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The following are bugs and glitches that have been reported in The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

Bugs and glitchesEdit

  • There seems to be a higher rate of crashes with DOSBox than on the original floppy disk form.
  • When reloading a save or checking stats, the game may crash.
  • Using Passwall in dungeons may cause the game to crash.
  • Enemies tend to get stuck in a corner when doing their running animation
  • Sometimes the player can glitch in a wall if they long jump
  • Names with spaces will only have the first word displayed in many screens and dialogues, so typing in "John Doe" becomes "John."
  • Setting the music sound to 0 does not actually mute the music, which can still be heard at higher speaker or headphone volumes.
  • Due to graphics resolution, health, fatigue, and mana bars may not reach the top even when fully healed.
  • An indefinite number of items such as daggers and shortbows that have 0.5kg weight can be carried.
  • All human enemies, when killed, turn into bodies that resemble male spellswords when they hit the ground.


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  • Annoying Arena glitches!

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    • whenever I play Arena, it either crashes before it even starts, or crashes when i check my stats or when im loading a save game. it's rea...
    • I got the location of Fortress of Ice, and it won't show up on my map anymore.
  • ARENA Crash Bug?

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    • Actually there a book in game which you can look up the spells magician usage
    • You guys are WAY off.