Mount & Blade: Warband

Mount & Blade: Warband

Star Wars Conquest
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Swyter  [developer] Sep 25, 2016 @ 3:18am
Official Mac OS X Install Guide
This will show you how to install the Warband version of Star Wars Conquest in macOS. Just make sure that the three latest .7z files from https://swconquest.github.io are already in your Downloads folder.


PART ZERO -- HOW TO OPEN THE TERMINAL

Open the «Go» menu in the Finder and select «Utilities», then click on the «Terminal» icon.

We will go line by line, just copy-paste the various commands in the Terminal and press Enter. I will explain what it does first to avoid looking sketchy.

PART ONE -- TEMPORARILY INSTALLING THE UNARCHIVER

This switches your Terminal to your temporary directory (the one that gets flushed every time you reboot), then downloads the unar command-line utility (from the same guy that makes 'The Unarchiver') and extracts it in that very same folder:

cd /tmp && curl -L 'https://theunarchiver.com/downloads/unarMac.zip' -o unar.zip && unzip -o unar.zip

Don't worry, it's only two tiny programs (lsar and unar) that will go away the next time you shutdown your Mac. They leave no trace behind.

This opens the Warband Mods folder in the Finder so that you can delete the «SWC» folder if already exists. If not, carry on:

open ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules/'

PART TWO -- INSTALLING THE MOD

Next up we are going to extract the mod in that very same place. Just ensure that the three latest .7z files from https://swconquest.github.io are already conveniently stored in your Downloads folder.

Let's switch to the Downloads folder, where the compressed files are.

cd ~/Downloads

1. Extract the standalone SWC 0.9.4-final release for Mount&Blade 1.011:

/tmp/unar -D -f -o ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules' swconquest-094-final.7z

2. Extract the original Warband compatibility patch over it and overwrite the original mod files:

/tmp/unar -D -f -o ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules' swconquest-094-final-wbcompat.7z

3. Extract the latest nightly patch (the one that comes with the latest updates) and, you guessed it, overwrite yet again:

/tmp/unar -D -f -o ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules' `find . -name 'swconquest-094-final-wbcompat_*' | sort -r -u | head -n 1`

PART THREE -- FIXING WARBAND

The mod is now technically installed, if the Warband engine worked as intended we shouldn't have to do any of the following workarounds.

1. First fix the font by... removing it:

rm -f ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules/SWC/Textures/font.dds'

2. Then you can fix the skyboxes to avoid seeing spooky illuminati faces in the sky:

cp -f ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Modules/SWC/Data/skyboxes.txt' ~/'Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/MountBlade Warband/Data/'


That's it. Open Steam like your normally do and use Warband's Configure utility to change the selected mod to «SWC». If you followed this guide properly then the game should launch and reach to the main menu.

Have fun with the mod!
Last edited by Swyter; Aug 20 @ 1:29pm