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Mount & Blade Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 12, 2013.

  • by booman, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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    There is a massive number of Medieval games from strategy to first person action... but when was the last time you have played a Medieval simulation role playing game?
    Mount & Blade has it all!
    Character customization, leveling up, weapons, armor, quests, merchants, looting... its all there! But when you dive into the action its like a simulation of Medieval battles, sieges, arena's & exploration.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Mount & Blade in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Mount & Blade. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.3
    Select it
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    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.8.3 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: mountblade
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_mount_and_blade_2.0.0.4.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click "OK" on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "mount&blade.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Mount & Blade
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want ot make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Mount & Blade
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.3
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Mount & Blade
    Select "Mount & Blade"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Mount & Blade Launcher

    Click Configure
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    Adjust Video settings & Advanced settings
    Click OK
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    Click "Play Mount & Blade"
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click "Video Options"
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    Adjust:
    • Render Method
    • Secreen Resolution
    • Monitor Gamma
    • Shadow Quality
    • Texture Detail
    • Grass Density
    • Chracter Detail
    • Character Shadow Detail
    • Number of Corpses
    • Number of Rag Dolls
    • Blood Stains
    • Dynamic Lighting
    • Character Shadows
    • Environment Shadows
    • Realitic Shadows on Plants
    • Particle Systems
    • Anisotroopic Filtering
    • Fast Water Reflections
    Click Done
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Mount & Blade will run well on just about any computer. Most locations are just an arena, so it only has to render the objects, skies, ground and characters for each arena. Adjust the graphics settings in order to get a good frame rate, then have fun. Mount & Blade ran perfectly on my GeForce 9800, which is an older card.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Daerandin
    The Steam version work great without any additional libraries installed. I happen to play the Warband expansions quite a lot. It is pretty much identical to the original Mount and Blade, except it just adds a bunch of new content without deviating from the setting in any way.
  2. booman
    Great! Thanks for pointing out that the Steam version works well.
  3. booman
    Updated the guide with the GOG version, new screenshots and new stable Wine version.

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