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Old 10-27-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Neverwinter Nights problems in Ubuntu Breezy

I have just upgraded my Linux Ubuntu system to version 5.10 Breezy Badger. I used to have the Neverwinter Nights game running perfectly on the previous version (5.04 Hoary) and carried out the same procedure on the newly installed system.

The problem is that now the viewable screen seems to have shifted an inch or two to the left and the edge of the right hand side seems to bend inwards at the centre. I've tried changing the resolution from within the game itself and also on the desktop but no success.

Anybody have an answer for this?

Thanks in advance


One more thing.

After playing NWN on LInux for so long, i've loaded the windows game and lost my character (as he was). When i try to load a previous version the game tells me :-

'invalid character player login is refused
item equipped with item level disallowed by item restriction'

My character exists on the server so how can i get hin back!!
Old 10-27-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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Which resolution do you use in the game? It's probably different than your desktop one. NWN takes it (and all resolution settings) from X, so you need to change the way X displays it. First you need to identify the resolution. Try ctrl+alt+'+' and ctrl+alt+'-' combinations to switch between available modes. You should easily find the one the game uses. The desktop will be changes as the game is.

When you have it, run 'xvidtune' program (do it from console, will show later why). It allows you to tweak your resolution settings. Use the buttons and preview from time to time until you get the settings you accept. Now click 'Show'. In the console you'll get a line like:
"1280x1024"   167.25   1280 1344 1504 1728   1024 1025 1028 1072
You can now close xvidtune and come back to your normal resolution, but don't loose the line. You need to open X configuration file (/etc/X11/ probably in new distros). Find "Section "Monitor"" and paste the line you have before EndSection adding 'Modeline' before. The line should look like
Modeline "1280x1024" 167.25 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072
Save it (you need to be root) and restart X. Then try to run NWN again, it should be OK now.

Item restriction:
It may be patch level. Or on your side look int nwconfig.ini There's a variable that tuns item restrictions on and off. Don't remember how it's called, through.
Old 06-27-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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You wouldn't happen to have Neverwinter Nights installed on a dual-boot computer, would you? If so, there are three setup files in the ~/nwn/Miles directory that must be saved and restored for each operating system that will be running the game. In other words, if you try to run NWN under Linux using the Windows setup files, sound and video can both be distorted.

The Linux versions of these files are created when you run ./fixinstall during the installation process. If they were somehow overwritten after you ran fixinstall, even if you aren't on a dual-boot system, you can get bad video and sound. If you used a Windows install to copy the files for a Linux install, you might run into this problem.

I wanted to be able to run NWN from either Linux or Windows without having two separate installs taking up twice as much disk space. I manually backed-up the setup files immediately following the game installation under each operating system. I wrote a shell script to restore the Linux version backups and a batch program to restore the Windows versions. I substituted my script/batch program for the executable when I created the launchers for the game. Here's the script for Linux:
cd /D/NeverwinterNights/nwn/Miles
rm ./mssdsp.flt
cp ./mssdsp.flt.lin ./mssdsp.flt
rm ./mssmp3.asi
cp ./mssmp3.asi.lin ./mssmp3.asi
rm ./msssoft.m3d
cp ./msssoft.m3d.lin ./msssoft.m3d
cd /D/NeverwinterNights/nwn
Here's the batch file for Windows:
cd D:\NeverwinterNights\NWN\Miles
erase mssdsp.flt
copy mssdsp.flt
erase mssmp3.asi
copy mssmp3.asi
erase msssoft.m3d
copy msssoft.m3d
cd D:\NeverwinterNights\NWN


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