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Oblivion problems.. maybe missing disk?

By gamer0123
Nov 10, 2009
  1. I got oblivion original disk, yet recently saw oblivion GOTY at the salvation army very inexpensive.

    I used to love oblivion, and needed this set. it says PC DVD top left corner. there were 2 disks in the case, yet the spine core looks like it can hold more than 2 disks.

    when i play certain things show exclamation points, and i know those are supposed to be land or other things. i tried downloading the shivering isles patch from blizzard, but wont install says it cant find the old file.

    I am way over minimum requirements.

    OS: Windows XP
    RAM: 2.5gb
    Processor: 3.4gz amd
    Video: 256mb all in wonder. (maybe 512), the new red one.
    DirectX: latest for winxp.
    CdRom: 50X
    Free Space: 128gb

    mouse works, and sound works...


    Also notice quests, disapear. brand new.. only searching online for updates and drivers.. could i have a virus? or am i missing disks.. i tried to search to find out, i want this G.O.T.Y edition. i will buy it again, but before i do, would like to know if i just need an update! or if i am missing disks. I got disk1 and disk2.


    thanks!
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    You have all the required discs, but it looks like the game hasn't installed properly. Try reinstalling.
     
  3. gamer0123

    gamer0123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I looked in the data cab files, they are all empty except engine32.cab, but they all show correct file size.

    I already send an email from their support page. I can post the answer here for future reference, in case anyone else ever has this problem.

    I am sure i can't be the only one.

    Thank you for your help!
    Mark
     
  4. gamer0123

    gamer0123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bethesda Fix #1

    Hello,
    This is the first reply Bethesda gave me to fix my problem, it did not work, but may help others.

    -=-=-=-=-
    Windows XP - Oblivion / Oblivion GOTY

    Use the method below to create the cleanest install possible.

    1. Click on Start, All Programs, Bethesda Softworks, Oblivion, and choose
    Uninstall Oblivion.
    2. Follow the prompts.
    3. Once the uninstall is complete, close all of the open windows.
    4. Double-click on My Computer and find the folder the program used to be
    installed in.
    5. Click on the program folder once to highlight it and press the DEL or Delete
    key on the keyboard to send the folder to the Recycle Bin.
    6. Next, open My Computer again and find the folder C:\Windows\Temp.
    7. Once in this folder, Click on Tools, then Folder Options. Click on the View
    tab, then click on Show hidden files and folder to place a check by it. Click on
    Apply, then OK..
    8. Click on Edit at the top of the screen, then Select All. Next click on File,
    then Delete. Answer Yes or Yes to All to any of the prompts that appear.
    9. Next, open My Computer again and find the folder C:\Documents and Settings.
    10. Double-click on the folder named after your Windows login name (e.g. if
    you're login is "Bob", then Double-click the folder named Bob)
    11. Double-click the Local Settings folder.
    12. Double-click the Temp folder.
    13. Click on Edit at the top of the screen, then Select All. Next click on
    File, then Delete. Answer Yes or Yes to All to any of the prompts that appear.
    14. Once this is done, close all open windows.
    15. Open My Documents\My Games\Oblivion and delete all the files in this folder
    (except for the Saves folder if you want to keep your Saves).
    16. Open C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information. Delete the
    folder named {35CB6715-41F8-4F99-8881-6FC75BF054B0} (Note: If this folder does
    not exist, please skip this steps and continue to the next step.)
    17. Empty the Recycle Bin. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon. Click on File and
    Empty Recycle Bin.
    18. Once this is done, close all open windows.
    19. Go to Start, Run, and type in msconfig. Click on Selective Startup and
    temporarily uncheck Load Startup Group Items. Click on Okay and Yes to restart.
    20. Please note that the following instructions involve changes to the Windows
    Registry. The Registry is a very sensitive part of Windows and removing or
    editing the wrong value can cause a multitude of problems. Please make sure to
    follow the instructions exactly to ensure a minimal chance of problems. If you
    wish to make a backup of the registry before proceeding, please use the links
    below to view Microsoft Support Articles describing how to backup the Windows
    Registry.

    For Windows XP: ***(Link Removed)***

    **If you do not see a particular entry, skip that entry and move on to the next
    entry until you complete this step.**

    - Click Start, and Run.
    - Type in "regedit".

    - Click on the plus sign next to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Software"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Bethesda Softworks"
    - Click once to highlight the "Oblivion" folder on the left side.
    - Make sure that key is highlighted and hit the Delete key on the keyboard.
    Choose Yes to confirm the delete.

    - Click on the plus sign next to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Software"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Microsoft"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Windows"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "CurrentVersion"
    - Click on the plus sign next to "Uninstall"
    - Click once to highlight the key on the left side: {35CB6715-41F8-4F99-8881-6FC75BF054B0}
    - Make sure that key is highlighted and hit the Delete key on the keyboard.
    Choose Yes to confirm the delete.

    - Close the registry editor by clicking on Registry at the top and then click
    Exit.

    21. Place the Oblivion DVD into the drive and install the program.
    22. Place the Knights of the Nine DVD (if being used) in the drive and install
    the expansion. (Note: If you do not have Knights of the Nine on DVD, then skip
    this step and continue to the next step.)
    23. Place the Shivering Isles DVD (if being used) in the drive and install the
    expansion. (Note: If you do not have Shivering Isles on DVD, then skip this
    step and continue to the next step.)
    24. Install any downloaded plugins.
    25. Install the latest patch from:

    ***(Link Removed)***

    . Only install the Oblivion patch if you are not using Shivering Isles. If you
    are using Shivering Isles, then please do not install the Oblivion patch and
    just install the Shivering Isles patch.


    -=-=-=-=-

    I will reply when i try the next fix,
    Mark.
     
  5. gamer0123

    gamer0123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oblivion Fix for this Problem Solved

    OK! exploring the options in Oblivion, i noticed that under "Data Files" from the first menu, only oblivion.esm had an X next to it.

    1. Double click the Oblivion icon. it will open up a window.
    2. Click on the "Data Files" button.
    3. Make sure all ESM files have an X in the box next to them.
    4. Click OK.


    That was the FIX.
    Screen Captures of these menu's are attached.

    Thanks,
    Mark!
     
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