User talk:Ancestral Ghost

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I was the previous maintainer for DaggerfallSetup and ArenaSetup Projects.

Daneel53 is the new maintainer for theses projects. Contact him for any question on theses projects!

Editing .qrc files[edit]


I noticed that some time ago you posted on PLRDLF's discussion page asking about editing Daggerfall .qrc files. In that discussion PLRDLF mentioned using a method other than DMPquest. Well, that method is a program called TEMPLATE. I found a later version (v1.11) than the one previous available on the net, and this version has complete documentation. I have uploaded it to my website,

There are some other interesting tools available there.

I'm planning on making some small mods and bug fixes, but it depends how much free time I get away from work. If I get them finished, I'd like to include them in Daggerfall Setup. I am interested in getting a copy of any programs or information you have used to mod Daggerfall (if they aren't already available on

I hope this helps you.

-- DelphiSnake 14:47, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. Theses tools will be usefull for us.
You can found another interesting russian tool pack here (Source code here) With this, it is possible to edit most of DF files. We use this for our French Translation. All other programs we used are on UESP, but some aren't now compatible with Windows CP/Vista/7.
If you want add your content to DaggerfallSetup, No problem, just upload your work on your site or/and UESP and send me a Link, I'll add it on future releases. You can find a list of all already included items here and more infos on theses files directly on UESP.
--Ancestral Ghost 15:56, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I've looked at your site and the Files section here on, but I can't find any information on what was changed/fixed in the SPELLS.STD included in DF-Setup. Do you know?
Thanks --DelphiSnake 12:39, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Hello, this file come from the QuestPack available on UESP, this fix a Spell. I Don't have more detail, this is a old fix, I just included it. --Ancestral Ghost 14:17, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I found out what the Spells.std fix does and updated its description on the files page.
I've fixed an error in MAGIC.DEF and uploaded it to my site. Let me know what you think of the changes I made.
-- DelphiSnake 09:29, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Nice, I'll include it in the next DaggerfallSetup Version. And I see also some other contents on your website that sound interesting like the mage guild quest pack ;).
EDIT : If you search for actives Daggerfall Modders, you should contact PLRDLF, he work on the Fix Quest pack "DFQFIX". --Ancestral Ghost 00:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for including my fix in the latest DaggerfallSetup. I think more people will get use of it that way than from my site. I wanted to have more work on DF finished by now but unfortunately I haven't had much free time. Hopefully I'll finish something new soon :) -- DelphiSnake 03:23, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
I got around to completing a small fix for the game, it changes the graphics for the Dark Elves that weren't fixed by AndyFall. Now all the Dark Elves in Wayrest castle will look like Dark Elves. I uploaded it to the files section and to my website. -- DelphiSnake 11:47, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, I'll add it to the next version. :) --Ancestral Ghost 17:07, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Just added another patch. This one also needs to over-write some AndyFall files (if they were applied). -- DelphiSnake 15:19, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

New modding tool[edit]

Hi, You've probably seen this already, but the file VIDTitle that was recently added to the page (at end of June) looks like it could be quite useful for your translation project. -- DelphiSnakeT+C 13:21, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks, I Know it, Andux created it for us :).--Ancestral Ghost 15:26, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank YOU![edit]

Thank you for the Daggerfall installation software! Also, you should update the Daggerfall 'files' page here in UESP to reflect the new version you put up in your site. Thank you again for your efforts!!! — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 14:24 on 17 January 2013

I'd like to thank you as well. Your Daggerfall installer is ridiculously simple and saves a lot of time searching for all patches and stuff. Thanks! AW8 (talk) 11:47, 13 June 2013 (GMT)

DaggerfallSetup Issue on WiWiki[edit]

I noticed on Reddit a user couldnt download Daggerfall Setup, i went to the Daggerfall page on UESP to get the link for him and i noticed the link changed to get to that page. i went to the DaggerfallSetup page and found out they updated the site and the link was different. I've already updated it for the arena and daggerfall pages, but i couldnt find or update the link for the daggerfall setup or arena. I just get a 404 error... is it possible to update it or fix this issue?

EDIT: I've realized this is an issue for the entire site that it's hosted on, unfortunately I don't speak French, but on a post it seems (according to google translate) that this has been an issue for a couple of days now on WiWiki Chizmad (talk) 16:56, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

They are updating their server. Here is a temporary mirror.--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 18:27, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks man. Ive updated the page. By the way, there are some small optimizations I think should be included with the setup, on the forum for Daggerfall I included in a thread a link with my version of it, and in it i had the options.ini slightly adjusted for the best performance. You mind taking a look at that Chizmad (talk) 18:51, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Give me a link to that thread, I'll look at this-- 19:00, 9 September 2016 (UTC) it is the MediaFire link. Mostly I did some of the optimization and recommended configurations that were suggested in the faq/technical pages for daggerfall and other elderscrolls games. By the way, on the off chance that I'm wrong and I included the wrong version of the option file and that download, let me know and I will fix itChizmad (talk) 19:16, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

I did find one issue with the installer version, the irq was set wrong for the setup config (i believe it was HMISET.CFG ) the irq in the dos box configuration file was set to be 7, but for daggerfalls set of files it's set to 5. Chizmad (talk) 17:47, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the bug report, I'll fix this when I'll a little time.--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 17:35, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Performance Tweaks that are possible for z.cfg[edit]

Recently a user on /r/Daggerfall found out a few options that can be added to z.cfg that can eliminate screen tearing and stuttering. you can increase the texturememory and objmemsize in KB by adding these to z.cfg:

texturememory 40000 objmemsize 40000

the user also documented a way to reverse the stereo audio and enabling floating-point calculations for use with the game.

thought id drop this by you so that it might be used to improve your DaggerfallSetup project :p EDIT i had to set each to 20000 to get it to run with this tweak, im guessing it is dependant on the max ram you can use with dosbox and what you have it set to. i have mine set to 63mb in the options in dosbox.conf, i can vouch for this, i get a bit of better performance with it. im sure if its experimented with, we could find a balance with this tweak that allows for the minimum daggerfall needs and the max we can add to it without errors or limitations. Chizmad (talk) 02:40, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

This need to be a little more tested for adding it on DaggerfallSetup. You can maybe find some other players on the forum for test this with you on their configurations.--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 17:35, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
alright, added a post on the Forum asking for people to test it out. As of writing this on your talk page, nobody has responded to it. Chizmad (talk) 19:05, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
yeah; it appears after a few weeks, nobody has given any input on the tweaks. If you feel its an improvement, try adding it as an optional thing after you hit next on the configuration of the install (ie fixes, eye of argonia, etc) so people dont install it if it doesnt work. this means a user could just re run the install if it doesnt work for them and just uncheck that box to uninstall the fix. Chizmad (talk) 22:20, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Added in the new DaggerFallSetup version today.--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 12:26, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
i looked at the newest version, it didnt include it in the setup, and it says version 2.11.0 not 2.12.0 not sure if this is a small oversight, or if its in there without a option to use it or not. Chizmad (talk) 01:07, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Download is fixed. Sorry for the delay. We get some issues with the server migration--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 17:47, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Question about daggerfallsetup[edit]

Hey sorry for putting this on your talk page, but I'm not sure how to contact you. First of all great work on the setup, you are the most responsible for new daggerfall players who cannot get dosbox to work, true hero.

Anyways my question is, when I used the setup I installed the component hackfall and nothing else (besides Eye). I later manually installed DFQfix 3.3 but that is the only mod. Now when I go to Wayrest I see that Barenziah etc isn't dark elf skin. Now this is not a problem for me but I am worried if the hackfall installed correctly. I also noticed you have the Wayrest skin as a seperate option AND the magic def,

So my question is: What exactly does JUST selecting the "hackfall release 3" option actually include in daggerfallsetup 2.12.0? Is it the Gem Store fix & the Castle Llugwych fix? Just want to make sure exactly which patches it does and if mine installed correctly and the dark elf is a seperate option.

Thank you so much, sorry for the long paragraph, you can delete it after I've seen your answer. 03:17, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Hackfall version in DaggerfallSetup contain the following :
  • Br'itsa and K'avar
  • Glenmoril Coven
  • Castle Llugwych
Other fixes from Hackfall are available separately with:
  • Wayrest Dark Elves Fix by Andrew Polis & DelphiSnake: Fix Dark Elves skins for Barenziah, Morgiah, Helseth & Karethys.
  • MAGIC.DEF Fix by DelphiSnake: Spell Bug-fix.
The Ebony blade fix from Hackfall was removed and replaced by this fix :
  • Daggerfall Graphics Fix 07/06/14 by MrFlibble: Fix a variety of graphics issues.
--Ancestral Ghost (talk) 17:41, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DaggerfallSetup Mirror[edit]

Hi Ancestral Ghost! It seems Wiwiland is offline again, and the DaggerfallSetup.exe download along with it. We were wondering if you would object to UESP hosting a mirror download to ensure the file doesn't disappear from the net? I can't find any extant mirrors online. We would naturally provide accreditation and continue to link to Wiwiland. —Legoless (talk) 21:41, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank god that they are fixing their site at this time. I swear the last time I went to the site it took like forever to load.
Chizmad (talk) 14:41, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello, there is actually no mirrors for DaggerfallSetup, so I agree to add a mirror on UESP for it (And also for ArenaSetup and Projet French Daggerfall (French translation) if possible). Wiwiland seem to be back, so you can download all files from it. Thanks ! --Ancestral Ghost (talk) 20:54, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

I really appreciate your work on the Daggerfall Setup projects. It has meant alot to the community. Because of the DFSetup ive been able to get many people to play the game that were turned off by having to install and configure using dosbox.

So thanks for your work on the project :3

Chizmad (talk) 14:38, 7 June 2017 (UTC)