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

Everything on the single-player campaign in brief testing.

What does not

The toolset. Prerendered movies and the various corporate credit screens at the start either crash the game or only play audio, so better off disabled.


What was not tested

Multiplayer. The two main expansion packs and the other premium modules the Diamond version ships with (except Kingmaker, briefly tested), but I'd be surprised if they had any problems.

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Additional Comments

Purchased from Good Old Games. modifies its games to improve compatibility with modern Windows systems, so that may affect results with Wine. Silver rating chosen because of the toolset and movie failures, but single player works flawlessly as far as I can tell with the following settings. I see 15-30 fps on a late 2008 MacBook Pro using either the integrated Nvidia 9400M and discrete 9600M GPUs. With Wineskin I suggest using Screen Options|Override, Rootless, Virtual Desktop at 800x600 (this only affects the initial launcher). Edit nwn.ini to say under [Display Options] FullScreen=0 AllowWindowedMode=1 SafeMovie=1 Disable Movies=1 This will disable the aforementioned non-working credits, movies, and the full screen mode; by turning full screen off, Command-Tab, Spaces, and Exposé still work. From the nwn.exe launcher, run Configure, and select a resolution; this controls window size for the game itself. Enjoy! PS - Although you should have no reason to ever do this, do not press Command-Alt-A to activate X11's built-in full screen mode; this badly confuses the game. Either push Command-Q to quit, or Command-Alt-Escape to force kill the app.)

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.