Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall

Screen not centered

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Dalron Sunday 3 November 2013 at 18:51


I'm a newbie with playonlinux, now using Ubuntu 13.10 (with Cinnamon).

I installed Wine then playonlinux.
To make a trial, I installed "Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall" (an old and mythic game !).

When I launch it, the gamescreen is just partially appearing. In fact I an just see the left half-part of the gamescreen. The rest of my computer screen is black. Something has to be configurated. I tried all the menus, looking for a solution... Nothing...

Could anyone help me ? Thank you in advance (and sorry for my english level... :(  )


petch Sunday 3 November 2013 at 18:57

I answered your ticket
Dalron Sunday 3 November 2013 at 19:50


Thank you so much for your kind response. Indeed, exiting the fullscreen mode with Alt+Enter is a better solution. Now I can play...

But it looks like a little windows. Toggling in fullscreen re-do the same problem...

Sill need one step further...

petch Sunday 3 November 2013 at 23:07

I used the hq2x scaler that gives the best visual results in my opinion.
But I recently noticed that it's not compatible with hardware scaling (some DOSBox 0.74 limitation I assume).
Open ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/ElderScrolls_Daggerfall/playonlinux_dos.cfg and replace render_scaler=hq2x with another DOSBox scaler (, say render_scaler=normal2x
That should allow DOSBox to scaler the display to larger resolutions.
You may also have to add sdl_output=openglnb if it looks too blurry for you.
cool_bombom Sunday 23 February 2014 at 11:00


I have this problem with syberia 2 :-( .... and non of the solutions petch have given is working for me.

any ideas pecth? thank you in advance.

petch Sunday 23 February 2014 at 11:13

Syberia 2 is not a MS-DOS program, so all those tips are irrelevant for it
booman Monday 24 February 2014 at 21:53

DaggerXL is a modified version of Daggerfall in the XL Engine an no longer requires DosBox.  You may have more success with screen issue, but there is no Linux version yet.
So it may require some trial-n-error with PlayOnLinux, but I bet it will run.
Remember its still in Alpha development, so it may not perform perfectly.

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