Planet Elder Scrolls Hall of Fame

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Wanted to give a shout out to the recent inductees to Planet Elder Scrolls’ modding hall of fame. Today we look at the mods added for the months of August and October.

Morrowind Mods

Oblivion Mods

Congrats to the modders are their fine work!

Fallout Bulletin: Tips, Mods and More

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You’re exploring the New Vegas wasteland, and then it hits you: if only there was something that added more grass to the game. You hit a roadblock on the Road, and suddenly find yourself scrambling for a tip to get past those darn Radscorpions. You’ve conquered Caesar, but what you’d really like is some way, any way, to bottle water.

Well, we have the links for you.

First up, the New Vegas Nexus has officially opened, offering a convenient home for many of the game’s modders. The site already features dozens and dozens of files to sample, and only some of them are explicit. Check it out.

In an effort to weed out the best of the best mods, PC Gamer has listed their 25 favorites. Everything from depth-of-field hacks to higher-stakes gambling is featured. If you like one-hit headshots, they have a mod for you.

Ripten also has a list of five essential New Vegas PC mods, including a camera shift for those that like a more centered perspective.

Planet Fallout has their own set of modding guides in the works. Check out their first and second posts offering top-quality mods.

1Up.com shares 10 tips for braving the post-nuclear wilds of the West. Their second tip: become a kleptomaniac. Obviously this guide is good for your cap wallet, but not for the good of heart.

The latest episode of own Bethesda Podcast also has plenty of tips and hints, courtesy New Vegas game guide author David Hodgson. Snowglobe spots and effective builds are discussed.

Finally, let’s say you’re still scraping together the caps to buy New Vegas. No problem: FileBlog has five Fallout 3 mods to keep you busy in the meantime.

Oblivion mod “Nehrim” now available in English

Back in June, Nick posted on the German release of Nehrim, a highly-anticipated total conversion mod for Oblivion. If you spent too much time schlafen in German class, we’ve got good news: the English version of the mod is now available!

For more details on the mod, visit Nehrim’s website or discuss the mod within our forums.

Update: You can read ModDb’s review of the mod here.

Planet Elder Scrolls Hall of Fame — July

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The NFL added some greats to their Hall of Fame this weekend. Today we honor the Planet Elder Scrolls’ Hall of Fame mods for July.

Oblivion Mods

Morrowind mods

Congrats to these modders (and Jerry Rice, too!).

PC Gamer’s Ten Essential Oblivion Mods

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Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of Oblivion mods that have been released since 2006, which could you not live without? PC Gamer’s Tom Senior answered that question today, narrowing down his favorites in “Ten Essential Oblivion Mods.”

We’ve made use of many mods on the list — which includes such stalwarts as Oscuro’s Overhaul and Midas’ wacky magic spells — but we’re less familiar with a couple. Head over to PC Gamer to check out the full feature.

Of course, there are plenty of other Oblivion mods worth a download, and everyone’s got an opinion on which are the best. What are your ten must-haves? Let us know in the comments.

Planet Elder Scrolls Hall of Fame — May and June

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Planet Elder Scrolls has put up their Hall of Fame mods for the month of June. Below you’ll find them, plus the the inductees from May.

Oblivion mods

Check out the Morrowind mods after the break…

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Insane Oblivion mod “Nehrim” finally coming out tomorrow

That? That’s the release trailer for “Nehrim,” an Oblivion mod by esteemed group SureAI — makers of the Morrowind total conversion “Arktwend” and the Fallout 3 mod “Cube Experimental.”

But as is readily apparent, Nehrim is no ordinary mod.

Developed over a period of four years — yes, you read that right — Nehrim is an immense piece of work. According to SureAI, the total conversion contains:

555840 objects in 9622 loading areas (levels) and is inhabited by 1285 non-player characters, some of them friendly, others hostile.. 1616 scripts take care of offering the players enough variety in the 35-part main quest as well as in the about 30 side quests. In the German version, you can hear 56 professional voice actors, while the nearly 50 new and self-composed pieces of music can be enjoyed internationally. On top of that, there are a lot of new weapons, armours and spells. Referring to the testers, the game can hold you busy for about 40-50 hours.

And according to SureAI’s Dennis Weich, it’s all finally being unleashed for download tomorrow. While only the German version will be released initially, an English version is coming, and we’ll have an interview with the team to coincide with the latter release. In the meantime, visit SureAI’s site or their ModDB page for more info.

April Hall of Famers at Planet Elder Scrolls

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Last month at Planet Elder Scrolls, four mods (three from Oblivion, one from Morrowind) were honored as Hall of Fame mods. Let’s take a look…

Oblivion Mods

  • Ancient Silver Armor by Blue Destiny: As you can see above, Blue Destiny has put together a pretty impressive armor set. Once you’ve downloaded this mod, head to Silver Tooth Cave to find it.
  • JM’s Bar Fights V.2.2 by JM Scion: “Watch where you’re swinging that bottle!” Yup, this mod does exactly what you think it would. Awesome!
  • Gorier Blood by dDefinder : And yes, this one is pretty self explantory, too.

Morrowind Mods

Congrats to all these modders for their fine contributions to the community.

The Census Matters!

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Back in February, one of our most active Morrowind modders, Fliggerty, unveiled plans for a new modding website called the Morrowind Census and Excise Office. With the site’s launch today, you’ll be able to share stats and information for your character online (think Morrowind meets Facebook).

Here’s the steps you’ll want to follow to get your Morrowind player tracked online, as provided by Fliggerty:

Go to the GHF Census and Excise Office website and register for a new character. You are given a character ID, then you go play Morrowind. The mod setup process will ask you for this character ID, which it will use (obviously) to reference your character’s stats online. In the game you will be given a book, “Census Logs,” that you use to update certain bits of info about your character. You can set things like your current activity, current mood, etc. When you wish to upload your data to the CnE web site, all you do is save your game and then choose the upload option in the uploader program.”

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Sounds like a cool project.  The more people that participate, the more interesting the site will become. Won’t you join in on the fun?