Install The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
This guide is for a basic install that works for me onto real hardware. I do not like packs that others put together and I definitely like getting files from official sources where possible. I prefer installing myself and deciding later what unofficial items I install after reading more about the individual items. I am not really discussing hardware yet but a Pentium MMX system with 64MB RAM will do the job very nicely.
This does not cover cheats or unofficial game patches, just the game itself with the exception of changing the DOS Extender for more reliability.
DFInstall.zip from Bethesda contains full game and latest official update
Direct File https://cdnstatic.bethsoft.com/elderscrolls.c … s/DFInstall.zip
daggerfall-en.pdf Official manual from Bethesda
Direct File https://cdn.bethsoft.com/bethsoft.com/manuals … ggerfall-en.pdf
ADDQUEST.ZIP from UESP contains the official CompUSA Special Edition with 16 new quests
Direct File http://www.uesp.net/file.shtml?dagger/files/addquest.zip
dos32a-912-bin.zip from developer contains DOS/32A DOS Extender
Direct File http://download.narechk.net/dos32a-912-bin.zip
You probably do not need to download 7-Zip or ImgBurn since you probably (definitely) have something already, but just in case
7-Zip My favorite Zip utility
ImgBurn My favorite burn utility
Unpack all files and use ImgBurn (or whatever you want) to create a CD-R. Depending on your machine you might use a USB flash drive or even a network share to transfer files.
Do not worry about disc structure or labels. We will not be using the CD to play.
1. run install.exe in DFCD folder
2. change install size to Huge
3. I use the default install path
4. go ahead and configure sound card
However you do the copy files below it is important to make sure that they are not flagged read only once copied to the hard drive
5. copy addquest files to c:\dagger\arena2
6. copy DFCD\dagger\arena2 to c:\dagger\arena2
7. copy DAG213.EXE update to c:\dagger
8. copy dos32a-912-bin\binw files to c:\dagger
9. run c:\dagger\dag213.exe to apply patch. Choose Yes to FIXMAPS.
Change DOS Extender used by Daggerfall from CauseWay to DOS/32A
This is to alleviate save games from becoming corrupted in the first place.
10. from a command prompt go to c:\dagger and run SB.EXE /R FALL.EXE
11. Edit c:\dagger\z.cfg as follows
change "pathcd" to be the same as "path", ie "pathcd c:\dagger\arena2\" this will allow us to not need CD to play
change "controls betaplyr.dat" to "controls viewplyr.dat" this is HUGE, now you have WSAD keypad movement and mouse control.
If you have 64MB RAM and especially if you decide to change view distance later make the following changes to give more RAM to cache textures and objects.
add these two lines.
"texturememory 20000" give ~20MB to textures
"objmemsize 20000" give ~20MB to objects
Install DONE !!!
To run the game now without CD we need to run the command "FALL.EXE Z.CFG" from the c:\dagger directory. Create a batch file to do this for you but do NOT name it "dagger"
Highly recommend reading up on creating custom classes!!!
After you create a character and start in the first dungeon you will probably want to change the mouse vertical movement. Just hit Escape key, Controls, Mouse and deselect REVERSE VERTICAL. You might need to adjust HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL and TURN RATE to your needs.
Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE