Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

Full BT2 Game Downloads

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Game Manuals

For Bard's Tale IV backers, the manuals for Bard's Tale 1-3 are available via the backer portal.

Alternatively, you can download the Destiny Knight Manual alone in PDF form, or as plaintext.

Official Software Releases

In 2004 inXile Entertainment released a spinoff game called The Bard's Tale, A Quest for Coin and Cleavage.
Included in the game are playable emulated versions of the original Bard's Tale 1, 2, and 3.
You can buy/download The Bard's Tale on available platforms/devices, and gain access to all three classic games:
Free for backers of the Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign, inXile has re-packaged and re-released the MSDOS versions of Bard's Tale 1-3 in a single downloadable bundle, which has been made available at the Backer's Portal site.
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Original platform versions

DOS (PC/Tandy)

Year released: 1986
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v0.74
Emulator: DOSBox latest version
Download original characters and Garth's inventory files below
SCREENSHOTS

Amiga

Year released: 1988
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v3.1.0
Emulator: WinUAE latest version
Requires: Kickstart 1.3 ROMs [5.1MB]
Setting: Amiga 500 + Any 1.3 ROM
Character disk is NOT original state

[ADF disk images .zipped]

Size: 1.2MB
SCREENSHOTS

Apple II-GS

Year released: 1988
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v3.7.1019
Emulator: ActiveGS
Character disk is original state

[2MG disks 1,2 .zipped]

Size: 678.6KB

Play in-browser @ VirtualApple.org

SCREENSHOTS

Apple II

Year released: 1987
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v3.7.1019
Emulator: ActiveGS
Character disk is NOT original state

[DSK disks 1-4 .zipped]

Size: 289.2KB

Play in-browser @ VirtualApple.org

SCREENSHOTS

Commodore 64

Year released: 1986
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v3.9.1
Emulator: CCS64 latest version
Character disk contains original chars

[D64 disks 1-4 .zipped]

Size: 312.3KB
SCREENSHOTS
Additional downloads:

Nintendo

Year released: 1992
Confirmed setup: Win7 & v1.4
Emulator: Nestopia latest version
Characters not included

[NES Famicom ROM .zipped]

Size: 173.8KB
Notes: This is a Japanese language release.
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