Neverwinter Nights Released

June 20th, 2003 by Alkini

As announced on Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights For Linux page, the official, non-beta Linux client of NWN has (finally!) been released. The game requires a Windows NWN CD or an installed Windows NWN (or see below).

Following the announcement, TuxGames made their own announcement that they plan to ship their Linux-friendly version of NWN starting Monday. They will also begin shipping the strategy guide, world builder guide, and the expansion pack: Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide.

13 Responses to “Neverwinter Nights Released”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    You can download all game resources from FileShack

  2. cjp Says:

    It’s been so long that the card I used when I placed my order with Tux Games has expired. The Tux Games website appears to be overloaded at the moment. And what with the no video cut scenes and everything I don’t know if I want a copy any more.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    “The game requires a Windows NWN CD or an installed Windows NWN (or see below).”

    That’s rather misleading, or inaccurate. Since the resource files are now available for download, the only thing you need the off-the-shelf Windows for is the CD KEY (or, yes, buy the whole thing from Tuxgames).

  4. Anonymous Says:

    They put this up for orders over a year ago, counting on getting tons of orders and hoping to make a good profit. My friends on M$ were pushing me to get the product during the early linux beta so I ended up grabbing it from a local gamestop instead. Sadly by that time you could get a full copy of the game for $25, a far cry from the $50 tux games is charging.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Either I’m reading it wrong, didn’t they say they would ship a Linux CDrom??

    So it seems as usuall Bioware have once agin gone back on their word!!!

    I would buy this from tuxgames, but seen the company cannot seem to deliver as promised (Bioware), I probally won’t buy a game, I wasn’t impressed anyway with the demo version.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Bioware screwed up among otherthings. Yes, this is true, but by not buying the game and bitching about various things from price to whether you like it then you are doing a great disservice to the Linux gamming community. There are no simple market economics etc.. because the deck is stacked against us. Every user counts and one decision not to buy will contribute to wheter or not a large developer like Bioware will ever release for Linux again. Suck it up! You want gaming on Linux, then you have to sacrifice!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Am I the only one who wonders why TuxGames is selling a world-building guide that’s useless for Linux, at least without WINE?


  8. RayNET11 Says:

    I’m still very busy with Majesty but when I get done I will certainly check out NW..

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Does anyone have an md5sum for the 1.2 gig resource files. I’ve downloaded it twice of fileshack, both times it has been corrupt. Thanks


  10. Anonymous Says:

    Why not just convince the other party to port the Bink Player over to linux, then we’d have movies, a new codec for porting games and life would be good.

  11. bdove Says:

    Finaly :)

    Hope tuxgames ships my copy fast :)

  12. Anonymous Says:

    here’s the version 1.30 update for the linux client. it’s largish, it’s actually just a tarball of all of the changed files, but, here you go:
    (untar inside the nwn directory where you installed the game, with tar -xvf )


  13. msimms Says:

    Just for everyones information, Tux Games NWN ships with an aproximation of cinematic support. All cinematics play natively from mpeg format, via a second executable, nwnmovies, that our installer creates. This program examines your savefiles, and plays the appropriate cinematic for you. It isnt as nice as having them ingame, but it DOES work and it does make it a lot nicer than trying to play them through a player in wine.
    No messing around working out which movies to play, no messing with emulators, just run it and it shows you the right one.

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