The Elder Scrolls: Arena

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  1. DarkFoss
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    Thanks man you have saved my eyes. :)
  2. jessea06
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    For the steam version, do I just put it in this file location:
    steamapps/common/The Elder Scrolls Arena/DOSBox-0.74
    1. LoubertTX
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      I put them in steamapps > common > The Elder Scrolls Arena > ARENA
      it will ask you to replace 4 files.
  3. BloodyRo
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    This mod is awesome, thank you! I was dreading starting the game mainly because of the unreadable text.
    1. Pinkertonius
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      I had the same problem lol. Glad so many people enjoyed it.

      - Martin
  4. Grabbasplode
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    How do I get it to work?
    1. Pinkertonius
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      From Description page:

      Installation

      1. Place the included files into Arena root directory.
      2. Put away that magnifying glass.
      3. Enjoy a more legible Arena...full of letters and words and such.

      v/r
      Martin
    2. Grabbasplode
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      Where is the root directory. I'm sorry I don't know this I'm new at modding.
    3. kathden
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      root directory should be C:\Games\Bethesda Softworks\Arena
    4. Grabbasplode
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      Mine doesn't look like that. It Looks like this. This PC/Windows (C:)/Program Files (x86)/Bethesda.net Launcher/games/The Elder Scrolls Arena
      I've put it there and doesn't work.
    5. LadyDemoniA
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      maybe you should move game away from program files, because windows dont let you modify files there. 
  5. jmacinwpb
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    Thanks for the Mod, things are much better, though have to admit, part of the draw to the game for me is the kludgeness of the very early DOS based RPG, don't want to make it too modern :)  .  That being said,  the original fonts were brutal.
     
    I don't see it in the installation instructions, and not sure if its posted anywhere, but  DOSbox installs on macOSX  (at least the 10.11.x version of MacOSX I have the game installed on) will have the TES Arena root directory at:

    $INSTALL/ElderScrollsArena.app/Contents/Resources/arena  with $INSTALL being the directory the game was installed when executing the downloaded mac dmg file.
  6. harbinger451
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    A good job well done ... no more squinting to decipher most of the text in game.
    1. Pinkertonius
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      Thanks

      Martin
  7. Xegethra
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    Just downloaded this mod. It is beautiful indeed, I can read it much easier now. It was always legible however it was messy and ugly, a shame because I like fancy fonts in general but the game doesn't manage it very well. This font change mod makes everything better, I can lose a bit of style if it means reading isn't more work than it needs to be.
    1. Pinkertonius
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      Thanks. The primary limitation is the tiny resolution of the game so maybe OpenTesArena will allow for modern fonts one day.

      Martin
  8. luciusaries
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    Thank you for this!
  9. SirJohnson999
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    What I want to know is... how do I extract the .dat files and change it or use it as an fnt?

    I kind of want to use the fonts in arena
    1. SirJohnson999
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      i mean ttf
    2. Pinkertonius
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      That's not possible. They are way too high resolution for Arena.

      - Martin
  10. GamerPoets
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    So much better = )