TES: Oblivion Official Plug-Ins?
January 1, 2012 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Bethesda Games seems to have stopped selling the Oblivion downloadable content (official plug-ins) from their site and I can't find it anywhere.

In all the Skyrim fuss, I picked up Oblivion again and have enjoyed the last 80 or so hours of escapism the game has provided for me. But now I'd like to download the assorted add-ons - Wizard's Tower, Thieves' Den, Orrery, and so on. It seems, though, that Bethesda is no longer selling them, as the page that used to link their downloadable content for Oblivion now gives me a page where I can pay to download them to the Xbox, but I have a PC. There used to be a place to download them for PC, but it's gone.

Does anyone know where I can download these? Are they just not sold anymore? I am so sad.
posted by juniperesque to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total)
I don't know if this will be the answer you want, but you can get them on Steam. In fact, you can get the whole package on Steam, game and all DLCs, for $12.49 right now.
posted by Sternmeyer at 12:38 PM on January 1, 2012

Pick up the Oblivion GOTY Deluxe edition. It has all the DLC included.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:41 PM on January 1, 2012

Er, sorry to threadsit, but I already have the game on disc. I don't think I can use Steam with my currently-installed disc version, or am I wrong about that? Would love to be able to download this to continue with the pajama-party vibe of my weekend and not have to leave the house. Mmm, lazybones newyear.
posted by juniperesque at 1:19 PM on January 1, 2012

I think the point is that you stop using your current-installed disc version, uninstall it, download the game plus all the downloadable contents from Steam. Or from Woot.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, after all.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:35 PM on January 1, 2012

I think steam does not allow DLC on a retail-installed version.

Decide if the delta in cost of purchasing just the DLC versus GOTY is worth the delta in your time figuring it out.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 1:37 PM on January 1, 2012

Chocolate Pickle has it right. Steam has Oblivion on sale for $10 today as well, which is really as cheap as you'd find the DLC on its own.

Just don't look at the other sales. You'll start to buy and then never stop.
posted by Saydur at 2:06 PM on January 1, 2012

You could buy them on steam (to give Bethesda their due) and then torrent the dlc to avoid having to un/reinstall the game.
posted by JDHarper at 2:53 PM on January 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you want to avoid Steam, Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles were released on physical discs, which you can still find on Amazon.

The Knights of the Nine disc includes Knights of the Nine itself along with all of the then-available DLC modules: Horse Armor, Orrery, Wizard's Tower, Vile Lair, Thieves Den, Mehrunes' Razor, and Spell Tomes.

The only thing missing is the Fighter's Stronghold (Battlehorn Castle) module.

Otherwise, Steam is probably your best bet.

Also, it's worth noting that boxed copies of the "Fifth Anniversary" and "Game of the Year" editions do not contain any DLC beyond Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles. No horse armor, etc.
posted by SemiSophos at 3:00 PM on January 1, 2012

Your savegames should be in My Documents/My Games/Oblivion, so after uninstalling the disc version and installing the steam version, it should pick them right up.
posted by Oktober at 3:08 PM on January 1, 2012

The best solution is to go to Steam and buy Skyrim.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 4:27 AM on January 2, 2012

Pyro has the right of it. Skyrim is the better game in every conceivable way. Well, except for the part where my wife is going to divorce me if I don't stop sneaking out of bed at 2 AM to play it.
posted by Oktober at 8:03 AM on January 2, 2012

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