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

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything works as intended.

- Single Player starts and looks good

- Multiplayer works

- Module creater works

- DM client looks like it works

What does not

Nothing as far as I can see


What was not tested

Did not go in depth on any tests except multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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. // MY EDIT I didn't have to edit any of the nwn.ini file. I set wine to launch a virtual desktop instead, at the resolution of my monitor. Much cleaner in my opinion // END 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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian 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!)


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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.