O.B.P. ENB Settings
Info: ENB is a graphic render and memory manager made by Boris Vorontsov. ENB ads a lot of new effects to the game, and makes it more stable at the same time. It does however come with the cost of performance. 10-30% performance drop, depending on drivers and your computer system. I strongly recommend installing ENB anyway, even on low-end systems. If you don't think the graphical improvements are worth the FPS drop, then you can disable the effects, and still get added stability without the performance decrease.
Installing ENB & the Settings Files
1 - Download ENB files
ENB Download site: LINK
*Scroll to the bottom of the page, and download the ENB version that match the latest O.B.P. ENB Settings number. (Currently v0.181)
The ENB comes in a ZIP file containing two folders. Unpack the file, and open up the "WrapperVersion" folder. Copy ALL files & folders from the "WrapperVersion" into the Oblivion game folder. If asked, overwriting any other file(s).
2 - Download the
Project ENB Settings
Oblivion Beautification Project ENB Settings v1.81
The Oblivion Beautification Project ENB Settings comes in a ZIP file. Unpack and copy the files into the Oblivion game folder. When asked, overwrite any other file(s).
Setting up ENB
The only thing you need to do, is indicating how much video
memory ENB can use. The settings are pre-made for systems with Nvidia GeForce
Graphics cards with 6GB video memory. If you have 6GB video memory, you don't need to change anything. Skip to
the next step instead.
If you a nVidia GeForce graphics card, but have less or more than 6GB, go to the Oblivion game folder, and open up the "enblocal.ini" file with a notepad.
Find the following lines:
Change these to:
VideoMemorySizeMb=(Set this number to equal the amount of video memory, minus 384MB)
*If you are not sure how much video memory your graphics card has, use this tool made by Boris Vorontsov. (LINK)
If you don't have a nVidia Graphics card, you can use this ENBoost Tool to determine your "enblocal.ini" settings.
ENB Settings In-Game
ENB will load automatically when Oblivion starts. You can access the settings
in-game with the following shortcut keys:
Open the ENB settings console: Shift+Enter
Enable/Disable ENB Effect: F12
Show FPS: Insert-key
Take Screenshot: PrtScr-Key
Free VRAM: F4
If you want to play with the ENB setting
yourself, you can do so by editing the "enbseries.ini" file with a
notepad, or you can edit them in-game, by
A word of advise before starting. ENB contains a LOT of
environmental settings, which all differ with time of day, location, time of year and different types of weather. When playing around with the settings in
one location, it might have unforeseen effects somewhere else,
so it's a good idea to test ONE changes at a time, and in different environment.
Messing everything up is VERY easy, trust me on this one. It is
very time consuming, to test this amount of settings in all different
environments and times, but it's absolutely necessary if you want a great
looking ENB. If you don't have time
for testing, I strongly advise not to play around with the environmental
settings. However, if you do have the time, by all means, I would LOVE to receive
ideas for improvements and better settings, and incorporate them into this project. (Please
write me on the
Nexus SBP Blog)
Wondering if the ENB effects are worth the 10-20% performance drop? Here are some
screenshots with/without ENB: (All other mods are loaded and enabled, so these are
not before/after screenshots. They only show the difference between ENB
ENB 1.81 Screenshots
No ENB With ENB No ENB With ENB