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Title: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 20, 2008, 03:52:15 AM
   I'm starting this thread because  I take an insane amount of screenshots, and I have to put them somewhere. Actually, this is just like the threads over at the Beth Forums, only more interesting, and with a "Hide" button. I don't go to the Official Forums much anymore, I just go there and try to scan for any new interesting mods without reading anything philosophical. Or the endless piss stream of posts like: "hi i want 2 nowe wat mods are relly gud cuz im new 2 teh game and i saw lists n stuff but it was confosing...". You know. That sort of thing.

  So here's some screenshots. Remember. Oblivion only, really, after all this is the Oblivion Screenshots thread.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/AirBucc1.jpg)

 No, wait, that's not Oblivion. That's "Air Buccaneers" for UT2K4. Fun game. You go up in these hot air balloons and shoot cannons at each other. I have to put that back in and play it again.

Now for some Oblivion:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/TSW.jpg)

   That's not Oblivion either, is it ?  I think it's from Turkish Star Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Star_Wars) , but I'm not sure.

 Here's a picture I actually took in the actual game we're discussing here. Which should be Morrowind but, no, it's Oblivion.
  This is the only screenshot I have ever taken where there is any kind of a real sense of PC emotion, with poor Grania looking scared shitless. Here is the full BIG version (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/scared1Large.jpg) for your clicking pleasure, and below is a little detail:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/scaredSmall.jpg)

  Grania has an Akaviri moment:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/AkaviriMoment.jpg)

  Grania (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaStats.jpg)  is only half Khovian, by the way, on her mother's side. Her father was a bestial Breton drunk who was despached early on by a well placed Daedric arrow let loose by Grania herself. From her crib. Remarkable girl.

   This left her with a terrible and abiding hatred of men, but happily with only a relatively mild distrust and wariness of women.

 Sometimes she wears tight sexy chainmail, which hurts a lot but looks nice.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/sexychain.jpg)

 I found that particular armor when I was going through the 8 million wearable things BAB gives you in the install. The gauntlets are from Kalia & Floydian1's BAB Clothing (http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/View.php?view=OblivionMods.Detail&id=5019) , which is a useful thing for BAB aficionados.

 There's also some sexy Thief's Chain in there:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/ThiefChain.jpg)

 I'm not sure how that outfit would be that useful for a thief, but, well, there it is. :bigcheek:

                         And a squirrel drinking Guinness, because, lets face it, that's what everyone really wants to see.
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/squDrink.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 21, 2008, 10:10:44 PM

 Grania met a guar today.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/graniaguar2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/graniaguar1.jpg)

It didn't try to eat me. Must be from MMM. It's the only creature adding mod I run.


  This disturbs me. I'm not sure why, but it does.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/eeriedoor.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 22, 2008, 09:44:55 AM
For some reason, most of the guar my characters meet try to kill them. Maybe they know what I was doing to their little friends in MW...guar boots, guar wallet, guar belt, guar lampshades...

Maybe it's the mod itself. I'm currently running Frans, so...

I'm just glad there isn't any Khagouti yet. I remember one of my low-level MW characters being killed by one. So humiliating.

Anyway, here's a couple I dug up:

I don't remember posing for this.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBstatue.jpg)

Makes me wonder what else I don't remember posing for. Man, what a hangover. What the hell did I DO last night?? Urg. Palonirya sent me a message this morning, said she had a series of "erotic woodcarvings" that I'd be very interested in seeing. I have a bad feeling about this.


[I probably posted this next one previously.]

He didn't get the nickname "Sherlock" by accident, you know.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBgenius.jpg)

Well, since the Nord and the Dark Elf are dead, there's only one conclusion: it was the frail, elderly Breton lady. Saaaaaaay...you're a cute little foreigner. A little on the scary side, but I like danger. Someone with such exquisitely-crafted eyebrows just couldn't have killed all those people. Let's say you go wash all that red paint off your hands -- you're a hobbyist, you say? -- and I'll treat you to a night on the town. I know this little place in Chorrol with only one table. "Paint the town red," you say? That's clever! I like a girl with spirit. And, judging by the size of that dagger, you know how to take care of yourself, too. Isn't that -- ow -- is that...is that *my* colon on the floor? I've never seen it before, but I'm pretty sure that's mine...argh...


The problem with that one personality pose mod: she's looking at my crotch as she's speaking.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBcountess.jpg)

The subtitles say it all. :lol:


"Oh my god...Ka'zir! I think the soup's been poisoned!"

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBsoup.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 22, 2008, 12:34:05 PM
 :biglaugh:

   Indeed. The Countess wants me, I always knew it. "Here's your Akaviri artifact, mmmmm...."

  That stupid statue. You think someone would ask me what I want to be wearing? But no, it's whatever I have in my inventory right after I save Bruma, like Bruma is actually worth saving. Hah. (There's an Update My Statue (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3428) mod that I find useful. I usually make it naked).


Bad Oblivion lighting, and a bear story. What more can one want?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/bears.jpg)


I have no idea what's going on in this shot. I don't know who's dead, who killed him or her, and I haven't the vaguest idea who that guy walking away is. Or who my character was. Still...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/something.jpg)

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Starfox on October 24, 2008, 12:12:47 PM
I'm rolling on the floor there...  :lol: :lol: :lol: :funup:

Carvain's sentence taken out of context sure means a lot  :purplelaugh: Considering the persistent winter of Bruma it's just natural that she wants to warm things up a little bit. It gives a whole new meaning when you have to follow her to the church before the big battle, huh?

"Come on dear, now that we've done the deed it's time to climb another step"...
"Well, yeah, sure...  About that all *climbing another step* thing, excuse me Countess but there's a battle out there and I intend to die in it. Oh and don't go search for my corpse, there will be none. Dremoras, you know... they tend to burn a whole lot of things. No hard feeling, eh? I'll call you back from some place... I mean Oblivion! Yeah that's it, let me call you back from Oblivion."
"Crap! That means I won't get to touch that beautiful thing again? Never?"
"Well OK, just once then. I know the perfect place in the Church crypt. And don't ask me where I got the keys."

As for Neville, he made me laugh a lot too. In fact I tried several combination (killing people in a different order) in this quest and I think it's still the best.

Oblivion is a lot of fun... too bad that most of this fun was not planned by Bethesda  ;)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 27, 2008, 11:31:00 AM
 Fun indeed. Morrowind and Oblivion, I'm figuring out, are more like toys to me, rather than games. They're the new cyber versions of my old Marx Playsets (http://www.marxtoymuseum.com/playsets.htm) , and my Elastolin (http://www.knightsofavalon.com/etoycollector/elastolin_norman_knights.htm) knights and castles, which I would adventure with, and modify to meet my tastes. Combine "modifying" with hard and destructive play, and I managed to  destroy all future collecting value. All that stuff would be worth a lot of cash nowadays if I hadn't messed with it. Oh well.

There are lots of fun things to do in Cyrodiil. Looking at dead sheep, for instance.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/sheep1.jpg)

 I refer the Elder Council to this article (http://www.sheepandgoat.com/articles/compostsheep.html) , a necessary bit of knowledge when running MMM.

  BAB Girl Grania in Axil's Exnem Chaindress (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=13847)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/chaindress.jpg)
"Does this outfit make me look fat?
Yes.
But I like it. Some of the most "realistic" chainmail I've seen.

 Yes, my friends, we are playing with Barbie Dolls. Homicidal Barbie Dolls, sure, but Barbie Dolls nonetheless.

Grania's been trying out some stuff for other body types lately, and they often work. Like this Journeyman Armor (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=18728)  for UFF:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/journeymanW.jpg)
My apologies, Lord Vader, I have misplaced my helmet.

 Nice armor, but the dark version works better. The white one is a little too John Mollo-ish for me.

 Here's some of F&K's BAB stuff. Grania goes OldSkool.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaVanir.jpg)

 The Helm of the Vanir is from some Conan pack, which one I forget.

Hey, it's Grania in Morrowind! With a guar!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaMW1.jpg)

Grania and Guar. A recurring theme.

   
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Starfox on October 27, 2008, 12:37:08 PM
Very true. We play with Barbie dolls... But we do have excuses. In real life they reserve all the Barbie dolls for Hollywood so we don't get to play with them. We have to find a substitute  ;D

Everyone have fun where they can. Some have fun playing with billions of dollars and occasionally crushing the world economy; we have fun dressing and occasionally undressing virtual Barbie dolls. What is the lesser evil?

General message to people concerned: stop fiddling with the economy; start playing games instead. It'll be safer for us all.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 27, 2008, 01:36:05 PM
 I agree. You won't catch ME starting wars and crashing the world economy. I'm too busy playing dress up with my computer dolls. And, believe me, it's best for all of us if we keep it that way. Really, it is... >:D

  But, I ask, what is it with Grania and Guar?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/digtheguar.jpg)

Oh, OK, that explains it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on November 25, 2008, 01:32:59 PM
 Oh, screw F3. I just made a new friend (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16141)!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/TavernCube.jpg)

 Finally, a companion that doesn't annoy me.  :coollove:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/CubeDrink.jpg)

    And it doesn't snore :lol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/CubeSleep.jpg)

Meanwhile, I had a "what the (common expletive meaning sexual intercourse)? " moment today:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/WTFIT.jpg)

 According to the ID it's a guard dog. Wondrous indeed. ::)

 And, ummm. isn't this illegal? (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/notgreen.jpg)
  Monsters and bandits are bad enough, does this mean that now I'll have assassins from the World Wildlife Fund on my ass too?

Not that I don't deserve it, but.... :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Joshua-kun on November 25, 2008, 01:43:29 PM
That is an Epic Win!
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on November 27, 2008, 10:21:14 AM
 Indeed ;D


EDIT: (Well, not really an edit, since I haven't posted this yet) It occurs to me that such a terse response could be construed as padding my post count. To rectify this, I'll go through the trouble of posting a screenshot.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/kvatcharena.jpg)

 Grania and some dead dogs in the Kvatch Arena. What more could one ask for?

 Stupid guards, perhaps? Sure thing, coming right up:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/dumbros.jpg)

   Then again, what the hell am I doing here? It's Thanksgiving Day for goodness sake. I should be off decapitating a turkey or handing out smallpox infected blankets or some other holiday appropriate activity.

 So off I go then.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on December 19, 2008, 01:53:00 PM
 I really wasn't joking about my Bruma statue.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaStat1.jpg)

  Admittedly though, it would look more striking if I used Exnem, but I don't, so we can keep the tissues in the box.
    Now we just need a mod that will make the statue poseable. Slof's Sexy Anims for Statues. That would be nice.

  I have yet to find an Exnem mod that won't work on the BAB body...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GrCrll1.jpg)

  ...so I don't have to spend a lot of time deciding which body mod to use anymore. The current Bliviekid favorite, by the way, seems to be HGEC, which doesn't always work well with BAB. Every new clothing and armor mod I see now is for that one, but it's like 99% anime stuff, so I don't really care. :lol:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on December 19, 2008, 09:25:18 PM
That's the thing: I'm not into anime dresses or the H-cup phenomenon, so most of the new "armor" is lost on me, too. All I really wanted was the standard armors resized to match my favorite Eycandy variant, the HGEC Fighter (C-cup)...a little wider in the beam, perhaps, but she looks like she can take care of herself. (Not to this extreme (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/coryeverson.jpg), but the GUTS variant fills that order for those who like that sort of thing.)

Preliminary. On my tombstone (provided I don't just get a nearby stone as a marker over my shallow grave by the side of the road), I want writ: "He Made A Pretty Oblivion Character...Whose Face Tone Didn't Quite Match The Rest Of Her Body, But That Wasn't His Fault" (they may need a bigger tombstone to fit it all in):

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBxianagain.jpg)

Okay! Anyway, what I was talking about:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBchainmail1.jpg)

(Love those arms.)


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds1.jpg)

(This, and the Saint armor, is as much skin as I allow.)


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBiron1.jpg)

(I cobbled together a couple of meshes and textures to get the iron armor more protective in nature. The greaves are actually male pants with a skirt attached...and the...um..."unit" would sorta poke through the skirt until I squirreled around with the texture to make it blend with the skirt. It was a lot of effort for an armor set I almost never use.)


Then again, there is something to be said for giving the kids in Bruma something to look at.  :purplelaugh:

The Countess: I have here a petition signed by the Concerned Mothers Of Bruma league, asking for the removal of this...this...statue you have established in the corner of my town.

Sculptor: Eh? Huh. It's a statue, innit? What's wrong with it?

The Countess: Besides the fact that the soil around the statue is always...muddy...for reasons I am sure you can fathom yourself? Oh, nothing...nothing at all.

Sculptor: Right, I guess I can...dunno, put a scarf over it or somethin'?

The Countess: A scarf.

Sculptor: Right. She DID fight all them Daedra starkers, y'know. Pardon yer sensibilities, ma'am, but the battlegrounds were all white, see?

The Countess: [weakly] Snow??

Sculptor: Naw! 'Coz the Daedra kept comin' and comin' and comin'...

[Raucous male laughter.]

The Countess: The POINT, you stone-twiddling hack, is that the women of this town are protesting this statue--

Sculptor: --uh, mistress, what about the men?

The Countess: [deep sigh] They have vowed to fight to the death anyone who tries to remove it.

Sculptor: So what can I do about it?

The Countess: A poncho. A BIIIIIIIIG poncho.

Sculptor: I have an idea, mum...

The Countess: Yes?

Sculptor: Mebbe we can put the poncho on the ol' girl, then charge a few septims a peek.

The Countess: I will not be associated with such sideshow frivolities! At least, not publicly. I want 50% of the gross take and the final word on all concessions.

Sculptor: Right-o, mum. One big poncho comin' right up.

And thus was born Champion Land: people would travel from all over Cyrodiil to catch a peek at the statue, ride the ferris wheel, eat deep-fried Snickers...

EDIT: I hate to admit it, but in the last two pics, her head looks tiny. :madatwall: It's the armor; the normal Exnem clothes don't give that impression...as far as I remember, anyway...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 20, 2009, 10:48:08 AM
So I'm thoroughly bored with Fallout 3...who'da thunk it? Mostly it's the bleak, desaturated feel of the game; even with Greener World, Pure Water, and Fellout, I miss the vibrance of Nirn. Xin agreed, and she paused in her hobby (killing stuff) to let me take a few shots. She's Shiangxi, so I took them as quickly as possible before she got annoyed with me. You shouldn't annoy them.  :lol:

Unfortunately, we started during the day in the HDR sunlight.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzobXin2009-1.jpg)

Ouch.

We agreed to meet later that evening outside the Merchant's Inn. I found a mage who could replace my eyes, so everything turned out okay.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzobXin2009-2.jpg)

Much better. For some reason, Viator Accius seemed to distract her.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzobXin2009-3.jpg)

Maybe it was the fact that he smells like old feet roasting in an iron cuirass fashioned into a makeshift oven.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzobXin2009-4.jpg)
"Ooh! Something shiny! Oh...just me."

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzobXin2009-5.jpg)

I don't really like HDR. We had to move around a bit before we found a spot where the lights weren't turning her bangs into a supernova-bright blur. About that time her fingers started to twitch, a sure sign that she was anxious to zap something with a most horrible (but fun...for her) spell, so I said my goodbyes and skedaddled before I was turned into a greasy spot on the wall.

She did give me some ideas for enhancing the white armor and sword ("Here's how you make it not suck, scumbag..."), so maybe I'll work on that next.

Oblivion: not much game after a while, but you sure can take some pretty screenshots. ::)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Joshua-kun on January 20, 2009, 12:03:59 PM
I rarely comment on this stuff, but I gotta say...that is a truly gorgeous character and outfit you've got there, Silv.  If only the characters in Fallout could look that nice instead of dumpy.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 20, 2009, 12:30:50 PM
 Games set in dumpy worlds have dumpy characters, it's natural ;D

  But damn, that is one of the nicest OB characters I've ever seen.  :onethumb:

   I think I'll be off to Cyrodiil myself today. I'm even sick of taking pictures in the Wastes, let alone playing in them.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/pirate41.gif)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/love_fallout.gif)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/sabre.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 20, 2009, 05:16:16 PM
 Ahhhh....dungeons, caves, and torches.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBGraniaGTA1.jpg)
I'M HOME!

 I've been playing that Aesgaard 2 (http://forums.starfoxweb.com/index.php?topic=1206.0) quest mod thingie, and it's, uh, what's that word...oh yeah, it's good!

      Real good.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgra21a.jpg)
Now, that's gaming.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBGraniaGTA3.jpg)
"Oh crap...maybe I should have stayed in the Wastes..."

       Nah.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBGraniaGTA2.jpg)

  Swords, castles, rivers of blood and dead pigs. Does the soul good, yes indeed. :lol:

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 20, 2009, 09:22:52 PM
Quote
I rarely comment on this stuff, but I gotta say...that is a truly gorgeous character and outfit you've got there, Silv.  If only the characters in Fallout could look that nice instead of dumpy.

Quote
But damn, that is one of the nicest OB characters I've ever seen.  :onethumb:

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By the sweat of Xenu's many balls! I'd hit that!

Thankya, thankya all. ;D   I had fun with her, since I find F3 limiting in so many ways...and until someone like throttlekitty ports the OB head mesh over to F3, I'm afraid we're stuck with the grimy, weak-chinned default mesh.  :lol:  I will say though that designing a few faces in the GECK and setting them as presets is preferable to my usual method for creating a new character:

Open Wrye Bash.
Go to the Saves tab.
Create a new proflle.
Enable that profile.
Exit Bash.
Start new game.
Choose race and gender.
Save game.
Exit game.
Open Bash.
Find savegame.
Right-click on save, choose "Import face"
Find savegame with desired face.
Import settings.
Exit Bash.
Start Oblivion.
Load savegame.
Open console.
Type "showracemenu"
Tweak face according to whim.
Save game.
Load game.
Look at face.
Facepalm.
Showracemenu.
Tweak.
Save.
Load.
Sigh disgustedly.
Decide to just get through the dungeon and deal with the fine details later.
Mommy Beth holds hand through dungeon.
Choose class...make sure it sucks.
Dance on Emperor's corpse.
Dungeon exit: make sure you like everything.
Exit.
Two hours of gameplay later, resolve that the sixth time's the charm and this is absolutely the LAST time you're going to fiddle with the face again.
An hour later -- the twelfth time proved to be the charm -- pronounce yourself happy with your character.
Change the hair color.
Change it back.
Change it back to the previous color.
Change it back.
Change the hairstyle. (x6)
Realize that you're going to be wearing a hood most of the time anyway. Worry about hair regardless.
Settle on hairstyle and color. Face is perfect. By now, you're at level 12 with no inkling of how you got there.
Random passerby comments that hair should be dark to offset the skin.
Kill random passerby.

...and so on. The hell of it is, I enjoy this sort of thing.  :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 23, 2009, 08:29:59 AM
 Pretty much the same creation process here.

Load sewer save
Choose race, create class, choose other crap
Go to BASH and import face
Tweak
Exit sewer
Look at character in sunlight, tweak more until my eyes start to bleed
Apply compress to eyes
Go to Leveller's Shack
COC TestingHall
Fast travel to my IC apartment
Play, if I still have the strength
Quit game
Click "Don't Send" on windows error message
Stare at desktop
Feed cats.

  I decided I want to play this mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6855) , where you hook up with the Mythic Dawn after the MQ and find your inner evil. Grania refused to do this, so I recreated Morrigan from F3. This time with red hair, as it should be since she is the Irish goddess of war, death, and squashing toads.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBMorgie2.jpg)
"No guns? No slave collars? Hrummph..."

 She could use some cool dark shades. There are mods for that, I'll have to look into it. :cooldevil:

  Maybe I'll put her through the DB quests too. She won't have any problems with cleansing the Sanctuary. Even Kijo had qualms about that, but  Morgie won't.

Bitch. :coolcthulhu: 

EDIT: Since posting, I concluded that I liked the face so much I let Grania use it too, with less makeup and Grania's hairstyle, of course:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBGraniaNF1.jpg)

It never ends. ::)

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 25, 2009, 10:27:52 AM
   So Morgie's hanging around somewhere, trying to figure out how in hell she suddenly became Champion (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14904) of Cyrodiil, (and why does Chancellor Ocato smell like tuna fish?) when she feels a tap on her shoulder...


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmythic1.jpg)

     OK then. Off she goes.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmythic2.jpg)
"How do I look? Is this outfit alright? I really want to make a good first impression, you know?"

  After some walking, and killing about 900 MMM things on the way, she arrives.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmythic3.jpg)
"Hi! Is this the evil place? I mean, it's all red and stuff so this must be it, right?"

      Indeed.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmythic4.jpg)
"Yeah! Right on! Sign me up!"

  Only it's not quite that easy, you see....

 A nice mod so far. the author says it's about as big as the OB main quest, so I should be busy for a while. From what I've seen it's well written, and with some halfway decent voice acting. We'll see how it goes.

 Which means, OB Morrigan is redeeming herself with the Mythic Dawn, OB Grania is hacking her way through Aesgaard 2, while MW Grania is mucking about in Tamriel Rebuilt, and F3 Morgie is looking for more poor souls to enslave.

 Good times. :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 28, 2009, 10:29:07 PM
While Xin takes care of Su-van (which makes perfect sense: who better to take out the Dragon's wayward child than a Xiangshi?), I wandered over to Dungeon Siege and made a melee-oriented character. An hour or so of that later (DS is like that...you think you're only going to play for a few minutes, and where did all this sunlight come from??), I decided to apply that to an OB character *with* MMM and Frans...because, frankly, I don't feel my computer crashes enough. So:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBaf1.jpg)

She's Par Ven Au (Parvenner). She's not a happy one. Yes, she's based on this character (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBhelchri.jpg), but improved in many ways. I think.

But I do get tired of running in slow-mo through the wilderness...low-level Heavy Armor sucks...and I go back to Xin, who is experimenting with all these wonderful spells she has at her disposal. When she stumbled upon a ruin full of Necromancers, she had a twisted little idea. Give it up for her (Censored) Reanimated Necro Posse!

 

She even discovered that you can reanimate Vampires, too!

 

You may be asking, hey numbnuts! Why are they all naked? Well, why the hell not?? I went through a bunch of body replacers and their infinite supply of variants to get a good-looking female form, so I'm making the most of it. (Body by RAIAR: HGEC Fighter EBE...high-res textures by someone or other...a willingness to ignore the outside world courtesy of myself...)

Haven't seen a lot of great OB mods lately...well, apparently Sickleyield is adapting the FF body (I think) to F3: UF3 Body Replacer WIP/Updates (Warning, Naked Dismembered Dead People) (http://teseyecandy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17947.0) (no kidding...lotsa nudity, so be warned). As you will see, I left one of my standard less-than-intelligent comments, but at least it was complimentary. This totally beats the shit out of the current Duke Patrick's I Have Way Too Damn Much Free Time On My Hands (http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=948307), for sure. Colourwheel's still at it, as is Alexscorpion (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22192), not to mention A TYPE2 (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22186)...and I found this (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21720) interesting as well. Although those are HGEC EBE bodies, they look great for all players. :lol:

So I pop in to Vvardenfell (ha! Two ells!) once in a while...the compilation of leftover armor sets is going well enough, but I'm not killing myself over it, then back to OB, a bit of Dungeon Sieging, Silverfall ignoring (don't like the camera at all), and Loki shunning (Starforce...(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/meh.gif))...and no F3 to mention. I played the hell out of it; let it rest for a while. Biting a few necks in Bloodlines. Maybe a trip back into Mass Effect? Love watching (female) Shep walk.  :lol:

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 29, 2009, 02:57:53 PM
 I never think to use reanimation spells, but now I'm inspired, so I will. I'm slow with this stuff. I only recently figured out what poison is for in OB. In real life I know, and use it frequently, but not in the game.

    I'm kind of stuck on the BAB body. I retexture it off and on but still it's BAB. Big tits and sword combos make me nervous. Call me paranoid, and you'd be right on so many levels, but that's the way it is.

  Perky:

 

  Good links there :onethumb: I never heard of or went to Lipsand Tarn before, a hell of a place to go fetch some armor, but well worth the trip.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBMorgieAScorp2.jpg)

  My Oblivion has been crashing a lot today. It was fine until this morning, but now it's CTDing randomly when I equip stuff and once when I fast traveled. No pattern, but four times in three hours of play. Nature of the beast. It'll work itself out.

    Maybe I should post my load order though, like they do at the Beth forums, and somebody can help me:

Quote
Oblivion.esm
Morrowind.esm
MMM.esm
ooooooo.esm
more_bosmer.esp
InstaCrash.esp
MMMmore_rats.esp
MMMeven_more_rats.esp
source engine.gcf
TheGatemap1.bsa

 I don't really see any problems, but if anyone has an idea please let me know.



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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Joshua-kun on January 29, 2009, 04:29:18 PM
Did you try the power switch, sir?  And no, your CD Tray is not a cup holder...

 :lol:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on January 29, 2009, 06:21:11 PM
more_bosmer.esp
Yeah, I see a problem there.

 :realconfused:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 30, 2009, 11:40:29 AM
It is too a cup holder! What else could it be for? Why is there a hole in it then? I read somewhere that people have actually put things like CD's into it, but that's so silly I think it's an urban legend.
  And my computer doesn't have a power switch. A few turns of the crank until the light burns steady usually does the trick. :computerfix:

Yeah, I see a problem there.

 :realconfused:

 You know, that could be it, but it's one of my "must have" mods so it stays in. ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 30, 2009, 01:03:49 PM
Rotary CPU! Much better than my hamster-based power supply. I usually just hit it with pure adrenaline so he cranks that wheel all the faster...sure his little heart explodes eventually; that's why I have a box of hamsters as backup. (Not to be confused with my box of mice, for when I need a stress-squeaky-squeezy or I'm just hungry.) There's something in there about crack and overclocking, but I'll leave it alone for now.

Quote
Big tits and sword combos make me nervous.

[brandishes sword]

>SLICE!<

>thump thump<

"Shit. I'm a double amazon now."

Lipsand Tarn is one of my favorite ruins: excellent view outside, plenty of vampires inside...in OOOOOOaaaaaaah it's one of the vampire biggie dungeons (although not as ridiculously dangerous as Nornalhorst), housing a nasty boss vampiress who has some interesting gear. Under MMMMMyeah and Frans (no titillation), it's just a zillion standard vampires (depending on level). No wonder some people dare the FCOM gauntlet.

Wait, wait...some your plugins are old. You need the latest: MMM_assload_of_rats.esp and All_NPCs_Are_Bosmer_Now_Ha_Ha _Ha.esp. I'd pass on the latest version of InstaCrash until they patch it, though...it's a little unstable.

So I was looking at the Deadly Shadows set...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds1-1.jpg)
"Damn you. Okay, fine. As long it's overcast. I have delicate skin."

I enlisted the help of Xin's sister, Xen. (How they both ended up as Xiangshi is beyond me...I'm afraid to ask.) Xen looks a little more...er...normal than Xin, and she's really popular with the vampire wannabes, for some reason.

To get that dreamy look, I turned on HDR...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds5.jpg)
"HDR sunlight?!? You BASTARD!"

Ouch. It took me a while to get the angle right, and...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds2.jpg)
"You son of a bitch! Look at me...I'm practically a Redguard!"

Heh. Whoops. A few days later, after the flash-tan had faded, I convinced her to meet me at the Merchant's Inn for a couple of screens. She reluctantly agreed...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds3.jpg)
"I'm still not speaking to you."

She was getting impatient, but I needed a shot of her back.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds4.jpg)
"I'm going to poke your damn eyes out. JUST TAKE THE SHOT!"

And I threw all the gold and sapphires and jade I had onto a table and ran like hell, shouting my eternal thanks over my shoulder as I ran.

The textures could probably stand a little more work, but they're okay for now.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 30, 2009, 09:41:55 PM
Allow me to update the above.

Different model...good ol' Xianxi. Xen tried to add me to her collection. She told me if I ran, I'd only die tired. I convinced her that if she succeeded, she'd never level up. She let me go, only wounding me slightly. So Xianxi...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBds2009a.jpg)

...has an orange neck. She's tired of it. I'm tired of it. So we conferred...I ended up tweaking the Lattamer face/body/hands/ears/etc. a bit, and replacing the K1 textures with...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBnewK1textures.jpg)

Pale, but not as deathly so (i.e., K4). A less HDR-y paperdoll shot:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBnewK1textures2.jpg)

I'll probably work on it some more in the future, but for now it's nice. She likes her goth look.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 01, 2009, 08:42:58 PM
Abandoned the Lattamer texture tweak; never could get the skin tone right...depending on lighting conditions, she either looked pasty or dead.

So I found the updated 2048x2048 hi-res textures for Exnem's, particularly the "more hairy" one...

1) 2048x2048 is a perfectly acceptable texture resolution when you're running at 1280x1024. 4096x4096 is just asking for trouble.

2) "More hairy" translates to "not as bald as a 12 year-old," which seems to be all the rage today. Personally...never mind. Point is, she has *some* hair down there (hair down there, hair down there / send the word, send the word / hair down there...) and she doesn't care if she can't wear a thong.

...with five different nipple options (#5 is more Bai Ling-like, thus the obvious choice), three different "oiled" options (no oil, please...it stains the leather and makes it smell), and so on.

Together with the original K1 head texture, it looks okay. Adjusted the head tex's hue by *one little point* and it seems to match up now. :madatwall: So the K1 race is back to its regular self.

Which is why I decided to mess with it some more. I found the dragon tat and pasted it on the back of the new body texture: two hours' worth of adjusting and I'm still not happy with it. But that can wait. I liked the dark red lipstick of the more gothy textures I had going, so I adjusted the head tex again. Then I thought, hey, why not cover up all that beautiful skin with tribal tats? Found a resource, did that. Noticed that the face looked a little naked, too.

*sigh*

Most people watch the Superbowl. I fiddle with textures.

So, on a temporary basis (meaning, until I get tired of the look), I give you: Khovian woad. ::)

FACE.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBkwoad1.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBkwoad2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBkwoad3.jpg)


BODY. (censored)

 

 

 

[EDIT: Moved pics here. Photobucket sucks for various reasons.]

And now? Taking screenshots that have nothing to do with my rocket sled into madness. Like this one:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBtanned.jpg)

I like that one.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on February 02, 2009, 05:11:00 PM
...depending on lighting conditions, she either looked pasty or dead.
Yeah, I can sympathize. Man, when I take off my shirt, I have to turn the lights down.



...and now that I've given time for the horrible mental imagery to sink in, onward!

There's been a few things I've wished that Oblivion had come with- customizable body types/height, tattoos, clothing that doesn't look stupid, animations that didn't look more stupid than the clothing, dogs/wolves that hadn't dug a hole for their bone in the bottom of the Uncanny Valley. I'm glad to see that our own Silver Sorrow is tackling one of those things with an obsession that borders on the unhealthy. ;) Now I think it would be nice if we could see scale painting/marking or fur dyeing on the beast races (I know I have an obsession with the cats and lizards; playing a human in a fantasy game, to me, is like going to France to eat a croissant at McDonald's, except with slightly less stomach pains), and maybe tails that didn't look like they were attached to the spleen rather than the tailbone.

Also, fun fact about the Super Bowl: The comments on Fox's page about Pittsburgh's victory easily rival YouTube comments for sheer stupidity. Imagine 250 variants of "(my team)'S VICTORY VALIDATES MY UNSATISFYING AND ULTIMATELY MEANINGLESS EXISTENCE" and you've got about 60% of the content, while 35% consists of fans of the other team blaming the refs, "thug" players, the weather, the grass and the guy who painted the numbers and stripes on the field for their team's loss, and the other 5% is an actual attempt at rationality and "good game"ism that is quickly obliterated by the stupidity of the primary 95%.

I also heard that the commercials sucked this year. I wouldn't know. I haven't watched one second of television since August of '06. Aside from Conan O'Brien, I don't miss it in the least.

(I was going to mention that Xianxi has a "tramp stamp" but then I decided that I preferred my intestines to remain inside my abdomen.)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 04, 2009, 11:11:23 AM
I solved this problem by never undressing. Ever. The human race owes me a huge debt of gratitude.

The worst thing about the beast races -- which were, of course, far cooler in MW -- is that they seem like an afterthought. Filler. Parenthetical asides. And so on. What they need to do is make a TES game that focuses on Black Marsh or Elsweyr, particularly the latter, as the Khajiit lore you stumble across paints a fascinating picture; it'd be interesting to see some of the race variations...but you know they'd have to fit the goddamn Altmer in there somewhere. But what are we getting?

Nords, apparently. The name "Skyrim" has been trademarked by Bethesda (The Future of TES Games (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/General:The_Future_of_TES_Games)). Now, I like a viking simulation as well as the next hornhead, but why, exactly, would a Bosmer (for example) be in Skyrim? Cyrodiil is one thing (and Vvardenfell was stretching it), but the ice-locked north? Ooh, wait...the return of the Falmer! *sigh*...keep dreaming, dude.

Yes...although Xianxi prefers the term "Khovian crack mack". ;D

My TV watching is limited to Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Oh, and CSI. And The Soup (however, I find their half-hour of poking fun at celebrities doesn't quite offset the 23-and-a-half hours of E!'s incessant celebrity ass-kissing...so Jude Law blows a goat and I'm supposed to care?). Gary, Unmarried is surprisingly good, and House is still okay. I stopped caring about most shows, however, when they'd get cancelled almost immediately no matter how good they are. Sports, meanwhile, I absolutely refuse to watch. It's one thing to play a game yourself, but to watch others doing it? No thanks. Everyone else can watch until their eyes fall out, but I just can't do it.

Part of it is the hypocrisy shown by my Fellow Americans: one visible nipple created outrage among people who didn't like it messing up their annual paean to homoerotic gladatorial display. Big sweaty guys wearing tight pants in close contact with each other? Good. Female nipple? Bad.

Okay, so the nipple thing was a cheap, cynical stunt by Ms. Jackson -- I'm nasty -- to sell records (which failed miserably). Still, I maintain that we're a bunch of retards when it comes to these things.

Anyway, I have a couple of screens. Hooray for me. Btw, the woad pics that Photobucket deleted...yeesh. I hate those people. I reuploaded them and they haven't been deleted again, but for sanity's sake I relocated them to The Vault.

I've been working on the Xi dagger a bit...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBdagger1.jpg)

In NifSkope:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBxidagger2a.jpg)

Good thing I left all that black space in there, huh?

As I was looking at all of the angles of the dagger, I looked down...and was *I* surprised...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBrack1.jpg)

After several weeks of agony, I finally found out how to move a mesh *up"...for example, a sword ported over from MW that was held too low in the player's hand? The answer was right in front of me, but I didn't realize it until yesterday.

So, the Red Dragon Nodachi, improved placement:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBnodachicorrected1.jpg)

With this knowledge I was able to correct the placement of several other items imported from MW, such as the Daedric claymore. Darknut's textures make them Oblivion-worthy (although you have to make normal maps for them yourself), and I'm looking forward to getting the Daedric Dai-katana in-game. I'll have to add it to the world, as messing with leveled lists is a pain in the ass.

Anyway, I think I finally found the right combination of textures for the K1 race. I took the "tan" face texture from v2 of the Lattamer race (seen v3 on a normal head mesh? Scary.), gave it dark lipstick, dropped the brightness of the high-rez Exnem body texture by 15%, and...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBfinallook1.jpg)

She actually looks good in all manner of lighting now.

Btw, this is the only "blink" pic I've kept:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBblink1.jpg)

I'm accumulating enough changes, tweaks, and additions to warrant another Upgrade, aren't I?  :evil1:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 05, 2009, 11:23:41 AM
  Sorry, I've been hibernating, but the word "upgrade" woke me up. Perhaps I should stay awake, at least for the time being.

  That's a lot of information and stuff posted above, and I don't feel like typing too much right now, so just fill in some noises of agreement and approval.

  Did I hear "upgrade"?

  I'm hungry. I should go get something to eat. When you're hungry, the best thing to do is eat. I learned that early on in life. Served me well. But since this is the "Oblivion Screenshot Thread" I guess I'll post some screenshots to kind of keep in the spirit of things.

  Here's Morgie in a cave:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgiecave1.jpg)
"Hi. I'm in a cave."

  And here she is in a red place:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgiered1.jpg)
"Do I look good in this light? Oh, of course I do. I'm freakin' hot. And I'll never go out with you."

  I need food.

Edit: I ate.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 06, 2009, 11:43:57 PM
This whole eating thing is tiresome. Wake up. Hungry. Eat. Drowsy from food. Sleep. Wake up. Hungry. Eat. Drowsy. Sleep. Repeat forever until sweet, sweet death.

And the peeing. Oh, the peeing. And the other things. Damn them.

Love it:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBMWdc1.jpg)

Yes, it has that annoying damned texture thing in the middle. How I hate that thing. I vaguely recall reading that someone corrected that ages ago, but it requires more effort than I care to expend to find.

I'm testing out a few of the other weapons I "found" in that weird "morro" folder.  ;D  The differences of the Daedric weapon stats between MW and OB has always been a bit odd, so I'm relying on guessing to come up with values for things like the Wakizashi. I'm also having to create my own normal maps to go with Darknut's textures (easy enough), as well as glowmaps (more work is involved, but it isn't impossible by any means) to make the glowy stuff look more OB-y than ridiculous.

And then I might have to make my on icons, too. Until then, I've been working on merging it all into my Dremora Facelift thing (an ongoing effort going back to the Dawn of TIME)...so far, the Dremora look like they enjoy it all:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBdremora1.jpg)

McMuffin's Daedric Lord Armor (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16442) (darkened slightly), plus the MW weapons...all I'm missing is a giant Daedric ruin with a name like Assuraduriapallicurrypallypal .

Something's intruding on my summoned Dremora, taking their gauntlets away. I hate that.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBdremora2.jpg)

I'm not sure how my additions to the leveled lists and such will work with other mods that screw with them, but I'm sure I can count on Bash...to overlook it. Thing never picks up the stuff I WANT it to pick up...but it recognizes TNR just fine, thank you very much. ::)

A while back I was toying with an open Daedric helmet, deciding to add it as Bound armor as well. I never fixed it when I went back to a closed Daedric helmet. Here's how I found out:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhoops3.jpg)  (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhoops1.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhoops2.jpg)

Ordinarily I'd say it was a bad hair day, but...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 08, 2009, 12:02:58 PM
 I'm imagining the missing helmet parts as merging into the head, which would seem painful. Very disturbing. :lol:

    I wish Beth had put Daedric shrines in Oblivion. Hell, I wish that they had put all kinds of MW stuff in OB. In fact, I wish it was Morrowind. Damn Bethsoft. The game should have been Morroblivion with the story picking right up where it left off. I don't give a rat's ass about the Septim family and their boring tribulations. I want to be the Nerevarette carving a bloody path through Cyrodiil. I want Great Houses and real Khajiit. They could have left out the Bosmer though. I wouldn't have minded that. They could have said an elf plague wiped them out or something. That would have been nice.

   I've been trying out this reduce crash thing (http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=953512) for Oblivion, which is promising. I was ctd-ing like crazy recently, but with this I've played many hours now with only one incident. Not bad. It's a work in progress, a new version seems to be up every few hours, so keep checking in folks.

  And get this, I've been equipping and unequipping Growlf's wigs without crashing! Unheard of. So Morgie is looking good.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgrowlf3.jpg)

  Which befits her new position as High Priestess in the Mythic Dawn. I'm having a good time with this mod. Fine evil fun.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBposse.jpg)
"I has a posse."

   Hey, remember this?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBblackwood2.jpg)

  I kind of forgot it was there. Silly me. Morgie likes it, so who am I to deny her? I enjoy having my intestines inside my body, so it's best to keep the Morrigan happy. :o

  Speaking of forgetting things, remember Duffy?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBduffy2a.jpg)
"I have a penis"

  But he's not doing much at the moment, so we'll leave him be. He won't hurt me, I left him in a tavern so he's quite contented.

    To digress, I thought this was only an urban legend, but I could be wrong...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/YumYum.jpg)

  Wait, another opinion...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/images.jpg)
"That's so untrue. I'm offended."

   Correct as usual, Ms. Liu, CEO. Sorry, won't happen again.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 15, 2009, 08:12:32 PM
(Lots of pics in this post. You've been enticed.)

If Beth had ripped off Tolkien just a bit closer to the text, Bosmer would've been a hell of a lot more interesting. You'd WANT to see a Wood Elf (or, "Silvan Elves" as they would have been called), and a trip to Lothlorien would have been an utmost priority. But no. They made them whiny and short with really weird jawlines. I spit on their elves. Ptui. Ptui.

Btw, that's the Blo outfit for HGEC on Morgie, right? That's something my Khmer character will be wearing. Besides the blouse candy, that belt with the metal thingy for a one-handed blade is one of the best features.

Ah! Darker Blackwood armor...it looks better than I remember. My side projects will someday RULE THE WORLD!!

I wonder if the Tsaesci eke out their chicken with Khajiit?

Duffy! It'd be nice to have dual-wielding implemented, just to be able to parry with a dagger Duffy-style. I'd also have to fall down a lot, but it wouldn't be my fault.

We need a Ms. Liu, CEO scale...I often ask myself, "WWMLCEOD?"

And now...


'Pilates'? What are you saying??
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-01.jpg)


Wait...you mean you people were just *kidding* when you told me it was a nudist shrine??
 


Huh. Glass beats Daedric. Who woulda thunk it? Gives me an idea for a game: Glass-Scroll-Daedric-Argonian-Ocato.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-03.jpg)

Scroll covers Glass, Glass pierces Daedric, Daedric cuts Scroll, Scroll gives Ocato paper cut, Ocato banishes Daedric, Daedric crushes Argonian, Argonian eats Scroll, Ocato is dazzled by Glass, Glass is hoarded by Argonian, and Argonian bites Ocato. I hope that covers it.


There's a song in here somewhere about blueberry hair, but I'm not going there.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-04.jpg)


I have a ton of screens depicting dead naked Dremora babes. This both pleases and bothers me, somehow.


A scene from a life...about to end:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-05.jpg)


...and now for that lonely High Rock ballad, "I Left My Love On The Rocks Of Atronachy."
 


If I had turned just a little more to the right, I wonder if her neck would have snapped?
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-07.jpg)


So you can balance one of those things on its end...so what? Let's see you balance it on the tip of your dink, you amateur.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-08.jpg)


Contents of apparel may differ from description.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-09.jpg)
(Previous to the latest Unofficial Oblivion Patch)


I've been prettying up the Saints and Seducers...their ugliness bugged me, and I didn't think TNR was kind enough to them.


Say...now I'm glad I stepped through that portal!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-10.jpg)


Tell you what...I've rented a charming little cabana down in Mad God's Boot...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-11.jpg)


Remember Cutter? This is what happened to her in TNR:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-12.jpg)


...and I've restored her somewhat to her former psychotic self:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-16.jpg)


Not to say that TNR is bad...it's just that sometimes I disagree with it.  :lol:


Hey...you must be really busy with your guard job. I'd be happy to oil you up before your shift...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-13.jpg)


Y'know...me and the gate guard are taking a little holiday down in Mad God's Boot...why don't you tag along? I'll bring the oil and the whips, you just bring your fine self...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-14.jpg)


I hope I've captured Nelrene's disdain well enough...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-15.jpg)


#1: I never liked the black eyes of the Saints, Seducers, and Sheggy. As you can tell, I've changed them.
#2: Sheggy uses the Saint eyes by default -- so LAZY -- and I wanted something a bit more...him.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-17.jpg)


STELAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-18.jpg)


I'd ask, but that cabana's getting awfully crowded...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-19.jpg)


Corinne Bohrer, Golden Saint. Dead, but that's a better gig than Pier One and Campbell's Soup ("M'm M'm MSG!") commercials.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-20.jpg)


I think that's it for the moment...or simply way too much. Either way.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 16, 2009, 11:04:29 AM
 Mazken, Saints, McSheogorath...I do have to send one of my victims characters to the Isles again soon. It's been a while, I kind of forget what goes on there. I'm very fond of the Seducers, I can take or leave, mostly leave, the Golden Saints. They're dull and pompous, and I've never really forgiven their Vvardenfell relatives for being so annoying. I always side with Dementia, for many reasons, some of which have nothing to do with the game, but are valid nonetheless.

    Figuring that only two simultaneous quests aren't enough to keep me occupied, I decided to do the MQ yet again, the real way, without the magic crystal ball. So I birthed Toshi (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshistats.jpg).

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiIP.jpg)
"I'm cool 'cause I wear a headband."

  Her face matches her body ingame, I don't know what the hell it is with screenshots. Perhaps my monitor deficiencies are working in my favor? I hope so, there's got to be some kind of upside to being cheap. :lol:

   I really like that sword ring thing (ring thing!) too. My joy in having visible sheathed blades in OB was quickly tempered by the fact that with most light armor they float detached like they're held up by some magnetic force. Then again, if they were closer to the body they'd be clipping with bulky armor. But the ring thing is a nice solution.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBpierced1.jpg)
"Hmm...this could be serious. Maybe I should see a doctor or something..."

  Things do get a bit ridiculous with MMM installed. I mean, is this Kvatch, or Antietam (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/dead-soldier-antietam.jpg)?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBantietam.jpg)
The horror...

(Play sad Ken Burns Civil War music here.)
 

  So I arrive at Weynon Priory for the millionth time in my OB career. And at this point in my life it is indeed a career.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBbehind.jpg)
Behind you? Right behind you? No shit, Sherlock...

 And on to Cloud Ruler Temple. Martin really needs to get laid, you know?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmlook.jpg)
"Look all you want, but touch 'em and you die."

 I think I need to go back to Morgie and the Mythic Dawn quest. The Dragon War has just begun, and she's got some strongholds to defend. Fun, fun, fun. I can't stand it.

   



   
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on February 16, 2009, 05:06:14 PM
So I managed to bork something a while back and now I can't take screenshots inside Oblivion. I have to use FRAPS. That's fine with me, it's not like FRAPS takes up a lot of memory or anything, but I keep forgetting to actually run the friggin' program before I start up the game. And Oblivion reacts about as well to alt+tab as Rosie O'Donnell reacts to Republican fundraiser invitations.

Ghariyt's on vacation in her new undersea home (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=9388). She's not fond of water, but she figures that if there's a leak, she's likely to be crushed by the water pressure before she has enough time to worry about it. Besides, she doesn't have to worry so much about intruders when all her windows are forty feet underwater. So Hears-The-Runes has stepped up again, and now she's looking for Aesgaard.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_HTR_Aesgaard1.jpg)
"Of course, human. Make the lizard stand in the snow while you 'grab a screenshot'. Forget that she has no less than five Destruction spells hotkeyed."

I really need to find some of these outfits. Then again, I really need to wipe and reinstall the game because I'm getting a lot of slowdown with HTR that Ghariyt wasn't seeing.

Mazken, Saints, McSheogorath...
McSheogorath? Of the Clan McSheogorath?

:biglaugh:

EDIT: Did I forget to mention how beautiful this game can be when tweaked and Modded correctly?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Oblivion_HTR_Moonlit.jpg)

Fifty bonus points to whoever knows where I'm standing. (Hint: What's that tower?)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 17, 2009, 08:43:39 PM
The Khyber Pass? No...I guess not. I'm *really* bad at guessing games. But I had no idea that "Due to the high demand for white sex workers, in recent times it has had a thriving red light district. Girls have been smuggled into Pakistan from areas as far as Portland, OR and Helena, MT. Pakistani muslim men have for thousands of years been longing for western women ever since they saw Helen of Troy."

Huh. Interesting. Well, we can relate, as American men have for tens of years been longing for eastern women since they saw The World Of Suzie Wong.

Btw, the screenshot thing...maybe I can create a new game out of this. I'd call it Antialiasing-HDR-Bloom. (I'll think of a far more clever name in a few hours. ::)) Lessee... HDR kills AA, AA kills screenshots, Bloom kills...uh...to hell with it. Anyway, if you're running AA, OB won't take screenshots (incompetent knobs!), so it was either get Fraps or live in the nuke-blast-bright Vaseline-glow of HDR. So I got Fraps.

Fraps is...well, it could be better. There's a bug in it somewhere that won't let me just leave it on, that is, letting it start when Windows starts. I have to close it, then reopen it before it will actually work; so I have the same problem: remembering to start it up before OB. I don't understand how the Fraps people can expect me to buy the full version if they can't iron out issues with the *free* version.

I guess I'll post some screens now.

A little history: way back in MW, I had a Dark Elf assassin named Jehennem...an alteration of the name "Jehannum" from a not-so-nice character in Stephen Donaldson's first two Thomas Covenant trilogies. I don't have screens of her, so sorry. I really didn't have anything for her to do until created the Khmer race (because I hate the default voices of the female elves), and then I finally got her into the game:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzdarkelfordinator.jpg)

A little later, I added her to the savegames:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzDUIjeh2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Jehennem__before.jpg)

But I just couldn't leave well enough alone and:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Jehennem__new.jpg)

...and I tinkered some more...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzJeh9001.jpg)

...which brings us up to her most recent look:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-21.jpg)

All this after wrecking the Khmer body/face textures four or five times in the last couple of days. I got the skin tones ironed out okay (although the face is a little more blue than the body), and so on and so on and so on. Turns out, I think she may be a little *too* intense.

*sigh*

Although she looks a *lot* like the MW face I was using (which I wasn't attempting; it just came out that way), she still makes me think of a pissed-off Liv Tyler...as a Dark Elf. I may just go back to the original face and just give her a better nose. ::)

Other stuff:

I was experimenting with black eyes for the Saints & Seducers:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-27.jpg)

Not to mention ol' Sheggy Greene himself:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-28.jpg)

And while it looks interesting, it's just a bit too alien for my tastes.

A messenger:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-23.jpg)

Udico:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-22.jpg)

Issmi:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-24.jpg)

My favorite person in the whole wide...uh...Isles, Staada:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-26.jpg)

*cough*...how many times have I heard THIS from a woman??:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-25.jpg)

I'm awfully non-observant/-witty today, so I'll leave it at that.

EDIT: This is a definite improvement. I don't feel like I have to find her a bottle of aspirin now:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-29.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 19, 2009, 11:14:18 AM
 Good lord that Khmer is beautiful...Grania, Morgie and Toshi hate her, and Duffy wants her phone number. I think I talked him out of it though. The bock is ready to be tapped, after all.

   Good to see Hears-The-Runes again, even if she is freezing her, um, err, whatever it is she has off. I feel her pain, I really do.

 Aye, Clan  McSheogorath indeed. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/apiper.gif)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/akiltie.gif)

  His brogue, though, is kind of an American doing an Irish-Scots-unregioned mess. But it works in the game. Bethesda did the character thing much better in SI than in OB, Sheggy and Haskill being prime examples.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBsheog1.jpg)
Aye

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBsheog2a.jpg)


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBsheog2b.jpg)

 I enjoy it when NPC's discuss cheese. And rats. :lol:

  I've been tweaking Toshi ( mmm...tweaking Toshi...that sounds quite rude and enjoyable. I'd better rephrase that, or she might cut my hands off, and I'd deserve it).

  I've been altering Toshi's appearance somewhat, and I'm slightly pleased.

Paperdoll shot:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiN1.jpg)

 In game:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiN2.jpg)

 
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiN4.jpg)

 I like where the mouth is now.

  Between the nose and chin, of course, which is much better than where it was before.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/ONtoshiOops.jpg)

 Good thing I fixed that. ;D

   She was on the Main Quest, but all this Shivering Isles talk made me want to go there again, so, leaving Jauffre in the lurch at Cloud Ruler and Baurus rotting away in Luther Broad's, off she went to the Isles.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiN3.jpg)
"Sometimes I'm green here, but that's OK, I'm still a babe."

  I've been doing some work on Duffy too, after yet another re-reading of "The Drawing Of The Dark", but I'll discuss that later.

 While we wait, here's a horse taking a crap. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/horse.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 20, 2009, 10:06:50 AM
 Duffy...

      "He was reeling just a little because of the quantities of valpolicella he'd consumed that evening,
and a sleepy footpad huddled under the bridge roused when he heard the Irishman's uneven tread. The
thief eyed the approaching figure critically, noting the long, worn cloak, evidence of frequent outdoor
sleeping; the knee-high boots, down at the heels, and twenty years out of fashion; and the rapier and
dagger which looked to be the man's only valuable possessions. Edging silently back into the shadows,
he let Duffy go by unaccosted."

  So says Tim Powers.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBduffIC.jpg)

 (They're not in the picture, but pale_rider's (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17597) boots from the pirate outfit work nicely.

   The lack of a real dual wield system in OB does hurt Duffy's style, he can't await the attack crouched with his rapier and dagger crossed the way he's used to doing. But such are the drawbacks of visiting Tamriel.

  But thanks to throttlekitty (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=18846) it can be simulated, in an amusing but ultimately unsatisfying way.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBduffpar.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBduff1a.jpg)

 But he's still not really doing anything much at the moment. The ladies are all very busy with all their quests, which is distracting. Maybe I'll send him off to Braveel...yeah, that might work. Blood and Mud. I still haven't gotten all the way through that one yet. On my second attempt I let curiosity get the better of me, cheated into a room that I thought was an easter egg, and killed the quest. And no save at the right moment. Ryan made it very clear in the readme, DON"T CHEAT!!! I'm an idiot sometimes... ::)

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 22, 2009, 01:40:06 AM
I'll be back later with actual commentary and screens, etc., but I just had to post this before I forgot it:

The Place: The second level of the Ayleid ruin of Mackamentain, a necromancer's lair.
Mods Used: Way too many to list at the moment, but the primaries in this bit are MMM 3.71 and Fran's.

Okay. Two undead Elven warriors are milling around by the Necro boss. One of the zombies doesn't have a head. So I snipe the one with a head, killing him (again). The headless wonder, which I find out later is, quote, an "Undead Elven Spellsword," casts a bound helmet spell on himself.

I found this very strange, for some reason.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 23, 2009, 11:03:32 PM
...and I'm back. Yippee.

I'd hate to see Duffy fall prey to the AlienSlof Armor Syndrome (ASAS). I don't want to think about it. :'(

I've been messing around with The Mod, adding a couple of new races...Par Ven Au (Nords 'n' Khovians hooking up), for example (taller than Altmer, far less annoying), and...the Khmer 2 race. Born of a union 'twixt a drunk Khovian and a Bosmer, these little darlings are fine marksmen (and markswomen) and are quite at home in the forested western side of Kho.

Why did I do this?? WHY?!?!

Well, it was this sweet little face that got me thinking:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-30.jpg)

I wondered if I could duplicate the Khmer race with a more human skin tone. I used the Khmer facial structure because I don't like the weird Bosmer head shape, plus this would make it easier to port any Khmer faces over to the Khmer2, and vice-versa. It's probably be easier just to normalize each race so that I could swap faces with all of them, regardless of race, but that'd mean I'd have to redo my new favorite Khmer face from scratch, and I'll save that for another day when I'm really bored and too happy with my abilities.

Anyway, it ported nicely to the new race:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-31.jpg)

Tweaked for those Fine Gentlemen Who Prefer Blondes:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-32.jpg)

Either one works. I'm still not 100% settled on the face and body textures (this would be SO much easier if everyone used the Exnem/HGEC mods, wouldn't it?), and I'm ambivalent on the body height/weight so far, but it's acceptable. Let's just say that the males won't be fireplugs. Tall as a Dunmer (1.000) but a bit thinner. Also, I added the Bosmer racial bonuses -- Beast Tongue and disease resistance -- in addition to all the other things that make up a pseudo-Asian character. I had to tweak the K-resilience ability, however: the Bosmer disease resist bonus is 75%, and that plus the normal K-res (25%) means that becoming a vampire would be extremely tough if left to one's own devices. I lowered resistances to magic, shock, and frost (10% each, down from 25%), as well as fire (75% now, instead of 100%); the 75% resistance to disease should even that out, somewhat...don't ask me how...but with the swift health regen of their K ancestry, getting hit with a frozen snotball is not too much more of a problem for them. Fire will hurt a little more, though... :P

I've also been toying with the idea of sprucing up Su-van's looks a bit. I've never liked the textures I gave the K2 race, so I'll be improving them. Hopefully.

Egh...I sort of dread the idea of organizing all of this, because I have a zillion things I've added to the plugin since release...ah! Tes4Gecko has a compare plugins feature...almost forgot about that. Back to the grindstone.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 24, 2009, 08:41:43 AM
So I had nothing to do at 6am -- who needs sleep, anyway? -- and I decided to attempt to "normalize" the Khmer races. Well..."standardize" may be more accurate. (Explanation: applying the same generic face shape to all of my races -- except for the Northeasterners, who use the Corean head mesh -- so that porting faces across them is possible with only minor tone tweaks; for example, porting a K1 face to a Khmer2 character won't wreck the desired shape.)

Oddly, it only took me a few minutes of work to get the general shape and only an hour of obsessive-level tweaking (load, tweak, save, load, tweak, save, ad nauseum) to get the faces right. More or less. My results:

Converted
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-33.jpg)

["Before" is "before I standardized the races". "After"...is self-explanatory.]

BEFORE & AFTER
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-34a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-34b.jpg)

(Minor differences in eye size and face roundness; I changed the nose slightly on purpose...not quite so big in profile; needs to be compressed slightly, as the After is a little more elongated)

BEFORE & AFTER
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-35a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-35b.jpg)

(Same thing as above; I may need to widen the jaw a bit; slight adjustment to the face ratios; minor skin tone differences)

Or! I could just call it perfect and be done with it. ::)

Huh. So this is Hell.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on February 24, 2009, 10:28:08 AM
 This could mean that I can finally play a pointy-eared race and not feel guilty about it. :lol:

   And if I get this in my OB folder I will be playing a pointy-eared race, have no doubts. To show I'm serious, here's a penguin:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/penguin.gif)

   I have a whole bunch of stuff to ramble on about but I need to go over and play OB now, for personal reasons that I don't feel I can share. Well, I could share, but that would be painful.

  Alright, I'm lying. There are no personal reasons. I'm just tired, and I'm starting to experience peripheral flickering in my eyes. I also have a feeling that I'm turning into a cabbage. Or a toad. Something like that.

   And indeed, no Slof for Duffy. He has very sensitive nipples.

  Oh no...if I'm counting correctly, this is post number 599. Crap. I have work to do. But not now.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 28, 2009, 11:33:39 PM
Between the low-grade cruds (weather-related: "Welcome to Oklahoma! Today will be 41°, tomorrow will be 78°, and the next day...well, it won't really matter when the tornados descend from the sky and kill everyone and everything within a hundred miles! Enjoy your stay!") and some semi-serious system problems (I think my RAM needs replacing...maybe that'll stop the BSODs, perhaps...and while I'm dreaming, I'd like to lap rum out of Suzy Nakamura (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0620232/)'s navel. ::)), it's been a hell of a couple of weeks. But! I've been keeping myself busy with an endless stream of nothing-matters-anymore projects that are, you will agree, not very interesting.

Okay, first of all I think I'm done with the Khmer2 thing. Unless I go off my nut and add more hybrids (Khedgaurds? Khargonians? Khretons?), I think that's it for the moment. (I have no plans for a Khaltmer race; High Elves aren't well-favored in the court of the Jade Magnificence at the moment.) (I gotta remember that one.) I should probably box up the stuff I have and make another minor upgrade (two new races, a couple new swords, some new clothing, a zillion new hairstyles) soon.

Second...I turned my attention to the Orcs. A few have before me, but...enh. I was feeling crappy, I had no desire to communicate with ANYONE, so why not do one myself? It seems I'm turning my personal version of TNR into a gigantic NPC overhaul of sorts...anyway, the Orcs are now sort of normal...not repulsive in a general sense, and the women are a lot prettier than before (it made me physically ill to hear Lynda Carter's voice coming out of a monstrosity's mouth). One drawback is that a couple of Veritas' truly stellar revamps were Orcs, such as Shum gro-Yarug. Maybe I can emulate that...and since I've switched head textures on them, they need even more work...anyway, a couple of examples:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-36.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-38.jpg)

I'm still working on a couple of them I wanted to be real beauties: Borba and Lady Rogbut. More on them another day. One of the dudes:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-39.jpg)

While I was screwing around with that, I decided to do something about the horrible way the Dark Elves look. After a bit of twiddling I decided to leave the males alone (most of them, anyway), as Veritas made many of them truly unique. OTOH the ladies, I decided, needed a little beautification. For example, Dovesi Dran, who will only end up as one of my victims:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-44.jpg)

Not too fantastic, but I am hoping she'll look better in-game. I'm also going through the game and modifying NPCs if I feel they need the attention. Casta Scribbonia, for example:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-42.jpg)

...is supposed to be quite attractive (at least in her own mind), but for some reason she always had a bright red buzz cut. I gave her fringes and toned down the red...now I need to fix her face to where it's pretty as her hair.  :lol:

Besides all this, I upgraded MMM to 3.71, which includes lesser and greater Balrogs, which are a real eye-opener (to put it mildly) when you run into them...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-41.jpg)

...note the location of the arrows. Despite the Imperial archer making this guy a pincushion, he killed all three of my Imperial guardsmen and Berich Inian (who dies easily anyway, so it isn't even worth mentioning). I, meanwhile, whaled on this bastard for good long time -- I had a relatively good sword (not one of my overpowered darlings) -- and i felt like I was playing with the skill slider all the way to the right, but without all the instantaneous death on my part. He did manage to break my armor, though...it's times like these I miss how MW dealt with broken armor. Red-faced and covering her naughty bits, Xian ducks behind a pile of rubble to repair her armor...

But I don't have a screenshot of that. Sorry.  ;D

BTW, yes...I got through the Kvatch gate just fine with the latest version of MMM. It did CTD a few times while in Oblivion (a problem with the worldspace?), but no hard locks. Hooray.

So then, in my ongoing effort to push my ailing RAM over the edge, I installed the latest version of Open Cities (including Leyawiin Reborn which is a must-have...fantastic work), and it runs surprisingly well compared to the last time I tried it. Then again, I'm not running OOO this time, which is really stutter-intensive around the *closed* cities. ::) 

By the way in an irrelevant manner, no comment:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-43.jpg)

And then I tweaked Xian. Again. Hey, I just want her to look her best and this is the look I get:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-37.jpg)

Excuse me if I make you attractive. ::)  Maybe it's the armor.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-40.jpg)

Better, but still not to her liking. Well, she joined the Thieves Guild (her path isn't going to be a heroic one), and I got to thinking: the dark clothes that are given to thieves and stuff aren't really...well...dark enough. So I made them darker. Of course I made them darker. ::)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-45.jpg)

On a completely unrelated conversational note, I haven't tried out Growlf's female version (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22821) (read the comments...hilarious stuff ::)) of the Lich King's Armor (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17032) yet, but I wonder if it'd be too blatant. There's usually some question of whether I'm evil, but I think this tips my hand. :lol:  But when I do try it out, I'll have a screen or two.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 01, 2009, 09:27:41 AM
Unless I go off my nut and add more hybrids (Khedgaurds? Khargonians? Khretons?), I think that's it for the moment.
Am I the only one who pronounced "Khretons" as "cretons"? I think it'd sorta fit. :biglaugh:

Hears-The-Runes has got some new duds.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_HTR_Crouched.jpg)

Daggers thoughtfully provided by Jannix Quinn's Return of Dagoth Ur (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22715) Mod, which is a pretty nice experience for folks who like close-quarters combat and button-hunting.

Good work on those Orcs so far, SS. They almost look like people now! ;) And as for the comments on the female version of the Lich King armor- well, having played WoW for quite some time, I can tell you that this interpretation is practically Puritan in comparison to some of the platemail bikinis you see in WoW. (Seriously. Male model: Full set of platemail covering everything. Female model: Two tea saucers and a set of steel panties. It's like that with almost every set of armor, no matter what type.) People will complain about anything!

Speaking of complaining, you know what I'd like to see in the game? Zombies of the other races. C'mon, you can't tell me that nobody ever tried to raise up undead Khajiit, Argonians, Orcs or Elves. Yet all we get are the stock rotting male Human variety.

It's just one of those "immersion" things I'm always prattling on about. :soapbox:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 02, 2009, 12:20:12 AM
"Khretons" is one of my rare subtleties. :lol:

Dreth: What *are* you??
Player: I'm a Khreton!
Dreth: That would have been my first guess.

I have to try that Dagoth Ur thing...hope I don't run into Bloodtear. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/ahhh.gif)

Those poor Orcies. All they needed was a little love, a little understanding, and someone to beat them mercilessly with the Pretty Stick. I still don't like the fact that they're Hulk-green, so I'll be considering my options there.

On a somewhat related note, has anyone seen this mod, Xeo (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22787)? The screens look stunning, but I can't help but point out two problems *I* have with it:

1. I hate the deer ears.

2. The screens look like stills from Final Fantasy.

However, I may rip off the Orc textures...if I can find them. It's a huge mod and the number of resources are staggering; sifting through them may take quite a while. From what I've seen so far, some of the meshes may need to be corrected to point at the right textures. :P  I may even try out the mod itself (yeah, I'm funny that way sometimes), but first I want to finish up my current character's spiral into total eviltry.

I haven't played WoW -- I know, I'm one of five people who haven't -- so I wasn't sure exactly in what way the complainer is an idiot; I mean, I know he *is* an idiot, but I wasn't sure *how*, exactly. :lol:  But yeah: from what I've seen of the WoW artwork, the OB version is fairly modest in comparison. I'm just surprised that Growlf didn't make it more...less-er, if you know what I mean... :curiouslaugh:

Answered Prayer Time: MMM has zombies of different races. Due to the huge number of types of undead you don't run into too many of them initially, though. I think up until a certain level you get the generic zombie and about thirty million minor variations on the theme ("Flaming" zombies?? Oh, well...if vampires can sparkle, why shouldn't zombies be allowed to burst into flame? "Oh, I don't know WHAT you were thinking when you woke up this morning girlfriend, but you should really think about Prada chainmail. It's to DIE for, sweetie! Have you seen the latest Palonirya stilettos? They're FAAAAABULOUS!"), but then you start encountering some interesting things like zombie Khajiit and zombie Dark Elves...fun stuff.

Of course, my results may be colored by the fact that I'm using reduced spawns, so you may run into more of them with normal (or even Increased) spawns. With Reduced...well. Reduced Reduced is almost like vanilla, but Reduced is enough for me. For example: I'm using Alternate Start Revamped (I think that's the name) and chose to start in Anvil with a test Khmer. I wandered over to Fort Strand and NINE bandits were waiting for me. I thought I was at a convention...BanCon, perhaps. I'm not complaining one bit as it was fun mowing them down one by one (it seems poetic, somehow, as I pierce their hopes and dreams with my quiver full of arrows), but it made me wonder how many I'd be facing with the normal amount of spawns.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 02, 2009, 09:58:47 AM
 I was looking at the Xeo thing, some good stuff there but I really don't want my OB world completely inhabited by 16 year old anime people. Perhaps I am misjudging. But there's still the ear problem. And did you see the screen of Tiber Septim? Oh my....that's just wrong ::)

   But still interesting. Not as interesting as some of the things I've been seeing in this thread, but there it is then.

  I have full respawn on whatever version of MMM I'm running, which means lots of murderous foes running about. It does keep me busy but 20 zombies, a bunch of ghosts, and some Liches in one room...I don't know. But I'll leave it that way. Speaking of dungeons, I look forward to the JQ romp. He's among the maddest of modders, so it should amuse me. I like being killed by traps and groping for buttons in the dark. It's so Quakey, you know? :lol:

  And here's a delayed response...that tower in the screenshot, Ivellon? Just a guess. All Oblivion towers look the same to me, so I may be wrong.

  I have no screenshots right now. Things are hectic. Morgie is fighting the Dragon War so she can eventually rule Tamriel in the name of Mehrunes Dagon, Grania keeps getting killed in Aesgaard 2, Toshi is goofing around with Sheogorath, and Duffy is in Stirk (http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/View.php?view=oblivionmods.detail&id=5293) . Me, I'm screwing around with Fallout 3. Not actually playing it, mind you, just screwing around. In the GECK. If I can make some things more appealing maybe I can work up some enthusiasm for it. Or maybe not...

EDIT : I just realized that this is my 600th post. I usually mark the double zero occurrences with a special event, but seeing as I have no desire to delete this and post elsewhere, and since 600 isn't really much of a landmark, like, say, 500 or 1,000...well, let's just appease the obsessive compulsive side of me with something I can hide from puzzled guests:

 

There. A Pirate Wench. I feel better now.

I was thinking of posting this picture:

 

 ...but I decided not to since it contains a distressed looking monkey. Good call, eh?


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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 02, 2009, 01:38:44 PM
And did you see the screen of Tiber Septim? Oh my....that's just wrong ::)
Ye GODS, you're not kidding. The Emperor is emo enough just being an old man doomed to die violently. With that iteration, I'm surprised he's not carrying a giant sword plastered with Dashboard Confessional stickers. Also, you're right: My HTR screenshot was taken just south of the entrance to Ivellon. Good eye!

Thanks for the info on the zombies, Silver. Sadly, I gave up on MMM when my Imperial and his trusty Argonian sidekick ran into an ogre with a festive hat and kilt (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Obliv_OutWithTheOld.jpg), because, well, even I can only manage so much silliness. However, I'm feeling a little sadistic lately, and OOO is starting to bother me because I ran into that Vampire Lord only to find that he was a) kitted out with two rings of 100% elemental resistance and b) quite fond of casting "reflect spell" over and over, so I just console killed the blighter. I might- MIGHT, mind you!- look into that combination mod that throws together Oscuro, Martigen and Francesco (my preferred name: The Oscuro / Martigen / Francesco Gambit, or OMFG for short). It doesn't help the difficulty curve that I've been heartily abusing the Master Smith's Forge to deck out my clothing with ridiculous amounts of enchantments. 57 armor rating from regular clothing? Yes, please! :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 05, 2009, 01:42:27 AM
Cute pirate wenches and distessed monkeys. And they said Al Gore was mad to create the internet.  :ok:

Happy 600th! My real cause for celebration was 667 posts; as I was born with a 667 on my forehead, I missed being the Anti-Christ by that much! And then my 1337th post...and then depression set in. Next milestone: 2112!

Good God. Poor Uriel. I was hoping I was just seeing things, but no...the little batshit rascal really did that to the Emperor. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/Smile-disbelief.gif)

I think I'll skip Xeo; I'm not really interested in anime NPCs, not to mention having every woman in the game look alike (huge eyes, tiny chin, tiny mouth, blank look, etc.)...now, I've been keeping an eye on the Cyrodiil NPCs Remodeling Project (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21627), which looks promising...if somewhat overambitious. I mean, really: how many of the NPCs do you run into in the course of the game? Looking through the CS, I found tons that you never meet unless you look *everywhere*. But I applaud the effort...I just hope it doesn't drive him insane. (I just spent a couple of evenings messing with Orcs and I felt like jabbing myself in the thigh with my letter opener.)

Anyway. The good news is that the Ogre in the kilt is only in War Cry...the bad news is that you'll probably miss him. I was all for kilt-wearing Ogres after killing off three Gargoyles, two Berserker Ogres, Two Amazonians, a Hill Giant, several Fruit Bats, and about seventeen million Implings (how I hate those things)...by the entrance to a mine. Afterwards, I went inside to watch a Reaver massacre a zillion bandits. I wonder about this mod sometimes.

Ah, that Nornalhorst vampire lord. Whatta guy. It doesn't help that I stuck another vampire in that hellhole (an early, ultimately failed effort to place interesting armors all over the game world; I tend to get bored with armors quickly, so collecting them isn't as thrilling as it should be), so I have 900 overpowered patriarchs and matriarchs, one insane vampire lord, and my guy, who is not to be sneezed at. ::)  I don't miss that about OOO, to be honest. What I do miss are the themed dungeons. An Ogre lair, a Minotaur lair, and so on. Granted, there were far too many friggin' Amazons for my liking...and the Spectral Warriors were just too damned ridiculous. Running a stealthy character in OOO is a good way to drive yourself completely nuts.

Now that I think about it, maybe I should give T.I.E. (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17035) another shot. And speaking of which, is Thieves Arsenal (http://) ever going to be finished? These questions and more on the next...uh...Tyra.

 

Imagine you're a struggling artist, then a sweet gig like this comes along. So you break out the airbrush and a case of Jolt...

Anyway, how about some screens?

Uh, Mr. DeMille? Borba needs some more work before she's ready for her closeup. Spackle Boy! Front and center! Bring the BIG trowel, kid...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-46.jpg)

Mazoga looks okay.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-47.jpg)

This one turned out better than expected.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-50.jpg)

The Sparkling Vampires were deeper in the ruin.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-48.jpg)

The armor of the Lich King was modified by Growlf, who...okay, it wasn't as risque as his (or her) usual stuff, but the so-called "greaves" did leave her wookiee in the wind, so I modified it somewhat.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-49.jpg)

Much better. So sayeth Heap Big Silver.

Had this strange compulsion to mess with the Elven armor again today. I was trying out shiny stuff with a test texture, and...okay. Something smartass-like: "When I look into your eyes, I see a moonlit sea. When I look at your boobs, I see a forest. Only *I* can prevent forest fires. Wanna see my hose? Um...you wanna give my hose back??!? Or you could just toss it in the gutter, that's fine too...that's okay, I'll just find a reconstructive urologist...should be one around here somewhere..."
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-51.jpg)

To make something really shiny in NifSkope, you need to set the palette to read EnvMap2...and that's just what you get. Even in the Imperial City, there's a forest reflecting off her chest. ::)  The deeper I dig into this game, the more I'm convinced that I shouldn't: it really isn't helping my overall opinion of Bethesda.  :lol:

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 06, 2009, 11:59:26 AM
"And it seems to me you live your life like a Wookiee in the wind...."

:biglaugh:

I like the work you did with the Lich King armor, there. It's... sensible. Which is why nobody else will like it, because everyone thinks that womens' skin becomes as hard as steel if you strap about three square inches of platemail anywhere on their body. And while I have as much of an appreciation for the female form as any cholesterol-blooded American man (which explains why I've worn out my mouse wheel scrolling up to Orlop's little contributions on this page), armor needs to make a certain amount of sense or it's just silly.

So! I've started a fresh new game with FCOM (http://devnull.devakm.googlepages.com/convergence), which- as stated previously- combines Oscuro, Martigan, Francesco and WarCry. (Sadly, they did not go with my earlier OMFG idea.) And I've committed the ultimate sin- I've made a character that doesn't focus on two skills to the exclusion of everything else.

Say hello to Mele-Hira.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MeleHira.jpg)
How's it going, softskins?

Mele-Hira is a Justicar, born- err, hatched- and raised to bring justice to the troubled lands of Tamriel. But unlike those stuffy Paladin types, Justicars use whatever tools are available to them- bows, poison, magic, summoned creatures, abject trickery and misdirection- in order to pursue their goal. They're also the first to buy a round of drinks for the house, which usually makes them pretty popular. :babydrink: :doublekiss:

And so far I'm not having entirely too much trouble. Even though I'm still wearing some low-level armor, it seems that my summoned Scamps hit like a freaking truck (I'm not kidding- up against an assortment of 12 or so bats, Implings and Imps, a single Scamp pretty much dominated) and I'm good enough at hit-and-run tactics to whittle down tough opponents until the Scamp gets around to beating them down.

I'm going to throw in Supreme Magicka now, and I'm thinking of getting TOTO (http://devnull.devakm.googlepages.com/obliviontextureoverhaul). which promises to retexture pretty much everything (and it's little dog, too!) in the game. While I like Qarl's retexture pack, it's kind of annoying that some of the stone textures were given a metallic reflective property... and besides, would I be going to all this trouble if I didn't want something new?
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 07, 2009, 12:52:31 AM
"...never knowing which thigh to stick to when the sweat set in..."  :lol:

Too true; I'm always on the lookout for armor that's stylish, yet sensible (i.e., meant to function, as opposed to titillate). I find very few armors meeting these conditions, which is why it's good that the vanilla armors are mostly acceptable (iron? no. chainmail? barely...but I like it anyway. glass? get freakin' REAL).

I have a mental picture of my ideal female armor, but I don't think it would be possible with the current engine. Think of the RD body armor, but more...fluid...in design. (Moving clothes were possible in Jade Empire, why not in the TES series?!?) On a side note, let us hope that Bethesda does some serious improvement on the models. If it is to be set in Skyrim, I'd like the Nords to be more...well...Rune-like. Deep-voiced and blunt, with the bad guys being malevolent and sinister, foes to make me wet my little elven panties (boxers with the phrase "Home Of The Great Welkynd Stone"). "Such soft hair...so much better for the gripping!" "RAGNAAAAAAAAAAAAR!"

God, I loved Rune.

Anyway, I might give FCOM a whirl -- you're right, OMFG is a far better acronym for something of this scope  :ok: -- when I'm done screwing around with the DB.

I think I managed to mess something up this evening by trying out TK's Head06 replacer (something to do with the textures...I'll figure it out). It's a brilliant piece of work, but the converted IFT textures aren't to my liking; I prefer something less splotchy. I'll come back to it when I have the time to sort it all out...but it did give me the chance to see this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-52.jpg)

Damn. Too happy.

Cool character. Man...I gotta make an Argonian one of these days. (name? "Swims-Like-A-Stone"? "Walks-Like-A-Human"?) And a Khajiit, too.

The problem with my K-races is that unless you're playing with the slider at about 25% and up, it's way too easy, even at level 1. I blame the health regen.  ;D   Now, I did get massacred in OOO by one of those evil Bosmer patrolling in the [new] Ayleid ruins near Anvil, but I don't recall the *exact* circumstances. I do recall I was using an alternate start mod and I was at level 1...it may have been before I implemented immunity to paralysis (I hate paralysis spells...such a cheap, stupid ploy). She paralyzed me, hit me with a few drain attribute spells, and then she and her four-legged posse whomped on me until the inevitable occurred. Such a humiliating end for a daughter of the Dragon.

By the way: does anyone else feel like they're wading through mud when playing OOO? Maybe it's just me.

Steve Lukather gives TOTO two thumbs up!  :thumbsup:

I had a ton of the hi-res textures installed a while back, but I was getting absolutely lousy performance...I removed them totally, and...well, I get good fps now, but everything looks sort of so-so. I insist on hi-res armor and face/body textures, though. When I get my RAM problems straightened out, I'll be ready to look into improving the visuals. As it is, I'm just happy Open Cities works so well (if for nothing else, get it for Leyawiin Reborn).

But I'm doing the same thing, though: radically altering a bunch of stuff to give me a fresh perspective on the game. Which reminds me: that Pastel Brotherhood thing may need some attention... :purplelaugh:

EDIT: I seem to be having a lot of trouble with my native language (American) of late. ::)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 07, 2009, 08:26:25 PM
I don't see the point of vampirism. Sure, you get to feed on the living and acquire a couple of spells and minor league stat bonuses, not to mention being able to put on a (metaphorical or not) vampire cape and act all goth-y and crap; but the downside is that it's just a huge pain in the ass to be one, as well as becoming totally butt-ugly in the process, no matter what mods you're running. Ideally, it should be as cool as VTMB, but the atmosphere just ain't there. (Neither is the correct atmosphere for being a thief, but that's another rant entirely.)

Just of curiosity, I became a vampire to see if the UOP fixed the tranny issue upon reloading a saved game. It doesn't. Since I'm running Circ's Vampire Aesthetics (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16668), however, I did find that Xian made a cute little vampire:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-53.jpg)

...but upon loading up a savegame -- hey, I have to take a break from the game SOMETIME -- she looked like a he and I was horrified. I didn't even take a shot of it. I loaded up an earlier save and dismissed the notion as playing vampire. If I want to do so, I'll fire up VTMB.

Okay! Other stuff.

I improved the tsuba of the White Demon Katana; now it has a white lacquered edging instead of being just a hunk of metal.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-59.jpg)

You will agree that it was vital that I report this bit of progress. Sarcasm aside, I'm slowly -- or quickly, considering how slowly I normally work -- getting the new changes together for Upgrade #2. I have a couple more ideas to implement (for example, maybe a new dungeon?), and several changes yet to make, but rest assured that I will painstakingly document my progress here, much to your excruciatingly painful chagrin. I'd start a new thread, but how could I rudely hijack THIS thread if I did that?  :purplelaugh:

So!

I got off my lazy ass (another metaphor!) and put my favorite dragon on the RD body armor pauldrons:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-56.jpg)

I made an RD version of the arrows:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-57.jpg)

I made a blank pauldron version of the body armor (Black Lotus Body Armor Full?):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-58.jpg)

I made a new friend up north:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-55.jpg)

Xian mentally translated his words as "I'd like to wrap you in silk and put my thing in your woman-place."

This just in: local worshippers at the shrine of Azura were baffled as to why a screaming man followed by a contrail of blood and intestines sailed over their goddess' statue today. A hastily-sketched artist's rendering at 11.

I almost kicked a hole in the wall today, too:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-54.jpg)

So...you observed me killing a couple of people as part of a Mephala quest and Lucien knew exactly where to find me as I slept. However, introduce one seven-foot drug-addled elf known to every other elf in the Imperial City and you people go totally BLANK on me?!?? Maybe those "unseen forces" could save me a little friggin' legwork here!
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 08, 2009, 04:08:26 PM
Hello Mele-Hira. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/piratebo5.gif)

 One day I will be secure enough in my homo sapien-ess to play a beast race ( I hate that term, "beast race", I really do. It always makes me feel unclean, like I've accidentally wandered over to a white power forum, damn their eyes). Probably a Khajiit, although i am quite fond of the lizard folk too.  But it'll be in Morrowind, since Beth really screwed it up in OB.

   In any case, I'm getting very excited, or something similar, about this "update" thing. I like everything I see so far, and what I don't see, and what I will see, I'm sure. I would do a small dance of joy, but I'd probably hurt myself, so if nobody minds, I won't. I will instead express my feelings through the use of animated .gifs:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/dancetl6.gif)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/emoticon-games-029.gif)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/chtulu.gif) :happydrink:

And I love the Orcs. I want them. In my game, I mean, not in a biblical sense. Although...uh, never mind...(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/heee.gif)

 You must forgive me. That picture of Lucien Lachance has severely messed with my already fragile sanity.  :madscientist:

   I finished Aesgaard 2, and I'm looking forward to Aesgaard 3, which I guess is coming.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgta2vict.jpg)
VICTORY!

 No, that's not the end boss or anything, but Grania is feeling a little full of herself after accomplishing whatever it was she accomplished there.

 Big gooey sack things and floating Fallen Goddesses. What more can you ask for?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgtaFGds.jpg)

   Meanwhile, I'm still overhauling my characters, of course. Started from scratch in FaceGen. I use the full real external FG program, then import it into the game and do some more work on the weak OB version. I get better results that way, I think.

  So here's Grania, for now anyway. Things will change later, as they are wont to do:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgranialt1.jpg)

 And Toshi, just because I can:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiSI2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtoshiSIA.jpg)

Please bear in mind she just finished that felldew quest for the Duke of Mania, so she's a little spaced at the moment.

   And now that I'm looking at the pictures, I see more things to do. It's the continuing continuum, which continuously continues. Continually.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 11, 2009, 10:43:32 AM
 So, to continue...

  Toshi:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhovToshi1.jpg)

(I think I have to reduce that forehead a bit)

 I have a thing for exotic noses. Don't ask, 'cause I won't tell.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhovToshi2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhovToshi3.jpg)

 In all her ZZ finery:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhovToshi4.jpg)

 OK then, back to it then. Grania needs some work. I caught her listening to a "Celtic Woman" album, and I really can't let that go unpunished.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 11, 2009, 03:52:45 PM
 Toshi evolves, 'tis bloody Darwinian, aye...

 Ye olde paper doll shot:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhovToshi2a.jpg)

 Reality, if you can call it that. I do, but I'm basically in denial:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBkhowToshi1a.jpg)

 Good enough to stop the damn tweaking (for now) and get on the with the Shivering Isles business.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBToshiSheog.jpg)
Cylarne?

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 11, 2009, 10:42:51 PM
Quick note: I'm thinking of installing this mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22925), if for no other reason than this.

(http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/images/22925-1-1236271978.jpg)

Sweet Jeebus. If I saw that coming at me out of an Oblivion Gate, I would wet myself, and anyone within a 20-meter radius of me. And if the skeletonized imp, bone golem and... whatever the heck that thing with one eye is aren't enough for you... it's got sharks with skeleton legs. I'm not sure how you can beat that.

Also: What the heck did you do to Ocheeva, Silver? She looks like she got her head caught in one of those Ayelid ceiling traps.

...or did she always look like that? It's been a long time gone since my DB days.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 12, 2009, 10:13:26 AM
 AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 12, 2009, 10:21:06 PM
Now THAT'S what a freakin' Daedroth should look like. (Still not sure about the shark with legs, though.)  :ok:

Y'know, the standard monsters in OB really aren't that scary, are they?  I remember being fraked out by the Daedroth in MW, but in OB they're just these big floppy things with teeth. (Trolls, btw, I call "Grovers" or "Joey Lemurs".)

Ocheeva: I'm not sure what her deal is. Between TNR and the non-default texture, she does look like she has a hole in her head. The Argonians aren't my favorite part of TNR, especially Amusei, who's now a pinhead.

ORCS: Let me do some maintenance on them, and I'll likely release what I have once I'm done with them. I'll also release my Dremora Facelift, which is just about done...still not 100% happy with the female voices, but then again, am I EVER truly happy with anything? I'll leave that one for the ages. And I may throw in my Saints and Seducers as well.

About the Dremora, though: I'm thinking of making them playable...couldn't hurt. I made them bigger, gave them McMuffin's Dremora Lord armor, and made sure the girls got as much face time as the guys. And besides the faces, I also added (non-wearable) gauntlets to everything from Churls to Markynaz (it never made sense to me that they'd go without gauntlets); the Valkynaz will now drop (wearable) gauntlets now. Of course, my changes conflict with the overhaul mods (:madatwall:), so it's best to load them after the overhauls. Then along comes MMM (I think) which adds seveteen thousand new types of Dremora, which sort of disrupts the nice little flow I had going on... ::)

I guess I should post some screens now.

Btw, the pic of the trees on the shiny boobs? It IS the environment map. Yay me for identifying the obvious! One good thing that came out of FCOM is that they provide a new environment map, which is much better than the default:

DEFAULT:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/windowenvironmentmap01__DEFAULT.jpg)

FCOM:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/windowenvironmentmap01__FCOM.jpg)

I'm not sure I like the Grand Elven Armor being shiny. The weapons look better shiny, but the armor? I dunno. :-\
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-60.jpg)

This doesn't make her look suspicious, does it?
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-61.jpg)

I messed with the Deceiver's Finery a little bit.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-63.jpg)

The funny thing about mixing various NPC beauty mods is that you'll sometimes stumble across some real stunners. Who knew ol' Vinicia was such a looker?
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2009-62.jpg)
(Reminds me of Christine Baranski, sort of.)

Finally -- for the evening -- I wish to direct your attention(s) to Sinblood's Velvet Rose for HGEC (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=23088). Not just for the mod itself (pantiespantiespanties), but for the top two screenshots (Sinblood's own shots)...good god. Beautiful work, although I suspect a bit of Photoshopping.  :lol:  I'd kill myself trying to match those settings, when all I really need is to run the screenshot through a certain filter or something. Evil! Evil! EVIL!
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 17, 2009, 09:20:54 PM
 I figure Sinblood actually made the clothes for real, then hired a model and a professional photographer. Or used Photoshop. One of those.

   Here's a random view of what my imaginary friends are up to as of late.

      Morgie meets the boss:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgieBDagon.jpg)
"Yes, Lord Dagon. Hey, is it alright if I call you Mehrunes? No? OK."

  Morrigan, Mistress of The Dawn.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgieMOTD.jpg)
"Lord Dagon gave me this cool robe! And then I killed all the Blades! Except for Cyrus, 'cause he's still marked as essential. What a pain in the ass."

 It's a tough job cleansing Cyrodiil of the unbelievers, and Morgie needs some help. So I made her some help, to help her, in a helpful way:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmdBinky1.jpg)
Big girl for a big job.

  At first I just gave her a random class, Knight I think, but as soon as she entered a Mythic Dawn stronghold she was attacked, and since she's essential, it never ended. Fun to watch but ultimately counter productive. So I went back into the CS and made her a Mythic Dawn agent. Now all is well.
"Binky", by the way, is the name of my character in UT2K4. :lol:

  Toshi, meanwhile, is still farting around in the mushroomy realms of Sheogorath. Guess which side she aligned herself with?
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBaretusSI.jpg)

 Like there was ever any question. I have to be on the same side as the Mazken, I just have to. I hate Golden Saints.

 But I love those Seducers, yes I do. :love:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmazken2.jpg)
"I'm purple and shiny."

  I'd like to play as a Mazken, but I won't. There are "play as a Dark Seducer" mods out there, but they're just cosmetic. Nobody in the game recognizes your inner Mazken-ness, so what's the point, really?

 Been working on Grania.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaAnvil1.jpg)
"Go gcreime cúnna ifrinn do bhall fearga"

 She's in Anvil, resting up after the whole Aesgaard thing, where she's....you know, I really don't know what the hell she's doing right now. I'd rather not know. I'll cut her some slack, what with today being St. Patrick's day and all.

  Begorrah.(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/PAT.gif)





Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 19, 2009, 06:06:52 PM
Well, things progress apace with Mele-Hira and the wonderful world of FCOM. Although there have been a few strange occurences.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_01.jpg)
Three eyes, hm? I expect mutant stuff like that in Fallout, not Oblivion.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_02.jpg)
Here we have specimens of two of Cyrodill's more reclusive animals, the Hammerhead Bandit and the Beast With Two Fronts.

There is also no shortage of enemies for Mele-Hira's summoned creatures to blindly run into while trying to get to the weakest creature all the way in the back of the crowd. Yay Radiant AI!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_03.jpg)
"Not me, you idiot! Them! Throw the fireball at THEM!"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_04.jpg)
That puddle on the right is a slime. That's right, a slime. They hit like an angry truck.

Sadly, Oblivion keeps writing over older screenshots for some reason. I've lost the pictures I had during my trip through my first non-Kvatch Obliviong gate, where I was fighting a Beholden (yeah, just like a baby Beholder), a Lesser Balrog (gorram thing lived through ninety arrows and TWENTY-FOUR summoned Daedroths before I finally put it down), and a Rainbow Wyvern in a tower (five minutes and I'd barely put a dent in its health... then it fell down onto the Corpse Masher and died).

Mele-Hira is also the proud owner of Hoarfrost Castle! Although she did have a little trouble with all the stuff she had to go through to get it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_05.jpg)
"Remind me to find out the name of the interior decorator, so that I can kill him."

And now, I've sent poor, level 13, chainmail-clad Mele-Hira into Ivellion. Good thing she can summon Clannfear and Daedroths....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_06.jpg)
"Good thing I'm not afraid of the dark. ...what was that noise?"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_07.jpg)
"Unsettling, definitely. But you know what's more frightening than this?"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_08.jpg)
"I am."
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 19, 2009, 06:43:20 PM

Quote
"I am."


 :onethumb:

  Ivellon is my favorite dungeon, bar none. I've got to send someone in there again soon. I saw where someone made a mod that adds more light to Ivellon. I don't have a link, but who would want one, really? ::)

  Binky's a sot.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBdrink.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBburp.jpg)

 Well, it was the weekly 2 Septim pitcher night at the Mythic Dawn Stronghold after all. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/eatdrink009-1.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on March 24, 2009, 07:05:17 PM
Soooo, yeah. Still stumbling my way throgh FCOM. Oblivion can be so much fun with Lesser Balrogs! Case in point:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_DaedrothGangFight.jpg)

I was fighting this single Lesser Balrog for THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES. Mele-Hira is no less than a Master at Conjuration, and Supreme Magicka lets her summon three demons at once. So yeah, pretty much at no point was this Balrog going on without a Daedroth or Clannfear beating on it. Its health bar hadn't so much as twitched when I finally got impatient and console-killed the blighter.

Also:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SummonedStealthiness.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 28, 2009, 07:49:22 PM
I'm just running MMM (with Frans) right now and I still get the Lesser Balrogs...three of them, to be exact. :P   I think I was level 24, playing at 25% difficulty, wearing all Glass, with a claymore that was a little bit better than Daedric (the Gotland 2-hander from RealSwords Nord...love it). I wander into a cave that's usually just mythic monsters, so I guess the game wanted to underline mythic. I noticed that the light in the big room ahead was brighter than usual, and I heard what I thought were those stupid gargoyles fighting somewhere inside. My Sneak being about 95%, I figured no big deal.

I turned around and mother pus bucket...three of those Balrog bastards. They had just finished off five or six Efrits (sp?), four adventurers, several savage trolls and a couple of wisps. I guess I was supposed to be their after-dinner mint.

I wasn't *too* concerned, as Khovians are immune to fire, but I was dreading the next six days. Didn't take quite that long, but it sure felt it. I took stock of what was left of me afterwards:

Boots: 29%
Cuirass: broken
Gauntlets: broken
Greaves: 33%
Helmet: broken
Sword: 75% (I didn't bother blocking their attacks...Khovians can take a hit :ok:)

Now, I wonder how dead I'd have been if I had the slider at 50%?  :lol:

And now:

From Face To Face To Face To Face: An Illustrated Story In Two Parts

To begin with, the original face of Black Qin:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ01a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ01b.jpg)

I wanted to update her face to something more...well...normal. As you can see, she's a little odd-looking. ::)

What follows is the weird maze I forged to get to her current face.

BQ02...I'm not sure how I got here from the source face, but it wasn't what I had in mind at all:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ02a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ02b.jpg)


BQ03...hmph. Not too great:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ03a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ03b.jpg)


BQ04...a little bland, but workable:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ04a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ04b.jpg)


BQ05...the meanest-looking woman in the whole world (but I still like her):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ05a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ05b.jpg)


BQ06...more...well...*Asian*:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ06a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ06b.jpg)


BQ07...this is where I started to get a handle on how I wanted her to look:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ07a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ07b.jpg)


BQ08...decided to go back to Mean Girl and soften her face a bit:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ08a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ08b.jpg)


Next post, please...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 28, 2009, 08:02:13 PM
...and here I am again. Why did I break this up? Lots of pics, that's why. Sorry.


BQ09...here's where I realize that I've stumbled off into the weeds and gotten lost somehow (looks like a cross between Hildi Santo Tomas from Trading Spaces and Liv Tyler ::)):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ09a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ09b.jpg)


BQ10...not sure what I was thinking here...:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ10a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ10b.jpg)


BQ11...but I hope it isn't the beginning of a spiral into madness:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ11a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ11b.jpg)


BQ12...if my goal was a vaguely Latin face, I'm in good shape. Too bad it wasn't:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ12a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ12b.jpg)


BQ13...back on track, sorta; she looks a bit like a frightened poodle, in a way...and those Patricia Heaton-like ears! (I blame the hair):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ13a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ13b.jpg)


BQ14...almost there...:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ14a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ14b.jpg)


BQ15...and done!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ15a.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ15b.jpg)

And now for my next trick, How To Look Stupid:

...aaaaaaaaaand...GO!


You should see me glowing in the dark...I look like a friggin' Christmas tree.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQstupid1.jpg)


Looks okay...in a way...sort of...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQstupid3.jpg)


...*cough*...anybody got some Endust?!?...*hack*...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQstupid3a.jpg)


This is okay, relatively speaking...but how...HOW...can I make myself look REALLY stupid??
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQstupid4.jpg)


I know! I'll look to nature and the taxidermy industry!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQstupid5.jpg)


When I get back to the Imperial City, I'm gonna find some armor that matches...to hell with that, I'll just make/adapt my own:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BQ16.jpg)

And now? Aspirin.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on March 29, 2009, 11:42:34 AM
   I don't have Balrogs in my game. I have no idea what version of MMM I'm running, I really don't. Version 3.something or other. I could check but I'm lazy. Which causes me not to upgrade since when I look at the files I have no idea what to download and install, there are a lot of files and they confuse me. If I just clean it out and start from scratch it'll screw up my game. It will. I know it will. Without a doubt. Maybe one day when I need to re-install the whole damn game, and we know I will, there will be Balrogs. But not now. It's all for the best, really, since I think I'm still suffering from a bit of Khazad-dûm induced trauma. It happens.

   So back to shallow ponderings upon physical beauty.

   Grania took a turn to where I didn't quite want to go:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgroops.jpg)
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBnotquite.jpg)

  Not unattractive, kind of a shayna maidel thing going on there, but it's not Grania. Still, I'll file it away for some other character.

   Back to FaceGen. Thankfully someone made some OB head models (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=3367) for FG, which makes life easier. Not much easier, but still...

  More work.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBGalmost.jpg)

 Better, but not there yet. Some more tweaking with the ingame FG:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniafnl2.jpg)

  Subtle, but more pleasing. Good enough for now, anyway. It's hard, since I have the Irish-Khovian genetics going on. But this is cute. Cute enough to sing with Celtic Woman, but if she did that I would be forced to delete her from my hard drive. Twitching your shoulders while singing bland "celtic" music and pop tunes is not entertainment in my world. And then there's that little elf they have who plays the fiddle. The great Irish fiddler Dáithí Sproule (or was it Kevin Burke? One of those) once said that dancing while fiddling is not music, it's a tinker's trick. Not that what she does is dancing, she just sort of hops around and runs.

But I digress.

  Jensine always frightened me a bit.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBjensine1.jpg)

 This is better.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBjensine2.jpg)

  I'm not going for a great beauty here, just a pleasant face behind the counter. Now she actually reminds me of an old girlfriend of mine. Don't judge me. She was a lovely person, and a lot of fun. :lol:

   Then there's my favorite Bruma begger, Jorck:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBjork.jpg)

 The ugliest man in Cyrodiil. But he stays as he is. I wouldn't dream of changing him.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 30, 2009, 10:10:16 PM
That fiddle-twiddlin' elf scared the crap outta me. There's a nightmare in there somewhere...okay, try this: you're in the front row -- against your will -- at a Celtic Woman show; you know, soft-focus lighting, PBS people in cheap suits and in full-blown concertus interruptus mode to blather on and on about how you, yes, YOU! can save public television with a pittance of $150, at which point you'll receive not only the the DVD of the travesty you're being forced to watch now, but also a handsome travel mug, a sturdy duffel bag, a thousand acres in Texas (all shithole, I'm afraid), and fifteen minutes in a broom closet with a random Kardashian.

Where was I?

Right. You're bound and gagged in the front row, and the sub-par Enya covers assault your very being. Then they launch into one of the fiddle tunes, and every pregnant women in the audience spontaneously miscarries. But you...you're still alive and you don't like it one bit. Then the prancing mephitic gremlin with the fiddle races directly at you. She trips...and her bow lances right through your eye and into your brain, killing you. As you fade out, you whisper a heartfelt "thank you"...

...but you awake to find yourself onstage in a diaphanous gown, singing "Danny Boy"...holy shit the fiddler is SATAN!...

I've had worse nightmares, but the ones with PBS and chick-singing are not to be taken lightly.

Speaking of nightmares, I ran into another bunch of Balrogs...well, two. And another. But I'll take them in order: the single one was trapped in one of the gas cages in Ceyatatar (the conjurer-infested Ayleid ruin on the road to Skingrad). So I turned on the gas and waited for him to die. Didn't take too long. It would've taken longer had I gone after him with a sword.  :mad1:

In the cage...let me out of this cage...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbalrog1.jpg)


the cages join to form a star, and...and...son of a BITCH...this is it, Rael. You're dead.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbalrog2.jpg)


But this led me to a theory: poison could be a good way to deal with them. So when I next enountered a Balrog...two of them...in GraySomethingWhatever Cave a little further down the road, I used stealth and a poison arrow on them with great success. However, I must admit several things which skew the experiment terribly:

1. I'm using a 30x damage sneak attack mod. Have been for a long time now.

2. I was using the Mongolian Steel Recurve Bow from RealSwords Redguard...which deals something like 70+ points of damage, thanks to various factors...plus, I was 68 in Marksman and level 26 at the time. In my defense, however, I am using the low-damage version of the mod.

3. My arrows? Same mod: 49 damage. Ouch. I did pay quite a lot for both items, though.

4. My Sneak is maxed out.

5. The poison was Strong Potion Of Horrible Killing, or whatever. Drain health 20 points for 30 seconds.

6. They were separated, out of earshot of each other.

Now, if I wanted to turn this into a purely scientific experiment, I would -- after careful consideration -- fling myself through yonder window. I'm not THAT interested. All I know is that it worked, and that's good enough for me. :ok:

On a totally different note, Jensine was the first NPC that came to mind when I saw that Veritas was starting up TNR. I mean, really: how can they justify this bottom-feeder crap? Ugly NPCs, shitty textures...it...oh, wait. I just remembered: EVERYTHING looks better with HDR on. ::)

Anyway...they say she rides on a pale horse, but I'm sure I hear the men in their clean white coats taking the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway CD out of my hands and smashing it and now they're coming to take me away, ha-ha, hee-hee!


Open Cities, Chorrol: two examples of why I'm not using OC Chorrol anymore, #1:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat2.jpg)


#2: These are Chorrol guards, who just appeared outside the barracks when I entered the castle courtyard.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat1.jpg)

They didn't do anything, just stood there in their civvies, holding torches. Later on, a couple of them just stood in the middle of the street leading to the castle. After disabling OC Chorrol, this cleared up. Actually, I *had* to disable it, as my framerates around Chorrol are lousy enough as it is; with it on, the game would crash a lot when I was in the Chorrol worldspace. Now, it just crashes normally.


Things I Hate About MMM, #17,303,097: TOO MANY DAMNED SKELETON ARCHERS WANDERING AROUND!
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBouchy1.jpg)


I've been hanging around the Skingrad Mages guildhall a lot. Why? Oh, no reason...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBadrianne1.jpg)

(Not sure which mod did this to her, but Bethesda needs to hire that person right away.)


"So I says to Boethia, 'Giiiiirl! Get HER!' And we got the giggles something awful!"
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBclavicus1.jpg)


Okay, I admit it. This makes her look suspicious.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBassassin1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 04, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
Arrows...I'm playing through Jannix Quinn's Return of Dagoth Ur mod, which is a lot of fun, but there are too many archers. Then again, there are always too many archers, in everything.

  But this is ridiculous:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBarrows2.jpg)

  (Disclaimer: The following section contains some classical allusions. I apologize in advance.)

  This is getting repetitive, I know, but I really like the way Grania has been looking lately. It's sort of like I've found my ideal woman. No, I'm not doing a Pygmalion thing here, I'm not changing her name to Galatea or anything like that. Honest.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaGR.jpg)
"Keep your hands to yourself, pyg."

 If I get too carried away, well, that's why whoever invented odd helmets invented odd helmets:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBfish1.jpg)
"I is a fish."

  Today's theme is...candles!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaFargyl.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBshack1.jpg)

Mmmmm...wax....
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on April 07, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
More Oblivion screenshots, because some of us have lost our Morrowind discs. :cryingloud:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_DaedricFusterCluck.jpg)
Two of those Daedra are Mele-Hira's. Which two? Oh, hell if I know!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MH_ILikeThisSword.jpg)
"Oh, I'm definitely liking this outfit. I'd thank that 'Silver' softskin for it if I didn't want to kick him in his mammallian junk for that dungeon of his."

Weird problem I ran into recently: Quicksaving inside of an Oblivion realm crashed the game and corrputed the save. However, doing a hard save and then quicksaving after cleared the problem up. Oh, Oblivion, you wacky game engine, you.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on April 08, 2009, 02:05:53 AM
Good thing I keep my junk in a locked [jewelry] box at the heart of Death Mountain, past the Gates of Agonizing Torment, eh? She'll just have to settle with poking me in the eye.

Owwwwwwowowow!

That's it. I'm locking MYSELF in the box.

Curious game, this. I love everything it throws at me. I have to love it. You know, because if I didn't, I'd be so angry right now that I'd have to break something really expensive. So it's a good thing I enjoy this small bit of agony. A couple of days ago I did manage -- hopefully -- to alleviate my BSOD woes by getting rid of my anti-virus thingy; the game runs smoother, doesn't hang for several minutes after exiting, etc. (Less load on the ol' system, I'd speculate.  :lol:)  I certainly hope this means my RAM is okay after all...

Btw, Jensine was mentioned a couple posts ago. I finally found the mod which did this to her:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBjensine1.jpg)

It's called Beautiful Women Mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17189) (it's since been expanded to a few more NPCs than the version I have). I merged that mod with TNR, and...well, I think TNR redid her hair, while BWM redid her face. I have no idea anymore what mod is doing this or that to what NPC.

And now...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9001.jpg)
'Scuze me, ma'am? I think your perspective is a little off, there.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9002.jpg)
Martin is all too familiar with the depravity of the Daedric Princes, but those Xivilai, man...they're downright kinky, dude.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9003.jpg)
Dickhead.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9004.jpg)
Like Lady Drad, there's nothing I like better than stripping down to my undies and doing a bit of gardening. Good for the soul.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9005.jpg)
Not as impressive as Goonies, huh?


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9006.jpg)
A Lich Lord helpfully demonstrates how most injuries happen on Dancing With The Stars.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9007.jpg)
Black Qin looks up at Molag Bal's statue and smiles. Yes, it WAS worth it...or it will be, when I go back to Melus and talk to him. Just to see the look on his face is worth it all.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9008.jpg)
Black Qin: Arena Chiropractor.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9009.jpg)
"Daddy, tell me a story..."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9010.jpg)
Look out! Midget ogres! For the love of god, cover your crotch!!


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9011.jpg)
"Safer Roads" my ass. Thanks to MMM, sometimes I find the Kvatch survivors have been slaughtered by the idiot spawn placement.
:P


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBwhat9012.jpg)
Speaking of MMM...and this is with Spawn Rates Reduced.

Not seen: the ten Dremora, two Golden Saints, and a Reaver or two up to the left by and on the bridge, the handful of Dremora up to the right on that bridge, the Dremora to my immediate right, and poor Black Qin's jaw hitting the ground. I just stood there in shock for a moment...they didn't turn hotsile for a while, until one of the Dremora close to the tower saw me.  :brainshocked:

On a completely irrelevant side note, Tila Tequila got some new bolt-ons.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/tilainforms.jpg)

I congratulate her, as 1. they look nice, and 2. before the implants, she looked like -- to paraphrase Tony Slattery -- two aspirin on a surfboard.

Where was I? oh, yes...off to my mod development thread. Bread crumbs...bread crumbs...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 16, 2009, 12:00:13 PM
  Tila Tequila and midget ogres....
            (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/droolin.gif)

   Much play, not many screenshots. Grania finished off the JQ Dagoth Ur thing, and now has some new Ur armor.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MWgraniaUr.jpg)
"I has Ur armor."

  I've been screwing around with the vanilla iron armor.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MWiron2.jpg)

  Cleaned it up and sharpened things a bit, made the fabric bits leathery, and did a skirt made of some kind of magical metal stuff. I'm not sure about that.

   Speaking of midget goblins:

 

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)


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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 17, 2009, 03:53:05 PM
 Let's try black.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MWironblkPD.jpg)

 Okey dokey.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MWironblk.jpg)

  Oh dear....

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/CPOrdie.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on April 17, 2009, 07:26:37 PM
"I'm watching you...laugh at me."  :funup:

Iron: I like the black scale/cloth and cleaner texture. :ok:

I've been running a Parvenner female fighter for various reasons (height comparison to standard races, weight consideration in various armors, an ongoing thing for redheads, etc.), and the Iron armor just didn't cut it anymore. Earlier I had taken the male greaves and added a skirt to it, but the male package still stuck through the skirt and I was horrified and...well, not entirely. I must admit that sometimes NEVER MIND.

Anyway, I discarded that for a new philosophy. So...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0007.jpg)

I went in a slightly different direction, I suppose. Drawback? The cuirass looks like a chainmail sweater. :P  I am happy with the chainmail legs, although I still like that black skirt better.

What bugs me about the armor conversion is that I'm using the Eyecandy EBE variant (OR WHATEVER!), and her arms look a little spindly. Now, without the armor...

 

...it's a different story. (This is as close as I will EVER get to the LightGuts body, FYI.) It's always sad to see good muscle tone go to waste...although I wouldn't know anything about that, as I haven't seen the inside of a gym since 7th grade. ::)

And then I sorta went off the rails with the color choices...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0008.jpg)

Thankfully I reverted back to the earlier version. I may do some cleanup work, as it's still too rusty. I don't remember which mod the original textures came from, but it was an unfinished (I believe) mod that aimed to make all the armors and clothes high-rez. The results were somewhat...uneven...but the steel and iron came out okay.

And now for the heartwarming tale of one woman's triumph over her sweetroll addiction...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0002.jpg)
"Does my ass make me look fat?"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0001.jpg)
"They said there was a Jenny Craig around here somewhere...liars."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0004.jpg)
"Oh my god. I can't go the reunion looking like THIS!!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0006.jpg)
"...and after committing myself to a sensible diet of mandrake root and blackberries, followed by running full-tilt through the countryside non-stop for two weeks, I fit in my armor again!"

I say, it's all in the armor. The race is currently "square"-shaped (like the Orcs and Imperials), so I may trim the female weight down a bit and see how she looks then.

Other stuff.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0003.jpg)
She said, "What a BIG SWORD you have!" I knew what she meant, but I killed her with it anyway, just to teach her a lesson about the danger of assuming everyone recognizes the use of metaphors.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0005.jpg)
Ha-ho, no...no no no no no no no no no no no no...


Lena Abe, the current bassist of My Dying Bride:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/LenaAbe1.jpg)(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/LenaAbe3.jpg)

(The rest of the band look like Ren-fest rejects, so forget about them.)

Why? Well, I was interested in her look, and wondered if I could make an assassin character that looked like her. The bottom line was that with Oblivion's horribly limited settings, the answer was "not without more time than I'm willing to put into it." So to hell with that. But while I was looking for reference pics, I stumbled across this one in high-rez:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/LenaAbe2.jpg)

...which, when you zoom in on her arms...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/LenaAbe2_zoom.jpg)

...you can tell where's she's cut herself! Ain't goth fun!!


But I'll put more time into a new face later on. I got some Tila Tequila pics to post here (the question of why she reminds me of an Asian Valerie Bertinelli will have to remain unanswered for the time being).

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/tila2.jpg)
NO LIKE POOFY BALLOON SUIT AND RONALD MCDONALD!!


 
Oh, yeah. Much better. I just--


 
--yes, thank you. Even better. Now, if I could just--


 
--I GET THE POINT NOW THANK YOU!!!

Yeesh. If she manages to prove only one thing in this life, she has proven beyond a doubt that she is willing to show up anywhere there are people with cameras. :ok:

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on April 17, 2009, 10:45:05 PM
Who knew Tila Tequila and CarrotTop were tight?  :P
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on April 19, 2009, 01:20:09 AM
[Omitted: a riff on "tight" by constructing a false anecdote about Tila sitting on a bar stool and subsequently losing it.]

I think that's Shaun White, but they're roughly the same to me...the only difference is that Carrot Top is slightly less useless.  ;D

You know, I always feel bad about this:

 

Poor Su-van. I'm thinking of some way to make her body disappear once the player's looted it...or, at least, make it disappear upon death. (I would put the items she's carrying -- including duplicates of the armor and equipment -- in a container by the throne.) The guy in the Outrider armor, too; harvest the armor, he disappears. Maybe like in the Mannimarco Revamp mod... Of course, this requires scripting. *sigh*

Why would I do this? The way OB is, my options for her were slim. I didn't want her to die, but I wrote in such a way that she dies nobly...which is what all of those Khovian lunatics want in the end anyway.  ::)  But this way...well, I wrote myself an out. How?

Here's a hint: ever wonder where the Xiangshi come from?  :purplelaugh:

This way, I could put Su-van -- now called by her real name, Shivan -- as a Xiangshi in a third mod...to be released sometime after TES V, should it be an SP game.  :lol:

And now, from Servant of the Dawn:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0011.jpg)

The only thing missing is the CHIM CHIMINY CHIM CHIMINY CHIM CHIM CHIREE option.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: GreyMouser on April 19, 2009, 06:55:56 PM
Quote from: Silver Sorrow
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-0002.jpg)
"Does my ass make me look fat?"
"..Hell, no, Sweetcheeks!!"..:-*... "But my Lady, that damn sword, prevents me from truly enjoying it's full sumptuousness!!" :P

Boy, I sure love a big butted woman...:heavym:
There is nothing like stalking, I mean..::), walking behind a woman with a fine ample "callipygian",...(..look it up. ;)...).., to brighten my day!..:turnhappy:


........................:smoking:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on April 20, 2009, 02:05:28 AM
A Spinal Tap song comes to mind...at the same time as a certain Sir Mix-A-Lot song...and then something called the "Bertha Butt Boogie"... :ok:

I like the square dimensions -- height and weight are equal values -- so I'll leave her as she is. The thing is, she probably won't look like this with other body mods; what I've done here is to combine the HGEC C-cup upper body with the HGEC EBE wide lower body variant...

[OMITTED: three million words in a failed attempt to make sense of all the variations on the original Exnem body.]

...because I feel that a woman who can swing a Daedric claymore with ease should LOOK like she can do so. And she should have a solid foundation, as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 20, 2009, 02:19:58 PM
 Hey, GreyMouser posting in the OB screenie thread! Of course, it took a nice big callipygian (I looked it up* ) to get him here, but I can appreciate that myself. Aye. :lol:

   Otherwise, not much happening in Tamriel. I've been making new characters because, against all logic, it relaxes me. I don't understand it, but if I think about it too much I get un-relaxed, so I leave it alone.

  Among many strange things in Oblivion, there's the fact that in many installs on two different computers I have never seen a slaughterfish in the water. Sometimes I see this:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBsf2.jpg)


...and that's about it. I just try not to think about it.

  This is odd. A devotee of St. Peter, perhaps?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBoddD1.jpg)

 Of course, one could post strange Havoc-related death shots all day, so I'll leave it at that.

   Alas, there is no tartar sauce in Cyrodiil.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmc3.jpg)
"I saw mudcrabs today. And I eated them."

   You know what I'd really like to see? I mean really really like to see? Well, I won't say, since I could never post a picture of it anyway.

  So instead, here's a pirate shooting at a penguin.  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/pirate41.gif) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/penguin.gif)

And that's it, except for the footnotes.

_____________________________ _________

* From Ancient Greek καλλίπυγος (kallipugos), from καλλι- (kalli-), “‘beautiful’”) + πυγή (pugē), “‘buttocks’”).
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 22, 2009, 01:19:57 PM
  OB Yuri, Khmer:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuri1a.jpg)

(In case anyone is wondering: Yes, I am fully aware of the manga/anime meaning of the word "Yuri". If you like, you can pretend that I'm paying tribute to Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut. But I'm not  ;D )

 My ongoing project to improve the more monstrous NPC's of Tamriel continues. Here's the new  Rohssan of "A Fighting Chance":

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBnewRohssan.jpg)

  And the neck seam is gone. Pure luck, no special tweaking involved. It just happened. Yay.
 I know there are mods that do this kind of thing, but I'd rather do it myself, slowly and painfully, the way it should be.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 09, 2009, 03:24:12 PM
 Meanwhile, Grania seems to have gone on a little vacation. She went to Anvil. I know, doesn't make sense to me either, but my Grania is a strange one. Anyway, she sent me some snapshots so I figured I'd post a couple.

It's good to get out of the old armor once in a while:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaVac2.jpg)
"I has a sweater. It is green."

  It looks like she's having fun. Slaughterfish aside...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaVac1.jpg)

 I hope she gets back soon. She should, I mean, how much time can you spend in Anvil? Really...but she needs her rest. I'm sending her on one of those Guildhall quests as soon as she comes back.

   ANVIL??
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 18, 2009, 11:55:04 AM
 This was inevitable, I suppose. I mean, she's single, lives alone, no real relationship...you get the picture:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaCats.jpg)
"I has cats."

HDR  lighting in Oblivion sucks.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBHDRsucks.jpg)

Much better:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBHDRno.jpg)

That's all for now.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 19, 2009, 12:22:01 PM
 With my new OB install I went ahead and started using Exnem's body, just for a change. That explains the disturbing cups on the iron armor. It's working out well though. Grania is getting some lower back pain but that's a small thing considering the unholy poundings she gets on a regular basis. Especially since I've also finally put in the latest version of MMM. At the moment she's not speaking to me, and to be honest I don't blame her >:D

   Yuri, Khovian 1, Hero of Kvatch:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuri1a-1.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuri2a.jpg)

 I like the way she turned out. I wonder what Ms. Liu, CEO thinks?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/images.jpg)
"I don't have time for this. I'm very busy."

 Understandable. Alright then, lets ask the Clueless Anime Avatar what it thinks:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/avi03.jpg)
"It's your computer's fault."

  I agree.

Since we're getting nowhere with this, lets have another look at Yuri before we go:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuri3a.jpg)

  I have to stop typing now. The cats are staring at me. Later.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on May 20, 2009, 12:21:31 AM
So. After too much time spent putzing around with Spore (gets kind of fun when you have a cheat file to turn down the occurences of all the biological emergencies/pirate attacks/spilled fruit juice, then gets boring very quickly again), I've run Mele-Hira around a bit again.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_Mele1.jpg)
Insectophobes need not apply.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_Mele2.jpg)
"Ahem. I'll do the creepy glowing-eye thing around here."

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_Mele3.jpg)
No, in fact, this did not end well.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 20, 2009, 11:59:18 AM
 Hmm..giant insectoids. Looks kind of like my kitchen :lol:  Always good to see Mele-Hira again, even when there is chitin involved.

  Yuri has dogs. They came with the house (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=20949) . No cats, though. She's not much of a cook.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriDogs.jpg)

 Hey, it's Moira! She didn't try to sell me anything, and doesn't seem to be writing any kind of "Tamriel Survival Guide", but she does have some interesting observations.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBorcEat.jpg)

 Been playing some of those Guilhall student quests. Short, but lots of naked people, sometimes dead :

 

And sometimes not:

 
I really have no idea whats going on in this picture.

  I've noticed that Grania is taller than most people, for whatever that's worth.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaTall.jpg)

  Another thing I've noticed is that I can't make a good looking Elf in OB, no matter how hard I try.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBfailedElf.jpg)

So I've stopped trying. I'm not sure why I started trying in the first place.  ::)

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 21, 2009, 12:02:24 AM
 So Kvatch is saved. Yuri isn't really into the whole "save the Septims and close the gates" thing right now. She's hoping that if she stalls long enough the workers of Tamriel will rise and overthrow the Elder Council, establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat.  Yeah, well, good luck with that, Yuri. I don't think we'll be seeing Chancellor Ocato's head on a pike anytime soon, as interesting as that would be.

   She's running low on gold, which means she needs a job.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena1.jpg)
"What to do, what to do?"

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena2.jpg)
"Hmmm..."

Let's see what this "Arena" thing is all about.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena3.jpg)
"That's it? Hell, I can do that."

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena4.jpg)
"I have to wear this? Does it come in black? Just asking..."

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena5.jpg)
"Wait...kill Bosmer, and get paid for it? Sweet!"

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArena6.jpg)
"Oh great, now I have Elf gunk all over my shoes."

 To be continued...or not.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on May 22, 2009, 06:57:51 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_KhajiitFunnyHat.jpg)
The delegate from the Elsweyr Ministry of Funny Hats has arrived.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 24, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
 :funup:

 I always enjoy a good pointy hat shot :ok:

  Remember how in Morrowind I'm having a problem with MCA induced bats? Well, I've now experienced a combined Bat and Imp assault, courtesy of MMM.
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBbatsImps.jpg)

But at least it's not happening every five minutes, like the MW bat thing.


 I haven't posted a picture of sheep in a while.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBsheep107.jpg)
Sheeps

  Fallout 3 doesn't have any sheep. I would like it better if it did.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 24, 2009, 04:14:58 PM
 Blood & Mud. Never play without it.

Grania goes to Bravil.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaBM1.jpg)
"It's not Anvil, but it's nice."

 Her favorite tavern, the Swamp-Hole.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBswamphole.jpg)
"Hmmm...Bravil girls..."

Braveel Girls.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBbravilgirl2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBbravilgirl1.jpg)

Indeed.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 30, 2009, 07:11:39 AM
 
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBwinston1.jpg)

 So, Braveel aside, what's everyone been up to in my odd little world?

  Well, Grania's all dressed up for 17 First Seed. I don't have the heart to tell her she's too late.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaStPats.jpg)
"Póg mo thóin."

Yuri's gone as far as she can go in the Arena:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArenaCH1.jpg)

 But before she can bask in her new found glory, the inevitable happens.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArenaCH2.jpg)
"You talkin' to me, tree f**ker?"

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriArenaCH3.jpg)
"Yeah, OK, sure. Ever been to Dive Rock?"

  Meanwhile, Morgie (remember her?) has piled up a lot of "innocent" bodies during her climb to power in the Mythic Dawn. Which of course brought on the expected visit:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBLucienBurke.jpg)

 Nuke Chorral?  Hell, why not...

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 11, 2009, 12:01:55 AM
Mele-Hira doesn't like to play dress-up. Where Ghariyt and Hears-The-Runes have closets full of dresses, and even Tenzyrin is known to spiff up for his occasional jaunts out on the town (in between slitting throats in the dark), MH is most comfortable in her armor.

But she's the character and I'm the player, and she'll put on some of these Bare-Shoulder Dresses (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=25014) if I tell her to.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MeleHira_Dressup1.jpg)
"Look, softskin, I don't like being out of my armor. There's a Daedric invasion on, you know."

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MeleHira_Dressup2.jpg)
"...although this dress does look pretty nice...."

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MeleHira_Dressup3.jpg)
"Enough with the silly posing already. Put me back in my armor!"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_MeleHira_Dressup4.jpg)
"Much better. Now, here's a nice pose for your 'screenshot'. Hiya!"

Currently playing around with Unnecessary Violence (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=24936), which promises to make Oblivion everything it should've freaking been in the first place. Still a lot of bugs to work out, but hey- he's just one guy, what's Bethesda's excuse?
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 11, 2009, 11:38:48 PM
Let There Be Darkness (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22819) makes even regular dungeon-delving a lot spookier. It's also given me my new desktop background.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Oblivion_DarkExplorations.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 13, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
 It's dark. I like that. Think I'll try it.  :ok:

   I've been considering trying out UV, I've been messing around with Deadly Reflex (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8273) for a while now trying to make things more interesting, but I'm just not very good with combo moves. In fact, I suck. Two weeks of playing it and I haven't beheaded or bisected anybody yet. This is with the chance factor set at 100% mind you. But I'll keep practicing. It is fun, I'll give it that. I especially like the bashing thing. First time I've ever felt the need to carry a shield.
  If my keyboard skills improve I might give UV a try. I understand it works with DR, sort of.

   Screenshots...nothing much happening of visual interest in my imaginary retreat from reality world. Grania's been trying the country life, but it's not really working out:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBcarrots2.jpg)
"Hi Mr. Horsie! Carrots! Yummy!"

Not want?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBcarrots3.jpg)
"C'mon. It's orange and pointy! Eat it!"

And she hasn't quite got her mind wrapped around the concept of weather.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBnoSun.jpg)
"Hey! Where'd the shiny thing go?"

 I think the sooner she gets back to killing stuff, the better.

Yuri tries new things. She is an Adventurer, after all.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtea1.jpg)
"Scrib tea? You're joking, right? I mean, Scribonnaise is one thing, but this....this is disgusting"

And everyone is trying to get used to the Exnem body.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBtits1.jpg)
"I can't straighten up...I'm not kidding, this is serious...It hurts..."

It's no picnic living in my fantasy world, it really isn't.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 13, 2009, 03:35:57 PM
 "Let There Be Darkness" indeed...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBdark1.jpg)

"HELP..."
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 13, 2009, 05:34:26 PM
I'm sticking to HGEC myself. Shapely but not so buxom that mithril-underwire Wonderbras (with included Feather enchantment) are required.

Real Lights (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=10891) looked promising- Ayleid ruins were utterly breathtaking with this and Darkness- but it turned too many areas into a slideshow for my admittedly-aging system, and Oblivion does not exactly run on a graphics-optimized engine. Had to shelve the Mod until it's either better-optimized or I buy a better graphics card.

UV is also proving to be interesting, although its large number of scripts makes for some slow locations and laggy looting. But as it's the only Mod I've seen so far that allows honest-to-Azura dual-wielding, paired-weapon attacks and the like, I'm sticking through it. I am getting a little annoyed with all the crashes I see when entering buildings in Blood & Mud's Bravil, though.

Orlop, UV's creator actually recommends DR as a companion mod, and says that there should be no conflicts. And as the guy actually seems to answer questions on the TESNexus message boards inside of 12 hours, I'm inclined to give the guy some credit.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 14, 2009, 01:11:48 AM
Did someone say..."HGEC"?  ;D

WARNING! THOSE OF YOU WITH JOBS AND FAMILIES AND RESPECTABILITY SHOULD NOT VIEW THIS POST...if there's anybody watching.

 
"I feel a breeze..."


 
Dawning realization in 3...2...1...


 
"Oh my god...what did I DO last night???"


 
"I mean...look at me! What kind of sick, sadistic lunatic would do this to a woman?? VANDALS!!"


 
"...and I have the sneaking suspicion that I should be very much self-conscious and humiliated right now."


 
"I'm so depressed. I'm a freak. A freak! I hope a cart runs me over."


 
"Now I have 'Why Don't We Do It In the Road?' stuck in my head. Why me? Why? Why?"


 
"Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I should come up with a plan of action. Number one: find out who did this to me. Number two: kill him. Or her. Number three: find someone with an eraser."


 
"Someone's coming...think quick! HEY ANYBODY WANNA BUY A PUMPKIN!!?"


 
"Excuse me, sir or madam. Would you care to buy a pumpkin?"


 
"He didn't want my pumpkin. Homo."


 
"Again, I'm SO depressed."


 
"This'll freak out the wildlife...never saw wolves just run away like that."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN14.jpg)
"Enough fun. I'm headed to town. Gonna get me a sword and kill everyone who owns an ink well. Then I'm finding the first portal to Earth and getting this shit lasered off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRgLUoJdcOU)!"

EDIT: And so Photobucket begins their random removal...again.  :P

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 14, 2009, 06:22:47 AM
 
  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/24.gif) :funup:

  By the Hairy Palms of Sotha Sil, that has got to be the best post I've seen in this thread. It did cause me amusement, yes it did.

    Which got me thinking about body replacers, and I've decided to go back to BAB. It boils down to two things for me, tits and hands. Of course, most things in life for me boil down to those two things, so why should Oblivion be any different? Aye. In any case, I've gathered together all the things I need and will begin Baberizing today. It's not like I have anything else to do.

 Which reminds me of a rather informative makeup tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JugdKZo0USU) I watched recently.

   I'll be trying UV out eventually. I'm bound to get better at this key pounding stuff given enough time. I do worry a bit about lag, I'm used to nice high framerates, and even DR has given me a few, but only a few, choppy moments. But what the hell.

  And I'm really liking LTBD. My dungeon diving has become quite freaky, especially with MMM. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)

 I guess I should post a screenshot. Pre Darkness, by the way.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmmmDD.jpg)

There we go.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 15, 2009, 02:05:37 AM
;D

When dear sweet little Black Qin isn't amusing people, she's doing horrible things to them. Either way, they'll be rolling in the aisles. :realconfused:

So she grabbed a portal to a dimension with reliable laser surgery, and popped back to the Imperial City...


 
"Woo-hoo! I'm free of all amateur smudges upon my salty-sweet skin!"


 
"Turns out I'm free of diseases, too! Take a look! See? Clean as a whistle! In fact, I can hear the wind whistling through my wookiee!"


[She finds her clothes...]


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN29.jpg)
"Now...*what* was I going to do next?"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN16.jpg)
"Ah, yes: kill a certain someone until they die from it. Prepare to feel the glove, bitch."


[A few minutes later...]


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN21.jpg)
"TA-DAAAAAH! I ate the rest of him. I've never felt so full in my life."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN25.jpg)
"Hey! Someone get a picture of me and my new BFF, Murray! H-hey...anyone?? Oh, that's right: no one's invented the camera yet. Stupid frickin' backwater...buncha goddamned primitives!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN24.jpg)
"Who's a good widdle fwiend? YOU'RE a good widdle fwiend! Yes you ARE! Yes you ARE!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN26.jpg)
"Alas, poor Murray...I just had a great idea for a new game: you take a skull and roll it at a bunch of...I don't know...bottles? If you knock them all down in ten straight sets, you win a trophy or something. I hope bacon cheese fries are involved. GOD I love bacon..."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN27.jpg)
"And now in celebration of a morning well-spent, I drink hot blood (provided by a virginal involuntary volunteer) from Murray's hollow brainpan. I'd prefer something with a little more class, but the best that these stupid backwards inbred knuckle-dragging louts can come up with is Cyrodiilic Brandy, and even *that's* marginally better than Nix piss."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN22.jpg)
"The best part, of course, is licking the sword afterwards. You know, this reminds of the time me and Flick and Schwartz were up in Skyrim, and Schwartz dared Flick to lick his sword, and it got STUCK! Ha! Whatta moron!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN23.jpg)
"Waitaminit...hold on...thith ith...it ithn't even cold outthide! Thon of a bithh!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN20.jpg)
"Ah, well. Fun's fun. I wonder if there's a disco around here? I feel like shakin' my potatoes to 'Funkytown'..."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN19.jpg)
"Somehow I get the feeling that po' lil-ol' me just became the center of attention in this charming little shithole. Drink me in, bastards!"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN30.jpg)
"Anyone wanna see my impression of Jennifer Tilly singing Carcass' 'Exhume To Consume'? No?"


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN18.jpg)
"Hang on, I gotta scratch..."


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN17.jpg)
"Those guys that lasered off my tattoos? They gave me a shot right there. Hurt like a mother. Bled like a stuck pig, too. I guess I should lay off the blood-thinners...but that candy coating is so darn tasty!"


When I left her, she was starting to drag out the props: a pillory, chains and manacles...I didn't want to hang around for when she REALLY gets going. Because she's pure evil. Why, just ask the residents of Megat--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzF3atom1.jpg)

Ah. Never mind.  :'(


The one thing I miss about the other body mods -- besides UFF's tiny little shoulders, giving the impression of severe hydrocephaly -- is the hands. Bab has some lovely hands. I prefer Exnem's rackage, however, so that wins out over pretty hands...well, I mean, it'd be off-putting if she had -- (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/nicetitssignsmileai3.gif) -- yes, thank you, with giant meat hooks for hands...I don't even want to think about it.

I wonder if that makup tutorial takes into account an overabundance of body hair? I mean, well...never mind.  :embarassed:

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 19, 2009, 09:04:08 PM
Sorry, guys. Mele-Hira will not be taking off her clothing nor licking her sword. She's just not that kind of lizard.

However, she is currently exploring Elsweyr (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=25023[/url), because she knows the catfolk make some nifty stuff to drink.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Oblivion_MeleHira_in_Elsweyr.jpg)
"Alright, let's see. Torval is that way, Orcrest is that way... who'm I kidding, I get lost in the Oak and Crosier. Good thing I have a map!"

It's a pity the game crashed right after I went into the first building. Ah well, I'll be checking out more of it tonight or tomorrow.

Also, I'd place the Saturation Health Indication (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21719) Mod on my short "must have" list. Really makes things more interesting for those of us who don't use overpowered custom races. ;)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 24, 2009, 09:10:39 AM
"Overpowered custom races"?? Why, I never use...oh wait, I do. :lol:  Actually, partly true, since while Grania and Yuri are indeed Khovian, Morgie is a Breton and Duffy is an Imperial. But it evens out now, you see, because I've discovered that with Deadly Reflexes installed....

  KHOVIANS CAN DIE!! OFTEN!!!  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)

  It's humbling, truly.
   
  Elsweyr looks good, that will be going in my OB folder. Right now I'm playing Windfall (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21989), and even my cynical self is mightily impressed. It's like, well, what OB should have been questwise. Good story, fleshed out characters, interesting things to do, and lots of them. I should be at this one for quite a long while.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBWFflyopen.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBWFozkar.jpg)
With great restraint I resist an obvious joke here.

  My screenshot choices aside, this is good old RPG stuff, no quest markers and just enough journal entries to keep you going. I'm finding it useful to keep notes, on paper. Haven't done that in a long time. I was under the impression it was in beta, so I avoided it, but it's not, it's finished, and it's good.

  I sent in Grania to start. She allied herself with the Righteous, who are the poor and downtrodden yearning not to be poor and downtrodden.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBradical.jpg)

 Grania thinks she's a socialist, you see, being Cumann na mBan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumann_na_mBan) and all, although I think she mainly goes to the meetings because they have free Guinness on tap.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaPonder.jpg)
"Umm...the Bourgeois and the,uh...Prole...Proletar...Proletariums? No, wait, that's not right...hold on..."

That's OK Grania, drink up, it'll come to you.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniaAngry.jpg)
"Bluidy murderin' SASANACH! Shoot James Connolly did ye? Fookin' butcherin' scum! I'm gonna...."

 I think it's time for me to go hide behind something now, I really do.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 01, 2009, 02:06:46 AM
  Morgie dyed her hair.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgieNH.jpg)
"Looks hot, right? RIGHT? You know, I should kill you, I really should..."

  Not much of a post, is it? I could liven it up by posting a rare picture I have of the Morrigan without her makeup on, but considering her mood lately that might not be a good idea, so I'll refrain.


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgieNM.jpg)

 Oops... :o
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 02, 2009, 05:55:40 AM
And now, while I recover from the Morrigan's righteous indignation (she left me my hands so I can type, wonderful, considerate, and kindly lady that she is), I will discuss my character's varying senses of STYLE.

*STYLE*

 As The BubbleGumPrincess says, style is important.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/BGPPP2.jpg)
"Style is important!"

  Grania, for instance, is all chainmail and broadswords.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBgraniastroll.jpg)

 She's Fianna Éireann , Finn MacCumhail and the Fenian Knights and all that rot. She thinks that Tamriel is a county just west of Donegal, and who am I to tell her different? She does get confused when she speaks in Irish to people and they just stare at her.
  She's a bit of what we used to call, in ancient times, a "tomboy". Dresses annoy her, but she wears them when she must, which isn't very often.

 Yuri is a bit more concerned about her appearance, but stays on the practical side of things.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OByuriStyle.jpg)

 A sense of fashion, yes, but still prepared for the hack 'n slash that dominates her life. As it should be.

The Morrigan , however, is the person wearing all that whorish indecent slutty fashionable stuff you find at the Nexus.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmorgieStyle.jpg)

  Her sense of style is...um...oh wait, Morgie just handed me a note. I should read it.:

  "The Morrigan's fashion sense is both exquisite and tasteful, refined, and yet alluring. She is the envy of all the women of Tamriel, and the heart's desire of all Men and Mer. Disagree if you must, you're entitled to your opinion after all, just as I am entitled to rip your still beating heart out of your body and eat it."

  Nicely said Morgie. You can put the sword away now. Thank you.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 04, 2009, 12:47:44 AM
I say: she who holds the sword, defines "style". Yes ma'am, I think Pippi-style thigh-highs and teal leg-warmers are the height of fashion, indeed. Please don't make me eat my other testicle.


Fun for men...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBmaleversion1.jpg)


Fun for women...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbqN19.jpg)


Vogue that shit!


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/mja_belted_trench1.jpg)


Wait...wait...wait. Wait. No. The POINT, Ms. Asian Trench Coat Model Buttinsky, is that AlienSlof has approved the inclusion of the bracers on the gauntlets in my NEVERFUCKINGENDING upgrade.

I'm sorry, but I have nothing else to contribute at this exact moment, as I'm knee-deep in Overlord 2 --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/O2mayhem.jpg)

-- yes, thank you, and Mass Effect --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/MEbs1.jpg)

-- yes, yes thank you very freaking MUCH, for which I'm currently throwing together a compilation of my dumbass armor recolors.

Give me a month or so and I'll be back in the middle of Cyrodiil. ::)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: GreyMouser on July 05, 2009, 01:54:48 AM
Quote from: Silver Sorrow
I'm sorry, but I have nothing else to contribute at this exact moment, as I'm knee-deep in Overlord 2 --
It appears I'm not the only one on the forum who is playing  Overlord 2.. ;)
Sooo....Silver, are how you like the game so far?.. ::)
I, myself, having played and enjoyed the first Overlord game, I'm enjoying playing the second one...So far, this is.. :bigblinky:


............................. .......:smoking:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 05, 2009, 11:40:23 AM
I've yet to really get into the game, but so far it's been fairly hilarious. The only drawback I see so far is that those who haven't played the first game might find it a bit overwhelming in several ways (gameplay, controls, etc.), but it's a pretty smooth transition for the rest of us. The graphics are better (as they should be), and this new Overlord's body language is pretty funny (how he slumps on his throne, etc.), so I'd recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor (those without one need not bother). Plus, there's something just so liberating about whomping on elves.

 

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 09, 2009, 05:32:50 PM
Waitwaitwait...something I missed before:

But it evens out now, you see, because I've discovered that with Deadly Reflexes installed....

  KHOVIANS CAN DIE!! OFTEN!!!  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)

  It's humbling, truly.

I've never messed around with DR, but already I hate it forever. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/meh.gif)

The nerve of these people, making sure my ... ("Overpowered"? What overpowered race? I made no overpowered races! *sigh* Okay, yes, fine: admittedly overpowered) ... Khovians can die. I've been known to crush modders in effigy (stress ball: "this is your HEAD, you rotten stinking no-good waste of skin!") when one of their stupid little mods kills one of my characters with an insta-death trap. For example, there was one -- The Lost Spires, I think? -- that burned my sweet little girl to a crisp with a scripted fiery death sequence (you're supposed to outrun the flames)...even though she's immune to fire. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/facepalm.gif)  Asshole.

...there's our little Silver, wandering through life, never forgiving, always hating...but who can blame him?
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 13, 2009, 04:18:08 PM
 Overlord...for a minute I thought that was yet another WW2 game. But no. I'm thankful for that.

   Deadly Reflexes is gone. I just couldn't get the button bashing down to an acceptable level of competence, inept slow moving boob that I am. But the cool fighting animations remain, so that's something, anyway. And my Khovians are again relieved of the dreary prospect of worrying about their imminent demise, which leaves them a lot more time for...actually, I'm not sure what it leaves them more time for, but it must be something, because they spend an awful lot of time doing it, whatever it is.

   More senseless character creation, because I can. Valeria:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBvaleria1.jpg)

 No, it's not based on Sandahl, although I did borrow her nose. She doesn't seem to be using it much lately, so I took it.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBvaleria2.jpg)

Warning: Imminent arbitrary haircut approaching...



(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBvaleria3.jpg)





             Hey, look who's here!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/avi03.jpg)
I'm from where the skyfish fly.



  And, for dessert, a penguin. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/prnguin2.gif)



Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 14, 2009, 04:06:57 PM
Oh, Falanu...

 

   I'm not really sure, uh, 500 Septims?

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 14, 2009, 06:16:04 PM
There's a "stiff" joke in there somewhere...

"I think it depends on your lawyer. Had a friend in the same fix a couple years back...his lawyer argued it down to 'loitering at a dead end'..."

A simple shot from a certain Upgrade:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBbeast.jpg)

Readables to write, a dungeon to fine-tune, rrrrrrgggg...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 15, 2009, 02:03:10 PM
  What the hell is that thing she's carrying on her...oh, never mind. I'll find out fairly soon, hopefully. :lol:

 Morgie is getting far too excited over the prospect of having blades on her forearms.

     While waiting, she's been advancing through the Dark Brotherhood, of course. The best quest in the game, I think, but I forgot about Shadowmere. My mistake was letting Morgie activate him (her?) , now it's horsie time everywhere.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBshadowmere1.jpg)
"Go home! I'm busy! Go eat a carrot or somebody's head or something..."

   Which is why Oblivion horses, basically a good idea, are a pain in the ass. I'm using Horse Commands (http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/View.php?view=OblivionMods.Detail&id=4276) which works well enough, but it doesn't solve the fast travel problem. As soon as you fast travel anywhere, there's the horse, no matter how odd the situation or place. Annoying.

   On the bright side, I've been amusing myself by sneaking around in caverns and such with 100% chameleon and watching what goes on when nobody knows you're there. With MMM this is fun. Reavers and Bandits hacking away at each other, etc, etc, all sorts of amusement. And there's even...
LICH WARS!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBlichwar1.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBlichwars2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBlichwars3.jpg)

 Unlike the humanoid battles, though, these Lich affairs never seem to end. Nobody wins or loses, it just goes on and on and on...you know, there are a lot of amusing metaphors I could use here, but I'm too tired right now to think of any, so I'll leave it at that if it's OK with everyone. Alright? Thank you all.

  Drive safely, and have a good evening.



(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/avi03.jpg)
"Hey, not so fast! I want an amusing metaphor!"

   No you don't.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 22, 2009, 01:21:13 AM
Those Liches. So hostile. So uncouth. So ugly. Undead elves. Hmmmph.

That thing on Seichan's shoulder? It's...The Beast. Sadly, there are no Dwemer Power Nodes nearby to plug into...otherwise, you could melt enemies a mile away (and probably yourself, in the process). As it is, it's useful merely for manually bonking people over the head. Equally sadly, it doesn't make a KA-BONG! sound.  :'(

I think I'm close to finishing the Upgrade. I spent today finishing up the readables, the dungeon ambience, the lighting, etc. All I need to do is...I don't know, let it simmer for the day, see if something needs changing. God knows I'm always improving *something*.  ::)

There's a "new" door in Su-van's throne room. Maybe it's not so new. Maybe you just never noticed it before. If you manage to survive my Twin Chambers Of Knives, you will be greeted with this sight upon venturing through the door:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBmylobby1.jpg)

Happily for the player, it's somewhat devoid of life (or what passes for life) at the moment...I may change this tomorrow. Or I may not. Who knows? It's also large and somewhat empty, save for a couple of points of interest. You'll need to find those for yourself.

Heh. After taking my most recent stroll through the "new" basement (again, maybe you just didn't notice it before), I tested to see if the door to the second level worked. It did. Of course, I'm testing this with a very low-level character and coc'd to the "new" dungeon (again...never mind). So that means Su-van was still very much alive...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBsuvan9001.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBsuvan9002.jpg)

Holy CRAP that was a quick death. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/ahhh.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 23, 2009, 10:41:38 AM
 It's funny how I always miss those doors. I must have been too distracted looking for Timmy parts. No matter, next time I visit Silver's House O' Thrills I will look more carefully, after the contractors have finished their work, of course. I have a feeling it'll be worth my while.:lol:

    Speaking of thrills, this is ridiculous:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBmanydogs.jpg)

  At least it's better than bears. I went into a cave recently that had 900 bears in it, but I was too freaked out to hit the "prt scr" button. Probably just as well.


  This man has a blue neck:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBblueneck.jpg)


 And to round things out, here's a very annoying fake pirate lady:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/APL1.jpg)
"Yo ho ho and a bottle of Merlot."

   
:hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 25, 2009, 12:32:06 AM
"I'd like a white wine spritzer..."

Reminds me of a woman who pitches for a local car dealership: for a while, her outfit was a sort of grunge/socialite thing. She wore torn jeans, flannel, a pearl necklace and had perfect hair and makeup. She looked like Vanna White slumming at Lollapalooza. Since then, her outfits haven't been quite as jarring, but she still looks like blind monkeys pick out her clothes for her.

Then there's the car dealer who has these weird, spastic arm movements...obviously, the director told him to move his arms around more, but gave him no further specifics.

Anyway, I never understood the deal with so many critters in one place (the Ayleid ruins with OOO are nearly impossible to sneak through, for example). Apparently Martigen and his ilk are either insane or really, really bored. It's like those guys who wakeboard avalanches broke both legs and couldn't do anything else but mod Oblivion. They cram a cave full of monsters, crank the difficulty all the way to the right, equip an iron dagger, and go to town...ADRENALINE SUUUUUUUUURGE!! EXTREME WOLF ANNIHILATION!! [lots of "woooooo!"-ing]   :ok:

I hope TES V has different slots for male and female face textures like F3. You can circumvent the crappy tone controls with a bearded texture...but try that in OB? Nooooo.

And now children, I give you: water. And not just any water. Dungeon water. I've spent all day trying to get the water in the basement right, and I think I may be close. I found a good texture, anyway (online somewhere). Follow along and try not to call the men in their clean white coats.

First of all, getting the water to *act* right is key. It's in a putrid dungeon, but obviously it comes in from somewhere...who knows where. But it's nasty and...well, you don't want to go swimming in it. (There's no point, anyway...unless you're a spaz and fall in.) It doesn't move a lot, but there is some movement.

Then there's the question of how you want it to look (I mean, you could go for looks first, then animation, but...never mind): I didn't want it reflecting everything, as it IS a soupy muck. So to begin with, I used the Dementia sewer texture from SI. I copied the colors, and got what I called Chunky Orange:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBorangechunky.jpg)

I didn't like the big ugly chunks, especially as they would "flow" into the stone and disappear. Stupid. So I went on a texture search online and found something sort of interesting:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBorangesmooth.jpg)

It looks okay in the screens, but in-game? No.

You know, if Qarl had made water textures for his QTP3, I wouldn't have had so much trouble with this.

Anyway, I found what I think may be a good texture.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBorangefinal.jpg)

Still...I', not *quite* happy with it. I changed the colors a bit, and I call the result "In The Sunny D Sewers":

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBsunnyd.jpg)

I changed it to green...:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBgreengunk.jpg)

...sigh. Still not right. I'm considering going back to plain old-fashioned default sewer water. More to come on that. For now, I decided to see how dark this place is at 50% brightness:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBdark50.jpg)

(Ignore the water.) Some of this place is pitch-freaking black at 50%. At 75% it's still very dark, but you can see where you're going. Sort of:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBdark75.jpg)

So I need to make some decisions and stuff. I have almost everything else done, which means that it makes PERFECT sense that I'm obsessing over this stupid basement.  :redhot:

EDIT: Okay, try this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBfinalwater.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on August 08, 2009, 10:39:34 AM
 I tend to play at around 50% brightness, plus I'm using that mod that makes dungeons and such very dark. I have lots of torches, though. I'm an Ivellon vet. :lol:

  The chunky water looks like some soup I had the other day. Which I'm still having, if you catch my drift.

 Speaking of watery things, I noticed that the damned Imperial City Statue Commission went and put up a new statue (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=26252) in Talos Plaza.

 
"THIS is what they're spending my tax money on? Oh wait, I don't pay taxes..."

 I wonder if this will affect the property values.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on August 31, 2009, 01:01:58 AM
50%? Good to know. I sometimes get the feeling that my stuff is WAY too dark, since I keep my gamma at 75%. (Walking outside, with Xin, in the daylight? Retinal meltdown.) The black things DO have textures, it's just...never mind. If I follow this little logic rollercoaster, I'll end up brightening all the textures...  :lol:

I hope the "water" replacement I went with in the final product is far more palatable than that Campbell's Sewer texture I was using. ;D

That inspires me to...imagine how different art would be today if the Dutch masters had been just a little bit less dignified. "Woman Pissing On Rhododendrons" would be a permanent fixture at Irv's Art Museum And Go-Cart Rentals.


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(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-02.jpg)
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So I decided that Fran's + MMM wasn't enough --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-01.jpg)

-- and Su-van wasn't supposed to be the end-all, be-all challenge of my character's career --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-06.jpg)
"My hand...is stuck...IN MY BOOB!"

-- so I took the FCOM challenge...again...and this time I got it working. I don't know how I did it, but it works. I detoured a little from the FCOM team's little (HA!) install guide, making sure that 1) there would be none of this "hardcore loot" nonsense, 2) I would not be hobbled by the various hateful gameplay setting changes that infest OOO, 3) I could run backwards (the full install of Fran's removes the usefulness of running backwards), and 4) no MOBS crap is anywhere near my game. (MOBS stands for Moronic Oblivion Borking System, if memory serves.)

So with a few tweaks here and there...and rebuilding the stupid Bashed patch five hundred times...I think it's stable enough. So in happy celebration, I decided to look at the latest files. Corthian has an interesting combat-oriented quest mod out, called The Darkness of Castle Hei Li (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=26816)...fascinating enough, but what sent me down the road of frustrated advanced form searching was the hand to hand stance in one of the screens. After a couple of hours I finally found it --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-05.jpg)

-- and liked it so much that I'm posting another screen of it --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-03.jpg)

-- and in addition, I found that there were a few more animations in the same mod, such as --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-04.jpg)

-- which makes my current character a happy little half-elf. Yes. I'm working a bit more on the half-drow thing, and this time I believe I can match all the textures, unlike my problems with the K2 race. I have some things that need fixing in the The Mod plugin, so I'll throw the new race in as a freebie. Well...it's all free, but...never mind. Oh, right...the mod: reso's Animation Replacer Pack (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=21475). Great stuff.

If you recall from my Things I Should Be Prevented From Doing thread, I found Korana's Shadowwatcher armor--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBshadowwatcher1.jpg)

-- which I found to be quite stylish, but...not exactly to my liking. The arms are too spindly, and the shoulders are too small. So I spent some time today trying out various mesh additions and subtractions, this and that, and so on. While I'm not 100% happy with my results, I can live with it for the moment while I work on other aspects of the half-drow thing.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-09.jpg)

The gauntlets are temporary...the bra isn't. The legs clip through the straps and boots and stuff, but I minimized the horribleness by giving them all the same texture. I know it's a travesty of seat-of-the-pants mish-mashing, but at least it's passable for the moment. The hood, though...the hood is awesome. :ok:

Another shot:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-07.jpg)

Yee-haw. One of the best things, however, is...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-08.jpg)
"im in ur cave, stealin ur noms"


So far I have the violet eyes glowing. Next up is the red. And I'm probably gonna make all these glowy eyes available to the Xiangshi race, too. I'm still not happy with the K1 sound set blanketing all of the races, so I might just look into KEEPING ALL OF MY WIP STUFF IN MY WIP THREAD WHERE IT BELONGS. So until next time, chilluns...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-10.jpg)

I wonder if horse tastes like Potted Meat? Probably not.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on August 31, 2009, 09:01:23 PM
Red eyes are a-glow.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-11.jpg)

I've done all of the eyes, but the special ones -- bloodshed, wildfire, et al -- need more attention. But the standard eyes look pretty good.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-12.jpg)

And now, a still from the season finale of All Things Hostile And Suicidal, in which Dr. Culius Pierrot, frontier veterinarian, circumcises a stubborn minotaur.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 02, 2009, 12:20:36 PM
All Things Hostile And Suicidal is my favorite show. Missed the minotaur episode, but the one about the unicorn and the Dremora who dropped the soap was quite touching.

   Friendship.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBfriends.jpg)

  I'm thinking of abandoning Oblivion and signing up to play Evony instead, based solely on the advertising. So what if it's an adware infested piece of garbage that plants weird .exe programs on your hard drive?

 

  Hmmm....she must be inside one of these houses.
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/evontown.jpg)

  They wouldn't be trying to mislead me, would they?

  Excuse me, I have to go format my HD now.



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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on September 02, 2009, 10:11:12 PM
Yes, Evony does have a good marketing team, at any rate. I see its ads EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on September 19, 2009, 01:19:50 AM
Whee! The fun begins again.

Ladies and gentlemen (and those who are undecided), meet S'Ranni.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/SRanni1.jpg)
"I'm certainly glad I didn't start this game off in a jail cell. That would've sucked."

S'Ranni is a Huntress, which is sort of the opposite of Mele-Hira. Whereas MH pursued truth, justice and the Argonian way, S'Ranni is basically a killer. Witness the first person she ran into after illegally crossing the border from Elsweyr to Leyawiin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/SRanni2.jpg)
"I suppose 'which way to the nearest weapon shop' means 'shove your sword up my rump' in this neck of the woods? Schmuck."

S'Ranni doesn't much care about causes, or morals, or all those silly "law" things people keep harping on about. In fact, she'd rather just put her feet up and read and stay out of the business of all these Cyrodiilian nabobs. But bills do not pay themselves, and herding sheep turns some terrible coin, so if you need something or someone dead and you've got the cash, S'Ranni will make things happen.

(I've got to redo that fur color, seriously. Didn't come out as I'd hoped.)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on September 29, 2009, 07:28:51 PM
Things continue apace!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SR2_01.jpg)
"You've got something stuck in your teeth. No, a little further back."

S'Ranni is now a Khajiit. I'm not entirely sure this sits well with her.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SR2_02.jpg)
"Go on, call me furlicker. JUST. ONCE."

In a fit of boredom, I downloaded DarkLight Mithril Armor for HGEC (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=24475).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SR2_03.jpg)
"You expect me to wear this where people can see me? Look at what it did to my arms!"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SR2_04.jpg)
"This is your idea of 'better'?! Stupid males."

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_SR2_05.jpg)
"Hrm. 'Golgotha', is it? Can't wait to check it out."
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 29, 2009, 11:38:57 PM
I think the chainmail body suit is *way* underrated.  :ok:


Meanwhile, in Golgotha...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-40.jpg)
"Man...I sure could go for some Khajiit lo mein tonight..."

:purplelaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 02, 2009, 03:04:40 AM
Open Cities, Anvil. The castle.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-43.jpg)

Couldn't get the windows to be normal. It seems that the OC people REALLY want me to use aone of the lighting mods, but the most highly recommended, Animated Window Lighting System and Chimneys (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=19628), has such a convoluted installation that it makes FCOM's installation look like a pleasant joy ride. Even though I like the Anvil bay expansion thingy (included in the mod; there is a standalone mod, but...I don't know about that yet), I got rid of OC Anvil. Now the windows are normal and I don't crash while simply standing on the docks. *Smaller* docks, admittedly, but less stuttery.

It has been proven through the authors' forceful rebuttal (evidence!? pfah!) that Open Cities does NOT cause low framerates, and that's all there is to it. Even though my framerates were lousy and everything was stuttery and godawful while in Anvil, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it wasn't Open Cities. That truth is melded with the core of my very existence, nay, when God slits me open on the Ultimate Forensics Table Of Heavenly Examination, all He'll see -- as a shimmering yellow neon network of exuberant beauty -- is the truth of Open Cities: that it does not, repeat NOT cause an FPS hit.

All you need is a mustard seed's worth of faith to know that Open Cities is never the problem.


Moving on...the area around Fort Sutch has always been a favorite of mine:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-42.jpg)


And this is what happens when you mess with the wrong thing in NifSkope:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-41.jpg)

Too subtle? Not sure what you're looking at? Take a look at the bottom center of the screenie. Yes, the albino Smurf in Dwarven armor. There you go.

And that's another thing: why the hell does Dwarven equipment look so relatively new and is so readily available? In *Cyrodiil*!? There weren't any Dwarves (aka, Dwemer) in Cyrodiil. They were all (except for one clan in Hammerfell, I think) in Morrowind. Let me think: all of the armor we saw in Morrowind was probably either scavenged parts from Dwemer robots, or armor made by the Dwemer to make themselves *look like* their constructs. It's all very questionable and arguable. Then we have this almost-shiny equipment, none of it even resembling the gear found in Morrowind, pop up in Cyrodiil of all places, none the worse for wear in the, what, couple thousand years since the Dwemer disappeared?

Personally, I think Bethesda has no idea what the hell they're doing and they're making it up as they go along. Perhaps they make all the employees who worked on the previous games forget -- chemically-induced amnesia! -- what went on in those games. It...

Oh, never mind. It's 3am and I'm too hungry to care about the damned Dwarves.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 06, 2009, 08:43:46 AM
  It's simple. The Dwemer invented Rust-Oleum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust-Oleum) , never mind what Wikipedia says. Todd Howard told me this once when I got him drunk and cornered him in an alley. With a rust-free Dwemer shortsword pointed his way. Or maybe not. I get confused sometimes.

   Been wandering about. Did some camping in my new UL redwoods forest, among other places.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/campingNG.jpg)
"I is camping."

 Note the lack of grass. After going into the tent, having a snooze, and coming back out, the grass was back, and I was in danger of burning down the forest with that campfire. Odd game, Oblivion.

Grania visited the friendly Kodiak bears in their den, friendly to her anyway. They seem to hate everyone and everything else.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/KodiakDen.jpg)
"Timothy...is that you?"

   Yeah, that was in bad taste. Sue me.

  For some reason the Spriggans and forest walkers, or whatever the hell they're called, have become non-hostile. They just wander around and let me take their picture. Fine with me. One less thing to worry about.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/spriggan1.jpg)
"Yeah, fine, whatever..."

  I can't explain this:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/yatterman.jpg)

  Actually, I can, but I don't want to. I should post this as a [REQ] threat at the Beth forums. "can sum1 make these armer plzz?".
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 07, 2009, 12:20:33 PM
Kinda like a dominatrix version of Dominos' Noid...I'm avoiding the Noid because I don't like painful welts in tender places.

[cricket chirp]

Okay, whatever. Plus, whatever happened to he Thirty Minutes Or Less delivery rule? Too many drivers dying in horrific crashes? And, where's the problem in that? I suspect that they dumped that angle when they changed the pizza. Oh, yes...they changed it. Around here, at least. Now I can't tell the difference between the pizza and the cardboard box. My stomach was full as it could be, and nobody ever got around to sending the pepperoni. Timothy...

Crow: Hey! Rupert Holmes wrote "Timothy." That was about cannibalism. When was *that* popular??

For my less-than-glittering contribution of the week, I open with a not-very-noticeable character thing. I tweaked the Black Qin face slightly; I thinned out her face and cheeks, messed with her eyes and chin a little...

BEFORE
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/BlackQin7current.jpg)

AFTER
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-53a.jpg)

As you can see, a WORLD of difference.  ::)


For a while there, I had reverted back to *just* MMM for my horrible monster encounter needs, and I found that I was seeing a *lot* of this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-44.jpg)
"I keep flashing pink! HELP ME!"

In one Gate, I counted 18 of the [CENSORED] Balrogs, and while my Blunt skills were boosted nicely, I couldn't help harboring *some* hatred in my heart for the person responsible for putting them in the game. I also came to the realization that it wasn't more enemies I wanted, but better rewards. And OOO is just slopping over with rewards for the intrepid adventurer. All I had to do was tweak the experience a bit:

1. Install the "lite" version (v1.33), using the addons I wanted,

2. Have a couple of GMST override plugins ready (damage, durability, skill advance speed, armor de-perking, etc), and

3. Be willing to delve into the leveled lists and take out everything I find most irritating, i.e., the Spectral/Ghostly warriors and wolves.

This means that certain dungeons are now totally empty, but I can remedy that later on by adding in other undead, like skeletons. For now, I'm enjoying the quiet.

But, most importantly, I get access to the Elven Night armor again:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-51.jpg)
"I'll hit you so hard that you'll love me."


Phintias, the ass-hat, demonstrates why someone should take the lighting engine away from Bethesda until they learn how to make shadows work RIGHT.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-46.jpg)


You don't need invisible borders to tell you where the game world ends.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-47.jpg)


I do so love interacting with the locals.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-50.jpg)
Needless to say, I bought a goddamn book.


*Sigh* ::)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-49.jpg)


No matter how great you think your custom blackened evil person armor set looks, the drama of the shot is lessened somewhat when it looks like a tree is poking through your character's neck.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-45.jpg)
"Boo!"


I can't help but seek a replacement for Darth Vader's iconic imagery, since we all know that underneath that armor is a whiny little maggot.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-52.jpg)


...no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-48.jpg)
...this is the orgy I never wanted to see...

Ménage à rat, perhaps? My rotting house doth contain the furry monstrosities which I yearn to crush unto my decaying bosom...?

And with that image seared onto your eager little minds, I bid thee adieu for now.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on November 18, 2009, 09:32:33 AM
  I'm working on nothing, interesting or otherwise...well, I'm finally cleaning my kitchen, but I don't have any screenshots of that.

  I've been playing Oblivion. All the Unique Landscapes I've put in are amusing me greatly. And I found some new armor (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=28278) that I kind of like, sort of, being a Baberization of Petrovich's Cold Steel.

 Too skimpy for Grania, not trashy enough for the Morrigan, but Yuri likes it just fine.
 It comes in two flavors, which are light:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/CSALT.jpg)

...and dark.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/CSAdk.jpg)

 I prefer the dark, for whatever that's worth. I might retexture the skirt though.

   Lets see, what else...oh, Grania went into a cave and there were 30+ spiders, another MMM overkill, but kind of fun.
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/spiders1.jpg)

There were also two werewolves and three atronachs in the same room, but I won't mention those.

  Lots of dead arachnids. What to do? Fried spiders, perhaps.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/friedspider.jpg)
Crunchy!

  Hey, the Lion and the Highwayman, a romantic comedy in one act:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LionHywymn.jpg)

  The lion won, which is good, because the Highwaymen annoy me. And the lion ran away afterwards, so it was win-win all around. Thank you, Lion. :ok:

   Anybody remember Cappy Dick from the old Sunday funnies?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/CappyDick.jpg)

 I do, despite years of therapy.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 18, 2009, 03:57:11 PM
Fried.

Spiders.

I can't even BEGIN to imagine eating a spider, fried or otherwise. Still, at least they weren't boiled.

["What...are...those??"
"They're spiders."
"I know they're spiders, honey...what have you done to them??"
"You said you didn't like all the grease from fried spiders. So I boiled them.")

Cappy Dick. My word. Somehow, I *do* remember him. That was when you could get away with naming a character something like that. (How times have changed: nowadays if you're a rich guy living in a mansion with your young "ward," named "Bruce" and "Dick" respectively, you're bound to get people asking if you have any opinions on the current state of civil union legislation. Also, I imagine that many educators are lobbying to have the title of a certain heavy-handed maritime ode to whales changed to something that causes fewer giggles, such as "Moby Richard." Additonally, the Cliff's Notes for Moby Richard sold to inner city students is impressively concise: "Some big honky whale kills a bunch of honkies trying to kill it. The end.")

(I think I got distracted there. Sorry about that.)

I haven't been dabbling in Oblivion much. Between Dragon Age and VTMB, I think I've shaken off the OB monkey for a while. My relative freedom has allowed me to figure out the VPKtool a little more, letting me customize my Tremere to something approaching interesting:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzVTMB-9007.jpg)

She has green eyes. Do you know how rare that is?? [hee. hee.]

But I did take the opportunity to mess with a face in OB, and I think this one works:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-54.jpg)

The only problem is that there's really nothing to do now, except...retexture a bow!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-55.jpg)

Other than that, I've been getting more involved, as I mentioned, in Dragon Age. It's too bad the faces aren't as...ah...malleable...as OB's. I really hope Bethesda ships Brink soon so that 1) we'll stop hearing about it, and 2) they can finally start talking about the next TES game. Because dammit, I'm ready for another first-person RPG that isn't set on Earth.

Btw, I *hope* the highwayman died...I myself would not want to live after being bitten where it appears he was bitten. :curiouslaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on December 09, 2009, 11:34:07 PM
Let us all thank Azura that I was able to migrate Oblivion over to Windows 7 with a minimum* of muss and fuss!

(Until I forgot that nGCD and the latest Streamline are blights upon the smooth, creamy-white skin of the universe.)

S'Ranni's been a busy kitten.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/Games/Obliv_JobHunting.jpg)
"Wiped out that Golgotha place, plundered that Ivellion place, got this nifty hat that makes me feel weird in the head, and now I have a castle AND I'm a Baron. What to do next? Let's see if there's any job listings in the Black Horse Courier...."
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 09, 2010, 11:11:32 AM
Nothing since December? And why didn't I reply to this?

I'd ask "what the hell is wrong with me??" but I suspect I know the answer.  :hammerhead:

Anyway:

Nice hat. ;D

I think I'll stay with XP forever and ever, until my Object Desktop subscription runs out. Then I'll get one 'a them fancy 9 zillion terabyte hard drives (and people wonder why defragging takes so long these days) and put Win7 on it. Because I'd rather put myself through new-OS torment than give another penny to those thieving Stardock bastards. Oh, $40 a year for what turns out to be a *limited license*? Sign me up!  :computermad:

So. I know this is five months after the fact, but here's a question: how badly with nGCD screw up my game?

I'm running an ancient version of Streamline, which seems to...hell, I don't know if it works or not. Oscuro's Oxycontin Overdose ("Everyzing'szz szzzo blurryyy! Whyz evryzzing zo blurrrry???") doesn't like cities and spawns a half-dozen torch-wielding pilgrims at every wayshrine (or so it seems), so I encounter stuttery gameplay no matter what fps-smoother I use.

Also, I found out after getting interested in OB again (I mean, what else am I gonna play?), the game crashes if I use Bloom. I haven't tried the No Graphical Settings route yet, but HDR seems to work, and looks pretty good if I force AA ("Hi. I'm Silver and I hate jaggies.") through my card's control panel; and then my character walks outside into daylight and my eyes burst into flames. I've looked into several options, but nothing seems all that fantastic...well, cutting my brightness down to 50% works, sort of. However. I suspect...

The nature of the crash: being attacked in dungeons causes the screen to freeze, but the action is still going on behind it. Moving the mouse affects the compass, but nothing else. I thought at first that my new card -- and nvidia's traitorous drivers -- must be the problem, but now that I think about it, it may be something else. Further incredibly important updates as events warrant.  :lol:

The Doldrum Chronicles: Waiting for TES V

...to be announced as an MMO. Sorry if that's a little fatalistic, but I've noticed that Zenimax hasn't jumped into the MMO market with a surefire franchise yet, and the TES series made a zillion bucks, so it follows that those money-grubbing bastards will turn the franchise into...

...I have to stop talking about it now. I hate throwing up before noon.

Anyway.

So I got to fiddling around with another character's face. What follows is the enthralling tale of how I couldn't get the cheekbones exactly right. Try not to drench yourself in the wee-wee of joy.

To begin with, I took an existing face --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/egb15.jpg)


--turned it into this --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB9001-55.jpg)


--and wasn't happy about it. So I took a break from OB to play with faces in DAO...which was even worse, as not matter what I did to the faces, they all ended up looking pretty much the same. Then I messed with faces in ME2. Better, but not a lot of fun. So I loaded up OB again and fiddled with the previous face. I got this--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-002.jpg)


--which was a vast improvement (or so I allege), although I have no idea what I did to get such cool eyebrows. Messing with the settings caused this--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-001.jpg)


--because OB's facegen is a blunt little tool. So I reverted back to the previous face. I changed her hair (for some reason) and all was well.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-003.jpg)


Until I noticed that, when holding a bow, she seemed to be...well...chunky.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-005.jpg)


Between the hairstyle, the width of her jaw, and how full her cheeks were, she looked a little bloated (says the guy who makes Jabba look positively svelte). So I performed a little surgery. What I really wanted to do was thin out her jaw and cheeks, reduce her cheekbones from "jutting angrily" to "merely prominent," and so on. The hell of it was that since I had messed with the values so much, nothing was as responsive as it should have been. Getting her cheeks thinned out was a problem in itself, thanks to the jacked sliders...and I didn't want to start from scratch, because god knows I'd never be able to approximate the face ever again. But I managed...somehow...triumph of the spirit and all that crap. With a hair change as a bonus, I got this--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-008.jpg)


--and all was well with the universe. The full effect--

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-006.jpg)


--is fine, so I'm NOT MESSING WITH IT anymore.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-014.jpg)


I know that look. No, really. That's it for this face. I proclaim her perfect -- even though she isn't -- and leave it at that.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-011.jpg)

Be suspicious all you want, but I'm not messing with it anymore. The funny thing is that, due to all the work I've done, I don't think she can smile anymore. One of the goofy things in OB is how your character's face and NPCs' faces break into smiles no matter what, if you have a high personality (still, it is nice to see the blissful smiles on bandits' faces after I slaughter them). To see this in action: clear out Nenalata first, then escort Umbacano through the ruin; spin the camera around so you can see your face as you walk by the bodies of the liches and wraiths. Depending on your personality, you'll see a certain reaction on your face as you walk by their remains. Now. This character's personality is at 100. No expression whatsoever.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-013.jpg)

My God, I think I broke her. Oh, well. At least she's not a grinning idiot anymore.

In my travels across Cyrodiil (AGAIN), I've seen a few things (THAT I'VE SEEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES BEFORE) and learned one or two things (THAT HAVE NO BEARING WHATSOEVER ON ANYTHING). For one: try not to jump over an enemy archer's head (sometimes it's hard to avoid such unplanned acrobatics, as the landscape design is stupid):

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-009.jpg)

Look for the arrow. Yeah, I know: ouch.


OOO's stupid AI spawns in action:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-012.jpg)


Buttocks can be used as an impromptu sheath, but it should be done right. This is the wrong way:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-010.jpg)


I did ten days in the pokey for killing Alvil (or whatever) Uvani in Skingrad. No regrets.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-007.jpg)


...and right after I got out, I murdered Skingrad's uppity snot of a Primate -- I forget his name -- in the street, but no one saw me do it. Not even the DB.  :purplelaugh:  (Because I'm running A Knife In The Dark Delayed (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=27915)...a mod that makes a lot of sense.)


I thought this was notable for some reason:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-015.jpg)


After I asked her if she belonged to the Shit school of artistic thought, she creamed me with the canvas and pushed me into the harbor. Most fun I've had in Anvil.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-004.jpg)


And now I've bored myself completely stupid, it's time for lunch. Well, it's noon somewhere in the world. ::)


EDIT, Concerning Graphics: Choosing not to choose -- that is, no HDR, no Bloom -- has proven to be a valid choice.  :ok:  Neil Peart was right, the little sonovagun...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 09, 2010, 10:48:40 PM
I feel sorry for the poor kid who, thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, wishes that Bethesda would tell him all about TES V. I think "We can't talk about any games we may or may not be working on, not even for dying kids," might make leukemia feel a lot worse than it should otherwise.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 15, 2010, 04:10:00 PM
UPDATE: It turns out, I probably didn't break her face (see the Doldrum Chronicles, above). She may just be mentally ill.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-016.jpg)

Turns out that being the instrument of Molag Bal's spite makes her happy. She scares the crap out of me.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-017.jpg)
I have so many problems going on here, I don't know where to begin. I keep bumping into shit, so maybe the hood issue should be addressed first.


I accidentally created a pretty, pretty man. He makes me feel all funny and uncomfortable and stuff.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-018.jpg)


...so I changed the textures around. Not a huge improvement, though. I should stick to chicks.**
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-019.jpg)
[**Why not literally? All you need is determination and superglue.]


Like everything else I post, there's no reason for this. Probably.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-020.jpg)

Well, she *is* the end result of my neverending Dremora beautification project. I think it's finished (voices and everything), but I just haven't packed it up yet. I don't hear anyone asking for it, so I'm in no rush to finish it.


Since I have the units of time and boredom necessary for updating old mods, I've been trying to figure out what the hell I've done to The Mod since I last messed with it. Turns out I added a couple of bows (one with glowy purple bits), a couple of blades, new armor, a new race, and so on. So recently, I've cleaned up a couple of things, trashed a couple of armors I'll never use (seriously: WHY did I add the Morrigan armor (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16401)??), resolved a bizarre overlap between Blackthorn Dremora abilities, and...well, I've focused on them a little, as they needed more love. So I gave them the War Form spell (summoned full Daedric armor set minus shield,  + sword) and a strong night eye spell. I also pointed their eyes to use the new Khmer3 race's eye mesh, which has a nice glow in the dark effect.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-021.jpg)

I've been considering adding new classes...hers is "Nightmare".  ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on May 16, 2010, 01:19:26 PM
All these screenshots are making me want to un/reinstall Oblivion again (since the last upgrade I did to it somehow broke the sky textures). Meh.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 16, 2010, 09:15:38 PM
Hmmm.............

Rogue Wolf Loved Little Oblivion With A Love As Big As The Broken Sky... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9V-9dSPb_A)

...Oh, look. More pills. Lots of pills. I sometimes play army with them. Reds on one side, blues on the other, and the greens, yellows, oranges and whites as guerilla wild cards.

We don't talk about the purple ones.


Cutting A Long Story Short Department:

In the Beginning...

...and that's why Nvidia's 190 series of drivers is far worse than anything else ever.

But, for future reference in case I find myself in the same situation and inevitably forget how I managed to extricate myself:

To the Future Silver Sorrow, Still An Idiot:

1. Don't eat from the Tree of Knowledge. Ignorance is totally freakin' bliss.

2. The step ladder is probably in someone's closet. Look there before braving the spiders in the garage.

3. The long screws are in a little pink bucket in a box of junk on the gray shelves by the side door in the garage. They hold desks together really great if you use enough of them.

4. If Oblivion starts chugging and stuttering when you enter an area with enemies using chameleon spells, or if the screen freezes when you're hit/spelled, you're probably running Nvidia's 190 series drivers. Uninstall them, run DriverCleaner, install the latest of the 180 series drivers, and all will be well. Unless you're reading this six months or more in the future from now, in which case you might go ahead and try a newer set of drivers. Or put your head on the train tracks and think of what you're going to say to Jesus when you meet him in 3...2...1...

5. So. Did you clean all that crap off your HD yet, or are you still shuffling things around because you can't be bothered to buy your own spindle of DVD-Rs?

Sincerely,

The May 16th, 2010 Version Of Silver Sorrow

P.S.: So...how's the facegen in TES V? Or is it still not out? Or was it an MMO? Tell me: how DO you spend your free time these days? Did Deadly Reflex ever reach v6 so you could finally try it out? And what about that MW-style Glass armor? You haven't installed Morrowind again, have you? Do you still have Thief 2 installed? Have you managed to forget Mari and Mary yet?

Silver

P.P.S.: If you had forgotten them, I'm sorry I reminded you.

SS

~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~

Sadly, I have no screenshots ready at the moment. I'll go force feed myself an entire bag of Reese's Pieces as punishment.

...dammit, someone ate all the Reese's Pieces. How the hell am I going to punish myself properly without Reese's Pieces?!?
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on May 16, 2010, 10:35:05 PM
Just flagellate yourself with licorice whips....

 ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 17, 2010, 01:40:37 PM
I could...but it's just so much work. So I hired someone to do it for me.

 

Since I'm not a fan of black licorice**, I told her that I loved it more than anything else and she cruelly opted for the cotton candy-flavored whip. :purplelaugh:
[** Black jellybeans, too. :throwup:]

Screenshot Side Note: I've noticed that most of my screenshots are of dead naked women. An appreciation of the beauty of th HGEC EBE mod, or a sign of severe mental illness? They'll never catch me to find out...heeheeHAheeheeHOheebwah hahahahahahaaaaaa

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 21, 2010, 06:02:56 PM
So. Bored with trying several different overhaul configs for Oblivion gameplay -- I had wondered why I had uninstalled MMM and was reminded why most forcibly upon nearing Kvatch -- I finally settled on the "lite" version of OOO until one or two mods I've been looking at are finished. (Kvatch Prelude, where you start out in a pre-invasion Kvatch, looks to be fascinating...if the guy ever finishes it.) I've also been moving things around a bit, trying out a couple of new mods. For example, while Elsweyr Anequina is awe-inspiring in scope and implementation, I'm not a huge fan of Khajiit lore and I find very little reason to keep it installed once I did the tourist thing. Impressive, but not essential to my experience. I'm also going to give TIE a run when the new version comes out.

But until then, I'm stuck with what I have. My newest favorite psycho, Iyixin, was growing weary of the OOO armors...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-023.jpg)
"I grow weary of the OOO armors."


Although she liked the greaves, subsequent perusal of the armory was unsatisfactory to her tastes:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-022.jpg)
"I feel like I'm wearing sieves on my boobicles. This is not Fallout 3, numbnuts."


INTERLUDE: "Rot Right Row, Raggy...RI'm Really Rasted"
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-024.jpg)


Even when I told her she looked fantastic from behind...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-025.jpg)
"I'm sitting on a goldmine!"


...a fur hat I found in Anequina only pissed her off, and I felt guilty every time I saw this look.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-026.jpg)
"I'm pissed off."


INTERLUDE: "Mesh Clipping In Sickly Light"
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-027.jpg)


So I stumbled across mention of Apachii's Goddess Store, which I hadn't bothered to try out before...because my babes are butch, I guess. But I installed it anyway and what to my wondering eyes did appear, a store chock full of HGEC gear. I grabbed my cash and sauntered through the door, snarled at by the goddesses because my personality was poor. I plunked down some coin on a few cool things, not including corsets and feathers and painful nipple rings.

...I'm not why I have "Twas The Night Before Christmas" stuck in my head, but it's irritating the hell out of me.

Anyway, I found a few stylish outfits that would work nicely for all manner of activities. Such as? Such as!

Attending a certain party in castle Leyawiin at Sanguine's request:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-029.jpg)


Shopping! (Why does the phrase "Jewish American Princess" come to mind??)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-034.jpg)


Fighting as an angry nun.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-030.jpg)


Shopping as a cool nun, the Nun-y Named Fran.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-033.jpg)


Augmenting my (sorta) standard Orc armor is my greatest weapon against HDR-caused retinal burns: shades.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-031.jpg)


A closeup of the shades. New hair, too. No more raiding Necromancer lairs for Rogaine, nosiree.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-032.jpg)


...and so on. This only represents the smallest fraction of what's available, but that's okay; I'm not interested in most of it anyway. But just the shades was worth the effort of downloading and installing.

...although I could probably just lift the shades and toss 'em in my JunkDrawer mod...save some space...enh, maybe later.

And I did have *some* minor issues with the contents: since it would be an enormous amount of work to cater to every single version of HGEC out there, I understand that not every outfit will best show off Iyi's kickin' shape. There are a couple of EBE items, but only a couple. The pants in the shopping outfit (:lol:), for example. The rest is geared towards standard HGEC and standard Exnem. To point out my Fran Fine shopping outfit again, the top adds WAY more breastications than she really has, and her back hurts and she goes off her nut and before I can stop her, she's plowed into a bunch of guards, daikatana a-swingin'. "CUT THESE THINGS OFF!" she screams into the face of one shocked guard. :-\

I also had to do a couple of texture alterations. The aforementioned pants (which would be a good name for an art-rock band) had a striped scarf on the hip and ragged cuffs. Why?? So I fixed it a little. Also, the shades would absolutely not work right; Ren's hair has an alpha channel, and so do the shades, which causes graphical problems when the two overlap. Solution? Chuck the alpha channels in the shades' lens textures. They work now. And the original texture of the ones show above was kind of weird: black fading into orange. Blech. So I made 'em black. While these shades aren't quite the same type of shades as I had in FO3, I like them much more.

And finally:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-028.jpg)

I am reminded of a Doxidan commercial, for some reason. Oblivion, Oblivion...when boredom needs a helpin' hand...

EDIT: English...Not For The Under-Educated. ::)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 01, 2010, 01:08:23 PM
Note to self: never EVER install MMM again, unless using the No Balrogs plugin.

Why, #1:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-035.jpg)

Why, #2:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-036.jpg)

Remember that time you went into that one Oblivion gate and there were SIX of the bastards hanging around just inside? Yeah. Remember that when you get bored and want something "different."

Alternative: at least use the spawn rates reduced vanilla plugin. All I wanted was *different* monsters, not more of them...

Anyway, working on The Mod upgrade number...4, I think. Some new stuff. Not finished with all I want to do, but I have some ideas. Another dungeon expansion, possibly. Some new armor. New weapons. A new birthsign:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-039.jpg)

That's right, I actually got a birthsign working. "How, Silver," you ask in utter astonishment, "how did you get it working when the CS is notoriously buggy about custom birthsigns??" Easy: I found a mod that successfully added birthsigns, stripped out what I didn't need, added my own stuff, and will eventually merge it into the main mod. This may seem like an underhanded thing to do, but I lavishly thank the original mod's author and add a link to his mod in the credits.

"But why...why do this??" you ask. Because I think that the author deserves credit for his hard wor--

"No, you dumbass. I mean, why did you strip out most of his work??" Oh. Because the CS is damned buggy when it comes to custom birthsigns and classes. Even following the standard set in the CS, as well as heavy adherence to the TESCSwiki's instructions, it's really a crapshoot as to whether or not you're successful. If it doesn't work, the sign will be unplayable and your custom graphics won't show. (Also, editing a condition in the Emperor's dialog is necessary...but that's the easy part, oddly enough.) I tried -- and I am not exaggerating in the slightest -- over 100 times to get the birthsign working. And it never did. So I had to borrow someone's work. But I think it paid off nicely.

In addition to being a good (i.e., overpowered) choice for my custom races, it also provides a unique attribute: races that use the sign do not take water damage. That is, you can still drown (unless you're Xiangshi), but you won't take damage from lava...something that should've been added to the Fire Atronach, for example, but wasn't. I might even add that to the K-resilience ability as a matter of course.

I'm currently considering images for the custom classes...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/bbs_43.gif)

...uh...no. Good, but not feasible. The one that I got working is:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-038.jpg)

I've also been touching up minor things -- making the Red Glass katanas match the armor, fixing the reflective parts of the Black Glass katanas, and so on -- as well as working here and there on bringing an old friend back from Morrowind. What'd be nice is if SOMEONE (http://forums.bethsoft.com/?showtopic=844726) could finish up their eternally-in-development project** so this certain NPC won't have to wear shitty OB-style glass armor.
[** I'd like to point out that the armor itself has been basically done for a couple of years now. LHammonds has refused repeated requests from players to just release the armor...because, by all that's holy, he's not going to release it until his Grand Scheme has been realized! Translation: it'll never be released. ::)]

Oh, and btw:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-037.jpg)
"Does this look infected to you?"
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 01, 2010, 05:46:39 PM
Wow, those buns are COOKIN', ba- *is immediately brutalized*

Seriously- glass armor, in its regular configuration, cannot not suck. Whatever nice textures and layers and colors you add, it will still look ridiculous.

Also, did you flip the image in the constellation screen, or was that lady actually weilding a larger sword in her left hand? Either she's a southpaw (left-handed people were believed to be evil for centuries; that's why the Italian word for "sinister", sinistra, also means "left", and who are we to question the Italians?) or just kinda dim. I pick up on stuff like this in lieu of having any sort of social skills or knowledge of contemporary events.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 02, 2010, 12:01:42 AM
True. No matter how good the colors look, no matter how shiny gold the trim is, it still looks like a damned lumpy overcoat with huge ridiculous booties and welder's gloves. :madatwall:

Rattin'-frattin'...indeed, I *did* flip the image.  :ok:  Actually, I didn't remember doing so until you pointed it out. Huh. This is why people who have very low skills of observation -- by which I mean *me* -- should be kept under constant vigilance, lest we post something like this--

 

-- and get all confused when someone objects. ;D

So...here's a brand new fun fact that I just made up: Xi (as portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) is actually left-handed. Who knew?  :lol:

My recollection of "sinister" is hazy, since I've almost all but forgotten my high school Latin...thankfully...but I did find something incredibly...well...boringly verbose at the OE dictionary (http://www.etymonline.com/):

sinister
1411, "prompted by malice or ill-will," from O.Fr. sinistre  "contrary, unfavorable, to the left," from L. sinister  "left, on the left side" (opposite of dexter), perhaps from base *sen- and meaning prop. "the slower or weaker hand" [Tucker], but Buck suggests it's a euphemism (see left (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=left)), connected with the root of Skt. saniyan "more useful, more advantageous." The L. word was used in augury in the sense of "unlucky, unfavorable" (omens, especially bird flights, seen on the left hand were regarded as portending misfortune), and thus sinister acquired a sense of "harmful, unfavorable, adverse." This was from Gk. influence, reflecting the early Gk. practice of facing north when observing omens and I think my wife is cheating on me with our cruelly handsome poolboy, Dirk. But I don't want her to know that I know because if she knows that I know then she will know that I plan to spike her mint julep with strychnine, thus ending this twelve year sham of a marriage. Ah, Kumiko...how I long to whisk you away from this shabby coastal hellhole and your demeaning temp job, to an island featuring palm trees swaying gently in the breeze and brown-skinned wahines wearing coconuts on their bajoobies, who will provide adequate oral sex, no questions asked, to the first guy with a few dimes to spare. Which makes me wonder why I need you, dear sweet Kumiko, you rotting albatross around my neck. Frankly, your goofy "Japanese" accent irritates the living crap out of me. I mean, aren't you from Oakland? And for the love of humanity, get your teeth fixed. That chipped tooth nearly killed me, my weird little mouthful of wasabi.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 06, 2010, 08:31:57 PM
Several things:

Finally got the menu icons working...the CS is a fickle bitch.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-040.jpg)
"Ah. Deja vu. Charming."

All of the menu/class/birthsign pics I've posted so far have been proof-of-concept images and not what I really want in the final product. That's my disclaimer.

As I was going over what I need to do to get this latest upgrade working, I stumbled across this little pool by Charcoal Cave.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-042.jpg)

I'd never really gave it any thought before, but there's a good-sized waterfall (not shown) coming out of this thing, and there's no water source. "Well...underground springs!" someone might say. And I would reach for my shotgun.

Anyway, Iyi went fishing today...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-041.jpg)

She hates fish.

Also, I spent the better part of yesterday evening tracking down new hairstyles, a good chunk of this afternoon adding them to the CS, and I look forward to this evening's excitement, which I like to call "Removing The Ones That Look Stupid." In other words, I added a bunch of them -- now my mousing hand is sore -- and many of those looked really crappy. My workload, however, was reduced tremendously by my refusal to add the overtly anime-style hairs. I have no desire to see my hard-won character with what appears to be a girl's bicycle handlebars poking out the sides of her head. But I did find some nice hairstyles --

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-043.jpg)

-- and I'll probably post more of them later. I'm not sure if it'll be morally correct to add the CoolSims hair, but I'll see.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 07, 2010, 01:41:11 AM
Okay. I counted the new hairstyles: 62. There would have been more, had they not been crap.  :lol:  Of the remaining batch, there may be a couple of very similar styles, if not outright duplicates...but to hell with being nitpicky. The album:

62newhairs

If you can't see the album for one reason or another, let me know and I'll figure something out.

Particular favorites:

DELETED.

EDIT: On a thoroughly unrelated side note, I totally freakin' loathe the OOO Amazons:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-044.jpg)

11/11/11 EDIT: I'm killing the 62 hairs Photobucket album (as it's way out of date), and I didn't want this post to suffer. Why? Why should I care? Because I do, dadblast it.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on June 07, 2010, 06:45:11 AM
Hmmm ... is bald actually considered a hairstyle???  :funup:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 07, 2010, 12:35:22 PM
Well...maybe. As Chuck Lorre pointed out, Bald is the new Hair.  :ok:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 14, 2010, 04:49:10 AM
Because It's Almost 5AM: Stuff I Worry About When I Should Be Asleep

I decided to do something a little different with the Xi'an armor. That is, new greaves and some boots I found in Apachii's Goddess Store. More personalization choices means more happy. Probably.

The problem is that, once again, I'm not sure which direction is best. I ask myself, should I go with the big belt or not? Okay, here's what I mean...with belt:

(Brightness is at 50%, 75%, and 100%, respectively.)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-45a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-45b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-45c.jpg)


Without the belt:

(Same deal with the brightness)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-46a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-46b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-46c.jpg)


I'm leaning towards no belt...although it hides the minor clipping issues around the waist, I don't really see those as a huge problem since I have my brightness set at 50%.

Plus, I might very well redo the leather on the skirt. Ah...hellfire. I sleep better during the day anyway.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 14, 2010, 11:25:19 PM
Before I get to the screenshots...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Mai_Nishida1.jpg)
"Yup! Still there!"


For Your Consternation, vol. 1,781

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-47.jpg)
"Aw, crap...what the hell is he doing NOW?"

Shut up.

I decided to drop the huge ridiculous belt, because...well, I don't know why. I kind of liked it. Instead, I've redone the leather (don't think of it as a sign of talent, or anything...a monkey with a hangover can do what I do) and looked really closely at the female Xi'an cuirass. So closely, in fact, that's it's filed a restraining order against me.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/11smiid.gif)

Thank you.

Now, I thought I'd try the stripped-down look...you know, without straps or pauldrons. One of the cuirasses, as you would know if you downloaded the thing (if not, ROAST IN HELL!), has no pauldrons...but this goes farther! Farther than before! Also, I've toned down the metal bits so that they don't quite give away your position to people on other planets who might be glancing in your general direction. I might update the other cuirasses with that...if I find the motivation, that is. Anyway, what I was talking about in brightness strengths of 50%, 75%, and 100%:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-48a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-48b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-48c.jpg)


This batch features straps:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-49a.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-49b.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-49c.jpg)


And, just because I can...the Concealing Cloak!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-50.jpg)


With the "skirt" greaves and the mask (it's in the mod, dammit!), she's a walking blackout.

Also, I removed the tail slot from the cloaks so that 1) someone wearing an item -- such as sunglasses -- that's marked for the tail slot won't have to choose between cloak and shades, and 2) beast race players can have their tails back. Unfortunately, the capes still take up the tail slot, so I'm looking into that. Probably.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 18, 2010, 02:54:17 AM
I realize that I should have put the last few posts in my Pointless Stupid Worthless Crap thread, but I don't give a flaming fornication anymore.

I tinkered with letting amulets show on the Xi'an cuirasses.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-56.jpg)

...and I tinkered the feature right back out, because it looks stupid. This is why you don't see amulets while wearing Daedric armor...kind of ruins the effect of the scary armor. You want them pissing their pants and screaming, not gushing over your pretty necklace.

I've reworked the Xi'an armor altogether, really...don't get me wrong, I have most of this stuff cut up into my own special templates, so it isn't as arduous as I make it out to be. The hardest part is working with Photoshop...I'm used to PSP 5's controls (YES, I use PSP 5. I'm used to it. Bite me.), but I do okay with Photoshop...as long as I don't get confused. Which happens a lot. I'm pretty much trying to interact with the world through a venomous sludge, here.

Anyway, here's a comparison between old and new:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-59a.jpg)  (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-59b.jpg)

I'm not sure if anyone else can tell the difference, but here's what you should be looking for: the metal bits are somewhat more subdued now, and the rest of the armor may be lighter. It doesn't really matter at 50% brightness...

And I've toyed with the normal maps, too. I mean, sure. Why not? The original Dark Brotherhood normal map was incredibly detailed, so I fused that with the new pauldrons, and I guess it works.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-58.jpg)

Other stuff I've worked on includes beginning a new sub-sub-sub-dungeon below the sub-sub-dungeon of the last upgrade (You know all that sick water? Well...you'll be diving into that mess.  :evil1:); minor things, including adding a drain personality ring for those quests that require you to be less-than-personable (e.g., Namira), and so on and so on and so on. My list of changes and additions has become a thing of many words.

Speaking of crap no one cares about, I dug through an old chest and found some stuff I'd forgotten about.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-51.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-52.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-53.jpg)   (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-54.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-55.jpg)

I still like that deep blue...I might include that one in the latest upgrade.

One surprising moment was when I acquired the Deceiver's Finery and...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-57.jpg)

I'd totally forgotten that I'd recolored it. I'll include that, too. :ok:

So. Now it's over to ME2, where Shepard has just learned that...it's...oh, screw it. I'm tired.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on June 18, 2010, 09:09:18 AM
The red armor is a nice shade ....  ;)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on June 18, 2010, 05:26:16 PM
Yeah, the red and blue ones, I'm digging. The purple and teal ones, not so much. The violet... well, the less said about that, the better.

Primary colors tend to work better on armor, really.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on June 18, 2010, 10:37:44 PM
Is that violet!?  :o  I thought it was pink....

In which case I was going to recommend it!  ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 18, 2010, 11:39:15 PM
Violet tending towards hot pink, yes.  :lol:  That color was something of a pun I had going, which I've dropped in favor of something even worse, but chromatically similar. Who knows, I might even be able to shoehorn the idea in to the current upgrade. ::)

Anyway...yes. The teal is whimsy (more Mechanist-y than is practical); the purple is...well, I just like purple. But the blue is my current favorite...note that I went all out by modifying the skirt too. Really heavy stuff. I don't know how I'm still walking around free. I'm out of control. I should be locked up.

The red...well. The original mod -- over here (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=22054) -- is far more intricate...that is, better...but I was going for something a little different. I'll likely include that as well. Lessee...blue, red, purple. I'll save the teal and violet/pink for some other...waitaminit...just thought of...that's something to consider... :evil1:

As for existing stuff, I made White Demon versions of the new greaves and boots I've been documenting here.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-60.jpg)

(The keen-eyed observer will note that I've also removed the shiny white bits from the katana's handle & sheathe, as compared to the original's blatant shininess.)

Ay pescado...I just realized that the new greaves might not look good with other body mods. The skirt is HGEC, I think...I'll see what's possible. The leggings part is just the blacksmith's pants, but the skirt is, as I just typed, HGEC. More in a moment. Until then, keep the homefires burning and if I'm not back by morning, tweet Ann Curry and tell her I want to nibble her tootsies.

EDIT

Okay, I'm back. I suppose I'll have to stalk Ann personally, rather than by proxy.

Anyway, the news isn't the fun kind of news...much in the way of the utter disappointment of Bethesda not announcing TES V during E3. Dumb shits.

For the sake of illustration, I used the dark pants and the white skirt to show where clipping occurs. Ready for this? Of course you are.

Fantasy Figures:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-61-FF.jpg)


BAB:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-61-FF.jpg)


By contrast, this is the HGEC EBE:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-63-HGECEBE.jpg)


Not shown: The Girl Next Door, Robert's Female Body, etc. etc. etc..

I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've yet to find a skirt that fits the other bodies, but I'll keep looking anyway. The clipping won't be as noticeable when the colors are somewhat similar, but I'll know it's there.  :P

On another note...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/funny-facebook-not-clown-ca.png)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 24, 2010, 04:34:27 PM
Stumbling Towards Coherence, Missing My Exit And Getting Lost In The Weeds

HDR usually looks good once you have the brightness set at or below 50%...but sometimes, you just shouldn't walk outside during the day.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-64.jpg)

Or during rainstorms with nighteye on.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-65.jpg)

Sometimes your greatest enemy is yourself.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-66.jpg)

This was during an SI quest -- some of you may be familiar with it -- wherein you have to fight a perfect, yet shadowy double of yourself. Now, I had added a Greater Power to my K1 race (I haven't given it to the others yet, as I'm still testing it), which was intended to be a last-ditch effort to get away from insurmountable odds (100% chameleon, reflect damage, reflect magic, etc. etc.). In less-scrupulous hands, it could be used to the detriment of others. I myself have used it for less-than-honest purposes...but being a Greater Power, it can only be used once a day. My double, of course, used it immediately and started slashing away at me with a double of my own RD Nodachi. Ouch. As I was at the lowest difficulty at the time, this wasn't too much of a problem (at 50%, though...watch out), but when I retaliated, my health started suffering terribly each time I hit her. That was when I realized that she had used the Power...so I used it myself and backed off. I summoned a Dark Seducer to keep her busy until the Power wore off in 120 seconds. She wasn't sneaking, so the Seducer could pretty much figure out where she was. When it wore off, I went after her and suffered no ill effects...in summary, not a boring fight. She even used Force Push against me at one point. :ok:

But back to the fashion crap. For a while now I've been kicking around adding cloaks with alternate colors to the mix, and the only obstacle to doing so is my own morose lethargy. So.

Purple #1 (brightest):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-67p1.jpg)


Purple #2 (-50% brightness):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-67p2.jpg)


Purple #3 (-75% brightness):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-67p3.jpg)


Wine:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB-2010-67w1.jpg)


What can I say? I like purple. Although the wine-colored version is my favorite... Next up, maybe a dark blue and a dark green.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on June 24, 2010, 07:41:25 PM
wine, definitely ... hiccup!! ... and i'z likesh tha purdy cloak too!!
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 25, 2010, 09:11:13 PM
What a difference a different set of textures can make.

The test subject, in the different:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBtexture1a.jpg)


...aaaaaaand back to my regular skin.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOBtexture1b.jpg)


I like mine better (much more sinister), but you gotta admit that the former looks so real...well, aside from the stretching on the shoulders, but that's not his fault. Ah, whatever. Back to Dragon Age.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzDAOghoul1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 26, 2011, 11:10:20 AM
 A few small random things.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/motivatorOB2.jpg)

There should be blood all over the sword, but still:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/trolls2.jpg)

I may or may not have seen this at the Nexus:

 

 Alright, I didn't see it. But I could have, in an alternate dimension or something.  ;D

  And here's an actual comment for today, concerning an Oblivion mod:

Quote
So im completely new to this mod shit and this actually looks liek a mod i want but idk how the hell to do this stuff??? do i need the construction set that came with Morrowind game of the year additon? if u could e-mail me to help that be great. ********@aol.com

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/1269259657_omg_cat.gif)

   



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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 27, 2011, 02:35:30 PM
 I've been messing around pretty heavily in OB lately. You see, at first I wanted to do a new clean install of Nehrim on top of a new Oblivion, but once I got OB in I figured I'd do some stuff I hadn't done before to see what would happen (I wound up getting leprosy). So I added OOO (a first for me) and MMM. Oh dear god. It's more terrifying than I thought it would be.(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif) But amusing. Also, I'm using the HGEC-EBE body now.

    I added a whole lot of new things, actually, which seem to be making the game a lot more fun in a masochistic sort of way, but that's something for another post. I'll get around to that eventually.

   Grania's still around, of course, and carrying the bulk of the load. I created another character though, to test some things out and do minor tasks.

 Meet Maeve, K1, Fianna na hÉireann.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/pogmothoin2.jpg)


            Hold on, I need to distract Silver for a moment:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/1239875359_cute_asian_chick.gif)


    Yes, I've been messing around with the face textures, for which I apologize, but I can't seem to help myself. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/heee.gif)


Reason for edit: I must stop typing with my nose. It may be fun, but it's not efficient.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on April 27, 2011, 05:59:39 PM
... once I got OB in I figured I'd do some stuff I hadn't done before to see what would happen (I wound up getting leprosy).

... not really a good recommendation for Oblivion.... I think I'll pass on any more playthroughs, thank you very much.
 :lol:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 27, 2011, 10:50:05 PM
  I don't know, it kind of has its advantages...people pointing and yelling "UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!" is sort of fun, I get to be by myself a lot, and begging for alms can be somewhat profitable on a good day. :purplelaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on April 28, 2011, 12:41:59 AM
WARNING THE FIRST PART OF THIS POST IS REALLY REALLY DISGUSTING AND VILE AND IT MADE ME GIGGLE LIKE THE MEPHITIC IMP THAT I AM

Plus, if you're at a party and they run out of dip...

...no. You didn't read that. Nothing to be seen here...LOOK AWAY! DO NOT READ THE NEXT--

A man at a party walks up to the host. "This chip dip is GREAT!" he raves. "Where on earth did you get it?" The host just grins and waves at OrlopRat across the room, who is chatting suavely with several busty ladies, who are dipping nacho chips into his back and eating them with great gusto.

Well. I told you not to read it. But you did it anyway. And now you have only yourself to blame. I--

--hang on, I was distracted for a moment. That's the cutest distraction I've seen in a while.  :love:

M-m-messing with face textures? MY face textures?!? Did you improve them? Because Cthulhu knows I tried... :lol:   And that and HGEC EBE. Plus Maeve. Y'know, I've seen people refer dismissively to the HGEC body as the "stripper" body...they say that like it's a bad thing. And people wonder why strip clubs are so popular...

Anyway, I think I've pretty much nailed down the Morrowind project I had going: that is, I was gathering all the crap together from my aborted "sequel, sorta" and putting it into useable shape. Several sets of armor, some clothes, a couple of weapons, and so on. Then the other day, as I was trembling on a lighthouse ledge, staring down into a heartless Seyda Neen**, I decided to ditch the high-flying concept crap and just throw it all in a box at the top of the Seyda Neen lighthouse and be done with it. Why? Because Morrowind is painful to play. For some reason my shoulders lock as I'm playing, causing my neck to stiffen up; I think it may be psychosomatic (the first time I played, I was in dire need of a root canal), but it's also because it just isn't a smooth game. I find it to be kind of awkward, in fact. (I had the same problem with TDS: Garrett's godawful movement made my lower back clench.) Part of it has to do with the stupid containers: drag and drop. Drag and drop. Drag and drop. Pick up the two gold coins. How many do you want to pick up? OK. OK. I CLICKED OK, OKAY?? Damn stupid twitchy friggin'...
[** Apologies to Rush.]

One thing to say in Oblivion's favor: it is definitely a smoother game.  :P   But I have fun with MW, despite its repeated attempts on my physical well-being. But now that my testing of the crap in the box is nearly done, I'm looking forward to finishing up the upgrade to The Mod, which I abandoned...pieces of which found their way into the Nehrim version of The Mod, of course.

Why am I rambling on about this? Because by the time you've read all this, none of you will remember that I mentioned leprosy and chip dip in the same...the same...oh, poo-monkeys. Now I have to come up with something distracting.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Scarves.jpg)

And with that image in your head...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/Smileys/uckf.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on April 28, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
Definite LOLZ!!  :turnhappy:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 09, 2011, 11:36:18 PM
 I'm not allowed to laugh. It's in my apartment lease somewhere.

  Here's something absolutely pointless.*  I've finally managed to make a decent looking elf. Hidden Elves (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=30304) by the lovely and talented Korana. One of the best elf mods, if one must have an elf mod. Does anyone really need an elf mod? I doubt it. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/heee.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/mollyelfFH.jpg)

 I'm glad that's over with. Now on to more important things, like cataloging my ball bearing collection...

        -----------------------------------------

*Actually, not totally "pointless". I mean, there are the ears to consider, after all.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 11, 2011, 03:41:14 AM
Okay. That IS a sweet elf. And Korana even made it lore-friendly. You have to wonder about someone with that much talent. I'm suspicious. Of what, exactly, I have no idea. Yet.  :realconfused:

I installed OBGE Liquid Water (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37825) tod--no, first I had to install Oblivion Graphics Extender v2 (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=30054). THEN I could install Liquid Water. To be honest, it looks fantastic. Unless you're running Timeslip's Nighteye Shader Replacement, in which case it doesn't look all that fantastic when you cast Nighteye. Examples? Of course I have examples!

Before:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-001.jpg)

After casting Nighteye:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-002.jpg)

A definite shader conflict...I'll tinker with it later, see what I can do. Maybe uninstalling the nighteye replacer and reinstalling over Liquid Water...that sort of thing. (If forced to choose, however, I'll choose nighteye.) I mean, hell: I got through Portal 2 without crushing a mouse, I can certainly figure something out.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 11, 2011, 07:55:45 PM
Okay...not a shader conflict. I think it may have something to do with shaders, but it's not the fault of running NESR and Liquid Water at the same time. With NESR diabled, I was still getting this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-003.jpg)

So I figured it must be something going on between OBGE and Liquid Water. "To hell with it," I said philosppjdh...grumbled...and deleted both, going back to Enhanced Water. I'm not bothered by water that isn't 100% realistic; I wouldn't have gotten through Doom if I were. ::)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 12, 2011, 01:01:02 PM
 I never installed OBGE since I'm not sure why I would need it, it just seems to be another complication that I can live without. I use the QTP3 Redimized textures and Natural Lights, the version bundled with All Natural, the original is buggy and bloating. You don't need to use the whole All Natural package, I don't, it's a standalone. Makes a nice difference to interiors, to my eyes anyway. I'm happy with how my OB looks.
   I'm using Realistic Water at the moment, which I had to look up in OBMM because I always forget what water thing I'm running. They all look kind of the same to me. It's sparkly and reflective, and that's good enough.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/water2.jpg)

  Looks better in the game, since it moves and all. :lol:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 13, 2011, 11:56:44 AM
  Well, the Morrigan is back.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/morgieDB2.jpg)
Yes, it's me again. F--k you.

   I needed an evil immoral misguided misunderstood character to play the Blackwood Company (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17448) mod. Grania is all involved with Kragenir's Death Quest (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=26219), and besides, she just wouldn't do the stuff you have to do to get ahead in the BC. >:D

  Morgie hasn't been around since Fallout 3, and that's been quite a while. She was the only reason I kept playing that thing, the potential for absolute gut churning evilness in F3 being much greater than it is in MW, after all.

   I've also started using Lore Dialogue 300 (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=25091), which adds all those Morrowind topics to NPC's that I missed so much. Between that and the RedBag Fog mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=33424) things are getting more Vvardenfell-ish in Cyrodiil, and that's fine with me. :ok:

Oh well. Happy Friday the 13th everyone! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/chtulu.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/morgieBC2sit.jpg)
Go n-ithe an diabhal do cheann.



   
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 15, 2011, 09:41:22 PM
   MMM + OOO = This:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/mmmOOO2.jpg)

And this...bearing in mind this is just a small part of the bigger melee:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OOO2.jpg)

    Decent framerates? Ha! I don't need no stinking decent framerates! More marauders, necromancers, raiders, Blood Moon cultists, Black Bow bandits, aye, that's what I need!

And a sandwich. A sandwich would be nice. Or a muffin. I like muffins.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/lickbutt.jpg)



Reason for edit: You get old, you forget stuff.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on May 16, 2011, 07:42:21 AM
And this...bearing in mind this is just a small part of the bigger melee:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OOO2.jpg)

Decent framerates? Ha! I don't need no stinking decent framerates! More marauders, necromancers, raiders, Blood Moon cultists, Black Bow bandits, aye, that's what I need!
What, no mudcrabs? What is this, Amateur Night? :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 20, 2011, 11:47:50 AM
   Indeed. ;D

     Although there may have been mudrabs there, it was hard to tell what with the 500 NPC slideshow happening. I thought I heard some shells crunching, but that might have just been my skull cracking as my brain tried to escape.

      Oddly, the mudcrabs in my game are all rather docile lately, so I don't pay them much mind. I think this is due to MMM or something. It's alright, since killing then is just another annoying thing to do, a wasted effort, and the meat tastes awful. :throwup:

    There's a rumor floating around that a lot of the mudcrab meat being sold in Cyrodiil isn't from crabs at all, it's actually Argonian meat. Especially if you buy it from a Khajiit.  :o
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: The Rogue Wolf on May 20, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
    There's a rumor floating around that a lot of the mudcrab meat being sold in Cyrodiil isn't from crabs at all, it's actually Argonian meat. Especially if you buy it from a Khajiit.  :o
Well, this is true. But you don't have to worry! It's humanely-grown Argonian meat from certified lizard-friendly farms.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/theroguewolf/RealArgonianStealth.jpg)

Here we see a bumper crop. Grade-A choice flank!

And honestly, seeing a talking lizard man tell racist jokes about talking cat men... weird kind of dissonance there.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on May 22, 2011, 02:11:18 PM
 Mmmmm...flank steak :onethumb:


  So....a short time ago on a computer not very far away...I see this mod by neovinci over at the Nexus, an Aalya Secura outfit (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38529). Okay, says I, I'll bite. Good work, but on the headpiece the brain tentacles (properly called "lekka", but I like "brain tentacles") are colored a very bright blue, which is correct for a real Rutian Twi'lek, but doesn't come close to any skin tone I could, or would want to, come up with in OB. Being made of meat, they should match my characters skin. I did a quick retex on the skull sausages and came up with this:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/SedLley2.jpg)

 Alright, but something was missing, which of course were the Jedi Lightsabers with Sheath FIX (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=27621). These are nice, look and sound right, and are monstrously overpowered :lol: Just the thing for my current install.

   Then, when I think that I'm all done, I see that this neovinci fellow has also come up with something I really can't live without (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=33888) :

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Lbikini2.jpg)

  Yep. The infamous Leia Metal Bikini of fame and legend.  :love:


But I still hate George Lucas, for the prequels and the re-edits and...stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 12, 2011, 04:04:16 PM
 I've been in the CS lately (that's the Construction Set, mind you, not the Confederate States, although I've been there too) where I'm still obsessing over retexturing the Beth iron armor. I just got myself a Wacom pen tablet, which is making life a lot easier on many levels. So far:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/IronRetex3.jpg)

  I'm going for a kind of dark reddish leather thing here.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/khan.jpg)
"Is that Rich Corinthian Leather?"

   No.

 I've also made myself some nasty little spell tomes that teach nasty little spells, mainly to see if I could. I can.

    By the way, I just did another fresh install of the dread OB. Just OOO this time, no MMM for now, but I'll probably start using that again soon. Things seem a little quiet in Tamriel, but I don't miss the Balrogs. Some new world texture stuff going on, but more on that later when I have some pictures.

   I found a useful little mod- Stop Dark Brotherhood (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14127). Very convenient. If you murder someone, it gives you multiple (and amusing) option topics the next time you rest ( my favorite is "I did what now, to who?"). Some will cause Mr. LaChance to come a visiting, others will drop the murder from your permanent record.

Hey, accidents happen. ;D
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 13, 2011, 11:27:39 AM
 A little brass trim and some more highlighting:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/TPironBT.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/TPironBT2.jpg)

I also made an .esp that puts this ingame as light armor. I never understood why female iron armor has to be heavy. There ain't much to it, really  :purplelaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 14, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
 Oh, and by the way, don't let the elf in the preceding shots fool you. She's a tester. Grania is back in the new install, it's just not OB without my little Celtic princess. She has a pet (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14192) as you can see, who you can get a nice retexture (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14217) for. No feeding necessary, he's as strong as the player, and no romance.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaNI2.jpg)
I is back

 And she's still a redhead. That's a wig in the picture above.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Graniahair.jpg)
I still has hair

   Or, as Grania would say much more fluently in her native tongue, Go n-ithe an diabhal do cheann. >:D

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 16, 2011, 12:47:33 AM
I'll give you a blanket "looking good!" and a --  :ok: -- just to show that I am aware of the social niceties and can function within the parameters dictated by the forum format. ;D

A Wacom tablet, eh? Which one did you get? I've been meaning to buy one for years now...doing everything with the mouse is just painful.

Let's see...what have I been doing? Not much, if you believe the NPCs around me. Although sometimes their AI packages do prompt them to bring me food. So I can't fault them too much.

Right now I've put The Mod on hold until I figure out what the hell I'm doing in the game itself. I've switched over from MMM -- because it's stupid -- and went back to OOO because it's less stupid. But still kind of stupid. Anyway, I've also cleaned out my Junk Drawer mod (which had, by way of explanation, just about everything I've worked on for the past few years) so that I have a basic shop and a hidden lair. And a Bag of Holding that is added via script automatically, rather than forcing me to track it down. Convenience, children.

The worst thing is that it's taken me almost two days to clean it out...junk references, cells, CS crashes, etc. have conspired to drive me right up the wall and over the top, to run screaming for the moors.

So to speak.

But I finally figured it all out and have now focused my hatred upon a mod that needs to be destroyed before it becomes self-aware and wipes us all out as we're eating our reduced-sugar Frosted Flakes:

I am speaking of BananaSplit's Better Cities.

What started out as some guy's attempt to melt our motherboards with insanely detailed cities, it's grown into something that I just want to hurt someone over. What I got from the description is that if you're not a super-duper OBMM/Wrye BAIN mega-genius, then don't bother installing it because you're stupid and ugly and you smell like poo-poo. No, it's for the gods that walk amongst us, the people who could be savagely clubbed into unconsciousness and left in the desert for dead, and upon being revived by a kindly old prospector, tell you exactly what's wrong with your load order. Not that I'm saying that you should beat these people unconscious, no...I'm saying that you should provide a double-tap coup-de-grace to their miserable heads before they wake up.

Anyway, I toyed with Better Cities and just could not resolve some issues I had with the IC Market District. I was disgruntled up to and past the point of stomach upset, then I stopped and turned around...and wanted to throw up, because the FPS was so bad. "Why am I trying to get this to work if it's just going to give me a sick headache??" I asked myself quite reasonably. So I got rid of that shit and restored the ImperREAL City mod. It was actually included in Better Cities, but that guy...FreckeldBanana or whatever...added a bunch of sweeping, albeit useless and unnecessary, crap to it. The original mod is much easier on the ol' tum-tum.

Then what? Uh...oh. I restored a few other things, and now I'm working on my personal house mod. It's really just a shop with vendors who sell everything, and a basement that looks like a Japanese home turned into a warehouse. It's unspeakably utilitarian.

But who cares? All that matters right now is that I have yet to post a screenshot. So here you go.

I decided to do it all over again, but this time as a blonde. A long shot in the Testing Hall, showing off my Dragon Warlord armor, with chainmail.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000001.jpg)


A closer look.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000002.jpg)


She even makes a good-looking vampire...thanks to a couple of mods. It's strange that I care, since I usually don't play as a vampire. I save that for VTMB.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000003.jpg)


And that's all for the moment. Enjoy this, this this that this is.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on June 16, 2011, 06:34:34 AM
Man, she is smokin' !! I mean the "she's hot" comment, not that she is actually smoking something.... Although maybe there's a ham just behind her in a pit, somewhere, and she's got that sucker on a spit, with an apple coming out it's mouth, and the smoke is just wafting over it, cooking that sucker good and long so that the meat just falls off the bone. I mean, I don't really know, right? She could be smokin' a pig out back somewhere....

 :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 17, 2011, 12:40:04 AM
Now that you menion it, it was the Khovians who introduced bacon to Nirn. True story.

It was a Khovian who not under a deadline, that is. Someone who had time to experiment with preparing a dead pig for consumption and not...well...a prank. The girls out in the field will just eat a pig raw, for God's sake. It's really disturbing. Wolves, dogs, sheep, minotaurs...all viable sources of nutrition for the Khovian on the go. The more dignified will at least sere the meat donor with a fireball or something first, just to show they're not totally uncouth.

An example of the "or something":
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000005.jpg)

All food prepared in the City Of Jade is properly cooked, by the way. If the Sapphire Empress gets the squirts all over the Sapphire throne, it's not due to an undercooked pork chop...at least that's what the Inestimable Chef is hoping, anyway.

I tweaked Whatsername a bit. Gave her a tan and softened her expression.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000004.jpg)

I dunno, I still like the untweaked version.

Note to self, while I'm here: stop taking screenshots of dead naked Oblivion chicks. It's creepy.

Mmmmm...ham. Now where'd I put that apple?  :purplelaugh:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 17, 2011, 12:54:18 PM
 I like her. In a healthy non-obsessive way, of course, but still... :ok:

   Meat. I always thought that OB should put "meat" in a characters inventory when you loot them, like the wildlife has. Bosmer meat, Dunmer meat, Imperial meat, etc. I like having culinary options.

  My tablet is a Wacom Bamboo Fun, which, while it is fun, contains no bamboo that I can see. I got a very good deal on a "factory refubished" one at Amazon, it may be refurbished but it looks brand new to me. Very useful item on many levels.

 Oh, a screenshot, this being the screenshot thread and all...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/ScreenShot14b.jpg)

Indeed.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 18, 2011, 11:52:14 PM
That means I'll have to step up and accept my duties to God, Country, and Muppets by liking her in an unhealthy and obsessive way. No, don't thank me; it's what I do. In fact, I might go so far as to upgrade my unhealthy obsession to unmitigated self-destruction...but seeing as I'm still reeling from my recent unfortunate encounter with delivered food, I'll say the resulting gastronomic apocalypse has been enough for one evening.

On a related note, Papa John's pizza will no longer be served at Court. :throwup:

[Name that reference and receive absolutely nothing!]

I did a little digging...heh...and found at least two cannibal mods: Serving Your Friends (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=28444), which has to do with cannibals, and Cannibalism (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=16637), which lets you become some sort of flesh-eating demon or something. There is no happy medium in the TES community.

So I got to thinking about how hard it would be to make cannibalism feasible: adding meat to NPCs, the possibility of prion disease, and so on. Before I could no more than ponder, a little voice whispered in my ear, telling me that this is the surest way to attract attention from unsympathetic people with badges and guns. I could see myself explaining to an inscrutable federal employee that my research into how much meat could be obtained from the average human is only for this game I play...it's not really what you think...I don't even HAVE a basement, for God's sake...dig up my yard? Why?

I'm not really that paranoid. But I am lazy enough to blame my inactivity on paranoia.

Quote
My tablet is a Wacom Bamboo Fun, which, while it is fun, contains no bamboo that I can see. I got a very good deal on a "factory refubished" one at Amazon, it may be refurbished but it looks brand new to me. Very useful item on many levels.

Isn't that typical? They call it one thing, but fail utterly to include the specific material in question. I hate that. As you can imagine, that's the very reason I was so sorely disappointed in my Dirt Devil. And Swedish Fish? Coffee tables? Foot stools? Disappointments all. I have never been able to open a door with a keyboard. And my mouse doth not bleed under Righteous Besqueezement.

Anyway, The Bamboo Fun was what I was looking into, as well; trying to be artistic with a keyboard+mouse is like trying to...

...to...

...okay, I got one: it's like trying to play ping-pong with both legs in casts and your hands cuffed to your ankles. Over the casts, I mean.

That wasn't very good. I think I'll just give up now and start saving up for that tablet. And then...then I'll be looking into getting my own ICEE machine, god damn it. I'll be able to have a cherry ICEE whenever the hell I want and ain't nobody gonna stop me. :redhot:

Oh, and Oblivion: I swtiched back to MMM, and I'm giving the FPS-reduced versions of Better Cities a chance. I'm not going anywhere near the Imperial City plugin, because I'm not into pain. Maybe later. I have the entrance to my hidden home in the Marketplace, and I just know that'll cause problems. ::)

As for MMM, I realized that as stupid as it is -- but I love it, honest! -- it's not as *restrictive* as OOO. OOO tells me I can't do things -- wander into random dungeons, lockpick under a certain skill level or with a weapon drawn, blunder into traps and survive (sadder, but wiser), acquire armor better than Orcish without aggravation, and so on -- but MMM tells me I can just pick up a sword and beat the love of the Divines into whatever wanders too close to my Sphere Of Awesomeness. (Another reason to hit the treadmill, btw: I have my own gravitational field in addition to my very own zip code!)

In summary:

MMM: all about the killing.

OOO: all about the self-hatred.

While I do like loading up OOO from time to time, I can't help shake the feeling that I'm running through mud every time I play it. It may just be a brain fart.

Oh, wait...yes, screenshots. I experimented a little today with face tattoos. I hope she forgives me.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000006.jpg)

...I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon, though. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/UsedOften/ahhh.gif)

But as you can see, I was thnking of Nords and woad, and the fact that the PVA are half-Nord...so.

Example #1, The Symmetrical Look:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000007.jpg)


Example #2, Miss Asymmetrical:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000008.jpg)


It's just something to do as I wait for payday.  :P

Have I mentioned how much I liked the leather skirt on the iron armor? Way better than the dumbass full-chain thing I have going...
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 19, 2011, 09:19:27 PM
After the third nasty crash in the space of fifteen minutes, I decided that I wasn't as thrilled with MMM as I used to be. So I re-examined what I wanted in the game. Unfortunately, frequent random crashes were not a part of my dearest wishes, so a few things had to go.

Hey! Siddown! I don't CARE if I'm boring you!

Anyway, I reflected on my mod list -- because a mod list left unexamined is a mod list not worth loading! -- and discovered something interesting about myself. Although I didn't intend to launch myself on a journey of personal discovery, I did find that my mod list provided a keen insight into my childhood and my adult life, and was key to building a bridge of reconciliation between the two. It was in my 15th year that I...

...uh...never mind. The point is that I have WAY too much free time, which is how I like it. What I don't enjoy is repetition, and this is the fourth time I've restarted this character because the damned mods weren't synching up to my satisfaction.

But back to the mod list. I noticed that my MMM+Frans experience featured me cutting out most of what makes MMM. Example:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/mmmloadlist.jpg)

[This list is not optimized; it's just showing all the MMM+Frans related mods I have loaded.]

"Why do I have MMM installed," I wondered, "if I'm cutting out most of it?"  So I'm seeing how Frans will work by itself. I used to run just Frans a while back, but I got caught up in the other overhauls and monster mods...anything to keep it interesting, I guess. Still, when you find yourself fighting off fifteen skeletons outside an Aylied ruin and nine of those skeletons are archers, you may find yourself wondering what kind of masochist you are. I know *I* did. And then the game would crash...again.

So, in summary: simplify, simplify!

On another note -- this one in a minor key of disappointment -- I was looking into the Sutch mods. From what I understand, the city of Sutch was a planned city, but was removed from the game for one reason or another. Left behind was the ruined fort and a bunch of Legionnaires attacking an Oblivion gate nearby, which was odd. It's in the middle of nowhere!

But a couple of mods have restored Sutch...or built Sutch according to their own specs, anyway. One is ImpeREAL Empire Unique Cities - Sutch (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37867), which would be interesting if it wasn't just a tiny little cluster of architecture next to Drad's estate (in fact...I think Drad's estate is bigger than the "city" itself). There are guards, but there aren't any interiors or anything to make it interesting beyond a disappointed "oh." I understand that the author's intending to work more on it. ::)

The other is a mess. There are a few entries for something called "Dragon Captions" and I'm having trouble finding exactly what the hell is going on. One's from 2007, one's from 2009, another's from 2010, there are updates and patches and references to the mod being dead, but another version is WIP, and one version's being phased out...

...like I said, a mess. If these people can't figure out how to organize their mod, why should I be bothered to download it?

So for now, Sutch remains just a ruined fort in the wilderness.

I'm forgetting something. Oh, right. A screenshot. This is the downside of having a cool archer pose while wearing armor with big pauldrons:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000009.jpg)

I'm starting to like the woad. It makes dwiving my caw so much easiuh.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 22, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
    Pauldrons. Big wing-like pauldrons. They get in the way of heads, hair, and back mounted two handed broadswords with quillons (the kind Grania likes).
But they're kind of cool.  Oh well.

    Dragon Captions is very annoying and incomprehensible, which makes sense since it's based on the equally odd CURP, which was the brainchild of that Giskard fellow. ( I seem to remember him being pursued by a torch wielding mob at one point, but I may be wrong. I have a lot of false memories of things that I know never actually happened, like my battle with the giant two headed lobster, my marriage to Gong Li, and my birth).

    So, my new install. I still might put MMM back in, since things are seeming a little too calm with just OOO. Hard to believe, but definatly definitely true. We shall see. Meanwhile, I have forsaken my usual QTP3 redimized textures for  the Lush and Gaudy Landscape Mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37336) and the Lush and Gaudy Interior and Exterior Mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38658), since they're different than what I'm used to, they're bright but not eye searing, and because Brittainy seems like a nice person. Along with Bomrets Normal Maps. I mean, why not? Oh, and whatever the hell water mod I'm using.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LG2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LG3.jpg)

  For the past few installs, and this one, I've been using throttlekittys Hot Heads (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=12038) (female) as a replacer, which throttlekitty recommends against doing since it might make male npc's look odd, but I'm doing it anyway. My npc's have been looking pretty good in any case, no unwanted male femininity:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/CaptSteffan.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/avidius.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/rodblock.jpg)

  Another mod I'm enjoying is Enhanced Grabbing (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=19847), which does a hell of a lot of things, and, strangely enough, really improves the game.

   Then there's Pick Up Chicks In Oblivion (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=39050), which I'm enjoyng. It's good if you're lonely, but not too picky.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 23, 2011, 01:46:02 AM
The female versions of the Jojjo armors I've been looking at -- Drake, Lich King -- all have these pauldrons that look cool in poses and stuff, but they tend to show up in first person, if only a little. While the Drake is okay (just a quick flash here and there), the Lich King will let you look down your own cuirass...which is interesting, yes, but weird. (Since Jojjo didn't do the female version of the armor, blame certainly can't be laid on his or her digital doorstep. So to speak.)

Of course, my favorite pauldrons were the Her Hand pauldrons: magnificent and just a tad bit ostentatious...

As for Giskard, yes...but the (rightfully) howling mob did not catch him, damnably. Here's a story of the problems (http://www.iguanadons.net/Giskard-and-False-Accusations-372.html) by Arthmoor, I think. I vaguely recall that there was also an issue about him attempting to charge for mods? I don't recall exactly.

My install with just Frans as an enemy enhancer is going well enough (no balrogs, but too many wolves...I can't decide which is worse), but it mucks with the leveled lists a bit. F'rzample, I was at level 22 with almost full Ebony, except for the gauntlets. With vanilla and MMM, I'd have full Daedric by this point. But like in OOO, it's a little tough to get the better gear (although to be fair to OOO, it's just a matter of knowing where to look). I found one dungeon with a boss and saved before entering his cell; due to the random nature of the game/mod, it took me 50 or more -- not exaggerating -- reloads before the bastard boss in the cell had Ebony gauntlets.

On a seemingly unrelated side note, I remember that one of the selling points of OOO (or was it MMM? And, who cares?) was that it intended to address the disappointment of the player who never saw another rat or imp when advancing to higher levels. I've always questioned that...I thought that my reward for reaching higher levels was NOT having to deal with rats and imps.

In Anvil, an unpleasant discovery:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000010.jpg)
"You mean that was YOUR horse??"


I tried on some of the Frans armor:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000012.jpg)
"Bluh...gotta lay off the BSMVDLT's**...Sweet Xi, if I could only just FART..."

[**Bacon Scribo Mutton Venison Dremora Lettuce Tomato. With grated Romano.]

In fun happy news, I finally got Better Cities running in all cities (except for Leyawiin; I use Leyawiin Reborn, which is not to be disabled, ever). I also installed the FPS patches, which remove a lot of the clutter and crap. That FreckledBanana guy's gotta be running some kinda special box if he has no problems with FPS.  :computerfix:

My issue with BC was that my house mod had its entry in the IC Marketplace; I also loaded the plugin outside of the Bashed patch, for some reason. So I moved it up above Better Cities, moved BC down to be loaded last in the patch, and it worked. The downside is that the "hidden" entry which I had hidden behind a bush and a rock is now in plain sight not far from a beggar's bedroll. ::)

I did have some trouble getting C&C Blackwood Company running...it didn't like Leyawiin Reborn. Entering the Blackwood Company Hall was okay, but upon exiting...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000013.jpg)

So some juggling was in order. I moved it to load before Open Cities Leyawiin Reborn.esp, and everything was fine. Oh, the drama. It may seem to be a small thing, but it took me the better part of the day to fix, thanks to a bunch of outside distractions calling me away. Stupid outside distractions.

There's also the question of Open Better Cities, which I am not going near until I have Win7 and a crapload more RAM. And a new video card. And a better processor. And a fire extinguisher.

While I like Better Cities, I think the guy tends to overwork some things. Take this view of the Anvil lighthouse, for example:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000011.jpg)

That's just a blight on what was one of the best views in the entire game. And I'm wondering if UL Lost Coast is involved, too...eh, no one should touch Anvil anyway...

It's weird, but...I was actually in the middle of downloading the various parts of the Lush and Gaudy mod when I saw its mention here. :o  This saves me from having to find the URL.  :lol:   At the moment, I'm trying out the Ultra Emerald version (because I like intense greens; ironically, I don't like green vegetables), and...well. See for yourself:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000014.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000015.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000016.jpg)
"Okay. I've run through the bluebells for you like a raving lunatic. Can I go now??"


...but I didn't know about the Interiors & Exteriors mod until now, which I'm installing.  :ok:  A couple of really good also-mentions as well, thanks for those. I really need to get that Upgrade finished before I lose interest in OB entirely again...(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/UsedOften/ahhh.gif)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 23, 2011, 10:10:51 AM
 I think I'm going to try the Ultra Emerald, I like the way it looks. :ok:

    Been diddling again. Grania's new shirt:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/newDS.jpg)
I has a new shirt

                               Damn those big hands...


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/newDSgloves.jpg)

                        Hmmm, gloves don't seem to help all that much. Oh well....  :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 25, 2011, 01:15:50 AM
I was wondering what was wrong, and then it hit me, knocking out two teeth: she's not in head-to-toe black! Apparently there are people who don't follow the same wardrobe philosophy as I; that is, "Nothing But Black. Ever. Okay, Silver's Fine. And The Occasional Gold. But If Red's Involved, It Has To Be An Evil Red."

(I'm working on cutting that down for conciseness. How about: "Black."?)

Aside from my own debilitating psychoses, consider yourself accomplished. :lol:

But that Ultra Emerald...wow. It is indeed intense. I've taken to calling it "The Green Riot" because...eek. The downside is that my Gold Coast is now the Green Coast. Outside Anvil:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000018.jpg)

I'll fix that somehow. Someday. Until then, a nice shot of the river. Which one? Beats the hell out of me.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000017.jpg)

Okay, back to it. I'm looking into learning how to create worldspaces so that my vision of The Mod won't be so...bland. I have high hopes that I will be at least moderately successful in not totally screwing up something important. On a side note, I'm still not sure that it's my mod that's causing my recent dialog problems; every time I say goodbye to an NPC, even if they think I'm Jesus in high-heeled Steel boots, they say something like "There's no need to be that way. Goodbye." or "If that's the way you feel about it, fine." or [sarcastically, in the case of Khajiit and Argonians] "Oh, so sorry to bother you!" Further bulletins as events warrant.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 25, 2011, 07:19:36 PM
  Grania, you see, is basically an Irish peasant girl with delusions of grandeur. She thinks she's  Gráinne Ní Mháille or Mabh or a female Finn Mac Cumhaill or something; she thinks she's a "good" character, which she basically is, I suppose, at least she tries. There is a fairly big "oops!" factor though. :lol: She likes earthtones,  bright colors, and shiny objects. And puppies. And kittens. But not unicorns. She f--king hates unicorns.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/graniabraid.jpg)
Unicorns? Are there unicorns here? I f--king hate unicorns

 The Morrigan, however, is completely into black, from her clothes to her heart. She scares me. :o

   Grania's new companion is Fenrir the wolf, who I referenced earlier here. He's great. He's strong, marked essential, and kills everything hostile in sight. And he doesn't mind if I accidentally hit him with a fireball. He just shakes it off and smiles. He smiles a lot. No matter what, he's Happy Wolf. Which is like Happy Cat, only wolf-like.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/happy_cat_wolf.jpg)
Happy things

   I'm using a mod (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37517) now which replaces the moons of Nirn with two of Jupiters moons.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/jupitermoons.jpg)

Secunda and Masser are now Callisto and Europa. I don't know why, but this amuses me.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 28, 2011, 09:14:25 PM
My moons are...god, I don't know what they are. Wait...one is a red Mars-thingy, and the other is a peculiar type of blue that is horribly over-contrasted whenever I use night eye when it's overhead. This bears some looking into.

I don't think any of my characters have delusions, as far as I know (well...Black Qin claims that she is the Pudding Queen of outer Celestis V, but she's just batshit); most of them are content to wade through respawning dungeon after respawning dungeon, day in, day out, until they get bored and request that I start another character from scratch so they can just lie down in the tall grass and die with dignity. And to think that I *envy* them....

(Black Qin would like to inform you that unicorn poop tastes like chocolate, so dig in!)

They also refuse companions. Every single one of them. Sometimes I worry about their mental health...I mean, that isn't healthy, right? "I'd rather see them torn into screaming bloody chunks by ogres than look at them!"?? What is that? That isn't right...especially since I agree with it. What does that say about me? That I'd rather die alone in the desert than cross it safely with a companion is quite telling...

...which is why I stay far away from people. I never know who might want to tag along to 7-11 with me. I'd end up using them as a human shield, for god's sake. That's not very nice, no matter how I put it.

Anyway, have you ever felt the urge to play as an Asari (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38915)? Yeah, me neither. But you can -- should you suffer some sort of irreversible cranial trauma and start believing that ducks are cheese and trees are geese and never doubt the Foundling Flautists tra la-la la-la -- and you'll be really, REALLY ugly (you could even say "butt-ugly"), thanks to the lack of tats, eyebrows, and the fact that you won't be able to close your mouth all the way.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000023.jpg)


Adding insult to bleeding head wound, you can also play as a cow. But not just any cow...a Trokturian Cow (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=35772), whatever the hell that is. I'm not even going to download it and then upload a screen of it, because I have a greater respect for my free time than that. And you all know what I'm implying here: this is NOT the dumbest race mod out there, is it? No. It isn't. But never mind the bullocks [/clever wordplay], it's time to yammer incoherently about other things.

A few more landscape shots before the really boring part:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000024.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000019.jpg)


I liked the funky blue water in the Lush & Gaudy mod's screens, but I didn't want to trade out my Enhanced Water HD (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8011) (and the SI addon (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=17345)) just to make the water blue. So I just tinted the water in Enhanced Water. If I get tired of it, I just restore the original. Easy.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000022.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000020.jpg)


I tried a new hairstyle for my current tank.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000021.jpg)


While this one's good, I like the other hair better. This one made me feel like I was guiding Barbie GaGa through mortal peril. I was kind of ashamed, which made it all the more fun.

What else? Oh, right: I'm in the middle of learning something about world-building. It isn't too hard, really, just a bit overwhelming. Tutorials abound, and once you get past the gauntlet of "you should have read THIS tutorial and THAT tutorial and sacrificed a BABY to Hecate" nonsense, it gets easier. But for the sake of making sure I wasn't screwing anything up, I stripped out everything custom in my OB directory (I felt like Evil Roy Slade: "I can't walk without my guns!") and started a vanilla Imperial character to test out my work. It wasn't pretty.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000025.jpg)


The default character textures truly blow the chihuahua. I can't stand them at all. Although, I am fine with all the other default textures. Probably just another bizarre character flaw on my part.

Not that this has anything to do with what I'm currently doing --  :purplelaugh: -- but did you know that the following screen (not made by me!) features only one custom mesh (the middle arched part of the dome)?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/25312-2-1245629632.jpg)


That's right. So if you're looking to make your own cathedral and need custom meshes to do so, do not look to this guy's cathedral mods (that's Holy Cathedral (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=25312), btw). He reminds me of those bastards who, if you gave them a box of mismatched Legos, would end up constructing a scale model of Chartres cathedral, right down to the stained glass. I, meanwhile, would be making something that resembled nothing. Just random clumps of uninspiration.

God, I'm depressed.

So. Yeah. The structures that *look* custom are actually other chunks of architecture pressed into use. A good deal of it is basic blocks built up to form some truly impressive sights. Framerates suffer, of course, but it does look good. The bastard. The BASTARD.

Well, that's all for now. I'm off to lament the person I could have been. Maybe I'll play a little Mass Effect, too. My horizons are limitless.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 29, 2011, 11:10:56 AM
 I like both hairs. I'm rather indecisive, I know. Grania could never carry off hair like that. I use the wigs from the Apachii store a lot (which is the main reason it's in my game). Gives me flexibility. In the game, anyway. :lol:

    Life is getting quite Ultra Emerald.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LGgran2.jpg)
Fine with me, as long as there's no unicorns.


 So unicorn poop tastes like chocolate? Useful information. I know if you mix it with water it's kind of like Guinness. I'm considering going to the CS and adding unicorn crap as an ingredient. Put it all around Harcane Grove. Maybe. Maybe not.

Foggy:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/foggy2a.jpg)
Foggy

I've figured out what to do when I meet that little Bosmer pain in the ass Glarthir for the first time. Get him near some guards and cast a frenzy spell on him.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/glarthirFR.jpg)

  Unless I want to join the DB. Then I just sneak into his house and kill him. Either way, no more Glarthir.

Best vanilla spell name in Oblivion:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/delphinejend.jpg)

Greenmead cave. Big freakin' mudcrabs:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/BigMudcrabs.jpg)
Crab salad for everyone!

  Speaking of ES cosplay (hey, who's speaking of cosplay? If I find them, I'll....oh hell, I'm too tired. Go ahead and talk about cosplay. I don't care).

Anyhow:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/KhCosplay.jpg)
I can has cheezburger?

  I have to go rest now.


Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 29, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
 Addenduminium: I liked the screens, so Enhanced Water it is then. I was using Realistic Water, I like these reflections better.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/EHwater2.jpg)

 And a little more Lush Gaudiness, 'cause I like it.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LGWeye2.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 01, 2011, 10:21:32 PM
  I guess I actually would do it:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/unipoop2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/unipoop3.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/horse.gif)

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 03, 2011, 01:52:14 AM
 :ss-fan   :ok:

"This arrow, enchanted with the Black Humor of the Unicorn, will fly into the heart of your foe, causing him to explode in a festive cloud of rainbow glitter. Use it wisely, my friend."

Good grief...y'know, if a mod that causes vampires to burst into flames and leave behind a charred skeleton is possible, then why not a mod that makes everyone else turn into a puff of glitter (multicolored particles), then a clump of glittery stuff? (Here I am thinking of how a will-o-the-wisp dies.) That's WAY more fun than filling the Imperial City with zombies. Some people are just idiots, you know?

I'd like to see a mod where a certain sword -- say, "Mimestick" -- will transmogrify an NPC into a mime on strike...a silent, non-threatening street performer. And then you may kill them at your leisure, with no legal repercussions.

Yeah. Take that: the Imperial City filled with MIMES, you zombie-kissin' bitches!

On a thoroughly unrelated side note: when the current geekoid obsession with zombies and ninjas becomes passe, what will be next? Frankenstein?

Anyway.

I started off on a Thief 2 FM this morning, and when I tired of thinking logically, I loaded up Oblivion. That UItra Emerald really is something. My retinas have recovered, thankfully, and I'm glad I don't have HDR going. That would've been painful.

On an actually related side note, have you visited Melinda Covenant in the Leyawiin Mages Guild yet? She has some interesting Frenzy-related spells...  :evil1:

Waitaminit...Delphine Jend looks a tad different, eh? :realconfused:

I've relaunched Freyja. For the seventh time. I think I finally found a friend in Frans. MMM was too much (and too crashy), and OOO was a real pain in the ass. There's a known inventory bug, where your items will "disappear" if you have a ton of stuff in inventory (they're still there, you just need to fiddle with containers a bit, maybe even reload), but this is the first time I've had half of my inventory disappear permanently. So I went back to the mod list.

I got rid of Better Cities because...well...I liked the old cities as they were. Except for the IC, and I'm using the ImperREAL City mod for that. (Maybe I'll restore the BC Bravil...that was damned close to lore.) I've added a few more Unique Landscapes mods (I was only using three or four), because I don't feel my framerates are sludgy enough in the wilderness. But my masochism only goes so far; I'm avoiding the ULs by BananaSplit, as I think he may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Mild framerate-induced nausea is one thing, but projectile vomiting? No thank you.

So. Just messing around with this and that, trying to see how far I'll go before I give in and load up FNV again. Bleh. Oh, on a happy note: I think I found the culprit in the weird-ass dialog problems I've had...you know, a perfectly friendly NPC will act as if offended when saying goodbye ("There's no need to be like that. Goodbye."), but their dispostion is still friendly. Well, I think it may have been...ah, hell if I know. It could've been Better Cities, The Imperial Water, Plate Armor Plus...who knows?? But things seem to be back to normal. I mean, it wasn't critical, but it was annoying as hell.

Onward to the screenshots.

Anyone seen The Philadephia Experiment (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087910/)? Well, the wolves seem to be up to something lately...
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000026.jpg)

[Not shown: Jimmy Stewart proposing to Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant glaring at them as they're all stuck in the deck of a battleship.]

[EDIT: Perhaps I was thinking of some other movie.]


From the C&C Blackwood Company mod, this scene illustrates the vivid...perhaps even delusional...imagination of an artist at the Lake Canalus settlement.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000027.jpg)


"The Inn Of Ill Omen" is aptly named; Freyja had a feeling that the innkeeper not wearing any pants was a bad sign, and wouldn't you know it: the next morning, her butt REALLY hurt. Oddly enough, she didn't seem to mind.  :ss-weird1
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000033.jpg)


I always thought "Maeva the Buxom" was an odd name for an NPC in a game where everyone has the same body type. But thanks to body mods and converted clothing, I can do interesting things to some NPCs.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000029.jpg)

Not the shirt I originally wanted; no one's converted the vanilla clothing into anything GUTS-friendly, but I'm not surprised. So I had to improvise a bit. I found an H-cup shirt in Apachii's Goddess store mod, took the skirt off, et voila. I could do better, but I'd need to put some work into it. Unthinkable.

Also, I had to copy Maeva's changes in TNR to her own plugin, and load it outside (that is, after) the Bashed Patch. Why? Because she was being overridden! Wait...that sounds bad. But you know what I mean. Bash is many things, but it sure can muck things up when it wants to. In a similar vein, I have to load the UL mods after the patch because it causes all the water to disappear, otherwise. I have no idea why.

Now: character stuff.

Like I mentioned earlier, this is the 7th time I've restarted this particular character. This mod build seems to be working nicely, so I'll try and see this character through to the end. The end of what, you may ask? The end of my interest. Once I'm bored, I move on to something else. But to keep things interesting, I've tweaked her face and hair a little bit. So:

In Iron. I've been toying with the skirt and stuff. It's not just mono-chainmail anymore, which is yet another little victory for me.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000030.jpg)


In my Sinister/Sneaky clothes. Little heartbreaker.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000031.jpg)


In Dragon Warlord armor...I may have mentioned it elsewhere.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000032.jpg)


In Steel. I went back to the default textures, which were perfectly fine without my interference. Also, I'm using the HGEC-friendly cuirass mesh from Plate Armor Plus; it's more wasp-waisted than the HGEC EBE mesh, but I like it a lot more, for some reason. Must be the giant jahoobies.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000034.jpg)


And here she's about to head to Palonirya's to sneer at the inferior workmanship.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000035.jpg)
"Dahling, you absolutely MUST see the latest Argonian-skin bags!"


As for me, I'm out of water. Time for a refill! The only thing I hate is when the incosiderate jerk ahead of me doesn't flush after they're done. Really annoying.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on July 12, 2011, 05:44:42 PM
  I've always wondered about Maeva the Buxom. Now it makes sense.  ;D

     Ah, Melinda Covenant, I send all my characters to see her in Leyawiin right away. Best damn spells in Cyrodiil. I mean, "Enemies Explode" sounds good, But "Merciless Lashing" and "Holocaust"...can't beat 'em :ok:

   I always use ImperREAL City by the way. I kind of forget what the IC looks like without it. No FPS hit, no conflicts, simple. Yay.

   So lets see, what's new in my imaginary substitute for reality..oh yes, The Morrigan is back. There are some sordid things to be done in Cyrodiil that Grania just doesn't have the temperament for.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/morgie2.jpg)

 Funny, the sale of chainmail undershorts has just gone up in Tamriel. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/scared002.gif)

Grania's decided to grow her hair out. It gives her something to do that doesn't get her swords dirty, or make her think too much.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaNewHair2.jpg)

And it doesn't clip with her lady bumps:

 

  And It seems that Morgie doesn't work as a blonde.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MorgieBlonde2.jpg)
I think that hairdresser guy is going to look a lot better without his head.


I heard a rumor the other day:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/imaginary2.jpg)

  But I don't believe a word of it.

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 14, 2011, 12:57:07 AM
Those wily Bethesda guys...always pushing the literacy envelope, always encouraging the kids to crack open a thesaurus to see what those weird words mean.

Hey, Butthead! Butthead! "Buxom" means BIG TITS!

Huh-huh...you said "big"!

[twenty full minutes of chuckling]

I thought I might've gone overboard with some of those spells, but...I think zapping a group of people -- allies or not -- with "Superconductor" puts it all into perspective.  :evil1:

(Irritating anecdote: near the end of my last playthrough, I was wearing a ring or two with spell-reflective enchantments; some Dremora idiot hit me with an AOE frost spell that bounced off me and killed Martin and a crapload of soldiers. I was informed that I was now a murderer... :ss-disbelief )

The Better Cities version of the IC is...not to my taste, to put it diplomatically. It's downright stupid in places, to put it undiplomatically. So I use the ImperREAL version as well. In fact, I'm having a tough time justifying keeping Better Cities, as it's really just some guy dumping a zillion rocks and random statues in each city. I'd actually prefer an intelligent redesign of the cities, but this is what we get.

Reinforced chainmail jockstraps and long red hair. Gotta love it.  :ok:

As for me...well. Let's start with a river scene:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000038.jpg)


And this is weird, isn't it? I think it's weird.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000040.jpg)


If you ever use Better Cities Imperial City, don't forget the .bsas:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000042.jpg)
"Those clever thieving bastards!"


I've been thinking about adding some of my clothing recolors to The Mod. This one may very well go in:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000036.jpg)


Definitely this one (I use it as a replacer for The Deceiver's Finery):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000039.jpg)


But this one?
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000037.jpg)
Maybe. Just maybe. I don't think there's a male version out there...well, maybe Slof has one featuring nipple rings connected by chain to a penis ring, but I'm not going there.


My current throat-slitter:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000043.jpg)


...because Freyja had enough of the green.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzOB2011-0000041.jpg)
"Screw this hellhole. I'm outta here!"


Addendum: I really do like the long red hair.  :ok:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on August 06, 2011, 11:07:07 AM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/cielingcatOB2.jpg)
Dia duit cat tsíleáil! Tá mé Grania!
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on August 07, 2011, 10:34:54 AM
Alright, back to the thread. So, Freyja is back in the frozen north, eh? Understandable. After all, Cyrodiil is an acquired taste, and one not many have actually acquired. Grania seems to tolerate it, but to be honest the dear girl doesn't always seem to know exactly where she actually is. Which helps.

  Speaking of Grania, I went and made a new race. I had to, really, considering my strange and twisted view of Elder Scrolls Lore(TM). My choice is predictable:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/IrishRaceMenu.jpg)

  We knew this was coming eventually. It was inevitable. Overpowered, of course, resistant to all sorts of inconvenient things, and really useful only for females, considering what I've done to the face textures. But Grania is happy (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Graniamenu.jpg), and that's all that matters. Morgie is still K1 though, she likes it, and who am I to argue? Especially since I'm rather fond of my various limbs and appendages.

Oh well.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/shops2.jpg)

Yeah, I've noticed that too. Which is why I do most of my shopping at Golgotha. :lol:

   
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on August 07, 2011, 07:18:21 PM
Olson Johnson: All right...we'll give some land to the Redguards and the Bosmer. But we don't want the Irish!

[angry muttering]

But I like it. You'll have a huge disposition hit with the Bretons and Imperials, but screw those clowns, I say. To quote Dylan Thomas, "Take your green beer...[you wannabe losers]...and shove it up your ass." :ok:

Oh, and btw: Ceiling Cat is watching you power level.  :lol:

Speaking of the Hill of the Skull, expansion on Golgotha has been halted for the moment -- as I got sick of dealing with it -- and my grand plans will probably not be realized for quite a while, if ever. But since the mod was already in a playable state, it's not a critical need...just a couple more bits of armor, etc. Most of them are in the Nehrim version, too. I did make a nifty little sewer system, but I kept running into roadblocks in the CS. For example: new unplayable races have problems with voices...it's too much work to deal with it, and there's almost zero reward for doing so; modding on a whim can sometimes bite your shining visions of modtopia right in the ass.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on August 26, 2011, 11:42:39 PM
Halted? That's a shame...among other things I wanted that new Xian cuirass and unskirted greaves in OB, I guess I could do it for myself but I can't figure out which NIF is which. And the Red Dragon(tm) bow, but that I can figure out :lol:

   Oblivion. I have a million quests and three characters going on, enough to do for the next few years or so, but what I like about ES games is that I can just go in and do that thing people have tagged with the unfortunate name "sandboxing". I hate that word. I prefer to call it "fucking around" but somehow that never caught on in the community. Pity.

   With that sort of "gameplay", as they call it, visuals are important. I've been using some new (to me) stuff, like Imperial City Reloaded  (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=39936) for example:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/newIC2.jpg)

It looks much nicer in the game than in the screenshot. I'm enjoying it. And then there's Better Looking Redguards  (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=31174), which even inspired me to make yet another character I'll probably never get around to playing:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/redguardchar.jpg)
(Yes, I've been messing about with the chainmail)

It works wonders with NPC's too.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Rohssan3.jpg)

Another aesthetically challenged race gets some help from Better Looking Dark Elves (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=31801) :

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Bde2.jpg)
I forget exactly who this is, but she used to look like crap

Morrowind-style Legion Shields  (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=36519), because anything imported from Morrowind is better, except Fargoth.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MWshield3.jpg)

I have other things going on too, but I forget what they are. :hammerhead:

Meanwhile, sometimes Havoc works.:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/gobHavoc.jpg)

But OB HDR always sucks:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/HDRsucks.jpg)

Which I think is it for now. My head hurts...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/grrrr.gif)
Headache inducing cat is inducing a headache

It happens.

 
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on August 29, 2011, 12:58:59 PM
 Alright then, ignore the first part of the last post. I was having a CS blackout moment or something. Must have been all the blows I've taken to my head. Or things I put into my head years ago, when I was younger. Well, not that much younger...anyway:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/greaves2.jpg)

 :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on August 29, 2011, 10:04:19 PM
Whoops. Sorry I couldn't jump in and hopelessly confuse things earlier, but I was cleaning and defragging. And I did some maintenance on my computer, too.

 :ss-rimshot

So! Thanks to repeated cranial trauma over the years, I can't do math in my head anymore. It can't be that I'm just math dumb, no; it was the head injuries what did it.

ANYWAY, I'm glad to see that you got them into OB...I'll take some time this week to finish up that upgrade and repackage it all. I hope.  :ss-ahhhh

(Usually, such things begin with a "Oh, is THAT all? I can do that, no problem." A week later, I'm still trying to figure out where I went wrong, and why is that mesh doing THAT now? It didn't do that before, why is it doing it now?? [snarling, gnashing of teeth, another bag of gummis dies horribly])
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 23, 2011, 04:17:02 PM
Semi-related rant: When the hell did "modding" come to mean "using mods"? And a "modder" is someone who downloads mods and uses them? The second one is especially annoying, as in
 
" i just started to mod oblivon & this mode look relly cool but wen i downlod it windoews says its a internet file and wat do i do plz respond cuz this mode looks cool and i want to play it". :mad1:

    I guess I'm in a volatile mood right now since I just re-installed Oblivion. Once again I hopelessly messed it up, everyone had yellow ears and it was crashing every three seconds so I suppose it was time.  What saved me some trouble was my habit of making just about everything into an OMOD and saving them away, so OBMM can take care of it all. Still, trying to remember what things I need to put in to make this thing playable is always aggravating.  ::)

  I hate burgundy. The color, not the wine. Well, actually, I'm not fond of the wine either. I guess that the region in France is OK, never been there though. But I like the cut of the burgundy clothes, so...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/hateburgF.jpg)

  Which reminds me, there's a new hair pack (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=40412) I like, and considering the only other hair pack I really like is Ren's, that's saying something.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/rockylook.jpg)
Sniff


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/greenargonian.jpg)
Good for you, lizard man. One night your meat starved pet is going to eat you, you know that, don't you?

   Oh, and I made another race (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/welshrace3.jpg). It's become a sickness.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/welshrace2.jpg)

Next are the Scots. It will be the end of Tamriel as we know it. What's stopping me is that there's not enough plaid stuff out there. Which I suppose is good.
A little known fact is that bagpipes can turn the undead. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/apiper.gif) :ss-ahhhh

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/herothing.jpg)

Indeed.


Reason for Edit: Cheese is not a fruit.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 24, 2011, 04:11:15 PM
 So I've been tweaking my Welsh character Arwydd, because she horrified me in her current state. I think all is better, for now anyway.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/arwydd2.jpg)

  I don't really use shields, but I thought it might be nice to have a shield with the red dragon of Wales on it, and was about to make one, but then I found that someone else  already did. Thank you, someone else (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2710).

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/arwyddshield.jpg)

  What is it with me and the Welsh, you are probably not asking? After all, I don't have a drop of Welsh blood in (or on) my body. Well, it's like this:

   Back in the '80's, when I was doing Revolutionary War re-enacting, I was a member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. This brings to mind a story. I was at a regimental St. David's Night dinner, St. David being the patron saint of Wales for some reason. Full period attire, candlelight, and the Colonel of the actual regiment in Wales was there. Now there is this rather horrifying tradition called "The Eating of the Leek", the Welsh national fruit. It goes like this: You, the victim, stands with one foot on your chair and the other on the table. The Drum Major and his drummer lackey come around with a platter of giant uncleaned bull leeks and a huge silver two handed cup of champagne. You are given a leek and you eat it, all in one go, including the furry bit and the green nasty part at the end, which things are considered to be inedible by civilized folk.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/BullLeek.jpg)
A Bull Leek

 Then you are immediately handed the cup which the sadistic bastard of a Drum Major makes you drain in a long, single gulp. All the while, the drummer beats a soul shattering roll until you are finished, or dead. Whichever.

  I survived, and, remarkably, kept it all in my belly. Not so a few of my fellow unfortunate fusiliers. I mean, they didn't die, but it was messy. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/vmit.gif)

A  Dewi Sant! :lol:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: bobdog on September 24, 2011, 04:34:04 PM
I didn't know Britney Spears was Welsh!  :funup:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 24, 2011, 05:07:38 PM
 Yes she is, and the Welsh are very proud of that. Or maybe not. Probably not. And I don't think she's Welsh. I made that up.

Let's see...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/spears.jpg)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/BritComp.jpg)

Hmm...I see what you mean. Well, as long as she doesn't sing I think we're alright. I mean Arwydd. Although Britney should probably keep quiet  too. :lol:

By the way, did you know that the Welsh national weapon is the spear? Really, no shit. Pretty uncanny, huh?  :ss-sparkly



   
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 25, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
 Which of course it's mainly the wig she's wearing. With her normal hair it's all less pronounced:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/ardwynnrealhair.jpg)
I'm less pronounced

   I'll admit that all my female characters kind of do look the same with minor variations. All I worry about is that I want real women, not 12 year old anime girls with giant tits. If someone wants that let them download the Synx race or the ever annoying Cute Elves...

  ...hey, what has Britney gone and done?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Britney-Spears-Bald.jpg)
I ain't no cute elf, so f**k off

  Oh dear. :xgrin:


Reason for edit: It occurred to me that the phrase "I want real women" should probably be something more like "I want my characters to look sort of like real women". But I'll leave it be in case anyone would like to quote it out of context. Feel free.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 26, 2011, 11:04:27 AM
Quote
Feel free.

Warming up Context-Inappropriate engines...

Quote
I want real women

Can do, but it'll take me a few days for an order that size (I'm low on chloroform and duct tape...long story). Until then, may I offer you a giant leek with a red wig and a hole in the bottom?

Hang on. I have to go stomp my own ass for that.

...and I'm back. The Cazy hairs, right? I only found out about them because someone's ported them to FNV. I don't care how much Conformulation or Blender-tweaking these guys do to the hairs, they never look as good in FNV (and FO3) as they do on the Oblivion heads. Well...yes...they were made for the OB mesh. That's why. I'm just irritated by some hairs looking so godawful in FO3.

Okay, these are pretty good though.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/zzFNV2011-0000018-1.jpg)

Not Shown: Oblivion screens. :-[
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 27, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
 Hey, I'll take the modified leek. Could work at this point, you never know :lol:

    Yep, Cazy hairs. I like them. Especially Rainy 11, or whatever it's called. There are a few good ones in there. Put them in my Celtic race thingie (which, in case anyone asks, no, I will never release as a mod. Too quick 'n dirty, too many other peoples resources, too much everything. And it changes every five minutes, like a breeding paramecium. So, no).

   I'm using a new face texture for my Irish\Welsh girls. The one I was using was a little too glam for my taste, so I put in a new one, which I think is sort of based on Nec's headhuman texture with some tweaking on my part. I have a big folder full of face textures, all mislabeled, so I don't really know what the hell I'm using. Anyway...

Grania:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Granianewtex.jpg)

Not too bad I think. For the moment, anyway... :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on September 27, 2011, 03:11:07 PM
Arwydd

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Arwyddnewtex.jpg)
Nid wyf yn Britney Spears

 :lol:

Editium:  Speaking of head meshes and hair, I'm using the Ren_0001 head in my race mod, everywhere else it's throttlekittys Hot Head (Female, works fine on males). I have Rens hairs conformulated (http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/View.php?view=oblivionmods.detail&id=2987) for the Ren head, but the Cazy hairs work alright with the usual tiny problem:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/renheadgap.jpg)

 I can live with that more or less.
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 02, 2011, 02:43:41 PM
 A little more than a month before Skyrim comes out and Oblivion playing and modding ends forever! "Obliviwhat?" they will ask, and rightly so. Might as well close down that part of the Beth forums. Like they did for that other game that disappeared, what was it called? Oh yeah, Morro something or other. A new dawn.

(I love these idiots I see who can't wait for TES V, but in the meantime they're asking how they can run OB on low settings without massive stuttering.)

   So...I put Vampire Hunting - Order of the Virtuous Blood  (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=30568) into my new install, which I had played a small part of before my previous game died. I wanted a new character to play it with, and since I haven't lived the Khovian experience for a while, I hatched Oichi (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/oichistat.jpg). That makes three characters in my current game now, all doing different quests. Wheee....

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/oichisable.jpg)
Oichi and the thing that kills stuff for her


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/oichiFT2.jpg)


Speaking of MMM, why is there a naked Orc in my cave? (No, "cave" is not a euphemism for anything. Just thought I'd clear that up before anyone got any strange ideas.)

 


And there's an angry person with bad grammar in Cloud Ruler Temple:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/angry2.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/angry3.jpg)

  The improper use of contractions is one of the most serious problems facing our civilization today. The Apocalypse is coming. So is Skyrim. Mark my words.

 Relax, it's going to be alright. To make everyone feel better, here is the most vile and disgusting pornography (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/made_you_look_trollcat.jpg) I could find.

You're all very welcome. I mean "welcome" in a general way of course, not like a "come to my home" sort of welcome. Believe me, you wouldn't like it here. I never seem to have enough chairs. And  my couch is very ugly. Kind of a sickly olive green paisley-type pattern. Truly hideous.


Reason for edit: Improper use of contractions.


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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 13, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
Random crap.

 I'm still installing my new install. Of course, one never really finishes an install, does one? To paraphrase Dali, an Oblivion install is never finished, it's just eventually abandoned.

    I think I need to put whatever Redguard improver I was using back in. Varnado the armor guy is looking somewhat disturbing.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Varnado2.jpg)

But I did remember to add the Better Looking Dark Elves (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=31801) mod again, so all is well with the Dunmer. Like in the case of Falanu Hlaalu, for instance:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/FalanuHlaalu2.jpg)
Just lie very, very still...don't ask why...it'll be worth it...

A nice looking Falanu gives the expression "lucky stiffs" a whole new meaning, if you follow my drift. >:D

  My humanized Orcs generally look alright, I don't know what the hell happened here:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OddOrc.jpg)
:ss-ahhhh

  I hate using companions, I really do, but lately I've been using Maigrets (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=39418) animal companions. They're no maintenance, indestructible, and can take down a Frost Giant. Useful and amusing. She has a pink sheep available, but it has vanilla sheep AI, which means it runs away from trouble. A pity, since watching a pink sheep with ribbons tearing apart a Goblin war party could have a lot of play value. :turnhappy:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OishiSable2.jpg)
is fudz tiemz?

And more endless mindless race creation. I have to stop this, I really do...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Viking2.jpg)
With a name like Brynhildr, do I really have a choice?

 
:hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 16, 2011, 06:49:53 PM
Random violence...

    I hate Balrogs.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/balrogs3a.jpg)

I really, realy hate Balrogs...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/balrogstablr2.jpg)

And they follow you indoors. That's not fair.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/balrogs2.jpg)

   Fortunately there were two essential NPC's who just happened to be there. I ran out the door, waited a while, and all was well when I went back in.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/balrogs3.jpg)
That fight made me hungry. Got any bugs?

  Then some Legion guy sends me to a house nearby so I can kill a skooma dealer. Fine, except when I get there he has like five Xivilai with him. :scaredthehellout: Khovian Holocaust spell. Nothing else for it.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/xivalided.jpg)
Mommy! There's a dead Xivilai in my bed!

After which I really needed a drink...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/barkeep2.jpg)

 Smartass. Téigh trasna ort féin, and get me a beer when you're done. (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Smilies/eatdrink009-1.gif)

Thanks.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on October 24, 2011, 02:13:36 PM
 On the scale of idiocy, the comments on mods at Planet Elder Scrolls beat them all.

Quote
how do u download the mods because im new if anyone can tell me but im gonna rate this a 10 ill download it wen i find out how.

  The comments at the Nexus come in second, but occasionally there is a trace of coherent thought and usefulness. Just a trace, mind you, but it's there. At least at the Beth Forums there are a goodly share of intelligent people, bearing in mind I only refer to the OB and MW sections. Fallout 3, well.... :ss-nuts

   I have as of late been hanging out in Elsweyr the Deserts of Anequina  (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=25023). Things to do, things to see, people to meet. And big cows with horns sticking out of their noses.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/tuskthing.jpg)
Moo

I like it there. It's the home of the Khajiit, I like Khajiit. They're not Bosmer. And there are Orcs, who I also can put up with. There seems to be a scarcity of Bosmer there, which is fine and good. There's a Valenwood mod, but I don't think I'll be downloading it soon.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/elywexot2.jpg)
Exoticness

  I made a new character (of course I did, what do you expect? It's all I f*cking do, create new characters) to go there. She's a Khovian 1, believe it or not.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/mollyelsw2.jpg)

  Original ZZ out of the box. Alright, I added the hair, but that's my prerogative, whatever the hell a prerogative is. I hope it's like a perogie. They're tasty and full of cheese and potato goodness. Yummy.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/elyswmarkt3.jpg)
Corinthe Market

Met an old friend:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/jobasha2.jpg)

  He skipped out of Vivec and returned to the ancestral homeland. I bought a copy of "Nerevar Moon and Star" for old times sake.

  I met some other people too. I always do, no matter what. How odd.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Inga.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/darotho2.jpg)

             L'enfer, c'est les autres.  :hammerhead:
Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on January 09, 2012, 10:21:00 AM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/noskyrimSM2.jpg)


   So, whats up? Let me see....the Lush and Gaudy series has reached an apex of sorts with the new Lush and Gaudy Floriana Gloria (http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=41118), which of course I am using, and I'm quite happy. This reminds me of one of my favorite places, the Hudson Highlands here in New York, which is near the Hudson, and is land that is high. In Autumn:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/lgfg.jpg)

And there are birch trees, or something:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/lgfg2.jpg)

Somethings happening to my skies:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/whathappened.jpg)
What the....

 Which thing actually confirms a theory I have about how Nirn was actually the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. But not the cockroaches. Oh, why couldn't it have wiped out the cockroaches? I think Bosmer are to roaches what birds are to dinosaurs, but I could be wrong. The fossil record is incomplete.

 I haven't been getting neck seam problems with my characters lately, and they are even a bit less troublesome on NPC's. I have no freaking idea why this is, so I have no useful advice to offer. Anyway:

 
I has no neck seam

   Can somebody tell me what the hell Kelly Bundy is doing in my game?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/bundy.jpg)

 Could be worse I suppose. Nom nom nom...

 It's been a while since I posted anything sheep related:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/noyoucant.jpg)
No, you can't go in. Move along, citizen.

 I enjoy frenzy spells. Especially when used on Glarthir.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/frenzy2.jpg)

  There's often collateral damage, of course, but that's just a part of life, you know?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/stuffhappens.jpg)
I has collateral damage

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/waste.jpg)

 Perhaps, but that's sort of the basis of all things gaming, isn't it?  :lol:



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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 06, 2012, 07:26:12 AM
 It's been a while. Stuff's piling up.

In an MMM related incident, a bunch of Flame Atronachs were fighting it out with some bandits, and there was collateral damage:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/venison.jpg)
Mmmmm...venison...

  Sometimes I like to drop into test cells, just to see what's there. Big Dremora, for one thing.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/BigDremora.jpg)
"Is everything in proportion? I mean, just wondering...no, don't show me...well, maybe..."

 And you can meet celebrities. Ever notice that famous people don't always look the same when you meet them as they do on TV?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LindaCarter.jpg)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/LyndaCarter2.jpg)

  Hate dialog zoom? Me too:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/NoZoom.jpg)
fDlgFocus=11.0000

   This is kind of touching in a sick, weird way:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GoblinPile.jpg)
Hey, Goblins are people too. No, wait, they're not. Nevermind.

  I've been debating switching to the TGND body, because I like it, and it's compatible with HGEC stuff, and there are now conversions for OOO, MMM, etc. I experimented by downloading some TGND armor and putting it on my HGEC characters. It works. I like the look.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/TGNDarw.jpg)

  More on this when and if I actually go and do it.

Here's a babe. You're welcome.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/OBbabe42.jpg)

  Meanwhile...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/baskhead.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/touristOB.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/zombies2.jpg)

  At the moment I'm playing through Reclaiming Sancre Tor (http://tes.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=40757). It's big, a little buggy here and there, but I'm having fun. I'll talk about it later, maybe. Right now I'm tired of typing. And I have to go pee.


REASON FOR EDIT: A suffix can be an important thing.

Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on April 11, 2012, 11:51:00 AM
  Ever wonder why there are no hamsters in Elder Scrolls games? Me neither, but that doesn't stop me from writing about it.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/MMMhamster.jpg)
Mesocricetus Auratus

  I'd like to see "Fluffy, the Hamster Companion". He could have unlimited encumbrance so he can carry all your crap in his cheek pouches. Kind of like a furry Bag of Holding.

  But...if MMM included hamsters, well, imagine the humiliation of being taken down by a horde of them? Nom nom nom indeed. :ss-ahhhh

 It's just a thought.

     I like the way my OB is looking, what with all the Lush and Gaudy stuff and whatever the hell water thing I'm using.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Cheydinhall.jpg)



    Tamriel Gothic, by Grant Wood, if Grant Wood was an Orc. Maybe he was, who knows. Not me.

   
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Rugdumph.jpg)

  I was playing Reclaiming Sancre Tor, probably being someplace I wasn't supposed to be (an "open all locks" spell can be more of a curse than a blessing sometimes) and I ran into someone I knew.

 
Naked, but not dead

   In case the reader is not a registered member here and can't see the above picture, let me explain: It's a picture of Mitt Romney being eaten by naked female Bosmer. Take that as you please. I know I will.

EDIT: Oh, wait, I forgot...

"The Enrichment Center reminds you that the Weighted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you"

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/Weighted2.jpg)
I will not stab you

Oh crap, it talked. Disregard.


Reason for edit: I forgot.



 

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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: OrlopRat on June 12, 2012, 09:27:13 AM
 To begin with, a couple of character updates:

  Grania has been hit hard by Cyrodiil's failing economy. She's been trying the live chat thing to pick up some extra drakes, but it hasn't really been working out.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/GraniaLiveChat.jpg)

Back to dungeon diving, I suppose. Oh, and since evil  is afoot, the Morrigan has returned to help it along:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/morgienew.jpg)
Bosmer cutlets coming up!

Some oddities, which in Oblivion are not that odd, really. For instance, OB doesn't always seem to recognize when you've run out of water:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/nowater.jpg)

My OOO Amazons. This happens a lot, but I don't actually have a problem with it:

 
It can get a bit warm in these caves, you know?

The unregistered "guests" can't see that one. How unfortunate. They can't see this one either:

 
"I'm naked!"

An example to us all:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/ImOK.jpg)
I'm alright, really. Just carry on, I'll be fine.

And to wrap things up for today, a lot of zombies.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/OrlopRat/Characters/manyzombies.jpg)
A lot of zombies

Thanks for tuning in. And remember, You can't spell "slaughter" without "laughter". Well, you can, but then you'd only have "s", which could mean just about anything.



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Title: Re: Oblivion Screenshot Thread
Post by: jiso on August 14, 2012, 12:34:59 PM

Maybe it was the fact that he smells like old feet roasting in an iron cuirass fashioned into a makeshift oven.


I lol'ed. Summa you guys are silly clever. :lol: