Bannerpage tries to add where Native MBW is thin and aims to significantly improve areas in which game hasn't aged well. It creates more immersive experience for hardcore players, returners but also new, younger players. At the same time mod religiously protects game's core values - single player campaign balance and maintains Vanilla's scent. Bannerpage is a full conversion from Native back to Native.
Overhauled graphics, distinctive/immersive factions, new animations, new well balanced items, new music, new sounds, new scenes, improved AI, neat UI, new game mechanics in areas that don't affect balance but significantly improve player's experience and many, many more. Mod gives player multiple new options in almost every situation and thus adds a lot to the game's depth.
I am dedicating Bannerpage to my two sons as monument of their father's love.
Greatest thanks goes to my wife for her patience, love and support during many hours spent in making this mod.
BannerPage impressions by the Warband's YouTube legend REFORMIST.
Famous YouTube gamer PIXELATED APOLLO plays BannerPage serving King Ragnar
Underground & Undercover Ops - build hideouts and hidden bases. Employ shady characters and play as Ali Baba and the forty thieves or go further and organize your private underground operation.
The King and The Beggar- allows player to choose from wide variety of campaign start options, all the way from the major Calradian faction leader, independent ruler, peasant rebellion leader, bandit leader ,.., all the way down to the barefooted and penniless beggar.
Ludus Calradius - main Arena in Calradia, compete against the best in following categories: jousting, roman gladiators, historical gladiators, or just watch the best fight each other and bet,
20+ New Quests - Talk to the guild master, lords, ladies and village elders to receive these quests. Also, there is a quest given by each faction leader which is rewarded with a unique new weapon with skill bonuses. Talk to a king/queen when you reach level 10 to receive these quests. Be warned that these quests provide fairly stiff challenges
Diplomacy 4.3 - Kingdom Management
PBOD Pre-Battle Orders & Deployment v.0.92.5 ( + all later non WSE updates added) - tactical options, important battle mechanics fixes, new commands and formations
Freelancer 1.6 (all known bugs fixed) - serve under any Lord as common soldier
Custom Commander (v.1397, some parts rewritten for better fit), level up your Companions faster by controlling them during battles, let AI control your character
2 new fully lore integrated NPC companions Tin & Sven (with all dialogues and relationships)
Katrin is useful companion now - All Companions with Native Inventory Management skill over 2 got those points deducted and redistributed, Katrin benefited the most (Trade skill 5) , Rolf will now always recruit Sarranid troops
Medieval History inspired Mercenary Trees
36 Different Carefully designed Mercenary Troops
Awol Historical Mercenary Parties who behave as bandits (Brigands, Routiers and Catalan Company)
Medieval History inspired Bandit Trees (all Native Bandits now come in 3 tiers)
24 different Bandit Units
Medieval History inspired Faction Guards / Elite Troops (2x per faction) - recruit-able in towns
10 Dark Knights Units in a special troop tree
20 Dark Knights Nobles led by their Queen (by default they don't invade)
All New Banners - recognizable faction characteristics design, history inspired
Unique Combat and Civil outfits for each Lord (Factionized)
Lords wear Cloaks in Faction Colors or Heraldic Cloaks
Unique weapon and armor sets for each Lord to complement new dueling mod (Factionized)
Dynamic Outfits for Ladies loosely based on their character (Factionized)
New Faces (Factionized - Racial) - carefully chosen combo of multiple facepacks
Unique Faces (Factionized) - many characters got hand made redesign like Ragnar (image attached)
No double Faces - all young ladies have different face, some are beauties some are not
Top-tier-troop can be promoted to a Hero (after they have many, many battles survived)
New Npcs in taverns with many unique roles (Pro Recruiters, Black Market Merchants, Trainers ...)
Wife can become Party member and ride with you (fixed, now she never goes nuts)
Wife can be dressed (equipped) as companion buy her luxury dresses (or arm her)
4 NPC gang leaders - with Gang Management options - Hidden Base staff
Scenes and scene props:
New Castles (all are completely different now and architecture has faction characteristics, roughly matched map icons)
Improved Siege scenes (AI movement tested and tweaked)
Optimized and Polished Landscapes Mod (carefully scene by scene added - bugfixed, all lods created for faster loading - better FPS)
Random Scene Generation - rewritten Flora_kinds.py - used Polished Landscapes Mod flora as base
Polished Buildings Mod (all Swadian and Vaegir towns completely overhauled)
54 different Skyboxes, moving Sun, time clock
New Terrain Borders designed to work with New Expanded horizons
Expanded horizons, added in multiple layers and shaders applied to create right illusion
Arena Overhaul Mod ( + new objects added, + new and tweaked AI meshes)
3 Completely new Arenas (Suno as Calradia's Tournaments Capital, Narra and Halmar designed to accommodate horseback fights better)
Training Fields Mod
All coastal villages now have beach
New Flora (added more variety Sarranid lands)
New AI meshes
Salt mine - (leave and rent out your slaves there or buy cheapest salt in the Realm)
Live Taverns - musicians, people drinking, bartender new dialogues, new important Npcs
Moving watermills and windmills
Ludus Calradius with lot of new interiors and exteriors
Music - Completely overhauled and expanded:
SRing ambient sound tracks mod (Campaign map, town, village)
Installation is fairly simple. You download the file(archive) and then use WinRar or 7zip to unpack it. Either you unpack it directly in your Modules folder or anywhere else and then cut it and paste in your Modules folder. Beware, if you have unpacked it in folder named as the archive then you need to get the folder inside called BannerPage and cut/paste that one in your Modules folder. Repeat the same with any updates, check for updates here. Start it as you'd start any other mod. Please note BannerPage does NOT use WSE, nor is supported.
(in Video Options) Disable HDR and Auto-exposure. Mod has its own solution. Disable it before starting to play, if you do it afterwards it may create some unwanted visual effects, in that case just quit WB and relaunch it. Turn everything else ON and max it out. If you need to lower something t in order to increase performance, do it in this order, first lower the number of rag dolls than the number of corpses and in the end only if you must anti-aliasing.
Read Game Concepts - accessible through Campaign Map / Notes - most importantly study a new recruitment system
MAC & Linux users - If experiencing problems, please check EXTRAS folder included in the BannerPage folder and seek solution there
Turn OFF Cheat Mode - Mod is very resource hungry. If you have it ON, use it on pause, don't run more than few in game hours.
For interesting Hunting experience and challenging Duels Combat AI has to be put on at least Good.
Tournament mod default preset is to match faction culture. So armors, helmets, weapon choices, horses - are first faction and then arena specific (because horses are on larger fields, archers require natural shields et) It is recommended that you leave it this way.
You may also consider getting something called 4GB patch, google for it and decide yourself
Some UI parts are only available in English so for the best experience play in English
MUSIC turn it ON. Best way to adjust right volume is to move it up until you are able to hear winds blowing while wandering on the Campaign Map. See sound tuning guide below.
For those who go beyond Warband's max battle size limit of 150, recommended values are in-between 250 and 450 depending on your rig. Whatever you decide make sure you set the same in PBOD options. Please check EXTRAS folder included in the BannerPage folder.
Set the same "Battle size" in PBOD options (accessible through Camp menu on Campaign Map) as you've set in Main options (or file itself for experienced users only).
Detailed Mod sound tuning guide:
To set up the sound properly first turn music off, then go in any arena and practice. Tune main sound bar until loudness is satisfactory to your ear. Then go on the Campaign map and turn a music ON. If any music track is playing wait till it stops or it becomes ambient sound. Then travel on the campaign map and turn up only a music bar until you can clearly hear winds.
1.174 - current
backwards compatibility 1.168
EXTRAS FOLDER contents:
XXL battle tools with instructions
Quantity plugin with instructions (less plant variation, lower plant population density,lower plant detail, smaller random scenes)
Quality plugin with instructions (default setting)
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