Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition cover
Developers
Beamdog
Engines
Aurora
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2018
macOS (OS X) March 27, 2018
Linux March 27, 2018
Reception
OpenCritic 55
IGDB 45
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Series Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on HowLongToBeat
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on IGDB
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition guide on StrategyWiki
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on MobyGames
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on Wikipedia
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights (1991) 1991
Neverwinter Nights 2002
Neverwinter Nights 2 2006
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Limited local release.[1]
Windows
Developer website A Beamdog account is needed to download, as well as the Beamdog client.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Neverwinter Nights.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Darkness Over Daggerford
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Darkness Over Daggerford Official Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heroes of Neverwinter
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Infinite Dungeons
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Official Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pirates of the Sword Coast
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Premium Adventures Official Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wyvern Crown of Cormyr
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Feedback settings.
Feedback settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights\*.ini
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/Neverwinter Nights/
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights\saves\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/Neverwinter Nights/saves
Save files from the original Neverwinter Nights are compatible with the Enhanced Edition.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Update 1.69(A) 22 March 2017 on GOG Galaxy added support for cloud saves in GOG Galaxy 1.2 or newer.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Basic video settings.
Basic video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Has only 4 fixed UI scaling options, 1/2/3/4, 4= Base UI is roughly scaled for 1080p, so 4x looks the same at 4k.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Alt+ Enter to switch between fullscreen and windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
On by default, can be disable by editing settings.tml located in userdocs/Neverwinter Nights
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Works, but must be forced through driver control panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Supported, but the most recent patch removed it from the options UI as the built in solution was bugged. MSAA and various other forms forced through Nvidia or AMD driver control panels work well.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Off by default and also oddly removed from ingame UI. Edit settings.tml, locate: [graphics.video.vsync], Change enabled = false to = true
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No framerate cap, and coded to fully utilize GPU at 100%, so recommended you use a third party frame rate capper such as SpecialK, or enable VSync.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See this project for a pseudo HDR shader: [1]

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Limited. Cannot rebind hotbar keys for example. Best workaround is autohotkey scripts.
Mouse acceleration
Follows windows settings. Called "Enhance pointer precision" in windows
Mouse sensitivity
Follows windows settings as long as hardware-pointer = true is on in settings.tml (It is by default)
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Basic audio settings.
Basic audio settings.
Advanced audio settings.
Advanced audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Voices, Music
Surround sound
While DirectSound 3D and thus EAX support has been removed. The new audio system, wwise, has been set up correctly to run it through software. So most effects like ambient sounds are heard as 3D position sound sources still.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Does not mute by default. Can be enabled with Special K

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Fan translation, download
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
64 Co-op, Versus
Co-op, PvP and even MMO like persistent worlds are available. The entire game was built to be playable in multiplayer co-op, but the expansions were not, though fan-mods exist to fix the issues presents in the expansions to allow them to completed in multiplayer as well. The enhanced edition has made it easier to play on persistent worlds by allowing automatic download of assets.

Issues fixed[edit]

(NVIDIA) NWN Toolset crashes when area view is loaded[edit]

Recent NVIDIA drivers cause the NWN Toolset area view to crash the entire toolset upon loading.[2]
Disable Threaded Optimization[3][4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Support for 32-bit systems was discontinued on December 3, 2019 with patch 1.79.[5]
macOS (OS X)
Support for 32-bit systems was discontinued on December 3, 2019 with patch 1.79.[5]
Linux
Support for 32-bit systems was discontinued on December 3, 2019 with patch 1.79.[5]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio OpenAL Wwise audio package

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-32xx
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) 2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.11 (El Capitan)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-32xx
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) 2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-32xx
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) 2 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - cdp.pl
  2. NWN Toolset: Enhanced Edition. Try the new updates and share your feedback - last accessed on 2019-11-01
    "Hey guys, we hope you're enjoying it! We've confirmed an issue with the latest Nvidia drivers and the toolset, and it affects not only our update but the current stable release. If you have a Nvidia card and experience this, you can try rolling back your drivers to the last update and chance are you'll be back in the modding busines"
  3. Steam Community Discussion - NWN Toolset crashes when Area view is loaded (comment #2) - last accessed on 2019-11-01
    "Turn off Threaded Optimization in the Nvidia control panel"
  4. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-11-01
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Steam :: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition :: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition 1.79 Stable - last accessed on 2019-12-03
    "Both client and server are now 64bit binaries. We do not provide 32bit binaries anymore as of this patch."