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A detailed but easy to understand user guide for Oblivion Reloaded. Also includes tips for Oblivion.ini tweaking. Downloads include my Oblivion Reloaded ini files and a template for easily installing Extreme Game Boost.

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Oblivion Reloaded is a fantastic mod that is unfortunately confusing to many modders, myself included. This guide hopefully will resolve some of that confusion.

Summary:

-Make sure you have OBSE, DirectX 9.0, and Visual C++ 2015 libraries installed.
-Create an account and download Oblivion Reloaded 6.5 or 6.4.1 from tesreloaded.com.
-Unpack the archive and delete the Characters and Creatures folders from the Meshes folder. Delete any other files for features you won't use (read below).
-Set in-game settings and make Oblivion.ini adjustments that you want, but do not necessarily make the recommended changes found at tesreloaded.com! (again, please read below)
-Repackage the archive and port into Wrye Bash. Install after DarNified UI, if you're using it.
-Download my presets from the Files section of this page and install them or replace the default ini files manually. Or at the very least, open /Oblivion/Data/OBSE/Plugins/OblivionReloaded.ini and disable EquipmentMode and MountedCombat (i.e., set Enabled=0).
-Enable OblivionReloaded.esp in Wrye Bash or another mod manager and sort load order using BOSS.
-Restart your computer to clear caches.
-Open Oblivion via obse_loader.exe or through Steam if using Steam. The bottom left corner (6.4.1) or bottom center (6.5) should display the Oblivion version installed.

Overview:

First question to ask: What exactly does Oblivion Reloaded do? Part of the confusion is that Oblivion is really a suite of disparate features. These features can be divided into a few groups:

-A set of shaders and other graphical enhancements that grew out of an older project called Oblivion Graphics Extender, or OBGE. These are certainly the most sought-after features of Oblivion Reloaded.
-A few stability enhancements, namely Memory Purger and a Framerate Manager. A Memory Manager was added for version 6.4.
-Several different gameplay adjustments.

So the next question to answer is, what do you want? For most people the answer is definitely yes to the first, possibly yes to the second. The third set of features are a matter of taste.

Unpacking, investigating, and repacking Oblivion Reloaded:

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Installing Oblivion Reloaded pt. 1:

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Oblivion.ini Tweaks:

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Installing Oblivion Reloaded pt. 2:

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OblivionReloaded.ini settings:

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Using Oblivion Reloaded with ENB:

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Experimental: Using Extreme Game Boost:

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