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.
Using installation: Fable - The Lost Chapters (USA) DVD.iso.
It seems everything works after installing the game and K-Lite Codec Pack.
Tested on exclusively FOSS system (gentoo, without blobs), Intel graphics, KDE Plasma, wayland.
What does not
1) launching game without codecs installed
2) launching game in fullscreen on wayland
ad 1) After installing game, you also need to install K-Lite Codec Pack FULL. I've installed latest version at the time of testing - 17.3.
Otherwise the game won't play movies and refuses to otherwise work. For detailed game error message see previous WineHQ report from 2020.
ad 2) Wayland fixes: I set a specific window rule to always launch game in fullscreen.
What was not tested
Whole playthrough. Tested just beginning the game, talking to NPCs.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux||Dec 22 2022||7.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Martin Kostolný|
|Show||macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"||Aug 05 2020||5.10||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Fable_tlc tester|
|Show||Fedora 27 x86_64||Feb 25 2018||3.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Desperalaw|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Mar 14 2014||1.7.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Philipglo Joshua Opulencia|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Jan 05 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||Philipglo Joshua Opulencia|