First off, this mod is great. Played it for the first time a few months ago and it's arguably the best M&B mod out there, save perhaps for The Last Days or Brytenwalda (top three in my books). It feels "complete" to me, and other than some quests here and there that weren't finished the game feels pretty much done. BUT, this game really does need a warband port. For a sample statistic 6 people on my steam friends list have mount and blade. 36 have mount and blade warband. None of these freinds were met in warband so I feel it's an unbiased statistical example of just how few people own M&B.
I know lots of people who want to play this mod, but can't because they dont own M&B and dont really have a good reason to purchase it because they already own warband.
I've dicked around with a warband port by switching the actions.txt, game_variables.txt and adding costumes_a.brf and the game is mostly functional, albiet the bugs are very annoying (though they dont really stop the game from being played). There are a few key things broken:
- Some missing vegitation textures (probably easy to fix)
- Seemingly incompatible sky textures (expected this much, probably easy to fix)
- Some custom menu materials are incompatible and cause script error reports when entering and exiting menus
- Some animations (particularly idling animations) dont work, and are subsequently replaced by a spear thrusting "ready" animation.. this occurs mostly with lords and tavern mercenaries who are standing in place. NPCs dont display the "hands up" aniamtion when you point your gun at them, though this is likely easy to fix also...
But it seems everything else works. The law system works, I havn't encountered any broken quests yet and every engagement seems to work fine. I know the devs may be busy with their lives, but for somebody who is experienced with M&B modding (for example, I have aboslutely no experience and I got this far) I dont really see how a straight-to-warband port would take three months or more. If the mod is complete, then why not bring it a little bit further and slide the singleplayer over into warband?
You're majorly selling yourself short by a longshot by not going over that last little hump....