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.
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:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.3 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: mountblade
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.3
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries
Check the following:
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
Click "OK" on all errors
Name the shortcut: Mount & Blade
Select "I don't want ot make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select Mount & Blade
Wine version: 1.8.3
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Mount & Blade
Select "Mount & Blade"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Mount & Blade Launcher
Adjust Video settings & Advanced settings
Click "Play Mount & Blade"
Click "Video Options"
- 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
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
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.