|The Bard's Tale Cheats and Hints!|
How to Cheat:
Unpack and run the cheat enabler, and then start the game. During gameplay use F2 to enable debug menu,
and F3 to disable it. Note that controls of this console port are really messed up, so if you
experience any problems navigating the debugmenu or the game at all, you might want to check/realign
Hints: Little Red Riding Hood reference:
Sometimes when you kill a wolf, you will get a red cloak or a picnic basket.
Hints: Easy money:
Early in the game [without cheating], go talk to the barrel maker that is inside one of the Broch's.
This is the Broch that is near the middle of the town, but at the west end; his door is facing north
[if you were to be facing his door, you would be facing east]. The name of the place at the bottom
of the screen when you walk in will read 'Boyd's Barrels', at the west side of Houton. After you
talk to him, go back outside. Go to the right side of his Broch and start destroying the barrels
next to his dwelling [that are under the awning]. He will come out and talk to you. Provide him nice
responses. He will give you the 'Barrel Maker - Break lots of Barrels' quest. After that, every
time you see a barrel, make sure you do whatever it takes to break it into tiny pieces. Then, go into
The Drunken Rat bar and smash all the barrels on the upper floor. This is the floor you are on
when you first walk in the front door. There are eight barrels that you can smash with your fists
or a sword, and three behind the three singing drunks that you cannot destroy until you have bought
a bow at the store. This makes a total of eleven barrels. Then, go down the stairs in the back
room of the bar. You will find eleven more barrels to smash. After all those barrels have been smashed,
go out the front door of the bar. Then, go back in and smash them all over again. After smashing
a large number of barrels [over 100] go to the man who gave you the quest. He is standing next
to the awning where you broke his barrels. He will give you 500 Silver. By doing this, it, you can
make as much money as desired early in the game. Note: Try buying the Longbow to shoot the three
barrels behind the singing drunks.
Once you can enter the Fairyhaunt Woods, talk to the hunter. He will tell you that the forest is full
of grouse. Buy a bow, shoot one, then talk to the hunter again. He will say that he owns some grounds
full of game [actually just grouse]. If you have a dog you can easily find grouse. This is a
slow but steady way to earn money.
Hints: You Got Served references:
The Knight summon occasionally says 'Thou hast been served'. In the basement of the Scotsman's castle,
a group of zombies will have a breakdance contest with a group of skeletons. When the skeletons
win, the head one says 'You got served', to which the Bard responds 'What the hell?!'
Hints: Final choice:
In the final choice, if you have summons out you can ask their advice, unless they do not talk [then
the Bard just says 'Right'].
Donate 100 silver to the priests, both in towns and in the wild to unlock various bonuses, such as movies,
artwork, and songs.
Use the following trick to unlock the bonuses easily. After getting at least 2,000 silver, save the game.
Find a priest and make a 100 silver donation. Keep donating 100 silver until all your silver
is gone. Then, pause game play and select the 'Exit To Main Menu' option without saving your game.
Answer 'Yes' when warned that your unsaved chapter progress will be lost. Once at the title screen,
enter the 'Extras' menu to view the unlocked bonuses. Exit that menu and load your previously saved
game. Immediately save the game again. You will still have your silver and the unlocked bonus
There is no easy way to get all the bonuses. You must do a set amount of large donations which are listed
as follows. The number indicates the number of large donations that must be made with the appropriate
bonus that you will get. Note: If you save and leave the game you must redo every donation
to get up to the same amount as when you saved.
1: Movie: Introduction
2: Song: Beer, Beer,: Beer
4: Art Gallery 1
6: Art Gallery 2
10: Movie: Bard's Tale Logo
15: Song: Bad Luck - Ogan
20: Art: Gallery 3
25: Song: Bad Luck - Wolves
30: Art Gallery: 4
35: Song: Bad Luck - Minion
40: Movie: InXile Logo
45: Art Gallery 5
50: Song: Bad Luck - Jail
60: Art Gallery: 6
70: Art Gallery 7
80: Song: Tale of the Nukelavee
100: Song: Here's to the Bard
120: Art Gallery 8
140: Art Gallery: 9
160: Song: You're a Fooling One
180: Art Gallery: 10
200: Song: Bad Luck - Lava Life
220: Song: Bad Luck - Lava: Death
220: Song: Bad Luck - Bard
260: Art Gallery: 11
500: Movie: Ending 2
600: Movie: Ending 1
700: Movie: Ending 3
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