Last Updated: 7-5-2006 12:15 PM CDT ============= NEWS FLASH: DELETE YOUR ARCHIVEINVALIDATION.txt file! Working closely with the contributors to this thread, Timeslip has created a new invalidation method that is is vastly superior to standard invalidation methods.
Timeslip's Oblivion Mod Manager (0.7.10 or later) and BSA Patcher provide an archive invalidation method that will rename textures in your BSA files so you never have to worry about ArchiveInvalidation problems again.
This BSA alteration method of invalidation has been fully tested by the ArchiveInvalidation Explained Research Team (see credits below) and adoption of this method in the community is rapidly growing. It has proven extremely stable.
I've created a separate thread to try and get the word out about this new invalidation method…
The moderators on the official Elder Scrolls Forums have pinned the ESF version of my Oblivion Mods FAQ. This means it will always stay at the top of the Oblivion Mods thread list and will continue to be available for new players to read. This should make it a LOT easier for new fans to get started with player-made mods for Oblivion and help to reduce the number of newbie questions posted in the official Oblivion Mods forum.