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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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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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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Gameplay differences between Morrowind and Oblivion?

I played the hell out of Morrowind, but that's not saying much - it's a massive game overflowing with additional user-generated content. I've never played Oblivion, nor had much interest in it once I ...
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How do I find Shadowmere again if I lose her?

I dismounted Shadowmere during a fight in the woods and became separated from her. Now I can't find her. Is there any way to find her without wandering aimlessly through the woods?
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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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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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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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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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How to make Spell list in Oblivion smaller?

I have downloaded wz_inventory mod but it only compress the items inventory. How to make the spell list smaller so that i can view more spells without scrolling?
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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 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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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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How large is Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul, and is it free?

There is this mod called Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul that I would like to try out. Does anyone know how large it is (in Mb) and where I can download it, and is it free to download or should I first buy ...
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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 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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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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In theory, what is the maximum practical level for skills and attributes in Oblivion?

Given free use of the console to increase skills and attributes and objects/other effects held, used, obtained or invoked (e.g. a Fortify Attribute from a spell or birthsign) is there a maximum level ...
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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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Oblivion (quests and races) [closed]

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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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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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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Should I use Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul when playing Oblivion for the first time?

I'm rather happy playing Morrowind*, but now I decided to finally have a look at Oblivion. I read lots of criticism from Morrowind fans (yeah, obviously it's not Morrowind 2) and now learned about ...
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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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Technique to kill the painted trolls

I keep getting obliterated by the painted trolls in the painted forest. I blow through the turpentine in no time with little effect. Do they have another weakness? Or is there another trick to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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is there a specific difficult scenario with the leveling problem in Oblivion?

I've read a few threads and wiki articles about the leveling problem in Oblivion. Found lots of good info at the UESP wiki. I thought I read about a specific quest where this issue makes it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Workaround for bug in Oblivion “Scheduled for Execution” quest?

After completing the "Scheduled for Execution" quest in Oblivion, the game always tells me that a guard died and I have lost the bonus for that contract. The problem is, all the guards are alive, even ...