Countdown to NWN 2 *1.03 Patch Out*

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I had that when I first started, recon, and I remember changing some settings made it go away. Try checking out http://tweakguides.com - he's got a NWN2 guide up now. Or read back a few pages and check what some other GWJers said to turn off. I forget what I changed that fixed it, but I'd start with shadows and point lights.

Anytime I see someone say a game plays X minutes and then reboots their system, it sounds like a heat problem to me.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Anytime I see someone say a game plays X minutes and then reboots their system, it sounds like a heat problem to me.

Yea it is incredibly rare for a software bug to cause that to occur, there is something else going on. Waiting for a patch isn't going to resolve that one.

I just got this game about a week ago. I admit I was a bit...nonplussed at first. However, last night, I discovered after all this time that there ARE more than 32 inventory slots per character! Lo and behold, my keen powers of observation and razor sharp scrutiny detected the 4 little bag icons on the inventory page. I clicked one, and magically, there were 32 more slots! And on a few of my characters, I noticed that there had been actual OVERFLOW into these slots and they had a bunch of heretofore lost items I had looted and wondered where they had gotten to! To this point the whole 32 slot thing had been annoying me with how quickly it filled up when I was out questing. Now I've got things categorized and I'm actually saving armor/weapon components instead of just selling everything to vendors.

Good heavens I'm an idiot. I really need to go back to reading the fekkin' manuals before I start these games. Next I'll find out you can individually program characters' default behaviours. Yeah righ---awww crap. I'm now loving this game.

Also, My two favorite characters are Khelgar and the foppish Gnome Bard gu--err whatever he is. The Gnome just brings a chuckle everytime he speaks, even just when I click on him.

Uberstein wrote:

Also, My two favorite characters are Khelgar and the foppish Gnome Bard gu--err whatever he is. The Gnome just brings a chuckle everytime he speaks, even just when I click on him.

Grobnar was a bit annoying at first, but that end of that Wendersnaven quest he leads you on in Act III still has me laughing.

Haha OK OK. I'm still in Act I so...OK. Now I know I have something to look forward to. He's definitely one of the better voiced characters. He's no Minsc, but hell I'll take what I can get.

"BUTT-KICKING FOR GOODNESS!"

I just started playing this last night. I really really like it alot! Reminds me more of Baldur's Gate than Neverwinter 1, which is good I think. I liked NWN okay, only really got into the Underdark expansion. So far though NWN2 feels more complete than the first one, characters and the world feels like it has alot more depth. I hope it's a long game! I think the camera is fine. The graphics look great and run very smooth on my system. (AMD 64 3200+ 1gb RAM Radeon x850)

I got this and Medieval 2 to keep me busy until my Xbox comes back.

Thread, I cast resurrect on you. So there.

I re-installed NWN2, and patched it. And now I can't find the camera mode I want. Seems like when I hit * on the keypad, it only has 2, and what's there is fairly stupid. Even though it has, under options, a supposed option for rotating the screen when your mouse hits the edge, it seems to be broken, and whether on or off, the screen just moves up/down/left/right, whether with arrow keys or mouse, and to rotate it, you have to do this really stupid thing with the X key, where you hold that down and then the mouse rotates the screen. It's really....laborious.

I had this fixed to my taste a year ago. Various searches have not helped at all. How do I get the old camera mode, where touching the edge of the screen with the mouse pointer *rotates* things?

Your help is much appreciated....

The new patch gives you two Camera Settings and a lot of customization between the two. They're called Character Mode and Strategy Mode. With the new patch you should see tabs for these in the Options menu.

Go into this area and select "Turn Camera on hitting edge of screen" in both modes and also in Strategy Mode select "Scroll Camera on hitting edge of screen". Finally, under Strategy Mode, make sure "Directly on Controlled Character" is selected in the Camera Focus section. You may need to fool around with the speed and sensitivity settings for a while, but this will get you the settings you're looking for if I recall correctly. (i.e. similar to the first NWN).

Roo wrote:

Thread, I cast resurrect on you. So there. :)

Night of the Living Thread!

Wow, almost a full year... nice.

kuddles wrote:

The new patch gives you two Camera Settings and a lot of customization between the two. They're called Character Mode and Strategy Mode. With the new patch you should see tabs for these in the Options menu.

Go into this area and select "Turn Camera on hitting edge of screen" in both modes and also in Strategy Mode select "Scroll Camera on hitting edge of screen". Finally, under Strategy Mode, make sure "Directly on Controlled Character" is selected in the Camera Focus section. You may need to fool around with the speed and sensitivity settings for a while, but this will get you the settings you're looking for if I recall correctly. (i.e. similar to the first NWN).

thanks, there were like 3 places I had to unclick things to get it to work, and I hadn't figured out that two of the option screens were camera-specific. Between a few more check boxes and setting A and D to rotating the camera...it's all good now.

thanks much.

So this has been sitting in my steam library for ages. Recently Watch out for Fireballs did a play through and that got me wanting to try it out.

I've reinstalled and it seems to work painlessly on windows 10 to my surprise. Anyone else return to it recently? I missed out on a lot of these types of games not having a pc when I was younger. I've played just up to getting the trophy at the tournament and everything has been great so far. Any bugs I should look out for or recommended things to avoid? I don't want to get into modding and just play it as intended .

I got into NWN 2 a few years late, and the shine had worn off for many by then, so I had trouble getting into random groups. A couple of years ago we attempted a Goodjer play through, but as always, scheduling became a problem.

My only issue with it was that I wasn't very familiar with the version of D&D it uses. I've heard the 2nd expansion, Mask of the Betrayer, is really well done.

I played the GOG version on Windows 7 last year and encountered zero issues, so its certainly possible on a modern(ish) OS. The Original Campaign is pretty forgettable, though serviceable, and MoTB has some very interesting ideas.

NWN2 and NWN1 were the sort of games I spent about equal time between theorycrafting character builds (here for example) and actually playing the game.

Yeah Im not interested in the multiplayer. Just wanted to play Mask of the Betrayer but then thought maybe a full playthrough to learn the mechanics would be worth while. Seems to be running fine. Camera is a pain and voice acting is dated but it still looks pretty decent and seems to have alot of depth.

Rave wrote:

I've reinstalled and it seems to work painlessly on windows 10 to my surprise.

That's good. I can confirm that the "game randomly freezes and or resets entire computer" bug still exists as of 2013 when I bought the game myself.

I've never actually finished the game, it's on my list of to-Lets Play because I tried getting through the first chapter multiple times and it just dragged on and on.

I've heard so many good things about Mask of the Betrayer, but got beaten so badly in the first fight after the prologue that I couldn't tell whether I'd messed up my character build or just forgotten too much of how the game worked in the time between finishing the original campaign and starting the expansion.

(There are a distressing number of big RPG's that I hit a speedbump early in or just got distracted from somehow, and never got back into. I may have to admit to myself that I am no longer the person who lived and breathed Gold Box games or NWN1 for months at a time.)

Yeah I may just jump over to MotB since it's really the reason I'm playing.

I've been trying my best to really get into one of these as the story sounds great. The real time combat is destroying me though. Maybe because I'm not super familiar with D&D. Played Baulders Gate 2 EE hoping it would grab me and it did, but before I was out of the first dungeon my character died and I got game over, that was on normal.

Really wish these games were turn based. I just can't follow along with the combat no matter how hard I try. And even using space to pause barely helps

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