Mount & Blade

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Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade cover
TaleWorlds Entertainment
Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows September 16, 2008
Mount & Blade guide at StrategyWiki
Mount & Blade at Wikipedia
Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade 2008
Mount & Blade: Warband 2010
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword 2011
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord TBA

General information

Official website
Official TaleWorlds forums
Mount and Blade Wiki Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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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Developer website
Requires online activation
Keys sold through eSellerate do not currently activate on Steam.
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Green Man Gaming
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Requires online activation


Versions other than need to be authenticated one time through the internet. Each Serial Key can activate M&B 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[edit]


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[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
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.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Some commands are hard-coded and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Launcher audio settings.
Launcher audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound.
Surround sound
All dialogue is text-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


For the version use Language.exe in the installation folder to change the game language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with en.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with es.
Edit language.txt in the installation folder and replace with tr.
Fan translation

Issues fixed[edit]

Manual activation page doesn't exist[edit]

The page has been moved to a new location.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7, 9
Shader Model support 2, 3 [citation needed]
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics Newton Dynamics
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

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


  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.


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