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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What works

installation via Steam

display configuration utility / changing resolution

starting the game and getting to the main menu

sound, music, voices in the menus

subtitles in the main game

What does not

intro videos, cutscenes (need WMP9/10, native quartz.dll, amstream.dll, devenum.dll)

screens in the menus are way too dark, you have to turn up the gamma of the screen to see anything

actual gameplay, due to the black screen issue


What was not tested

the game itself

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Additional Comments

Obtained via Steam, game version is The game is unplayable because the screen shows only the mini-map and the health bar in the main game. You can move your hero blindly across the screen and sound is working but you can't see what happens. I guess this is a shader issue. Nvidia 7600 GT card / driver 195.36.31

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4756 Can't install Bard's tale due to grayed out "I accept" button in eula dialog CLOSED FIXED View
23863 The Bard's Tale (2005): unplayable due to almost completely black screen CLOSED FIXED View

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