These mods aren't strictly necessary but we liked them. Add them or not as you see fit.
This replaces the default Oblivion in-game map with a colorful version. It looks much better than the stock one and is, in my opinion, very much worth the effort. It also replaces the map icons. Please check the readme inside the archive for full information.
The point of this mod is to replace the stock Oblivion female meshes and textures with some that are more attractive. And more nude. This mod is adult in nature and not recommended for children. Then again, this mod only adds nudity, not sex, so unless you're a prude, who cares?
Landscape LOD Replacements and Fixes
This section is actually comprised of 3 separate mods. They work together to replace distance textures with high-quality versions, significantly improving the visual experience. This comes at a performance price, however, though honestly not a large one. Before applying this mod, make a backup copy of your textures folder so you can roll back out of it easily.
The base LOD texture replacement covers central Cyrodiil.
This LOD texture replacement covers the rest of Cyrodiil.
And this is a fix for LOD normal maps.
Curious if it makes much of a difference? Here are some piccies... see for yourself. Look at the distant textures (click on the thumbnails for fullscreen versions).
|Without LOD||With LOD|
Before you read further, take a look at the file size. That's not a typo. This mod is 1.7 gigabytes. It's a very thorough Oblivion texture replacement that upgrades the look of Oblivion tremendously. Please be aware that if your graphics card has difficulties with Oblivion, this modification will probably kill it. However, for those of you that have decent graphics cards, this is a must-have. Look below for a comparison of stock Oblivion and then Qarl's texture pack. I'll use the same viewpoint as with the LOD screenies. Specifically look at the foreground textures such as the house and rock.
|With LOD||With Qarl's|