Oblivion talk:Technical Support

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Game Freeze on Load Screen[edit]

(moved from article - removed unknown cause/solution lines) Robin Hoodtalk 06:40, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Problem
After leaveing the sewer in the first quest, the game will crash/freeze on any loading screen, going into a house, loading areas, etc. Ps3 — Unsigned comment by 50.131.95.14 (talk) at 16:42 on 22 January 2012

Black Screen or Game Crash in Exterior Cells[edit]

I felt the need to say thank you! The: solution below worked for me. I was using morroblivion, and was worried that it was that after morrowind exteriors worked fine, but cyrodil exteriors did not. Yay! :)

Problem

The game screen turns black upon entering an external cell.

Cause

Bad shader implementation in the video cards drivers, mostly seen on Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics when using Windows 7.

Workaround

Change the following values in the Oblivion.ini file:

bUseWaterShader=0
bUseWaterReflections=0

It should be noted that integrated graphics cards are notorious for poor performance and glitches when using 3D games, due to the fact that integrated chips lack their own dedicated RAM, they must share the system RAM, GPU's optimized to save battery life and produce minimal heat output. Using a dedicated video card is recommended. — Unsigned comment by 70.50.36.165 (talk) at 03:02 on 4 August 2012

Any Advice?[edit]

I have played Oblivion on Vista and Windows 7 and have had the same issue. The game keeps crashing out of no where, sometimes there is a tell tale sign. Yes I use mods and cheat console. I have tried playing with no mods and the same thing happens, but I have not tried without using TGM (I am carrying way too much stuff for my character to move).

It happens sometimes while traveling, but occurs mostly while looting buildings and selling. Sometimes when selling a stack of an item not all is sold that tells me the next thing I sell will crash my game and give me time to save.

I think my problem seems to be tied to my inventory is there something I can do to allow the game to use more system resources for my inventory?— Unsigned comment by ‎ Sargon Starblade (talkcontribs) at 21:37 on 5 January 2013

A-Bomb fix[edit]

wondering, why OBSAF.exe is not also listed as tool to fix it. Has the advantage that it also test the files first. — Unsigned comment by 80.187.102.108 (talk) at 21:46 on 11 January 2013

Crash near Derelic Mine on high-spec machine.[edit]

Cannot walk past Derelic Mine (gold road, east of Skingrad) without crash on new machine. Put save on much older machine; can walk past area no problem.

AMD 2.7G quad 4gb ram GTX550Ti

Any Ideas?

Crash on exit.[edit]

I posted this elsewhere, but no response. Oblivion crashes out when I exit. I get a message that says there is a problem, and Windows looks for a solution, but I have no mouse. I can Ctrl-alt-del and get the task manager, which gives me the mouse. System specs: Win7, P4 3.0 Ghz hyperthreaded processor, 1.5 GB RAM, Radeon X1600 series card w/1GB VRAM, Audigy SE sound. Only mod now in is the unofficial patch. ESet NOD 32 and Comodo Firewall are all that's running. Bethesda said try XP mode, but that failed. Also tried shutting off all services. FMPhoenixHawk (talk) 12:52, 15 March 2013 (GMT)

"Cause: The abomb bug"[edit]

This seems a terribly inadequate description of the cause of this bug; basically it's saying the bug is caused by itself. Someone who knows more about the inner workings of the game than I should probably elaborate. Xolroc (talk) 15:10, 14 October 2013 (GMT)

"Just the basics" tutorial on Wrye Bash, etc.[edit]

As I also noted at Oblivion talk:Oblivion, which may be better watchlisted: In a new section at Oblivion:Technical Support#Mod-related Headaches, I've added a quick run-down on the basics of how to use BOSS, WB, and TES4Edit to clean up a mod list and prepare a bashed patch. It took weeks to figure this out, and I think others would be greatly aided by a tutorial. Others should pore over it in case I've missed something.

PS: I also added a section to that page on how to debug problems with running Oblivion in a VM, plus some other specific tips, and generally cleaned up the page, which had a lot of mangled markup and broken English.

— Darklocq  ¢ 04:16, 31 March 2018 (UTC)