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#1 phogoodness

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:59 PM

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. These games are old, but they are free legal downloads of the original Elder Scrolls from Bethesda.

http://www.elderscro...loads_games.htm

Elder Scrolls II : Daggerfall (148 MB)

Elder Scrolls : Arena (9 MB)

DosBox Emulator

Download from FileFront (Much faster link for Elder Scrolls II)

Credit to dealwars for original find

Edited by phogoodness, 10 July 2009 - 11:11 PM.


#2 Zanpakuto

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

Thanks for the great find! I'll definitely get them!

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#3 ChernobylCow

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:11 PM

Oh man, I am a glutton for old PC RPGs but this is pretty old...thanks for the find.

#4 bfg9k

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:16 PM

This was posted around three years ago, actually... :)

#5 Darrith

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:16 PM

I already own Daggerfall and despite all the bugs I still play it from time to time. Great game, love the dungeon crawling. :)


#6 Roufuss

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:22 PM

This was posted around three years ago, actually... :)


If memory serves, that was only for Arena.. this is the first time I've ever heard of Bethesda giving away Daggerfall for free.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#7 bfg9k

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:31 PM

If memory serves, that was only for Arena.. this is the first time I've ever heard of Bethesda giving away Daggerfall for free.


All I can tell you is that I downloaded both files on the same date.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

very nice. I am going to download these when I get home tonight

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#9 nexen

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:41 PM

Daggerfall! FINALLY!
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#10 mtxbass1

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:44 PM

Minimum system requirements:
486DX2/66

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#11 mussady

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the great find! I'll definitely get Posted Imagethem!

This is really a great find, I am downloading right now.

#12 eastx

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

Perfect for netbooks!

#13 nexen

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:58 PM

Battlespire and Redguard next please Bethsoft!

#14 Gregalor

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

I knew Arena had been free forever, but Daggerfall being free is news to me.

#15 Roufuss

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:00 AM

I knew Arena had been free forever, but Daggerfall being free is news to me.


Was just released today in recognition of the series 15th anniversary -

http://www.escapistm...erfall-For-Free

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series and "despite saying we'd never do it," the company has released a free version of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall to download.


It's very awesome because they easily could have thrown this up on any number of DD services and made money off of it, so kudos to them.

Here is a somewhat decent guide on getting DOSbox to work for it as well -

http://www.shacknews...article.x/59477

Guide works perfectly, got it up and running as we speak. Lots of memories from playing this as a kid and getting it for christmas.

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#16 sergioalb64

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:02 AM

Shoot; couldn't install Arena on Vista Ultimate 64-bit. Second one downloading...
Thanks OP, love RPGs / dungeon crawlers, never played these.
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#17 Darrith

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:08 AM

Yeah I specifically remember looking for it before I bought it off Ebay a while back.

I actually preferred the long winding procedurally generated dungeons (but not the overworld/cities) of Daggerfall to the hand made ones in Morrowind and Oblivion; I never thought hand made ruins/caves could feel more repetitive than random ones. The graphics are really dated now, but it's still good.


#18 anarch

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:13 AM

Thanks OP and Bethesda!

#19 vherub

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:47 AM

thanks for posting, grabbed arena long before, didn't hear about daggerfall

#20 sergioalb64

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:47 AM

My download of Daggerfall gave me a zipped file that I believe should be an .exe; how can I convert it? I'm running Winvows Vista 64-bit.
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#21 redline

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:00 AM

Minimum system requirements:
486DX2/66

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Man those were badass back when we had a 486DX/33 with 4MB of RAM and an 80MB hard drive. It was worth the upgrade to double your CPU speed!

#22 Trepidation

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:01 AM

I try downloading this, and it's been going very slow and just not finishing. I tried using IE and Firefox, right now it's going 3kbps. I could get speeds up to 600kb/s. Anyone have any ideas? I'm on Windows Vista 64bit. Other downloads work fine too :(

#23 rennervision

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:46 AM

There's a mirror at fileshack that downloaded for me in about 3 minutes:

http://www.fileshack...all Free Client

#24 Gregalor

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:25 AM

My download of Daggerfall gave me a zipped file that I believe should be an .exe; how can I convert it? I'm running Winvows Vista 64-bit.


I think you should let Bethesda be the judge of what type of file it's supposed to be.

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#25 sergioalb64

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:39 AM

I think you should let Bethesda be the judge of what type of file it's supposed to be.

/confused


Well, see, I download it, it's a zip file, it won't open or extract.
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#26 Richard Longfellow

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:27 AM

Well, see, I download it, it's a zip file, it won't open or extract.


Winzip for the Win! Zip!
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#27 Richard Longfellow

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:28 AM

I'm surprised they're giving Daggerfall away. A lot of people still would pay a few bucks for that. But I'm not complainin'. We'll see how much trouble it is to run on XP SP3 though...

Uggh. Their server must be swamped, it ain't DLing. Well...14 KB/sec. LOL this is like the old Windows 95 updates via dialup. You leave it running when you go to bed and hope you don't lose the connection before you get up.

And...it crashed at 648 KB. Hmmm let's try the fileshack mirror...
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#28 sergioalb64

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:00 AM

Winzip for the Win! Zip!


Yeah! It's weird; my first download was slow and the zip file wouldn't extract with 7-Zip. Second download from a mirror was much faster and the zip file 'decided' to extract nicely; go figure.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:20 AM

Perfect for netbooks!


Ha! Excellent idea, old bean! Onto my Asus Daggerfall shall go! :bouncy:

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#30 Hodaka

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:38 AM

man I loved this game, bugs and all. I can't remember how many times I fell through a floor or got stuck in a wall, but this game rocked.. I'm just afraid to play it now and ruin my nostalgia. :)