Play The Bard's Tale for iPhone 6

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Download and Install

You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to play the classic game The Bard's Tale on the iPhone 6.

Steps

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    To begin, press the home button in the bottom center of the phone one time
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    Swipe across the screen to enter the passcode area, or just use the Touch ID and press a finger against the home button
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    This will take us to the home screen.
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    On the home screen, we're looking for the App Store icon
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    It's a blue icon with a white letter 'A' inside of it. It reads "App Store" underneath. Press that to launch the App Store.
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    We want to tap on the "Search" option at the bottom of the phone
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    It's the fourth icon to the right. This will bring us to the search menu where we'll see a list of trending searches.
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    We are going to tap on the search bar at the top and type in "bard" and see what comes up
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    In this example, it has shown up as the second and third option. Tap one of those.
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    Tap on the game to see the information page
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    It's by "inXile Entertainment".
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    We can see the modern version of The Bard's Tale, and if we scroll over a little further, we can see that we can play the classic The Bard's Tale Trilogy as well
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    We'll teach you how to play both of these.
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    We can also see the reviews by tapping on "Reviews"
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    It has good reviews.
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    We can tap on "Related" as well, to see any related games
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    We'll tap back on "Details" to view some more details.
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    When we're ready to download and install the game, we're going to tap on the icon on the right-hand side
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    In this example, it reads "OPEN". Your button may read "GET", "INSTALL", or it may be a cloud with a down arrow. This will start the installation procedure. Once the installation procedure is complete, we will have The Bard's Tale icon on the home screen, and we will be able to press "OPEN" to launch the game. Scroll down to see the tutorial on how to get started with Bard's Tale.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to download and install The Bard's Tale for the iPhone 6
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    Thank you for choosing VisiHow. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this or any of our other videos, please leave them in the section below and we'll get back to you. Have a great day.
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Video: Play The Bard's Tale for iPhone 6 Download and Install

Get Started

You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to get started in The Bard's Tale for the iPhone 6.

Steps

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    Launch the application
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    We discuss how to download and install The Bard's Tale above.
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    When we first launch the game, we'll receive a message that The Bard's Tale now supports autosave
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    We will want autosave, so we'll press "Yes". Autosave is very important. If it doesn't autosave, we'll be peacefully running around in the game but if we get a phone call we could die. We'll lose our progress and be very upset.
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    To get started with the game, tap the screen
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    This will open up the book.
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    We can tap on "Start New Game" or choose to play the original Bard's Tale trilogy, which some of us may remember from way back
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    For our purposes, we're going to get started with Bard's Tale by tapping "Start New Game". We will then have to choose the stats.
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    We should first choose the difficulty by tapping on the left or right arrow
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    Choose between "Easy", "Normal" and "Olde School". We'll choose "Normal".
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    Choose the stats for the character
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    We can increase each of them by tapping on the right arrow. Each time we tap on a stat, the bard will do an action. For example, when we tap "Dexterity", he touches his nose. For the purpose of a quick start, we're going to tap on "Auto-Allocate". If we prefer to do something specific, we should choose accordingly. We usually choose a fair amount of rhythm, charisma and luck and leave the others with a bit less.
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    We should tap "Continue" when we're done
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    We can now choose the talents of our Bard
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    We can use a two-handed weapon, dual weapons, etc. We're going to stick with a two-handed weapon because that's the easiest one. Also, two-handed weapons are massive powerful weapons.
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    The game will then show the Bard entering the town
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    We're going to skip this by tapping the arrow in the top right-hand corner. You can watch it if you wish.
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    We will then see an animation of a women yelling because she's scared of a rat, then our Bard will play some music to make the rat disappear
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    Now this women will offer to help him out, which will lead us to a quest. We're also going to skip this, but again, you can watch if you wish.
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    Now we're in the main game and we have started as the Bard
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    We can see our shield icon on the left-hand side.
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    When we press the shield button, the Bard blocks
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    If we press the sword button underneath, the Bard will swing his sword
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    In this case, he has no sword, but he can swing his fist.
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    We can move around by pressing and dragging the arrows in the direction we want to go
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    The arrows are in the bottom left-hand corner.
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    To listen to people, we can press that option
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    To play music, we can tap on the icon above the arrows
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    We can then choose what we want to do
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    We can tap the icon in the top left-hand corner to see a menu, where we can look into buying upgrades
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    Tap on "Purchase Upgrades" to buy upgrades
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    Tap "OK"
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    Upgrades can be purchased specifically from the online shop. There are things that we can get through the game, however, some are extremely difficult to get. If we want to spend a few dollars, we can do so. Spending those few dollars will allow us to improve our characters and our game.
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    Tap "Back" to go back
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    Tap on "Back" once again, which will take us back to the game
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    We now need to walk over to the man with the exclamation point to start a quest
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    We get to hear and see everything they say as it plays out
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to get started in The Bard's Tale
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    To see additional information, tips, tricks, or have suggestions about this game, please let us know in the section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day. Enjoy the game, it is fun and interesting.
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Video: Play The Bard's Tale for iPhone 6 Get Started

The Original Bard's Tale Trilogy

You're watching VisiHow. We are going to show you how to play the original Bard's Tale Trilogy on your iPhone 6. This is going to be done by selecting it through the menu on The Bard's Tale. Bard's Tale is an old-school role-playing game from the 80's. We are now going to play it on the iPhone.

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Steps

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    We first want to launch the game
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    Tap the Bard's Tale book to begin
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    If we have unsaved progress, we can tap "Discard" unless we want to continue where we were
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    We don't, so we're going to discard it. If we tapped resume, it would resume from the last auto-save.
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    We are now going to tap "Original Bard's Tale Trilogy" to get started
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    We will then have the option to launch part 1, part 2, or part 3.
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    We're going to tap on part 1
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    Tap "Yes" to download extra content
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    We need to download additional content to play the original classic Bard's Tale. If we tap "No", we won't be able to play it. It is a very little game because it's very old and old games are very small.
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    Once the game data has been installed, we should tap on "Yes" to play it
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    We have the keyboard icon in the bottom left-hand corner, so when we need it, we just tap it
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    We will have our arrow keys on the right-hand side to walk around, the "Esc" key, and we can return to the modern era by tapping the rectangle in the top left-hand corner
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    We've also got the question mark (for help), the map icon, and the save icon
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    When we don't want to see those options anymore, we can tap the keyboard icon again
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    Tap the screen to continue
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    In this screen, if we have old characters that we've imported, we can transfer them into the game
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    We're not going to do that in this case.
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    Tap "Start Bard's Tale GS"
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    Tap on the screen to select a drive to save to
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    The phone will tell us to select slot 5, drive 2, so we'll tap "OK"
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    Double tap on "Slot 5, Drive 2" to select it
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    Tap the screen again
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    It tells us that any time we need to load the game, we should select this disk.
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    We are now in the Guild and we can either add a member, create a member, delete a member, save the party, or leave the game
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    We're going to tap on "Add a member".
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    We're going to add random members by double tapping until we have the required amount
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    We now have our group of people, so we can double tap on "Esc"
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    Now we can tap on "Enter the city" to start the game
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    We can tap in the box in the top left-hand corner to move
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    We will run into some creatures and we can fight them or run
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    We're going to tap on "Fight".
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    Now we're going to tap on "Attack foes" for all of the characters that can attack
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    Omar can't attack, so we'll tap "Cast a spell"
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    Double tap on the wanted spell
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    Tap "Yes"
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    We will then see what our characters have done
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to play the original Bard's Tale Trilogy on the iPhone 6
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    If you need more information or want some more help with this game, let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for choosing VisiHow.
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Video: Play The Bard's Tale for iPhone 6 The Original Bard's Tale Trilogy

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