Dungeons & Dragons NeverWinter

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Fury of the Feywild

Sharandar. Once the heart of the moon and wood elf kingdom of Iliyanbruen, it was nearly destroyed by invading hordes of orcs long ago. Though the war was won, the Iliyanbruen people were scattered. A few wood elf communities survived in what is now known as Neverwinter Wood. Meanwhile, many of the moon elves used powerful magic to transport much of what remained of Sharandar to their ancient homeland in the Feywild.

In the Feywild, the Iliyanbruen were confronted by the same creatures from the Feydark who forced their ancestors to flee to Faerûn long ago. Fomorians, cyclops, redcaps, and trolls dominated the forests of the Feywild, and only after many battles were the elves able to secure New Sharandar for themselves.

Centuries later, the Feywild has aligned with Faerûn once again. Descendants of the original Iliyanbruen elves of New Sharandar have returned to reclaim their legacy. Venturing through the fey crossing between worlds, they seek the ruins of old Sharandar and the elven kin they left behind.

But now the forces of the Feydark have returned. Led by King Malabog, the fomorians seek to destroy New Sharandar and seize control of the fey crossing into Neverwinter Wood. The Iliyanbruen elves are besieged, and need allies in their fight against Malabog. Will you answer the call to battle?

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.1

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Test Results

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What works

Everything in the actual game.

What does not

There are some quirks with installer (Arc):

  • Installation of Neverwinter errors if it can't write to the root folder of the Windows drive, that you are installing to.
  • Arc itself has some graphical update issues - Scrolling the pages usually fixes that.


What was not tested

  • ZEN marketplace
  • PvP
  • Foundry (making levels)

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I had some issues with the "Arc" installer. When trying to install Neverwinter, it kept giving me errors. From looking at Arcs log files, it turned out, that it wants to make a folder in the root of the windows drive, that you are installing to. So you need to either install inside the actual profix, or make sure you've mapped a drive in a way that Arc will have write permissions in the root folder. Because the Arc installer launches the "old" Neverwinter installer, you still need a 32 bit prefix with ie8 installed, or that part will not be working properly. Personally, I got better performance out of putting in "-enablerawinputsupport 0" as "Advanced command line" in options, and checking "Disable on-demand patching". I had to reduce the graphics details to close to the lowest possible, but kept the "render scale" at the top. This was tested on a AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics card. That could possibly be part of the explanation for bad performance.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20131.7.1N/A Yes GoldDan (Strit) Johansen 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20131.7.1Yes No GarbageDennis William Johansen 
ShowLinux Mint DebianSep 17 20131.6Yes Yes BronzeEric N 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 16 20131.6Yes Yes GoldDennis William Johansen 
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 28 20131.6Yes Yes GoldDennis William Johansen 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33643 Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter: stuttering mouse input UNCONFIRMED View
34761 Neverwinter Online: System lockup using fglrx drivers while loading RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes

Installing Arc
Standing where you have downloaded the Arc installer enter this comand:
(Alter the prefix and filename as needed)
WINEPREFIX=/wineprefixes/Neverwinter wine ArcInstall_v20131010a.exe

Launching Arc When installing Arc, you should have gotten an option for a desktop shortcut, but the manual way of launching Arc would be:  (Standing in the folder you installed Arc into. Alter the prefix path as needed)

WINEPREFIX=/wineprefixes/Neverwinter wine ArcLauncher.exe

From there you can download and start Neverwinters launcher - Which will update the game and start the actual game.


Windowed mode crashes
Some users have experienced crashes when running in windowed mode. Should that happen for you, try running in full screen mode instead.

Mouse input lagging
If you experience lag when using the mouse, try going to the options panel of the Neverwinter launcher, and add "-enablerawinputsupport 0" in the "Advanced command line" editbox.

Disabling on-demand patching
This is mostly a matter of preference - If you want to force the launcher to update the entire game before you play, head into the options panel of the Neverwinter launcher and check "Disable on-demand patching".

Freezes while on loading screen
There has been problems, with Neverwinter freezing on the loading screen, with a combination of fglrx drivers and wine 1.7 - It isn't quite clear, what exactly triggers that, but downgrading wine, and/or changing fglrx driver versions apparently helps.

to solve problem with the loading screen crash

To be sure everything worked fine , i'll completely reinstalled the game, i had a crash at first loading screen after reinstall, seems it corrected itself when using full screen in virtual mode ( in my case  1600x900 ) its specific to mac os , tried on a mac mini and imac 27" both are corrected this way.

the game run smoothly , appart few glitch during loading screen between zone, nothing unpleasant. 


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

Freezes while on loading screen
by Sergej on Saturday January 11th 2014, 6:10
As mentioned in tweaks:
There has been problems, with Neverwinter freezing on the loading screen, with a combination of fglrx drivers and wine 1.7 - It isn't quite clear, what exactly triggers that, but downgrading wine, and/or changing fglrx driver versions apparently helps.
I have he same issue with one detail - I'm using
NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 630] (rev a1)
I've tried both nvidia 331.* and nouveau drivers, wine versions 1.6, 1.5.20, 1.5.25 - same freeze after "Material files reloaded" with no tips. So it's not fglrx/wine17 error at least for me.
RE: Freezes while on loading screen
by Amin Kh. on Thursday February 6th 2014, 7:28
with GeForce GT555M : wine-1.7.11, nvidia-331.38
it's work fine, but first time "Material files reloaded" take long time to load, for me, it was about 10min !!
RE: Freezes while on loading screen
by Dennis William Johansen on Thursday February 6th 2014, 9:01
That slowdown might be fixed by specifically setting memory size in Wine. See
(Specifically Software-->Wine-->Direct3D-->VideoMemorySize)

It might help to set the VideoPciDeviceID and VideoPciVendorID too, but try with the memory size alone first.
RE: Freezes while on loading screen
by Dennis William Johansen on Thursday February 6th 2014, 8:55
Does it lock up the entire system?, or does it continue eventually? (10+ minutes later) - Or something entirely different?

The bug you quoted is a specific wine commit, that breaks the fglrx drivers. But as the bug is only present in some fglrx drivers, and neither AMD/Nvidia open source drivers or nVidias proprietary drivers, odds are that commit will stay in Wine ;)
RE: Freezes while on loading screen
by Sergej on Thursday February 6th 2014, 21:41
Oh.. 15+ minutes, 110%+ CPU load => I've thought it said "I'm dead, Jim".
(yes, I can use my system on rest cores while loading) and VOILA!
I'm in. So yes, this bug does not affect my nvidia card.
Sorry for panic.
And after I've set vendor card(VMS was already) in regedit loading time droped to ~7 minutes next time.
It's like old good days - you spend some hours/days to run a game in wine just to satisfy with this victory and delete a game.
Cannot download update
by Ian on Thursday October 31st 2013, 17:23
Update seems to be stuck on 0KB for the Arc Updater. (Also, the new Exe file name is ArcLauncher.exe not Arc.exe
RE: Cannot download update
by Dennis William Johansen on Friday November 1st 2013, 8:32
I'm surprised you have trouble updating it. I've just gone through Arc and Neverwinter installation on a clean prefix. I didn't encounter any problems.

Do you have any sort of proxy, or anything else, that might interfere with http traffic?

Regarding ArcLauncher.exe and Arc.exe: They both exist, and just running Arc.exe worked fine - I assume they launch each other as needed ;-)
RE: Cannot download update
by Ian on Friday November 1st 2013, 19:49
I don't have a proxy and I don't have an Arc.exe:
RE: Cannot download update
by Dennis William Johansen on Saturday November 2nd 2013, 4:02
Hmm - Looking at that screenshot, I don't see anything strange happening.

I tried again, and Arc.exe isn't there indeed - It only arrives after the initial updating of Arc. I didn't notice that, as the installer offers to start Arc the first time, resulting in Arc.exe being there afterwards.

Is it a clean prefix you've tried with? Without any winetricks added?

If it isn't a clean prefix, could you try running the installer in a clean one?

I do wonder why you run wine with sudo though. That only gives wine far too much access to your system. But isn't related to this problem as such ;)

Perhaps check if there is any problems on the way to the server:
RE: Cannot download update
by Ian on Sunday November 3rd 2013, 13:22
Wineprefixes default to being installed to / in the filesystem, and require sudo to be accessed or written to with the wine command.

The only thing this prefix has, is ie8.
RE: Cannot download update
by Ian on Sunday November 3rd 2013, 13:23
winetricks ie8 d3dx9 are required to run Neverwinter, so both of those are pretty much the only things (save for vcrun2008, vcrun2005, vcrun2010 for other MMOs like Grand Fantasia, Eden Eternal, etc.)
RE: Cannot download update
by Dennis William Johansen on Sunday November 3rd 2013, 13:46
No, neither ie8 nor d3d9x are required any more by Arc or Neverwinter itself.

If I understand you right, you have ie8, d3d9x, vcrun2008, vcrun2005 and vcrun2010 in your prefix?

If so, could you try to make a clean prefix and test it there, as I asked before?. None of the above are required, and only add to the odds of things breaking.

Normally wine would default to creating a ".wine" directory in your home directory - Not the root.

By setting WINEPREFIX, you can have that directory where you want.
There shouldn't be any reason to use sudo to run wine.
Mouse Issues
by Adam Tommasi on Wednesday September 11th 2013, 8:53
I have a Logitech g500 laser mouse (wired) and since the feywild patch it's become unusable. The mouse itself works fine but in combat it becomes extremely laggy. To the point where it not playable at all. I have a really old logitech optical mouse plugged in as well and that one works without any issues.

Another computer i own also has a g500 and I am experiencing the same exact issue. This computer has a 2nd wireless optical mouse that works just fine.

In order to play the game I have to switch to using the crappy optical mice instead of the G500. Again, this issue was not present before the feywild patch.

If i'm not mistaken, that patch introduced directx11 support. Could this be part of the problem?
RE: Mouse Issues
by Dennis William Johansen on Wednesday September 11th 2013, 12:31
I don't know if they changed DirectX version with Fury, but if they have, it could very well trigger some bugs in Wine.

Have you tried putting in "-enablerawinputsupport 0" in the options panel under "Advanced command line"?

If you already have it there, could you try removing it - To see if that helps you?
RE: Mouse Issues
by Adam Tommasi on Thursday September 12th 2013, 10:30
That seems to have done the trick. I didn't even think of doing that as I've never needed to previously. Thanks for helping!
RE: Mouse Issues
by Lukáš Hermann on Sunday February 8th 2015, 15:45
I'v solved this problem!

Problem is mouse polling rate. I'v had that problem too with my Speedlink Decus gaming mouse. My Polling rate was 1000Hz. And that was the problem. If you want it working, you need polling rate 125Hz.

If you have any drivers to you mouse, try look there. In my case, I had to reboot to windows, and install special software for my mouse to change it.

Good luck!