In this post I described that I regretted selling my boxed copy of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. One of the reasons that I sold it, was that I never played Daggerfall back in the days. My first encounter with the series was The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. After writing the post, it kept nagging me though. I would very much want to have the game back again. Preferably with the hint guide like I had previously, but it had to have the manual included. I found a seller who was willing to let go of his copy for a reasonable price. Although, it remains expensive, as the game can be downloaded for free from the Bethesda website. Another seller offered the American version of the boxed game, with looks a little bit nicer, with the holographic print on the front of the box. Although, I’m not a fan of the altered looks of the skeleton on the front.
I installed the game on my retro game computer setup, that consists of a Raspberry Pi inside an Amiga 1200 case with RetroPie installed on it. But it wasn’t ‘plug-and-play’. I’ll document the steps for future reference:
First I unpacked the zip file in the home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc folder. Then I started DosBox and mounted the CD-ROM drive as follows:
mount d home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc/DFCD/ -t cdrom -label Daggerfall
But when I choose to install the ‘huge’ version on C:, the installer prompted that there wasn’t enough space. I then unmounted the C drive and mounted it again with more space, like so:
mount -u c
mount c /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pc/ -freespace 1000
After that the installation went fine, so after the installation I installed the patch and tried to run the game:
But I got the error that the CD-ROM wasn’t the correct one… Someone online suggested the following to run the game and it worked!
The only thing that was left, was to convince the game that I wanted to control the pointer with my mouse. I did that with CTRL + F10.
Tadaa! I played for a short while and managed to kill some rats, one archer only being killed by the third bat or so that attacked me. I think that I want to read me some manual first.