Daggerfall Mod:Daggerfall Unity/TechFAQ

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Is Daggerfall Unity stable to play?[edit]

Yes. At this stage crashes are nearly non-existent. There are some bugs (different ones from classic), but they are much fewer than in Daggerfall.

Where on my hard drive are my player log and save games?[edit]

Interkarma has written an extensive guide on the forums.

Can I change the location of my Daggerfall Unity save games?[edit]

Yes, by editing MyDaggerfallUnitySavePath in the settings.ini file (see above question for directions to it).

Why do I only get a black screen after creating my character?[edit]

It can have various causes:

  1. Use different Daggerfall game data; often the GOG version causes problems. Use the DaggerfallGameFiles.zip instead. You may need to erase your settings.ini file afterward.
  2. Run the Daggerfall Unity application as an administrator (right-click in Windows).
  3. Start the game without any mods, deleting settings.ini beforehand. (Reddit source)

How do I upgrade DFU?[edit]

Download the newest version at the Live Builds page. Unzip it into a brand new folder, never on top of your old version. Transfer any mods you used in your old version to your new version, checking on-line if they have any updates for the new build. You do not need to move your saves.

How do I open the initial Daggerfall Unity menu if I told it to never open again?[edit]

Open the settings.ini file in your persistent data folder, find the [GUI] section, and there replace

ShowOptionsAtStart = False


ShowOptionsAtStart = True

Alternatively, mash the Shift button when DFU first loads its black screen (ver. 0.10.22 and above)

How can I get better performance if the game is slow or choppy?[edit]

Enable "retro rendering" mode in the options under Advanced > Video and set this to 320x200. Also, disable shadows for Interior, Exterior, and Dungeon, on the same page as the retro mode setting.

Why do I see water patches on the ground in odd places?[edit]

This is typically due to graphics processing below what DFU requires.

Interkarma explained: "The "water everywhere" problem is typically caused by a lower-end GPU unable to sample the tilemap correctly in shader. I've seen this most often with older integrated GPUs. The minimum spec requires a dedicated graphics card around the level of a GeForce 660 from 2012."

Use a video benchmarking site to compare your video card to a GeForce 660.

The game doesn't make any sound. How can I fix this?[edit]

ASUS motherboard audio drivers can be problematic. Try uninstalling the sound drivers and letting Windows install them, or disabling the Sonic Studio enhancement for the ASUS card.

I see giant townspeople walking around. Why?[edit]

You probably have DREAM and Villager Immersion Overhaul installed. In your mod order, put Village Immersion Overhaul after DREAM.

Why do NPCs have no portrait in the dialogue window?[edit]

Run Daggerfall Unity as an administrator (right-click the Daggerfall Unity exe, then choose "Run as Administrator").

How can I take screenshots of DFU without the HUD?[edit]

Shift+F10 removes the HUD.