Some Personal Time

My father passed away last night. This has been coming for some time so is no surprise, but hits me hard all the same.

I will be taking some personal leave time away from work and my side projects until things settle down.

I will resume work on the 1.3 release as soon as I am able. Until then, please don’t forget you can download the 1.3.8 Developer Preview for Unity 5 compatibility.

Thank you for your patience. I wish you all the best.

Fast-Tracking 1.3 Release

I have decided to fast-track 1.3 into release status, as currently Unity 5 compatibility is in Developer Preview 1.3 only. A lot of new Unity 5 developers are downloading the latest 1.2 release version and experiencing problems, which leaves a bad first-impression of the tools.

As a result, the promised text and translation features will be only partially completed in next release. I’m going to bump text and translation to 1.4, and bring some of the material changes planned for 1.4 down into 1.3 which relate to Unity 5 improvements.

There will also be a refresh on the documentation and tutorials for Unity 5, now that features like Deferred Shading are available to all.

Look for the release to be ready sometime within the next week.

Mod Showcase 1 Demo

I’ve said it many times: Daggerfall Tools for Unity is a platform. Besides helping to recreate the game, DFTFU can be used to remaster and re-imagine Daggerfall, or create whole new games in a similar style. Merging Daggerfall’s content with a powerful engine like Unity provides limitless potential.

Nothing shows off this potential more than mods created over the last several weeks by Nystul, LypyL, and Uncanny_Valley. These range from graphical enhancements and world improvements to silly fun like turning Daggerfall into a flight simulator. I’m so very proud to show off their hard work in the below video and to provide a playable demo for you to experience their work first-hand.

DFTFU Mod Showcase 1 – Playable Demo

What’s Included

  • Daggerfall Tools for Unity 1.3.11 [Interkarma/Gavin Clayton]
  • Increased Terrain Distance 1.4 [Nystul/Michael Rauter]
  • Floating Origin Updates [LypyL]
  • Enhanced Sky 1.6 [LypyL]
  • DaggerJet 1.1a [LypyL]
  • TravelMap2.1 [LypyL]
  • Real Grass 1.01 [Uncanny_Valley]
  • Birds In Daggerfall 1.0 [Uncanny_Valley]


See below for complete list. There is also a handy key reference created by Daschluba on the forums (click for full size).

Mod Showcase Keys


  • Mouse Move Look
  • W, S, A, D Move
  • Shift (hold) Run
  • Space Jump
  • Left Mouse Activate: open doors, enter dungeons, operate switches, etc.
  • Esc Exit game (standalone)


  • Z Toggle weapons
  • Right Mouse Drag Right-click and drag mouse to swing weapon


  • R (outside) Random location, season, time of day, and weather
  • R (dungeon) Recall back to dungeon start
  • 1-7 Preset location (keeps current season, weather, etc.)


  • P Toggle songs on/off
  • [ Play previous song in context playlist
  • ] Play next song in context playlist


  • PageUp Increase timescale.
  • PageDown Decrease timescale.


  • I Toggle mouse invert on/off
  • H Toggle high speed running on/off
  • L Toggle debug text on/off
  • O Toggle brighter torch in dungeons and at night
  • V Fast travel menu (see below for instructions)

Sky Control

  • T Toggle Enhanced/Native Sky

Jet Control

  • F6 Toggle laser (can be used without jet)
  • F7 Teleport to where laser is pointed, and exit jet if flying
  • F9 Summon and enter jet
  • F10 Change jet camera position
  • F11 Toggle free mouse look
  • F12 Spawn flying enemy while in jet
  • W, S, A, D Steer jet
  • Mouse0 Fire weapon at laser target
  • Space Air brakes – slow down jet while flying

Using Fast Travel Menu (LypyL)

  1. Hit V key to open/close travel menu.
  2. You can either set your coordinates directly using the sliders, or select a Region & Location using the Location menu and hit the Set Coordinates button.
  3. Use the toggles below the location menu button to choose what type of location to show in the menu (Cities, Dungeons, Taverns, Graveyard etc.)
  4. Once You’re ready to travel, just hit the GO button.

Fast Travel Notes (LypyL)

  • Red marker indicates your current location, the white shows where you will travel to.
  • Click and drag on the location & region menus to scroll through them
  • It’s very rare, but it’s possible to fall through the ground after traveling. If it happens (and you don’t have another solution, like the editor), just fast travel again somewhere to fix it.