Tes2Mod: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.

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

Two methods can fix it:

  1. Use different Daggerfall game data; often the GOG version causes problems. Use the DaggerfallSetup version instead. You may need to erase your settings.ini file afterward.
  2. Run the Daggerfall Unity application as an administrator (right-click in Windows).

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. 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

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.

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").