Neverwinter Nights 1: Extended Edition

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Neverwinter Nights 1: Extended Edition

Post by Karvon » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am

Looks like NWN1 has been resurrected. New days are ahead of us now :)

https://www.beamdog.com/products/neverw ... ed-edition

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Re: Neverwinter Nights 1: Extended Edition

Post by Carlo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:18 am

Thanks for posting that, recently ran across the news item elsewhere (the Escapist thread linked below). So I have to say that the graphics in the screenshots look exactly the same as the current version of NWN on my monitor - or maybe worse, hard to tell. I'm unsure about the value added, over the existing GoG version that runs on modern systems w/o issue (after the 1.69 critical rebuild patch is applied for good measure). I've never had a problem with the UI scaling either.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/ ... ed-Edition

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Post by Vanya Mia » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:50 pm

There's half a dozen threads on it over at https://neverwintervault.org/ that might be worth checking out and/or watching. Messages seem a little mixed at the moment as to how effective the graphics will be and how much you're going to get for you money as at present there doesn't seem much more to it than that for the SP environment.

There are some changes, such as TLK and Haks loading before character creation in a server hosted game, which will be very useful but that's only ever been an issue if you add to or change the classes and skills available for first level - such as in D20 Modern.

There seems to be issues with "patch" compatibility so everyone playing in a hosted campaign needs to update or none. Fine when it was free but not if ... well.

In truth I'm not finding a lot but I've a notoriously short attention span for sifting through this stuff. If anyone cares to and is prepared to give a blow by blow account on changes and how they'd affect 'us campaigners' then I'd welcome it.

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Post by Karvon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:42 am

I've not done any extensive tests as of yet, but it seems more stable than NWN1 on my machine as I've been able to load and play at least one module that crashed on attempting to load before. Alas, the camera hak I use to be able to get wider views doesn't work with it, so not so happy about that, though I suppose someone will duplicate that soon enough if EE gets popular.

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Re: Neverwinter Nights 1: Extended Edition

Post by Venture » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:45 pm

Bringing this thread back to life, as Neverwinter Nights Enhanced was just released a few days ago. I bought it, and from an end-user perspective it doesn't feel any different than what I remember playing years ago, although they supposedly tweaked the game to work with up to 4K resolution monitors.

For me, the biggest benefit is that it is also available on Mac, except for the toolset. That means if I ever get back into NWN, I could boot into Windows to build, or use a virtual machine, but play on my main machine. I have started playing through the official campaign again, just to refresh my memory.

From reading reviews, Beamdog is viewing this as more of a development platform than anything. We'll see if they live up to it, but they say there are continuing to enhance the game going forward. They've already released a preview of a new Aribeth model, and plan to enhance other models in the game too to be more advanced. I suspect we will also see them sell some new premium modules, too.

Here's a preview of the new Aribeth model:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/704450/ ... 5614907729

Scroll down on the page to see the old next to the new. Not sure I like the look, but it does show off what might be possible.

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Re: Neverwinter Nights 1: Extended Edition

Post by Vanya Mia » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:11 am

The advantages seem to be graphics but from what I read on NWNVault they appear to have damaged if not broken some old custom content options in doing so (there's a big problem with doing so) and have also affected some features of game by not accounting for prior fixes (driving camera distances appears to be one).

The pictures I've seen of improved graphics appear much like they did with NWN Shader and I was never a big fan of that misty look, the models themselves are not that much improved from what is available under 1.69 and updating key NPCs from the original campaign is a lot less useful than say creating new goblin and orc ones.

It's receiving hype but as I'm not interested in new SP content and only in using the platform for campaigns I'm not seeing a great advantage to it, and as I would have to ask others to pay money out for a change with no obvious benefits I'm definitely not convinced. We'd only see if it was more efficient /after/ they all had, and it might not be.

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