You have the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty. Tamriel's previous emperor has been slain, and with no true ruler the gates to Oblivion open and demons begin to invade the people and towns of the empire. It's up to you to find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.

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Hello and welcome to a small update!

I'm done with the realms of oblivion! However, there is some tweaking that still needs doing so you'll see screenshots of the oblivion plains in the next update. This update will focus on the caves. I gave them darker, more broody textures so they have the appearance of volcanic rock which seems most appropriate. Lit section glow in dark red and you might need a torch for the unlit sections. All in all I'm happy with how it turned out, but lets take a look at minor tweaks first:

Minor Tweaks

I have adjusted the leather shield to go better with the regular leather armor. The stark color difference was because there is another leather armor set in the files that seems to be unused in oblivion. (its active in some mods) The shield belongs to this set. The actual leather armor as seen on this screenshot was originally intended to be used as the thieves guild armor (at least so it seems). The new shield has higher resolution and detailed as well as darker leather.

Here you see the amelion-gloves with high-res chainmail aswell as a dirty Kvatch armor. Seeing how Kvatch was reduced to nothing but rubble, it felt appropriate to add some dirt and blood on the guard armor, seeing how they likely fought very hard before the players arrival at the scene.

I gave the palace guards armor a more metallic and less glittery appearance.

Mithril Armor

The Mithril armor needed only minor tweaks, in my opinion:

The new texture mostly differs in tone. Its less affected by the HDR rendering and goes better with the new chainmail, elven and glass sets. It also looks more like armor made of shiny metal rather than some kinda synthetic fiber. (the original always had that vibe for me).

Other tweaks include:

* High-res steel arrow quiver that fits better with most armor sets!

* No more neon-yellow Bruma guards

* Starting a mod to replace vanilla paintings with higher resolution, more alluring yet still lore friendlly paintings

And the Oblivion Caves:

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Ilsamir_Lord
Ilsamir_Lord

Hope my x1800xt 512mb can run this (and yes that is shameless bragging :) ). Seriously though, this looks like it will need a pretty great rig to run at full steam, but CoD2 was very scaleable, so this may be too. Is it a Direct3D engine?

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Baselerd
Baselerd

Yeah, im afraid that this isnt going to work unless u have a mid to high range rig. One look at it can tell you that. Of course Im sure you'll be able to tone the graphics down a notch... but LOOK at it. The games coming out nowadays (such as CoD 2) are having pretty high requirements now, and morrowind has alot of ambience that needs cpu time :(.. im afraid i wont be able to run this unless i get some more ram :-S... but seriously u cannot run that^^ with 512 MB ram

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Lonely_Soldier
Lonely_Soldier

"OB will require a good processor, roughly 10 gigs of hd space, a 128 meg graphics card, and about 512 megs of ram. It will not require a supercomputer, as mine will run it on mid level settings and it will look just fine"

How do you know? It's not out yet and no system specs have been released! This is the closest we've got to system specifications:

"What are the PC system requirements?
We don't know at this time, but it will certainly look the best on the latest hardware available when the game is released."

It looks considerably better than HL2 graphically, and considering its made for a next-gen console its likely to require more than a year-old PC game.

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lordofblacknexus
lordofblacknexus

OB will require a good processor, roughly 10 gigs of hd space, a 128 meg graphics card, and about 512 megs of ram. It will not require a supercomputer, as mine will run it on mid level settings and it will look just fine (after I clear off some older games to make some room).
BTW anyone know how much HD space a user on xp takes up...I'm thinking 2-3 gigs but I'm not sure. I may be doing a user purge to clear some hd if 2-3 gigs is the case.

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carpet_barther
carpet_barther

is the game out yet :)

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Gomezer
Gomezer

Eh, dont fret guy. Im sure its another one of those games that just looks like it'l need a supercomputer type system to run, when in actuallity an marginally above average system will run it just fine. i mean, take a look at half life 2

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Gomezer
Gomezer

It'll be released right on time for Jesuses Birthday. Or it will be released as a launch title for Xbox 360. either way it'l be out by january of next year, on both platforms at the same time hopefully

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Sajt
Sajt

I'm sure it'll be good, but I still can't wait until the whole bloom phase is over. Bloom nearly always looks terrible (except perhaps in very subtle moderation).

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mexinugget
mexinugget

beutiful so amazed cant type write... once i get this i would rather blow then ever play halo or halo 2 again

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie

It's now expected to come out before this X-mas alone with the X-Box 360.


Turns out I was right. Its been delayed, and is coming out in 2006 :D

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10

The Elder scrolls is one of the best game series in the world! It is a great RPG, but it is a little simplified from Morrowind. The quests are simple, but great. The graphics is better than Morrowind and are easier to change in the TES Construction SET. The Story is Great, and it has a lot of side quests! I love the adventure trough Cyrodill and i recommend the game to everyone who love TES or RPG. If you think the game is boring, after played it a lot. Try some mods as: Nehrim: at faiths edge…

Mar 30 2011 by Brage

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 4/10

I can't stand this game. My favorite part of RPGs is talking and interacting with NPCs, but in Oblivion, the only options are "Rumors" or, the name of the city your in. The plot is dull, there are no interesting NPCs, and your character can't have a personality. I liked this game at first, but the longer I played, the more I disliked it.

A totally over-rated game, if you ask me.

Feb 17 2011 by Garyn Dakari

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