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It's most likely that your character is a vampire. There's a quest you can complete, found on the wiki, that will cure this. It's also possible to cure it using the console. Other than that, you can avoid damage by staying out of the sun, and fast traveling at night.


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One of the main problems with Oblivion is that it doesn't have the same world depth that Morrowind had. Sure, it has dungeons littered about the landscape, and there's no shortage of adventuring, but there are not nearly as many factions. Morrowind had the 3 Houses, the Fighters/Mages/Thieves guild, the Morag Tong, the Imperial Cult/Legion, and I'm sure ...


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The unofficial Elder Scrolls wiki has a good database of the traditional houses (like those that can be purchased in each of the major cities) as well as a list of the houses that don't count for your "houses owned" statistic. The wiki also has a complete list of non-respawning containers; normally, the contents of each crate, chest, and container gets reset ...


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Some tips for Oblivion: Watch what skills you assign as your primary skills, your characters level up when you advance enough in your primary skills, which causes everything in the game to level up to keep pace. This is a part of the game design. However, if your skills are poorly chosen, you could end up in a situation where the enemies are all very ...


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"Mystara" is an in-joke and refers to the D&D setting of the same name. It comes to Oblivion via its lead game designer Ken Rolston who was involved in the creation of the Mystara D&D setting and authored two of the background books for it: The Emirates of Ylaruam The Northern Reaches (with Elizabeth Danforth)


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The Elder Scrolls Wiki has a lengthy article on this very topic: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Character_Creation Perhaps the biggest: Plan from the beginning as to what kind of character you want to play. If you want to play a brawling fighter-type, eschewing magicka entirely, the Atronach might be a better sign than if you were making a mage. (Or ...


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Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul is one of the best mods for Oblivion, in my opinion. You can download it from Oscuro's site, Planet Elder Scrolls or TES Nexus. The initial download size is not that big, only 23 MB for the latest version (1.33), although the installer then downloads the actual mod, which takes up approx. 1 GB of space, from what I remember. Here ...


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From the Oblivion Wiki: Some magical effects can increase your skill above 100, but in general increases above 100 have no real effect. The only exceptions are Acrobatics and Athletics , which will continue to increase your character's jump height and run speed, respectively, up to a maximum value of 255. As for attributes: The current value of an ...


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I've not tried it with oblivion, but I have moved games from one steam install to another this way. It should work similarly, but will probably still have to download a few files, mostly the ones that are steamworks encrypted. 1) start the steam download and pause it once it has begun downloading anything. This will create the directory for the game. 2) ...


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OOO doesn't take away anything from the "vanilla" experience, if anything, it adds a lot, plus fixes some of the broken mechanics (like level-upping the NPCs according to the user level - playing "vanilla", I finished the Arena at level 3, which is ridiculous), while adding some cool new features, like quests and factions and a lot of other stuff which I ...


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As for being 'dumbed down', most of those complaints amount to the introduction of quest and location markers and Fast Travel. If you've played Fallout 3, those systems were introduced in that form in Oblivion. I didn't really mind them, but I guess some people like having something to complain about? This article from the Elder Scrolls Wiki may prove ...


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One of the most quirksome features of Oblivion is that everything scales. It doesn't matter where you are -- whether invading old undead-infested forts, or clearing oblivion gate after oblivion gate; the champion arena matches, or facing off against Manimarco the King of Worms -- all creatures are scaled to give you approximatley the same level of difficulty ...


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This is a tricky one as it's possible to actually bug out Shadowmere and have her disappear from the game completely. A couple of different steps to try: Fast Travel to a known location, like a stables. She may appear with you. Travel to Shadowmere's "home" at Fort Faragut. Enter a town and leave again, have a look in the stables. She may be stabled ...


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For sneaking around and getting one-shot kills, I would recommend going bow. You get a bonus multiplier to damage if you are sneaking and nobody sees you. If you get your sneak skill high enough, you can just sneak through most dungeons and never have to deal with crowds of enemies. You also get the damage bonus in melee if the enemy doesn't see you, which I ...


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Deleting spells is not possible in vanilla game, however, there are mods and console commands to allow this. First, here is a mod that will allow you to delete spells (custom spells included) with delete key. http://oblivion.nexusmods.com/mods/23069 If you do not wish to use mods, you need to use console tools. To enable the console, make sure the ...


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Darnified UI is the exact solution. It decrease the font size in of all boxes, compresses the size of HUD, enlarges the map, make font and icon of inventory and spell list smaller.... See the two example images below Darnified UI+wz_inventory is also a good combination.


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You should try the plugin "Clean Spellbook", it helps you managing your spells in a proper way. Spells are sorted by category, you can hide spells and restore them to be visible any time you want to! Clean Spellbook


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Use dagger with a bow secondary. (assign shortcuts for both sets) Get some invisibility rings and robes (or enchant them) (but don't go over 90% invisibility), if your a low level get invisibility potions. Get night eye. By invisibility I obviously mean chameleon invisibility. I passed all of the guild quests and the main quest as a stealth character ...


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The only "leveling problem" with Oblivion is if your chosen class focusses solely on "soft skills" that are nigh useless in combat, such as Security, Speechcraft, Mercantile, etc. and has no damage dealing primary skills. If so, then you can easily end up leveling up using lockpicks, conversations, and haggling, while your combat skills stay low. Since the ...


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There are a few spell-based mods that do this. Detect Item adds a spell that puts a particle effect on items, making them obvious on the ground or behind rocks. It's a "beta" quality release and it's been years since, so it's unlikely to get polished up, but it works. Requires OBSE v0017 or later. Finders Keepers adds a whole lot of spells for detecting ...


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The cheapest mysticism spell that requires no skills to cast is Minor Life Detection. See if you can find yourself a copy of this spell. The shopkeepers that sell them are: Alves Uvenim, Calindil, Edgar Vautrine, and Ita Rienus. Once you get it, if you already have access to the spell making table, then you can use it to make a even cheaper version that ...


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According to the Elder Scrolls wiki, you must murder someone in cold blood. In other words, you must murder an innocent without provocation (note that Bandits and the like do not count as the required murder). Once the deed is done, regardless of who is there, the cryptic message "Your killing has been observed by forces unknown..." will appear in the ...


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This page on the oblivion wiki has a lot of your answers, including a list of all possible followers that you can get (even quest related ones). Keep in mind that for many of these characters, if they die their quest will fail, so its up to you to decide if you prefer a follower or the quest reward. It also addresses the issues of equipping your followers ...


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I think in the base game there are no specific events. Some NPC's do move around, and every once in a while some get killed. But most of them do not have that problem. (And I think most of the patches removed the NPC's that just got killed by wandering monsters, or they are just unkillable). In certain cases this isn't true. The first thief guide quest for ...


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While you can find (and eventually enchant!) weapons with multiple enchantments, weapons in Oblivion only have two states: enchanted, and unenchanted. Once enchanted, weapons cannot be un-enchanted, and there is no way to add/subtract abilities, charge size, or effect magnitude after the initial enchantment. If you haven't already, I'd suggest you look into ...


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Sure it is, it just requires finding the right mod.. Mods affecting the spawn rates and leveled encounter lists are a dime a dozen, so I won't bother to recommend specifics. (Similarly, not having used any, I feel unqualified.) Browse reviews and enjoy.


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You can make your own mini-mod for this. Since this sounds more like a question for GameDev, where we develop stuff in preference of using other people's tools ... let's explain how to go about it the "proper" way first: If not already done so, install The Elder Scrolls Construction Set (version 1.2 is fine; you need the older 1.0 only for few specialised ...


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It's possible that your bAllowConsole setting in oblivion.ini has been disabled; it should be set to 1 to allow you to use the console. Failing that, there are mods (of course) that add a spell that opens the console, add a ring to open the console, or let you change the console keybinding.


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I always used Rosethorn hall, it is a slightly shorter walk and huge advantage against the waterfront house is that you don't need to go to another area for the shops (the less loading screens the merrier :)). This advantage counts for all houses outside the imperial city. However, it is the most expensive house to buy (25,000 gold). I think, the houses ...


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The Frenzy spell effect is the only way to make guards fight each other, but the catch is, if anyone sees you do it, it counts as assault (which is why the guards are turning hostile to you, and demanding you pay fines). The issue with guards in particular is that they are always 10 levels higher than the player, which means actually affecting them with the ...



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