Daggerfall Unity 0.1 Release



After several test iterations, Daggerfall Unity is feeling reasonably solid across the two main platforms Windows and Linux. A huge thanks to all testers who helped discover early bugs and quirks. There’s obviously still more to fix, and a lot of game features to implement, but we have a pretty good starting point with this build. At some point, I need to push a stick into the ground and say “it starts here.”


It Starts Here

Daggerfall Unity 0.1 is now available for general download. Key features of this build are:

  • Create a new character or load an existing character from a classic Daggerfall save.
  • The entire world of the Illiac Bay is ready to explore at 1:1 scale to Daggerfall itself. Go anywhere, enter any dungeon, and explore any town.
  • Quick-save and quick-load your progress.
  • Dungeons are populated with fixed and random enemies just like in Daggerfall.
  • Basic combat mechanics with the ebony dagger.
  • Game console for enabling god mode, setting run speed, teleporting around world, etc.
  • Lypyl’s enhanced sky mod with dynamic skybox, procedural clouds, and even phases of the moon!
  • Nystul’s beautiful far terrain mod and improved terrain generation.



Updated to 0.1.1.

Download Daggerfall Unity 0.1.1 (Windows) Download Daggerfall Unity 0.1.1 (Linux)



A PDF manual is included with the download, but you can also download a standalone copy.



If you would like to offer feedback and bug reports, please use this thread on the forums or contact me directly.


What’s Next

I will be a little quiet the next few weeks due to current work commitments, but rest assured the next release is already being worked on. I will soon repeat the process of dropping test builds leading up to the next release milestone. Here’s a list of features scheduled for the next release.

  • Early item support! Inventory will be imported from classic saves.
  • Ability to open inventory window and equip items.
  • Loot enemy corpses and treasure piles.
  • Full save/load UI allowing for multiple saves.
  • In-game options UI for changing game settings.
  • The ability to rest to recover health.
  • More contributor mods.
  • More bug fixes.

There’s a lot of open source activity happening at the moment from contributors, so it’s possible we might end up with more features in the second release than listed above. I will reveal these on Twitter as they become ready to show off.

Daggerfall Unity Test Build 3



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Please also download the ReadMe!


Patch Notes

  • Changed how genders are imported from classic saves based on new idea that gender byte is actually a bitfield and only first bit controls gender (0 for male, 1 for female). This should allow more classic saves to open. Requires more testing, please report any further issues with gender-swapped characters. Vampire/werewolf characters are still not considering working.
  • Fixed issue where player would appear in wrong exterior cell after loading game to an interior cell.
  • Fixed issue where saved player position would be incorrect after changing terrain sampler (e.g. enabling/disabling Nystul’s improved terrain then loading a saved game). When a change to terrain sampler is detected, player will be relocated to outside current location, or to origin of map cell if no location present. This logic may trigger when loading a quick-save created prior to 0.0.6.
  • Fixed another casing issue when lazy-loading saves in Linux for save importer.
  • Some buildings do not have an interior. These will now display the old chestnut “This house has nothing of value.” rather than throw an exception.
  • Class-based enemies (e.g. Spellsword, Thief) now have a health pool and can hurt you. Look out!




  • Mouse to look.
  • W, S, A, D to move.
  • SHIFT (hold) to run.
  • SPACE to jump.
  • LEFT-CLICK mouse to open doors, enter dungeons, operate switches, etc.
  • ESC to pause game or go back to previous window.
  • F5 to open Character Sheet.


  • Z to toggle weapon.
  • RIGHT-CLICK and drag mouse to swing weapon.


  • F9 to quick-save.
  • F12 to quick-load.



Preferred method of feedback is the following thread on the forums.



When reporting bugs, please include the following in your report.

  • A clear description of what went wrong and process to reproduce problem (if possible).
  • Main system specs (OS, CPU, RAM, GPU).
  • Any output logs or save files as requested. See ReadMe for more information.



And once again, a big thankyou to all contributors, testers, and supporters of this project. You are each helping to create something wonderful.