Note: So far i only have confirmations for Windows 10 and 11, and both on the GOG version of the game
So, i'll keep this short. When i started playing this mod on my new laptop, it didn't work. Normally, i used enhanced edition of 1.011 Mount and Blade, but this time, that was no use. The game would crash without any error message on loading settings file.
I tried both Steam version of the game, and downloaded the game from Taleworlds site too, neither worked.
(Taleworlds version does work! Sometime later after writing this file, i discovered it to work after all, i don't know why it didn't work before, maybe i just screwed up. Anyways, in the Release 2 in files section, the description contains instructions on how to get the mod working on Taleworlds version of the game)
Note added on 06/08/2022
As a last straw, i thought of trying GOG version of the game (GoodOldGames), aaand, it didn't work either, RGL error while loading textures. BUT, and this is IMPORTANT. I found a solution here:
Go to the site, and find the file called CFF explorer 86. Then install it, and use it on the GOG version of the game's EXE
Right click on the game executable (image beneath) Then find the option "Edit with CFF explorer". Backup the EXE!
Next what you do, is go to File header, then Characteristics, there is a section which reads " click here" , you do that, and then you find the Checkbox "App can handle >2gb address space", click that
Then you simply press OK, save the file and congratulations, you have just made the application able to play the mod
Finally, before you can play, you should go to the mod files and delete the texture called font.dds. Font is broken, my bad. Removing that file should fix it
(It might be necessary to also remove font.xml from Data folder)
Now, when i was launching the mod myself, i got a series of Assertion errors, if you get these, just press ignore, ignore, ignore, and they should stop appearing eventually, then the game should load into main menu.
Mind you that this worked for ME, but there is no guarantee that it will work for you. But i have a feeling, that it could help for some of you
Now, i feel i need to explain specifically why it has to be the GOG version of the game. As stated, The enhanced edition crashes while loading, so that option is not available
Steam version is not an option, because you can not use CFF explorer on the exe without Steam detection the alteration, and then refusing to start the game
Taleworlds version will simply not launch, at all. Why, is anyone's best guess, but i spent a long time trying and the info i found online, implied that both Steam and GOG have modified the games somehow, to make them run. Taleworlds has not touched the game for years, so their version won't run on Win 10
If anyone finds this useful, please, let me and others know, so that the method may be confirmed to work for others aswell, and not only me myself
#EDIT A fellow modder tested this method on Windows 11, and he got the game running!
This is basically for when you want to install the game on Windows11, yes? Or is Windows10 also affected by this?
See, i don't exactly know why this is, but it seems that regular Mount & Blade 1.011 from Taleworlds doesn't launch at all on windows 10, i have no confirmation, but i would assume that 11 is no different. Enhanced edition does run, but, it can't launch this mod on WIN 10, there's some error that causes it to crash on loading settings. I tried all possible settings combinations, no luck
I just pointed out that he was able to get it running on Win 11, since ot happened to be his operating system
Interesting. Perhaps it is because it is a 32 bit program? And who knows which terrors you have hid in your mod that Windows 10 users shall never see it ^^
There may or may not be a Dagoth Ur model left in there
Thank you for your advice
I now have atleast 3 individuals confirming the mod to function on windows 10/11 using this method i am describing in this post
3 plus myself, of course. So in short, GOG version of the game, and Large Address Aware modification to the game exe. If you folks have doubts, or questions, either contact me here, or on Discord. Discord.gg