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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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What is the difference of Chameleon 100% between Morrowind and Oblivion?

In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, once you enchant some items with Chameleon effect and you get 100% or more of the effect, the game becomes too easy, almost feels like cheating. No one can see you, ...
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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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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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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 character creation dictate my role?

During character creation, you select race and gender, birthsign and class (or create your own) in addition to cosmetic appearance. No matter what I select, will I be able to play different roles ("...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Why can't I use the Staff of Sheogorath?

After beating the main quest line on Elder Scrolls Oblivion: Shivering Isles you get the Staff of Sheogorath. When used against hostile creatures it freezes them, but I can't kill them either with ...
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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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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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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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From where I can find decent mage gear as a low-level character?

Because wearing armor reduces spell effectiveness, it's recommended to wear robes and other mage-orientated gear when playing a pure spellcaster in Oblivion. I've played for hours now and have only ...
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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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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 any way to sell an item valued at more than 3000 gold for its actual worth in Oblivion?

I'm playing Oblivion (PC, GoTY Edition) and came across a particularly valuable item that I'd like to sell. Unfortunately, it's valued at over 2000 gold, meaning I can't sell it to most merchants for ...
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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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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 OOO....
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Share save files between computers

Ok, so I searched the site and found some semi-relevant topics, but nothing to specifically answer my question. What I'm trying to do is play Oblivion on two PCs using the same save files. I was ...
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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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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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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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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 to un-nock an arrow

Is there a way in Oblivion un-nock an arrow so that I do not have to fire it? The method used in Skyrim, which is to sheath your weapon, does not work for Oblivion.
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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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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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Elder Scrolls Lore: Are Sheogorath and Pelagius the Mad the same person?

When I was playing Oblivion: Shivering isles and Skyrim, I thought that Sheogorath and Pelagius the Mad are the same person. If they do so, how did Pelagius became a Daedric Prince?
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Enchanting Symbols

What do the symbols mean? I know that the lightning represents the charge but there are 2 values, one of which is in parentheses. The other one is a candle. I don't know what it means.
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Are there any beginner houses in Oblivion?

I've just started the game and there are so many things I want to do. I wanted to have a house to stay in, but I don't have the money since I just started playing. The beginner house I wanted must ...
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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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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 key.)...
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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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How do I complete quest a with an untriggered event in Elder Scrolls Oblivion?

I seem to have run into a problem. I was playing elder scrolls oblivion the other day, doing the mission "Boots of Springheel Jak" when I found the diary in the coffin, but nothing happened. I saved ...
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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 start with the most Health?

In Elder Scrolls Oblivion which is the best combination of race, birth sign and skills in order to get high values of health?
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Is it possible to transfer the face of my character from one play through to a new one in TES Oblivion (PC)? If so, how?

I started playing Oblivion (on PC) recently and created the character pictured below. I want to start a new playthrough because I am unhappy with the class I chose (created to be precise), and exited ...