The Bard's Tale Linux Support Page

Check below for known issues that have solutions you can use immediately. If your issue is not described below then please use our support form to contact us with a detailed description of the trouble you are having, including the version of the app you are running.

General Instructions

For general help with game controls and options, please see The Bard's Tale Linux Manual.

Known Issues and Resolutions

We hear you, and we are committed to improving The Bard's Tale with bug fixes and new features. We try our best to introduce new features that work perfectly the first time, but sometimes bugs happen. When they do, we will fix them as soon as possible and provide information here with how to cope with them until the update containing the fixes is available.

Permission Denied

If you get "permission denied" when launching the game. Try "chmod +x ./BardTale" to resolve the issue.

Slow Fame-Rate

If you experience a slow frame-rate (laggy performance), you can experiment with lowering the settings under Performance Options in the main menu. 

Where is the data?

User data is stored under ~/.BardTale/data

Minimum System Requirements

  1. X11 enabled Linux distro
  2. Processor: Pentium 4 2Ghz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
  3. Memory: 512Mb
  4. Graphics: GeForce FX5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9600 or better
  5. OpenGL: 2.0 compatible video card and compatible drivers
  6. Hard Drive: 3.8GB of free space
  7. Sound: OpenAL compatible sound card and necessary drivers