Levels & Mods:
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
 
 

This page presents plugins for the computer game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Oblivion mods require the original game to run. Some mods may require expansion packs or other mods to run (noted per mod).
Further details can be found in the readme file that is included with each plugin.

Categories:
Books
Fixes and tweaks


Books:

Black Horse Courier Home Delivery
By: Arjan Wardekker (Lord Gildor)
Type: Books, Tweaks
Version: 1.0
DOWNLOAD (4.51 kb)

After certain quests, the broadsheet "Black Horse Courier" publishes special local issues that are only available in certain towns and/or from certain people (and usually only immediately after the quest). This makes finding these issues rather difficult.
Considering that the Courier is a broadsheet that should be freely distributed to the people of Cyrodiil - not just the ones that happen to bump into a person who has a pile of those papers at the right time - this mod delivers the special issues to your home. In order to receive a copy by home delivery though, you will need to own a house (one from the standard game) in the town where the special issue is published. You can find your copy inside, right near the front door.

Screenshots:
Newspaper delivery in Bruma
Newspaper delivery in the Imperial City


Fixes and tweaks:

CM Partners Mark/Return Tweak
By: Arjan Wardekker (Lord Gildor)
Type: Tweaks
Version: 1.0
(Requires: CM Partners Mod v.1.4; is incorporated in later versions)
DOWNLOAD (27.4 kb)

Tweaks the Mark/Return system in CM Partners to use a "marker rat" rather than xyz coordinates to define the teleport location.
All partners now return to the same mark, even if they weren't present when it was set. The result is that you don't end up with companions returning to all over Cyrodiil and don't have to reset every time just to be sure everyone will end up in the same place (if you've set marks multiple times, for different groups of partners). Furthermore, new partners can no longer accidentally end up at location xyz=0,0,0 (i.e. mark location not yet set for that partner), wherever that may be. Initial mark location: IC Market District.

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Puny Goblins
By: Arjan Wardekker (Lord Gildor)
Type: Tweaks
Version: 1.0
DOWNLOAD (6.23 kb)

This plugin significantly reduces the hit points of most Goblins. These creatures look like fodder (both in appearance and in the way NPCs talk about them), but are in fact among the toughest opponents in the game. While this may be intentional, considering that this was the case in Morrowind as well, some may prefer fodder-type Goblins like in many other games. Two types of Goblin have specifically not been altered: those in the character generation dungeon, and those that appear in Arena combats. In these cases, the challenging nature is too important for the gaming experience.

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Selective Level Cap
By: Arjan Wardekker (Lord Gildor)
Type: Tweaks
Version: 1.0
DOWNLOAD (131 kb)

Many NPCs and creatures in Oblivion are scaled to the player's level. This keeps the game challenging, but also results in repetitiveness at high level. Weapon damage stops increasing beyond a certain point, while health still increases, and the player has fought the generic foes many times over. This results in longer, repetitive combat sequences, that do not really add any excitement or real challenge. Simply sliding the difficulty slider to 'easy' or capping everyone, however, removes much of the challenge as well. This mod selectively caps generic fodder, such as common bandits, undead, and daedra. It specifically does not cap bosses, named and quest-specific NPCs and creatures, and special varieties (e.g. black bow bandits, ahzklan trolls, tribal goblins, etc.). Therefore, it keeps non-capped levelled encounters in the game, but, at higher levels, reserves the challenging encounters for more specific situations.

Note: Because Oblivion saves levelling rules in the save game, this plugin only works when applied from start (i.e. starting a new game). Cleaning your old save game with a utility such as Wrye Bash may also work.

Screenshots:
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Licensing:
Published under the End User License Agreement for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Related Material:
Levels & Mods: Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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