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Has this been discussed and is it under consideration? Having seen how well the first 2 remasters are, I personally would commit to a full price game release if it was offered. I apologize if this has already been asked, but I did not see a specific forum topic on it.
Once again, thank you so very much for the remasters that have brought back so many memories from childhood and one of my favorite game series of all time!
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This year, I resolve to work harder. . . because it's obvious the world is not going to end itself.
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(Reasons I favor a remaster engine Construction Set rather than a remaster engine new release:
1) It completes the set of classic remasters, since there historically was a Construction Set.
2) It avoids any and all possible market confusion or debate with BT4 over what's the "real" sequel to the trilogy.
3) It avoids arguments over whether the story design is consistent with the classics.
4) It avoids any need, real or imagined, to commission new art/music/etc.)
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According to the Kickstarter updates, this is correct. So that's probably going to put us half-way through 2019 before they're done with this project.
Beyond that, who knows? Don't even know if Krome would be interested in more such work.
Personally, I'd be amused if they used the other (released) game to use the Wasteland engine: Escape From Hell
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That would definitely be cool, too, though I can't see much market for it, as I don't think Dragon Wars is nearly as well known as Bard's Tale or Wasteland, even though I found it superior to both.
How about a "Centauri Alliance" remaster? (Okay, admittedly, that's even less likely than Dragon Wars.)
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To see the same green zombies, vampires, dragons etc. for 2 complete games, gets annoying quite a bit. To re-use so many of the BT1 art in the monster department feels at times like a sign for lack of development time here and there...
As much as I truly love the remasters with its feel and all the great additions - before thinking of ports and other games, please add the original pictures in!
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As for the reuse of artwork from the first game in the later ones, I believe that was a deliberate decision to maintain consistency. That being said, there have been a number of requests for the option of using alternate artwork based on the different games and even different versions of the game, so it might come in once BT3 drops and they start working on polishing things. They'll need that artwork anyway to do Legacy mode properly.
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Like so many people, I am hanging for the BT Remasters for Mac OS. I jumped onto GOG in November last year and purchased the BT Remasters, despite there being no Mac Version. I stuffed around trying to get it to work with Wine which was a complete waste of time.
I decided to revisit BT1 and (currently) BT2 through Boxer/DOSBOX so I could relive the magic again.
I have produced a completely re-designed Bard's Tale 1 and 2 Manual along with a set of Mapping Paper and the Spell Books as individual files so they can be printed off and used, independently from the Manual. I'm a Graphic Designer who had some free time!
I'd love to share these in some capacity as those documents really helped me through BT1 and BT2 currently.
I'd be interested to know if anyone would find these useful. I don't want to infringe on copyright - I have credited EA in my Manual Documents.
Anyway, I'll leave it at that for the moment and I am really looking forward to getting a Mac OS version of the remasters.
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I sort of wish there was an option to be able to switch in personal mp3s for the songs in TBT. The current ones get so repetitive I just turn off the music sound.
I was unaware of repeated art. Which mobs?