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0006355BardsTale[All Projects] Generalpublic2023-12-29 13:34
ReporterPaul Slocum 
Assigned ToStingRayProject InfoBards Tale (Interplay)
http://www.whdload.de/games/BardsTale.html
 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusassignedResolutionopen 
Summary0006355: When you create a character and then use the F10 special key to quit the game,
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When you create a character and then use the F10 special key to quit the game, the character's gold is all lost. I've tried Bard's Tale WHDLoad release 1.2 and 1.4 both PAL and NTSC versions, and all have the same issue.
To reproduce the issue: Start the game, create a new character, add the character to the party, click on the character to show their stats, and you'll see that they start with around 150 gold. Then press F10 to quit the game, restart it, re-add the character you created, view their stats, and you'll see that they now have zero gold. The result is the same whether you enter the city or not. If you manually exit the game through the game menu instead of using F10, then their gold is correctly saved.
Bard's Tale 2 does not have this problem. Bard's Tale 3 does not seem to start characters with any gold, so I wasn't able to quickly test if it has this issue.
Note that I can't correctly answer all the questions on this form because I don't know enough about the Amiga. I'm using an FPGA running a port of Minimig (Turbo Chameleon 64).
TagsNo tags attached.
MachineA1200
CPU68020
CPUSpeed7
ChipSetAGA
GFXCardNone
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem0 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.1
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
KickSoftNone
WHDLoad18.8
importedyes
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related to 0005960assignedStingRay Remove "anti-cheat" mechanic regarding gold 
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note ~0013469

aardvark82 (reporter)

This is game design, not a bug. I did request a trainer option awhile back to work around this http://mantis.whdload.de/view.php?id=5960

I recommend creating AmigaDOS script to backup your character files after you save/quit to prevent total gold loss if the party dies.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-12-28 13:11 administrator New Issue
2023-12-28 13:11 administrator Status new => assigned
2023-12-28 13:11 administrator Assigned To => StingRay
2023-12-29 12:35 aardvark82 Note Added: 0013469
2023-12-29 13:34 StingRay Relationship added related to 0005960
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