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Old 07-05-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question neverwinter nights question


i was wondering if there is a way i can use my windows disks to install on linux. and if so how? thx
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
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i have heard (and tried) ,the install cannot be done directlyfrom the windows cds...wine and winex have both failed at some point for me...

you need to take an installation of the windows box/partition ...(the whole NWN folder {probably better to update NWN then grab the folder})

then simply copy that whole folder to where ever you'd like it to be (ie your home directory) ...i just copied an updated installation from winblows to some cd's (like 4 cd's ...i didn't feel like compressing it?) along with the NWN linux client from bioware's site.

word of caution ...you'll probably run into some `permissions` problems when trying to play NWN as a normal user (maybe not tho...i did). i think i just chowned everything to myself and made sure certain files had the correct CHMOD attributes ...i'm pretty sure it's all on bioware's site tho.)

NWN rules, BIoware rules
have fun
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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alright cool ill try that. couple more questions for you.do you know why it runs choppy on windows even though i meet the required stats? even at low settings it runs choppy. and will it act that way in linux??
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
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Required stats are generally mis-leading, I find, especially on games. Take the required, multiply by 2, and you should have the accurate stats required to comfortably play the game. Also, if you don't want to install windows, there is the option to download the games data files from bioware. Hefty download though, over a GB.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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Yeah, you can use your windows disk to install the native linux game. The data files are the same, so all you need to do is download the executables from http://nwn.bioware.com/downloads/linuxclient.html. I think the download is something like 300 MB, but I don't know--I just ordered the linux version from tuxgames. . .

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Old 07-06-2003, 06:57 AM   #6
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ok cool. it made me angry because i had just bought NWN for windows then decided to start using linux. of course there is dual boot wich i am on now. but well we all know how annoying it is to reboot everytime you wanna play a game for an hour. thx again.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:17 AM   #7
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The requested URL /downloads/linuxclient.html. was not found on this server.


whats up with that?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:30 AM   #8
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ok i got it
but do you know if they have these type of installations for any of the other games i have

red faction,
Diablo 2,w/exp
Starcraft,w/exp
 
Old 07-06-2003, 12:35 PM   #9
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I don't think so. I was never able to find Diablo 2 executables for Linux, and I don't play the others. NWN took over a year to port to Linux after the game had been released for windows, and Blizzard is unlikely to do something similar for its Diablo line. . .
If enough people show interest in the NWN linux version, this may be the push the game companies need to start considering linux support.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 03:51 PM   #10
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well i sure hope they see our interest. i really need linux support. i dred rebooting just to play a game for an hour
 
Old 07-06-2003, 06:00 PM   #11
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well im definitely in for a NwN game on linux. hehe

ill keep tabs on this thread.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:07 PM   #12
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I am really impressed with bioware and NWN... there was a long, long wait for the client... but it was worth it and support is great at their site .. nwn.bioware.com

There are several ways to get the game running. You can download the data files, but it's huge. You could copy them from windows, but that sucks. You could use wine (nwwine), but that's buggy. However, there is a linux installer for the game available here :

http://icculus.org/~ravage/
ravage did a great job.

I use it and it works great and it's super-easy. Just remember to download the client patch to version 1.30 after you install.. and you will need the SDL libraries, but you can get them at the bioware site, also. Just check out the site.. there is plenty of linux support there, including a forum.

Now, if we could just get native support for the nwn toolkit...
 
  


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