Mount & Blade

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

Application Details:

Version: Warband
License: Shareware
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.
  • Starting the game or tutorial (if you know which item to select from the menu, as the text is illegible).
  • Sounds.
  • Music.
  • Saving and loading game.

What does not

  • Reading the on-screen text in menus.
  • Playing the game: In-game objects appear out-of-shape and colour. (Shader problem?).
  • Shadows: They appear polygonal.
  • Flags/banners: Some of them are blank (white).


What was not tested

  • Playing the game for more than 30 minutes.
  • Multiplayer.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I have an on-board Intel graphics controller. I avoided installing the bundled DirectX (and it is not really needed)! Running it in "DirectX 9" mode causes the game to crash: RGL Error. The crash 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 Running it in "DirectX 7" mode does not cause the game to crash. The problem of illegible text can be solved by enabling DXTn (S3TC): $ force_s3tc_enable=true wine mb_warband.exe 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. In full-screen mode, the application automatically minimizes when the workspace in the WM is changed. Anti-aliasing cannot be altered. 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
ShowSlackware -currentJul 25 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverMaxim-007 
CurrentSlackware -currentMay 09 20172.0.1Yes Yes NoGoldMaxim-007 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 14 20161.9.9Yes Yes NoGoldWilliam J Bowman 
ShowMageia 5Dec 04 20151.8-rc2Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 28 20151.7.41Yes Yes NoGoldSvito 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
13490 Touhou Hisouten (Scarlet Weather Rhapsody): freezes when started (black screen) CLOSED INVALID View
23207 Mount&Blade: Warband Demo v1.123 crashes quickly in user32.GetSysColor (needs DECLSPEC_HOTPATCH entry for hooking code) CLOSED FIXED View
24186 Mount and Blade: Warband (Steam version 1.1.26) crashes before starting - page fault CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25433 Mount&Blade-Warband crashes after intro videos in Ubuntu 10.04LTS CLOSED FIXED View
25473 Mount & Blade: Warband does not handle multiple screens gracefully (resolution problem) CLOSED ABANDONED View
27232 keys stuck in dinput applications when wine window loses focus NEW View
27507 Mount&Blade: Warband: Mouse pointer not shown in menu after entering battle mode CLOSED FIXED View
28960 Mount & Blade: WFAS configuration menu panels are partially hidden NEW View
28962 Mount & Blade: WFAS texture quality slider isn't moving CLOSED FIXED View
33541 Mount&Blade-Warband-Blood in the West mod crashes near end of battle CLOSED ABANDONED View
37176 Mount & Blade: Warband crashes in winhttp CLOSED ABANDONED View
37937 Fullscreen applications are minimized when switching virtual desktops / workspaces CLOSED INVALID 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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