Neverwinter Nights

This is the latest Patch for Neverwinter Nights

Application Details:

Version: 1.6x
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.1

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Test Results

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What works

The original campaign installs and runs with an experience comparable to windows.  

The expansion packs, from the stand-alone version, did not install properly when WINE was set to create a virtual desktop.  They would hang after agreeing to the license agreement.  Disabling virtual desktop in the wine configuration fixed this, and I was able to complete the installation.

When clicked "play" in the launcher window after installing the expansion packs, it was unresponsive. I set WINE to use a virtual desktop again and downloaded the patches from

Sound was distorted and there was a delay between moving the mouse to the edge of the screen and having the camera angle begin to change.  Movies were jerky but played.

Gameplay was not significantly impared by any of the above, and technically, it all "worked" to one degree or another.

What does not

The built-in update feature does not appear to work under WINE.  However, there are update files available from


What was not tested

I did not play the game through to the end before writing this. 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

There are Linux binaries available from the company's website, but they do not appear to be available in a 64 bit version. Those of us using a 64 bit kernel must still rely on Wine. Test machine is a Dell Inspiron 531

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 23 20161.9.1Yes Yes Platinumllldino 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.7.22Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Zenz 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 15 20141.7.12Yes Yes GoldRobert Osowiecki 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra"Jan 27 20141.7.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFreeBSD 9.2 x86_64Dec 11 20131.7.7Yes Yes PlatinumEitan Adler 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19948 Starscape OpenGL mode - screen stays black CLOSED FIXED View
20176 Neverwinter Nights : Blank screen instead of menus CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25634 Missing chunks of text in Neverwinter Nights Diamond CLOSED ABANDONED View
26819 Neverwinter Nights crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
35957 Neverwinter Nights 1.69 crashes on startup since 1.7.16 CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Getting Neverwinter Nights to work on ATI Cards

Multiple users reported that Neverwinter Nights might present problems when running it on a machine with an ATI card.

In order to avoid that, rename the main program file nwmain.exe to something else, like nwmain2.exe. The driver seems to try some optimizations otherwise, which are actually backfiring and causing issues with the game.

HOWTO - Find patches
IGN doesn't host the patches anymore either

They can now be found here:

(thanks to Chris!)


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Resolution wrong if not in virtual desktop
by YaoMitachi on Thursday February 5th 2015, 0:15
Though I had the game set to run at 1920x1080, it ended up being scaled down with black bars around the game, and everything was fuzzy. If I run the game in a virtual desktop at that size, it works fine. Using an AMD card.