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« on: June 09, 2008, 04:17:14 AM »

Guys, I'd like to introduce the Popehat Oblivion Omods Project, or POOP.

I drew inspiration from the GoneGold/OO Morrowind DVD mods project as well as Lum's Oblivion Mods Omnibus from a few years ago and Jason McCullough's never quite released here but similar package.

First off, it's all done. Every mod is packed as an OMOD, and everything you need is in the POOP already--OBMM, OBSE, Wrye Bash, the official and unofficial patches for the DLC and Shivering Isles content.

Here's what's in the rest of the POOP:

World Graphics:
1. Qarl's Texture Pack 3, Redimized and Further Reduced as an OMOD. (Scripted to allow you to pick the sweet spot between graphics and performance)
2. Three flavors of "Color Maps" and three flavors of "Normal Maps" with instructions on what they do to LOD and distant landscape views, how they affect performance, and how to pick out what works best (Qarl's Normal Maps and Qarl's Better Tiling)
3. Three flavors of "Noise" filtering (Koldorn's) to work with the "pepper" caused by patch 1.2
4. Two choices of View When Distant: AEVWD (Almost Everything View When Distant) and a smaller version for slower GPUs: Tamriel VWD + Chapels Extras
5. Natural Environments for habitats and vegetation
6. Atmospheric Weather System for skies and weather
7. Beaming Sunglare for better sun
8. Enhanced Water for those who don't like Natural Environment's
9. Low Poly Grass for the performance boost
10.Weather Inside (Seasons) for weather sounds when inside buildings
11.Gorier Blood
12.Real Lava
13.Illumination Within Revived
14.Clocks Of Cyrodiil
15.Improved Signs
16.Improved Doors and Flora

"Game Fixes"
1. DarNified UI in OMOD form
2. Color Map Mod 1.1
3. Dude Where's My Horse
4. Harvest Flora
5. Harvest Containers
6. Book Jackets + Book Placement (Exclusive to POOP, first time these two mods have ever been OMODed and scripted together that I've seen for easy installation)
7. Durable Equipment/Harder Repairs
8. Denock Arrows
9. Cliff's Better Letters
10. Francesco's Leveled CreaturesItems
11. Francesco's Optional New ItemsCreatures
12. Quest Award Leveler
13. Kobu's Character Advancement System
14. SM Plugin Refurbish (fixes how DLC quests start, rather than bombard you with them in the first dungeon)

Items & People:
1. Kafei's Better Amulets
2. Kafei's Better Rings
3. Better Looking Tools
4. Fine Weapons
5. Rusty Items
6. Imperial Armor Replace
7. VA's Better Gold
8. Visually Enchated Weapons
9. TNR Tamriel's NPC's Revamped, All Races Final
10. Slof's Horses
11.Mike's Clothes Replacer

The Always Controversial Optional Folder:

Unique Landscapes:
1. Ancient Redwoods
2. Ancient Yews
3. Chorrol Hinterland
4. Colovian Highlands
5. Lush Woodlands
6. Rolling Hills
7. The Heath

(Yes, there are more Unique Landscapes out there; POOP feels that they alter the game too much and/or upset the balance of it to the point of breaking it.)

Game Fixes, Or Not (proceed at your own risk):
1. Realistic Ragdolls & Force
2. Action Ragdolls
3. Real Lights
4. Reneer's Guard Overhaul 1.79
5. DeadlyReflex

Side Quests:
1. Kvatch Rebuilt
2. Glenvar Castle
3. The Lost Spires

Finishing Touches:
1. Streamline 3.0
2. Wrye Bash
3. TES4LODGen (this incredible tool snoops your .ini directory and data folder and collects all mods and makes sure they appear as View When Distant too.

Comes with full instructions on how to install everything and make every OMOD here play well together.

Every mod is either in OMOD format (for easy installation and removal) or another single-click push-button format.

This is our initial POOP, but I can attest that everything works, as I did the install three times in a row successfully before calling this a release candidate.

Torrent is here:

Guys, I'd like to introduce the Popehat Oblivion Omods Project, or POOP.

I drew inspiration from the GoneGold/OO Morrowind DVD mods project as well as Lum's Oblivion Mods Omnibus from a few years ago and Jason McCullough's never quite released here but similar package.

First off, it's all done. Every mod is packed as an OMOD, and everything you need is in the POOP already--OBMM, OBSE, Wrye Bash, the official and unofficial patches for the DLC and Shivering Isles content.

Here's what's in the rest of the POOP:

World Graphics:
1. Qarl's Texture Pack 3, Redimized and Further Reduced as an OMOD. (Scripted to allow you to pick the sweet spot between graphics and performance)
2. Three flavors of "Color Maps" and three flavors of "Normal Maps" with instructions on what they do to LOD and distant landscape views, how they affect performance, and how to pick out what works best (Qarl's Normal Maps and Qarl's Better Tiling)
3. Three flavors of "Noise" filtering (Koldorn's) to work with the "pepper" caused by patch 1.2
4. Two choices of View When Distant: AEVWD (Almost Everything View When Distant) and a smaller version for slower GPUs: Tamriel VWD + Chapels Extras
5. Natural Environments for habitats and vegetation
6. Atmospheric Weather System for skies and weather
7. Beaming Sunglare for better sun
8. Enhanced Water for those who don't like Natural Environment's
9. Low Poly Grass for the performance boost
10.Weather Inside (Seasons) for weather sounds when inside buildings
11.Gorier Blood
12.Real Lava
13.Illumination Within Revived
14.Clocks Of Cyrodiil
15.Improved Signs
16.Improved Doors and Flora

"Game Fixes"
1. DarNified UI in OMOD form
2. Color Map Mod 1.1
3. Dude Where's My Horse
4. Harvest Flora
5. Harvest Containers
6. Book Jackets + Book Placement (Exclusive to POOP, first time these two mods have ever been OMODed and scripted together that I've seen for easy installation)
7. Durable Equipment/Harder Repairs
8. Denock Arrows
9. Cliff's Better Letters
10. Francesco's Leveled CreaturesItems
11. Francesco's Optional New ItemsCreatures
12. Quest Award Leveler
13. Kobu's Character Advancement System
14. SM Plugin Refurbish (fixes how DLC quests start, rather than bombard you with them in the first dungeon)

Items & People:
1. Kafei's Better Amulets
2. Kafei's Better Rings
3. Better Looking Tools
4. Fine Weapons
5. Rusty Items
6. Imperial Armor Replace
7. VA's Better Gold
8. Visually Enchated Weapons
9. TNR Tamriel's NPC's Revamped, All Races Final
10. Slof's Horses
11.Mike's Clothes Replacer

The Always Controversial Optional Folder:

Unique Landscapes:
1. Ancient Redwoods
2. Ancient Yews
3. Chorrol Hinterland
4. Colovian Highlands
5. Lush Woodlands
6. Rolling Hills
7. The Heath

(Yes, there are more Unique Landscapes out there; POOP feels that they alter the game too much and/or upset the balance of it to the point of breaking it.)

Game Fixes, Or Not (proceed at your own risk):
1. Realistic Ragdolls & Force
2. Action Ragdolls
3. Real Lights
4. Reneer's Guard Overhaul 1.79
5. DeadlyReflex

Side Quests:
1. Kvatch Rebuilt
2. Glenvar Castle
3. The Lost Spires

Finishing Touches:
1. Streamline 3.0
2. Wrye Bash
3. TES4LODGen (this incredible tool snoops your .ini directory and data folder and collects all mods and makes sure they appear as View When Distant too.

Comes with full instructions on how to install everything and make every OMOD here play well together.

Every mod is either in OMOD format (for easy installation and removal) or another single-click push-button format.

This is our initial POOP, but I can attest that everything works, as I did the install three times in a row successfully before calling this a release candidate.

Torrent is here:

http://www.legittorrents.info/download.php?id=72c657e734a4341a934df75d210a1ed9c9b24d3e&f=Popehat+Oblivion+Omods+Project+%5BPOOP%5D.torrent
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 04:21:23 AM »

I'm getting a bit of deja vu.

Er, anyways, glad to see you guys have finished the first version of it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 04:40:25 AM »

I been keeping an eye on your POOP at Popehat, glad to see it's done.  Any recommended system specs. for playing with your POOP?   
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 05:24:26 AM »

Quote from: morlac on June 09, 2008, 04:40:25 AM

I been keeping an eye on your POOP at Popehat, glad to see it's done.  Any recommended system specs. for playing with your POOP?   

A reasonably fast CPU, preferably a dual-core, a video card with at least 256mb VRAM, and probably 2gb system RAM.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 05:32:35 AM »

Quote from: Kyosho on June 09, 2008, 04:21:23 AM

I'm getting a bit of deja vu.

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Thanks for putting this package together. d/l now
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 07:08:41 AM »

Quote from: Moliere on June 09, 2008, 05:32:35 AM

Quote from: Kyosho on June 09, 2008, 04:21:23 AM

I'm getting a bit of deja vu.

 icon_biggrin

Thanks for putting this package together. d/l now

Don't you mean, "Thanks for dumping this POOP on us?"

This acronym just screams for every single post to be a ridiculous pun
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 01:44:17 PM »

deja vu deja vu.

But I am now downloading your POOP and I'll intend to play with it afterwards. Now to just find the time...
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 03:11:02 PM »

I will sample this POOP.

Is whether there is anything like the Stealth Overhaul mod in this package or the Unofficial Oblivion fixes?
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 03:14:56 PM »

Huh.  I was hoping someone would do this, and POOP delivers.  Awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 03:39:00 PM »

Quote from: Beer Goggles on June 09, 2008, 03:11:02 PM

I will sample this POOP.

Is whether there is anything like the Stealth Overhaul mod in this package or the Unofficial Oblivion fixes?

I left stuff like Stealth Overhaul out with a reason.  I wanted to make a big framework for mods that can stand alone for a lot of folks...

...but which also allows people to install their own class- and character-specific mods.  There are a ton of great bow/archery mods, but I didn't include them since people doing mage classes wouldn't care.  There are a ton of great magic mods out there that I didn't include because folks doing melee toons and stealth toons wouldn't care.   

After I finished POOP, I installed it and started a game to play strictly as almost an alternative life, so I put in a mod that requires my guy to eat, sleep, and drink.  Now, I know that would annoy a lot of players, so I left it out of POOP, but it's a mod that fits the specific way I want to play this particular guy.  That's what POOP does--it can work as a great standalone, but it also shouldn't cause you any conflicts if you want to keep adding more and more modded content to the game yourself later.

POOP includes the Oblivion Mod Manager, Oblivion Script Extender, the Official patch, and all unofficial patches.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008, 03:40:52 PM »

I didn't know you were working on POOP.  This POOP came out of nowhere.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 03:47:50 PM »

Thanks, triggercut.  thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 03:51:32 PM »

I a fan of your POOP, so I guess you could say the POOP just hit the fan.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2008, 06:46:12 PM »

Quote from: triggercut on June 09, 2008, 05:24:26 AM

Quote from: morlac on June 09, 2008, 04:40:25 AM

I been keeping an eye on your POOP at Popehat, glad to see it's done.  Any recommended system specs. for playing with your POOP?   

A reasonably fast CPU, preferably a dual-core, a video card with at least 256mb VRAM, and probably 2gb system RAM.

Excellent, I'm good for POOPing.  I'll just need to fiddle with Qarl's 'TP' so as not to overPOOP.

Thanks for all the work, can't wait to get my hands all dirty with this.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2008, 10:23:03 PM »

Quote from: frost on June 09, 2008, 03:40:52 PM

I didn't know you were working on POOP.  This POOP came out of nowhere.
I knew the POOP was being worked on for some time, although I'm guessing it took awhile to digest everyone's requests and ideas in order to form a good-sized piece of work to drop on us.
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2008, 12:29:46 AM »

Well, it's official - I have gathered enough POOP to have a complete set. Now to keep seeding the POOP to everyone so they too can have it all.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2008, 12:46:27 AM »

Surprising how many people are willingly accepting and even seeking out a torrent of POOP.
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2008, 01:56:44 AM »

Quote from: triggercut on June 10, 2008, 12:46:27 AM

Surprising how many people are willingly accepting and even seeking out a torrent of POOP.

Well, it is the internet, after all.
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2008, 04:58:11 AM »

I finished d/l, but it didn't come with a cup and 2 hot chicks.  icon_evil

I am sending it back out into the world at about 90kB.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2008, 05:24:27 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 10, 2008, 01:56:44 AM

Quote from: triggercut on June 10, 2008, 12:46:27 AM

Surprising how many people are willingly accepting and even seeking out a torrent of POOP.

Well, it is the internet, after all.

Nice Don Mossi avatar, btw!  Until Ezekiel Astacio with all that awful shit on his face pitched for the Astros a few years ago, Mossi was easily the ugliest player in major league history.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2008, 03:21:48 PM »

so, anyone here want to deliver the poop on whether or not this POOP runs smoothly together?
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2008, 06:56:55 PM »

I got it all setup last night but aside from tweaking to make it run better I didn't really do very much with it. Nothing kersploaded on me which is good. Aside for a few things I got stuck on I'd say it was pretty painless to get everything installed. I'm planning on messing with it a ton more tonight.  thumbsup
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2008, 07:09:23 PM »

Quote from: triggercut on June 10, 2008, 05:24:27 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 10, 2008, 01:56:44 AM

Quote from: triggercut on June 10, 2008, 12:46:27 AM

Surprising how many people are willingly accepting and even seeking out a torrent of POOP.

Well, it is the internet, after all.

Nice Don Mossi avatar, btw!  Until Ezekiel Astacio with all that awful shit on his face pitched for the Astros a few years ago, Mossi was easily the ugliest player in major league history.

[Going to Google...]

OH!!!!

Oh, my god!  What happened to Astacio's face?  Thank you for that, trig. smile
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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2008, 08:15:27 PM »

Anyone want to host a load order file from OBMM from the POOP instructions?  I'd rather import a load order than move around a ton of the little mods.
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2008, 08:31:35 PM »

Looks like an awesome resource. I hope I can dl it too.
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2008, 04:48:22 PM »

Triggercut, your POOP looks tasty.

Too bad I only have oblivion for 360 frown (signed copy though!)
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2008, 03:15:17 AM »

I got to the end of the Start Here! folder instructions and it says "If your framerate in the countryside isnít always hovering around 50-60 fps, this POOP may not be for you."

I've a dual core @2.71 mhz with an X1950pro agp card.
With no HDR or shadows, I'm only getting 33 fps just outside the sewers. Is this an issue?
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2008, 08:30:34 PM »

If anyone has more questions or tips to share, come join the discussion raging over at Popehat: the Official Home of POOP.

Or this one at Qt3.
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2008, 09:48:34 PM »

I spent some time selecting a whole new score for Oblivion's background music, so if any of you have grown tired of the Oblivion music (and also hates the way Battle music telegraphs a combat encounter before you even see the enemy) head over here to read about and grab my POOP BM.
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« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2008, 06:21:47 AM »

Can't find torrent file! Error

I can has POOP?
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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2008, 07:18:43 AM »

Yeah, that's a developing saga.

Soon after trig dropped his POOP, there was some anger from the mod community who have apparently been burned in the past by shoddy versions of these sorts of compilations. Of course, POOP isn't shoddy, but it also turns out that protocol requires seeking permission from each of the mod authors involved. So we're working on that, and so far so good.

Watch for POOP v2 in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.

In the meantime, POOP users should visit www.poopmods.com for more info and support. You'd be surprised how many of the mods included in POOP already have updates available.
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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2008, 02:59:49 PM »

Quote from: rrmorton on June 27, 2008, 07:18:43 AM

In the meantime, POOP users should visit www.poopmods.com for more info and support. You'd be surprised how many of the mods included in POOP already have updates available.

So when can we expect an auto-updater? :-)
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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2009, 02:38:05 AM »

Ive downloaded what I think is the latest POOP and was wondering is there anything special i should do if I want to install my Thieve's Den official addon with it?
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2009, 07:17:39 PM »

Also is The Fighter Stronghold a worthy purchase if I already own The Thieves Den?
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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2009, 08:39:53 PM »

Is there any place to download a working copy of the newest POOP?
I downloaded from their site and got an error message that the file was corrupted (I believe that's what it said)
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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2009, 03:17:23 AM »

Ok! Im done! 5 hours of installing and Im done!! It works and just from coming out of the sewers it looks beautiful day and night and plays smooth. I didn't use any of the streamline stuff and it seems fine. Also I was getting 60+ fps vanilla and now Im getting 29-59 so Im VERY pleased. I have no errors and it even exits just fine.

I have to say plainly..whomever wrote the instruction text is a god.. A GOD!! It was clear clear clear precise and just totally F'n excellent. Best instructions I think I have ever read by god. THANK YOU!

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