Several people wrote in to let us know that the Neverwinter Nightsdedicated server for Linux has beenreleased. Unfortunately,the installation method requires a full NWN install under Windows (patched to 1.19, andcurrently the only way to patch is within NWN itself); moreover, there’s no workaround I’m aware ofto date, as it appears neither Wine or WineX can run either the installer or NWN proper. Finally,even copying the required/recommended directories from a Win32 partition is daunting, as it’s over agigabyte of data. There’sa forum thread here(thanks NW Vault)where server admins are hashing out issues with the ded server, so be sure to check it out if yourun into any problems.
The server is pretty much ready to go. The Client is a little worse off. I haven’t got any official date for when theClient will be available, but we are pushing as hard as we can to get it done.
I only hope that there will be some kind of installer/file extraction utility to get around the current Win32requirement. In any case, it’s good to see that BioWare is working on the Linux builds :)
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