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NWN on Windows 7
« 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]
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 05:43:04 PM »
Try to run from the nwnmain.exe   -   Maybe the launcher is not working.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 06:07:03 PM »
Nha, doesnt matter how i try and launch it.  :|
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 09:07:08 PM »
I had this problem, just had to run as admin. That's it. :)


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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 10:59:14 PM »
RUN IT AS ADMINISTRATOR. SUCH IS THE WILL OF ZARUS.
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #7 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:
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 06:49:00 AM »
Just a thought, maybe update your directx? I've had this problem with other games.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #9 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:


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:


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.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 08:42:48 AM by Antonus Taran »
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #10 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....



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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #11 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
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 09:32:45 AM by Antonus Taran »
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 09:49:06 AM »
He's probably just doing it WRONG!!  :haw:

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #15 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....



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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #16 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.


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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #17 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

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #18 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.


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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2010, 01:14:02 AM »
So NwN doesn't work on Home Premium, only Professional?

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #22 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.  :?
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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #23 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

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Re: NWN on Windows 7
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2010, 06:10:34 PM »
Couldn't install, got some internal error bla bla message.  :?
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