Neverwinter Nights 2 and Linux

November 29th, 2005 by Crusader

A reader pointed out that at BioWare’s Neverwinter Nights 2 forum, a moderator (Vulcano) has requested that users interested in a Linux port of the game post at the publisher’s forum:

If you desire a Linux/Mac Port of NWN2 and you haven’t already, please post so in the following thread:

click here

NWN2 will ship supporting DX9.0c only. There are currently no plans for anything else, and only Atari can make the decision for an OpenGL version of the graphics engine. Asking for one here doesn’t improve the chances of a port; if you want something, you have to ask the right people (see link above).

Will NWN2 run under cedega? Nobody knows (the game had not been release yet), and as cedega is 3rd party software, the developers and publisher of NWN2 can make no such guarantee.

Further requests for OS ports will be considered off-topic and locked/moved. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Atari thread for Linux users is currently at 11 pages.

6 Responses to “Neverwinter Nights 2 and Linux”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I did post, what, six months ago or something now, but let’s be serious here. The NWN2 board mods are openly hostile to Linux, and said what they did only to get people out of the forum. The decision appears to have already been made to write non-portable code for a Windows-only release, and nobody with decision-making power has shown any sign that they are even -aware- of the thread.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I think this will never happend

  3. Hohlraum Says:

    even on windows. i finally got around to playing my copy on windows about a year after it was released. I got bit by a bug that made me lose hours of game play (game save bug) and I was so furious that i just stoppped playing all together. its a great concept and the number of campaigns (both commercial and free) are staggering. but the game is still buggy. if you play it, make sure you save your game every 10 minutes.

  4. bobcat Says:

    I’ve actively discouraged my windows friends and NWN co-players from considering NWN2. I won’t be running a another server or building another Persistant World based on NWN2 because of the way they cut out cross platform compatibility. I can honestly say they’ve probably lost hundreds of sales.
    There’s been thousands of players on my server over the years. Oh well, their loss.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    no linux binary no get my money…I could care less if I ever buy another nwn product from this point on and Ill make sure and tell my friends not to either. ..I’ve ‘already’ posted on their forums that I wanted to see a port but its unlikely to have any effect since the game was made non portable from the beginning. They just dont get it, while clearly ID and epic clearly do.

    thank you epic/ID for your support and now I snub atari/nwn2.

    some other game company will be getting my money.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Hi all

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