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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no linux binaries? :(
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 4:53 am    Post subject: Progress with wine Reply with quote

Wine support is pretty good, according to this (http://nwn.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=93405&forum=42&sp=60) thread at the NWN forum. Requires the 20020710 version of Wine (which you must unmask to install) and a Windows install for the installation (no current Wine -- wine, winex, codeweavers -- works for the install).

After seeing that thread, I ran out and bought myself a copy today. I don't have a true Windows partition anywhere, but I was able to install in VMWare onto one of my Linux partitions (mounted as a network drive). I had my Radeon/opengl config a little mucked up, so the game was pretty much unplayable rendering everything in software. However, nwconfig and nwmain worked, so it was possible to generate a character and everything.

I've fixed opengl and am now having problems getting the game back up. I'll post more (and hopefully some screenshots and stability reports) if I can get things squared away.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 4:58 am    Post subject: Tee hee Reply with quote

Glossed over some important tidbits. My wine is running all builtin DLLs straight from the 20020710 ebuild. Also, after copying the installed NeverwinterNights tree into my fake_windows tree, I needed to replace the existing nwmain.exe with a no-cd crack version.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 6:26 am    Post subject: Update Reply with quote

Gameplay works great. Action is smooth at 1024x768 with 32 bit textures. Cinematics don't work at all, but I'm not too concerned about that. I can wait for the official release for those. For now, it's just nice to have something I can play.

Screenshot at http://www.ryanbreen.com/nwn.png
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

works great on my machine under wine as well, running 800x600 32bit sweet as (im only running an old matrox g400 to) BillyBreen did you get sound running on yours, Im using the cvs version and it didnt appear to want to run with sound enabled in the config???

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound works decently in-game, but I'm pretty sure sound issues are what mucks up the cinematics for me.

The trick for me was to make sure that artsd (I'm a KDE user) and esd are off. Wine doesn't play well with either. I've heard some reports that Wine and alsa configs can be problematic, but I'm using straight OSS drivers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillyBreen wrote:
Sound works decently in-game, but I'm pretty sure sound issues are what mucks up the cinematics for me.

The trick for me was to make sure that artsd (I'm a KDE user) and esd are off. Wine doesn't play well with either. I've heard some reports that Wine and alsa configs can be problematic, but I'm using straight OSS drivers.


So are you running it under wine or winex????

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wine-20020710-r1.ebuild (which is masked by default)

Evidently, winex doesn't work, though I haven't tried it. Not much of a chance they will make it work any better since the native client is on the way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok , Im using the tar/gz version of the same from winehq ,and alsa so that might explain the lack of sound , popsup an error about directsound in the console when starting the game, I have tried it with arts on and off and it doesnt appear to make any difference , the game just freezes there and goes no furthur , if I turn the sound of in the nwconfig , it works sweet as , bit of a shame really as warcraft is working fine under winex with the alsa drivers , to the extent you'd be hard to pick the difference between windows and winex...
It'd be nice to have the same in NWN..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word. The Bioware forum about Wine (link in my first post above) had some discussion of the alsa issue, so maybe there is some reasonably quick fix you could throw into your NWN and Warcraft startup scripts (rmmod pcm*** && insmod ossdriver and vice versa).

As for overall playability, I get random crashes (every 15-20th time I open a chest I get a Wine segfault) and freezes (occasionally while loading a new area). These don't bother me too much as I compulsively autosave anyway. And from the sound of things at the Bioware forum, Windows users don't have it much better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillyBreen wrote:
Word. The Bioware forum about Wine (link in my first post above) had some discussion of the alsa issue, so maybe there is some reasonably quick fix you could throw into your NWN and Warcraft startup scripts (rmmod pcm*** && insmod ossdriver and vice versa).

As for overall playability, I get random crashes (every 15-20th time I open a chest I get a Wine segfault) and freezes (occasionally while loading a new area). These don't bother me too much as I compulsively autosave anyway. And from the sound of things at the Bioware forum, Windows users don't have it much better.

cool , Ill check it out , I havent noticed to much in the way of chrashing , although it has locked (required a restart of x ) once , no segfaults though, oh Warcraft sound is working sweet as under alsa by the way ...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello all.
i have tried to get this game to work with both wine and winex, but neither seems to be able to get past the inital game menu. if i press any option besides play, nothing happens. if i hit play, i get the black screen with the neverwinter nights logo and then nothing. i have tried to turn off sound with nwconfig, but all i get is a segfault. any ideas?
i am using wine 20020710-r1.
thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2002 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try the nwmain.exe not nwn.exe

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The linux client <edit>info</edit> page is up: http://nwn.bioware.com/downloads/linuxclient.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME!! Are we going to have two announcements in one day? Who thinks we'll be playing NWN on Gentoo 1.4 by the end of the week? :D
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude. You can't just say things like "The Linux Client page is up ..." without focusing on the page thing. Some people who just woke up would read that as "The Linux Client is up at ..." :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to get your hopes up :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw, linuxgames.com have lots of info about nwn if you can avoid the trolls about winex in the comments :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dioxmat wrote:
btw, linuxgames.com have lots of info about nwn if you can avoid the trolls about winex in the comments :)


Arg...popups on every freaking page in the forum... :x
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, their host sucks. but hey, mozilla blocks popups :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave this a shot in Wine and unless I go to my /mnt/win_drive/Neverwinter directory it comes up fontless. Any way to fix that?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 8:29 pm    Post subject: Gentoom YEAH!! Reply with quote

I must say, in the NeverEnding Wait for a native client, Gentoo is simply the best. Last night I merely emerged wine, emerged winesetuptk. Then copied the complete NWN directory from my "fake" Win98 install in VMWare. Then BOOM, sheer gaming bliss. Complete with shiny water, 64-bit textures and FSAA.

Granted, it's not native, but until then...

Once again, Good Job Gentoo team.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the nwn forums i'd say it runs nicer under linux than windows .....Ive only had one crash in the time ive been playing it on gentoo and wine.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I have had no problems in WIndows XP at all with crashing. However Gentoo runs it just as well, which is even better :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 friends that can't get it to run under Windows. One is using XP or ME, the other I think 98SE (not positive on this one).
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