Over a month ago I assembled a new PC. Intel i7-7700k, Nvidia GTX1070, 16gb DDR4-3000 ram and so on. Since then I've been slowly amassing what I call my "experimental Oblivion install," in which I intent to push graphics to the breaking point with hi-res textures, Oblivion Reloaded, an ENB, extra UL modules and so on. (My long established over 2k hour Oblivion seconded play-through remains intact on what is now my secondary computer.) It remains very much a work-in-progress, with a number of visual issues to be resolved or at least minimized. Plus, I've had to back out of a few very desirable new additions due to conflicts with old favorites for which no patch seems to exist. Be that as it may, will showcase a few (?) images representing the best of my progress thus far:
A scenic early daylight view of the Imperial Isle near the Prison Sewer Exit. The face seen here and following shots doesn't not necessarily reflect what the OCOv2 version of my decrepit avatar will end up looking like, assuming this build morphs into an honest play-through, which might not happen. Note too that I'm not yet totally satisfied with free-standing grasses.
Exploring Vilverin. I use a combo of Cava Obscura, Real Lights, OR and an ENB, which makes interior very dark indeed. So dark a torch (or spell) is mandatory for "dungeon" crawls. I like realistic darkness, while admitting that in one aspect it makes the game unrealistic...carrying a torch in the dark SHOULD announce my avatar's presence to every enemy anywhere reasonably close by. I've used these particular HD interior textures so many years I no longer recall who made them.
Imperial City Market District.
Imperial City Arena District. A mundane issue...being used to HD textures throughout IC, the blurry stone to the left of the guardsman's immediate left bugs me to no end.
A nighttime view of Elven Gardens District. As with interiors, I prefer a dark night sky.
The Imperial Sewers. Betty's Sewer Textures, wet variant, possibly my favorite interior textures. At present OR sewer water is all but invisible in-game. I just recently got wind of a way to possibly correct this.
Near Fort Uresek. My OCOv2 avatar has recently crossed Lake Rumare via Imperial Isle East Bridge (Roads of Cyrodiil) and, just prior to this capture, killed a wolf. From here he will enter and clear the ruin, gathering decent loot in the process. I intended to observed him continue on to Cheydinhal afterward. Alas, it was not to be. He handled the bandit at the first ambush point alone the Blue with relative ease. The same can not be said for the black bear encountered a bit further east. It wasn't even close! As this build doesn't not yet make saves beyond one just prior to the Imperial Prison Sewer Exit, it was game over with no point in reloading.
Exploring Ancient Yews forest.
Further forest exploration. I never used this UL module prior to the experimental build, and obviously missed out on some very nice scenery. I'm going to re-evaluate several other UL modules bypassed in the past, plus maybe audition a few Hesu Collection modules provided they conflict with nothing already installed or come with appropriate patches.