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

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

a) Installed OK despite numerous DLL related messages in the console.

b) Manual hot update to version 1.69 runs flawlessly.

c) Game can be played, but there are caveats (see below)

d) No problems with game audio, but video can be troublesome (see below)

What does not

a) Game crashes if launched directly via nwmain.exe.  Game launches OK if started via game launcher nwn.exe.

b) Auto-updater does not work as it fails during module initialization.  Not really needed as the hot update to v1.69 is available from NWN website:

c) System auto-detect does not work as it locks up the OS.  Alternatively, system settings can be manually set.

d) Must use 16MB texture pack at compatibility mode, otherwise sometimes there is texture corruption in world graphics (no textures, "world" appears all black).

e) Must disable the intro movies in file nwn.ini or else the game will display an all-white screen and becomes unplayable.  This link explains how to disable movies:


What was not tested

Aurora Toolset not tested.
DM Toolkit not tested.
Multiplayer not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

This is an update to a previous test submission. This is for Neverwinter Nights Diamond release. I did successfully get the game to work in single-player. Therefore, I upgrade to a silver rating. Tested with Wine 1.1.29 (retrieved via MacPorts) on a Macbook running OS X 10.5 "Leopard"... Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, 2 GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 9400M.

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

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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.