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

The Bard's Tale Trilogy: Remastered is available for purchase through Steam and GOG, as of August 14, 2018. And was provided as a tier reward to backers of Bard's Tale IV.
[Instructions for obtaining a download key]

The trilogy was launched initially with the first Bard's Tale installment; the 2nd and 3rd games are to follow in fall and winter 2018, along with Legacy mode.
Available for purchase and download here:
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 via the Backer's Portal site.
Here are download instructions

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