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Mount & Blade

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Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade cover
Developers
TaleWorlds Entertainment
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 72
IGDB 65
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, RPG, Strategy
Series Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade on HowLongToBeat
Mount & Blade on IGDB
Mount & Blade guide on StrategyWiki
Mount & Blade on MobyGames
Mount & Blade on Wikipedia
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General information

Official TaleWorlds forums
Mount and Blade Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Thermida DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM.
Retail EU version activates on Steam.
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Windows
Developer website
Requires online activation
Keys sold through eSellerate do not currently activate on Steam.
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Requires online activation
Download
Windows
A free demo can be downloaded here.

DRM

Versions other than GOG.com need to be authenticated one time through the Internet. Each serial key can activate the game twice in a 60-day period. The game will need to be re-authenticated if the your computer hardware changes or if Windows is reinstalled. If the game is not authenticated, it will play in demo mode with game time limited to 30 game days. If the computer does not have Internet access, the game can be activated manually.

Essential improvements

Patches

The latest version is Version 1.011 Enhanced. This is an update of the earlier 1.011 patch and is required by some mods.

Skip intro videos

Disable intro video[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename binkplay.exe.

Game data

In-game general settings/options menu.
In-game general settings/options menu.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Mount&Blade
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22100/pfx/[Note 1]
Product keys are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MountAndBladeKeys

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mount&Blade Savegames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Set in launcher or toggle with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Tested with Special K. Other utilities may leave the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off only; set in-game.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, 2x, 4x; set in launcher.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Set in launcher.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate cap is fully configurable.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some commands are hard-coded and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
All dialogue is text-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

For the GOG.com version, use Language.exe in the installation folder to change the game language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with en.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
German
Polish
Spanish
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with es.
Turkish
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with tr.
Russian
Fan translation

Issues fixed

Manual activation page doesn't exist

The page has been moved to a new location.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9.0c Set in launcher.
Shader Model support 2, 3 [citation needed]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Newton Game Dynamics
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/22100/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (22100) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Garrett on August 8, 2013