The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

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An alternative method to running DFUnity through Steam
By Reasonable
How to setup DFUnity to run through Steam, if the method of renaming files isn't working for you.
Bethesda released a patch updating the game files to the latest version of Daggerfall. Feel free to IGNORE this first step, as its no longer required. I will leave the link to here incase anyone needs it though.

Use the link above to download, this is required as the Steam version comes with an outdated version of Daggerfall (Thanks, Bethesda).

Ideally, save the zip to your Daggerfall Steam Folder.

Extract the contents of the .zip to the DF/DAGGER folder within the Daggerfall steam folder

And that's the first step done.
Installing and setting up DFUnity

Use the link above to download the latest version of DFUnity. (Scroll down and download the version for your OS under the Assets drop down)

Save this to your Daggerfall folder as well and extract its contents to a new folder of any name (I named mine DFUnity in the example.)

Next you need to get the directory of the DaggerfallUnity.exe you just installed. In this example mine was

"D:\Steam\steamapps\common\The Elder Scrolls Daggerfall\DFUnity\DaggerfallUnity.exe"

Your's will very likely be different from this! You can find this easy in windows 10 by going to your DFUnity folder, right-clicking the DaggerfallUnity.exe, click Properties, click Security, then using CTRL+C on the object name at the top.

Setting launch options in Steam
Right-click Daggerfall in your steam library then click Properties...

Under launch options, add the directory pointing to your DaggerfallUnity.exe you grabbed earlier. If there are any spaces in this directory, which there most likely are, you MUST put quotations around it, use " at the start AND end of the directory.

You must also add %command% to the launch options AFTER the directory.

And you're done! Launching through steam should launch DFUnity instead of DOSBox now. Make sure to point DFUnity to the "DF/DAGGER" folder that you installed the game files to at the beginning and every will work just fine!
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Hafflockman Jul 21 @ 3:21pm 
thank you :)
Reasonable  [author] May 23 @ 8:47pm 
I haven't used Mod Organizer 2 in a while. I think arguments might work if you put them like "../ModOrganizer exe" args &command&. Let me know though, would be super useful.
K-Bone May 23 @ 8:33pm 
One question about this method, I want to do the same thing for Skyrim but to have it launch Mod Organizer 2's shortcut to launch SKSE, so I wonder if this method allows for command arguments after the executable ie "../ModOrganizer exe moshortcut://Skyrim Special Edition:SKSE"
syzygy.exe May 21 @ 3:09am 
Thanks a lof man! Works just fine!
Half-Vampire May 10 @ 10:22pm 
This guide is simply the best and easy to follow. We can switch between Unity and 1.0 on the fly with Launch Options. Thank you so much for this! Been playing for over 10 hours now, no problem. :Lorelei:
STΞΛMYZONES May 10 @ 7:19am 
i tried this, but i can't seem to set a save, any suggestions?
Reasonable  [author] May 8 @ 11:39pm 
I've had that error before. For me, i think it was something to do with trying to launch DFUnity from a location that needs elevated privileges (I was trying to launch from C: root folder). Try moving DFUnity to your documents folder and give Steam the new directory.
Clem May 8 @ 9:13pm 
this doesn't work for me. I'm getting an error saying incorrect file name or syntax
Are Ya Winning Son? May 6 @ 3:18pm 
Thank you! Very straightforward, and works perfectly. :steamthumbsup: Finally I can start tracking my embarrassing amount of hours in DFU :STARTLEDSHESLIME:
whodunit2004 Apr 30 @ 6:14pm 
Wow smh thank you for this. Very clutch. Banging my head against the wall the other way.