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Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable is a role-playingvideo game for Xbox, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms. It was developed by Big Blue Box, a satellite developer of Lionhead Studios, and was published by Microsoft.


Fable takes place in the fictional world of Albion. Players assume the role of an orphaned boy who realizes his dream of becoming a hero. The choices players make in the game affect the perception and reaction to their Hero by the characters of Albion, and change the Hero's appearance to mirror what good or evil deeds the Hero has performed. In addition to undertaking quests to learn what happened to the Hero's family, players can engage in optional quests and pursuits such as trading, romance, and theft.

Fable was expanded and rereleased as Fable: The Lost Chapters for Xbox and Windows PC platforms in September 2005. The game was later ported to Mac OS X by Feral Interactive.

The Lost Chapters features all the content found in the original Fable, as well as additional new content such as new monsters, weapons, alignment based spells, items, armor, towns, buildings, and expressions, as well as the ability to give children objects. The story receives further augmentation in the form of nine new areas and sixteen additional quests. Characters such as Briar Rose and Scythe, who played only minor roles in the original game, are now given more importance and are included in certain main and side quests.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 10
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.10

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Test Results

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What works

- Gameplay at max settings works fine.

- Changing settings while playing.

- The first level in Oakvale.

What does not

- Musics are not working, only ambient sounds and voices.

- In game videos and intros don't even launch, they are skipped by the game.

- The game just crashes at loading screen when you first enter the Guild, so any level after Oakvale is unplayable.

- The game isn't installable through the 4 CDs install without a trick.

Workarounds

The trick to install the game when you have 4 CDs is to copy all of the CD content into one folder and then launch the "autorun.exe" and it will install just fine.

Also you have to kill the process "IDriver.exe" because it will stay active even if the install is finished.

I think the game doesn't access correctly to the ISO drives you mount and thus rewards you with a "-2 error : file not available".

What was not tested

Longer gameplay due to the crash.

It really is a pity because it's a childhood game that I wanted to play without setting up a Windows VM. Guess anything doesn't always go as planned :-)

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Used a clean Wine 32 bits prefix configured with Windows 7.

Installed the following : "winetricks mfc42 vcrun6 wmp9 devenum quartz" and all d3dx9.

Added csmt support with winetricks via the "Change settings" menu. (or you can type in console command "winetricks csmt=on").

Here are my PC specs :
â–º CPU : AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0GHz
â–º GPU : MSI Lightning NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB
â–º RAM : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @1600MHz DDR3
â–º MOBO : Asrock 970 Extreme4
â–º OS : Fedora 27 x64

I use the NVIDIA 390.25 proprietary drivers for my video card.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Aug 05 20205.10Yes Yes NoSilverFable_tlc tester 
CurrentFedora 27 x86_64Feb 25 20183.2No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeDesperalaw 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Mar 14 20141.7.12Yes Yes GoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jan 05 20141.7.9Yes Yes GoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1Dec 18 20131.7.8Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8509 Fable: installshield keeps asking for CD1 after copying some files from it CLOSED INVALID View
10120 Oblivion lines in water CLOSED FIXED View
12143 Black halos surround NPCs in Fable CLOSED FIXED View
14026 Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes CLOSED FIXED View
17774 Fable crashes on starting a new or existing game CLOSED FIXED View
17850 Fable won't start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17884 Tree glitch in fable CLOSED FIXED View
17885 Focus frame too big in fable CLOSED FIXED View
18001 Mass Effect Xlib: unexpected async reply CLOSED FIXED View
18946 Fable: The Lost Chapters - In-game graphics laggy/slow/halting CLOSED ABANDONED View
24912 Age Of Empires 3 Demo Installer hangs in background after successfull install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24940 Can't install Fable: The Lost Chapters CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24941 Fable: The Lost Chapters can't play video CLOSED FIXED View
24942 Fable: The Lost Chapters rendered scenes mostly black without native d3dx9_36 CLOSED FIXED View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View

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