Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekend Oblivion Mods, Again

A bit over two weeks ago, I posted about some race mods for Oblivion that I'd started using, complete with links.

Any of you who actually downloaded those mods, more likely than not noticed the same thing I did: that several races don't display correctly. They're missing the resources needed to drive them.

No, I don't know why they didn't just include it all in one package.

Nonetheless, a couple days ago I did some digging, and came up with the resources needed to drive the Sirens and Tritons (and their sub-races of Angelic, Dark, Freckled, and Southern); the Chocolate elves (which seem to be ridiculously popular on the forums I lurk) and the lop-eared modification of the same Hershey tree-huggers.

I had assembled the three packages into one 7z file to link to Herculine to simplify download; but since I appear to be doing fuckall else this morning (that's a technical term for it, I believe), I figured I might as well share the mini-compendium with everyone else.

So, here ya go. No screenshots to show off. I haven't actually done anything with the races in-game yet; it just bugged the hell out of me having invalid race options.

Given my tastes in companions, I'm far more likely to use the Ice Elves than the Chocolate ones; but who knows, one of you could find these super neato keen.

As always, I didn't create the resources or the plugins; take no credit for them, etc etc. I just crammed it into one archive to avoid having to trawl as many Japanese forums/databases.


  1. Thank you for doing the "leg-work". It is appreciated.

  2. Thanks for doing this, digging through sites I can only read via googles machine translation is not fun

  3. Eh, it's not so bad. I guess you kind of get used to it. I'm usually more annoyed by playing Google roulette.

    It's so much fun when the top links they turn out only include one of the damned words you searched for.

  4. Roulette is an excellent way to describe it. Sometimes you can find exactly what you had in mind, others you can get dozens of leads to things that have absolutely nothing to do with what you were looking for. And this is supposed to be the best search engine?

  5. I think that's the problem -- it is the most expansive search engine available.

    Add in ten times the amount of content anyone else has, and you get that much more useless crap from the automated engine. Google is worse than some others as well because it's programmed to "help" you by suggesting things other than what you searched for based on what the database thinks is related.

    Although it is good for some fun, as well.

    I remember once, years ago; I was reading up on Russian nuclear subs one morning. The first page had one of those ad-sense ads on the side that automatically tailors itself to whatever you searched for? It was offering me best prices on my own Russian nuke boat.

    Never have a Platinum card when you need one...