The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

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The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by phimseto » December 21st, 2018, 8:36 am

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In this latest update, we check in on the status of the game and backer rewards, and share a little of what to expect as we head into the new year!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/in ... ts/2374457
We're also making several adjustments to the end game economy by adding an additional tier of high level, master-crafted, items; adjusting merchants to sell more useful gear; expanded their inventory size for easy of use; and adjusted the gold faucets so gold stays useful and not over-abundant through the end game.
All that and more in the link above! Enjoy!

- The inXile Team

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by astrobryguy » December 23rd, 2018, 12:48 pm

A question about the Linux/Mac versions. From this Kickstarter update:
For those of you patiently waiting for the Mac and Linux versions of Barrows Deep, we unfortunately do not have a definitive timeline, but work is progressing on both versions. The increased delay is down to the post-release updates and feature additions, and developing both those updates and the Mac and Linux versions at the same time would have been slowed down both substantially. Now that the game is in its current state however, the pace of development is picking up.
Isn't that basically the same thing inXile posted on Steam in October with the release of Patch 3?
With Patch 3 being released, we are now focusing on our original goal of enhancing the game by adding many additional features after launch. Legacy Mode, controller support, and grid movement will only be some of them and we will talk more about those items and more in the near future. Friends of Mac and Linux will also be happy to hear that we are working on those versions as well. (emphasis mine)
https://steamcommunity.com/games/566090 ... 9041240396

So, are we looking at early 2019? late 2019? 2020 or beyond?

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by shmerl » December 29th, 2018, 5:20 pm

I'm surprised they can't provide a timeline. Any normal project should be able to provide an estimate.

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by _noblesse_oblige_ » December 31st, 2018, 1:38 pm

Given that the game was delivered a year later than originally announced, they might be feeling a bit gun shy about committing to anything. But, providing only extremely sporadic communication has also been their modus operandi for most of the game's development (pre- and post-release). The communication around patches 1 through 3 was the best I've ever seen from them.
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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by waltc » January 1st, 2019, 9:26 am

That was a very nice and welcome update! Happy New Year! Here's hoping that now that InXile's financing woes are behind it (Microsoft purchase) the company can manage to put up its own web site for its games--I really am nonplussed in seeing that Steamworks is the "official" site for BT IV. That's taking the "Indie" pose a bit far, imo. InXile has been putting out professional products--time to begin acting the part, eh? Fargo is neither a n00b nor an Indie, etc.

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by waltc » January 1st, 2019, 9:44 am

shmerl wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:20 pm
I'm surprised they can't provide a timeline. Any normal project should be able to provide an estimate.
Sounds to me as if they aren't committing to Mac/Linux versions until they are finished with the original Windows version--which only makes sense, imo. Meanwhile there is always Bootcamp for the Mac, and dual-booting for Linux (much better than an emulator, I should think.) Still, if you have gone this long without the game then I'd certainly advise waiting until the Windows version is 99% done--no real timetable on that, either, unfortunately.

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by astrobryguy » January 2nd, 2019, 6:58 am

waltc wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 9:44 am
shmerl wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:20 pm
I'm surprised they can't provide a timeline. Any normal project should be able to provide an estimate.
Sounds to me as if they aren't committing to Mac/Linux versions until they are finished with the original Windows version--which only makes sense, imo. Meanwhile there is always Bootcamp for the Mac, and dual-booting for Linux (much better than an emulator, I should think.) Still, if you have gone this long without the game then I'd certainly advise waiting until the Windows version is 99% done--no real timetable on that, either, unfortunately.
InXile committed to the Mac & Linux versions with the initial Kickstarter:
Built using Unreal Engine 4, for PC, Mac and Linux. Available from Steam, or DRM-Free from GOG.com or The Humble Store
We'll see if they make that commitment a reality.

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Re: The Bard's Tale IV Update 54: The Bard Goes Caroling!

Post by waltc » January 19th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Yes, but InXile can't very well sanction a port to either OS until they finish with the Windows version, eh? That would make no sense at all...;)

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