Neverwinter Nights II

Orriginal DVD with no patches

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.x
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.18

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Test Results

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What works

nwn2server runs, loads modules.
 Game starts, loads savegames.
 Game is hardly playable
  - screen flickers during .bik movies playback
  - fps is abysmal
  - mouse cursor doesn't look right
  - lighting doesn't work correctly - without in-game "bloom" option everything is just black, with it - some textures aren't visible

 Launching the game required
to workaround for "Application has made an attempt to load the c runtime library incorrectly." and msvcm80.dll, msvcp80.dll, msvcr80.dll

 Also unpacking directX cab files shipped with game was required (d3dx9_30.dll, devenum.dll, dxdiagn.dll - 2 latter were forced to override wine supplied).

What does not

Editor (aka NWN2 Toolset).


What was not tested

Installation. Multiplayer. Applying game patches

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 13 20183.18Yes Yes NoPlatinumBryan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 01 20172.17-stagingYes No NoGarbagePekka Helenius 
ShowFedora 18 x86_64Feb 21 20131.5.22Yes No GarbageFrederik Hertzum 
ShowFreeBSD 8.1Jan 17 20111.3.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 04 20091.1.23No Not installable GarbageKris 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11804 NWN2 Crashes on Chat CLOSED ABANDONED View
19372 Neverwinter Nights 2 runs successfully with WINEDEBUG="file,relay,tld,seh", but fails to start w\o debug CLOSED INVALID 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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