Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by straud13 » November 20th, 2015, 4:42 pm

ME!

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by burgerbecky » December 3rd, 2015, 12:57 am

Here's a teaser...


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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Mcubas76 » December 3rd, 2015, 5:03 am

Looking good!

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by cparker94 » December 3rd, 2015, 5:50 am

Now that is a cool way to incorporate the automap!! Looking really good Becky -- great work!

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by kellqjdk » December 11th, 2015, 7:06 am

Looks cool! Any news on the release date?

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Drool » December 13th, 2015, 12:58 pm

No news, but it looks like Becky's rounding up some beta testers, so it may be soonish?

Maybe... March?
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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Gizmo » December 13th, 2015, 3:09 pm

I'm looking forward to it; hopefully sooner than March.

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Silverfox » January 6th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Really diggin' the screenshot above. If the monster art has that same level of polish, the re-master will just make my year. :D Have many fond memories of the C64 and the Amiga versions.

Also makes total sense that TwilightSparkle is a Paladin.

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Montolio » March 5th, 2016, 9:27 pm

Hi Guys,
i am very excited about the remastered Version of the Game. :-) I played the emulated now and get a really good Party to handle Tarjan. Will there be a chance to import my Savegame into the remastered Version? Would be sooo nice. :)

Greetings from good olde Germany

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Drool » March 7th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Supposedly, we will be able to import. Don't know if that functionality is going to survive to release.
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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by sear » March 14th, 2016, 7:03 pm

Who's ready? I know I am!

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by HawkSlayer » March 15th, 2016, 3:05 am

What a nice little surprise :D

I tried to sneak into the early beta...aha... it's sexy time. must create party before I sleep!

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Montolio » April 28th, 2016, 4:10 am

I Play the DosBox-Versions now.. On my Way to Mangars Tower.. :-)
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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by kidnova » June 3rd, 2016, 1:38 pm

Any updates on the expected released date?

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Montolio » July 28th, 2016, 9:32 am

Is there a chance to import the Chars from the DosBox Version to the Remastered Version?

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Drool » July 28th, 2016, 12:41 pm

I believe Becky was saying that was an intended feature. I don't know if that's still coming or if it ended up on the chopping block.
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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Sacred_Path » August 12th, 2016, 4:20 pm

I'm looking forward to the trilogy, as I've been told I should try playing the classics :mrgreen:


I really want to wait for that minimap. However... it seems there are a number of fan fixes for the trilogy. So I guess my question is, is bug hunting on Becky's priority list at all (apart from showstoppers)?

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Drool » August 12th, 2016, 6:48 pm

I assume she's bugfixing along the way.

And the added automap in 1 is pretty serviceable.
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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by jrodman » August 22nd, 2016, 9:43 am

BTW, MOST Of the important fanfixes for, eg. the dos versions of the games (no dragon breathing, no traps working, etc), are for problems nott present in the IIgs version already, so *probably* those sorts of problems were fixed before the project started. Of course, new code will result in new bugs, so we have that to look forward to ;-)

It also lacks the targetting overflow bugs in the latter half of Bard's Tale 2.

I'm not aware of any significant bugs in Bard's Tale 3. Frankly I think many fewer players care about it in detail. It's such a slog! I found some logic errors in one or two puzzles by doing things out of order though.

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For Bard's Tale 3 though, not sure what the base will be. Perhaps The Burger has the IIgs version in mothballs somewhere without all the nasty DOS & Amiga bugs. My problem with the Dos & Amiga versions is the graphics just don't have much character as compared to the 8bit versions, which for their hardware have truly excellent graphics.

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Re: Who is ready for Bard's Tale Remastered???

Post by Gizmo » August 22nd, 2016, 12:09 pm

It does take skill to illustrate with impressive results using a reduced palette.

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