Important Notes Before You Begin
There are 2 things you will need in order to use Neverwinter Nights Linux Client, aside from downloading the Linux Client binaries:
1. The game resources (from an existing Windows installation)
2. A CD-Key
You will need to get the Neverwinter Nights game resouces from an existing Windows installation of the 1.29 build of Neverwinter Nights. Why must it be this way, you ask? It is because there is no feasable way to get the game resources from the InstallShield cabinet files on the Windows version CDs. Currently the NWN Linux Client supports English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
You will have to purchase a copy of the game to get a valid Neverwinter Nights CD-Key. Of course, with this purchase you also get a lovely Neverwinter Nights mapkin, a spiral-bound game manual, and three plastic-coated aluminum-reinforced W1nd0z3 brand coasters.
A later update noted:
- The Neverwinter Nights Linux Client Public Beta is now open. The Linux Forum can be used to discuss the Linux Client, however do not post bugs in that forum. To report bugs, send a detailed bug description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will be releasing updated Beta versions with fixes – check back often.
- Server browsing and chat are disabled in Beta 1 and will be available in the next Beta release.
Update: Jeff Ryden pointed out this installer to get the data off of Win32 Neverwinter Nights discs.