Neverwinter Nights 2

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Neverwinter Nights 2
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Developers
Publishers
 
Engines
Release dates
Windows
October 31, 2006
OS X
October 31, 2006
Neverwinter Nights 2 at Steam Charts
Neverwinter Nights 2 at SteamDB
 Neverwinter Nights 2 at Wikipedia
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights 2002
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
Neverwinter Nights: Kingmaker
Neverwinter Nights: Pirates of the Sword Coast
Neverwinter Nights: Infinite Dungeons
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
Neverwinter Nights: Wyvern Crown of Cormyr
Neverwinter Nights 2 2006
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate

Key points

Disadvantage GameSpy master server was shut down in 2012;[1] see Network for solutions.

General information

More information GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information NWN2 Nexus Mod with a collection of mods for the game

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known
GOG.com DRM-free Complete Edition; includes all three expansions.
GamersGate DRM details are not known Complete Edition; includes all three expansions. DRM: SecuROM

Version differences[edit]

Information Neverwinter Nights 2: Complete is a complete edition with all three expansions.
Information Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum includes the Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir expansions.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix Edit nwn.ini[2]

  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open nwn.ini.
  3. Go to [Display Options]
  4. Add the line Disable Intro Movies=1
  5. Save your changes and close the file.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows
OS X

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows
OS X

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Field of view (FOV) Unknown
Windowed Unknown
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Unknown
Vertical sync (Vsync) Unknown
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Unknown
Mouse acceleration Unknown
Mouse input in menus Unknown
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller
Controller support Unknown

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Unknown
Surround sound Unknown
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Unknown Native
German Native Unknown Native
Polish Native Unknown Native
Russian Native Unknown Native
Spanish Native Unknown Native

Network[edit]

Information Online play requires a CD key.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Native
Online play Native GameSpy master server is offline;[1] use the NWN2 Client Extension for a player-run replacement.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Native Use Direct Connect button.

Issues fixed[edit]

Information TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Running on a non-primary partition/hard disk[edit]

In Windows, if you are running Neverwinter Nights 2 off of any drive other than the C: drive, there are special system requirements for the game. In addition to the 5.5 GB of free hard-disk space required to install the game on your selected drive, you will need an additional 2-5 GB of free hard disk space on drive C: during run-time. Not having 2-5 GB free on drive C: while playing Neverwinter Nights 2 can cause the following issues:

  • Unable to Left-Click in main campaigns
  • Unable to use Actions in main campaigns
  • Unable to exit first room in main campaigns
  • Able to complete tutorial, but upon completion the game will not load the main campaigns.

Various Bug Fixes / Improvements[edit]

This extension fixes many bugs associated with the game, including choppy camera movement and animation glitches. In addition, it significantly improves multiplayer functionality. Details can be found on the download site. http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=nwn2other.Detail&id=231

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GameSpy's New Owners Begin Disabling Multiplayer Without Warning - Slashdot
  2. NWN bug - Can't skip intro, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com