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So I bought Oblivion over the summer sale like many people, and just got around to starting it. The problem is, I can't get past the character creation. Every time I start in my cell the game instantly crashes. It has an auto-save in the cell, but if I try to load it it crashes, and making a new character just repeats the same. I have uninstalled and re-installed twice, verified the game cache, updated drivers and codecs, etc. and don't know what the problem could be. I tried googling around and saw other people were having similar problems, but couldn't find any way to fix it for me. If anyone has any ideas or tips I would really appreciate it, I have a massive urge to play it right now, haha. Let me know if there is any more info you might need. Thanks again.
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So I bought Oblivion over the summer sale like many people, and just got around to starting it. The problem is, I can't get past the character creation. Every time I start in my cell the game instantly crashes. It has an auto-save in the cell, but if I try to load it it crashes, and making a new character just repeats the same. I have uninstalled and re-installed twice, verified the game cache, updated drivers and codecs, etc. and don't know what the problem could be. I tried googling around and saw other people were having similar problems, but couldn't find any way to fix it for me. If anyone has any ideas or tips I would really appreciate it, I have a massive urge to play it right now, haha. Let me know if there is any more info you might need. Thanks again.
If u got it on steam don't worry, they'll patch it soon provided others have problems.
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I found threads from 2010 with people having the same problems, so I don't really feel like just sitting back and hoping Steam allows me to play the game I paid for. There's gotta be someway to fix it :/
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I found threads from 2010 with people having the same problems, so I don't really feel like just sitting back and hoping Steam allows me to play the game I paid for. There's gotta be someway to fix it :/
I owned oblivion nonsteam. But I'm sure I can find something to help you out. Gimme a sec, I'll figure this one.
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this is what i found that might work

Try setting Oblivion.exe to Windows XP Service Pack 3 compatibility mode

Oblivion Script Extender (OBSE): Install the latest version and the following plugins for it...

FastExit2: Replaces Oblivion's buggy on-exit code. This cures the infamous crash on exit and drops you to the Desktop in a couple of seconds rather than suffering up to several minutes of Page File thrashing.
Oblivion Stutter Remover (OSR): Smooths out framerates and can also replace Oblivion's buggy heap (memory) manager. I've been using the Borland FastMM4 heap (supplied with OSR) for months now, and I have very few crashes.
Oblivion Crash Prevention System (OCPS): Replaces Oblivion's useless error-handling code, which just forces a fatal crash instead of trying to recover from the error. OCPS traps and recovers from most crash situations. All you hear is a beep that indicates a crash has been prevented.

Try another GPU driver.

delete your Oblivion.ini file

disable UAC.

some background programs can causes crashes.

try disabling sound card.
Edited by Jindaman - 8/9/11 at 12:30am
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Try starting the game without steam. Do you know how to do that. If not, go into program files x86, steam, steamapps, common, oblivion, right click and run as administrator and see what happens. I had issues with it on windows 7, the only problems I had though were it would lockup on exit.
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Yeah I've tried running it from the launcher in folder, but same effect. I will try your tips Jinda, thanks a lot for the help so far guys.
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I had this problem the very first time I played it, and that was with the normal retail version when it came out. If I remember correctly a GFX driver update fixed it. Also, what graphical settings are you running it at?? I know you have a beefy card, but I think I also adjusted that too!
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Yeah I've tried running it from the launcher in folder, but same effect. I will try your tips Jinda, thanks a lot for the help so far guys.
Well, if all else fails try manually installing the latest patch. And have fun, that game alone literally stole 587 hours of my life.

Friendly advice:

Uesp.net,

Any questions u have they got the answer.
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Really sux mate, Oblivion is probably my fav game ever, I'm going to try find a fix for you.

Also you MUST install the new graphics (texture upgrade) mods, makes it look 1 billion times better, just re-does all the textures so it looks pretty.

If you need any help installing the mods when you get it going I will be more than happy to talk you through it step by step, it's very simple.

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