Bard's Tale II - casinos?

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Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Iiago » July 15th, 2018, 5:14 am

Hey all,

So I'm working my way through Bard's Tale 2 (found the emulated versions that came with backing BTIV). All the casinos are closed - I kept assuming that I'd be able to open them eventually but I'm now half-way through and no sign of that coming.

I also remember that on my old Apple IIe version they were available right from the start...were they removed from the PC version? If so, does anyone know why? Just an inferior port, or avoiding some 80s moral panic?

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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by ZZGO » July 16th, 2018, 3:41 am

I played the game on a C128 back in the day, and the casinos worked right from the start. There is no point in the game where the Casinos open up. The game's Wikipedia article even mentions the casinos as an expansion over the original BT I, so they should be available.

But the individual ports/versions of the original games had minor differences. It's entirely possible that the port you're playing is based on a version that didn't have the Casino functionality.

Theoretically it's also possible that Casinos were removed from the game, either because of a moral panic or because of balancing concerns. But I doubt that any such deliberate change was implemented.

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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Iiago » July 16th, 2018, 4:31 pm

I'm playing the emulated versions released to backers, which are based on the PC port. You'd think they'd be pretty simple to implement - so you'd assume it's deliberate? I suppose anything's possible.

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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » July 20th, 2018, 6:30 pm

Just started playing The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight, the emulated version sent to all backers and it has me starting in the city of Colosse. Now according to it's Wikipedia entry this is the last town I'm supposed to get the last piece of the artifact wand/sceptre from. The beginning town is supposed to be Tangramayne. However, I am doing fine, except for the fact that I alittle lost.

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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » July 20th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Nah, I'm in the right place now and in the starter dungeon in Tangramayne. Dungeons are terrible place in this game. I should just wander around town. Thanks for noticing anyway.
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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Gizmo » July 20th, 2018, 9:32 pm

There should be a casino about two or thee squares South of the entrance to the Dark Domain in Tangramayne.

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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Orpheus the Bard » July 21st, 2018, 2:35 am

Yeah, I found that place, and all the gold there had been stolen by the bad guy so the fellow running that place had to close it down. Funny thing was Garth's Weapon and Armor shop disappeared from that town, seriously. Like I was there buying equipment until it got dark and I hung around there until next day, but the place became a empty building. I double checked the location on the map I found and it's supposed be there. Yet, it just vanished. I was able to find it in another town though, so, I'm happy.


Is that supposed to happen. Maybe he just keeps moving shop for better circulation of business.
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Re: Bard's Tale II - casinos?

Post by Iiago » July 23rd, 2018, 8:20 pm

That's weird. Apart from the casinos being closed, I haven't had any problems with the game. Except the sound/graphics on the Apple II version were better.

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