Please note that we've updated the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord save file system which requires you to take certain steps in order for your save files to be compatible with e1.7.1 and any later updates. You can find the instructions here.
I have just bought five copies of M&B WFAS on Steam and gifted them to my friends while the current sale is on. (it cost me $1.79 so that you believe what I am saying). I then downloaded the M&B WFAS 1.143 setup from taleworlds website and when I entered the serial keys copied from steam, the game did not activate. It would always say Activation Denied!.
Please look into the issue because apparently it is still not solved. All we want is to play this game that we have bought genuinely without steam. I mean the legit serial keys should activate.