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

installing, playing, finishing the game, videos live-rendered with ingame engine. humor.

speed is very good.

installer works, but as several before me pointed out: you have to use the page-down-key do enable the accept-button.

What does not

particle effects, especially fire. this becomes a minor problem on lvl3 of the island tower.

sound of prerendered videos.

copyprotection. crack isnt hard to find


What was not tested

(almost) nothing. played through.

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Additional Comments

in the demo version the video-sound works, in the full game it doesn't. i think one might be able to extract the demo-dll and get unstuttered sound in the full game, but as there are only around 5 (?) rather short prerendered movies, you can just watch them on youtube. whole game is playable, and definitely enjoyable. laughed my ass off most of the time, and that really isn't damped by minor technical issues :)

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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 
CurrentArch 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 

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