I still have it, and I just tried the link in the first post and it still works. Try http://thefnords.org/install-nwn.sh
For me for some reason fonts don't work at all. I can open the game, but when I see the window, none of the buttons have any test in them. Also, it requires me to enter the cd-key every time I get into the game. The cd-key works, but I can't stay in the game.
For the fonts, it is due to lack of the msttcorefonts package. Make sure you have this installed.
In fact, I should smack myself for not including that in the howto. I just added that in, so hopefully anyone else with this problem will know how to fix it.
For the CD-Key issue, I have a guess. Check to make sure that your nwn is writable by the user that you loaded the game with. It saves the keys themselves in nwncdkey.ini. This is the file that will need to have write permissions. If you have multiple users that all use this same game yet have different accounts, I would make the file and save directories be part of the games group, and make sure that the people you want playing the game to be in the games group. If you need help with that, I will explain it later on.
My first question would be, do you have the DVD or CD version? I only have the CD version myself, so I'm not sure exactly how different the DVD version is. disk2.zip is on my Disk 2 of the game for the CD version. You could try checking all the CDs and see if for some reason you were unlucky and your disks are just mislabled.Originally Posted by RaiSuli
actually, I have the msttcorefonts package installed, that doesn't help. Interestingly, verything, including the fonts worked when I installed neverwinter in my home directory instead of /usr/local/games. I don't know why that would fix the fonts problem, but anyway, everything works now.
Not quite sure why the fonts would not work, but as I said before, everything will work if you have the proper permissions. I should add to the HOWTO information on if you have a multi-user system, though I don't know if nwn is even programmed to work that way, since it just uses the one saves folder, and I think that is what would be most imporant as far as a multi-user setup.
P.S. According to this site http://icculus.org/~dolson/mdkxp/ you can use a script for multi-user set ups.
Last edited by leech; February 23rd, 2006 at 05:30 AM.
it was a permissions issue...i had the same problem with missing fonts and having to enter keys over and over again. as soon as i installed it into a folder that i had the permissions to write in the problem was solved. however, i do wounder why it was even allowed to install in a folder that the user couldn't write to.
I have a problem. I can't seem to run the game. I did everything as stated yet it still can't boot.
I don't have Platinum, but I have the original NWN and both SoU and HotU (all bought when they were released). Any reason this wouldn't work to get them installed?
Thanks for any answers you can provide.
(Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I'm a noob at Linux).