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So on gamestop's Impulse, they have the entire NWN diamond and NWN2 plus the expansions on sale for $8 bucks. I went ahead and bought it, thinking that I never got to play NWN2, but would love to also play through NWN1.

WELL! It doesn't quite work with Win7. I have major issues with the sound. It causes the game to freeze up, crash, and stutter. I was able to resolve this, sort of, by uninstalling the realtek sound drivers and installing just the ones that come from AMD. (I use the HDMI pass through to my receiver for sound)

So I got the game running for the most part, but I get TERRIBLE performance. I am in the 60fps range at one sec and will dip into the 20s the next. It's constant up and down.

I would like to get some input from those who actually have the game and maybe have been able to get the game running. If you could share any tips on getting it to run better?

I have done all the usual, update drivers, run in compatibility mode, play with the settings... but maybe there's something I'm missing, that others might know about?

Thanks!

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try finding the latest patch 1.69 and installing it. it might help.

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=nwn2other.detail&id=19

you have to scroll about halfway down for the English versions. Install all of them I think (I am still trying to get my NwN 1 to work, have not even made it to 2 yet, so I can't tell you if they worked for me or not.)

If you have any further issues, the comments at the bottom of the page on that link above are pretty helpful in many areas to troubleshoot. You might also want to try googling "Neverwinter nights 2 patches" to find a better page or site. Be warned that new systems (mainly anything above XP) have a hard time running this game without problems, or so it would seem... It requires patches and work-around solutions almost to the point of making you say "Screw it, I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins, because at least ESports knows how to make and keep a game together!"

~Stevo

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Yeah....You need to patch NWN2, I have played it since it came out and the 1.0 version was horrible about crashing and what not...But the patched up version does work with Vista and win7 OSs... I have played it on XP, Vista and Windows7 home premium versions with no issues...

Also you can check out this

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Articles.Detail&id=1

This has a bunch of stand alone modules and hak files that you can use to continue playing after you are done with the SP game.... Also if you wish try the mulit player/ persistant worlds that are out there... That is where I have done a majority of my gaming.... If you also wish to make your own area or encounter, check out the toolset that comes with the game, that should keep you busy for a while as well...
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I've gotten nwn1 working on windows 7 x32. i dont think i had to try anything too fancy, just update, play with compatability a bit, turn of aero desktop and it should work. just finished main campaign, now starting SoU

tried it on my win7 x64 and it will only load in low res mode.
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I got NWN and NWN2 to run on 3 rigs with Windows 7 32bit.
it could be because of 64bit OS. Did you try using compatibility mode to run as xp?
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