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Writing Pages[edit]

I guess I can write these help files. If you want to help, feel free to do so at any time. --Aristeo 19:43, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Tribunal/Bloodmoon can't be accessed[edit]

I have installed and re-installed Tribunal and Bloodmoon, and they come up in the game "start" menu, but the only game I can actually get to play is Morrowind.(I can not highlight any of them and -play- only loads Morrowind) I don't have the extended map. All I have is Vardenfel and Solstein (which I can't find anything about in these pages.) I have finished the Nererverine quest and want to -go further-. — Unsigned comment by 24.236.239.29 (talk)

xbox controller for PC Oblivion[edit]

my analog sticks are messed up i've tried several different drivers and modified my oblivion.ini file but i just can't seem to figure out why my right analog stick won't control my 'look' perspective any ideas(i've tried the 'swap stick' toggle it doesn't work — Unsigned comment by 69.146.48.199 (talk) at 07:34 on 20 May 2007

Appropriate content for discuss pages.[edit]

Generally, discussion pages seem to (fittingly) discuss what content should be on the page it's connected to. However,(as in the case of pages like OblivionTalk:Thieves Guild) some discussion pages look more like message boards with people asking questions and sharing game annoyances. My question is: What is appropriate content for discussion pages? — Unsigned comment by 4.233.173.164 (talk)

As long as it is linked to the article in some way, we don't really worry about it. --Ratwar 01:45, 13 June 2007 (EDT)
Just out of curiosity: how did my name end up after this comment? I didn't actually post it... --Sandgroper 02:57, 13 June 2007 (EDT)
Sorry about that, I was editing multiple pages at the same time. --Ratwar 03:05, 13 June 2007 (EDT)

Enchanting Items[edit]

Question and answer moved to Oblivion_Talk:Enchanting#Enchanting Items --NepheleTalk 23:26, 4 January 2008 (EST)

can the hound follow?[edit]

(Question and answer moved to Shivering Talk:Ushnar's Terror)

Red Link On Main Article[edit]

The "Tracking Changes" link on the help contents page links to a non existent page. Could somebody please fix that up please? --Matthewest 23:34, 31 January 2008 (EST)

How to make a redirect link[edit]

How do you make a redirect link for a page? --Matthewest 03:33, 6 February 2008 (EST)

See Help:Links#Redirects. --NepheleTalk 00:15, 14 February 2008 (EST)

How do I reply?[edit]

I just got an account and i know how to post comments on talk pages, but i dont know how to reply to other people's comments. I also dont know how to reply to someone who replied to my comment.Amantius Allectus 22:04, 29 July 2008 (EDT)

Basically, you reply the same way that you post a commment: you edit the page and add the text you want to the page. So, for example, when reading this discussion, you should see an "edit" link on the right-hand side of the page, to the right of the "How do I reply?" header. Clicking that "edit" link will open up just this one discussion in an edit window. Add whatever new text you want at the bottom, after everybody else's comments. The only small difference with replying is that you should indent your reply so it looks different from the original question. You indent by just adding a colon (:) at the start of your response. If you look at this in an edit window, you'll see that my text starts ":Basically" -- that's the colon that indents my reply. If you wanted to reply to my reply, just use one more colon so your reply is indented one step further. Does that help? --NepheleTalk 23:54, 29 July 2008 (EDT)
OH ok thanks a bunch!Amantius Allectus
Looks like you figured it out :) --NepheleTalk 10:30, 31 July 2008 (EDT)

Page doesn't work for me :([edit]

Hi, I've played this game a lot and I was trying to browse the list of merchants @ http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Merchants but unfortunately I just get a blank page. I was trying it in firefox at first, then IE, then Opera - no joy :( Could someone help?

Thanks Waffle247 — Unsigned comment by 86.3.122.176 (talk)

We're having some pretty major site problems at the moment but I've just purged the page so you should be able to access it now. If not, I'm afraid you'll just have to wait until things get back to normal. –RpehTCE 06:10, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

Help for Stendarr's Mercy[edit]

(moved to Oblivion talk:Stendarr's Mercy#Help for Stendarr's Mercy)RpehTCE 11:11, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

Bad Oblivion construction set File[edit]

I downloaded the Oblivion construction set from www.elderscrolls.com and the update patch. When I open construction set theres no problem initally, but when I want to preview something like an animation it crashes. Also some cells crash when I bring them up in the render window, I can't use find, and when i try to use search and replace muliple errors comes up and it crashes. I've reinstalled it but the same thing happens. I'm using Vista and tried the construction set with without compatibility state and tried it with windows XP compatibility state, but theres no diffrerence. When I dragged the file to WinRAR it said the file was of unknown type or damaged. Can someone Tell me what to do to fix this. Or at least give me a link to a website that has a good Oblivion contruction file for download? Jagar Tharn

redoing a mission[edit]

hey i have been trying to complete the mages guild questline and have come upto a mission where i need to drain health an fatigue from a pillar and give it health and fatigue but i used the scrolls provided to do this by accident and now i cannot find any scrolls or spells anywere i looked for hours does any1 know how to redo the mission or find the right scrolls its pointless using spells because i am not at a level high enough to use alot of spells...please help — Unsigned comment by 82.42.200.91 (talk) on 16. April 2009

Do you mean, this quest? If so, then the effects you need are Fire Damage, Frost Damage, Damage Magicka, and Fortify Magicka.
For information on where to find these effects, click on one the links under "availablity", in the box on each of the effects articles. - Game LordTalk|Contribs 16:03, 16 April 2009 (EDT)

PC + 2[edit]

I was looking at a character's level and it said "PC + 2". What does this mean? — Unsigned comment by 24.33.239.113 (talk) on 22 April 2009

It means the NPC is always two levels higher than your character (the "Player Character" = PC). See NPC Statistics. --NepheleTalk 23:48, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

DLC Trouble[edit]

(moved to Oblivion talk:Downloads#DLC Trouble)

Lost item to respawning chest[edit]

(moved to Oblivion talk:Confront the King#Lost item to respawning chest)

Oblivion Deepscorn Hollow[edit]

I have just completed the Vampire Cure quest and the argonian assistant of the count is still in Deepscorn Hollow. I cannot get her to move and she is acting very glitchy. I am playing on a 360 and I also used her for the argonian blood with the enchanted dagger. Is that the reason she is laggy and glitching. She just tells me to follow her to the count.

game of the year ps3[edit]

if i start an a acount on a stared disc and then put in a game of the year edditoin will i still have the account and progges and charecter[[Oblivion:|Oblivion:]]


If you mean using a save you created on the original Oblivion disc and then using it on the GOTY Oblivion disc yes it will work. 2.127.97.114 08:45, 31 July 2011 (UTC) Matt

Where is she?[edit]

moved to Oblivion talk:Allies for Bruma --GKtalk2me 01:00, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Magika 85[edit]

moved to Oblivion talk:Magic --GKtalk2me 01:00, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

why dosent the gate close when i take the stone from it?

Requesting assistance with Morrowind[edit]

Hi there, is there anyone that can provide assistance with the english version of Morrowind pc game. i have all the requirements to join the thieves guild though on the game from all of the recruiting characters they say i do not meet the requirements to join. i do however, have the quest from fighters guild to kill all the thieves guild bosses and as many of the members, will this affect me in anyway of joining the guild? if so does someone know how i can delete this quest or wipe it from my log of quests?

Help! Oblivion keeps crashing![edit]

I was installing some content mods one morning and when I start up Oblivion, it shows a black screen for a while, and then it crashes to Desktop! Please help me! If you can, please e-mail me at henry-as@hotmail.com.

Thanks so much! — Unsigned comment by 220.253.103.120 (talk) on 1 April 2010

Simple solution is: get rid of the mods. Otherwise try to check if any of your previous ones specifically conflict with the new ones. Better still, ask this question to the actual creators of the mods. --SerCenKing Talk 15:32, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Lost Followers[edit]

Discussion moved to Oblivion talk:Followers--S'drassa T2M 22:48, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Auto-log out[edit]

hey, i use this site a lot, and while playing oblivion i leave it open. when i come back after not using it for a while, say 5 mins, i'm logged ou. this happens all the time and is really annoying, especially when i have to log in then 5 seconds later log in again. i checked preferences but can see no option related to this issue. --call999itsashark talkmail 16:12, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

When you log in, are you checking the "Remember my login on this computer" box? Robin Hoodtalk 20:35, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Yep. Still no change. --call999itsashark talkmail 09:07, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
Okay, the next thing to check would be if you're allowing cookies from the site. How you do that will vary according to your browser, of course, so I can't give you much more guidance than that. Robin Hoodtalk 18:58, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm having problem with the independent thievery quest and fencing 700 gold to Father Ules. Everytime I try to sell something to him all he says is "Our business is done." and the conversation ends. Please tell me how to fix this.71.14.145.159 04:30, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

No magika buff for being a high elf[edit]

okay so when i started out as my high mage and mage birthsign i had a +150 magika buff. i just realized i no longer have that buff in my active effects so my magika is way lower than it should be. i don't know if this is a bug or i did something to lose it. i have no diseases but i did just finish all of the daedric shrines quests, if that would do anything. Dzdrummerzd 00:20, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Account help[edit]

Is there anyway to make a change to my account? I can't find that anywhere. My e-mail was badly hacked (I can't even get back on it) and I just made a new one. I hope there is a way to switch my active e-mail, or whatever, for my account. Help ASAP and thank you in advance. --Zefiewings 01:46, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Click the my preferences link in the upper right. Your Email is on the first tab. --Brf 02:34, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Oops he he. Now I just feel dumb. Thank you though.--Zefiewings 02:37, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Anvil Gate Help[edit]

I ned help closing the anvil oblivion gate because i can't reach the tower to close it from. Please i need someones help. — Unsigned comment by 86.0.189.94 (talk) on 2 April 2011

See this page. It's not fully complete but it might help. rpeh •TCE 20:41, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Rebuilding the Gatekeeper glitch?[edit]

ok, so when i first came to the Fringe, I wandered around and accidentally found all the items that Relmyna Veremin needed to rebuild the Gatekeeper before I'd even met her. I continued all along, until i finally met Sheogorath and he asked me to rebuild the gatekeeper. Since I already had all the ingrediants to begin with, all the journals were out of order and it was telling me to go see Relmyna. So I did and she refused to say anything to me except for Rumors or Passwell. I used the SetStage cheat to make it go forward, and this seemed to help, for i then was able to collect all the body parts for the Gatekeeper. I went back to Relmyna and she said to meet me at the statue of Sheogorath. I did and she NEVER showed up. EVER!! i waited, and waited and waited. So I tried the SetSTage cheat again and was able to get thru all the steps without EVER seeing ANY of the ritual or dropping any of the body parts, (it wouldnt let me since they were quest items.) and there never was a Ritual table. So I had to SetSTage cheat through the whole thing then report back to Sheogorath. When I did he congradulated me on a good job, then when he stopped speaking i found myself with NO menu's and i could NOT move at all. Anyone have any idea as to how to fix this problem? I'm at my wits end and can't progress in the game at all until this is fixed! Please help! 50.55.74.0 23:40, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I must add that NONE of the previous quests have even showed up, just the one where you find Sheogorath. — Unsigned comment by 50.55.74.0 (talk) at 00:00 on 23 July 2011

Shader Effects[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if someone could possibly show me all the Shader Effects? I've been looking for Shader Effects that can be used on a Player Character but I can't seem to find any anywhere, if someone could list them and their names (What effect they were maybe used for such as Fire Damage or Frost Damage etc) it would be much appreciated! The only two I could find were the Ayleid Guardian Shader Effect and the Ghost Shader Effect but apart from them I'm having no luck so as I said if someone could list all of the Shader Effects I would be very thankful. Basically what I'm looking for is Shader Effect ID's Thanks Again. :) EDIT: Ones that can be used with the PMS Command. 2.127.97.114 00:40, 31 July 2011 (UTC) Matt

Formatting Help[edit]

How do you get all the userboxes to align to the left and then the text to sit at the side of the userboxes? I can't seem to find a solution. It just makes my user page look slightly messy. --KizC 18:20, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like you need to use tables. rpeh •TCE 21:38, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, i'll have a go and see how it turns out :) --KizC 14:48, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Vampire Cure Quest Bug[edit]

(moved to Oblivion_talk:Vampire_Cure). Kitkat TalkContribE-mail 09:16, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

How does this work? (userpages)[edit]

Ok, So I have my user page how I want it to be, I go to preview, and all the lines are messed up.. some words are by my user boxes and some words aren't... Why does it do this? and how do I fix it? It's really annoying me... Thanks! --Slyspy70 16:47, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

To force text to be displayed on a new line (instead of next to an image/userbox), add the tag {{NewLine}}. --NepheleTalk 16:58, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much!! --Slyspy70 20:46, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

quest items in inventory but unable to give them to the quest giver[edit]

The quest for paneas flute I have her flute but when I try to talk to her to complete the quest she doesent recognise that I have it, also in boethias calling I bring a gictem then kill said victem at the shrine and the quest updates to talk to boethias flesh form and when I do nothing happens...... It's driving me insaine, is there anything I can do?

See the talk page for that quest. It sounds like it's a fairly common complaint. The suggestions in the Bugs section of the article itself may help. Robin Hoodtalk 07:09, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Problem help.[edit]

On my Xbox 360 for the game Oblivion I have 3 problems.

1. I cannot open doors or gates or display cases.

2. I am getting lights that stay on the screen when I use magic blasts.

3. I have lights that encircle my character. It is so bad that when they are around the head of my character, I cannot see in first person view.

Please help. I simply love the game and would not like to have to discontinue where I have gotten in the game. I am now Arch Mage and Champion of Cyrodiil.

One other item,

Is there a way to copy where I am externally from my Xbox 360 game system?

My email is Liftoff1@cfl.rr.com.

184.88.12.130 13:38, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

The first three items are all symptoms of the now-infamous Abomb bug. We have a brief description of it here, but since this is the third time I've come across this subject in as many days, I did some Googling and found a forum post that discusses the issue in a bit more detail: Old news, but fairly under the rader; Oblivion's "Abomb" glitch.
As you can see in that thread, there is absolutely no fix on the Xbox, and Bethesda seems to have no intention of ever fixing the issue. The only "workaround" is to start a new character and not play the game for quite as long.
As for getting your saved games off of the 360, you'd be better off asking in an Xbox 360 forum. Robin Hoodtalk 19:38, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
I can't help with the glitch BUT for saving data to an external device, you can either use an xbox 360 memory unit,or, like me you can use any USB memory stick, make sure you don't have anything you want to keep on it. A full explanation of how to do this (and transfer all your save data onto the memory stick, see the link) [1] Although this is not the newest version of the xbox firmware but the process is essentially the same :) --Durnik125 (talk) 23:53, 21 February 2013 (GMT)

help me[edit]

I cant wait or fast travel cuz enemies are always close ubt there is noone around — Unsigned comment by 166.216.130.23 (talk) on 19 April 2012

Could not write license data[edit]

When I try to install oblivion it comes up with could not write license data and when i try to delete SecuROM it says its not there — Unsigned comment by 174.111.225.85 (talk) at 05:09 on 15 June 2012

Blocked[edit]

i think my account The Tamrielic Emperor has been blocked if so i would like to know why and for how long? — Unsigned comment by 94.3.12.113 (talk) at 11:22 on 22 August 2012

My theory is that when the upgrade went wrong it deleted all memory of newer accounts.I don't think you were blocked.See.Your account was deleted not blocked.Just make a new one.--Skyrimplayer 11:24, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
ohh i see ok thankyou youve probably been the most helpfull person on this site — Unsigned comment by 94.3.12.113 (talk) at 11:27 on 22 August 2012

"unfriendly competition" standstill, need help[edit]

Discussion moved to Oblivion_talk:Unfriendly Competition

The elder scrolls construction set for oblivion[edit]

ok so i downloaded the construction set for oblivion and i was creating my own races, classes and stuff and i started to create a new birth sign and i get to the point in the game were you select wich one you were born under except it will show up but the picture and the description is missing and i cannot select it ive searched everwhere for a solution and i cannot figure it out if someone could help that would be greatly appreciated — Unsigned comment by 24.36.166.184 (talk) at 22:22 on 16 May 2013

need help with elder scolls 4[edit]

S.O.S I need to get the stuff for frostcrag spire from the myistc emporium and the door is locked and I have waited for two day stopping at every hour from 10 AM to 6 PM and it won't open do the NPCs go on vacation idk but I am in the mages guild and am almost done with the quests of the guild does that have sum thing to do with it idk PLESE HELP ME — Unsigned comment by TheDUDElabowski (talkcontribs) at 05:16 on 8 June 2013

This is a well-known glitch with the Mystic Emporium. Just unlock the door via spells or lockpicking, as noted on the place page:
"You can unlock the door (using spells or lockpicking), at which point entering the store is not considered to be trespassing (although the act of unlocking the door will still place a bounty on you). At 8 pm every night Calindil will relock the door; he will try to kick you out of the store if you are there at closing time (although after he has locked the door he doesn't care if you reenter). If you don't want to keep on unlocking the door every time, then get inside and unlock the door to the private quarters. This should solve the problem of the main door being locked during the day."
There is more detailed information in the Bugs section of the page, see here. Hope this helps! — ABCface 05:21, 8 June 2013 (GMT)

Is a forward power attack considered the same as a "standing power attack"?[edit]

I got the "Devastating Blow" perk for my two-hander which gives me +25% damage bonus for "standing power attacks". My question is this - is a forward moving power attack considered a "standing power attack"?

Thanks — Unsigned comment by Rheon (talkcontribs) at 22:38 on 3 November 2013‎

The above question regarding standing power attacks is for the Skyrim game.— Unsigned comment by Rheon (talkcontribs) at 22:39 on 3 November 2013‎

I'm not 100% positive, but I believe that "standing power attack" means performing a power attack while not moving, which makes sense since you can't perform a "sitting power attack". --Xyzzy Talk 03:31, 6 November 2013 (GMT)

Game shuts off when entering inner sanctum[edit]

In the quest Touching the Sky after I pour the water into the basin to unlock the door to the inner sanctum it unlcks the door, but when I go to enter the inner sanctum the game just shuts off like I quit the game.

Does anyone know what could be the cause of it and or knows how to fix it? thanks! — Unsigned comment by 184.59.51.207 (talk) at 23:14 on 20 November 2013‎

Probably ought to have said something after unceremoniously deleting this, but I moved it to the Quest's talk page, where I figured it would get more attention by those who knew the answer or had a similar experience. -damon  xoxo 21:29, 21 November 2013 (GMT)

Licensing[edit]

Some time ago I uploaded two maps depicting all know Dwemer and Ayleid ruins, which can be seen on my userpage. In these maps I used the Tamriel map from TES Anthology found on TIL as a background. I chose the standard license for Bethesda content when uploading. My question is: if the background comes from TIL, then is it okay to upload those maps with that license, or do I have to make my own scan of the map (which I can do), replace the one from TIL and update the files? -Vordur Steel-Hammer2 (talk) 22:47, 18 September 2014 (GMT)

Restore password[edit]

How can I? I've cathed myself on contributing to the wiki now, finally getting my hands on Skyrim after Morrowind and Oblivion. I don't see a reminder mail on any of my mailboxes, sadly. Is there a way for example for someone to tell me on which mailbox should I look to restore my account? I don't want to create a new one unless it is absolutely necessary. Please help me, I know that people are awesome on this wiki :). Thanks in advance. ZLOJ , 194.33.119.1 18:00, 3 April 2015 (GMT)

Remove an account[edit]

I think I made a mistake when I recently created a login for editing some pages. It is a very very good site indeed and it is my main source of information for the Elder Scrolls since Battlespire, but joining has proved discouraging to me (not sure if my English is ok). Rather than having quickly a sleeping account, with login/password exposed to pirates, I would like to fully erase my profile. How can I do ? --Jprc (talk) 08:10, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

I'm sorry if you feel like you've had a bad time so far, the ways of each wiki differ from each other and it can take time to become accustomed to them before you feel at home. Wiki's do not delete accounts as they are tied to the edits they have made. You can, however, ask an admin to make you "disappear" by renaming your account, and you can then use a random password generator to put a new one on your account and then not remember it. This can be done by asking on the Administrator Noticeboard if you are truly intending to leave and do not change your mind about staying. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 17:48, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Red Tags Viewing Offline Dump[edit]

Hello,

I have an Wiki dump that I downloaded from here a few years ago. I use XOWA to view it: version: 2.9.4.1 build_date: 2015-10-04 03:24

Much of the content is not viewable (though many other parts such as NPC general descriptions read normally), with red HTML tags links such as, from simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblivion:Mirabelle_Monet: Template:#local:GameHeader Template:#local:GameHeader Template:#local:GameMain Template:#local:GameMain Template:#local:GameServices Template:#local:GameServices Template:#local:GameOtherInfo Template:#local:GameOtherInfo Template:#local:lorelink Template:#local:healthMagickaColumn Template:#local:dohealth Template:#local:healthMagickaColumn Template:#local:healthMagickaRow Template:#local:pageexists Template:#save:titlename

I assume that I'm missing some add-on or something from the site? I don't mind downloading the current dump, or another Wiki viewer or add-ons.

If there's a more appropriate sub-forum, ok to move this post. — Unsigned comment by Trep35 (talkcontribs) at 01:04 on 28 March 2018‎

Null edit[edit]

Is there any way to do a null edit on here because anything in the Lore Link template, that has a page made for it later, it does not show up and it only does whenever an edit is made on the page that contains the Lore Link. --Vincentius1 (talk) 19:58, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

If you save the page without making any changes, that will do what you want; the wiki knows not to record a history entry. You can also add ?action=purge to the URL to do something similar. —Dillonn241 (talk) 06:52, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Null edits are not required for new links to show, though they can take up to two days to appear. Another easy way to force a link to show is to refresh your page while bypassing the cache. Though bypassing cache and purging are not always consistent for forcing a page update, unlike making a null edit which should be your last recourse. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 19:18, 2 October 2018 (UTC)