How to rebind your keys in under 5 mins or update to cd version
You may’ve loaded the game up and realized the default keybinds aren’t up to modern standards, and worse, there’s no in-game option to rebind them.
With this quick and painless mod you’ll be able to have a far more convenient set of keybinds while still having the ability to input text properly at the press of a single button.
Additionally, I’ve edited in a small section near the bottom that’ll point you in the direction of an installer for the CD version if you’d prefer to experience the game that way.
EZ Walkthrough (TES Arena Remapped)
- Download the mod TES Arena Remapped
from Nexus – [nexusmods.com] or Moddb – [moddb.com]
- Extract the contents of the compressed folder
- Find your local arena install folder and navigate to DOSBox-0.74
- Place ‘mapper’ and ‘mapper-0.74.map’ into DOSBox-0.74
Example folder location
How it oughta look when you’re done
If all went well you should now have a much easier time enjoying the game.
Controls (TES Arena Remapped)
Holding ALT allows you to input text when prompted
ALT+ENTER toggles fullscreen
CTRL+F12 increases dosbox cycles, improving performance. You can do this repeatedly until it performs to your expectations/preferences.
F4 toggles message pixelation. Disabling this will cause text windows to appear quicker, removing a fade-in effect that’s on by default and can be quite tedious.
Alternate Option: Arena Setup (CD Version)
If you’d rather play the CD version, use Arena Setup – [wiwiland.net] . The link included has the .exe, as well as an advanced configuration guide. I’ve briefly tested it and it seems to work flawlessly.
The CD version has voice acting during cutscenes, removes the Shift Gate's copy protection questions, a remastered ending, and small graphical changes to items like shields. The two versions are otherwise identical.
ArtInPinkerton (aka Pinkertonius) – [nexusmods.com] for TES:Arena Remapped, Ancestral Ghost and the Arena modding community for Arena Setup, and Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages – [uesp.net] for general combat information.
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