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Mount&Blade

Mount&Blade: Warband is a first sequel for Mount&Blade

Application Details:

Version: Warband
License: Shareware
URL: https://www.taleworlds.com/
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.1

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Link Mount&Blade: Warband homepage Link GOG game page Free Download Download full game (character can advance to level 7 without license, multiplayer is disabled)

Test Results

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What works

  • Installation.
  • The launch window which appears when the application is executed.
  • The logo movies (Bink) which appear after the option for "play" is selected from the above-mentioned window.
  • Running the game in "DirectX 7" mode.
  • Sounds.
  • Music.
  • Saving and loading game.

What does not

  • Running it in "DirectX 9" mode causes the game to crash: RGL Error.
  • Shadows: They appear polygonal.
  • Flags/banners: Some of them are blank (white).
  • Anti-aliasing cannot be altered.
  • In Wine's full-screen mode, the game window automatically minimizes when the workspace in the WM is changed.

Workarounds

  • The crash (DirectX 9 mode) can be avoided by setting `MaxShaderModelVS' to 0 in the registry:
$ wine reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D" /v 
MaxShaderModelVS /t REG_DWORD /d 0
  • The problem of polygonal shadows (seen when traveling on the world map)
    and blank flags can be solved by dropping `d3dx9_42.dll' in the game directory. The DLL also seems to solve the problem of blank (white) flags/banners.
  • To prevent the game window from auto-minimizing, the game needs to be run in Wine's virtual-desktop mode.

What was not tested

  • Playing the game for more than 30 minutes.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • I avoided installing the bundled DirectX (and it is not really needed)!
  • Sometimes, I find the environments too dark. Then, disabling dynamic
    lighting solves the problem. I also find it better to change the gamma
    (from the configuration file).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentSlackware -currentJul 25 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverMaxim-007 
ShowSlackware -currentMay 09 20172.0.1Yes Yes GoldMaxim-007 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 14 20161.9.9Yes Yes GoldWilliam J Bowman 
ShowMageia 5Dec 04 20151.8-rc2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 28 20151.7.41Yes Yes GoldSvitozar Cherepii 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27232 keys stuck in dinput applications when wine window loses focus NEW View
28960 Mount & Blade: WFAS configuration menu panels are partially hidden NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Low FPS Solution
If you're getting low FPS with Warband, try the following: Enable single threading. Open the "~/.wine/drive_c/users/your_user_name/My Documents/Mount&Blade Warband/rgl_config.txt" (change the path to reflect your Warband installation) configuration file and set "force_single_threading" attribute to 1.

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