Thinking of an Oblivion Install

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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby Symon » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:31 pm

I'd say the game DOES require a lot of work to make it worth playing. Having said that, if you can summon the enthusiasm to do all that, you then have an excellent game (though I still prefer a fully tricked-out Morrowind).
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby fleet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Comparing Oblivion with Morrowind doesn't help me, since I haven't played it.
I'm not going to download a bunch of stuff unless absolutely necessary to get the game to run.
Let's start with something simple. Should I download the official patch or the unofficial patch to fix the bugs and glitches?
Why? I like big ones, that's why.
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby Jac » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Try it out, Fleet. If you like it, you can read up on installing mods. If you don't like it, then don't worry about it. :shades:
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby neildarkstar » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:29 pm

The answer to your patch question is "yes". If your Oblivion is stand-alone without Knights of the Nine or Shivering Isles, it will likely not be compatible with the UOP. That being said, installing the official patch should bring your version in line. The Unofficial Patch only works with v1.2.0.416 and may not be compatible with older or newer versions.

So, install the official patch, then the unofficial patch.

I think Jac's advice is a good idea. Try it as is, then if you like it, think about adding mods. The bugs you might notice aren't generally all that noticeable in normal play. Things like removing paint brushes from your inventory and having them hang in empty air wherever you put them. I know a guy who used paint brushes to climb the White Tower... Other bugs are weights that are absurd or inconsistent, some vampire feeding issues on occasion, floating rocks or trees, doors that are always locked and that sort of thing.
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby fleet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Okay, I've downloaded and installed two official patches, and two unofficial patches. I have some more work to do on my remake of a visual novel, but when I get that finished I'll give the game some playing time. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby neildarkstar » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:40 am

Hmm... Just one thing... You should have only one official patch. If you don't have Shivering Isles. it should be the latest Official Oblivion patch. If you do have Shivering Isles, then you should just have the Official Shivering Isles patch, as it includes everything that was done in the Oblivion patch as far as I know. Likewise, you should use only one Unofficial Oblivion Patch. I don't know what patches you have, but check them closely before install. :)
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby Symon » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:27 pm

...and for completeness, the GotY edition is already fully patched.
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby fleet » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:29 pm

Symon wrote:...and for completeness, the GotY edition is already fully patched.


I don't have that edition. :sad:
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby Jac » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:10 pm

fleet wrote: I don't have that edition. :sad:

If you like the game, Fleet, I may just send you ours. :biggrin:
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Re: Thinking of an Oblivion Install

Postby fleet » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:51 pm

I've installed the official patches, so now the game is at v1.2.0416. I've installed the unofficial patches up to and including 3.4.1

Question: Can I use a "no CD-fix", or am I stuck with using the disc in my CD/DVD drive?
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