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Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 10:59 am
by shmerl
Are there any plans to make Linux versions of the remastered games? A while ago, when they were initially planned to be made by Olde Sküül, they said that they'll make Linux version too.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 11:05 am
by immagikman
Cant you use WINE? Id imagine that this should be a low resource game.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 11:10 am
by shmerl
Possibly, but if Krome ported the old engine to something modern, it can be already cross platform, so why not release it for Linux then? They can get in touch with Icculus for instance if they need help.

Funnily, the games require D3D11. So in Wine I'll probably need to use DXVK.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 1:08 pm
by Drool
I believe the plan is to eventually port it over for Linux.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 1:34 pm
by shmerl
Drool wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 1:08 pm
I believe the plan is to eventually port it over for Linux.
Sounds good! Do you remember inXile mentioning it anywhere? The last mention about this that I've seen was during Olde Sküül partnership, so I wasn't sure it carried over to Krome Studios work.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 1:39 pm
by _noblesse_oblige_
The Krome product manager (Linds - Lindsay Parmenter) and lead programmer (MaDPuPpeT - James Podesta) are answering quite a few queries on the Steam forum for this game - if you're a Steam member, you could try asking them over there if they don't see your question here. My recollection is that they do have plans for other platforms. (I would much rather play on Linux myself.)

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 1:51 pm
by shmerl
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 1:39 pm
The Krome product manager (Linds - Lindsay Parmenter) and lead programmer (MaDPuPpeT - James Podesta) are answering quite a few queries on the Steam forum for this game - if you're a Steam member, you could try asking them over there if they don't see your question here. My recollection is that they do have plans for other platforms. (I would much rather play on Linux myself.)
Can you post a short question there about it please? I don't have a Steam account. Thanks!

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
by _noblesse_oblige_
The question was posted earlier today, as was one about Mac support. Will try to remember to let you know if I see an answer. But, I'm pretty sure the answer is yes, as Drool mentions.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 2:57 pm
by shmerl
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
The question was posted earlier today, as was one about Mac support. Will try to remember to let you know if I see an answer. But, I'm pretty sure the answer is yes, as Drool mentions.
Thanks. I found these threads:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/843260/d ... 749552257/
https://steamcommunity.com/app/843260/d ... 483004436/

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 16th, 2018, 10:53 am
by Maggot
With Linux Ubuntu 18.04, I'm not using Wine but PlayOnLinux which is a more user-friendly frontend for Wine. However the current version of PlayForLinux doesn't support downloading from Steam on Windows. There seems to be a workaround, but I can't find the file it's mentioned and the closest match, can't find the part that I'm supposed to append. The solution seems to be wait until Wine 3.12.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1046951 ... or-content 'When downloading a windows steam game over Ubuntu Wine, I get the error “content server unreachable”'
https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/co ... ayonlinux/ 'Can't get steam to download games on playonlinux. Don't know what to do.'

Also found this (another frontend for Wine) however the name is ironic 'Lute-tricks' or 'lute-tris' a Tetris style puzzle game played with lutes : https://lutris.net/

https://lutris.net/games/the-bards-tale-trilogy/ 'The Bard's Tale Trilogy'

You may have to do this to get it working:
https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu 'Installing WineHQ packages'
The Bard's Tale Trilogy runs up the intro screen with Lutris using the installer, it doesn't work at all in PlayOnLinux.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: August 16th, 2018, 6:54 pm
by shmerl
I explained how to run it in Wine in this thread. I'm using GOG version. GOG releases are much better fit for Wine, since GOG provide DRM-free standalone installers.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: September 5th, 2018, 10:29 am
by Maggot
The Bards Tale Trilogy is now working with Lutris on Linux Ubuntu 18.04.

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 8:58 am
by shmerl
Now that the whole trilogy is out, do you have any rough ETA on the Linux release?

Re: Bard's Tale remastered trilogy for Linux?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 8:47 am
by shmerl
Any update on this?