Neverwinter Nights 2

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Neverwinter Nights 2
Neverwinter Nights 2 cover
Obsidian Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Electron Engine
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2006
macOS (OS X) February 27, 2008
Metacritic 82
Series Neverwinter Nights
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Neverwinter Nights 2 on Wikipedia
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights (1991) 1991
Neverwinter Nights 2002
Neverwinter Nights 2 2006
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition 2018


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
NWN2 Nexus Mod with a collection of mods for the game


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Patch 1.23 removes the DRM.
StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1] for Russian copies.
macOS (OS X)
Complete Edition; includes all three expansions.
StarForce DRM for this game does not work on some versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

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.

DLC and expansion packs

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit nwn.ini[3]
  1. You can simply delete or move all the files in the <installation folder>\movies or
  2. Go to your <My Documents folder>\Neverwinter Nights 2
  3. Open nwn2.ini.
  4. Go to [Display Options]
  5. Add the line to the end of that section: Disable Intro Movies=1
  6. Save your changes.

Restore original opening video[edit]

Edit nwn.ini[4]
  1. Note the expansions packs and complete edition broke the games ability to display the opening video. If you only have the expansions and not westgate module you could use the linked workaround, however it will disable the Westgate intro and ending videos, so it's better to follow these manual steps:
  2. Open the <installation folder>\movies
  3. Rename or delete AtariLogo.bik
  4. Rename Intro.bik to AtariLogo.bik
  5. The opening move will now play first when you launch the game. You can safely revert the changes or delete it after you've viewed it.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights 2\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2760/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Neverwinter Nights 2\saves\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2760/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only Off, Medium and High settings.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


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


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Mysteries of Westage is only available in English.
No voice acting in DLC campaigns.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.


Online play requires a CD key.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy master server is offline;[5] use the NWN2 Client Extension for a player-run replacement.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
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.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 2.0, 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
A universal binary patch was planned for PowerPC processors, but it never materialized.


Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy master server is offline;[5] use the NWN2 Client Extension for a player-run replacement.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 6600
128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/2760/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2760) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.