MERP is a total conversion modification of the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Explore Middle-earth in a fully open-ended environment like you've never seen before. Play races like Elves, Men, Hobbits and Dwarves and take part in the War of the Ring.

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The archived installer for the last MERP release for Oblivion. Click 'Read More' for installation instructions:

- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Shivering Isles
- The latest 1.2.0416 patch installed (If you have installed Shivering Isles then you won't have to download and install the patch)


  1. Download this file and extract it's contents, then run MERP 0.2.6.exe.
  2. The installer provides two installation options: Either let the installer copy the core files of your current Oblivion installation to make a separate standalone MERP installation (recommended for most people) or install in an existing Oblivion installation (which has to be 'clean', i.e. without any mods installed, especially no old MERP content, or problems will arise). Install MERP 0.2.6 using "MERP 0.2.6.exe" with the desired option.
  3. Download NTCore's 4 Gb patch and patch Oblivion.exe. If your intentions are to mod MERP as well, you need to patch the Construction Set and any tools you use, but never OBSE. For TESGecko you need the heap setting 1536.
  4. Run the MERP Launcher and set the graphics settings appropriately to your computer.
  5. Launch MERP and start a new game!

Check our list of recommended mods to further enhance your MERP experience. To install them read the mod's own installation instruction.
Once you have installed a new additional mod, ensure that the load order looks like the following. For that you can use the Launcher's internal Data Files option or download the Oblivion Mod Manager.

Load Order:
- Oblivion.esm *
- MiddleEarth.esm *
- Eriador.esp *
- Rohan.esp *
- Rhovanion.esp *
- Gondor.esp *
- Fellowship.esp *
- DLCShiveringIsles.esp
- ...any other plugins...
(* These files must not be separated from each other or loaded in a different order)

The installations already contains all essential files like OBSE and Pluggy that are needed to run the mod.

Regions to explore include:
Shire, Blue Mountains, Harlindon, Arnor, Mirkwood, ...
Cities to visit, among others:
Minas Tirith, Moria, Hobbiton, Michel Delving, Barad Dur, Isengard, Minas Morgul, ...

To get around quickly in Middle-Earth, you can use the console: Open the console [~] and type "cow MiddleEarth -18,37" (without quotes) to get to Bree. For more locations see the List of Coordinates at our forum.

Run the MERP Launcher and choose the Unistall uption from the menu.

We recommend to have no other mods in your MERP installation (except for recommended ones).

MERP is planned as a Total-Conversion. That means that there will likely be incompatibilities with other mods. Primarily, it may be incompatible with other mods that add a new worldspace. Theoretically, that means that they should not be activated at the same time as the ground could potentially disappear depending on load order, this is an engine issue and cannot be prevented.

Known Issues or Bugs
If you encounter any bug that isn't explained due to the mod's beta stage, please write a comment or send us a message.

If you have questions or wish to contribute, you can always contact us at a number of places:
- MERP Forum
- Official The Elder Scrolls Forum
- And of course you can leave a comment or send us a message here on ModDB.

0.2.6: 06/02/2012 - Last Oblivion beta.
0.2.4a: 26/06/2010 - Patch files with temp. regional map
0.2.4: 31/01/2010 - More regions added, as well as some models.
0.2.2: 23/03/2009 - Initial release.

J.R.R. Tolkien for the most amazing fantasy world known to man.

A big thanks you to all authors who granted us permission to use theír great work and of course all past developers of the MERPTeam as well.
A full list of our contributors can be found in the Permissions and Credits tab.

You must contact us and obtain our permission before re-packaging any part of this mod. You can do that at our forums.
No assets from this mod can be reused until release 1.0.0, except for third party work which can be at the author's discretion.

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MERP 0.2.6 beta for Oblivion
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ChuckNrs Feb 6 2012, 8:52pm says:


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ChuckNrs Feb 6 2012, 9:04pm says:

It won't let me download it. Why!?

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Tiederian Feb 7 2012, 6:36am replied:

Same, says its unavailible. I guess its too busy?

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ChuckNrs Feb 8 2012, 8:16pm replied:

I found it on the nexus so you could try there

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kenny355a Feb 6 2012, 9:28pm says:

I thought if this is less than 3gb download I'm going to be angry.
Good enough :D

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AstralRadish Feb 7 2012, 2:09am replied:

It's heavily compressed ;)

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bigsphinx2008 Feb 7 2012, 2:25am says:

Hello guys!If i have x64 system,i need to download 4Gb patch,or not?Sorry for my bad english =)

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AstralRadish Feb 7 2012, 3:00am replied:

Yeah you do. the oblivion exe is always going to be 32bit so needs patching to be able to address more memory.

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bigsphinx2008 Feb 7 2012, 3:03am replied:


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SgtCbb Feb 7 2012, 4:42am says:

text is fudged up

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SgtCbb Feb 7 2012, 10:49am replied:

its working now when using merp launcher. omokmomomomomoomo its k.

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ChuckNrs Feb 7 2012, 5:06am says:

I've followed the installation instructions exactly and when I load it up there are missing models, mountains with trees on them but no ground to make up the mountains in the distance, and it makes my head explode. I could use some help there.

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twinklefingers Mar 23 2012, 11:05am replied:

Same here. :/

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LegolasTibo Feb 7 2012, 8:54am says:

u should download dirrectly from moddb.just now i made my account for this.i waited for MERP since last im more exited because of SkyMerp:X:X.but now lets play this one!

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OrcSoldier2364 Feb 7 2012, 10:24am says:

It's very laggy for some reason and the loading screens can take up to 10 minutes. In the old beta and normal oblivion the loading screens usually took only 5 seconds.

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kingjnl74 Feb 7 2012, 1:56pm replied:

orc soldier then you most alt tab onc then it will go a lot faster encoutert that problem to

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LegolasTibo Feb 7 2012, 12:05pm says:

i cant download ntcore 4gb is necesarry,or i can skip 3rd step?

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RandomZombi3 Feb 7 2012, 5:40pm replied:

Same here. :/

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Killbear Feb 7 2012, 5:32pm says:

Any co-ordinates for Moria? I have been trying to find it for ages..

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lnsanity Feb 8 2012, 4:57am says:


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LegolasTibo Feb 8 2012, 8:45am says:

i have a good pc,4gb ram,2.93 ghz procesor,but when i i walk,from 4 in 4 seconds,the caracter get one step back,like lag.and i went to minas tirith,i cant see nothing from there,only grey mountains and the is normal for this version or i need to reinstall the game?

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AstralRadish Feb 8 2012, 12:58pm replied:

Nope, you should be able to see minas morgul and the trees of ithilien too ;) There isnt anything else in this version as it isnt the final release.

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LegolasTibo Feb 12 2012, 1:42pm replied:

its ok now,but i dont know why this "lag" persists

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hinti21 Feb 8 2012, 9:22am says:

could someone reupload the 4gb-patcher? the site is down :(

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Wulfburk12 Feb 8 2012, 10:23am says:

Please reupload the 4gb patch!!!!

wait.. i only have 2gb ram.. so i dont need it?

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AstralRadish Feb 8 2012, 12:59pm says:

You should use it anyway. 2gb is pretty low and MERP may not run on it, you will have to find out by trying.

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RandomZombi3 Feb 8 2012, 3:30pm says:

I ran MERP just fine without the 4GB Patch thing. Well, I lagged quite a bit when looking at Pelargir and Minas Tirith. But I wasn't surprised by that. (:

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AstralRadish Feb 8 2012, 5:38pm replied:

that lag will be reduced in a patch :D

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SQ5000 Feb 8 2012, 6:52pm says:

Is this a total conversion like Nerim?

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Nuvendil Feb 8 2012, 8:38pm replied:


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Numenor123 Feb 9 2012, 3:15pm says:

I have a problem. I done everything but when i want to run MERP have eroor ,, you use very strange packed version of oblivion. Please check the readme for instructions on using autopatcher to replace your EXE with a clean version of 1.2.0416". But i have oblivion+shivering isles in version 1.2.0416. What i should do?

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sabdude Feb 9 2012, 4:20pm says:

Ok so everything installed alright, but the launcher doesn't do anything when I click on it. It just shows the loading thing next to the mouse for a couple seconds and then it goes away. I've tried running it as administrator also.
And I almost forgot, the first time I clicked on it it said "oblivion.ini not found creating one now". Is that normal?

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AstralRadish Feb 12 2012, 4:42pm replied:

The launcher does take some time to start up.

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Trooper425 Feb 12 2012, 3:41pm says:

The uninstall sucks btw. Something you might want to improve on the next release.

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AstralRadish Feb 12 2012, 4:31pm replied:

Very sorry about that by the way, we definitely will do something about it.

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HampstaSandwich Feb 14 2012, 7:53pm says:

"You are trying to use a Steam version of Oblivion. Steam users should launch the game through steam, not by running obse_loader.exe. If OBSE fails to load, go to Steam > Settings > In Game and check the box marked "Enable Steam community in game". Please see the instructions in obse_readme.txt for more information."

Anyone else having this problem? Does this not work with the Steam version of Oblivion?

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sabdude Mar 8 2012, 12:22am says:

Whenever I try to play it I get past the first loading screen and to the title screen, and then the screen goes black after a second and I have to start the task manager to close it.
Got any help?

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sabdude Mar 8 2012, 1:56pm replied:

Nevermind, it turns out the oblivion.esm was disabled somehow.
One other thing though. I was wondering, do I have to add the merp.exe to the config file for game companion to make it work for this?

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AstralRadish Mar 10 2012, 4:13pm replied:

Game companion?

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sabdude Mar 12 2012, 1:11pm replied:

It's a program that lets you run games in false fullscreen so you can alt tab and minimize games without it messing up.

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goldfang Apr 18 2012, 12:33pm says:

i can download it. but when i want to extract the files an error pops up

plox help

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JoeLovesallmods! Jun 24 2012, 9:29am says:

I don`t have Shivering Isles expansion can i still download and play this mod?

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Skitoo16 Jan 5 2013, 1:13pm says:

Don't work for me windows error window why?

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pie32 Feb 25 2013, 9:30pm says:

it keeps crashing when i start it D:

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avick7 Jul 13 2013, 2:23am replied:

Im having the Same problem, I installed it Correctly but as soon as I open the game it has a Black Screen alittle of the game music and then it just closes and says Oblivion has stopped stopped working?

Need help ASAP im a massive Tolkien fan and been trying to get it working!

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Alberto_Racer May 5 2013, 10:13am says:

для этого мода требуются дополнения например shivering isles? извените за мой английский,я просто русский

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Alberto_Racer May 5 2013, 10:14am says:

for this mod require additions such as shivering isles? Sorry for my english, I'm just Russian

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LOTRisAWESOME Jun 10 2013, 8:37am says:

oh yeaaaaa

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§PCILLITERATE§ Jun 22 2013, 10:52am says:

will this work if I bought the game of the year edition off of steam?

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