We have finally fixed most of the major bugs with 0.800. Special thanks everyone who gave feedback for version 0.800. The detailed bug reports made our job so much easier.
The options and config files' location is changed from "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Local Settings\Application Data" to "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Application Data". If you wish to keep your configurations and options, you should move the folder to its new location. Or you can delete the folder, the new config and options files will be automatically generated.
Savegames are not compatible between this version and any previous. If you want to keep your character, load your character with the old version, and from character window->statistics, export your character. You can then create a character with the same name and use the import function to import him to the new game.
Some of the changes and bugfixes in version 0.801 are as follows:
Fixed bug where couched lance damage could affect horses repeatedly.
Hitting walls no longer produces couched lance damage and speed bonus reports.
Antialiasing is now disabled for render targets.
Icon labels and texts no longer produce shadows.
Returned map camera view angle to 0.751 style.
Character skills should now be exported and imported properly.
Shields and weapons carried on back are no longer displayed while in first person view.
Townsfolk should no longer disappear misteriously.
Fixed crash with battles between more than two parties.
Fixed various dialog and quest bugs.
XP and Gold are rewarded after successful battles.
Reinforcements arrive correctly during battles.
The following known bugs and problems still exist but are left to another version/patch.
1) Sometimes keyboard input is lost after entering a scene. (Hitting alt-tab twice will fix the problem)
2) Tactics skill does not affect battle advantage.
If you have already downloaded version 0.800 all you need to do is to download and install the following (4MB) patch:http://www.taleworlds.com/download/mountandblade_upgrade_0800_to_0801.exe
If you haven't downloaded 0.800 yet, the full installer is as follows (77MB): http://www.taleworlds.com/download/mountandblade_0801_setup.exe
Full Install (77MB):http://www.mbrepository.com/temp/mountandblade_0801_setup.exeBug reporting thread for this version: http://forums.taleworlds.net/index.php/topic,18472.0.html