Experience Calradia like never before in an unprecedented 'open-world' style RPG with persistent troop names, unique factions, stunning visuals - and no overworld map.

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Hello fine friends,

As a special treat during this lengthy global pandemic, I have finished another version of the Explorer mod.

This is going to be the last version - but that does not mean there are not more exciting projects on the way. Come join the Discord server to see what else is coming!

Explore a massive "open" world

Travel across the lands with your trusty steed and loyal followers! Fill in your map while discovering the hundreds of different unique locations in Explorer. No more clicking through menus - just play the game!

Ride with your companions - or take to the skies and soar as a raven.

Raven hovering over merchant villas


Collect Companions to build your army

Will you find your recruits among the seedy mercenaries lurking in smoky taverns? Will you accept only the most honourable knights to your service? Or perhaps join the Merchant's guild and surround yourself with traders and guardsmen?

Inside of a Market in Shariz


All your units are unique individuals with their own name, face, stats, equipment. Upgrade your party over time as you win battles! But beware the enemy heroes...

Ally yourself to a faction

Join a faction through a town Guild, or earn the favour of a local ruler with quests and persuasion - then build your influence in your faction, leading their armies and conquering your enemies!

Player camp with allied army


Fight epic battles and sieges

Everywhere you go, you must be on the lookout! Bandit hordes, ravenous wolves, or elite army raiders may be lurking beyond any tree or hill. Watch parties travel around, spot enemies, and form their battle-lines!

Besiege walled castles or raid enemy outposts and encampments!

Aftermath of a camp attack


BrainyBots combat AI and battle tactics+formations+morale mean that every battle will be unique and exciting, and also very deadly. Mount&Blade has never been tougher, so beware!

Explore

Discover the world of Calradia, find hidden secrets known only to you; encounter unique enemies, find special loot, and forgotten places. Observe, influence, or take control of a medieval world on an unprecedented scale!

It's a bear



Changelist

These are changes from the previous Alpha and Beta versions of Explorer. This is not an exhaustive feature list!

There's too many features to list all of them!

  • Fixed many issues when running the game without Warband Script Enhancer: WSE no longer required for any features!
  • Changed, fixed, added dialogue for NPCs
  • NPCs can give the player some quests
  • Players can now attack outposts/bridges/bandit hideouts/fortresses, etc, if they belong to an enemy
  • Join the Merchants, Mercenaries, or Manhunters guild in towns to recruit those faction units
  • Bandits can take over deserted villages
  • Castle gates can open and close, including during sieges! Fight your way from the walls to the gatehouse!
  • Campaign AI
  • Banners work properly on NPC parties
  • New troops and troop trees for many factions, including bandits
  • unique animal and bandit types added
  • Some animals can be aggressive
  • AI parties can set up camps
  • Added and re-added music tracks
  • Reduced volume of horse sounds
  • Reduced frequency of shouting/ horse snort/whinny
  • When units spot an enemy and become alarmed, they will shout or taunt, alerting nearby friendlies
  • Formations: Press F4 while in a battle to setup formations (must be an enemy present)
  • AI will also use battle tactics/formations
  • Troop stat balancing
  • Added a starting screen OSP (thanks to Windyplains and mercury19)
  • Many more parties to encounter on the map, bandits, caravans, villagers, etc...
  • Added some new mercenary and bandit fortresses

Credits can be found in the file description. I would also like to give a special thanks to the entire M&B modding community! I am proud to have been a part of such a unique and friendly community.

Thanks for reading!

Explorer Handbook: Starting Guide and Tips

Explorer Handbook: Starting Guide and Tips

Other Tutorial 3 comments

Get a rundown on the best ways to play with the new systems in Explorer.

Explorer 1.0 Live-Stream and Release

Explorer 1.0 Live-Stream and Release

News

Today at 7:30EST, come join me in discord for a stream of the new Explorer version!

Explorer! Beta Release + Hotfix

Explorer! Beta Release + Hotfix

News

Announcing the release of the Explorer! Beta version, now with bugfixes!

Release delays, Previews, and Patrons

Release delays, Previews, and Patrons

News 4 comments

Worldmap preview, reasons for the release delay, and the return of the patreon page

RSS Files
Explorer1.0

Explorer1.0

Full Version 45 comments

Get the latest, greatest, final version of Explorer!

Explorer 1.0 Source

Explorer 1.0 Source

Source Code

This is the Module System source code for Explorer 1.0. Data and Shader files are in the main download.

Explorer 1.0 Patch

Explorer 1.0 Patch

Patch

This is the patch to version 1.0 of Explorer! Updated 16/05/2021

Explorer Beta

Explorer Beta

Full Version 33 comments

New beta version of Explorer! featuring BattleTime co-op and more

ExplorerSource

ExplorerSource

Source Code 10 comments

The module system source codes from the Alpha and Demo versions of Explorer!

Explorer Alpha

Explorer Alpha

Demo 53 comments

The newest version of Explorer! Join a faction, lay siege to enemy castles, raid villages, talk to the townsfolk!

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Guest
Guest

Hello. Thank you for the wonderful mod. I received a hunt down bandit quest from Mayor in the city. Where is bandit in this mod? I tried to move around the city, but I can't meet bandit. Will it appear in the distance?
If anyone knows, please let me know.

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Ruthventwo Creator
Ruthventwo

The mayor should have given you information on the bandits location, and it will be in the bandit characters page in Notes. They should spawn within 4 miles of the town, but they do move around after spawning. You can get updated info on nearby parties from village elders, there is some error text but it should still work. Usually the bandits will be close to town.

Thank you for asking!

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Apstinentas
Apstinentas

Bandit party or a specific named bandit?

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Guest
Guest

I think they are bandits led by a specific named bandit.
I get information about the bandits from nearby villages (at this time, I get an error code in red text. Is this relevant?) It's not a bandit led by the person the quest is looking for. Do I need to look farther afield?

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Apstinentas
Apstinentas

It might be that, but there are enterable buildings in all towns, and one of those are called alley. There is one named bandit there.

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Ruthventwo Creator
Ruthventwo

The alleys are more of an easter egg since the bandit campaign quests were unfinished. Maybe the quest bandit will rest in town and can be found in the alley, but you won't be able to fight them there.

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TOTALMAD
TOTALMAD

Will this mod be udated or it is really final version?
Please respond . Thank you

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Ruthventwo Creator
Ruthventwo

Hey TOTALMAD, I would like to update the mod but it is a lot of work! Maybe some day! Thank you

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Vicstark
Vicstark

Please make a merge of this mod with LOTR and Game of thrones mods! It would be really spectacular!

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Ruthventwo Creator
Ruthventwo

The source code is released, maybe someone will

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