Neverwinter Nights Linux Client At Wired

January 3rd, 2003 by michael

Wired magazine has released their annual vaporware list, and the Neverwinter Nights Linux Client has been awarded the number two spot. From the article:

Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights is a huge online Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy world. Bioware promised Mac and Linux clients when the game was released in the summer, but according to readers, they are still waiting for them.

First place of course went to Duke Nukem Forever.

18 Responses to “Neverwinter Nights Linux Client At Wired”

  1. mrluisp Says:

    I misread the title, and I thought the client was finally released…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    ’tis worth any wait to me for NWN…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Well couldn’t blame Wired, NWN’s hype after all, is so high. At least they should crank out some public beta (even without sound) first to ensure customers’ confidence. I am holding my purchase until ‘it’s ready when it’s ready’.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Is it vaporware? Absolutely:

    a) it was promised for months ago
    b) it’s still not there
    c) nobody independent has seen it yet

    I’ll spend my money on it when it’s there, not a second sooner. I’ve preordered other games and almost had done the same for NWN. Good thing I didn’t, and I learned that I’ll never do any preordering for any Bioware games in the future.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I can just imagine them at BioWare deleting thousands and thousands of lines of bug-ridden windows code and replacing it with elegant calls to the SDL library & etc. Lets hope that they learn a lot and do it the right way first next time. IMHO all development should be done in Linux first, then porting to OSX or Winblows ought to be rather trivial.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    i bought the game – awaiting the client soon after as promised. i’m still awaiting the client.

    i’d like to buy the expansion and pay for it soon after i recieved it. is that okay?

  7. Hohlraum Says:

    i bought it.. i am just not installing it and registering until the linux version is complete.. bleh

  8. chunky Says:

    I bet they’re actually all sitting in their offices, playing it right now, on their Indremas…

  9. Anonymous Says:

    That is so fscking funny, I almost sh|t myself.. HAhahaha.. Oh God. It’s like watching lemmings jump off a cliff. For all of you that bought this game, please bend over and say, “Thank you, may I have another?” And don’t expect them to call you back.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Whaaaaa whaaa!!!!!! I want the game! I want the game! Boo hoo!

    My mommy bought it for me, so I had better be able to play it soon!!!!!! Whaaa!!! I’m too stubborn to boot into Windows to play a Windows game!! Whaaaaa! I can’t believe BioWare tricked me into paying for this!!!! They promised me a client IN THE BOX!!!!


    BioWare won’t release the source code!!! Whaaa! Whaaa!!

    BioWare lied to us!!!! Whaaaa!!!

    I have no life and this game is a matter of life or death for me!!!!! Whaaa!!

    Whaaa!! Change me! Change me!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Eh !

    Duke Nukem Forever looks cool !

    When will we have a Linux version ? :-)

  12. Anonymous Says:

    So Linux and Mac users probably won’t get the game until a year after the Windows version (when all the Windows weenies will have moved on to some other title). You people act like this is anything new. Any company that is not Epic or Id is not going to give you anywhere near a simultaneous release (even Id fails at that most of the time, but at least they can pull off a binary within a month or so).

    If it’s the [i]game[/i] that is important to you boot to Windows. If it’s the [i]os[/i] thats important to you then STFU and go play something else until the client comes out.

    Now when is Linux version of SimCity 4 coming out? ;-)

  13. bobcat Says:

    I got 3 copies for the kids, and I got to tell you, it sure is a great looking game. I can’t get the kids to stop playing either, so I know they like it alot.

    It looks like I might have to reinstall Windows just to play it. Really really sad.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    How the fuck can I fix the “Illegal Console (cheater?)” problem with TOST when I connect to a server? I have TO installed perfectly, but I cannot play on TOST servers. AUUGH!

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Does anyone find it remarkable that a platform that supposedly you can’t sell enough games to justify a port for has the number 2 spot on this list?

  16. Anonymous Says:

    DNF and TF2 have roughly the same vaporware status, so I’m surprised they haven’t tied. They’ve got roughly the same dev schedule and amount of released media.

    I’m not a professional developer, just a lowly CS student, but how the hell do you have a game with good-looking screenshots, obvious work on the gameplay being done, and then _not release within two years_? They were doing technology releases in Half-Life for G-d’s sake!

    So far, my guess is that Valve is coding CS2 to go with TF2. Gooseman has dropped off the face of the earth, and that leads to strong indications of his involvement with CS2. There could also be some involvement of HL2 (using TF2’s new engine now, maybe) with this delay, too. I’d say that HL2 with TF2 and CS2 in the same box would be something worth waiting for… now let’s hope they found some time for Linux binaries, too ;-).


  17. Anonymous Says:

    I can understand why linux users are pissed, but macs suck balls talk about some fucked up code if there dumbass’s didnt make there progaming so ass backwards maybe people could easily make games for a shitty computer that has no need for games no hardcore gamer has a fucking mac hey have u guys got a copy of pong out for mac yet BAH HAHAHAHAHAHA fuck macs

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