If you’re anything like me, then you probably don’t like the addition of voice acting to the official release of Bannerlord.
Guide to Remove Voice Acting
Now I’m not here to disparage the voice actors or anything, but personally, I much prefer to play Mount and Blade while imagining for myself what characters sound like, rather than listening to the same collection of voice lines across multiple characters. The problem is so bad, actually, that I straight up haven’t been able to play the game, which is routinely infuriating when everything could be solved with a simple “Voice Volume” slider.
Having had enough, and finding zero help online, I finally set my mind to start rummaging through the game’s files and not stop until I found a fix. And, as fortune would have it, the fix is as simple as deleting some files!
First things first, you’re going to want to find you directory for Bannerlord. For most people, this is going to be:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
If in doubt, you can always find the folder by going to Bannerlord in your Steam Library, right-clicking its name in your Library list, and selecting Properties > Local Files > Browse…
From there, select the “Modules” folder. The first folder we’re going to edit is under “SandBox.” The directory we’ll end up taking out of “Module” is: SandBox > ModuleData > Languages > VoicedLines > EN > PC.
Opening this folder, you’ll find a large array of voice files, along with their associated lip-sync data. You’re going to want to delete everything in this folder. (If you’re worried about damaging your files, you can backup this entire folder before deleting it, though you can also restore everything by verifying your game files through the Steam Library—there are plenty of guides explaining how to do that.)
That’s half the work done, right there! Next, return to the “Modules” folder, and instead of going through “SandBox,” go: StoryMode > ModuleData > Languages > VoicedLines > EN > PC.
Once again, delete all the files there, and you’re done!
This isn’t the most elegant solution, but it’s a solution, which is more than I could ever find searching online. Hopefully, this information will prove useful to other folks as well.