Developer Lead Update I

The Elder Scrolls: Skyblivion

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Skyblivion is a volunteer-based project by the TESRenewal modding group. We aim to bring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to a new generation of gamers and re-introduce it to long time fans of the series. We are currently in the process of remaking Cyrodiil along with all of its quests, locations and characters into Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition.

Skyblivion is a volunteer-based project by the TESRenewal modding group. We aim to bring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to a new generation of gamers and re-introduce it to long time fans of the series. We are currently in the process of remaking Cyrodiil along with all of its quests, locations and characters into Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition.

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Kyle Rebel

Skyblivion and paid mods

Our stance regarding any form of payment for the Skyblivion is very simple, we have no interest in putting our work behind a paywall. We want as many people as possible to enjoy our work and asking money in order to get access to the mod achieves the exact opposite of this.

Skyblivion has always been a labor of love, not profits.

You can watch our full statement here:

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  1. Hi i have a idea that people well love to have on the game to have a dragon to care for and to transform into a dragon because the player is dragonborn right so why have him to take care of a dragon in transform into a dragon it a good idea it make sense right i’m just saying if you going to be dragonborn so why not take care of a dragon and your character can transform into a dragon it make sense

  2. Recently I started to get that itch to play Oblivion again with mods and started to look for some new guides, until I came across this and was blown away! This is something to really look forward to and wish you the best of luck with this project. Great work!

  3. Thanks so much for your giving attitude, guys, but your time is valuable… and I’d be happy to pay to make this happen sooner! I’m so looking forward to this! I want to play Oblivion again, but modding it is so complicated to figure out for a non-techie like me… Any ideas when you will release a beta?

  4. I just want to thank you guys, Oblivion is my favorite Elder Scrolls, and I want to thank you for bringing it back. Telling from the videos and images you guys are doing amazing work. Can’t wait to see it when its done.

  5. I can’t wait to see this and Skywind (actually more excited for Skywind because I haven’t finished that one yet) but I’m super excited. I wish you guys could do the same for Arena and Daggerfall (I was scared the monsters would pull me into the game so I never played those beyond running around the towns naked….I was also like 6) but I believe that translating DOS to Windows and on to a 64 bit system plus changing it from a 2D environment to 3D….lets just say I’m not holding my breath ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Will Skyblivion create the whole world of Tamriel as well? I hope u continue with the spirit of Oblivion TES game in mind – hence the world don`t look empty after you`re finish one cave like in Skyrim. And I`m no fan that the world looks empty after you`ve done some quest lines – it need to have similar
    feel and look as TES Oblivion – how creatures and cave inhabitants respawns after couple of days – and random world encounters like that is essential.

  7. I’m curious though do you intend on bringing it over to the console as well, because when I heard of this I was excited come on o have my hold hood come back in better graphics is a dream come true, hell a few days ago I was feeling nostalgic and was playing oblivion (I sadly lost my second disc for the dlc) but still a great game and in all honesty why didn’t Bethesda not remaster it it’s a classic

  8. Love your attitude towards the paywalls but you guys totally deserve some sort of compensation so get a donation service up and running. I’ll gladly donate to help when I can. I’m so looking forward to seeing this game.

  9. Waiting very impatiently for this mod. I just bought Oblivion and tried playing it but oh lordy those graphics need updating. Soon?
    Also seconding a donations button. All the work you guys are putting in for the love of it I’d be very happy to make a contribution.

  10. I feal that with the fact that you have to buy oblivion to play this mod, that Bethesda Bullied you to doing that for Piracy, I would rather pay for the mod to you guys that put the effort to bring us this mod, if I am wrong I’m sorry but I just hope that they arn’t Bullying you guys with it. brining back a game that is dead and keeping people playing Skyrim, I think they should pay you guys for keeping Skyrim alive

  11. That’d very knoble of you and the skyblivion team. I think you should at least make a donation page ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure I’m not alone in happily donating to the cause. You guys are putting all this time and effort into the project and the least I feel I could do is send you guys some Bitcoins <3 stay shiny

  12. Do you plan to squish the two games together or will the installer launch oblivion on its own? I seem to recall their being a gate nestled in the mountains somewhere with the White Gold Tower just barely visible in the distance. I always figured it would be awesome to be able to just open up that gate and walk into cyrodiil.

  13. I hope this doesn’t come across a rude or anything, but any idea what the ETA on this is? I’m just curious whether it’s a matter of months till completion or years. Really excited for this project as it allows players who were introduced to the elder scroll series through skyrim but never got a chance to play oblivion due to poor graphics and an outdated engine. I know people must ask my question a lot and it must get irritating so apologies in advance.

    1. I know right ๐Ÿ˜€ I love Oblivion so much more than Skyrim but Oblivion is just so ugly. I’m really excited for this mod and would love to know if there is an ETA or something like that. but indeed like you said, they must get that question A LOT so yeah, i’m just patiently waiting ๐Ÿ˜› I wish you guys the best of luck. It’s that I can’t do anything regarding modelling or texturing or whatever, but I would’ve loved to be able to do something ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. I love the fact that you guys are recreating Oblivion, I haven’t played the original and I’m thinking that it might be a good time to before you release the remake however I love skyrim and would love to play it at that graphic level. Do you think Skyblivion is years away?

  15. Thank you so much for doing this Oblivion is my favorite game and a good graphics overhaul is a dream come true. โค

  16. Rob, actual Linux gamers don’t need to ask if they’re included, they include themselves by making the damn thing work, one way or the other. And the last time I checked, it wasn’t even especially hard to do so, any more.

  17. ” We aim to bring the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to a new generation of gamers”

    Does this include Linux gamers?

  18. System requirements:
    OS: From Win7 to Win10 (64-bit)
    Processor: From Intel i5-750 to AMD FX-8320
    RAM: 8GB
    Graphics: From NVIDIA GTX470 to AMD R9 290

    Games requirements:
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe

  19. OK I find out the answers but one.
    Wen the Mod release We can run it from the Skyrim special edition in the Steam too.

    But the only question remain:
    do you mod cover all small Oblivion DLCs or having the GOTY edition includes Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansions is fine ?

  20. Hello

    For the requirements you said we need to have Skyrim and Oblivion and their DLCs
    So the questions are:
    I wanted to run your mod in my Steam, is it possible to find your mod in the workshop there?
    I Have a Skyrim Special Edition in my steam, its fine to add your mod on this one?
    I want to buy Oblivion in the steam too for your Mod, there are 2 GOTY oblivion in the steam:
    Oblivionยฎ Game of the Year Edition: includes Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansions.
    Oblivionยฎ Game of the Year Edition Deluxe: includes Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansions plus Fighter’s Stronghold Expansion, Spell Tome Treasures, Vile Lair, Mehrune’s Razor and much more.
    As you said “all their DLCs”, should I buy Deluxe Edition or Knights of the nine and Shivering Isles will cover your Mod?

    Thank you for all your love works.

    1. The mod will be downloadable from this website.
      Itl work for Special edition too.

      I would buy GOTO Deluxe, GOTY is fine but if you want to play the smaller DLC you will need to own them.

      1. I imagine that the process to install this mod will be somewhat similar to that of Tale of two wastelands, which is a similar project for merging F3 and FNV

  21. I am thinking about something else. After Skyblivion is finished why not add more DLC to it? in the form of mods?
    Just like shivering isles and such and what not why not add more to it? Everyone is anticipating skyblivion because its just Oblivion update and very slightly altered with the skyrim textures, why not add more story for it as well? i understand this will push back the date of skyblivion if you do consider this but its more for the replay value. I have spent 5 Thousand hours on Oblivion as a whole, i basically memorized over half the quests and all the locations. Why not add more? Sincerely, A Fellow Gamer, Paladenite.

    1. We are recreating textures and models from scratch. That and implementing all the content is a MASSIVE task. After the mod is completed most people are going their own ways and spend their free time in a less stressful environment ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Trust me. I know how it is. It’s actually a challenge to re-create a model and texture from scratch. I have like 100GB’s worth of Weapon mods for Dark Souls, Skyrim and other games that I had to recreate on my own: because weapon mods, ‘nough said.

    2. It wouldn’t necessarily push back the release date , in theory they could release DLC for Skyblivion after launching it like most games . But it’s also possible for any player to release modifications for Skyblivion if they allowed it , which would expand into a whole community like Nexus or Steam Workshop and personally I’d love to see that .

    3. other modders will be able to do that. NO point in asking the developers of skyblivion to delay the project for something other modders on nexus and other sites can and will most definitely do.

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