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Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: June 19th, 2017, 8:24 am
by tarasis
Pleased that there is still life in the remaster.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: June 20th, 2017, 2:06 am
by balinor
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
June 18th, 2017, 8:14 am
The only reason I backed this game was for The Bard's Tale remastered games but hopefully Bards Tale IV will be ok.
Note to inXile: In the past couple of years that I've been on this forum, I've seen numerous posts like the one above. Might be worth considering that much of the crowd-funding you received may not be a mandate for the game you're making, but for the one you already made as Interplay back in the 80's. This could be taken as a hint to make BT4 more like the originals, modern sensibilities be damned. (For whatever modern means.)
Very much this. It was the remasters that got me to back the game.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: June 30th, 2017, 4:04 am
by burgerbecky
Ranger1 wrote:
June 16th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Great news on the remaster. BTW could we get the maps for the original games as a pdf?
Why? The Remasters have auto mapping.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: June 30th, 2017, 5:43 am
by thebruce
And they're easily available at many locations on the web... part of the fun of the game is the discovery though. Use the automap, or make your own maps. If you get stuck or confused, refer to someone else's map :)

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: June 30th, 2017, 6:07 am
by Crosmando
burgerbecky wrote:
June 30th, 2017, 4:04 am
Ranger1 wrote:
June 16th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Great news on the remaster. BTW could we get the maps for the original games as a pdf?
Why? The Remasters have auto mapping.
Unrelated question, but have you considered adding in some form of tooltips so we can see what an item or spell does ingame?

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 1:36 am
by burgerbecky
Crosmando wrote:
June 30th, 2017, 6:07 am
Unrelated question, but have you considered adding in some form of tooltips so we can see what an item or spell does ingame?
No, I hadn't thought of that. I'll put it on the wish list. No promises, you hear!

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: October 13th, 2017, 7:26 am
by Alucard007
Can I buy this updated set off your site once it's finished? Is that going to be an option. BT 4 isn't really doing it for me. Thanks

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 18th, 2017, 5:43 pm
by sinbuster
Can we get an update please. It's been awfully quiet around here but I can see from Becky's twitter she's still active.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 22nd, 2017, 10:53 pm
by cpd315
Can’t wait to show my son what real PC gaming was like for me when I was his age!

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 24th, 2017, 1:43 am
by ZiN
Alucard007 wrote:
October 13th, 2017, 7:26 am
Can I buy this updated set off your site once it's finished? Is that going to be an option. BT 4 isn't really doing it for me. Thanks.
Yes, it would be a nice option to buy a standalone version of Bard's Tale The Original Trilogy Remastered.

The currently available DOS versions are buggy and ugly (unless unofficial patch is applied), and the KEGS32 emulator included in BT2004 "Remastered" might have issues with saving besides being quite slow.
I hope Burger Becky can write a save/load/import system, as elegant and fast as her ProDos routines were for BT3 and Dragon Wars. These games need to be able to run very fast, due to backtracking, trash fights and grinding. Funny how those things sound bad for a "modern game" and yet quite a few people would still like to play these classics in a "definitive edition" on a "modern" PC.

sinbuster wrote:
November 18th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Can we get an update please. It's been awfully quiet around here but I can see from Becky's twitter she's still active.
This game needs better coverage. "Social media" postings and various links to unlisted youtube videos are inadequate in my opinion. I can't believe how more unprofessional this can get...
Not that BT4 is much better, with its quarterly uninformative updates and shameless BT2004 / MT promos.

cpd315 wrote:
November 22nd, 2017, 10:53 pm
Can’t wait to show my son what real PC gaming was like for me when I was his age!
The funny thing is, it will be more like real Amiga / IIGS gaming (as it used to be). For PC there was Wizardry and Might & Magic.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 24th, 2017, 5:33 am
by Crosmando
Well, the Amiga and Apple 2gs were personal computers.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 30th, 2017, 10:45 am
by ZiN
Amiga version got this cool little mouse interface. Wonder if it made it into Remastered. ;)

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Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: November 30th, 2017, 11:24 pm
by Drool
Looks a little cluttered, but the scroll bar is nice, as is Ascend and Descend (I always forgot the key for those).

Kinda reminds me of Might and Magic 3-5 now that I think about it.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 11th, 2018, 5:08 pm
by tarasis
Any news?

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 15th, 2018, 12:35 pm
by phimseto
Hey all, they are still being worked on.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 17th, 2018, 1:56 am
by Crosmando
God I wish Inxile could just buy the source code from them and do it themselves.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 19th, 2018, 1:47 am
by Bladesinger
Still being worked on is Ultimately Vague... Whats still being worked on? The programming? The negotiations? The money?

I guess a two paragraph would be better then a one liner???

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 19th, 2018, 8:20 am
by phimseto
We're a bit constrained in what we can say about it. The games themselves remain being worked on.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 21st, 2018, 2:09 pm
by JasonJoel
phimseto wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 8:20 am
We're a bit constrained in what we can say about it. The games themselves remain being worked on.
I'm really happy to hear that! I'm very much looking forward to it. After this much time I'm still a little hesitant to get my hopes up, but I will keep my fingers crossed.

Re: Bard's Tale remasters update from Olde Sküül

Posted: March 27th, 2018, 4:45 am
by Bladesinger
Sounds like you are trying your best to get the remasters for us but encountering difficulties? Good luck, and at the end of the day dont sweat the little stuff. ;)