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The Bard's Tale

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Version 2.0.0 from GOG.com

Application Details:

Version: GOG.com
License: Retail
URL: http://www.thebardstale.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.19

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What works

Installs, game menu works (must disable movie as stated below.)

Game itself plays (but not visible).

The included bonus classic trilogy works perfectly with xkegs emulator.

What does not

Movie does not play and the game hangs, so need to disable movies (see below.)

The game screen has only mini-map, health, and a small circle visible, including some occasional small moving objects, so is not playable.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Actually playing through the game.

Saving and loading (haven't reached a save point in the game.)

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Additional Comments

To workaround the movie playing hang, rename the directory Res/Movie to something else. It will then skip the movies and go to the main menu. There are mentions elsewhere about installing wmp9, but I haven't tried it. To run the classic trilogy, choose the classic from the main menu, copy over the extracted floppy images, and edit the config file to point to the floppy images and the included rom image. More details in gog.com forum.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 20 x86_64Jun 18 20141.7.19Yes Yes GarbageZachary J 
ShowCentOS 6.3Feb 02 20131.5.23No, but has workaround Yes GarbageRixa 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23863 The Bard's Tale (2005): unplayable due to almost completely black screen CLOSED FIXED View
32451 Multiple GOG.com installer bundles show a broken/unresponsive dialog window during installation (installer process running out of wndproc slots) CLOSED FIXED View

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