How to install Oblivion with patches

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Overview

This guide will help you install Oblivion, the official expansions and DLCs, the official and unofficial patches.

Windows Vista or Windows 7

If your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7, be sure to install Oblivion to someplace other than the default location under "C:\Program Files" such as C:\Oblivion\ or D:\Games\Oblivion\

Game of the Year Edition

You do not need to apply any Official patches to the GOTY Edition because it is already 1.2.0416.

  1. Install all Official Add-ons
  2. Install the Unofficial Oblivion Patch (user-made mod)
  3. Install the Unofficial Official Mods Patch (user-made mod)
  4. Install the Official Construction Set 1.2.404

Install this way if you do not have Shivering Isles

  1. Install Oblivion 1.0
  2. Install Official 1.1.511 Patch (only if you want the launcher to be fully functional)
  3. Install Official 1.2.416 Patch
  4. Install all Official Add-ons
  5. Install the Unofficial Oblivion Patch (user-made mod)
  6. Install the Unofficial Official Mods Patch (user-made mod)
  7. Install the Official Construction Set 1.2.404

Install this way if you have Shivering Isles

  1. Install Oblivion 1.0
  2. Install Official 1.1.511 Patch (only if you want the launcher to be fully functional)
  3. Install Shivering Isles (which brings Oblivion to 1.2.201)
  4. Install Official 1.2.416 Patch
  5. Install all Official Add-ons
  6. Install the Unofficial Oblivion Patch (user-made mod)
  7. Install the Unofficial Shivering Isles Patch (user-made mod)
  8. Install the Unofficial Official Mods Patch (user-made mod)
  9. Install the Official Construction Set 1.2.404

Load order

There are a bunch of forum topics on this matter and they vary in implementation. Here is just one of the handy load order listings I found.

Patch install failures

If you get an error installing a patch at 8%, check for the following which might cause the patch to fail:

  1. You must use the patch that is specific to your edition. Example: Direct2Drive editions must use Direct2Drive patches.
  2. If you use OBMM or other tool for Archive Invalidation, be sure to disable this feature, remove BSA edits and restore to default.
  3. If you use a "cracked" Oblivion.exe to bypass the CD-Check routine, be sure to restore your original EXE file or you will need to uninstall Oblivion, clean out the Oblivion folder and install from scratch.
  4. If you installed Oblivion 1.0 and then got it patched to 1.2.0416 before installing Shivering Isles, it is possible that the installer will not work because it was expecting an older version of Oblivion. This would require uninstalling Oblivion and re-installing everything in the correct order.

Miscellaneous

Note about patch file size of 1.2.0416: The SI patch is smaller because the SI Install process updates Oblivion to 1.2.201, any patches after it would not need to be cumulative from Oblivion 1.0, just SI 1.2.201. If you have SI installed, the SI 1.2.416 patch contains only the fixes since 1.2.201.

If you cannot install the 1.2.0416 patch after installing Shivering Isles, try uninstalling Oblivion, then follow the same procedure except apply the 1.2.0416 patch before installing Shivering Isles.

File Listing

This is the list of files in the "Data" folder after a clean install of Oblivion and after installing the 1.2.416 patch:

Oblivion\Data\Credits.txt
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Meshes.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Misc.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Sounds.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Textures - Compressed.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Voices1.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion - Voices2.bsa
Oblivion\Data\Oblivion.esm
Oblivion\Data\LSData\DtC6dal.dat
Oblivion\Data\LSData\DtC6dl.dat
Oblivion\Data\LSData\Wt16M9bs.dat
Oblivion\Data\LSData\Wt16M9fs.dat
Oblivion\Data\LSData\Wt8S9bs.dat
Oblivion\Data\LSData\Wt8S9fs.dat
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_01.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_02.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_03.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_04.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_05.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_06.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_07.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Battle\battle_08.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Dungeon\Dungeon_01_v2.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Dungeon\dungeon_02.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Dungeon\dungeon_03.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Dungeon\dungeon_04.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Dungeon\dungeon_05.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_01.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_03.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_04.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_06.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_07.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_08.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Explore\atmosphere_09.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Public\town_01.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Public\town_02.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Public\town_03.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Public\town_04.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Public\town_05.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Special\death.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Special\success.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Music\Special\tes4title.mp3
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage001.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage002.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage003.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage004.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage005.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage006.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage007.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage008.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage009.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage010.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage011.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage012.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage013.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage014.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage015.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage016.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage017.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage018.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Shaders\shaderpackage019.sdp
Oblivion\Data\Textures\Effects\TerrainNoise.dds
Oblivion\Data\Video\2k games.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\bethesda softworks HD720p.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\CreditsMenu.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\game studios.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\Map loop.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\Oblivion iv logo.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\Oblivion Legal.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\OblivionIntro.bik
Oblivion\Data\Video\OblivionOutro.bik

References

LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site

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