Neverwinter Nights II

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NWN2 version 1.23, with or without optional expansion modules Mask of the Betrayer and/or Shadows of Zehir.

Application Details:

Version: 1.23.x
License: Retail
Votes: 19
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.6

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Test Results

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What works

  1. "Autopatcher" -- see comments.
  2. Loading the first area of the game
  3. Creating a character

What does not

  1. Detecting correct graphics modes
  2. Sound
  3. Loading the second area of the main campaign (makes the game unplayable)


What was not tested

  1. Network games
  2. Other modules than the main campaign

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The installer doesn't give any progress indicator when installing the game (leading me to believe it had stalled a few times), but does install the game -- after quite a bit DirectX was installed and the installer finally finished. The autopatcher (nwupdate.exe) first updated itself (to version 1.7) successfully and then had to be told to use a dedicated connection or it would decide no connection was available and do nothing. To set this, right click anywhere on the patcher GUI and click the corresponding menu item. Patching seems to take very long -- it took about 0.5 seconds to a full second to print each line (like a filename that is extracted), making each patch take several minutes, rather than the expected few seconds.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Jan 06 20171.8.6Yes Yes GoldJohan M. Cos 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64Dec 09 20161.9.24Yes Yes GoldLokiDrow 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 07 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20141.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 13 20131.6-rc1Yes Yes SilverRadosÅ‚aw SzkodziÅ„ski 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11558 Problem setting resolution in Neverwinter Nights 2 NEW View
11583 Neverwinter Nights 2: outdoors textures sometimes all white/gray CLOSED ABANDONED View
11675 Flatout 2 demo, Battlefield 2 demo, many others need native d3dx9_36.D3DXCreateEffect* CLOSED FIXED View
19200 Neverwinter Nights 2 crashes CLOSED FIXED View
19372 Neverwinter Nights 2 runs successfully with WINEDEBUG="file,relay,tld,seh", but fails to start w\o debug CLOSED INVALID View
20001 Unimplemented function ntdll.dll.NtQuerySystemEnvironmentValue CLOSED FIXED View
20913 Multiple games crash on start CLOSED FIXED View
23839 Neverwinter Nights 2 can't detect video adapter properly, claiming: "Your video card has less than 128 MB of video memory" CLOSED FIXED View
24602 NWN2 suffers from shadows flickering on ATI cards (fglrx driver) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
24603 NWN2 indoor areas are suffering from hard graphics bug CLOSED ABANDONED View
25525 Unimplented function: msvcp80.dll.??Y?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEAAV01@PBD@Z CLOSED FIXED View
32395 Neverwinter Nights 2 : Broken sky with anti-aliasing turned on CLOSED FIXED View
32451 Multiple installer bundles show a broken/unresponsive dialog window during installation (installer process running out of wndproc slots) CLOSED FIXED View
34686 Neverwinter Nights 2 ( fails on startup, claiming: "Unable to detect a video card with hardware 3D acceleration." CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

  •  Use of dll overrides "devenum.dll" and "dxdiagn.dll" may be necessary for the game to run.
  •  Requires using winetricks to install directx9 and vcrun2005.
  •  The following registry key changes are recommended (Use the command "wine regedit" and then add them as strings to the appropriate directory):

OffscreenRenderingMode = fbo
UseGLSL = enabled
VideoMemorySize = 256

You may also put in whatever amount of memory your video card uses instead of 256.

  • To get the autoupdater to run, right click anywhere on the autoupdate window (except the status text part), and then click "dedicated internet connection". It should now work.
  • If you are unable to change resolution while using fullscreen mode, emulating a virtual desktop may be useful for getting the game to allow other resolutions.


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