This mod changes the appearance of flora after it is harvested. A convenience - now you will know what you have just harvested - and a nice touch of reality.
This mod will make all flora behave more realistically by changing their appearance when you harvest them (whether you are successful or not). When you harvest a plant if its ingredient is a flower then the plant's flowers will disappear and so on, through some plants ingredients are roots which they don't have and you can't see them anyway so the flowers disappear instead (think of it as you snapping them off to let yourself know you've already collected the roots from it).
Notes, Known Issues & Incompatibilities
-Behaviour of Nirnroot remains unchanged.
-Pitcher Plants have no ingredient so they will now become un-harvestable (next time the cell resets you'll be unable to attempt to harvest nothing from them).
-Attacking plants like the Spiddel Stick will no longer attack you once harvested.
1.) Extract the files from the archive and place them into your Bethesda SoftworksOblivionData folder.
2.) Start the Oblivion Launcher and go to Data Files.
3.) Tick RealisticFlora.esp, also tick RealisticFlora - DLCVileLair.esp and RealisticFlora - DLCFrostcrag.esp if you have those official mods installed and running, click OK.
Note: Both RealisticFlora - DLCVileLair.esp and RealisticFlora - DLCFrostcrag.esp need to be loaded after their corresponding official mods and RealisticFlora.esp itself.
1.) Delete RealisticFlora.esp, RealisticFlora - DLCVileLair.esp, RealisticFlora - DLCFrostcrag.esp, RealisticFlora.bsa and Realistic Flora Readme.html from your Bethesda SoftworksOblivionData folder.
2.) And you're done!
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question: Something strange is happening, plants aren't appearing harvested or it's happening very slowly, what's wrong?
Answer: What you have is the animation bug (not caused by Realistic Flora or any other mod), it usually happens in gamesaves over 200 hours and affects anything animated. To fix this problem you'll need to use zBobGuy's Animation Fixer on your afflicted gamesaves.
Q: It is safe to replace Harvest [Flora] with Realistic Flora?
A: Yep it sure is! Realistic Flora acts like the stop plugin from Harvest [Flora] undoing the disabled plants when you go into the areas that have been afflicted by Harvest [Flora].
Q: Will Realistic Flora cause gamesave bloating like Harvest [Flora] does?
A: No, Realistic Flora uses NIF animations for the harvested effect which causes NO bloating at all.
Q: Will I lose my plants if I disable/remove Realistic Flora?
Realistic Flora is provided "as is", use at your own risk; I cannot be held responsible/liable for anything that happens while using it. Feel free to host the Realistic Flora anywhere you want but only in its original unmodified package, please do not release your own modified versions of it.
The NifSkope Team - Big thanks for this very awesome tool, this mod wouldn't of been possible without it!
- For his great BSA Commander program that was used to create Realistic Flora's BSA.
XMarksTheSpot - for showing me the way of visibility animations.