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LinuxWorld: How to Install Neverwinter Nights on Linux

Apr 01, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"As soon as I saw the news that BioWare released a beta of a Linux client for its popular and successful Neverwinter Nights title, I downloaded the beta (registration required) and went shopping for the prerequisite retail Windows version of the game. Before I proceed, let me offer this brief warning: Neverwinter Nights is the mother of all timesinks. Do not follow my path unless you have nothing important you want to get done for the next week or so.

"I tried to install the beta the same afternoon I got home from Wal-Mart with my retail version of Neverwinter Nights (NWN). That's when I ran into a snag. According to the BioWare Web site, I needed more than just a retail copy of the game. I needed an installed Windows version of the game. That put a crimp in my plan, because I don't have any Windows machines on which to install it.

"I tried unsuccessfully to run the installation from the CD using WINE, but I didn't get far. There may be tweaks that can be made to WINE to allow it to run, but before I got that far I got a tip pointing me in a new direction. Someone on the #openknights channel on irc.freenode.net told me that an installer for Linux, written by someone named 'ravage,' could be found on the Icculus.org site..."

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