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Eisen Platte Replacement Meshes 1.0


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Requirements: Oblivion Patch 1.2.0.416; R18PN - Eisen Platte Armor for HGEC - https://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/36939 

 Author: NPR/Sigurd Stormhand

 

Description

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The is a small tweak to the Eisen Platte Armor for HGEC by NPR, it offers different replacement options, including versions with pants, versions with a skirt (back-ported from NPR’s own Skyrim version of this armour) and versions with both, as well as the original versions, and versions of all of the above with the tassets (thigh armour) removed.

 

Details

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This little project was prompted by someone in the NifMania Discord Server saying that whilst the liked the Eisen Platte armour they found the exposed skin on the thighs off-putting. I’m generally inclined to agree given how bulky the rest of the set it, so I decided it was worth seeing what could be done abought that. The first thing I discovered was that the version of the armour published by NPR for Skyrim included a skirt, which I thought was a significant improvement. However, it’s a pretty short skirt and I wasn’t completely happy with the look, so I decided to model some pants starting from the existing leotard mesh. These pants are based on the look of the original armour from Final Fantasy XI, using a recoloured vanilla texture.

Having made two new versions for Oblivion I decided to combine pants and skirt to create a fourth version. Whilst doing all this I took a look at the weight painting on the model and decided it could do with “stiffening” for some of the metal parts, like the knees, ankles, shins etc. More tweaking ensued, mostly to reduce clipping and gapping around the thighs and waist. I wasn’t able to totally eliminate clipping between the tassets and skirt, so I’ve provided versions of my three modified armour plus the original with and without the tassets. You can pick which you like most.

As I was already up to the waist in it, so to speak, I decided to check our the upper body too. I made some small tweaks here too, shrinking the arm armour slightly and enlarging the pauldrons to again reduce clipping and gapping. I also moved the straps on the sides of the undershirt to the sides of the armour because I think it looks better like that.

All of this is a matter of taste rather than “improvement”. The end result is a slightly “chunkier” upper body with a slightly thicker midsection and larger pauldrons alongside smaller tassets and stiffer weight painting in some places. I personally prefer this look, as I think it’s a little more balanced, but it’s not a huge difference.

 

Install

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Manual:

 1. Extract the files to a temporary location.

 2. Copy files in “1 Upper” and ONE of the “Lower” folders to your Oblivion Data folder, if you want to use the “pants” or “skirt” options you will also need to copy the contents of “0 Textures”.

BAIN:

1.     Drop the archive into your BAIN folder, start BASH and install go to the “installers” tab.

2.     Select the the packages you want to install, select ONE “Lower” option ONLY and “0 Textures” if you want to use the any of the “skirt” or “pants” options.

3.     Run BAIN installation.

Uninstall

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Manual:

  2. Remove the folders “Meshes\R18PN\Armor\Eisen Platte Armor” and “Textures\R18PN\Armor\Eisen Platte Armor” or overwrite them with NPR’s originals.

BAIN:

Simply uninstall from BASH via the "Installers" tab.

 

Incompatibility

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Other mods that replace the Eisen Platte meshes.

 

Known Issues or Bugs

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Sometimes when turning in place the tassets will clip through the skirt slightly, especially with weapons drawn. I’ve done my best to minimise this but I think fixing it completely would require welding the two parts together and remodelling them both, I don’t know how long that could take but it didn’t seem worth holding up the release at this point.

 

History

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1.0 Initial release

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 You can find me at AFKMods.com and Oblivion Nexus as "Sigurd Stormhand".

 

Credits

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 A Thank you to the following:

 

To Bethesda for creating Oblivion.

To LHammonds for the Readme Generator this file was based on.

To ShadeMe for the CS Extender

To NPR for the original R18PN - Eisen Platte Armor for HGEC.

 

A very special thank you to everyone at AFKmods for a completely unmerited level of patience and support.

 

Tools Used

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NIFSkope - http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope

Readme Generator - http://HammondsLegacy.com/obmm/tools_readme_generator1.asp

Wrye Bash - http://wrye.ufrealms.net/Wrye%20Bash.html

Blender - www.blender.org

Gimp - https://www.gimp.org

 

 Licensing/Legal

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This mod is provided “as is” and completely free to use or modify, except that you MAY NOT, use the texture for the pants in any other game without the permission of Bethesda/Microsoft because it is modified from an original Oblivion asset.

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In case anyone was wondering, the lowerbody mesh this armour was based on was "HGEC M", the upper body appears to be "HGEC Normal D-Cup".

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