Resolved I can not launch the game

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Summary: Yesterday the game worked properly but today I tried to install some mods via vortex, but this did not work at all as I could not activate them in the Launcher, where the boxes could not be ticked. I tried to fix this issue by moving vortex from my C drive to my D drive. After that I uninstalled Vortex as it was not working and I tried to open Bannerlord again. In Steam I only saw that the game was trying to be started, but then it crashes without any dialogue boxes or crash reportings. It turns green and I can press the button play again but the whole story repeats. (Video) I was searching for the problem and I saw that my PC detected the TaleWorlds.Native.dll as the problem, so I tried to delete the file, but still it was not working. I tried to repair the game files over the steam options for four times but still it is not working.
Thanks for help.
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Have you used cheats and if so which:
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Media (Screenshots & Video): Computer Specs:
OS: Windows
GPU: Nvidia GeForce750 gtx
GPU Driver Version: 466.47
CPU: Intel Core i5 - 7400 , 3.00 GHz
Motherboard: H110M-A/M.2 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Storage Device (HDD/SSD): 250 GB SSD / 1000 GB HDD


Try deleting C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord\Configs

If that doesn't fix it, I advise you do a clean install.

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
C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord (Make sure to backup the "Game Saves" folder)
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.


Thanks for the quick responses,
I reinstalled the game as you told me to do, still I am unable to open it via Steam. For some reason, I can now open the game over the Bannerlord.exe file on my D drive ( D:\SteamLibary\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) which was not possible earlier. I dont have much time now to test if the game runs without any problems but I made a battle in one of my campaigns and walked a bit over the map and it seemed like the game was running without any problems. Still the problem with the launcher is there and I was thinking that I may have overseen a folder but I dont think so. I remember to have installed the mod modlib and that there was a button in my laucher which was something like open mod list or so, I dont remember exactly, and when I tried to open it the Launcher was crashing but I could restart it, maybe it has something to do with that. This was shortly before the whole game and launcher were unable to run.

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Have you seen these workarounds before?

‘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)
  • 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.
  • 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


Sorry that I have not seen this note earlier, if it would have been so, I would have this fixed way earlier. I downloaded the fixed launcher mod yesterday as I read it would fix the problem of cant ticking mods in the launcher. After the deleting of the mod in Vortex the files were still in the Bannerlord folder but they were 0 KB great. As I was looking trough the Bannerlord folder I discovered them yesterday, wondering why they were 0 KB but not questioning even further. Everything is now working properly again!
Thank you guys for the help, you did a great job.
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