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I am planning on starting to play TES4:Oblivion tomorrow finally after owning it for at least 2 years and I need a recommended mod list to improve on the game.

What I am looking for is texture packs to update the graphics and make it look all pretty.

for any other mod recommendations please just post the mod and say what it does.

Thanks.
-Bob

P.S. I am getting off to go to bed so I won't respond tonight.
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post #2 of 14
Qarls Texture Pack is what I use along with a few others. I would recommend not modding it to much for a first play through.
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post #3 of 14
I'm going to list only the basic mods to get an improved baseline experience since there are tonnes of mods which may or may not be to everyone's taste.

For the first playthrough

DarNified UI
Color Map Mod
Quiet Feet
Quarl's Texture Pack


For second playthrough

Deadly Reflex
Midas Magic
Retroactive Health
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
I'm going to list only the basic mods to get an improved baseline experience since there are tonnes of mods which may or may not be to everyone's taste.

For the first playthrough

DarNified UI
Color Map Mod
Quiet Feet
Quarl's Texture Pack
This. Any other mods like environment realism or whatever are good too
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post #5 of 14
Head over to TESNEXUs.com and go at it tiger.

On there, download the Oblivion Mod Manager (OMOD)
Install the OMOD version of Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul
Install Unique Landscapes
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
I'm going to list only the basic mods to get an improved baseline experience since there are tonnes of mods which may or may not be to everyone's taste.

For the first playthrough

DarNified UI
Color Map Mod
Quiet Feet
Quarl's Texture Pack
I agree. Except for quiet feet because I've never tried it and I don't know what it does (makes people even more oblivious to you when you sneak around?).

Then install stuff as you want it, when you feel something's not right or missing.
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post #7 of 14
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Thanks, any other recommendations will be appreciated.
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No Psychic Guards.. normally a guard across the city can detect if you steal something, this removes that. I can't remember how close they have to be now but it's much better.
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post #9 of 14
For first time I like:
*darnified ui
*300 combat sounds (much better than default)
*Illuminated Interiors (ambience from outside)
*wandering npcs (extra npcs)
*"guard alert remover"
*natural weather (ambience)
*natural environments/habitats
all add a lot of immersion, no play changes or imbalance.

I forgot *unofficial patch as well which does fix some things.
Edited by P3c4h2 - 6/20/11 at 6:24pm
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I based my install on this flowchart, but lot of these are outdated, so after I researched more, I ended up updating or replacing around a half of these. For example, in addition to the Unofficial patch, install the Unoffical patch supplements, and the Qarl's Texture Pack should be the "redimized" version. A lot of the big mods (OOO and MMM) have incorporated some of the smaller ones.

My number one advice is: download and use OBMM and BASH. They help tremendously.
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