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Installation Issues
« on: December 23, 2009, 12:33:57 AM »
Trying to install my copy of NWN. No problems, up until it tries to install nwmain.exe.

From there, my computer's fan goes beserk, and the installation crashes. Any similar issues had in the community?

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 06:12:34 AM »
Lol, going to reinstall mine in some 3 hours. I will let you know...
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 11:52:43 AM »
did you check Bioware's NWN1 tech support forums?

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 12:39:09 PM »
did you check Bioware's NWN1 tech support forums?

Yes, I didn't find anything relevant. My worst fear is a damaged copy, which is strange, since I have two discs of Diamond, one CD key. One SHOULD work, but both are experiencing the same issue. I suspect something with my PC, since there was a rollback on my PC, and somehow the game was uninstalled. Perhaps a reformat of my hard drives will fix it.

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 12:48:34 PM »
What is your computer's OS?

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 01:19:34 PM »
Windows XP.

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 01:56:08 PM »
Weird, from the sounds of it I thought you might have Vista...no idea what your problem could be :?

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 02:20:07 PM »
I'm having issues with graphics. FPS are very low, it's messy. I've just bought this computer, and if you're going to tell me to update/reinstall drivers I need really someone to tell me step by step what I need to do because I'm not any good with it. Going on Nvidia website didn't fix because it makes me download stuff which don't do anything worth. Clues? My computer is as follows:

Processor:     
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory:    
2048MB RAM
Hard Drive:    
1000 GB
Video Card:    
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Sound Card:    
Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System:    
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 02:24:05 PM »
Could be your CPU affinity.. or I think i remember from somewhere that Nvidia cards are an issue, the more modern ones.. not sure.

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 02:30:34 PM »
Erm so? Can't play?
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 02:35:23 PM »
You probably just need to set the affinity in the nwn.ini file

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 02:36:15 PM »
You probably just need to set the affinity in the nwn.ini file

I really don't understand. I am one sweating even to install haks normally.
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 02:38:44 PM »
You probably just need to set the affinity in the nwn.ini file

I really don't understand.
Read this here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=10560.0

Basically, NWN was programmed back when computers only had one processor, so the new multi-processor CPUs make the game go crazy. One of the later patches added an option to force the game to use only one processor.

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 02:56:21 PM »
Okay read it through and make myself a culture, I understood I have to change something in the specific but don't know where finding it.
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 03:16:03 PM »
look in your folder for NWN and locate the file called "nwnplayer.ini" You open this with something like Notepad.

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2009, 03:23:30 PM »
Like the others said, make sure under [Game Options] in the "nwnplayer.ini" file you have:

Client CPU Affinity=0


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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2009, 03:38:43 PM »
Checked. It's 0. Any other clue?
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2009, 04:17:41 PM »
Check this part and see if it matches:

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3D settings:
Multi-display/mixed GPU acceleration: single display
Texture Filtering - Trilinear opt: off
Threaded opt: off
Triple Buffering: off

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2009, 04:34:27 PM »
Checked and it's the same. Well I've tried Dragon Age and it works well and with no lag or whatever. So it's a metter of incompatibility of this system and NWN. But I've no clue on how to fix it. Really not one. Playing 17 FPS is like having a Ferrari and using it only in town.
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2009, 04:52:15 PM »
Yeah, my other games run smooth as butter.. but soon as I log into ravenloft, its a choppy run with a low fps..

Now, in my nwnplayer.ini I don't even have

3D settings:
Multi-display/mixed GPU acceleration: single display
Texture Filtering - Trilinear opt: off
Threaded opt: off
Triple Buffering: off


Where exactly is that in the nwnplayer.ini, or where should it be?

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2009, 04:54:05 PM »
I actually checked in Nvidia control panel...
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2009, 05:01:42 PM »
Ah. :)

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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2009, 07:34:58 PM »
Checked. It's 0. Any other clue?

You can try values from 1-4, it will force the game to run on a single spesific core, it may make a difference.
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Re: Installation Issues
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Re: Installation Issues
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2009, 01:30:13 AM »
UPDATE:

Tried installing to another drive, failure.

I got a message saying the "remote destination call failed", or some such. :/