Resolved Game not starting / no error

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No, I didn't use any mods.


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Have you used cheats and if so which: No
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Computer Specs:
OS: Windows 10 64bit
GPU: GeForce RTX 2070
GPU Driver Version: 516.94
CPU: i7-8700k
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z370-F
Storage Device (HDD/SSD): Samsung SSD 970 EVO


i wanted to hop back into Bannerlord. I did a fresh install, but when i start the Game nothing happens. Steam says im playing it, but there nothing opening and no error.

Thats what i tryed so far:

- Steam Verification the Files
- Delete this language Files
- Start as admin
- Make exceptions in AntiVirus
- Turn AntiVirus off
- Turn Firewall off
- Fresh install again (on 2 different hard drives)
- Update Windows etc
- Disable Steam overlay

Nothing works..hope somebody here can help we.

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Have you tried this workaround below?
‘Launcher not Launching’ / Game is not launching Workarounds
If you experiencing any issues with the launcher, you can try the workarounds below to fix it:
  • The first thing to do when experiencing any issue with the game is verifying the game files. After an update, there is always a chance of some of the game files being corrupted or missing. Doing this will verify that the game files are installed correctly. You can also check our guide regarding this here.
  • Deleting the configs folder of the game located in the Documents folder. Please keep in mind that this will also delete your saved options of the game. Don’t forget to back up the files if you don’t want to lose them. (C:\Users\\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord\Configs)
  • You can try to delete the contents of the folder below and verify the game files afterwards. "steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin"
  • If you have installed a mod called Fixed Launcher in the past, you need to make sure that you have deleted its files. These files can block the launcher from launching. The files of the aforementioned mod.
  • Check your Windows Defender settings for Ransomware Protection. You should add Bannerlord to the list under the Controlled Folder Access. To do that:
  • - Open Windows Defender Security Center.
  • - Click on Virus & threat protection.
  • - Click the Virus & threat protection settings option.
  • - Under "Controlled folder access," click the Allow an app through the Controlled folder access link.
  • - Click the Add an allowed app button to add Bannerlord.
  • Deleting the “spriteData.xml” file located in the "steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\GUI\GauntletUI” folder can fix the issue. This is an obsolete xml file that the game is not using. However, if a mod is installed before changing this file, the game tries to use it and crashes.
  • Deleting the logs folder located under the "C:\ProgramData\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord" folder. Please note that the ProgramData folder is a hidden folder by default.
  • If none of the workarounds above helped you, you can try to launch the game via the TaleWorlds.MountAndBlade.Launcher.Singleplayer.exe and TaleWorlds.MountAndBlade.Launcher.Multiplayer.exe files located in the folder below:
  • ...:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client
  • Check your OneDrive folder contents. Even if it is disabled we have seen users post that their files have been changed with the previous OneDrive synced files. You should try deleting your OneDrive files. More info about that can be found here.


I've seen a couple threads with similar issues that seemed to be an issue with dependencies. Can you try to reinstall them and let us know if there's any change? Steam keeps copies of the redistributables in <Steam installation directory>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\DotNet\4.7 and \steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2019

May have to run them as admin. VCRedist has both 32-bit and 64-bit listed, you should only need 64-bit (VC_redist.x64.exe)

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Also you can try renaming the Bannerlord folder in the documents and trying again to see if there are any changes.
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