Frequently Asked Questions

Please skim through this FAQ before posting questions on the blog


1 - I have a lot of mods installed already. Can I still use the Oblivion Beautification Project settings and guide?
If you want to keep you own mod setup, but want use the OBP ENB settings, you can do so without any problems. However, since the ENB settings are based on the mods in this guide, the results may vary. I good idea would be to add the environment mods from this guide on top.


2 - Can I continue a seve-game after uninstalling my current mods, and adding the OBP mods?
Yes, there is a chance it will work. If no leftovers from the previous mods are saved in the save-game file, you should be good. But if you get random CTDs, this will be the reason, and you have to start a new game. I know there are save-game cleaners for Skyrim, but I have not seen any for Oblivion. If you find one, or create one, please let me know on the Nexus site. (LINK)


3 - I get a CTD every time I enter a certain location.
This is most likely due to corrupt item references in your save-game, or simply too many ID references. This can be easily fixed with a cell re-spawn. In-game, go to any player-home and sleep for 30 days. That will reset all cells except the "safe cells". *Make sure have all your stuff stored in your home before going to sleep, or you will loose them.


4 - I randomly get endless loading screens when traveling.
This is commonly caused when the textures take up too much video memory. Even though ENB helps this, it can not eliminate the problem if you simply don't have enough memory for the textures.


5 - I see plants floating in the air.
This can happens
for two reasons. If it's just one or two plants, if might just be a small inconsistency between the unique landscapes and the vegetation mods. No big deal, just ignore. The only workaround would be to uninstall the Unique Landscape mod, which would not be worth missing over a few plants. If the landscape is completely messed up, this is most likely due to incorrect load-order. See load-order here (LINK)


6 - I see what looks like a lake, but there is no water, just some dead fish.
This is due to incorrect load-order. See load-order here (LINK)


7 - Some houses inside the cities are floating, and others are halfway covered by the landscape.
This is due to incorrect load-order. See load-order here (LINK)


8 - I can't see any difference in the graphics, even though I installed the ENB settings.
This happens if you have missing/incorrect ini settings. Correct settings can be found here.


9 - Random textures are invisible?
There are two reasons why this can happen:
1 - If AA has not been disabled in the driver settings or in the Oblivion.ini file. Correct settings can be found here. (LINK)
2 - If the memory settings has not been set correctly in the enblocal.ini file. Correct settings can be found here. (LINK)


10 - Some NPCs have pink textures.
This happens if an NPC is missing a texture. This can happen either if something went wrong during installation of the specific NPC mod, or if not all the recomended texture mods, which some NPCs depend on, were installed correctly.
It could also be due to incorrect load-order. See load-order here (LINK)


11 - Most NPCs face color doesn't match their body.
Same reasons as number 10.


12 - Everything is too dark, or everything is too bright?
Every monitor is different, and everyone has different display settings, so what looks good on one monitor, might look too dark or too bright on another. Instead of changing your monitor settings, this can easily be changed within the ENB.
Open up the ENB settings in-game (Shift+Enter), and find "Brightness". Change the value so it matches your monitor and personal preference.


13 - I can't find the download link on Boris's website. Where is it?
Click on the version you want. (Probably the latest) At the download page, scroll to the very bottom, and the download link will be a tiny square. I know, not the first place people look, and I would certainly have put it somewhere else, but that's Boris's choice.


14 - The game crashes before the menu, or right after loading/starting a new game.
This is due to incorrect load-order. See load-order here (LINK)


15 - The 1st person camera is rotating from side to side as if the player was on a boat.
This can happen after switching from 1st to 3rd person a couple of times. It's an error in "Oblivion - Enhanced Camera". It's suppose to overwrite any idle animation when head-bob is set "On". It's set to "On" already, so the only solution is to uninstall the "Oblivion - Enhanced Camera" mod. Play and save a few times without the mod, then try installing it again if needed.


16 - I can't find my question(s) here.
Try the Nexus OBP Blog - There are some answered questions already, and you can post any new question you might have.