The Bard's Tale

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Remake of the original game made in 1985 for Apple II computers.

Application Details:

License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything! The game launches properly, all cut-scenes and movies are well displayed. No problems with sound, either.

- Full-window mode may collide with some desktops or window managers. Emulated desktop with set dimensions is recommended, but not mandatory.
- Game requires Windows Media Player (WMP), otherwise the initial Ubisoft logo movie will not load on game launch and the game will freeze. WMP9 and WMP10 can be installed via Winetricks (packages wmp9 and wmp10, respectively).

What does not

Upon game launch, screen brightness is suddenly reduced and will persist in that state until the game is properly launched once more or the computer rebooted.


What was not tested

The majority of graphics and gameplay settings. Also, I did not follow the story too far.

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 02 20151.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldAndy Mender 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Feb 03 20131.4.1Yes No NoGarbageShmerl 
ShowArch LinuxMar 17 20121.4Yes Yes NoSilverfetter_oml 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 22 20111.3.28Yes Yes NoSilverTor 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20101.3.6Yes Yes NoBronzeSalim 

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