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« on: July 09, 2009, 07:58:59 PM »

http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/downloads_games.htm
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 08:04:39 PM »

that's really cool, but how well does it work?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 08:07:09 PM »

Before you guys ask, I want to preemptively note that there's no Gravis Ultrasound drivers in Win 7.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 08:09:37 PM »

Quote from: Caine on July 09, 2009, 08:04:39 PM

that's really cool, but how well does it work?

DOSBox is essentially required - there are instructions linked on that page.  I was able to run it just fine on my work computer the other day using those.  The game is notoriously buggy of course.  But I had sound, graphics including the intro video, and all gameplay elements working fine and running well.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 08:10:40 PM »

Cool! I'm almost afraid to imagine how dated it must lok by now though  paranoid
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 08:11:18 PM »

Quote from: kathode on July 09, 2009, 08:09:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 09, 2009, 08:04:39 PM

that's really cool, but how well does it work?

DOSBox is essentially required - there are instructions linked on that page.  I was able to run it just fine on my work computer the other day using those.  The game is notoriously buggy of course.  But I had sound, graphics including the intro video, and all gameplay elements working fine and running well.

bah - its just fallout with swords...

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 08:12:48 PM »

Will this play natively in DOS mode under Win98 in Virtual PC?
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 09:44:15 PM »

Quote from: Darkstar One on July 09, 2009, 08:12:48 PM

Will this play natively in DOS mode under Win98 in Virtual PC?

I want to say yes but it has been awhile.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 10:20:21 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on July 09, 2009, 08:11:18 PM

bah - its just fallout with swords...

;-)

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 10:57:49 PM »

Go grab the game before it gets removed - it has total frontal nudity!  eek icon_lol

Daggerfall is such a classic though. I spent so many hours wandering through the game and its prequel Arena.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 12:35:48 AM »

i think i will wait a day or two(if the offer will still be on)..i tried downloading the 146mb and it had over 2 hrs on the clock...worse than Limewire,LOL
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 12:40:44 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 10, 2009, 12:35:48 AM

i think i will wait a day or two(if the offer will still be on)..i tried downloading the 146mb and it had over 2 hrs on the clock...worse than Limewire,LOL
  yeah, I'm getting about 5kb/sec right now.
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 02:23:25 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 10, 2009, 12:35:48 AM

i think i will wait a day or two(if the offer will still be on)..i tried downloading the 146mb and it had over 2 hrs on the clock...worse than Limewire,LOL

I'm guessing it'll be like Arena - it'll be available for download from here on out.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 04:03:46 AM »

I'm getting an error saying I have the wrong CD in the drive, after I install it
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 05:48:51 PM »

This game was so brilliant when it was released. I definitely enjoyed it more than I've enjoyed the next 2 TES games.
But WOW was it buggy. It was hardly worth playing, it was so buggy. If you entered a dungeon, there was a really good chance you'd fall through the floor and die.

But, I made some great spells in that game. Like 1 that let you fly, with your horse. My thief would never get caught by the cops after that.
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 05:53:14 PM »

yeah, the game was incredible -I've spent MANY hours making spells and trying them out!
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 06:57:21 PM »

As buggy as it was it's still the only Elder Scrolls game I have finished. I was even able to use the falling through the dungeon floor bug to figure out how to get out of a dungeon I was lost in.
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 08:13:08 PM »

"Before you guys ask, I want to preemptively note that there's no Gravis Ultrasound drivers in Win 7."


What I had forgotten about myself: I used to be a huge Gravis Ultrasound fanboy  nod. Loved that soundcard. It is still the only way Doom should be heard.

Back before digitally recorded music was possible without huge performance hits.
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2009, 11:02:48 PM »

i just started to download Arena...to see how long that would take,with it being 9MB....20 minutes on the clock icon_cry
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2009, 12:20:43 AM »

okay this is the first time i have actually downloaded a PC game............how do i play it?.,LOL

i can see the ARENA folder,and i click on it to open/explore and,well there's lots of files in there,is there a certain file i am looking for?
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2009, 12:59:48 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 11, 2009, 12:20:43 AM

i can see the ARENA folder,and i click on it to open/explore and,well there's lots of files in there,is there a certain file i am looking for?

First off, you need to download and install DOSBox. Once you've done that, and put Arena into a folder you can easily reach while running DOSBox, you'll need to run the Arena.bat file (or just type in Arena into the DOS prompt).
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2009, 01:02:48 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 11, 2009, 12:20:43 AM

okay this is the first time i have actually downloaded a PC game............how do i play it?.,LOL

i can see the ARENA folder,and i click on it to open/explore and,well there's lots of files in there,is there a certain file i am looking for?

Geez, don't start here as your first PC gaming experience!  Here are the instructions:

http://static.bethsoft.com/downloads/games/daggerfall_legal_and_installation.pdf

I have quite a bit of experience with the DOSBox emulator, and this was by far the most difficult installation I've run across.

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Edit: Oh, Arena.  NVM.
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2009, 04:20:55 AM »

Quote from: Darkstar One on July 10, 2009, 04:03:46 AM

I'm getting an error saying I have the wrong CD in the drive, after I install it

Needs to be a capital D in Daggerfall when you mount the CD.  I told them to emphasize this in the instructions, but they didn't listen frown
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2009, 01:23:28 AM »

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't figure out how to swing my weapon at the first rat in the tutorial. Using the left mouse button just says "You see a rat", and the right mouse button doesn't do anything. I even reconfigured the swing key to Z and that won't work either. What am I doing wrong? I died in the tutorial. This is embarrassing.

Nevermind. Hold right mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want to swing.
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2009, 03:57:38 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on July 14, 2009, 01:23:28 AM

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't figure out how to swing my weapon at the first rat in the tutorial. Using the left mouse button just says "You see a rat", and the right mouse button doesn't do anything. I even reconfigured the swing key to Z and that won't work either. What am I doing wrong? I died in the tutorial. This is embarrassing.

Nevermind. Hold right mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want to swing.

Thanks. I couldn't figure that out either and died a slow and painful death at the claws of that dirty rat.
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2009, 02:27:51 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on July 14, 2009, 01:23:28 AM

I died in the tutorial. This is embarrassing.

Actually, dying in the 'tutorial' of Daggerfall isn't that hard to do. You start off WEAK right off the bat.

Of course, that made the game much more fun, too. biggrin
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2009, 08:40:51 PM »

I remember the first preview I saw for Daggerfall.  It looked amazing, but I was disappointed I couldn't play it because it required 8 MB of RAM  saywhat
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