Hi. Although I'm new here, I've been playing Oblivion since literally only days after it was released. I play on PC, and now on PS3 too, but I prefer the PC because I can use downloaded content.
Which brings me to the weirdness.
Over the course of the first year after Oblivion was released, I found a half-dozen mods that I liked so much they became part of my standard load for starting a new game. Nothing terribly "cheating" - just like putting basements in all the PC-owned houses for storage, adding a set of leather armor that looked like "Xena Warrior Princess" for female characters, - well, you get the idea.
Late last year, my PC had a motherboard failure that also killed one of the 3 internal hard drives. At the time, my attention was (understandably) on getting the PC back in operation. I hadn't played most of my PC games for a couple of years, so I didn't think to look at them.
Last week, I decided to fire up Oblivion on the PC. First, I had to install everything. Fortunately, I had the original game discs, so it wasn't a terrible problem - until I went looking for my favorite mods. The folder I had kept the install files in was gone. So I went out on the internet looking for them, and the mods I was using 3 years ago don't exist today. There are some good Oblivion mods out there, sure, but not the ones that I remember playing with.
All I can think of is that perhaps the mods I liked weren't all that popular with other gamers, and got pulled. It's either that, or I'm living in an alternate time-line where the mods I liked 3 years ago (in my reality) were never written (in this reality). Nah, what are the odds of THAT happening to a gamer? lol
Oh, and another thing - after installing the official patch that was released on the Knights of the Nine disc, my Oblivion Construction Set won't load the Oblivion.esm file anymore. I'm getting an error message that says the Oblivion.esm file is newer than what the Construction Set can load. Is there a fix for that?