[Bug 23863] New: The Bard's Tale (2005): unplayable due to almost completely black screen

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           Summary: The Bard's Tale (2005): unplayable due to almost
                    completely black screen
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.3.0
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: -unknown
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: gyebro69 at gmail.com

Created an attachment (id=29959)
 --> (http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=29959)
terminal output (without any dll overrides)

After starting The Bard's Tale (published in 2005 by inXile Entertainment) the
screen in the menus is way too dark, so you can see almost nothing, unless you
turn up the gamma of the screen. The animated hero is also missing on the left
side of the screen, when you choose to generate a new character.
The biggest problem that makes the game unplayable is when you start a new
game, almost the whole screen is black, only the mini-map is shown in the
upper-right corner, and the health bar in the upper-left corner. Besides only
subtitles are shown. Majority of the screen is pure black.

This bug affects at least the Steam version of the game, but according to AppDB
the retail (DVD version) is also affected:
I tried out several Wine versions but all of them showed the same issue,
including 1.1.0 which received Gold rating on AppDB.

However, the demo version of the game has no such issues: it displays
everything correctly, from the menus to the actual gameplay.

The only difference between the terminal output of the demo (working one) and
the retail version is the following line (repeated several times) when playing
the retail version:
'fixme:d3d:buffer_PreLoad Too many full buffer conversions, stopping

Fedora 13
Nvidia 7600 GT card / driver 195.36.31

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