QUOTE(ghastley @ Jul 28 2013, 09:04 AM)
Yes, you can use the UOP and OBSE with steam. I think there may be a different executable involved for OBSE, but it should be detailed in the readme. It was D2D, not Steam, that made OBSE break, as they changed the main .exe too much.
It may even be possible to disconnect Oblivion from Steam once it's installed. You're not going to get any more patches for the game, so that part of the "service" isn't relevant.
Don't you still have all the zips, 7z's and other archives for the mods you used before? I keep copies of those separate from the game just in case.
Otherwise, I'd recommend acting like you were starting as a newb, and only add mods to fix things you feel are broken, or missing. And mine, of course, for the extra quests!
Thanks ghastley. You are correct about OBSE, but it was a simple install. Regarding my mod archives, I was so frustrated after buying the game from Steam and then having it not work, that I deleted all of the original Oblivion stuff, including all of the mod archives as well. I wanted my machine to think Oblivion never existed. In retrospect, I should have saved the mod archives. Oh well...
So, I am doing as you said, starting over from scratch. No worries though. I have OBMM and BOSS both reinstalled and working great. It's just a matter of time before I have it back to the way it was...maybe even better!
QUOTE(Acadian @ Jul 28 2013, 09:32 AM)
Ghastley to the rescue! I was feeling badly about not being able to help. I'm afraid all I know of Steam is how to cook veggies with it. Not very helpful, I know.
Oh, very high on my important mods list are ones so you can camp in the wild. Portable Campsite is good for this. I augment it with Phinix Portable Tent for when it's raining.
I agree with those camping mods. I had them before. I find them essential for true immersion, especially since my main character tends to be Bosmer.