Sleep to Save
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|Thread(s):||Bethesda Forums, Nexus Forums|
|Last Updated:||June 22nd, 2007|
|Requires:||OBSE v0011 or later.|
This mod disables the ability to save, except for the first 5 seconds after the player has slept. It accomplishes this by disabling the Quick Save key, and by quickly exiting from the Save menu if the player tries to enter it without sleeping first.
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Why disable saving?
It's my opinion that being able to save anywhere removes any trace of difficulty or sense of immediacy from the game. Only have two lockpicks left? No big deal, just save before trying to open that chest. Oooh there's four bandits in the next room, better save before going in there just to be on the safe side.
Being able to save like this removes any challenge from the game, as you can repeat difficult situations over and over until you succeed.
 Why sleeping?
I think having defined "save points" would break immersion. They also wouldn't be compatible with any future expanded territory or house mods, and would be a pain to implement even if I wanted them. Sleeping is something that would automatically work with any exisiting and future mods, as long as they include beds.
Restricting saving to when you sleep also has some nifty side effects. You can only save when you're in a safe area. Small settlements, wilderness camps, and roadside inns have increased importance - especially if you play with a mod that restricts fast travel. Some dungeons have beds in them, which can be handy.
 Will this work with portable bedrolls and the like?
Yes. As long as you sleep, no matter how you got there, you'll be able to save for 5 seconds after waking up.
That's okay. As long as you entered the menu less than 5 seconds after waking up, you'll be able to save.
 What if I really really really really really need to save?
You can still save through the console if you really need it.
 What about autosaves?
I wanted to make this mod as unobtrusive as possible. As such, it doesn't touch your autosave settings. If you really want to get rid of saving, you'll need to turn off the autosave options on your own.
Extract the file Sleep to Save.esp into your Oblivion/Data directory, and enable it through the Oblivion loader or the mod manager of your choice. This mod is very limited in scope and shouldn't conflict with any others, so its position in your load order shouldn't matter.