Resolved Game crashes upon start up

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Summary: Upon starting the game via Steam I get to see the telltale smithing animation, directly after that the game crashes with the message: The game has run into some problems, would you like to send a report?
How to Reproduce: Start game
Have you used cheats and if so which: no
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Computer Specs:
OS: Windows 10
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
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CPU: 11th gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 - 11800H @ 2.30GHz
RAM: 32 Gb
Storage Device (HDD/SSD): NVME Samsung SSD 970 SCSI Disk Device 1 TB


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Hello, you can try the workaround below to fix it:
  • Navigate to this folder: "SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\GUI\GauntletUI"
  • And delete the “spriteData.xml” file. It is not necessary to verify the game files after this. The game will create the file again when it is launched again.
Please let me know if the issue is persistent.


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Hello, i am glad the problem is solved. Please let us know if you encounter any other issues.


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Hey, can you please try clean install if you have not already? Just asking to make sure.
Clean Install
The clean install is removing every single game-related file from your computer and installing the game again. Why do you need to remove the game while you just want to remove the modifications? Unfortunately, some of the modifications do not just add a new modules folder but also change or adds contents to the existent modules folder. Without a reinstall, we can't be sure those files are unchanged.

To perform a Clean Install, Uninstall the game. You can do that by right-clicking the game on Steam Library and selecting Delete Local Content. Delete all folders related to the game that remains after the uninstallation. The folders that might have files inside:
Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
Epic: C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord
C:\ProgramData\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord

Note: You'll need to allow Windows to display hidden folders and files to see the ProgramData folder and its contents.
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