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Default The Elder Scrolls Anthology (TES1 - 5 + OB DLC!) - 08-03-2013, 07:12 | posts: 4,545 | Location: Netherlands

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Exciting news today for Elder Scrolls fans. On September 10th (and September 13th in Europe), we’ll be releasing The Elder Scrolls Anthology on PC. This premium box set (shown above) includes all five main games from the series – Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim – as well all the official add-ons and expansions for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

To help you explore the expansive world of Tamriel, the Anthology also features a set of five physical maps detailing the lands of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil and Skyrim.

In case you haven’t been with us since 1994, here’s a recap of all five titles that will be included in the $79.99 package (€59.99 / £49.99 / $89.99AUD)
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Arena – Assume the role of a lone prisoner and travel to Tamriel’s most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos and save the Empire from the evil Imperial battlemage, Jagar Tharn. The Anthology features the original version of Arena and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Daggerfall – The ancient golem Numidium, a powerful weapon once used to unify Tamriel has once again been unearthed. In the power struggle that follows, the King of Daggerfall is murdered and his vengeful spirit haunts the kingdom. The Emperor Uriel Septim VII sends you on a heroic path to put the king’s spirit to rest and ensure that the golem does not fall into the wrong hands. The Anthology features the original version of Daggerfall and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Morrowind – To fulfill an ancient prophecy, the Emperor sends you, an unknown Imperial courier, to the island of Vvardenfell to rid the land of Morrowind of a dark curse. Through a series of dangerous and magical quests, you are transformed into one of the Empire’s most enduring heroes. Also includes: Tribunal and Bloodmoon add-ons, plus The Elder Scrolls Construction Set.

Oblivion – With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. In the shadow of evil, a hero will rise from the ashes of a fallen Empire. You must find the true heir of the Septim line and restore him to the Imperial throne, while unraveling the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel. Also includes: Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansions.

Skyrim – Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. Also includes: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons.


http://www.bethblog.com/2013/08/01/t...his-september/

Too bad Battlespire and Redguard aren't included, but since i'm a huge TES fan/collector, I will most likely get this. Great pack for just €60.

As for the smaller Oblivion DLC, they are NOT included (no horse armor for you), which is retarded. Should contain everything by now. I know The Knights of the Nine retail disc had all the DLC included as well.
Official post regarding the Oblivion DLC by a Bethsoft staff member:
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gstaff said on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 12:49 am:

It does not have the small DLCs for Oblivion. Easy way to explain it is it’s the same content you’d get if you bought store copies of Arena and Daggerfall (but good luck finding them), the GOTY releases of Morrowind & Oblivion, and the Legendary release of Skyrim.

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Default 08-03-2013, 07:53 | posts: 9,164 | Location: Toledo

That's crappy and lazy that it doesn't have the Oblivion DLC, even if it was mostly uselss tripe. It also looks to me like those maps are reprints of the originals. So meh. For $50 I would buy it
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 13:39 | posts: 9,804 | Location: Sweden

It's a shame Bethesda doesn't have all the code for Arena and Daggerfall so they could be updated to work natively on newer hardware and OS systems, Redguard and Battlespire too but they aren't even included.

Strange decision not to have the Oblivion DLC but otherwise it looks like a rather solid compilation.
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 13:55 | posts: 26,668 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Arena was groundbreaking. Daggerfall improved on pretty much everything, it was amazing. Best in the series. Morrowind was a good game too, loved it. Oblivion was terrible. Skyrim was slightly better. My opinion if course, but the last 2 games ruined a one great franchise for me.

Lovely bundle btw, but some discs are missing, how is that an anthology.
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 13:58 | posts: 7,439 | Location: Canada, Quebec

I had my best memories on Morrowind (too young for the others).
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 14:21 | posts: 5,149 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

Shoulda called this The Elder Scrolls Backlog Edition. (surely no one has this much free time)

golly gosh.. im soo funny.
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 17:46 | posts: 9,164 | Location: Toledo

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Arena was groundbreaking. Daggerfall improved on pretty much everything, it was amazing. Best in the series. Morrowind was a good game too, loved it. Oblivion was terrible. Skyrim was slightly better. My opinion if course, but the last 2 games ruined a one great franchise for me.

Lovely bundle btw, but some discs are missing, how is that an anthology.
Oblivion gets a lot of hate but I still quite enjoyed it completely vanilla. The combat was a lot better than in Morrowind. It was a shame they went with scaled enemies and had to have the entire game voice acted (and only by a few people which made it seem repetitive). But all in all not a bad game imo. I enjoyed it more than Skyrim, somehow.
   
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Shoulda called this The Elder Scrolls Backlog Edition. (surely no one has this much free time)
The Elder Scrolls Get Fire From Your Job Edition LOL.
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 18:44 | posts: 5,149 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

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Oblivion gets a lot of hate but I still quite enjoyed it completely vanilla. The combat was a lot better than in Morrowind. It was a shame they went with scaled enemies and had to have the entire game voice acted (and only by a few people which made it seem repetitive). But all in all not a bad game imo. I enjoyed it more than Skyrim, somehow.
Boom! ^^ This is the best way to explain Oblivion in a short sentence.

Skyrim with all its mods is pretty and all, but thats what i find im doing more than anything, seldom do i play or go cave diving for crap. Skyrim for me, even on first playthrough, just felt smaller than oblivion, most obvious whenever im back at whiterun (the first major city after Riverwood at the start) and standing out in the open just outside Whiteruns gates. Its looks big but as im walking around, it revels itself to be more of an illusion more so than Oblivion did.

if that makes sense.
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 19:48 | posts: 5,038 | Location: Washington State, USA

...i hope this means they'll at some point or another sell arena and daggerfall individually at some point through, say, steam, ofcourse with the dos emulator, but those are the only two in this pack i care about as i own the rest....
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 19:53 | posts: 9,804 | Location: Sweden

Arena and Daggerfall are freeware now though and available for download from Bethesda directly unless something has changed recently, however due to lack of source code and such assets they are unmodified and Arena is the floppy version with a smaller intro and outro that lack voice acting.
(Arena first as part of a ten year celebration and then Daggerfall shortly afterwards.)

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http://www.elderscrolls.com/arena/
http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/
   
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Default 08-03-2013, 19:58 | posts: 10,986 | Location: Finland

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...i hope this means they'll at some point or another sell arena and daggerfall individually at some point through, say, steam, ofcourse with the dos emulator, but those are the only two in this pack i care about as i own the rest....
Here's Arena for you: http://cms.elderscrolls.com/sites/de...na106Setup.zip

And here's Daggerfall: http://cms.elderscrolls.com/sites/de.../DFInstall.zip
   
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Default 08-04-2013, 00:53 | posts: 4,545 | Location: Netherlands

For those who are still angry about the Oblivion DLC: the GOTY Deluxe version is now 75% off on Steam.
Still balls for them being allergic to include the DLC with every OB pack. Same crap happened with the 5th anniversary edition, which is just the GOTY version.
   
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The Elder Scrolls Foreveralone edition
   
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Oblivion gets a lot of hate ...
Hate? I reckon Bethesda were probably fine with that 'hate' when you look at its review scores:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/th...ls-iv-oblivion

and consider Oblivion's enormous sales figures over the years.

Have to say though that considering both Skyrim Legendary Edition and Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition are available off Amazon for a combined total price of £24 (UK pounds), Morrowind GOTY is available off Steam for £9.74 and the two DOS games are now free to play, it's up to the customer if he wants to pay £16 for a box!!

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I want the book, but have no need for any of the rest of it myself.
   
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Default 08-05-2013, 17:08 | posts: 9,164 | Location: Toledo

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Hate? I reckon Bethesda were probably fine with that 'hate' when you look at its review scores:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/th...ls-iv-oblivion

and consider Oblivion's enormous sales figures over the years.

Have to say though that considering both Skyrim Legendary Edition and Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition are available off Amazon for a combined total price of £24 (UK pounds), Morrowind GOTY is available off Steam for £9.74 and the two DOS games are now free to play, it's up to the customer if he wants to pay £16 for a box!!
It gets a lot of forum hate at least, I know it was a successful game. But pundits just cite that the average gamer has a low IQ and needs their hand held or some tripe like that.
   
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Default 08-06-2013, 02:16 | posts: 5,038 | Location: Washington State, USA

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Arena and Daggerfall are freeware now though and available for download from Bethesda directly unless something has changed recently, however due to lack of source code and such assets they are unmodified and Arena is the floppy version with a smaller intro and outro that lack voice acting.
(Arena first as part of a ten year celebration and then Daggerfall shortly afterwards.)

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http://www.elderscrolls.com/arena/
http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/
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While i understand this, do they come with the dos emulater all set up, fully, out of the box?(install) if not, then my want still stands

While i understand this is pretty much "lazy", i have no desire to set up any game using dos emulators such as dosbox for the simple fact that there is way too many settings in them that could, or could not, affect the game in some way or another, and since i have no idea what i'm doing, i could set it up, play the entire game, and only realize in the end there was supposed to be a sky...if i had just set the dos emulator correctly...
   
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Default 08-06-2013, 07:42 | posts: 4,489 | Location: Romania

I have all TES games I like with all their DLCs on Steam already. This edition is nothing special imo, CE of each individual game is a better thing to have, though the only physcial CE I have of a TES game is Oblivion one.
   
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While i understand this, do they come with the dos emulater all set up, fully, out of the box?(install) if not, then my want still stands

While i understand this is pretty much "lazy", i have no desire to set up any game using dos emulators such as dosbox for the simple fact that there is way too many settings in them that could, or could not, affect the game in some way or another, and since i have no idea what i'm doing, i could set it up, play the entire game, and only realize in the end there was supposed to be a sky...if i had just set the dos emulator correctly...
There is a fully setup .exe for Daggerfall somewhere on the internet, I think I actually have it installed on my laptop. I can't recall where it came from, but it's run through DosBox, but packaged into a regular Windows installation process, so it's just as easy to install as a web browser (for example). Google it and I'm sure you can find it quickly if you want to get it.
   
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Default 08-07-2013, 18:59 | posts: 4,545 | Location: Netherlands

Bethesda confirmed on their blog that Oblivion will feature all the DLC as well. 2 versions of Oblivion and MW will be included: 1. The normal retail GOTY version without the smaller DLC and 2. a Steam key for both MW GOTY and Oblivion GOTY Deluxe, which includes the smaller horse crap, the orrery and all of the DLC as well.

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What versions of the games are included with Anthology?

The Elder Scrolls Anthology is the same content you would get if you purchased the boxed version of each game.

Arena and Daggerfall include a pre-configured version of DosBox that gets installed during installation and allows you to play on modern machines.
Morrowind GOTY and Oblivion GOTY are based on the retail versions of the game, which do not require Steam activation. For Oblivion, this means that the disc version of the game does not include the smaller add-ons (Horse Armor, Fighter’s Stronghold, Mehrunes’ Razor, etc)… more on that below.
For Skyrim, the disc is based on the Legendary release of the game, which requires Steam activation.

As a bonus, the included Steam key will activate Steam versions of Morrowind GOTY and Oblivion GOTY Deluxe. Like the disc release of Oblivion, the deluxe versions include the main game, Knights of the Nine, and Shivering Isles, but it also adds English versions of the Wizard’s Tower, Orrery, Thives’ Den, The Vile Lair, Mehrunes’ Razor, and Horse Armor. These add-ons are not compatible with the disc version of the game, so you will need to use the Steam version to access them.
Still missing the Fighter's Stronghold (Battlehorn Castle) DLC?

http://www.bethblog.com/2013/08/07/t...his-september/
Morrowind DLC page, scroll down
   
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Default 08-07-2013, 19:19 | posts: 4,899 | Location: Washington DC

I remember getting a Daggerfall demo in one of those old PCGamer magazines. It was one of the first games I played with nudity in it. Play as a female, take off all her clothes, get a big hammer and start breaking down doors of people's houses. Never had the full game but that was enough to keep me busy at that age.

I'm another one who enjoyed Oblivion more than Skyrim. Something about Skyrim just doesn't make me intersted to sit down and play for hours on end like I did with Oblivion. I'm also older now and have more things going on in life so that could be part of it.
   
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