The Bard's Tale Trilogy

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This page is for the 2018 trilogy remake. For the original games, see The Bard's Tale, The Bard's Tale II, and The Bard's Tale III. For the 2005 reboot, see The Bard's Tale (2005).

The Bard's Tale Trilogy
The Bard's Tale Trilogy cover
Krome Studios
inXile Entertainment
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 14, 2018
The Bard's Tale Trilogy on MobyGames
The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale 1987
The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight 1988
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate 1990
The Bard's Tale Construction Set 1991
The Bard's Tale (2005) 2005
The Mage's Tale 2017
The Bard's Tale Trilogy 2018
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep 2018
The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut 2019

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InXile Entertainment\The Bard's Tale Trilogy
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/843260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\InXile Entertainment\The Bard's Tale Trilogy\saves
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/843260/pfx/[Note 2]
Only one autosave is available for all three games. Properly saving before exiting the game is highly recommended.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
UI spans the screen. Text is consistently between monitor edges at 16:3 (3x screen Eyefinity/Surround). Game is playable, but not optimal.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used instead of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate locked to display refresh rate.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
"Legacy" settings.These options disable and tweak features to mimic the gameplay of the original releases.
"Legacy" settings.
These options disable and tweak features to mimic the gameplay of the original releases.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
WASD keys for movement can be replaced with ESDF.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Default mouse cursor is used in all gameplay.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Dialogue is text-based without spoken audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game is not muted, but when in-game, the pause menu (which can be triggered on focus lost) will have no audio.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ / Intel Core i5-2500K or higher if using integrated Intel GPU
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.2f2[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/843260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (843260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2019-07-12
  2. Verified by User:Cptmold on 2019-07-13
    Checked at 60 Hz and 144 Hz using non-intensive options and scenes.