7th December 2003
It has been a while since I play Oblivion, so I'd like to give it another try. I haven't kept up with the development of mods for that game though, so which mods are must-have?
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Should this be in the Oblivion section?
Sorry, just couldn't pass up the chance to question an admin's move. :) I think you should get, Armamantarium. It adds a whole lot of new weapons shield and armours. Also 'Hentai Mania' which modifies several ayleid ruins to serve as boss dungeons. It adds new weapons and female accessories/clothes/armours. And also brings the "Horadric cube" system into oblivion.
Plus there were these weapon mods that add high res race weapons. e.g. High res Nordic style blades and swords. High res wood elf bows and arrows. These weapons have bonuses when used by the parent race. Nord using nord blades. I think the mod is called real swords or something.
7th December 2003
Hm, I thought for some reason that the Oblivion section had been merged with General Gaming a while ago.
But thanks for the suggestions, I'll try those mods :)
18th November 2004
If you're still interested in vanilla Oblivion, the Unofficial Oblivion Patch ties up a lot of loose ends (read: bugs) that Bethesda left behind and never officially patched, and as for mods, there's always Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.
I can't link to many mods without breaking the rules. But Open Cities 3.2.4 Download, The Elder Scrolls 4 Modifications, Qarl's Texture Pack 3 1.0 Download, The Elder Scrolls 4 Modifications and Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul 1.3 Download, The Elder Scrolls 4 Modifications are good mods.
Qarl's Texture Pack 3(1.0) and the patch. It's a sizable 1.4ish gigs, but it makes the game look LOADS better.
OOO 1.3 has been mentioned, but it's definitely needed. It's hard for beginning characters, though.
Book Jackets Oblivion adds a detailed book jacket to every single book in the game; makes it more realistic.
Elven Map Redux 2.0 is a mod that makes the map in-game different colors, according to climate, region, and the map markers are different. Definitely better than plain light tan.
Alive Waters makes the water have different types of seaweed, fish, shipwrecks and treasure scattered throughout the oceans and rivers.
Clocks of Cyrodil adds clock towers to every town, some houses, different buildings to show in-game time without breaking immersion by opening up the map and looking yourself.
Of course you need all the DLC and Shivering Isles.
The Unofficial patch is mentioned. It fixes various crashes, texture and mesh problems throughout the game that the developers missed, it's a must have.
Illumination Within makes the windows of buildings light up and shed light on objects outside, more immersion.
ImpeREAL City, Unique Districts makes all the districts of the Imperial seem to have larger, grander buildings, instead of the small buildings you see.
ImpeREAL Empire, Castles and Forts. Castles makes all the castles in all the cities much larger to look like real castles. The Forts mod adds various Imperial Forts along the roads of Cyrodil.
Natural Environments 2.1 Adds more grass, trees, shrubs, fills out the trees, makes it seem more foresty than it was in the Vanilla game. Again, for immersion. It also changes the weather and water in the game.
Unique Landscapes adds many different environments into the game that you could explore, this also fleshes out the land, makes it seem like the land between the cities is more lived in than before, pathways, towers, farmhouses.
Real Lights makes the static lighting from fixed lights in the game cast less of a light threshold, they flicker, it makes them more realistic.
Fatality cam simply allows you to see what happens immediately after you die. Unique Landscapes has been mentioned, but is a must have. RAEVWD allows you to see more objects from a distance. It is an FPS hit, but I didn't find it an extreme one, and I think it makes the game look much better. Enhanced Water is exactly like it sounds in the title, and really does look great. Elsweyr: Deserts of Annequina adds the province of Elsweyr to Tamriel. Less Annoying Magic Experience changes the magic system to be, well, less annoying. Denock arrow lets you put back an arrow you've drawn when you change your mind about shooting it. Better Oblivion Sorting Software is a must have to sort your load order. All Natural combines different weather and atmosphere changes (Real Lights has been mentioned) and lets you choose which ones you wish to use. Darnified UI changes the UI, fonts, and HUD, etc.
No one recommended 'Deadly reflex' ? And also the book mods are pretty okay, good time killers.