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.
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Character creation and customization
Playing the game
There is significant slow-down, the game itself is constantly hogging 10 to 30% of my CPU, but setting the CPU affinity to 1 core (via taskset -p 1 `pidof GameClient.exe`) gave it a nice FPS boost. I found no glitches up to level 5 (first quests, dungeon and running around the city), no problems in the game HUD or the controls. It runs a bit choppy on high graphics and smooth in the mid settings, so it's playable.
It does require IE8 from winetricks, because the launcher doesn't work with wine's native iexplore (SubmitFailed).
What does not
What was not tested
The ZEN store, because I'm broke ! :)
IE8 (installed via winetricks) under wine wants to download pages as files instead of renderein them at least for me. The workaround is to launch IE from wine's explorer, e.g.
wine explorer 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'
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)
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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.
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)