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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TES IV Oblivion - horrible performance on modern hardware

I have an AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz, six cores) with a Radeon HD 6870 (1GB VRAM) and 8GB RAM. Playing Oblivion on maxed details I get around 10 FPS when standing in the middle of Niben Bay and looking ...
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Was Cicero the Adoring Fan?

In TES Oblivion, after becoming the Grand Champion of the Arena, you meet an Adoring Fan. In TES Skyrim, inside of Cicero's Journal Volume 1, you find that he posed as a fan of the Arena in the ...
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What happened to the East Empire Company?

In Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion the East Empire Trading Company is fully functional and basically dominates the market but by Skyrim 200 years later its has vastly diminished and i just wondered if there ...
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Playing a sneaky character in Oblivion

I've found quite difficult to use a sneaky character mostly because it's quite impossible for me to avoid close combat. What are the best strategies to 'one-shot' an enemy or to deal with a crowd?
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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 there a way to keep the dog and essentially trap it in your house so it ...
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The “Oblivion prophecy”

There are known prophecies for Nerevarine and the Dragonborn. Is there any prophecy for the guy in Oblivion known as the Champion of Cyrodiil or the Hero of Kvatch?
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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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Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion - Which version comes with physical map?

I intend to buy the PS3 version of The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion Game of the Year Edition and would like to know what are the edition/versions which come with a physical map of Cyrodil (much like ...
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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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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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I need some help getting rid of a body

I've just lifted the siege of Battlehorn Castle and there are bodies everywhere. I'd really like to make my new home presentable. I am, after all, a lord now. I'm trying to lift the hands and feet ...
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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. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find Grand Soul Gems on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

In order to cure my character's vampirism, I need to find 5 Grand Soul Gems to give to the witch. Where can I find these?
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How can I get the Honorblade of Chorrol back in Oblivion?

I am at level 4 in Oblivion and have completed the canvas of castle quest in Chorrol. The Honorblade is weightless and currently the most powerful sword available to me. If I give it to Fathis, the ...
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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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Character Building tips for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion? [closed]

What are your good tips/strategies for making a good character build in Oblivion?
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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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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 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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Oblivion (quests and races)

Since Oblivion is the first of the Elder Scrolls games that I'm going to try I was wondering if somebody could recommend a tutorial or any web-page where I'd be able to find useful information. like ...
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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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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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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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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 ...