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  • Fan Nickname:
    • Big Stompy Robot, otherwise known as the Numidium.
    • The sheer number of bugs in this game caused many players to refer to this game as "Buggerfall."
  • Hey, It's That Sound!:
    • If the sound you hear when casting a spell sounds familiar, it's because it was previously used for Doom, when an Imp or other enemy throws a fireball.
    • The creaky door opening sound comes from a commercial sound library, and has been used in countless television shows, movies and video games. Of course while in those works it's used once, in Daggerfall it's used for every dungeon door, which burns into a player's mind.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Was the case until Bethesda released it on their website as a free download in 2009, making it Rescued. Prior to that, hard copies were selling for upwards of $100 online. However; you have to download a DOS emulator to actually play the game and Bethesda assumes you know this already. (GOG.com would later give it away for free including a DOS emulator to anyone who purchased another Elder Scrolls game.)
  • Manual Misprint: In the manual it lists all the special advantages when creating a custom character, one of which is Survivilism, implying your character would have a easier time depending on what type of land he was traversing on. This is obviously dummied out at the last second, or never got around to putting it in at all.
  • Vaporware: Bethesda Studios had announced Daggerfall fairly soon after Arena came out, and the game took a staggeringly large two years to complete and release. As a result, some PC Gaming magazines declared the game to be this because of its ambitious scale and "Featuritis".
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  • What Could Have Been: Take a look at some of the Dummied Out things, including warfare between cities.


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