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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 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"
Last edited by lordtweety; 03-27-2004 at 12:31 AM.
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.
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:
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.
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.