Neverwinter Nights II

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This is the latest GoG version of NWN2 including the original game, and

three expansions: Mask of the Betrayer, Storm of Zehir, and Mysteries of

Application Details:

Version: 2.2.0 (GOG)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-rc2

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What works

The game runs fairly well overall. I haven't personally experienced any crashes, though I have experienced some unexpected behaviour, which I will describe later.

In all,

  • Singleplayer works.
    • Character creation functions entirely as designed.
    • Actual gameplay works.
    • The original campaign and Mysteries of Westgate both function.
  • Multiplayer works on LAN, though you do need to wait for the client to fail to connect to the game servers.
    • The netcode itself is dated, so there are sometimes desyncs of character position when moving, but they only seem to occur when moving close to obstacles. Otherwise everything seems fine.
    • No connection drops that I've experienced.

What does not

There is a bug with multisampling where turning on antialiasing will cause skyboxes to fail to render. 


You need to manually install the following (I installed these via winetricks):

  • DirectX 9 D3D dll
    • I used d3dx9_43.dll
  • .Net Framework 2.0
    • The service packs don't seem to be necessary, but I'd still recommend installing them.

Without these, most textures will not load but the game seems to run. I didn't test extensively without those installed, though, and there could easily be issues I didn't encounter.

What was not tested

I haven't played multiplayer over anything other than LAN.

I haven't played through Mask of the Betrayer nor Storm of Zehir. 

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I'm using an HP Elitebook 8460P at the time of writing this. The specs are below:

OS: Linux 4.20.12-arch1-1-ARCH x86_64
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz (2899.93 MHz)
Memory: 3853 MB
Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 2000
OpenGL Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.3.3

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"Feb 04 20205.0-rc2Yes Yes YesGoldSigfrodi 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jun 20 20194.8Yes Yes YesGoldElly 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 19 20194.8Yes Yes YesGoldLampros Liontos 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Jan 28 20194.0-rc7Yes Yes NoPlatinumSan Zamoyski 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Jan 26 20194.0-rc7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldOwen Stairs 

Known Bugs

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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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