The fourth installment in Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls series, where the player takes on the role of the Champion of Cyrodiil against the forces of Mehrunes Dagon, Daedra Lord of Destruction.

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Can I get rid of my unwieldy keychain now that I have the Skeleton key?

My larcenous Dark Elf has just received the Skeleton Key from Nocturnal and now I'm wondering if there is any point to keeping my enormous (100+) collection of keys around. Are there any situations ...
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Why is Umbra's damage 10 instead of 28?

I just reached level 20 as a sneaky destruction dark Elf and immediately decided to head to Clavicus Vile's shrine to obtain Umbra. From several sources I gather that Umbra's base damage is supposed ...
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How do I get the Cuirass of the Crusader back?

I completed the Knights of the Nine quest in TES IV: Oblivion, and got all the relics. I use them as my armor all the time. A while back I got arrested and the Cuirass disappeared. I gave up on ...
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How do I prevent freezes or FPS drops when in combat?

I have tried different settings in the game but nothing solves the problem. The game runs perfectly at high settings when I'm not in combat but when I fight with more than 2 enemies, the game no ...
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Getting attributes bonuses +5/+5/+5 in Elder scrolls oblivion

I have just completed the recommended quests for the Mages Guild to get accepted into the Arcane University. Now, I think it's time to work on leveling up the mage class character that I have. I'm ...
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Do the inventories of NPCs respawn with new goodies after you've pickpocketed them? [closed]

If you pickpocket a named NPC in Skyrim, stealing their gold and jewelry, will that NPC ever get new gold and jewelry for you to steal again? Also, the same question for the same situation in ...
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Who or what is Mystara?

In TES IV: Oblivion, beggars will occasionally say "Blessings of [one of the Nine Divines] upon ye" after you have conversed with them. They will also occasionally say "Blessings of Mystara upon ye". ...
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How do the 'Corrode / Disintegrate Armor' spells work on creatures?

I was wondering if it's worth it to cast spells with the 'Corrode / Disintegrate Armor' magical effect on creatures. Do those spells have any effect on creatures which don't have armor? What about ...
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How are both Jyggalag and Peryite the Daedric Prince of order?

I've played Skyrim through several times (as a good guy and a bad guy) and while I'm waiting for the next game, I decided to play Oblivion. I'm really impressed with the continuity between the two ...
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How do I fix mesh overlap?

I installed FCOM and QTP3 (in that order, with renaming files). However, some old meshes seem to overlap with the new ones: Extra points on how to move the three food/thirst/sleep bars.
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Is there a spell that can be added to a bow that allows instant death on stealth attacks

I'm thinking of starting a new game in the last 3 Elder Scrolls games and thinking of doing something like an assassin this time round. I would rather do the whole assassin thing properly and get my ...
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Stop enemies dropping items on death

Enemies often drop equipped weapons, shields and torches when they die, which often results in the player having to search a large area full of tall grass or the items falling through the floor and ...
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Level up after maxing out character's attributes

I've maxed out my character's attributes, but still have a few levels' worth of major skill points to earn. When I try to level up, I get a message saying perfection cannot be improved upon, no level ...
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How many items is it safe to store in a single container?

While dumping my loot in a non-respawning chest in my home, I noticed some items disappeared from the chest. I assumed they would return once I'd taken some of the items from the chest, but even after ...
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Remove (custom) spells from character

One's magic book can get awfully busy if one buys all available spells and/or make your own. Can one remove spells that have become unwanted for one reason or another? I'm particularly interested in ...
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Which creatures can follow you through or otherwise open doors?

I would love to know which creatures can follow you through a door. I could test this myself, but as I only have access to a console version doing so would be arduous, to say the least. Bonus ...
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Only the Elderscrolls.com and Exit buttons are enabled on the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launcher

When I launch the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion via Steam I get this launcher come up, but the Play button is disabled. What could be causing this? It works fine on my laptop. Both machines are running ...
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Can NPCs or non/semi-aquatic creatures (no 'Water Breathing' ability) drown?

Note: This question is about TES IV: Oblivion, not Skyrim. Can NPCs or non/semi-aquatic creatures (no 'Water Breathing' ability) drown? (Aquatic creatures have 'Water Breathing' as an ability.) ...
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Why do rechargers sometimes not offer their services?

Oblivion has a number of NPCs who can charge weapons, for example Ita Rienus. However, sometimes when I talk to them the recharge option is not available. Why is this?
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How can I find my allegedly stabeled horse?

I'm playing Oblivion on the Xbox 360 (so no console). There is a common problem when it comes to locating your horse after wandering around yourself, which is usually solved by fast-travelling to any ...
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Will I miss out on any opportunities by procrastinating?

In Oblivion, there's a clearly defined calendar, with roughly one game minute passing for every two seconds of real time. My question is this: do any events happen at specific dates and times, and is ...
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How do I form the biggest baddest party in Oblivion?

I've restarted a game of Oblivion, and when escorting Martin and Jauffre from Weynon Priory, noticed I now actually have 2 essential (knocked unconscious instead of dieing) followers. I added the ...
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What happens if you go to Kvatch before beginning the main quest-line?

I don't want to start a new game, but I was wondering what the state of the town was. Is it already under attack from the Daedra?
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How to clone an npc character's face/body as your own?

Is there a way to get a formula or set of parameters for a random npc's physical appearance? Say I want to make my character's face look like Martin or Jeoffry or a Mythic Dawn Acolyte I just slain, ...
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Steam download - skip most of the content?

I had oblivion on a disc for a long time. I recently moved and lost the disc. So I decided I'd buy it on steam so I never have this problem again. Well now I'm on really poor internet, and am looking ...
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How can I make the city guards fight each other?

I just completed the quest Aid for Bruma. I am trying to think of a way to make the guards in Bruma fight each other. Apparently the guards from each city will unite against the player when I slash ...
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Which Oblivion house will give me the fastest time from fast travel to chests?

Pretty straightforward question. Of all the Oblivion houses available to me, which is going to give me the shortest time from when I fast travel to when I have at least 3 safe chests? Right now I'm ...
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What set of opening character parameters will give the easiest max level without accidental levels?

I would like to build an Oblivion character that has perfect leveling with a 5/5/1 (if possible, but if the 5/5/5 is easier I'll go for that), as I like to increase luck too. What is a build that will ...
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Why doesn't my killing trigger the Dark Brotherhood questline?

I've wandered into some dungeon and encountered some necromancers or bandits. I killed some with sneak attack by bow and some turned hostile and they rush to me and I killed them directly. When I ...
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Does Sneak Attack count power attack?

The wiki said "Sneak attacks do not "combine" with power attacks: you will only get the sneak bonus. (Otherwise, you would get an 18x damage modifier, which is enough to kill just about anything in ...
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Which specialization, Magic or Stealth, can give a stealth assassin better advantage in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion?

In Oblivion, when you create a custom class, you need to choose a specialization from Combat/Magic/Stealth. I saw a website recommend Magic for a stealth assassin. How does that give a stealth player ...
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Are there alternate ways of opening the console in Oblivion

I recently began playing Oblivion again, after a long hiatus. I'm doing so on my MacBook Pro, in a Parallels Windows Server 2008 VM (6 GB of RAM). The MacBook itself is the late 2011 17" Pro model, ...
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Can I keep my skinned dog out of danger?

In the Shivering Isles Expansion for Oblivion, you get a quest called Ushnar's Terror, as a reward you get his skinned dog. Is their a way to keep the dog and essentially trap it in your house so It ...
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How do I add character requirements for factions or guilds?

Is it possible to add character requirements to joining a faction or path, and therefore cause a character to be unable to join, say, the Mages Guild, or the Thieves Guild? For example, I don't like ...
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Should I play oblivion before I start playing Skyrim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Skyrim's story related to the previous Elder Scrolls games? Are Oblivion and Skyrim related? If they are, should I play Oblivion before playing Skyrim?
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How do I raise Mysticism when it's too low to cast spells?

Every mysticism spell I've come across requires at least a 25 in the skill in order to be used; however, my mysticism is only 12. I'd like to be able to create a minor spell for training up the ...
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Why am I dying when I go outside?

I admittedly haven't played Oblivion in a while and may have forgotten something as whenever I go outside, my player starts losing health. I know this wasn't happening to my player before stopping ...
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In Oblivion is there a 1 to 1 relationship between skill advances and stats at level up?

I know that how many point you can add to your attributes depends on how you leveled up your skills during that level but if I level up 5 strength skills will I get +5 to strength or is it not 1 to 1? ...
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Is there a way to remove level requirement to Oblivion's quests?

Aware of the leveling problem of Oblivion, I decided to create my char aiming to be strong while my enemies are weak, by choosing main skills that I would not normally use. I finished main quest and ...
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Why can't I open the console in Oblivion?

I used to play Oblivion on my old HP Laptop and the console commands worked fine, but since I brought my new computer, suddenly the console doesn't open when I press the tilde key. (Next to the 1 ...
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All is gray in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

I have a problem with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think that this screenshot explain it well: Practically I see only the HUD and all the rest is gray. Both in character creation and when I ...
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TES IV: Oblivion + Nehrim - save game corruption

Lately I've been playing Oblivion with Nehrim, the total conversion mod, and it has started to crash at various times and corrupt most of my newly created games. I'm running Steam GoTY version (which ...
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Is it possible to stop monster respawns in Oblivion?

Is it possible to stop monsters from respawning in Oblivion ? Is it also possible to prevent monsters from auto-leveling with your character?
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How do I apply more than one weapon enchantment in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion?

Is it possible to give a weapon in TES IV more than one enchantment? If so, how do I do it, and what are your personal recommendations for weapon/enchantment combinations for a warrior type character, ...
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What items are worth more when brought/sold to a specific NPC(s), rather than to a regular merchant?

(Inspired by the 'What items should be saved for turn-ins?' question for Fallout: New Vegas.) In Oblivion, what items should be saved for turn-ins? For example, Roland Jenseric of The Order of the ...
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Is it possible to see which Oblivion mods a save relies on?

Having transferred my Oblivion save file from my old computer to a new one, I don't remember all mods I had on the old computer (which I don't have access to anymore). Apart from guessing, is there ...
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Anyone know how to solve the Missing Mesh signs when using Harvest Flora Mod?

I've dug up Oblivion again and installed my favorite mods. Among other things "Harvest Flora". Unfortunately I get a lot of these ugly yellow exclamation marks ingame (they go away if I disable the ...
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Possible houses in Oblivion?

I've been playing The Elder Scrolls games for many years and I have recently re-installed Oblivion after a break of more than a year. I'm using my savegame from that time and now I have problems ...
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Mod that makes dropped items stand out?

One thing that annoys me with Oblivion (even though it is realistic) is that when you kill a mob, and they drop their weapon(s), you have a hard time finding them in, say, tall grass. Especially when ...
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What level should I usually be on Oblivion TES4 to enter the first oblivion plane gate?

I just started playing Oblivion TES4 and chose a thief. I'm currently at the tower looking for the prisoner inside the first oblivion gate, but almost any enemy would 1-hit kill me. I'm still level 1. ...