I had to remove the script that takes away all weapons and knocks you down permanently to really enjoy it. I was roleplaying a character who has a grudge against the guards. While I was fighting Hieronimux Lex when we crossed paths, I accidentally hit a child with an arrow. I hated having to fight carefully. Making them only essential was enough as I don't intend to harm them. I even created a little brother for my character to give him a motivation other than greed or poverty to become a thief.

    Again, thank you for making this mod. It makes the game more charming than it already was. I'm endorsing this as soon as possible.
  11. DarkKRaziel
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    Oh man, the video was so funny. This is some of the most epic and big mods I've seen, and so needed, I'll try and see how it goes. Thanks!
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