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Oblivion Vanilla Enhanced 2017
Oblivion Vanilla Enhanced
An up to date, ENB compatible guide focused on improving Oblivion's visuals without drastically altering anything from its original appearance. This guide assumes that the user has Shivering Isles and KOTN installed, anyone that doesn't can just skip over the DLC related mods though. Oblivion Reloaded isn't included, but given its popularity I'm going to mention which mods to ignore if you want to use it with this modlist. Any mid to high range pc should be able to get very good performance using this guide. CPU matters most for Oblivion and using an i5 4670k @ 4.0 Ghz I generally get a solid 60 fps at 1440p. For the best results this is meant to be followed from top to bottom, though you can skip over any mods you don't like or replace them with an alternative if you want. If a mod adds or changes something you don't need, like a mod adding controller functionality when you use keyboard and mouse, then you obviously don't have to install it.
An up to date, ENB compatible guide focused on improving Oblivion's visuals without drastically altering anything from its original appearance. This guide assumes that the user has Shivering Isles and KOTN installed, anyone that doesn't can just skip over the DLC related mods though. Oblivion Reloaded isn't included, but given its popularity I'm going to mention which mods to ignore if you want to use it with this modlist. Any mid to high range pc should be able to get very good performance using this guide. CPU matters most for Oblivion and using an i5 4670k @ 4.0 Ghz I generally get a solid 60 fps at 1440p. For the best results this is meant to be followed from top to bottom, though you can skip over any mods you don't like or replace them with an alternative if you want. If a mod adds or changes something you don't need, like a mod adding controller functionality when you use keyboard and mouse, then you obviously don't have to install it.
Feel free to use the mod manager of your choice while going through the guide, but I'm going to assume that the user is installing everything manually and will only mention using a mod manager when it's necessary. Before starting, it's a good idea to install the game outside of the Program Files folder so you don't have to deal with any UAC issues. As you follow the guide, unless I say otherwise you should just download the main file and extract the mod to the appropriate directory, overwriting anything that was already there. Any optional files or updates you download should be installed after the main file. 7zip is a good program for dealing with zip files if you don't already have one.
Feel free to use the mod manager of your choice while going through the guide, but I'm going to assume that the user is installing everything manually and will only mention using a mod manager when it's necessary. Before starting, it's a good idea to install the game outside of the Program Files folder so you don't have to deal with any UAC issues. As you follow the guide, unless I say otherwise you should just download the main file and extract the mod to the appropriate directory, overwriting anything that was already there. Any optional files or updates you download should be installed after the main file. 7-Zip is a good program for dealing with zip files if you don't already have one. You can load up your game at pretty much any point in the guide to see how things look, just do the first 3 steps in the Bashed Patch section first. The 3rd step involving BSA Redirection only needs to be done once, but the others should be repeated if your load order changes.
For those who may be interested, I've also made a short gameplay enhancement guide based around Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul (OOO). Despite being a gameplay overhaul, OOO also includes some visual modifications of its own. So to keep the two guides compatible I'll also make note of the mods you can ignore that would be redundant when using OOO.
For those who may be interested, I've also made a short gameplay enhancement guide based around Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul (OOO). Despite being a gameplay overhaul, OOO also includes some visual modifications of its own. So to keep the two guides compatible I'll also make note of the mods you can ignore that would be redundant when using OOO.
Click here for screenshots with and without ENB
Screenshots with and without ENB
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Changelog
Changelog
March 20, 2017 - Initial Release
Suggested Video Options
Suggested Video Options
Brightness: 50%
Brightness: 50%
Texture Size: Large
Texture Size: Large
Tree Fade: 100%
Tree Fade: 100%
Actor Fade: 100%
Actor Fade: 100%
Item Fade: 100%
Item Fade: 100%
Object Fade: 100%
Object Fade: 100%
View Distance: 100%
View Distance: 100%
Grass Distance: 100%
Grass Distance: 100%
Distant Land: On
Distant Land: On
Distant Buildings: On
Distant Buildings: On
Distant Trees: On
Distant Trees: On
Int. Shadows: 10
Int. Shadows: 10
Ext. Shadows: 10
Ext. Shadows: 10
Self Shadows: Off
Self Shadows: Off
Shadows on Grass: Off
Shadows on Grass: Off
Tree Canopy Shadows: On
Tree Canopy Shadows: On
Shadow Filtering: High
Shadow Filtering: High
Specular Distance: 100%
Specular Distance: 100%
HDR Lighting: On
HDR Lighting: On
Bloom Lighting: Off
Bloom Lighting: Off
Water Detail: High
Water Detail: High
Water Reflections: On
Water Reflections: On
Water Ripples: Off
Water Ripples: Off
Window Reflections: On
Window Reflections: On
Blood Decals: On
Blood Decals: On
Distant Land: On
Distant Land: On
Anti-aliasing: Off
Anti-aliasing: Off
Under Gameplay options, I would also suggest turning off "Save on Travel" as it has been known to cause problems. You may want to install an Autosaver mod from the Nexus instead.
Under Gameplay options, I would also suggest turning off "Save on Travel" as it has been known to cause problems. You may want to install an Autosaver mod from the Nexus instead.
Tools
Tools
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
BOSS Used to automatically sort the load order of your plugins. Download "BOSS.Archive.7z" and extract the files to a new folder. Rename the folder "BOSS" and move it to your main Oblivion directory. You'll run the program with BOSS.exe.
BOSS Used to automatically sort the load order of your plugins. Download "BOSS.Archive.7z" and extract the files to a new folder. Rename the folder "BOSS" and move it to your main Oblivion directory. You'll run the program with BOSS.exe.
Wrye Bash Mod manager that is also used for creating the Bashed Patch. Download "Wrye Bash 306 Standalone Executable" near the bottom of the page and extract the Mopy folder to your main Oblivion directory. When you open Wrye Bash for the first time, right-click the top bar and uncheck "Lock Load Order".
Wrye Bash Mod manager that is also used for creating the Bashed Patch. Download "Wrye Bash 306 Standalone Executable" near the bottom of the page and extract the Mopy folder to your main Oblivion directory. When you open Wrye Bash for the first time, right-click the top bar and uncheck "Lock Load Order".
TES4LODGen Used for generating distant LOD objects. Download the main file and extract the exe to your main Oblivion directory. You should rerun this program anytime you change your load order.
TES4LODGen Used for generating distant LOD objects. Download the main file and extract the exe to your main Oblivion directory. You should rerun this program anytime you change your load order.
Landscape LOD generator tes4ll-v5 Used for generating distant LOD meshes and normal/color maps. Download "Landscape LOD generator 5_03" at the bottom of the page and extract the files into your Oblivion\Data folder. Rerun this program anytime you download a mod that changes the landscape.
Landscape LOD generator tes4ll-v5 Used for generating distant LOD meshes and normal/color maps. Download "Landscape LOD generator 5_03" at the bottom of the page and extract the files into your Oblivion\Data folder. Rerun this program anytime you download a mod that changes the landscape.
Multi Purpose GUI A GUI for running tes4ll. Download the main file and run the setup.exe. I would suggest installing the program at Oblivion\Data\ini\tes4ll for ease of use. You don't need to install the templates.
Multi Purpose GUI A GUI for running tes4ll. Download mpgui_1_22 from the old files and run the setup.exe. I would suggest installing the program at Oblivion\Data\ini\tes4ll for ease of use. You don't need to install the templates.
4GB Patch Allows users with a 64-bit(x64) operating system to use more memory when running Oblivion. Don't use this if you are on a 32-bit(x86) OS or if you're unsure. Run the program and select your Oblivion.exe file.
4GB Patch Allows users with a 64-bit(x64) operating system to use more memory when running Oblivion. Don't use this if you are on a 32-bit(x86) OS or if you're unsure. Run the program and select your Oblivion.exe file.
OBSE Oblivion Script Extender adds new scripting functionality to Oblivion and is a requirement for many mods. Download obse_0021.zip and obse_loader.zip at the top, and extract to your main Oblivion directory in that order.
OBSE Oblivion Script Extender adds new scripting functionality to Oblivion and is a requirement for many mods. Download obse_0021.zip and obse_loader.zip at the top, and extract to your main Oblivion directory in that order.
MoreHeap Supposedly makes Oblivion more stable. Download and extract the dll file to your main Oblivion directory. Run the game once and you should see a "MoreHeap.ini" show up in your Oblivion directory. Open the file and change both values to 768, save and close.
Oblivion mod manager Very simple mod manager for anyone not using Wrye Bash to install mods. If you are using Wrye Bash then there's no need to install this. Download the full manual version and extract to your main Oblivion directory.
Oblivion mod manager Very simple mod manager for anyone not using Wrye Bash to install mods. If you are using Wrye Bash then there's no need to install this. Download the full manual version and extract to your main Oblivion directory.
OBSE Mods & Unofficial Patches
OBSE Mods & Patches
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
EngineBugFixes Fixes bugs, as you may have guessed from the name. Extract main file to Oblivion directory. Find the EngineBugFixes.ini, open and set all the patches at the bottom to 0.
EngineBugFixes Fixes bugs, as you may have guessed from the name. Extract main file to Oblivion directory. Find the EngineBugFixes.ini, open and set everything in the [Patch] section to 0.
Oblivion Graphics Extender Oblivion Reloaded's predecessor. Obviously you want to skip this one if you are using Oblivion Reloaded. We'll be downloading the core-retro version and using it solely for better quality water reflections. Download "OBGE Core - Retro 3-0-0" from the Old Versions and extract only the OBGEv2.dll to your OBSE\Plugins folder. Run the game once to create an OBGE.ini in your \Documents\My Games\Oblivion folder which we'll configure later on.
Oblivion Graphics Extender Oblivion Reloaded's predecessor. Obviously you want to skip this one if you are using Oblivion Reloaded. We'll be downloading the core-retro version and using it solely for better quality water reflections. Download "OBGE Core - Retro 3-0-0" from the old files and extract only the OBGEv2.dll to your OBSE\Plugins folder. Run the game once to create an OBGE.ini in your Documents\My Games\Oblivion folder which we'll configure later on.
Oblivion Stutter Remover Prevents or mitigates a number of issues related to stuttering and framerates, and can reduce the frequency of stutter related crashes. Download "OSR_4-1-37" and extract the Data file to your Oblivion directory. Open the sr_Oblivion_Stutter_Remover.ini and make the following changes: bReplaceHeap = 1, fMaximumFPS = 60, iHeapSize = 768. You can change max fps to anything you want.
Oblivion Stutter Remover Prevents or mitigates a number of issues related to stuttering and framerates, and can reduce the frequency of stutter related crashes. Download "OSR_4-1-37" and extract the Data file to your Oblivion directory. Open the sr_Oblivion_Stutter_Remover.ini and make the following changes: bReplaceHeap = 1, fMaximumFPS = 60, iHeapAlgorithm = 3, iHeapSize = 768. You can change max fps to anything below 60 if you want.
OneTweak You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded. Borderless windowed mode and no crashing when you Alt+Tab. Extract the OneTweak.dll and OneTweak.ini to your OBSE\Plugins folder.
OneTweak You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded. Borderless windowed mode and no crashing when you Alt+Tab. Extract the OneTweak.dll and OneTweak.ini to your OBSE\Plugins folder.
Unofficial Oblivion Patch Fixes lots of stuff. Download and extract the Unofficial Oblivion Patch main file to your Oblivion\Data directory.
SkyBSA An OBSE DLL that forces Oblivion to handle BSAs and loose files the same way that Skyrim does. Extract to your OBSE\Plugins folder.
Unofficial Oblivion Patch Fixes lots of stuff. Download and extract the Unofficial Oblivion Patch main file to your Oblivion\Data directory. Delete the "UOP Vampire Aging & Face Fix.esp", which isn't necessary while using a bashed patch.
Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch Fixes lots of stuff in SI. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch Fixes lots of stuff in SI. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Unofficial Oblivion DLC Patches Fixes lots of stuff in the DLC plugins. Download and extract, you should only use the esps for the DLC that you have installed.
Unofficial Oblivion DLC Patches Fixes lots of stuff in the DLC plugins. Download and extract, you should only use the esps for the DLC that you have installed.
Base Texture Packs
Name Description Installation
Really Textured Normal Maps for Vanilla Improved normal maps for better visuals on nearly everything in the game. Download and extract all three files. Either exclude or delete the normal maps from "Oblivion\Data\Textures\trees\branches" as they can cause flickering tree trunks. If you are planning to use OOO Shivering Isles, then you should also exclude/delete the "weapons" and "armor" files from the "RTNM Shivering Isles Fixed" archive as they can cause visual issues with Dark Seducer/Golden Saint armor.
Qarl's Texture Pack III Redimized High resolution texture replacement for nearly everything in Cyrodiil. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
QTP3 UOP350 Compatibility Patch Compatibility patch for QTP3 and UOP. Download the patch from the optional files section and extract to the appropriate directory.
Bomret's Texture Pack for Shivering Isles High resolution texture replacement for nearly everything in the Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
User Interface
User Interface
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
DarNified UI The quintessential UI mod for Oblivion. Download the optional 7z archive and extract the fonts, menus, meshes and textures to Oblivion\Data. If you want to get rid of quest journal entry popups then look in the custom_files folder, extract the "empty.xml" and rename it to "quest_added.xml" then move it to Oblivion\Menus\generic and overwrite the original file. You can find the configuration file for DarN at "menus\prefabs\darn\hudmainmenu_config.xml". You may want to try turning the compass frame off to make the HUD a little cleaner. There are some required font changes that have to be made in Oblivion.ini after installing, otherwise your font will look messed up. We'll take care of that in the INI Tweaks section below.
DarNified UI The quintessential UI mod for Oblivion. Download the optional 7z archive and extract the fonts, menus, meshes and textures to Oblivion\Data. If you want to get rid of quest journal entry popups then look in the custom_files folder, extract the "empty.xml" and rename it to "quest_added.xml" then move it to Oblivion\Menus\generic and overwrite the original file. You can find the configuration file for DarN at "menus\prefabs\darn\hudmainmenu_config.xml". You may want to try turning the compass frame off to make the HUD a little cleaner. There are some required font changes that have to be made in Oblivion.ini after installing, otherwise your font will look messed up. We'll take care of that in the INI Tweaks section below.
Color Map Mod zipversion Colorful world map for Cyrodiil. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. OMOD version is here for those using a mod manager.
Color Map Mod zipversion Colorful world map for Cyrodiil. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. OMOD version is here for those using a mod manager.
Coloured Enemy Health Red Makes the enemy health bar above the crosshair change from default - red depending on how much health the enemy has left. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Coloured Enemy Health Red Makes the enemy health bar above the crosshair change from default - red depending on how much health the enemy has left. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
DenockArrowToo Denock a readied arrow by pressing the ready weapon key. If you plan to use archery at all then this is a must-have mod. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
DenockArrowToo Denock a readied arrow by pressing the ready weapon key. If you plan to use archery at all then this is a must-have mod. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Dot Crosshair Changes the large vanilla crosshair to a dot for better immersion. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Dot Crosshair Changes the large vanilla crosshair to a dot for better immersion. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
FOV Modifier You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded. Changes your FOV. I use 80, but most people seem to like 90 for 16:9. 75 is the default FOV for Oblivion. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
FOV Modifier You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded. Changes your FOV. I use 80, but most people seem to like 90 for 16:9. 75 is the default FOV for Oblivion. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Morths Local Map This mod colorizes the local map similar to using the ini edit bLocalMapShader=0, but it lets the background shine through for unexplored/inaccessible areas and still has a bit of the vanilla "hand drawn map" appearance. This is the first of a few mods that you need to install with a mod manager. Personally, I found Oblivion mod manager to be the easiest one to work with. Here's a tutorial if you need some help using it. Select "No" for the DarkUIified map background option.
Morths Local Map This mod colorizes the local map similar to using the ini edit bLocalMapShader=0, but it lets the background shine through for unexplored/inaccessible areas and still has a bit of the vanilla "hand drawn map" appearance. This is the first of a few mods that you need to install with a mod manager. Personally, I found Oblivion mod manager to be the easiest one to work with. Here's a tutorial if you need some help using it. Select "No" for the DarkUIified map background option.
nONatees colored Shivering Isles map Colored world map for the Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. I use the "visually_divided" folder.
nONatees colored Shivering Isles map Colorful world map for the Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. I use the "visually_divided" folder.
Spell Deletion A mod that lets you delete spells by pressing delete, who would have guessed? Unlike other spell deletion mods, instead of just hiding your removed spell this one renames it as well, which lets you reuse the original name if it was a spell you made yourself or lets you repurchase the spell if it was one that you bought from a merchant. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Spell Deletion Remove unwanted spells by pressing the delete key. Unlike other spell deletion mods, instead of just hiding your removed spell this one renames it as well, which lets you reuse the original name if it was a spell you made yourself or lets you repurchase the spell if it was one that you bought from a merchant. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Spell Icon Replace 1 Final You can skip this mod if you're using OOO. Replaces many spell/effect icons with recolored or new graphics. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Toggleable Quantity Prompt - Updated With this mod, you can auto-confirm the quantity prompt ("How many?") and confirmation prompt that you get when an item or spell is transacted (moving/buying/selling/dropping). The end result being that your shopping trips go by much, much faster than they did before. Download and extract the "01 Main" folder to Oblivion\Data. In the TQP.ini, I changed "set aveTQP.iDefaultAction" to 1 so that one item will be auto-confirmed when I click, but you can set it up as you wish. The ini has details on the different settings.
Toggleable Quantity Prompt - Updated With this mod, you can auto-confirm the quantity prompt ("How many?") and confirmation prompt that you get when an item or spell is transacted (moving/buying/selling/dropping). The end result being that your shopping trips go by much, much faster than they did before. Download and extract the "01 Main" folder to Oblivion\Data. In the TQP.ini, I changed "set aveTQP.iDefaultAction" to 1 so that one item will be auto-confirmed when I click, but you can set it up as you wish. The ini has details on the different settings.
Oblivirim - Xbox 360 Controls For Oblivion Preset JoyToKey and Xpadder profiles for those wanting to use a controller with Oblivion. I use Xpadder, but JoyToKey should work just as well. You'll need to set up either Xpadder or JoyToKey to use these obviously, which goes outside the scope of this guide. If you do some googling you should be able to find what you need.
Oblivirim - Xbox 360 Controls For Oblivion Preset JoyToKey and Xpadder profiles for those wanting to use a controller with Oblivion. I use Xpadder, but JoyToKey should work just as well. You'll need to set up either Xpadder or JoyToKey to use these obviously, which goes outside the scope of this guide. If you do some googling you should be able to find what you need.
UI Controls for Oblivion (UICO) Makes the navigation and control of Oblivion's user interface a lot more intuitive when using a controller, similar to how Oblivion runs on the Xbox 360 version. See here for details on how the mod works. Open the main file archive and extract the contents of the "UI_DarN_Base" folder to your Oblivion\Data directory.
UI Controls for Oblivion (UICO) Makes the navigation and control of Oblivion's user interface a lot more intuitive when using a controller, similar to how Oblivion runs on the Xbox 360 version. See here for details on how the mod works. Open the main file archive and extract the contents of the "[00 DarN]" folder to your Oblivion\Data directory.
INI Tweaks
INI Tweaks
You can find your ini files in "Documents\My Games\Oblivion".
You can find your ini files in "Documents\My Games\Oblivion".
Oblivion.ini
Oblivion.ini
[General]
[General]
uGridDistantTreeRange=25
uGridDistantTreeRange=25
More distant trees for better visuals, lowers fps slightly.
More distant trees for better visuals, lowers fps slightly.
[General]
[General]
SMainMenuMovie=
SMainMenuMovie=
SMainMenuMovieIntro=
SMainMenuMovieIntro=
SIntroSequence=
SIntroSequence=
Disables intro videos.
Disables intro videos.
[Display]
[Display]
fLightLOD2=6000
fLightLOD2=6000
fLightLOD1=4000
fLightLOD1=4000
See light sources from further away, no noticeable fps cost.
See light sources from further away, no noticeable fps cost.
[Display]
[Display]
iShadowMapResolution=1024
iShadowMapResolution=1024
Better looking shadows, no noticeable fps cost.
Better looking shadows, no noticeable fps cost.
[Display]
[Display]
bAllow30Shaders=1
bAllow30Shaders=1
This tweak is only needed by ENB users. Open RendererInfo.txt in your Oblivion.ini directory and find the line that says "3.0 Shaders". If it says yes next to it, then you should use this tweak. If it says no then leave it as is, note that you may experience some minor visual glitches if you use an ENB though.
This tweak is only needed by ENB users. Open RendererInfo.txt in your Oblivion.ini directory and find the line that says "3.0 Shaders". If it says yes next to it, then you should use this tweak. If it says no then leave it as is, note that you may experience some minor visual glitches if you use an ENB though.
[Controls]
[Controls]
bUse Joystick=0
bUse Joystick=0
Prevents some issues if you're using a controller with Oblivion.
Prevents some issues if you're using a controller with Oblivion.
[Water]
[Water]
bUseWaterReflectionsTrees=1
bUseWaterReflectionsTrees=1
Better water reflections, no noticeable fps loss.
Better water reflections, no noticeable fps loss.
[Interface]
[Interface]
fDlgFocus=3.0000
fDlgFocus=3.0000
Less zoomed-in camera when talking to NPCs.
Less zoomed-in camera when talking to NPCs.
[GamePlay]
[GamePlay]
bSaveOnInteriorExteriorSwitch=0
bSaveOnInteriorExteriorSwitch=0
No autosave when entering a new area, prevents corrupted savegames and crash to desktop.
No autosave when entering a new area, prevents corrupted savegames and crash to desktop.
[Font]
[Font]
SFontFile_2=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_14.fnt
SFontFile_2=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_14.fnt
SFontFile_3=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_16.fnt
SFontFile_3=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_16.fnt
SFontFile_4=Data\Fonts\DarN_Oblivion_28.fnt
SFontFile_4=Data\Fonts\DarN_Oblivion_28.fnt
Required changes for DarNified UI.
Required changes for DarNified UI.
[SpeedTree]
[SpeedTree]
bForceFullLOD=1
bForceFullLOD=1
If set to 1 uses full level of detail for trees, making them appear slightly better at the cost of a small fps drop.
Makes trees appear more smoothly upon loading a cell with little impact on overall framerate.
[Grass]
[Grass]
iMinGrassSize=120
iMinGrassSize=120
Better performance with no noticeable loss of grass.
Much better performance in some areas with only a small loss of grass.
[Grass]
[Grass]
fGrassEndDistance=8200
fGrassEndDistance=8192
fGrassStartFadeDistance=7200
fGrassStartFadeDistance=7192
Max distance grass.
Max distance grass.
[Archive]
[Archive]
SInvalidationFile=
SInvalidationFile=
For BSA redirection.
For BSA redirection - handled in the Bashed Patch section.
OBGE.ini
OBGE.ini
[DepthBuffer]
[DepthBuffer]
bUseDepthBuffer=0
bUseDepthBuffer=0
bUseRAWZfix=0
bUseRAWZfix=0
[Effects]
[Effects]
bUseEffectList=0
bUseEffectList=0
[ScreenBuffers]
[ScreenBuffers]
iReflectionMapSize=2048
iReflectionMapSize=2048
This setting controls the resolution of water reflections.
This setting controls the resolution of water reflections, it can have a noticeable effect on fps around water. Try 1024 if you're using a weaker PC.
[Serialization]
[Serialization]
bSaveData=0
bSaveData=0
bLoadData=0
bLoadData=0
Base Texture Packs
Name Description Installation
Oblivion Upscaled Textures (OUT) AI upscaled texture replacement for nearly everything in Cyrodiil. Download and extract the contents of "kart_OUT_default" to your Oblivion/Data directory.
Do NOT overwrite any files! SKIP when asked!
Shivering Isles Upscaled Textures (SIUT) AI upscaled texture replacement for nearly everything in SI. Download and extract "kart_SIUT_default" to your Oblivion/Data directory.
Do NOT overwrite any files! SKIP when asked!
DLC Upscaled Textures (DLCUT) AI upscaled texture replacement for nearly everything in the DLC. Download and extract "kart_DLCUT_4x" to your Oblivion/Data directory if you use any DLC other than SI and KOTN.
Do NOT overwrite any files! SKIP when asked!
Download and extract "kart_KNUT_4x" to your Oblivion/Data directory if you use the KOTN DLC.
Do NOT overwrite any files! SKIP when asked!
Really Textured Normal Maps for Vanilla Improved normal maps for better visuals on nearly everything in the game. Download and extract all three files. Either exclude or delete the normal maps from "Oblivion\Data\Textures\trees\branches" as they can cause flickering tree trunks. If you are planning to use OOO Shivering Isles, then you should also exclude/delete the "weapons" and "armor" files from the "RTNM Shivering Isles Fixed" archive as they can cause visual issues with Dark Seducer/Golden Saint armor. Exclude/delete "data\textures\architecture\city\mania\windowblissilum_N.DDS" from the SI pack as well.
Qarl's Texture Pack III Redimized High resolution texture replacement for nearly everything in Cyrodiil. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
QTP3 UOP350 Compatibility Patch Compatibility patch for QTP3 and UOP. Download the patch from the optional files section and extract to the appropriate directory.
Bomret's Texture Pack for Shivering Isles High resolution texture replacement for nearly everything in the Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Architecture, Dungeons & Landscape
Architecture, Dungeons & Landscape
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
Arena HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Arena HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Arena Redone HD Another HD Arena mod that deviates further away from vanilla Oblivion with its visuals. I only use the new mesh and textures for the Basin of Renewal, which Arena HD didn't change. Download and extract the following mesh and textures from the main file, then add them to the appropriate directories:
Arena Redone HD Another HD Arena mod that deviates further away from vanilla Oblivion with its visuals. I only use the new mesh and textures for the Basin of Renewal, which Arena HD didn't change. Download and extract the following mesh and textures from the main file, then add them to the appropriate directories:
"01 UOP Patch [Optional]\meshes\architecture\arena\bloodworkscistern01.nif"
"01 UOP Patch [Optional]\meshes\architecture\arena\bloodworkscistern01.nif"
The textures from "00 Core [2K]\textures\architecture\arena" that begin with "bloodwork" or "circularfloor" - 8 in total
The textures from "00 Core [2K]\textures\architecture\arena" that begin with "bloodwork" or "circularfloor" - 8 in total
The textures from "00 Core [2K]\textures\architecture\arena\ArenaRedone\bloodworks" that begin with "cistern" - also 8 in total
The textures from "00 Core [2K]\textures\architecture\arena\ArenaRedone\bloodworks" that begin with "cistern" - also 8 in total
Better Chapel Altars High resolution textures. Download and extract the main file, then the optional file to the appropriate directory.
Better Chapel Altars High resolution textures. Download and extract the main file, then the optional file to the appropriate directory.
Bettys Sewer Textures High resolution textures. Download the "BettysSewerTextures" main file and the update and extract them to the appropriate directory.
Bettys Sewer Textures High resolution textures. Download the "BettysSewerTextures" main file and the update and extract them to the appropriate directory.
Caves retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract the 2k version to the appropriate directory.
Cloud Ruler Temple HD High resolution textures. Download and extract the main file and the update to the appropriate directory.
Cloud Ruler Temple HD High resolution textures. Download and extract the main file and the update to the appropriate directory.
Detailed Terrain High resolution textures. Download the main file, the update, and the Shivering Isles optional file. Install all three with Oblivion mod manager. Install the update after the other downloads and OBMM will keep asking you if you want to overwrite files, hold CTRL and click "yes" to get through the prompts.
Detailed Terrain High resolution textures. Download the main file, the update, and the Shivering Isles optional file. Install all three with Oblivion mod manager. Install the update after the other downloads and OBMM will keep asking you if you want to overwrite files, hold CTRL and click "yes" to get through the prompts. After installing this you may still get flickering blood textures on the ground. If you do and it bothers you enough to want to fix it, you can either delete Textures\landscape\default.dds & Textures\landscape\default_n.dds or disable blood decals in your Oblivion.ini (fDecalLifetime=0.0000, iMaxDecalsPerFrame=0).
Evandars Snow Texture Replacer High resolution textures. Download and extract only the two palepass ice textures from "dungeons\misc" to the appropriate directory.
Evandars Snow Texture Replacer High resolution textures. Download and extract only the two palepass ice textures from "dungeons\misc" to the appropriate directory.
Farm fence retexture and UV maps High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Farm fence retexture and UV maps High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Gecko's Ayleid Ruins Textures V2 High resolution textures. Download and extract the Parallax main file to the appropriate directory.
Gecko's Ayleid Ruins Textures V2 High resolution textures. Download and extract the Parallax main file to the appropriate directory. Exclude/delete the following meshes from "Meshes\Dungeons\AyleidRuins\Exterior":
arbridge01.nif, arbridge02.nif, arbridge03.nif, arbridge04.nif
Gecko's Fort Interior Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Gecko's Fort Interior Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Gecko's Imperial Dungeon Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Gecko's Imperial Dungeon Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
High Fantasy Cyrodiil Caves High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Hi-Res Road Texture - QTP3 Replacement High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Hi-Res Road Texture - QTP3 Replacement High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
HiRez Architecture- Daedric Shrines High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
HiRez Architecture- Daedric Shrines High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Signs High resolution textures. Download the "ImprovedSignsComplete" main file and extract to the appropriate directory. Delete/exclude the esp, you don't need it.
Improved Signs High resolution textures. Download the "ImprovedSignsComplete" main file and extract to the appropriate directory. Delete/exclude the esp, you don't need it.
Kvatch HD High resolution textures. Download and extract both the main file and the update to the appropriate directory.
Kvatch HD High resolution textures. Download and extract both the main file and the update to the appropriate directory.
Oblivion Realm HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Oblivion Realm HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Rocks retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract the 2k version to the appropriate directory.
Rocks retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract the 2k version to the appropriate directory.
Statues HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Statues HD High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Flora & Water
Flora & Water
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
AliveWaters You can skip this mod if you're using OOO. Adds more stuff underwater so it isn't so barren. You only need the assets, no esps. Download and extract to the appropriate directory, exclude/delete the esps.
AliveWaters You can skip this mod if you're using OOO. Adds more stuff underwater so it isn't so barren. You only need the assets, no esps. Download and extract to the appropriate directory, exclude/delete the esps.
Alive Waters Updated You can skip this mod if you're using OOO. Fixed esp for AliveWaters. Download the "Alive Waters No Fish" main file and extract the esp to Oblivion\Data.
Alive Waters Updated You can skip this mod if you're using OOO. Fixed esp for AliveWaters. Download the "Alive Waters No Fish" main file and extract the esp to Oblivion\Data.
Better Nirnroot - Hi-Res High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Better Nirnroot - Hi-Res High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Enhanced Vegetation Better LOD billboards for trees, and the option to make all trees/shrubs and their shadows 25-50% larger. My screenshots and videos were made using the 150% plugin and I definitely recommend using that one even though it can cause some minor visual issues. Download only the "Enhanced Vegetation - Plugins v1dot1" main file and extract the esp of your choice from the "timescale 30" folder.
Enhanced Vegetation Better LOD billboards for trees, and the option to make all trees/shrubs and their shadows 25-50% larger. My screenshots and videos were made using the 150% plugin and I definitely recommend using that one even though it can cause some minor visual issues. Download only the "Enhanced Vegetation - Plugins v1dot1" main file and extract the esp of your choice from the "timescale 30" folder.
Enhanced Vegetation - Darker trunks version Adjusts the textures from Enhanced Vegetation so that they're not so bright and look better in game. Download the "Normal Res textures" main file and extract to the appropriate directory.
Enhanced Vegetation - Darker trunks version Adjusts the textures from Enhanced Vegetation so that they're not so bright and look better in game. Download the "Normal Res textures" main file and extract to the appropriate directory.
Enhanced Vegetation - Shivering Isles Adjusts Shivering Isles tree shadows/billboards for those using Enhanced Vegetation 125% or 150%. Download and extract the plugin of your choice to Oblivion\Data.
Enhanced Vegetation - Shivering Isles Adjusts Shivering Isles tree shadows/billboards for those using Enhanced Vegetation 125% or 150%. Download and extract the plugin of your choice to Oblivion\Data.
Enhanced Water v20 You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking water. Download and extract the HD esp to Oblivion\Data.
Enhanced Water v20 You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking water. Download and extract the HD esp to Oblivion\Data.
Enhanced Water v20 HD - SI Addon You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking water for Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Enhanced Water v20 HD - SI Addon You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking water for Shivering Isles. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
foaming falls High resolution textures. Download and extract the textures folder to Oblivion\Data.
Tree Bark HD Reduced High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Tree Bark HD Reduced High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Doors and Flora High resolution textures. Download both main files and extract to the appropriate directory. Make sure the update is extracted last.
Improved Doors and Flora High resolution textures. Download both main files and extract to the appropriate directory. Make sure the update is extracted last.
Improved Fruits Vegetables and Meats High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. Same as before, make sure you get the update.
Improved Fruits Vegetables and Meats High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. Same as before, make sure you get the update.
Improved Trees and Flora High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Trees and Flora High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Trees and Flora 2 High resolution textures. Download all three files and extract "Improved Trees and Flora 2" then "ITF2Update" then "ITFBark2012" to the Oblivion\Data directory.
Improved Trees and Flora 2 High resolution textures. Download all three files and extract "Improved Trees and Flora 2" then "ITF2Update" then "ITFBark2012" to the Oblivion\Data directory.
Luna's Ironwood Nut Retex High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mandrake retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mandrake retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
New shadows for trees High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
New shadows for trees High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Real Lava You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking lava. Download the "Real Lava 1_3" main file and extract to Oblivion\Data.
Real Lava You can skip this mod if you're using Oblivion Reloaded's water. Better looking lava. Download the "Real Lava 1_3" main file and extract to Oblivion\Data.
Smooth Grass Better looking/more colorful grass. Download whichever main file you prefer and extract the new textures to Data\Textures\Plants.
Character Improvements
Character Improvements
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
Beautiful Arena Spectator Beautiful may be a bit of an overstatement, but they're better off than they were before. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Beautiful Arena Spectator Beautiful may be a bit of an overstatement, but they're better off than they were before. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Elaborate Eyes Simplified High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Elaborate Eyes Simplified High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Emperors Face Redone Fix Patrick Stewart's dopey face. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Emperors Face Redone Fix Patrick Stewart's dopey face. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
IAFT Improved Argonian Facial Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract the highres folder to the appropriate directory.
IAFT Improved Argonian Facial Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract the highres folder to the appropriate directory.
IFT Improved Facial Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
IFT Improved Facial Textures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Lifelike Eye Normalmaps High resolution textures. Download and extract the "Lifelike Eyes Vanilla" main file to the appropriate directory.
Lifelike Eye Normalmaps High resolution textures. Download and extract the "Lifelike Eyes Vanilla" main file to the appropriate directory.
Natural Faces High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Natural Faces High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Weapons, Armor & Clothing
Weapons, Armor & Clothing
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
Weapon Improvement Project High resolution textures. You don't need the esp. Download and extract all of the meshes/textures except for the following to the appropriate directories:
Weapon Improvement Project High resolution textures. You don't need the esp. Download and extract all of the meshes/textures except for the following to the appropriate directories:
Exclude/delete "Meshes\Weapons\Ebony\Dagger.nif"
Exclude/delete "Meshes\Weapons\Ebony\Dagger.nif"
Exclude/delete all of the meshes from "Meshes\Weapons\Iron" NOT ending with "Rusty" or "Fine" - 7 total
Exclude/delete all of the meshes from "Meshes\Weapons\Iron" NOT ending with "Rusty" or "Fine" - 7 total
Exclude/delete the "Meshes\Weapons\Steel" folder
Exclude/delete the "Meshes\Weapons\Steel" folder
Improved Amulets and Rings High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Amulets and Rings High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Initial Glow Redux Removes the persistent glow from enchanted items, so your nice new textures aren't covered up. Download and extract only the "Initial Glow Redux.esp" to Oblivion\Data.
Initial Glow Redux Removes the persistent glow from enchanted items, so your nice new textures aren't covered up. Download and extract only the "Initial Glow Redux.esp" to Oblivion\Data.
Insanity's Improved Armoury Compilation 1.21 FINAL High resolution textures. Meant to be downloaded from here, but the website has some issue with its downloads so I put a mirror up instead. Download and extract the "00 Core Files" folder, then the "02 Alternate Glass - Darker Green" folder to Oblivion\Data.
Insanity's Improved Armoury Compilation 1.21 FINAL
Mirror 1
Mirror 2 High resolution textures. The main website has some issue with its downloads, so I put a few mirrors up. Download and extract the "00 Core Files" folder, then the "02 Alternate Glass - Darker Green" folder to Oblivion\Data.
Madness Armor and Weapons Retex High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Madness Armor and Weapons Retex High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Amber Armor High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Amber Armor High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Recoloured Underwear Better looking underwear, good for OOO users since Seducer enemies fight you in their undies. Download and extract the Black textures to the appropriate directory.
Recoloured Underwear Better looking underwear, good for OOO users since Seducer enemies fight you in their undies. Download and extract the Black textures to the appropriate directory.
Visually Improved Staffs High resolution textures. Download the main file and extract all the folders.
Visually Improved Staffs High resolution textures. Download the main file and extract all the folders.
Visually Improved Staffs for OOO Only for OOO users. High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Visually Improved Staffs for OOO Only for OOO users. High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Animals & Creatures
Animals & Creatures
Name Description Installation
Name Description Installation
Akatosh Retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Akatosh Retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Animals High resolution textures. Download High res parts 1 and 2 and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Animals High resolution textures. Download High res parts 1 and 2 and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Creatures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Creatures High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Ghosts and Goblins High resolution textures. Download and extract the Meshes and Textures to Oblivion\Data.
Mythic Ghosts and Goblins High resolution textures. Download and extract the Meshes and Textures to Oblivion\Data.
Mythic Madness High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Mythic Madness High resolution textures. Download and extract t
Improved Flame Atronachs High resolution textures. Ignore the "optional flame replacer" file. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved Storm Atronachs High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory. This time, make sure to also get the optional file "optional SharperShock texture".
Realistic Horse Eyes High resolution textures. Download and extract the "Standard\V2 with MipMaps\textures" folder to the appropriate directory.
Slaughterfish Retexture High resolution textures. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Weather & Environment
Name Description Installation
Autumn Trees Falling leaves added to some of the trees in northern Cyrodiil. Download and extract the esp, textures and the "1_LOW_FREQUENCY" meshes from the "LEAF_FREQUENCY_VARIATIONS" folder to the appropriate directory.
Better window enviromental map Improves the reflection on windows and materials like silver or glass. Download only the optional file and extract it to the appropriate directory.
Dousing The Flames This simple mod will "douse" the eternal fires at Kvatch, Bruma Mages Guild and around oblivion gates when you finish their respective quest lines. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Falling Stars Shooting stars that appear on nights with clear weather. Download and extract to the appropriate directory.
Natural Environments Improves vanilla weather and adds birds and insects to the environment. Download and extract the following files to Oblivion\Data:
the "Meshes" and "Sound" folders
Natural_Habitat_by_Max_Tael.esp
"NaturalEnvironments" and "Sky" from the Textures folder, make sure not to install the menu folders
Improved Fires and Flames High resolution textures. Download the "Improved Fires and Flames" main file and the optional file and extract to the appropriate directory.
Improved LightBeam Better lightbeams. The meshes seem to be buggy and caused my hands to disappear while standing in the beam, so we'll only grab t