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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What works

  • Single player campaign
  • Sound
  • Graphics (even shadow, but see below)
  • Multiplayer

What does not

Anything tested worked reasonably well


What was not tested

Installing (upgraded Wine)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Performance is not perfect, but definitely acceptable. A few areas have performance issues for no apparent reason (this may be a NWN2 problem and not a Wine problem). Shadows do work, but not perfectly -- shadows tend to be "around" a model, rather than on the world, making it look like they have a semi-transparent black border. Shadows on the characters seem to work as designed as do shadows from the world (both on the world and on characters). The game cannot detect any correct resolution and instead comes up with a single bogus resolution (which changes from time to time) which (so far) is never a valid resolution -- the game will switch to a valid resolution even if an invalid one is selected. To get a valid resolution, switch to a different workspace and change the resolution with xrandr -s x (or xrandr -s ). If NWN2 is shutdown with a given resolution, it appears that it will start in the same resolution (has done so, so far for me), which means you will only have to change the resolution this way, every time you change an option. The game may crash when changing options and if it does so, it appears to do so consistently (meaning you will have to change the option back, outside of NWN2).

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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
24602 NWN2 suffers from shadows flickering on ATI cards (fglrx driver) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
32395 Neverwinter Nights 2 : Broken sky with anti-aliasing turned on NEW 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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