Dungeons & Dragons NeverWinter

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Neverwinter is a true Dungeons & Dragons experience, brought to life with the dynamic Cryptic game engine. In the classic D&D setting of the Forgotten Realms, players will explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons, as it rises from the ashes of destruction.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc4

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

Leveled up from 40-60 and everything works fine.

What does not


What was not tested

Foundry editor, voice chat.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

1) We can't use 64-bit with a 32-bit compatibility layer (WoW) in this case as winetricks won't install ie8 correctly, so we force a 32-bit wine. export WINEARCH=win32 2) (Optional) Set the WINEPREFIX variable. For some strange reason, if you point the wineprefix to a folder that already exists you'll get an error about "WINEARCH set to win32 but is a 64-bit installation." export WINEPREFIX=/game_location/folder_that_doesnt_exist 3) Now configure a few options in wine to make the game run better. winecfg -Applications->Windows Version: Windows XP -Graphics->Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows -Graphics->*Don't* allow the window manager to decorate the windows -Graphics->*Don't* allow the window manager to control the windows -Graphics->Emulate a virtual desktop (resolution same size as your monitor). This will significantly increase your FPS. 4) Install IE 8. This solves the problem if you try to use wine's built-in version of IE, where you press the "Login" button from the launcher and nothing happens. winetricks ie8 5) Now install Neverwinter. wine "/game_location/Neverwinter NW.1.20130416a.6/setup.exe" 6) Now double-click the wine shortcut file to start Neverwinter. Click on Options->Advanced Options and type -enablerawinputsupport 0. The camera will be very jerky when moving the mouse: this fixes it. 7) When you successfully login the first time, after the initial loading bar you'll see another window that takes forever. This is normal, just wait it out or try restarting. You can fix this by finding your video card PCI device and vendor ID and adding it to the wine registry with regedit. This may help: 8) Inside game options, turn on vertical sync and set mode to full screen.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 09 20131.6-rc4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jun 12 20131.5.31Yes Yes GoldJoni Larsen-Haikarainen 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64May 19 20131.5.30Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33643 Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter: stuttering mouse input UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Because of bug 33495 Neverwinter needs ie8 installed, which currently can only be installed in a 32 bit prefix.
(Alter the prefix path as needed)
WINEPREFIX=/wineprefixes/Neverwinter WINEARCH=win32 winetricks ie8 
Install and launch the game with the same prefix as before. WINEARCH isn't required after this point.
In the options panel of the launcher, it seems to help to check "Disable on-demand patching" and put "-enablerawinputsupport 0" in the "Advanced command line" editbox.

Per discussions below, some people experience a crash running in windowed mode. It seems full screen is more stable with some computer setups.

Only ie8 is needed for this game to install and run now. Previously it was required to install the following: WINEPREFIX=/wineprefixes/Neverwinter winetricks corefonts, d3dx9, msls31, winhttp, wininet, ie8

(Left here in case someone should need them)


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

Will not pass the loading screen
by Dale on Saturday June 29th 2013, 9:51
Everything looks good, updates correctly. I cannot get past the loading screen, it seems to either freeze or just doesn't continue for some reason.

I am also on 64 bit trying 32 bit wine versions.

I have tried several wine versions including 1.5.3, 1.6RC3, 1.3.?.

I am now in the process of loading a 32 bit linux on an extra partition to see if it is a 32 bit vs 64 bit problem.
RE: Will not pass the loading screen
by Joshua on Monday July 22nd 2013, 8:45
Have you tried adding this to the Advanced command line field in options?:

-enablerawinputsupport 0
RE: Will not pass the loading screen
by Dale on Monday July 22nd 2013, 16:36
I had set that before, but seeing another comment that it takes a very long time to go from loading screen to character pick screen I tried again and just let it run.
it does take a very long time to enter the character choose screen. I'm pretty sure it was working but I just wasn't patient enough. it works very well now and I have almost as many fps as on windows.
Stuck at monitor calibration - mouse click doesn't work
by AsadAlrafidain on Wednesday June 26th 2013, 3:20
Can't get past the monitor brightness calibration , I click on "OK" or "Advanced" and nothing happens. I even tried pressing "Enter" on the keyboard and waited for a long time and it is the same , nothing happens.

Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (the wine prefix I used for the game is 32 bit though)
wine 1.6-rc3 (also tried 1.6-rc2)
winetricks ie8
by Joël on Thursday June 20th 2013, 5:20
This didn't fix the launcher for me.
Maybe because i'm using a 64 bits system, or maybe for whatever reason i couldn't figure out.