Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is the second installment of a long series of Role Playing First Person Shooters by Bethseda Softworks. Released in 1996, Daggerfall boasted a lot of features new to FPS games:
- Open World - 62K Square Miles
- 750,000 Interactice NPC's
- Looting System
- Inventory/Equipment System
- Spell Creation
- Political System
- Melee and Ranged combat
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Free DOS version of Daggerfall
Tips & Specs:
Mint 17 64-bit
Go to: http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/
Click "download the full game"
Agree to the license
Save DFInstall.zip to your desktop
Install DOSbox from your Software Installer
Create a folder called "dosgames" in your home folder
Open DFInstall.zip with the Archive Manager
Select DAGGER and DFCD
Navigate to your home and open dosgames
Press EnterCode:mount c ~/dosgames -freesize 1000
Press EnterCode:mount d ~/dosgames/DFCD -t cdrom -label daggerfa
Click the window to use the mouse or just use the keyboard
Click "Continue, I agree to the terms"
Click "Install the game to your hard drive"
Click "Change the install size"
Click "Huge installation"
Click "Yes, this installation size is fine"
Click "Yes, I want to install the game here"
Click "Go ahead and install the game"
Watch the "HUGE" game install
Setup Sound Card
Select "Auto Detect"
Press Enter to hear audio
Press Enter again
Click OK again
Press EnterCode:fall z.fcg
Exit Daggerfall but don't exit DOSbox
Launch Daggerfall again...
Navigate to your home folder
Hidden files need to be on
Rename to daggerfall.conf
Open with Text Editor (gedit)
Scroll to the very bottom
Enter this text:
Click SaveCode:mount c ~/dosgames c: cd DAGGER fall z.cfg
Right click Desktop (Mint)
Select "Create a new launcher here..."
Command: /usr/bin/dosbox -conf /home/username/.dosbox/daggerfall.conf
Note: Use your login in place of username
Note: Open the DAGGER.ICO in GIMP and export as dagger.png, then select it for your icon
Experiment with these settings to get the best experience:
Daggerfall vanilla ran perfectly in DOSbox. To be honest the installation took me at least 10 tries to get it right. DOS installing is very confusing on a modern day computer. I also experimented with the conf setting so I could get Daggerfall to match my widescreen resolution. I'm looking forward to Daggerfall XL making installation and graphical improvements when its released.
Note: When launching Daggerfall the first time, you might need to use Ctrl+F10 to allow mouse control.