*This is the Good Old Games version of the game bought from GOG.com.
*Multiplayer works via Gamespy, the Bioware servers' support has been discontinued.
*A special method has to be used in order for the Intro videos and sound to work properly, read the Extra comments.
Note: The platform is an i3 laptop with an ATI graphics card (HD 5470), using the proprietary dirvers. The framerate was acceptable. And the wine version is 1.4, not 1.5 as the former is missing from the selection list.
What does not
The "Creature Environment Mapping" option under Video Settings.
What was not tested
The whole game (as in the game was not played to the end).
To install the GoG (Good Old Games) version of this game, follow the below instructions. Open a console and type the following commands in order: WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/nwn winetricks ddr=gdi WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/nwn winetricks d3dx9 droid winxp WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/nwn wine /path/to/directory/setup_nwn_diamond.exe Then once the install is done, browse to the "~/.local/share/wineprefixes/nwn" and edit the nwn.ini file to say the following lines under [Display Options]: FullScreen=0 AllowWindowedMode=1 Then save. It is preferred to play using the above windowed mode in order to not mess your desktop after exiting the game. You will have to chose a resolution that fits into your desktop under the configuration menu in the launcher window before launching the game. Now you can launch the game. PS: Last but not the least, if you cannot see your character when playing the game, open the options menu then go to the video section and uncheck the "Creature Environment Mapping" option. Good luck.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 23 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||llldino|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 24 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Zenz|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 15 2014||1.7.12||Yes||Yes||Gold||Robert Osowiecki|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra"||Jan 27 2014||1.7.11||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||FreeBSD 9.2 x86_64||Dec 11 2013||1.7.7||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Eitan Adler|
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.
IGN doesn't host the patches anymore either They can now be found here: http://neverwintervault.org/patches
(thanks to Chris!)