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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Neverwinter Nights problems Reply with quote

Heya,

I'm having problems with installing NWN. I bought the Diamond Edition, which includes 3 CDs (the original NWN), one DVD, with both expansions on it according to the label, 1 CD with the Kingmaker expansion (or whatever it is) and 1 CD with only the manuals on it.

Now I tried installing it with the ebuild in portage, but when it got to the point when I'm supposed to mount the SoU CD, I insert the DVD and the emerge process won't recognize it. I googled it, and did a forum search, and although I found a howto, I do not have the .zip files I'm supposed to have, plus, all these guides talk about one DVD, and nothing else. I tried this and this. I have a Data_shared.zip, but no Data_linux.zip and no Xp1 and Xp2.

I don't have Windows, so copying an installation over is out of the question. I could do it with wine, but if there is a native way, I'd prefer that.

Any help would be appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Neverwinter Nights problems Reply with quote

Worst case scenario - pirate it. =x You've already paid for it, and you have the CD keys. No harm no foul.

Sounds like you don't need the nwn disks - just the expansions.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigeon768, you should know that discussing illegal activities is not allowed in this forum, including pirating software.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bioware doesn't mention Diamond edition in their Linux support page. Only Gold edition is supported.

See http://nwn.bioware.com/downloads/linuxclient.html#lininstall. You can download the resources from the page. Worked for me a couple of years ago. I've not played the game since.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the diamond edition and the portage ebuild works just fine.

Only installing the kingmaker expansion is a bit tricky.

I have the one dvd version.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ebuilds in portage have never satisfied me for NWN, so I preffer to follow the instructions on the Bioware web site and maintain it by hand on my home. It works flawlessly. The only shinny thing I do is to pick the lisbsdl so file from my 32 bits libs to replace the one shipped into NWN (otherwise the NWN can lock the system sound and vice-versa.

All the expansions and extra modules work without a problem This makes also easier to install custom contents and modules.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:
The ebuilds in portage have never satisfied me for NWN, so I preffer to follow the instructions on the Bioware web site and maintain it by hand on my home.

I completely agree with this. It runs a lot slower from the ebuild than the normal Bioware install instructions on my box. Not sure why, maybe because my ~/.nwn is on a different disk than /opt/nwn :?:, or maybe those nwmouse/movie things? I was getting a lot of stuttering music from the ebuild install because of this and had to move back to Bioware type install. I don't even have to switch from the bundled libSDL for it to sound perfect this way. Though I'll probably switch anyway now because of that lockup issue you mention.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:24 am    Post subject: Segmentation Faults? Reply with quote

Hi, I've been trying to get this working from the diamond DVD and the emerge. All seems to go well, but then when I run nwn:
Code:

dan@albert ~ $ nwn
Failed to initialize graphics.
/opt/nwn/nwn: line 64: 11416 Segmentation fault      ./nwmain $@


I'm hoping somebody can point me in the right direction.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turned out I just had to set up GLX accelleration for my video card. I thought I already had, but it turns out I was still using the "nv" driver.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These options in package.use in /etc/portage really did make my nwn installation work really nice

games-rpg/nwn-data cdinstall hou sou videos nowin linguas_en
games-rpg/nwn hou sou
app-arch/unshield static-libs
x11-libs/wxGTK gstreamer gnome
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