I played all the Bard's Tale many moons ago on a C64 & ages ago out of nostalgia I bought something called 'The Ultimate RPG Archives' which contained all 3 Bard's Tales. Anyway, finding myself laid up for a bit I loaded DosBox onto my Windows XP laptop & can report that BT1 & BT2 work fine under DosBox. Have yet to try BT3, but do not anticipate any hassles.
When it came to BT2, I was a little flummoxed as to how to transfer my BT1 characters as who has a floppy drive these days? To the rescue came Virtual Floppy Drive which works a treat - I imagine this utility would be useful for other olde games as well. I copied across the BT1 files mentioned in COPYCHAR.BAT:
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copy items.srt b:items copy *.tpw b:
I hope this helps someone & I'm back to the hacking & slashing.