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Public (OOC) => Tech discussion => Topic started by: Corvus on March 11, 2010, 05:34:22 PM

Title: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 11, 2010, 05:34:22 PM
Ok, so I have finally managed to install nwn, all the expansions, CEP, RL-haks, etc etc. But when I try and launch the game, nothing happans. I dubbleclick... then nothing, no error-messages or anything.  :?


The toolset loads though... [grumbles]
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Purist on March 11, 2010, 05:43:04 PM
Try to run from the nwnmain.exe   -   Maybe the launcher is not working.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 11, 2010, 06:07:03 PM
Nha, doesnt matter how i try and launch it.  :|
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Heretic on March 11, 2010, 07:00:37 PM
Had the same problem man.

You need to delete the Old windows install. Install the new one. Otherwise, you run on the admin files, which are locked. Do that, and you'll be good to go.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Kaspar on March 11, 2010, 08:04:58 PM
Had the same problem on my new machine. Won't let me use the shortcut it makes for you, so I just copied a shortcut of the "nwmain" that you can get to through the NWN folder and it seems to launch fine now.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Maryn on March 11, 2010, 09:07:08 PM
I had this problem, just had to run as admin. That's it. :)
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Antonus Taran on March 11, 2010, 10:59:14 PM
RUN IT AS ADMINISTRATOR. SUCH IS THE WILL OF ZARUS.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 12, 2010, 03:55:56 AM
Not sure what Heretic ment by Old windows install, anyways, its a new computer, its ever only been one installation of windows on it.

And I'm allready administrator, didnt help either.  :cry:
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Strife on March 12, 2010, 06:49:00 AM
Just a thought, maybe update your directx? I've had this problem with other games.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Antonus Taran on March 12, 2010, 08:41:17 AM
And I'm allready administrator, didnt help either.  :cry:

Even if you are in administrator, you still have to run it as administrator.

To do this, right-click your NWN shortcut, and do this:
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3504/admintr.jpg)

If that doesn't work, many on the forum have said that running it in compatability mode works too.

To do this, right-click your shortcut, select properties, and go to the compatability tab. Should look like this:
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6528/xpcompat.jpg)

Select XP service pack 2, hit okay. Then run the game in administrator mode like before.

It's also possible that the shortcut is fucked, and skipping the launcher like Peasant said might help, after doing the above.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 12, 2010, 09:21:49 AM
ugh, tried all that now, still not starting up.

Concidered virtual xp, but since i got premium and not professional, I cant.... so, guess i'll need to upgrade....



... f**k you microsoft.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Antonus Taran on March 12, 2010, 09:26:22 AM
Does your new PC have a dual or quad core processor? If so, you should make sure NWN is only running on one of them. I know that when it encounters multiple cores, it doesn't know what do to. I think you can tell it to use 1 core in task manager.

Also, make sure you have Directx, can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0cef8180-e94a-4f56-b157-5ab8109cb4f5
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: jimkaf on March 12, 2010, 09:34:29 AM
It's very puzzling that it shows no error message. Try messing with the nwn ini file to start it in windowed mode or so. I run windows 7 and have no problems with nwn, except when I upgraded to latest ATI drivers but still that would give me an error message.

Good luck, hope you get it sorted out.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Eklund on March 12, 2010, 09:49:06 AM
He's probably just doing it WRONG!!  :haw:
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Purist on March 12, 2010, 09:52:23 AM
No error message? Check the Event Viwer tool to make sure there aren't errors. By the way, from what kind of release did you install your NWN? I mean, the first releases, with many CDs, or the DVD with the complete stuff? Has been said that the recent DVDs install and run more compatible with the recent OSs.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Strife on March 12, 2010, 10:40:29 AM
ugh, tried all that now, still not starting up.

Concidered virtual xp, but since i got premium and not professional, I cant.... so, guess i'll need to upgrade....



... f**k you microsoft.

LOL

go XP
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Maryn on March 13, 2010, 12:43:56 AM
when you run as admin, make sure you are in your nwn folder, and try all of the launch options available. I think theres 2 or 3 (one of them bypasses the videos or something) and only one worked for me.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Knas on March 13, 2010, 02:43:05 PM
Strange thing is the game doesn't even start. (No process in the process tree) and no error msg's
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Maryn on March 13, 2010, 10:24:44 PM
Strange thing is the game doesn't even start. (No process in the process tree) and no error msg's

yup, thats how mine was.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: DM Nocturne on March 14, 2010, 01:14:02 AM
So NwN doesn't work on Home Premium, only Professional?
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Heretic on March 14, 2010, 01:53:14 AM
Corv, next time I log on msn, we'll try windows 7 assistance online, pretty sure you got the same issue i had.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 14, 2010, 04:52:42 AM
So NwN doesn't work on Home Premium, only Professional?

nha the Virtual XP doesnt work with Premium, only professional and so on.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 22, 2010, 06:34:40 AM
I've done some testing and it seems its the 1.69 update that screws things up. I can play normal nwn, SoU and so on, but as soon as I update to 1.69 the game doesnt work anymore.  :?
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Zarathustra217 on March 22, 2010, 07:01:05 AM
I heard somewhere that an issue with Windows 7 and old games is that Windows 7 don't have DirectX 9 installed by default. Try getting it from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0cef8180-e94a-4f56-b157-5ab8109cb4f5
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 22, 2010, 06:10:34 PM
Couldn't install, got some internal error bla bla message.  :?
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Zarathustra217 on March 23, 2010, 03:59:53 AM
Hmm, try this one instead:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on March 23, 2010, 05:33:03 AM
Installed... and nwn still doesnt launch.  :banghead:
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Aldabreck Stone Helm on March 23, 2010, 09:18:27 AM
I am using windows 7 and the game is running find. I hink I dowloaded the critical rebuild from bioware. ( I remebered from vista) ran it in compatibility mode xp service pack two and administraitor.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: darkravenkin on May 25, 2010, 06:21:37 AM
Ive been trying to get it to run and no luck as well :(
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: dark_majico on May 25, 2010, 11:40:33 AM
Not sure what Heretic ment by Old windows install, anyways, its a new computer, its ever only been one installation of windows on it.

And I'm allready administrator, didnt help either.  :cry:

Your running windows 7, which bit, 32 or 64? Im running 64 and have had a few issues with certain games (allthough not nwn), I have two programme files folders in C drive, one called C:/Programme Files X86, and one just called Programme files. A few games isntalled to X68 wont run, so if thats the case ininstall it and install it to an entirly new folder.

Edit:

Apparently the X84 folder is for use for 32 bit programmes, 64 bit progs should install to the default programme files folder automaticly. Which catagory games fall into is beyond me though.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: shadymerchant on May 25, 2010, 07:36:13 PM
How I defeated Windows 7 and triumphed

1. Find the driver listings for your graphic card. In my case, the set previous to 10.2 which is 10.1
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/previous/Pages/radeonaiw_xp.aspx
2. download the previous set of drivers to your pc
3. right click on desktop, select screen resolution
4. go to advanced settings in that window
5. select the properties button next to your adapter type (video card)

6. select driver from the tab, select uninstall at the bottom
You are now without video drivers. Your resolution will default to ugliness.

7. install the previous set of drivers that you downloaded
it'll probably prompt you to reset before it takes effect, but do so in any case

10.2 catalyst drivers for radeons suck.


Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Corvus on June 07, 2010, 03:53:58 PM
... nwn doesnt work on my computer again...


(http://img.moronail.net/img/7/1/671.jpg)
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Cebrimal on July 03, 2010, 11:59:22 PM
How to make NWN work on your computer:
Format HD.
Install Linux.
Follow directions.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: darkravenkin on July 24, 2010, 01:58:17 PM
Well my mom is coming over to try and get me back in game. She might jump in here to ask some questions.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: ThAnswr on July 24, 2010, 02:18:20 PM
Well my mom is coming over to try and get me back in game. She might jump in here to ask some questions.

Nonna had a problem when she reinstalled NWN on her Windows 7 computer.  Apparently, she solved the problem by logging in as the administrator on her computer.  It seems to have worked. 
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: darkravenkin on July 24, 2010, 02:57:28 PM
Well my mom is coming over to try and get me back in game. She might jump in here to ask some questions.

Nonna had a problem when she reinstalled NWN on her Windows 7 computer.  Apparently, she solved the problem by logging in as the administrator on her computer.  It seems to have worked. 


I had tried that and a no go.
How I defeated Windows 7 and triumphed

1. Find the driver listings for your graphic card. In my case, the set previous to 10.2 which is 10.1
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/previous/Pages/radeonaiw_xp.aspx
2. download the previous set of drivers to your pc
3. right click on desktop, select screen resolution
4. go to advanced settings in that window
5. select the properties button next to your adapter type (video card)

6. select driver from the tab, select uninstall at the bottom
You are now without video drivers. Your resolution will default to ugliness.

7. install the previous set of drivers that you downloaded
it'll probably prompt you to reset before it takes effect, but do so in any case

10.2 catalyst drivers for radeons suck.





We are just worried that by doing that it'll change things and make it unable to play anything newer. Yes I know nothing about what im doing :P
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: darkravenkin on July 24, 2010, 07:48:49 PM
Have tried to reset driver to 10.1 but the Microsoft driver seems to be the only one it will accept. Have also done the admn and compatibility changes. Any help will be much appreciated.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: darkravenkin on July 25, 2010, 10:59:12 AM
I was just wondering something, could my computer being a quad core have anything to do with my problems?
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: dark_majico on July 29, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
I was just wondering something, could my computer being a quad core have anything to do with my problems?

Its doubtfull a quad core computer will most likely make your game choppy but shouldnt stop it from running. That being said I am running a quad core and have never had any issues with framerates.
Title: Re: NWN on Windows 7
Post by: Knas on August 16, 2010, 04:13:58 PM
I've got a 6 core and was very surprised that I didn't even have to click in compability mode to get my nwn to work. Got latest version of 64 bit Ultimate Windows 7.

Windows 7 rules! You should all make sure to either update windows or make sure you've got the latest graphic drivers / your fancy new cards are compatible with nwn.