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While this guide is complete, testing is still being done. Things may change in the near future.

 

 

 

Hello all :) I'm back, yet again, with another guide. 
 

This time I will be walking you through installing Morroblivion, along with the essential mods and tweaks that are required to make a functional, immersive, and feature filled game WITH MINIMAL EFFORT. 

 

For this guide it is REQUIRED that you have LEGAL copies of BOTH Oblivion GOTY and Morrowind + All DLC. If you have pirated copies of these games or alter the .exe files in anyway other than how I direct you, I will not assist you in fixing your problems.

 

System Requirements for running this guide:

CPU: Quad-Core Intel or AMD with minimum 3ghz clock speed.

System RAM: 8gb

Graphics: nVidia GTX 7xx series with 4gb RAM; or similar ATI card

Disk Space: Have around 40gb of free space. We're gonna install A LOT of stuff.

 

My system (for your reference)

CPU: AMD FX-8120 8-cores @4.1ghz (Stock 3.1ghz)

RAM: 8gb Kingston Hyper-X (Non-OC 1333mhz)

Installed on: Kingston V200+ 120gb SSD

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (slimmed down and optimized for maximum performance)

 


We are going for MAXIMUM options and overhauls with MINIMAL work. 
(Don't be fooled by this previous statement. This guide IS NOT easy to follow. Even some advanced modders may encounter an issue here or there.)

 

This guide will be broken down into phases, like my Skyrim guide. Each phase is crucial to making this guide look, feel, and perform as intended.

If you are unfamiliar with my guide writing process, all directions and phases are compressed into SPOILERS so that you can more easily navigate the guide while you use it. 

MAKE SURE TO CHECK ALL SPOILERS FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION

READ EVERYTHING VERY CAREFULLY: 

Do not assume that since you know common modding practices, that you know how installing mods for this guide will work. GENERALLY yes, things will work. However, manythings may not work AS INTENDED if you deviate from my instructions. 

You NEVER know what useful information might be hidden in them :)

 

 

Phase 1: A clean install of Oblivion
 

 
This guide is going to assume that you have Oblivion GOTY Steam release. 
If you DO NOT have the Steam version, 99% of this guide will still apply to you.
 
So first, we're going totally UNINSTALL Oblivion. 

1) in Steam, navigate to the Games Library
2) Right click on Oblivion, and select "Properties" in the drop down.
3) Navigate to the "Local Data" tab
4) Click "Delete Local Game Content"
5) After that is done, check your steamapps folder that contained Oblivion for any remnants and delete those. 
(It's best to just delete the whole folder just in case)
6) Run a program like CCleaner or CleanUp!4.5.2 to delete registry entries and temporary files.
7) Reboot your system

 
Now to reinstall Oblivion. To do this, just install through Steam to a location OTHER THAN "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)"
 
If you're like me and have the anthology, you can install via disk following these directions:

1) Install normally through disk WITH STEAM CLOSED
2) Make sure to set the location to "%/steamapps/common/oblivion"
3) After the first disk runs, run the second disk. It will detect the location automatically.
4) NOW open Steam. 
5) Go to the Games Library, and install Oblivion to the same Steam library you just did. 
6) A window will pop up that says something along the lines of "Discovering local data" 
7) When it's done, you'll have to patch about 100mb, and the game will be ready to mod.

 
Now, since this is a guide for Morroblivion, we're going to need a TOTALLY fresh install of Morrowind, too. 
If you don't already have it, buy it from Steam here:
 
 
Some tools to help with performance while playing:
 
Unpark CPU:
Some will debate that unparking your CPU cores may or may not be a bad thing. In my experience it has greatly improved performance. You can always go back to default with this app if it doesn't help.
 
SmartClose:
If you use IOBit or Razer GameBooster (same software), get rid of it. It's junk. It uses up more system resources than it needs to use. Get this handy little gem, instead. It does the same thing, is MUCH more lightweight (it never stays running. You run it once before gaming and forget about it), and you can put exclusions (such as Mod Organizer and Steam) so that crucial programs don't get closed.
 
Timer Resolution
There used to be a trick where one would open Windows Media Player to set a CPU's timer resolution to a lower value to optimize gaming performance. With this app, this trick is no longer needed, and uses MUCH lower system resources than having WMP open.
 

 
Phase 2: Extenders and Tools
 

 
Mod Organizer:
Install this directly into the Oblivion directory located in %/Steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion
 
OBSE (Oblivion Script Extender):

1) Extract the 7zArcive.
2) Open the arcive and navigate to the root folder (It should be the first one, but if not it is the one that has the "Data" folder inside)
3) Right click and make "Data" either a .zip or .7z Archive. Name this Archive "OBSE" or "Oblivion Script Extender"
4) Keep this window open. Hold the windows key (located between CTRL and ALT) press "E". Navigate to your root Skyrim directory ( %\Games\steamapps\common\Oblivion).
5) Copy the contents into the root folder of Oblivion
6) Close all open windows, and open Mod Organizer.
Mod Organizer should automatically detect OBSE Loader. If not:
1) Click the gears on the top bar of Mod Organizer. 
2) In "Title" label it as "OBSE"
3) Click "..." next to binary and navigate to where we installed OBSE, and select obse_loader.exe
4) Add and Close

 
BOSS:
Yes. I said BOSS. NOT LOOT. BOSS.
Install to the root of the drive where your Steam directory is located. This is for ease of navigation.

1) Click the gears on the top bar of Mod Organizer. 
2) In "Title" label it as "BOSS"
3) Click "..." next to binary and navigate to where we installed BOSS, and BOSS_GUI.exe
4) Add and Close

 
Wyre Bash:
Install directly into Oblivion's folder located at %/Steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion
We are going to be using this to install MANY of our mods VIA MO. (I'll explain in detail)
 
Used on a VERY limited basis. Only use for mods that have .omod format.

1) Download the installer version. 
2) It will install to the default Oblivion folder. Don't change this.
3) On the "Select Additonal Tasks" window, uncheck "Associate the BSA file type". Then continue.
4) Skip the launch on the final page.
5) Restart MO, for automatic recognition of OBMM install.

 
TES4Edit
Same concept as TES5Edit and FNVEdit, if you're familiar with them. We'll be using this quite a bit.

1) Click the disk in the top left corner of MO (Install)
2) Select TES4Edit
3) Install as a normal mod, ignoring missing data when prompted.
4) Right click TES4Edit, click ignore missing data.
5) Navigate to the right pane of MO, and navigate to the data tab
6) Find "TES4Edit.exe" right click, and add executable

 
TES4LODGen:
We'll be running this at the end of the guide to help generate LOD textures.

1) Click the disk in the top left corner of MO (Install)
2) Select TES4LODGen
3) Install as a normal mod, ignoring missing data when prompted.
4) Right click TES4LODGen, click ignore missing data.
5) Navigate to the right pane of MO, and navigate to the data tab
6) Find "TES4LODGen.exe" right click, and add executable

 
4gb Patch:
Run ONE time with Oblivion.exe as the target.
 
xEdit Merge Plugins Script
There are a few plugins which we will merge to reduce load order.

1) Click the disk in the top left corner of MO (Install)
2) Select Merge Plugins.
3) Install as a normal mod, ignoring missing data when prompted.
4) Right click Merge Plugins, click ignore missing data.

 
Setting up Mod Organizer:

1) On the top left hand side of MO, click the wrench (workarounds)
2) Navigate to the Nexus tab
3) Enter your user name and password, then click "automatically log in to Nexus"
4) Click the Workarounds tab - Make sure the App ID is "22330"
5) Change "Load Mechanism" to "Script Extender"
6) UNCHECK "Force-enable Game Files"
7) Close
8) Click the ID Card along the top (Profiles)
9) Enable "Automatic Archive Invalidation"
10) Close
11) In the right pane of MO navigate to the "Archives" tab
12) Check the box to have MO handle Archives
13) Enable ALL Archives
14) Find "Oblivion - Invalidation.bsa" and drag it to the very top of the top list.

 

 

Phase 3: Fixes and Some Required Mods
 

 
OBSE -Elys- Universal Silent Voice
This mod is packaged improperly for installation:

1) Open 2 separate Explorer Windows (Windows Key + E) 
2) Navigate one window to %/steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion/Data
3) Navigate the second window to wherever you have mods installed
4) Right click "OBSE - Elys - Universal Silent Voice" and "Extract all" 
5) A window will pop up, copy the contents to %/common/Oblivion/Data/OBSE/Plugins
6) Close the window that has the mod contents. Leave the other two open.

 
Blockhead:
This mod is to help make sure head meshes are displayed properly, and so mods that alter head meshes display properly.

1) In the folder that's at OBSE/Plugins, move back out to the Data folder (The folder that has the OBSE folder in it)
2) In the folder that has the mods in it, find "Blockhead" and extract the archive
3) Copy the OBSE folder into the Data folder
4) Merge when asked

 
Oblivion Stutter Remover:
This mod is not packaged properly for install. Right click "Data" and set as data directory.

1) Repeat steps 1-4 from Blockhead for OSR
2) In the %/Oblivion/Data folder, navigate to OBSE/Plugins and find "sr_Oblivion_Stutter_remover.ini" and open it
2) Find "bReplaceHeap=0" under the Master header, change the value to 1
3) Find "fMaximumFPS=0" under FPS_Management header, change the value to 60
4) Find "fMinimumFPS=15" under FPS_Management header, change the value to 20
5) Find "iHeapSize=450" under Heap header, change the value to 768
6) Click Close.

 
ConScribe:
Helps with bug reports by logging commands put into the console (Both player and system input)
Repeat the steps from Blockhead
 
Download v125c
Repeat the steps for Elys - Universal Silent Voice
 
MenuQue:
Helps make UI changes possible (and stable)
Repeat the 4 steps for Blockhead
 
Oblivion - Enhanced Camera:
Repeat the 4 steps for Blockhead
 
VipCxj's Plugin Collection v3:
http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/37075/?
Install with the same instructions as Blockhead.
 
AddActorValues:
Many mods use actor values as a variable. This is required for those mods.
Repeat the steps for Blockhead, moving ONLY the OBSE folder. Ignore the .esp file.
 
Unofficial Oblivion Patch:

1) Right click "Unofficial Oblivion Patch"
2) Select "Information"
3) Navigate to "Optional ESPs" tab
4) Highlight "UOP Vampire Aging and Face Fix.esp"
5) Click the up arrow and close. 

 
Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch:
Again, name should say it all :)
 
Unofficial Oblivion DLC Patches:
We need to remove some bash tags:

1) Click on the drop down in the upper right hand corner and select "Wrye Bash"
2) Click "Run"
3) Wait for it.
4)If there are red mods, highlight them, right click, go to file, and select "redate"
5) Highlight "DLCFrostcrag - Unnoficial Patch.esp" 
6) In the bottom right corner is a "Bash Tags" window. Expand this window up.
7) Right click in the window and uncheck the boxes next to "C.Climate" and "C.Light"

 
Summon Dremora Lord Saved:
Makes this particular spell available later in the game.
Similar to above, except we need to ADD a Bash Tag. 
Add: "Actors.Spells" in the same manner we removed them above.
 
Elz - No Floating Weapon:
Fixes an issue where NPC weapons float after death.
 
Lynges Unlimited Death Reload Time:
Because if we die? We're going to close the game and reload Oblivion. The game will crash if you try to reload a save after death. (No known fix)
 
These next steps are VERY IMPORTANT. DO NOT SKIP.
 
BOSS Masterlist changes:

1) Click on the drop down in the upper right hand corner and select "BOSS"
2) Click RUN
3) In BOSS click on the "Edit User Rules" button.
4) Find "Summon Dremora Lord Saved.esp" in the right panel
5) Click on it, then drag and drop it to the "For" line on middle of the left hand side.
6) Check "Sort Item" box
7) Check the radio "Insert at the", set this to BOTTOM
8) Click Masterlist tab in the top right hand corner
9) Find "DLC 4" 
10) Click it, and drag and drop it to the "Insert at the bottom of" line.
11) Click "Create New Rule" in the bottom left corner
12) Repeat steps 4-11 with "Elz - No Floating Weapon.esp"
13) Click "Save and Exit"
14) Click "Run BOSS"
15) Close BOSS after it's done.

 
INI Tweaks:

1) Navigate to your Mod Organizer folder (%/Steam/Steamapps/Common/Oblivion/Mod Organizer)
2) Open the profiles folder, then the "Default" folder (Or whatever profile you intend on using for this guide)
3) Right click "Oblivion.ini" and make sure it is NOT set to "Read Only" 
4) Open "Oblivion.ini"
5) Under the [General] Header find "sMainMenuMovieIntro=" and set it to BLANK (Yes, no value.)
6) Do the same for "sIntroSequence=" (Again, BLANK. No value.)
7) Under the [Display] Header find "iShadowMapResolution" and set the value to 1024
8) Under the [Controls] Header find "bUse Joystick" and set the value to 0
9) Under the [Water] Header find the following: bUseWaterReflectionsMisc, bUseWaterReflectionsStatics, bUseWaterReflectionsTrees, and bUseWaterReflectionsActors. Set these values to 1
10) Under the [Gameplay] Header find the following: bSaveOnTravel, bSaveOnWait, bSaveOnRest, bSaveonInteriorExteriorSwitch. Set these values to 0
11) Under the [Grass] Header find "iMaxGrassTypesPerTexure" and change the value to 7 (Yes, it's "texure" not "texture")
12) Under the [Achive] Header find "sInvalidationFile=" and set it to BLANK
13) Under the [backgroundLoad] Header find the following: bBackgroundLoadLipFiles, bLoadBackgroundFaceGen, bBackgroundCellLoads, bLoadHelmetsInBackground. Set the values to 1
14) Save and close
15) Right click Oblivion.ini, go to properties, and set as READ ONLY. Yes. It WILL cause problems if this is not read only.
16) COPY this file (Right click, Copy)
17) Navigate to %/documents/My Games/Oblivion and PASTE this file, replacing the one that is here. 

 
If any of the above values are not present, ADD THEM.
 
Now, run BOSS, just for safety sake. Once that's done, run Oblivion THROUGH STEAM. (Yes. You read that right. Through Steam, no MO. We now have MO "hooked" to run with OBSE loader, which loads when you launch via Steam.)
You will get the main title menue that pops up. This is OK. I haven't found a way to prevent this, yet. 
Click Play, and make sure you get to the loading screen fine. 
 

 
Phase 4: Installing Morroblivion
 

 
Download Morroblivion here:

1) Download the installer, and the resources.
2) Once downloaded, run the installer
3) Select the Morrowind directory (For me: %/steam/steamapps/common/Morrowind)
4) Select the Oblivion directory (For me: %/steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion)
5) You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Cause your friends don't dance, and if they can't dance, then they're no friends of mine.
6) Once install is completed, open an explorer window, and navigate to your Oblivion mods. 
7) Open Mod Organizer
8) Open "My Doccuments/My Games/Oblivion" and UNSET Oblivion.ini as read only (leave the properties window open for now)
8) In the drop down on the upper right hand, select Wrye Bash and click Run
9) If it asks if you want to enable installers, click yes.
10) Wait
11) Drag "Morroblivion_0064_Complete" from your mod install folder, into the installers tab of Wrye Bash
12) When asked, select COPY
13) Highlight "Morroblivion_0064_Complete" (should have a diamond next to it)
14) In the right side of WB, locate the "Sub-Packages" window
15) Check all options in this window. 
16) Right click "Morroblivion_0064_Complete, and select "Install"
17) Once complete, there should be a green plus sign in the diamond.
18) Close Wrye Bash
19) Right click the overwrite mod in MO, and select "Create Mod" name this mod "Morroblivion"
20) Right click "Morroblivion" and select Information
21) Navigate to the INI-Files tab and select "Ini/Morroblivion.ini"
22) Scroll to the bottom of the .ini and change "set mwMainMenu.altStart to 1"
23) Save and close
24) In the RIGHT pane of MO, navigate to the Archives Tab
25) UNCHECK the boxes next to the Morroblivion BSA files
26) Run BOSS and Sort. 
27 Re-enable "read only" for Oblivion.ini (We left the properties window open earlier. Should just have to check the box and click OK)
28) Run Oblivion VIA STEAM (remember, we hooked MO to run through OBSE instead of having to launch through MO)
29) When you get to the main menu, start a new game
30) Vefify that you are NOT starting in the jail cell, that you are starting on the ship at the beginning of Morrowind
31) If you are NOT on the ship, go back through all of the steps thus far in the guide, and ensure that you have done everything exactly as directed.
32) Exit out of Oblivion, and prepare for the following phase <3

 

 

Phase 5: User Interface
 

 
DarkUId DarN:
I prefer this UI overhaul mostly because I really hate the light colored default menus for Oblivion.
This mod requires special attention for install:

1) Uncheck the "Optional Menus" box
2) Click OK to install
3) Open an Explorer Window (Windows Key + E) and navigate to %/Documents/My Games/Oblivion
4) Right click on "Oblivion.ini" and uncheck "read only" then click "apply"
5) Under the [Fonts] Header make the following changes:

SFontFile_1=Data\Fonts\Kingthings_Regular.fnt
SFontFile_2=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_14.fnt
SFontFile_3=Data\Fonts\DarN_Kingthings_Petrock_16.fnt
SFontFile_4=Data\Fonts\DarN_Oblivion_28.fnt
SFontFile_5=Data\Fonts\Handwritten.fnt

6) Save and close
7) Check "Read only" under Oblivion.ini properties, and Apply, then OK

 
Skill Perk Descriptions:
Adjusts tooltip size to work with our new UI settings
 
nONatees Colored Shivering Isles map:
This mod is not packaged properly for install:
Expand "Visually Divided", right click "Data" and set as data directory.
 
Dynamic Map:
Let the BAIN installer run. 
Check "00 Core" and "01 Color Map", then click OK.
 
MiniMap - Reboot:
Because I love having a minimap
This mod is not packaged properly for install, right click "Data" and set as data directory.
Special Instructions:

1) In the right pane of MO navigate to the Archives tab
2) Locate "MiniMap.bsa", right click, and select Extract
3) Navigate the popup window to "%/Steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion/Mod Organizer/Mods/MiniMap v1x2x0"
4) Once in the folder that has the SINGLE content folder of "Menus" click Select Folder (DO NOT HIGHLIGHT MENUS FOLDER)
5) Right click MiniMap mod in the left pane of MO, select Information
6) Navigate to the "Filetree" tab
7) Highlight "MiniMap.bsa", right click, and select hide
8) Close

 
HUD Status Bars
Run the BAIN installer.
Select "00 Core", "01 Orb Style" (My preference, if you prefer vanilla or Skyrim style select one of those, but only ONE mod from 01)
Leave all other selections blank. Those selections will likely cause your game to crash. 
 
DarNified Config Addon:
Allows DarkUI-DarN configuration options to stay permanent. 
 
Now that we have the UI addons completed, lets run BOSS to sort our load order, and load up Oblivion, to make sure that the UI is functioning as intended. 
 
REMEMBER: Always launch Oblivion through Steam after following this guide.

 
Phase 6: ENB, Weather, and Lighting
 

 
A few words about ENB before we begin:
ENB for Oblivion is not the same as it is for Skyrim, or Fallout. It is VERY performance heavy.
There is no memory tweak. 
If your system doesn't match what I've labeled in the preface as requirements, SKIP ENB and continue with weather and lighting.
 
Turning off Steam Overlay (REQUIRED):

1) In the top left corner of Steam, click the "Steam" button
2) Select "Settings" in the drop down
3) In the window that pops up, go to "In-Game"
4) Disable "Steam Overlay" 
5) (Optional) turn on FPS counter (will show with overlay off)

 
ENB Binary:

1) Download by clicking the down arrow at the bottom of the page.
2) Once done, extract contents of the folder to %/steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion (The same folder as Oblivion.exe)

 
This is the ENB Preset I suggest. It uses both ENB and SweetFX to achieve it's goal. It is a blend of fantasy and realism.

1) Download, and extract the archive
2) Copy the contents into %/steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion (The same folder as Oblivion.exe) Overwrite when asked.
3) Open enbseries.ini
4) Find "MaxAnisotropy=16" and change this value to 4
5) Find "EnableDepthOfField=". Set this value to false
6) Find "EnableAmbientOcclusion=". Set this value to false
7) Save, and close.

 
Animated Window Lighting:
Pretty self explanatory. Helps add some immersion.
Follow the steps below to install:

1) In the drop down in the top right corner of MO, select Wrye Bash and click RUN
2) In the window that popsup, click OK
3) Click the "Installers" tab
4) Once download of AWL is done, drag and drop the archive into Wrye Bash
5) When asked, Copy
6) Next to the mod you'll see a box with a pen (or eyedropper? Idk)
7) RIGHT CLICK this mod, and select "Unpack to Project"
8) Now you'll see a mod with the same name, only a diamond next to it. Delete the one with the square.
9) Right click Animated Window lighting (With the diamond) and select "WIZARD"
10) We're going to have several options, MOST we will be using default. I'll say when we're NOT.
11) When asked if you use RAEWD, select NO and click NEXT
12) When asked if you use Bomret's Texture Pack for Shivering Isles, select YES. We will install this later.
13) At the end you'll see check boxes with the options we've selected. 
14) Check the box for "Apply these selections" then click FINISH
15) Close Wrye Bash
16) Right click the overwrite mod, and create mod. Name this mod "Animated Window Lighting"
17) Check the box to activate.

NOTE: this does not cover Morrowind with animated window lighting. I haven't found a patch to do so.
 
Weather - All Natural:
Because we all hate vanilla weather patterns for Bethesda games.
Follow the steps below to install:

1) Follow steps 1-10 for Animated Window Lighting (found above)
2) When asked if you want to use the bashed filter patch for other mod support, select NO
3) When asked to chose color tinting, chose "Darker Bad Weather"
4) When asked to select a darker nights option: Select 50% Darker Nights and No Blue Tint
5) Continue with steps 14-17 for Animated Window Lighting.

 
Immersive Interiors:
Helps make interiors more immersive, as far as lighting goes.
Install as normal through MO.
 
Immersive Interiors - Bravil and Leyawiin:
Same as above, but for these two specific cities.
This mod is not packaged properly for install, right click "Data" and set as data directory.
 
This should be all you need. I'm looking for additions for Morroblivion for Immersive Interiors and Animated Window Lighting. If you stumble across those (or know of them already) point me in their direction, so I can include them in my guide. Thanks :D
 

 

Phase 7: Body Replacers (male and female)
 

 
Morroblivoion Clothes Replacer (Beta):
This IS a beta. It may, or may not, function exactly as intended.
 
 
Roberts Male Body:
Grab the BAIN installer.
This mod requires special installation practices:

1) In the drop down on the upper right hand of MO, select Wyre Bash, and click RUN
2) If mods are red, highlight all, right click, go to file, and select "redate"
3) Navigate to the Installers tab.
4) Drag and drop "Robert Male v52 BAIN" into Wrye Bash.
5) Copy if asked.
6) Highlight Robert Male v52, right click, and select "Unpack to Project"
7) Delete the "Robert Male v52" with the SQUARE next to it.
8) Right click "Robert Male v52" that's left. Select WIZARD
9) First page, click "next"
10) Second page, select "Flapping in the wind"
11) On the next page, select the body that suits you. I prever "Breeze Defined Body"
12) On the next page, select the feet you prefer. I use Default
13) Pick the head mesh that suits you, I use RT6
14) Use the default (2048) skin texture.
15) Default Dark Elf, and textures 
16) For Imperial, I use ROBM 2. Select otherwise if you prefer.
17) For Imperial Textures, I use Pack2
18) For Orcs, I use hairy, Dark Seducer Default, and Golden Saint Default.
19) For Default Normal Maps, select yes.
20) Pick the normal maps that suit you, through the next several pages.
21) Select YES to "Less Ape-like idle animations"
22) On the last page, check the box for "Apply these selections" then click Finish.
23) Close Wrye Bash.
24) In MO, right click the Overwrite mod, select create new mod named "Robert Male v52"
25) Activate the mod.

 
NoMaaM BBB Animation Replacer:
Animation replacers for walking, running, and idles.
This mod requires special installation practices:

1) In the drop down on the upper right hand of MO, select Oblivion Mod Manager, and click RUN
2) Click the "Load" button along the bottom of OBMM
3) Navigate to where your mods are downloaded, and select NoMaaM BBB Animation Replacer.
4) Highlight, and click "Activate" across the bottom.
5) Select your Breast Movement Factor (BMF from here on out). I use 1.1(Expressive)
6) Select Breathing Idle. I use Strong Breathing - BMF 1.1
7) Select NO Flail animations
8) In the popup, CTRL+Click YES
9) Once install is done, close OBMM
10) Right click overwrite mod, create a mod named "NoMaaM BBB Idles"
11) Activate NoMaaM.

 
DMRA BBB Fine Tuned Body v3:
Install as normal through MO, unchecking the "Modders Resource" folder.
 
DMRA BBB Complete Clothing and Armor Replacer:
This mod requires special installation practices:

1) In the drop down on the upper right hand of MO, select Wrye Bash, and click RUN
2) Click YES/OK to any popups.
3) Click on the installers tab. 
4) Drag and drop "DMRA BBB Complete Clothing and Armor Replacer" into the installer tab of Wrye Bash
5) Right click, and unpack to project
6) Delete the DMRA BBB Complete Clothing and Armor replacer with the SQUARE next to it. 
7) Right click the DMRA BBB Complete with the DIAMOND
8) On the right side, look for "Sub Packages"
9) Select "000 Core" and any alternates that you wish to try. 
(This can always be changed, by deleting the mod from MO, and reinstalling via WB)
(I use Core + All Alternates)
(When selecting alt armors, remember to only use ONE from each number. EX: 072 has many options)
10) Once Sub Packages are selected, right click DMRA BBB Complete, and select Install. 
11) When installation is done, close WB
12) Right click overwrite mod, and create a mod called "DMRA BBB Complete Clothing and Armor"
13) Activate "DMRA BBB Complete"

 
VipCxj's Real High Heels System:
This mod is not packaged properly for install:
Right click "Data" and set as data directory.
Uncheck the test.esp
 
Shadder's High Heels for DMRA:
Install first link, then second link. 
 
Pretty Woman Animation Replacer:
This mod is not packaged properly for install:

1) Expand "Pretty Woman BBB"
2) Expand "Bonus" ALL THE WAY
3) Expand "Data" ALL THE WAY
4) Highlight the .kf files found under "Bonus"
5) Drag them to the "Specialanims" folder under "Data"
6) Right click "Data" and set as data directory

 
Alright. That's enough work for me tonight!!!
 
Btw. Yes, I am aware there is an issue with the Morroblivion Clothing replacer. I'm going to try to fix this tonight, and upload it back on TESRenewal as a small contribution.
 

 
Phase 8: Textures and Flora
 

 
Really Textured Normalmaps:
Download all 3 BAIN files, and install. Check ALL options. 
Once install is complete, drag all 3 files to just above Robert Male v52 in the load order.
 
Qarls Texture Pack 3 for NMM:
Install as normal. A pretty general overhaul of meshes and textures. More comprehensive than RTN
 
QTP3 UOP Compatitbility Patch:
Install as normal.
 
QTP3 Custom Road Textures:
Select "00 - Core" and all "02 - " Options, then click OK
 
Bomret Texture Pack for SI:
Download link is at the bottom of the page.
Install as normal.
 
Graphic Improvement Project:
This mod is packaged properly for install with MO.
 
Unique Landscapes Compilation:
Get the NMM/BAIN version.

1) In the drop down on the upper right hand corner of MO, select Wyre Bash and click RUN
2) Click the Installers tab
3) wait for it, takes awhile sometimes
4) Drag and drop "ULComp174 NMM or BAIN" archive into the installer tab
5) Right click and select "Unpack to project"
6) Delete the "ULComp174" with the SQUARE next to it.
7) Right click the "ULComp174" with a DIAMOND next to it, select "Wizard"
8) When asked, select FULL install. 
9) When asked, select WHEAT.
10) When asked, select Default Grass.
11) When asked, select YES for LOD files.
12) Check the box in the bottom right that says "Apply these selections" and press Finish
13) Close Wyre Bash.
14) Right click the overwrite mod, and create a mod named "Unique Landscapes"
15) Activate.
16) Drag to between "Graphics Improvement Project" and "Detailed Terrain-Beta II"

This mod has multple .esp files that can be merged with xEdit Merge Plugins Script:

1) In the drop down in the upper right hand corner of MO, select TES4Edit and click RUN
2) Right click in the window in the middle, choose "Select None" to deactiavte all .esp files.
3) Check the box next to "Oblivion.esm"
4) Scroll all the way down to the bottom, activate all plugins that begin with "xul"
5) Click ok.
6) Click the TOP plugin that starts with "xul" (should be directly under Oblivion.exe)
7) In the next window, use the drop down to find "Merge Plugins 1.9.x" select OK
8) A window will pop up saying you haven't ran this script before. Click ok.
9) In the top check box that says "I use Mod Organizer" click that
10) Click the folder on the second line, and navigate to your Mod Organizer installation folder (%/Steam/steamapps/common/Oblivion/Mod Organizer). Highlight the Mod Organizer folder, and click OK.
11) Make sure "Copy Assets" is unchecked.
12) At the bottom uncheck "Batch copy assets"
13) Click OK
14) A window should pop up asking you which plugins you want to merge. Select all that start with "xul"
15) Proceed until it asks you to create a new file, and click OK. Name the file "Unique Landscapes"
16) Wait a bit. It takes 3-5 minutes to run this merge script on these mods.
17) Once the script is done running, you'll see all of the "xul" plugins in bold print in the left pane, along with "Unique Landscapes"
18) Close TES4Edit. A window will pop up.
19) Right click in the window, chose "Select None"
20) Check the box next to "Unique Landscapes" and click OK
21) When TES4Edit closes, open the overwrite mod by double clicking on it
22) Drag the "Unique Landscapes.esp" and "Sound" folder into the "Unique Landscapes" mod in the left pane of MO.
23) Drag the "Edit Scripts" folder into the TES4Edit mod, and close.
24) Right click the "Unique Landscapes" mod in the left pane of MO and select Information
25) Navigate to the "Optional ESPs" tab
26) Highlight each .esp that starts with "xul" and click the up arrow until ONLY "Unique Landscapes.esp" is in the bottom box.
27) Close.
28) Run BOSS.

 
Detailed Terrain:
This mod has some complex steps to installing it. If Terrain isn't super important to you, feel free to skip this mod.

1) In the drop down on the upper right hand corner of MO, select Oblivion Mod Manager and click RUN.
2) In the window that pops up, select "Load", then navigate to your download folder and select "Detailed Terrain-Beta II"
3) Click no, on the popup. 
4) Right click "Detailed Terrain-Beta II" and select "Convert to Archive" (OBMM may appear to "not respond". Just be patient.)
5) Create this archive in your downloads folder. 
6) Close OBMM.
7) Click the disk in the upper left hand corner (Install) 
8) Find "Detailed Terrain-Beta II" and select OK
9) This mod will be packaged properly for install via MO.
10) Repeat the above steps for the 3 remaining files of Detailed Terrain (DT Shader Patch, DT Texture Pack-Shivering Isles, DT Texture Pack-Unique Landscapes)
10a) Steps 1-5 should be done with each of the 4 mods downloaded for Detailed Terrain, then proceed to steps 7-9 to install each archive.

 
Koldorn's LOD Noise Replacer:
This mod is not set up properly for MO install:

1) Expand LODNoiseReplacerFINAL, and STRONGEST twice.
2) Right click on the "Strongest" that appears just above "Textures" and set as data directory

 
Deathb0rns Modified Qarls LOD Normal Maps:
Install as normal.
 
Enhanced Vegitation:
Install as normal.
Make sure to get HIGH RES Textures and the plugins. (two separate downloads, for whatever reason. Who knows.)
After installation:

1) Right click Enhanced Vegitation and select Information
2) Navigate to the Optional ESPs tab
3) Highlight and move all .esp files EXCEPT "Enhanced Vegitation[100%].esp"
4) Close.

 
Other flora mods are available on Nexus. I'm not going to walk you through getting too many of them, however. Mostly because not all of the same vegitation is available in both Morrowind and Oblivion.
 

 

Phase 9: Overhauls
 

 
FCOM - Convergence:
This overhaul has several mods that are part of it, and make it work as intended.

Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul:
Download both OOO135a.7z and OOO135aBSA.7z.
Install both mods, renaming them to Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul. Merge when asked.
Special Instructions:

1) Navigate to the Archive tab in the right pane of MO
2) Scroll down and find "Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.bsa"
3) Right click and "extract". When asked navigate to (%/steam/steamapps/common/oblivion/mod organizer/mods/oscuro's oblivion overhaul) and select folder.
4) Right click Obscuro's after install, selecting "Information"
5) Navigate to the Optional ESPs tab
6) Highlight "No Daedric Items.esp" and click the up arrow
7) Navigate to the Filetree tab
8) Right click "Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.bsa" and select HIDE
9) Click Close
10) In the drop down on the upper right of MO, select Wrye Bash and click RUN
11) Find "Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.esm" It will be in blue, and near the top (4th down if your load order is proper).
12) High light it, and expand the bottom right pane labeled "Bash Tags"
13) Right click in the pane, and scroll down on the popup. Uncheck "Relations"
14) Find "Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul.esp" 
15) Right click in the "Bash Tags" pane, and remove "Factions" and "Relations"
16) Close Wrye Bash. 

 
Francesco's Creatures and Items:
Download both files (v5b1 and v5b2 update)

1) In the drop down on the upper right of MO, select Wrye Bash and click RUN
2) Once loaded, click the Installers tab and wait patiently.
3) Once completed, drag and drop the archive for Francescos Creatures and Items v5b1 into Wyre Bash
4) Right click this mod, and select "Unpack to Project"
5) Delete the Francesco's mod with the SQUARE next to it. 
6) Right click the leftover Francesco's mod, and select Wizard.
7) On the first page, simply click Next.
8) "YES I want the SI Version" is to be selected, then click Next
9) "YES I am installing FCOM" is to be selected, then click Next
10) On the next page, select Next.
11) Leave "Chance of More Enemies" unchecked, and click Next
12) In the bottom right, check the box for "Apply these selectons" then click Finish.
13) Close Wrye Bash.
14) Right click the overwrite mod, and create a mod named "Francesco's Creatures and Items"
15) For the v5b2 update, install as a normal mod, through More
16) In the popup window, right click "00 Core" and set as data directory
MAKE SURE TO RENAME IT TO MATCH THE MOD WE JUST CREATED EXACTLY
17) Merge when asked.
18) Navigate to the Archive tab in the right pane of MO
19) Scroll down and find Francesco's Creatures and Items Resources - Items.bsa. Make sure it's turned on.
20) In the left pane, right click on Frenchesco's, and select Information
21) Navigate to the Optional ESPs tab, highlight the plugin with the name that matches the above BSA, and move it up.
22) Click Close.

 
WarCryEv:
Download "WarCryEv.7z" and "Oblivion WarCry EV Opti.7z" 
Make sure to rename "Oblivion WarCry Ev Opti" to "WarCryEv" to match the first file. Merge when asked.
 
Moartigen's Monster Mod:
Grab MMM38.rar and MMM38BSA.7z

1) In the drop down on the upper right of MO, select Wrye Bash and click RUN
2) Once loaded, click the Installers tab and wait patiently.
3) Once completed, drag and drop the archive for MMM38.rar into Wyre Bash
4) Right click this mod, and select "Unpack to Project"
5) Delete the copy of MMM38 that has a SQUARE next to it.
6) Locate the esp/m filter on the right side.
Make sure only the following are active:
Mart's Monster Mod.esm
Mart's Monster Mod - Diverse Creatures Expansion.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - Diverse WaterLife.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - Hunting & Crafting.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - Looting NPCs & Creatures.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - More Wilderness Life No Gates.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - RadiantAITweaks.esp
Mart's Monster Mod - Shivering Ises.esp
7) Right click MMM38 (With the DIAMOND next to it) and click select Install.
8) Close Wrye Bash.
9) Right click the overwrite mod, and create a mod named "MMM38"
10) Activate
11) Install MMM38BSA.7z by clicking the disk in the upper left corner.
12) Install as normal, renaming to MMM38 (No "BSA" after)
13) Navigate to the Archives tab in the right pane of Moartigen
14) Find "Mart's Monster Mod.bsa", right click, and extract to the "MMM38" mod folder (you should be familiar with extracting BSA files by now :) )
15) Right click MMM38 and select Information. 
16) Navigate to the Filetree tab, right click "Mart's Monster Mod.bsa" and hide.
17) Close.

 
Bob's Armory Oblivion:
(Keep this tab up, we're going to download more mods from it shortly)
Get Bob's Armory Oblivion, and FCOMBob's Armory Oblivion Opti. 
Install them normally.
 
FCOM-Convergence:
(link posted above)
Install as normal. In the first window that pops up, uncheck the "FCOM_SpawnRatesSlightlyReduced" and "FCOM_SpawnRatesStronger" .esp files. Then click OK.
Extract the BSA for FCOM Convergence the same as we have before. Make sure to remember to hide the BSA file in the Filetree tab.

 
COBL:
Handle installing COBL through Wrye Bash like previous mods. 
Use this Exception BEFORE "Right click and select Install"

Make sure to check "00-Core" and "02-Tweaks" under in the "Sub-Package" window on the right.
In the Esp/m filter box, check the following:
Cobl Main.esm
Cobl Filter Late MERGE ONLY.esp (DO NOT Activate in load order)
Cobl Glue.esp
Cobl Si.esp
Cobl Races.esp
Cobl Tweaks - FCOM Mergeable
THEN Right click COBL and install, and proceed packaging as a mod in MO.

 
COBL Cosmetics Res 01:
When the installer pops up, select "Install First" and "Install Next-IF Using Robert's Male Bodies"
 

 
Phase 10: Wrapping things up to play
 

 
Bashed Patch (Wyre Bash)

1) Open Wrye Bash the way we previously have.
2) Find "Bashed Patch,0.esp" and drag it to the bottom of the list.
3) Right click it, and select "Rebuilt Patch"
4) On the first window that pops up, select "OK"
5) In the next window that pops up, in the left pane find "Tweak Assorted"
6) Make sure to click the box next to "DarNified Books" here
7) Again in the left pane, find "Tweak Settings"
8) Check the boxes next to the following: "Crime: Alarm Distance", "Greeting Distance", "UOP Vampire Aging and Face Fix", and "Warning: Exterior Distance to Hostiles".
9) UNCHECK "COBL Catalogs"
10) Click "build patch" and wait. This can often take several minutes.
11) When it's done, click OK and close Wrye Bash.
12) Right click the overwrite mod, and create a mod named "Bashed Patch"
13) Activate.

 
TES4LODGen
Just select it in the drop down on the upper right, and click run. Let it run until it says "you can close this application" at the bottom, then close.
Afterwards, right click the overwrite mod and create a mod named "Generated LOD"
 
TES4Edit:

1) Open TES4Edit by selecting it in the dropdown on the upper right and click run.
2) Leave the selected and deselected plugins alone. Click OK
3) Let it load. This could take several minutes. WATCH FOR ERRORS (fix any that are reported)
4) In the left pane, right click ANYWHERE
5) In the menu that drops down, find OTHER (at the bottom) Expand, and select Create Merged Patch
6) Name this patch "Merged Patch" (Lol, ikr?)
7) You'll know it's done when at the bottom of the left pane you see "Merged Patch" in bold lettering
8) Close TES4Edit.
9) In the window that pops up, make sure ONLY Merged Patch is checked, then click OK
10) Right click the overwrite mod and create a mod named "Merged Patch" (Go figure)
11) Activate.

 

This guide may or may not receive updates in the future, dependant on user input. 

I haven't decided what Lovers mods to add yet, if any. If I DO figure that out, those will be added. 

Thanks so much for reading my guide. I hope it's gotten you on the way to a wonderful experience with Morroblivion.

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Thank you. I believe I am caught up to this point. The game still launches fine. Since I can't run most hi-res textures I am going to go ahead and optimize them now, though.

Make sure to use DDSopt and set the textures to 1024x1024

 

If you do that with the HD textures, MOST people should be able to run them, even with only a 1gb card.

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UPDATE: Back on Schedule. 

Mod Organizer is now working as intended for Oblivion following the instructions provided in Phase 2. 

Phase 5 added. 

Tomorrow I'll be adding Weather and Lighting, along with Body Replacers for males and females. 

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The list looks very good and your instructions are very clear.

too bad that installing a playable oblivion is so complicated.

 

i was wondering what colourwheels oblivion overhaul is needed for.

i used it some time ago and it pretty much ruined the game experience for me, as it

- replaces almost all random characters with females (guards, bandits, marauders) (->a male player character might encounter more potential rape victims this way, but a female character won't be that much in danger anymore)

- creates duplicate comic vanilla races (->this makes all efforts to use your own custom races futile)

- and creates a rather funny overall atmosphere of the game.

so if it not necessary or there's a different mod for the purpose, i'd rather not use that overhaul.

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The list looks very good and your instructions are very clear.

too bad that installing a playable oblivion is so complicated.

 

i was wondering what colourwheels oblivion overhaul is needed for.

i used it some time ago and it pretty much ruined the game experience for me, as it

- replaces almost all random characters with females (guards, bandits, marauders) (->a male player character might encounter more potential rape victims this way, but a female character won't be that much in danger anymore)

- creates duplicate comic vanilla races (->this makes all efforts to use your own custom races futile)

- and creates a rather funny overall atmosphere of the game.

so if it not necessary or there's a different mod for the purpose, i'd rather not use that overhaul.

I use it mostly for the lingerie shop and the armor replacers that are included. I'll be editing that portion of the guide to let people know how to change things so that the functionality is limited to that :)

 

EDIT: after messing around with the .esp in CS, it's not possible to remove the portions mentioned above. 

 

--Colourwheel's is optional for this guide--

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There are also changes that make most NPC's female. I'm sure it could be edited so that they're not female; however, I don't have the time to sit and basically create an entirely new .esp file to add just the lingerie shop and armor/clothes replacements. 

I really wish I did. :/ 

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I understand that very well.

I wish i knew how to work with the CS without creating tons of dirty edits.

I know how the olivion folders work and have done some retexturing and mixed some nifs etc, so i'd just create copies of the male armor folders and rename them to "f" and then go into CS and change the entries for the formIDs.

Sounds easy in theory, but to me that's a walk through hell and my esp would most likely crash the game.

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In theory: The Colourwheel's vanilla armor/clothes replacers should function with the .esp removed, as they overwrite vanilla textures/meshes.

However, the DMRA BBB Complete Clothing and Armor Replacer is actually quite nice. A touch skimpier than I prefer, but still nice.

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another great works... thanks for making this guide!!

The only few things that i can suggests is:

 

- adding maskar's overhaul... it's fully compatible with fcom and added a tons of very interesting things

- if you want, you can add some quest (clearly... for Oblivion world!) there are some that was be proven to be perfectly compatible from each other.. (for example: tears of the fiend, ruined tale tales, bartholm ecc ecc..), this because i like to play morrowind, immediatly followed by oblivion with the same player, and so i can taste the better of the two game in one adventures..

- for the loverslab mod, i'd like to suggest: lovers with pk, lovers adult yeld, lovers magic, lover rape, lovers voice ssp plus, adult play plus ssp

 

thanks another time... and another time excuse me for my bad english!

 

 

 

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"tomorrow" is two weeks ago now and i still haven't tried morrowblivion, as i've gotten distracted by other means of either seeking mods, discussing mods for all kinds of games, or "family stuff" or even trying out completely new games like "Dwarf Fortress".

i hope i can try this sometime soon and give you proper feedback.

 

 

 

[...]

For this guide it is REQUIRED that you have LEGAL copies of BOTH Oblivion GOTY and Morrowind + All DLC. If you have pirated copies of these games or alter the .exe files in anyway other than how I direct you, I will not assist you in fixing your problems.

[...]

 

this means having the german copy of both TESIII GOTY and TESIV GOTY will most likely not work.

i'll have to wait until the - actually pretty much overpriced for such an old game - copy of Oblivion GOTY imported from the UK arrives and then wait until i have enough sparemoney for MW GOTY imported from the UK, which is even more overpriced.

 

DISCLAIMER! I only comment your guide, because i'm unsure if my install will be stable. my goal is a stable oblivion install with lovers. So please don't see this as nagging, but as honest questions from someone who is not a modder (i guess i have to add "yet" :unsure: ).

 

i began installing, but i do not own Oblivion on steam and there's no way of activating it there, as it doesn't have (and doesn't require) a serial.

 

what version of patches are required to get to the version you get when letting steam patch your game?

GOTY and unofficial patch should work.

ModOrganizer is not a valid win32 executable. this ruins half of your tutorial. i just ignored it and keep going without it although it sounds like a good tool.

 

 

5) Highlight "DLCFrostcrag - Unnoficial Patch.esp"

i don't have that DLC. none of those DLCpatches (except SI and KotN) make sense on my install - or do they?

 

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So far your guide has been my favorite! However, I am unable to make Mod Organizer work for my setup. I am familiar with the program and used it with Skyrim without a problem. Nevertheless, regardless of what I do, MO fails to recognize an essential Morroblivion BSA. I haven't figured out which one yet. When I install through Wrye Bash without MO, everything loads as it should. When I install with MO, it consistently warns me I have a missing core BSA. I would love to use MO with Morroblibion because it leaves my original files in tact. 

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Try back dating your BSA files.  Go into settings workarounds . Then click on back date BSAs. If that doesn't work make sure you installed it correctly.   There are only two reason MO wouldn't work.  The BSA files aren't back dated causing them to overwrite the newer BSA files or  MA can't see the BSA because it is in the wrong location because of a bad install. 

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So.. I know this is an old thread, but it does seem to be the most complete so far. Unfortunately however i run in to the issue whereby ModOrganiser 1.3.11 NO LONGER executes 64bit binaries, meaning anything to use wrye bash is doomed as Wrye bash no longer support 32 bit operating systems. this means I can do the following steps:

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Unofficial Oblivion DLC Patches:
We need to remove some bash tags:
  Hide contents

 

1) Click on the drop down in the upper right hand corner and select "Wrye Bash"
2) Click "Run"
3) Wait for it.
4)If there are red mods, highlight them, right click, go to file, and select "redate"
5) Highlight "DLCFrostcrag - Unnoficial Patch.esp" 
6) In the bottom right corner is a "Bash Tags" window. Expand this window up.
7) Right click in the window and uncheck the boxes next to "C.Climate" and "C.Light"

 

Is there a more up to date version of this truly impressive guide? Or a better way to install Morrodblivion and lovers PK for modern machines? (or even just morroblivion honestly)

Thanks!

 
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