The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

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The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard cover
Developers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
XnGine
Release dates
DOS October 31, 1998
Windows August 27, 2015[1]
The Elder Scrolls
The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire 1997
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard 1998
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2002
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls Online 2014
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 2016
The Elder Scrolls: Legends 2016

Key points

Use DOSBox on modern systems (see Run in DOSBox).

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail DOS
GOG.com Pre-packaged with DOSBox.

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

Configure DOSBox[2][3]
  1. Install Redguard normally in Windows.
  2. Install DOSBox SVN Daum.
  3. Edit the DOSBox configuration file (dosbox-SVN-Daum.conf).
  4. Change splash=true to splash=false
  5. Change memsize=16 to memsize=63
  6. Change timed=true to timed=false
  7. Save the changes.
  8. Go to the DOSBox SVN Daum installation folder and delete or rename glide2x.dll.
  9. Install nGlide and set the resolution and aspect ratio as desired.
  10. Run RGFX.EXE through DOSBox SVN Daum.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SYSTEM.INI
Windows <path-to-game>\SYSTEM.INI

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME\

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Disabled by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

"GLIDE2X.DLL not found! Redguard was unable to find your 3dfx drivers" error on launch[edit]

Use DOSBox[3]

Use DOSBox (see Run in DOSBox).

DOSBox closes on launch or shows "Fatal error: unable to load DLL" error[edit]

Fix Glide[3]

Glide is missing or incorrectly configured (see Run in DOSBox).

No sound[edit]

The Redguard launcher can't configure sound on modern versions of Windows.
Make replacement DIG.INI[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\sound\
  2. Make a new file called DIG.INI.
  3. Add the following lines:
  4. DEVICE      Creative Labs SoundBlaster 16, AWE32 or AWE64
    DRIVER      SB16.DIG
    IO_ADDR     220h
    IRQ         -1
    DMA_8_BIT   -1
    DMA_16_BIT  -1
  5. Save your changes.

Constant movement with a controller connected[edit]

Set timed setting[3]
  1. Edit the DOSBox configuration file.
  2. Change timed=true to timed=false
  3. Save your changes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166 Mhz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 3dfx
Redguard officially requires Windows due to the Windows-based installer and launcher but is actually a DOS game.

References

  1. Release: The Elder Scrolls - GOG.com
  2. General:Playing DOS Installments under DOSBox - UESPWiki
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Verified by User:Garrett on 2013-12-21