RK Cola Oct 18, 2012 @ 4:30pm
Why does Bard's Tale 3 look so awful compared to the other ones?
Why does Bard's Tale 3 look so awful compared to the other ones? It is a complete downgrade. Does it even have sound?
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Freelance Oct 20, 2012 @ 8:46pm 
BT 3 is apparently the Apple II version of the game. When you load it up it says Apple on the screen. I don't like the bizarre colours myself. Dunno why it couldn't have been like the other versions.
RK Cola Oct 21, 2012 @ 5:54am 
I was so hype to play the third one after booting up the first 2, I probably won't even bother with it.
SinusPi Oct 21, 2012 @ 7:55pm 
Yeah, that's an insult. The PC version had proper EGA graphics, I cannot comprehend why they'd use the Apple versions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqGZeKhdt3g&feature=relmfu

This is how the game should've looked. WTF?
Kamikazi Flyswatter of Godspeed Oct 21, 2012 @ 8:54pm 
that looks horrrible... that cant be Bards Tale 3... can it?!
Mark Langdahl Oct 22, 2012 @ 1:52pm 
I think I can explain it (though not excuse it properly...) The Bard's Tale 1 and 2 were both put out for Apple IIgs which was a machine pretty much on par with a Commodore Amiga... The Bard's Tale 3 however were never released for IIgs. So instead they opted for the Apple II version. And the Apple II is an 8-bit computer pretty much on par with Commodore 64. And that's why the third game looks so bad... I am very happy that the first two games were the Apple IIgs versions as the PC version only had PC speaker sound even on Tandy systems (trust me I've tried :-) ). But the third game does have Adlib support on the PC as well as EGA graphics. So you actually get both good sound and graphics on the PC.
Tibbs Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:21am 
The PC version, unfortunately, is terribly buggy, to the point of being extremely difficult to actually finish. Somebody was hacking the executable to fix many of these; search around at http://bardstale.brotherhood.de/talefiles/board/viewtopic.php?t=989 for more info. Assuming I'm even allowed to post a link....
alienstookmybeer Nov 4, 2012 @ 2:55pm 
If it's right that someone has pretty much unofficially fixed the pc version, then it's a real shame we can't have whatever the latest official version was so we can tweak it ourselves.
leech Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
Anyone know if the Amiga version is just as buggy as the PC version? I was planning on playing through these, eventually, and have an actual Amiga that can play them. I was hoping the Amiga versions were what were included, since it'll most likely have the best sound track. Sad they grabbed the Apple versions.
Adoru Oct 15, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Yes, Amiga version has the same bugs as DOS version. So it was the best choice to include Apple ii version. I'd prefer DOS version with unofficial fixes, though, but there probably were technical (I'm sure, one of the reasons was using the same emulator for all three games) and legal complications.
Beezer1 Oct 16, 2013 @ 12:15am 
I actually played and beat Bard's Tale 3 on my Apple ][+ .... and loved it. I'm getting that humble bundle asap!
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