Neverwinter Nights 2

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Neverwinter Nights 2
Neverwinter Nights 2 cover
Developers
Obsidian Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Atari
Engines
Electron Engine
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2006
OS X October 31, 2006
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights 2002
Neverwinter Nights 2 2006

Key points

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

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
GOG.com Complete Edition; includes all three expansions.

Version differences[edit]

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

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Mask of the Betrayer
Storm of Zehir
Mysteries of Westgate

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights 2\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights 2\saves\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only Off, Medium and High settings.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separately for each mode.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Voice, SFX
Surround sound
RAD RSX 3D
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3. Can be re-enabled with Creative Alchemy. Also supports Miles Fast2D.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
Mysteries of Westage is only available in English.
German
Polish
Russian
No voice acting in DLC campaigns.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online play requires a CD key.

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game.

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://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn2/other/nwn2-client-extension

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
AMD Athlon XP2000
System memory (RAM) 512MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI 9700 Pro or Nvidia 6600
128MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 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