The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

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phimseto Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:00am
Known Issues & Bug Reporting for PC 08/27/19
Known Issues 08/27/19

Below are the known issues for the PC version. They are currently being investigated and should be addressed in upcoming patches.

Please consult before reporting any bugs in the thread below for discussion. You can also consult our help site[inxile.zendesk.com] and submit tickets through there.

UI/Settings
  • Duplicate windows are created when the title is changed from windowed mode at a lower resolution to full screen while on the non-primary display
  • Letterboxing for ultra widescreen resolutions occur when transitioning from Windowed to Borderless Window after changing resolution
  • Closing specific windows can cause substantial performance drop when controller type is set to "Gamepad"
  • Using 'Esc' key to close the Mastery Book may break its functionality
  • It can be difficult to regain game focus when alt tabbing to other windows with a controller plugged in
  • For "The Hungering Blade" quest, in localized languages the quest name and description appears in English until rebooting the game

Graphics/Performance
  • Trail of power VFX from Residual Power passive ability is moved together with Practitioner character if they were moved by drag and drop
  • When viewed from a certain distance and vantage on some levels, environment and enemy assets could unload when observed
  • Conjuror’s items are missing their 3D models in inspect mode

Audio
  • VO and SFX continue to play when the game is paused during any cutscene
  • In Mangar's Tower, subtitles are not displayed and VO is not audible when ghosts are summoned and interacted with for the first time

Gameplay
  • Rapidly issuing commands may cause one of the spaces on the combat grid to become locked
  • The user will receive an "Unable to Craft Item" message if they attempt to craft an item on any inventory page that isn't the main inventory page
  • In Skara Brae Below, enemies may respawn after loading the game in the fight at the end of “A Stabbing Headache” quest
  • Enemies in multiple combats on the way to Castle Langskaal may respawn after reloading the game
  • Sanctuary Score shield wears off after finishing a wave in a wave combat
  • Casting options for Gate and Vorpal Blade remain grayed out after gaining spell points needed to use them with the Blood Pact passive
  • Suspicious citizens and cultist sorcerers have been seen failing to launch the mangars mind-jab projectile
  • Moving item equipped in trinket slot between inventory spaces causes item to be unequipped
  • Damage from enemy’s Rain of Arrows does not trigger and the animation is not being played after defeating a wave


Crashes
  • Game may crash during the 99-wave combat
  • Game may crash upon using Dragon Breath ability
  • Game may crash after queuing up many actions by the character with Honed passive
  • Exiting to desktop during the opening cutscene occasionally results with a crash
  • Game may soft-lock if a character who's invisible from an allies Infiltrator passive kills an enemy using the on-fire status effect

Misc.
  • Player may get stuck in the environment when charging at an enemy from behind level geometry

We also have a temporary workaround for missing shadows that you can read about here[forums.inxile-entertainment.com].
Last edited by phimseto; Aug 28, 2019 @ 1:00pm
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Averagedog Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:15am 
How important is this "Melody" character? Are they someone encountered early game/practically mandatory to have on the team?
phimseto Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:35am 
Melody is a default character you start with, but most people end up making their own character once they arrive at the Adventurer's Guild.
Lindsey Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:57am 
I'm still having the issue where it launches to the wrong monitor. I've been able to reach a couple of temporary fixes that require me to make changes every time I launch the game, but will there be a permanent fix as this has been going on since it's original launch? I'd love to be able to just jump into the game as I have time to play.
SpudByNight Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:12am 
OK, just started my playthrough and I've got two bugs to report.

1. When I got Dalgliesh he disappeared and didn't show in my party. In every combat mobs would attack an empty square where they thought he was. When I changed map he appeared with reduced health.

2. I'm having issues with certain squares on the grid during combat. This seems to be with the front row, second from the right. I frequently can't use skills or buff on which ever toon is in that square. I also find myself unable to move to that square.
There's something really odd about moving and performance.

Starting town (I'm like 5 minutes in) I can hit between 90-100 fps at RTX2070 and Ryzen 5 1600 (low cpu usage no matter the settings), but whenever I move the camera, even by a tiniest bit in any way (motion or rotation) I drop 10-20 frames. Can easily be seen on a graph like in MSI Afterburner.

Is that how it's been in the original release as well?
Countach Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:25am 
Wow that's a long list of bugs and some of them should have been fixed before release, especially since i took a half day off wok to play the game.

So 3 issues so far.

1. When using an Xbox One controller the mouse cursor appears and is stuck on the screen a little off of center to the right. If you try to move the cursor it will only move a couple of inches in either direction like there's an imaginary window behind the scenes. I think this is because I named the save game which switched inputs. I had to exit the game to fix the issue.

2. I saved the game right after you get control and now when I load into the game there is no voice over.

3. Every time I exit the game I get a Fatal Crash window pop-op.
phimseto Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by Lindsey:
I'm still having the issue where it launches to the wrong monitor. I've been able to reach a couple of temporary fixes that require me to make changes every time I launch the game, but will there be a permanent fix as this has been going on since it's original launch? I'd love to be able to just jump into the game as I have time to play.

Lindsey, that's an issue we're looking into but are having a problem reproducing, but Windows key + SHIFT + left or right arrows should let you get the screen over with minimal fuss.
Lindsey Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:44am 
Originally posted by phimseto:
Originally posted by Lindsey:
I'm still having the issue where it launches to the wrong monitor. I've been able to reach a couple of temporary fixes that require me to make changes every time I launch the game, but will there be a permanent fix as this has been going on since it's original launch? I'd love to be able to just jump into the game as I have time to play.

Lindsey, that's an issue we're looking into but are having a problem reproducing, but Windows key + SHIFT + left or right arrows should let you get the screen over with minimal fuss.

Thanks for the reply. So the windows key solution doesn't work. The game is stuck on the incorrect monitor. The only fix i've found is to switch to fullscreen, drop the resolution and then swap to windowed mode to drag it over to the correct monitor. Afterwards having to swap again to fullscreen.

Not sure if this helps, but i've got 3 monitors in this order: 3, 2, 1. Monitors 3 and 2 are the exact same ASUS 144hz monitor. Monitor 1 is an ASUS 60hz monitor. Even though monitor 2 is set to main display, it's starting the launch there, then forcing itself over to monitor 1.
phimseto Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:53am 
Originally posted by SpudByNight:
OK, just started my playthrough and I've got two bugs to report.

1. When I got Dalgliesh he disappeared and didn't show in my party. In every combat mobs would attack an empty square where they thought he was. When I changed map he appeared with reduced health.

2. I'm having issues with certain squares on the grid during combat. This seems to be with the front row, second from the right. I frequently can't use skills or buff on which ever toon is in that square. I also find myself unable to move to that square.

On broken character spaces, the fix for the combat spaces is in the works, but we are tracking down the Character issue as it seems very rare and we've had a hard time reproducing it. Was there anything in particular you did leading up to what was going on?
Zer00 Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:58am 
When walking around, textures for objects and buildings will briefly appear discolored and a bright blue, green, purple etc. This seems to happen when the textures are swapped between the low-detailed distant ones and close distance ones and may a texture streaming issue. Changing various settings including image quality has no effect on the phenomenon and it happens reliably in the various areas I've entered in the first hour of the game.

This is on Linux with an AMD RX480 running the Mesa 19.1.5-1 drivers. I contacted your support and was told to post in this thread as well.
razgon Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:10pm 
AFter reaching the Old Adventureres Guild and levelling up with Melody, selecting Skills results in a skill tree screen where you cant select any skills, when using and Xbox One Elite controller.
Using a plugged in mouse doesnt work either, making it impossible to continue.
Droigan Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:12pm 
I get huge FPS drops when looting \ going from menu into the game. Goes from a steady 60 down to 30-40fps, then back up to 60.
Diznario Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:17pm 
Subtitles appear to be permanently enabled. There's an option to disable them in the sound menu, but it doesn't seem to change anything, even after relaunching the game.
Lindsey Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:18pm 
Originally posted by phimseto:
Originally posted by Lindsey:
I'm still having the issue where it launches to the wrong monitor. I've been able to reach a couple of temporary fixes that require me to make changes every time I launch the game, but will there be a permanent fix as this has been going on since it's original launch? I'd love to be able to just jump into the game as I have time to play.

Lindsey, that's an issue we're looking into but are having a problem reproducing, but Windows key + SHIFT + left or right arrows should let you get the screen over with minimal fuss.

I was able to get around this issue, by using NVIDIA Control Panel. I went to Display<Adjust Desktop Size and Position< chose my display in the options pane, and under "Apply the following settings:" I CHECKED the "Override the scaling mode set by games and programs" checkbox. Please share this with other players, hopefully this resolves similar issues they might have.
resistance™ Aug 27, 2019 @ 1:27pm 
huge fps drops and stuttering when you go into the menu, loot, opening the battlegrid, starting battle, casting spells. Thats unfortunate. 80-100 fps but then drops to 20-30 for 2-3 seconds. Sometimes it stutters when you walk around. It's not as bad as in the original release but still anoying.
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