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Old 02-22-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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neverwinter nights issues


I have been trying to get NWN working and I am unable too. I have tried this several ways. I have the play disc in and mounted. I am in /usr/local/games/nwn I try to type ./nwn it is telling me that: -bash: ./nwn: No such file or directory
I have tried ./nwmain and get ./nwmain: error while loading shared libraries: libmss.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I have got the patch there and the binaries

./ docs/ nwm/
../ fixinstall* nwmain*
EULA.txt hak/ nwserver*
NWNv129.txt lib/ override/
ambient/ linuxclientupdate161to162b2eng.tar.gz patch.key
chitin.key localvault/ portraits/
data/ miles/ readme.linuxclientbeta.txt
dialog.tlk modules/ saves/
dmclient* movies-OC.txt servervault/
dmvault/ music/ texturepacks/


Any idea on how I can fix this?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:15 PM   #2
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firs tof all you should not need the play disc, how did you install the game.. a windows copy? or a native install?

did you run the english patch?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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I native install. I got the patch and have it all in one directory
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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I have the same issue except I used the original windows disks. I downloaded the the installer and language patch, ran both fine. I ran the fixinstall that wen't ok too. When I run ./nwmain it says "./nwmain:error while loading shared libraries: libmss.so.6: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory"
Any ideas?

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Old 03-27-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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Try installing NWN in your local /home/XXXX directory rather than install as root in /usr/local/games/nwn or however the installer does it.

Also, if you haven't user ravage's installers try those...

http://icculus.org/~ravage/
 
Old 03-28-2004, 07:19 AM   #6
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Thanks JaseP, I got it working eventually, I deleted the previous install and reinstalled using the ravage? installer. I also had to play around with different options in XF86Config-4 to get it playing at a speed that was playable (I had trouble with the nvidia driver). It still doesn't run as fast as it does on my Win2k partition but it's playable. So I'm happy.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:46 PM   #7
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Funny, OpenGl games always ran better for me in Linux than in Windoze... even with WineX.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 01:38 PM   #8
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There are two problems here.

First, if you try to install the Linux version of Neverwinter Nights on a vfat partition you get serious problems with symlinks because vfat doesn't support them. I got around this problem by making copies of the linked (real) file and renaming the copies using the names of the symlink (virtual) files. This sort of thing could also be caused by missing libraries. Google the filenames in error and download anything you're missing. (This might take longer than using Ravage's installer, tho.)

Second, the default nVIDIA video driver that comes with (I believe) most distros does not support Neverwinter Nights. You have to download the driver from the nVIDIA website and PROPERLY install it. To check if it is properly installed, open a terminal and enter:
$ glxinfo
Look near the top of the massive amount of output. If it says "direct rendering: No", the driver was not installed properly somehow, and you'll need to try again. When it says "direct rendering: Yes", the Linux performance should actually be a tiny bit better than it is on that other operating system.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 11:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info tnandy, but this thread should have been closed two years ago. Problem long since solved and game long since completed.

And when I said nvidia driver I meant nvidia driver not the default nv driver that came with mandy. The new nvidia drivers are pretty slick though, they will even configure your xorg.conf file for you.
 
  


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