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This is a full update to SirFrederik's Oblivion XP mod. It fixes numerous bugs and takes advantage of some of the functions available in the newer versions of Oblivion Script Extender. This version offers significant performance improvements over the previous versions.

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Oblivion XP Update

Version 4.5

Oblivion XP Update is a full update to SirFrederik's Oblivion XP mod. It has several bug fixes and script optimizations that utilize the new features and functions available in the newer versions of Oblivion Script Extender. This version offers significant performance improvements over the previous versions.

This is a complete self-contained package. It does not require the original Oblivion XP - everything is included in this update. This is being released as an upgrade to the original Oblivion XP mod because the changes are quite extensive and with most of the scripts being completely rewritten. In fact, once most of the code was converted to event handlers, very little of the original code remains.


For those unfamiliar with Oblivion XP, it is a levelling system replacement. The Oblivion levelling system is based on skill use to improve the skills themselves and their associated attributes. However, for many players this has turned out to be a tedious exercise that forced them to use skills that did not fit their roleplaying experience in order to improve certain attributes. It also required a certain degree of "micromanagement" if you wished to get the maximum attribute bonuses when you increased in level.

Oblivion XP aims to change all that. It brings the experience point reward system to Oblivion. You gain experience points for performing a variety of actions, including completing quests, killing monsters, picking locks or discovering new locations. When you accumulate enough experience points, you will gain a new level. Upon gaining the new level, you spend points to increase your attributes and skills. You no longer improve your skills by using them. You earn experience points by action and spend an allotted number of points on skills and attributes to improve them, anyway you wish, when you level-up.

SirFrederik is the original author of this mod. He devised the mathematical formulae that control the number of points you need to level and the number of experience points you receive for various actions. The system he designed is complete and operates as a balanced and comprehensive unit. I will not be altering any of this underlying logic. He also made Oblivion XP extremely customizable through settings in the ini file so that this system would work with a variety of playing styles.

You do not need to start a new character to use Oblivion XP. It will run an initialization process when you first load the mod with an existing character.

Important Notes

Oblivion XP 4.2.0+ requires OBSE 21 Beta 3 or above. shadeMe has added a custom event handler that allows major performance improvements over the previous versions. It also requires MenuQue version 15 or newer.

See the readme file (Oblivion XP Readme.pdf) in the download for the installation instructions, a full description of all the changes and other important notes.

NOTE: do not change the bInstantLevelUp setting in the Oblivion ini file. Leave it set to 0. Oblivion XP will control the parameter as needed.

Oblivion Script Extender (OBSE) v21 or higher
MenuQue version 15 or higher

Other Languages

As of version 4.1.9, translating Oblivion XP is as simple as translating the ObXP_strings.xml file. See the readme for full details.
Just download the translation package and copy the ObXP_strings.xml file to your Data\Menus\Strings directory.

Translations Available

  • Italian by FatalIllusion
  • Japanese by nkyhiro
  • French by Sita. Updated by Gameruper. Sita also translated the new initialization line.
  • Simplified Chinese by dantebelmondo
  • German by Klaus. Vikke translated the new initialization line.
  • Russian by Chai Pei
  • Hungarian by Morghean
  • Polish by clockworkcity. Updated by sabbath91, who also translated the new initialization line.
  • Spanish by koppito14k

Full French Translation

Sita has done a full French translation of Oblivion XP 4.3.2 that includes all the documentation. It's available here. Sita is in the process of translating version 4.5, which is the latest version.


Please post in the comments section here.

Change Log

See the Oblivion XP Readme.pdf for the full change log.


I wouldn't be able to do this alone! Thanks to:
  • Bethesda for creating Oblivion.
  • SirFrederik for creating Oblivion XP.
  • Tejon for some hints and a sample script to fix the summoned creature bug.
  • Javert93 for his help in analyzing, testing and fixing the miscellaneous stats bug.
  • Kyoma for his help in fixing the miscellaneous stats bug. Also for his help with the menus. Kyoma completely overhauled the menus for version 4.2.3. I really can’t thank you enough, dude.
  • TheNiceOne for his help in demystifying Oblivion XML and the Darnified UI.
  • Phitt for his suggestions on the new skill cost progression. Also for his help in testing.
  • Amadaun, Klaus, samuro_, Tatts4Life, FatalIllusion, Trademark, Ysne58, Blandings and numerous others for their help in testing.
  • shadeMe for adding the quest completion event handler to OBSE. Also for the Construction Set Extender which makes creating mods so much easier.
  • saebel for awarding assassination XP in SDR and for his help in sorting out the poison script.
  • forli for the progress bar update fix.
  • Milotek for helping to sort out the poison kill script.
  • forli, Leonardo, Milotek, PuzzleFord, lefenger and Wolfheart for their help in testing 4.3.x.
  • DavidJCobb for his help in making Oblivion XP compatible with Northern UI.
  • LHammonds for the Readme Generator that the readme file was based on.


Contact me and obtain my permission before re-packaging any part of this mod. This file may not be uploaded to other sites without my permission. If I do not respond within 4 weeks, feel free to do whatever you like with this mod.

I can be contacted on here on the Nexus Forums.

SirFrederik's original license terms: Please do not use any part of this mod without asking for permission first – contact me on BGsForums or send an e-mail to [email address removed]. If I haven't responded within 4 weeks, you may assume I agree to your request.