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    Buying the Game

    Warband is listed on for US$30. The TaleWorlds price will probably be similar.
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    (v.1.011) OnBoard Sound Card Compatibility Issue

    Your audio driver is ancient (dating back to 2004) which is potentially the source of this problem. The first thing to do is get the latest driver from Dell Drivers and Downloads (the dxdiag doesn't specify your system's model so I can't give you a more precise link, sorry). You may also be able...
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    Not a valid Win32 application?

    It's possible that your security software has broken it in its attempts to "quarantine" the supposed trojan. Try downloading and installing it again with your security software disabled the whole time. Alternately, stop using AVG and get Avast!; it has a similar feature set but better detection...
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    Warband on a thumbdrive?

    Mount&Blade activation data is tied to the particular hardware hash of the system you activated it on. While gradual hardware upgrades will pass just fine, a totally different system will not because its hash won't match.
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    Warband on a thumbdrive?

    In order to play on any different system you need to reactivate the game. Copying the activation data from your home system will not work. Another thing to try if you haven't already is to restart the system in "Safe Mode with Networking" mode (hold F8 during boot). Running in Safe Mode...
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    Character won't export

    If you are using Vista or newer the CharExport data is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Mount&Blade or similar (the VirtualStore path reflects the folder structure of where the game is installed to).
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    vista troubles

    You can do one of the following: 1. Copy the files to a non-protected location (such as the desktop), make the changes, then copy them back (confirming the change when prompted) 2. Run Notepad in administrator mode (right click it in the Start Menu to do this) and then open the files you want...
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    Fuzzy textures.

    In your video card's control panel, try setting the mipmapping and antristrophic settings to "quality" or "high quality". If you are using the simplified control panel layout, do this with the quality slider instead.
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    Finding CD key?

    To clarify the above, your original Mount&Blade key is not in the registry. The one stored there is the special one generated from a combination of your key and your hardware hash. While this activation data will generally be OK across hardware upgrades it will not work on a totally different...
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    Cannot save my modified module.ini file, help please!

    Program Files is a protected location. Changing files there requires admin elevation. There are two ways to edit this file: 1. Make a copy of the file somewhere, edit it there, then copy it back (confirming the overwrite and admin prompt when asked). 2. Launch Notepad in administrator mode...
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    Playing Warband on desktop and laptop

    Mount&Blade is allowed to be activated on up to two systems within any 60-day period. It is common for software to allow you to install it on two or three home systems from the same license in this sort of manner; however, Warband probably requires each connecting user to have a unique serial.
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    Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Standalone

    I think the word you are looking for is moolah; if Armagan is Muslim he will already have a mullah. ;)
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    Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Standalone

    This game isn't even out yet, let alone with an English version. Give it time. According to the GameCorner interview it will have a proper storyline which will vary depending on which faction the player joins. Aside from Storymod there has been no real effort to give Mount&Blade a full-blown...
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    Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Standalone

    The text of With Fire and Sword is in the public domain so anyone can make works based on it. Because of this the modders making their own interpretation could only get in trouble if they specifically use designs or whatever from one of the film versions or from CD Projekt's game. The existence...
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    Beta Installer Marked as Virus

    You simply need to add Warband to NOD32's whitelist (which might be called "exceptions", "safe files", or something else along those lines). This will then allow you to play it without further interference. You may need to repeat this process each time a new Warband patch is released, however.