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springtoiffel: i would like to know, before i start Antara. don't want to waste my time.
Perhaps you could waste your time reading the staff posts on this page?
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springtoiffel: i would like to know, before i start Antara. don't want to waste my time.
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Gydion: Perhaps you could waste your time reading the staff posts on this page?
perhaps next time someone asks a question, you could just answer with a simple "yes" or "no" instead of wasting your time by making an unnecessarily unfriendly reply.
I have recently installed BiA via Galaxy and the problem still persists.

Edit: I have created a Wishlist item under Features called A Fix For Betrayal in Antara. Perhaps if this item got enough votes the developers might decide to create a real patch.
Post edited August 19, 2017 by PeterC2
I believe that part of the problem stems from the fact that the game came on two CDs (which are now two directories in the game's installation directory). These two CDs include files with the same name, but containing different resources.

[Edit: I just looked at the installation that GOG Galaxy installs, and it would appear that the two CD directories no longer exist. I do not know if that means that the game is now permanently broken, because the duplicate file names with different data were ignored when making this copy, and thus only one set of the files has been preserved. If so, this would be a major issue, and negates my discussion of how DosBox might work (below).]

I know that the game runs in DosBox, and that DosBox is capable of mounting both directories as drive D: and E:, however, there are two things I do not know:

I do not know if the game can recognize that both CDs are mounted at the same time, and switch between them as needed (some games were programmed by people who assumed that you had one CD drive, drive D:, and could only "see" a CD if it was in that drive). Apparently there is no notification (none of the posts I've read, nor my own experience with the game, have shown that anyone was notified that a disc change was required); and, I do not know if it's possible to tell DosBox to unmount one directory and mount the other one, at appropriate times, as the game was originally set up to do.

As it is, it would appear that the game looks for files on D: first, and only looks on E: (assuming this is how it's set up) if it does not find files by that name on D:. Since it does not ask you to swap discs, I'm assuming both are mounted, and the game knows that both are there.

This is a technical issue that, it would seem, would require some work on the part of both GOG and the DosBox developers. Whether there is any incentive for either of them to work on a solution, I do not know.

I read somewhere that there is a patch to bring Betrayal in Antara up to Version 1.1.0 (just looked, and the current GOG version is 1.1.0). Supposedly it addresses several issues, including this one, but I will have to do some more research.

I hope this clears up some of the confusion as to what the exact problem is. I wish GOG would let us know that they are interested in finding a solution for us. I would like to complete this game, myself.
Post edited November 04, 2018 by PKodon
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PKodon: I believe that part of the problem...
I've recently successfully completed the gog version of this game and I've posted a mini-guide in the following thread:

https://www.gog.com/forum/krondor_series/betrayal_in_antara_what_you_need_to_know

As regards the missing temple (this is from the above thread):

The temple south of Ligano is part of one unimportant side-quest and I completed the game without ever visiting it. However, if you want to, you can successfully add it to your game by using the following workaround:

https://www.gog.com/forum/krondor_series/bia_error/post110

The workaround does work but the game can certainly be enjoyed and completed without it.

Hope this helps.