Oblivionauts is a new type of Skyrim mod. Most mods make a small or large change to Skyrim, allowing players to use their characters, items, and abilities in different ways. Then there are the big mods. The overhauls, the ENBs, the total-conversion mods, etc. But this does not quite fit into any of those categories. Oblivionauts is (what we call) a Modular Minigame. By Modular we mean that it can be modified by anyone using an .esp. Do you want some more maps to play through? Just download a map pack from us or someone else! Do you want to be able to play all races or use a class-based character design? Make or download an Oblivionauts mod that does it! By "Minigame" we mean that it is not an open-world RPG like Skyrim, but instead is a relatively short game that can be played in may different ways.
So how is it different from Skyrim? And how do you play it? Unlike Skyrim, you do not traverse the wide, open world of Tamriel on a grand adventure to fulfill your destiny. Oblivionauts is a platform for Skyrim mods that allows you to play Skyrim without the Skyrim world; just mods. The idea behind Oblivionauts is to provide you with a base, from which you can teleport to any number of modder-made maps. This allows moddders to make places, quests, and items as much as they want to without having to worry about conflicts and compatibility issues with the normal Skyrim world and other mods.
The first part of the v1.0 release is planned for completion in late May or early June.
We have a wiki that we are using to develop the mod and store information. When the mod is released, it will also act as the main website for Oblivionauts. If you want to learn more about the mod's details, you can visit it at the link below. The hidden Development section contains the majority of our details for now. When pages are finalized, they will be moved out of the hidden section. Please keep in mind as you view the wiki that everything on it is subject to change, and not everything is visible to non-developers.
Oblivionauts is compatible with many existing Skyrim mods. Anything that does not require access to the vanilla Skyrim world should be compatible with Oblivionauts. Thus, quest mods will not work. UI mods, texture/mesh-replacement mods, item mods (that use Leveled Lists), and ENBs should work with Oblivionauts.
You can stay updated on our progress by checking any of the following sites. Updates will also be posted here as news articles.
Nexus forum official WIP thread.
Oblivionauts Beta Released
Oblivionauts is a platform for Skyrim mods that allows you to play Skyrim without the Skyrim world;justmods. The idea behind Oblivionauts is to provide you with a base, from which you can teleport toanynumber of modder-made maps. This allows modders to make places, quests, and items as much astheywant to without having to worry about conflicts and compatibility issues with the normal Skyrimworldand other mods.
Included is a sample map. This sample map is nothing more than a desert island, but demonstratestheOblivionauts portal system effectively. It can also serve as a template that mods authors can usetolearn about Oblivionauts and make their own maps and dungeons.
Oblivionauts has no extra requirements such as SKSE (The Skyrim Script Extender), and is simpletoinstall. Once installed, go to 'New' in Skyrim's Main Menu and select 'Yes' to start a new gameofOblivionauts.
Read the readme to learn how to install Oblivionauts. The installation process is simple, but MUSTbefollowed to install Oblivionauts correctly.
Visit the download page here to download the beta.
The release version will be available after I have added dialogue and trading. The release version will be available on both ModDB and the Skyrim Nexus.
Beta Information for Modders:
Because Oblivionauts is in its beta stage, you will probably encounter some bugs and missing features. Dialogue and trading has not been implemented yet, and the levels need to be optimized more. Please report any bug or errors you find in the forums.
Currently, there is not much content for players in Oblivionauts. However, all of the core features are available for modders to start making their own maps for you to travel to. In the near future I will release tutorials on how to add your map to the Oblivionauts map list, as well as advice on how to make existing Skyrim mods compatible with Oblivionauts.
In conclusion, I have a question for you. Would you rather that I focus on improving and adding story and dialogue in Oblivionauts for the release, or would you rather that I focus on improving and adding features and options to the mod? I could spend my time writing conversations and working with voice actors to add dialogue, or I can spend my time making Oblivionauts more functional and useful. Let me know which you prefer.
A brief development update, as well as some questions to mod trackers.
An update and description of Oblivionaut's release and development plan.
To let our watches know that we are not dead, we are posting a quick progress update and some screenshots.
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Both the main file for the Oblivionauts beta release and the Sample Map. Read the included Readme for installation steps.
A sample map for Oblivionauts. Requires the main Oblivionauts files. Extract into your Data folder to install. A readme with more detailed instructions...
The main file for the Oblivionauts beta release, without the Sample Map. Read the included Readme for installation steps.
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