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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What works

I could intall game using a trick (the 'accept' button on License screen gets ungrayed if text is scrolled down and then selected with a Ctrl+A).

Then WMP has to be installed to play videos at game startup and ingame (if not, game crashes at startup, asking for WMVCORE.DLL). I used winetricks to get WMP9 and it works quite well.

Saving party and loading it after game restart works fine.

What does not

While game is running, GNOME panel and my dock (Docky) are still displaying on top. Also I'm able to interact with them, which means parts of the game screen are not usable for playing (both view and click).

Also, while playing ingame video scenes, sound and image are clipping a bit


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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 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20101.3.6Yes Yes BronzeSalim 

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