Within our forums and elsewhere, I’ve seen where fans have posted some pretty amazing screenshots from Oblivion, including some of their modwork. I’ve found some pretty amazing ones (like the one above from FileFront’s forums).
If you haven’t learned how to create screen grabs, it’s actually pretty easy, but I still see it asked an awful lot. Below are some directions on how to capture your favorite moments from the game, which you can also find here.
1. Exit Oblivion
2. Find the Oblivion.ini file in My Documents\My Games\Oblivion
NOTE: Oblivion_default.ini in Bethesda Softworks\Oblivion is NOT the one you’re looking for!
3. Make a copy of the .ini file. It is very important to make a back-up copy of the .ini file in case of errors.
4. Open the Oblivion.ini file in Notepad
5. Find the line “bAllowScreenShot=0” and change it to “bAllowScreenShot=1”
6. Save your changes and close Notepad
7. Start Oblivion as usual
8. When you want to take a screenshot, press the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard â€“ it’s usually to the right of your F-keys. If successful, you should see a large message in the upper-left of your screen that says “ScreenShot: File ‘ScreenShot0.bmp’ created.” Everytime you take a screenshot, Oblivion will create a new .bmp with a new filename (one number larger than the previous screenshot).
9. All screenshots are stored as .bmp files in the root of your Oblivion directory. Unless you changed the install directory during the installation of Oblivion, it should be in C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Oblivion