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Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« on: December 23, 2010, 04:17:48 AM »
A quick question! Can I like I did on my XP play with NWN on a external harddrive?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 07:22:25 AM »
Shouldn't be a problem.  When I migrated from XP to win7, I never reinstalled NWN, but simply copied over my backed up NWN directory, as to not lose any of the portraits or haks, and all has worked fine.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 02:33:23 PM »
Yes you can, I keep ALL, or rather MOST of my games on an external.
Mostly because I'm too lazy to reinstall them all if I ever have a malfunction and have to get a new HDD or reinstall my OS.

Oh, and Windows 7 should work aswell. I know some people have problems at first but play around with compatibility modes if you get a bit of lag.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2010, 02:36:20 PM by Bato »

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 02:42:46 PM »
Even if your installations are ran from an external, it does not have the benefit of avoiding reinstallation later.

 If you are playing in windows then you would still need to reinstall after every OS wipe. The game will not be recognized as installed until the registry entries are made
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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 04:07:31 PM »
That's very true. But it doesn't apply to older games (NWN). And steam games.
And that's just about it.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 09:05:45 AM »
so t hat means I can use the external? Excellent.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2010, 12:36:31 AM »
That's very true. But it doesn't apply to older games (NWN). And steam games.
And that's just about it.

It applies more to older games than newer ones, actually.  NWN just happens to be an exception.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 10:15:16 AM »
Hows it with old external? Western Digital one, can they carry over corrupt files and viruses and what not to corrupt/disease the new compturer just by pluging it in?
Im overly paranoid and a guy I borrowed it to filled it with some crap he Dled.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 12:45:54 PM »
What? Is it such a strange question?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 02:38:43 PM »
Generally viruses will need be executed, or the program they have corrupted will need be executed.  If you want to be absolutely certain, be sure to have anti-virus software that detects virus like activity in real time, not just one that does a periodic scan.  Safest way of course would be to wipe the drive completely clean, writing zeroes to it, but I do not know if that is feasible for you.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010, 04:25:19 PM »
Some of the stuff on it is nostalgia.

I got AVG Free, think it will do?

Easiest would be if NWN can be installed and work properly on Win 7. Can it?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 02:00:00 PM »
So I ended up installing NWN, now I sit here missing CEP Files to get onto the server and the built in updater do not work. How do I fix this?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 02:26:26 PM »
So I ended up installing NWN, now I sit here missing CEP Files to get onto the server and the built in updater do not work. How do I fix this?

the updater is not allowed to automaticly update.
basicly even if there is only one user-type made and that type is made into an administrator, without further settings changes you will have to manually do every updateing,
and modifications on your nwn. first when you try to run the updater, dont just double click it, but right click and try run as administrator, sometimes that works...if it is not working open the task manager, and try to run it manuall from there using there on the menu bar FILE and there either Run or NEW TASK [sorry not english win 7]
than find the CEP file there...it should work this way...if not, i will think on it a bit more....
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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 02:54:27 PM »
I tried to run it manually. Did not work.

Adminstrator running it do not work either.

Is there a way to get these files manually?
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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 06:23:17 PM »
Testing NWN, it sounds like  the computer is going to explode in a inferno.  :shock:

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 05:17:05 AM »
so anyone feel like sending me the files I miss?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 04:58:50 AM »
I presume not the, thank you.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 07:47:41 AM »
What files are you missing specifically?

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2011, 05:47:43 AM »
Hi Acid :)

Seems to be big a bunch

Cep2_core0.hak All of the corehaks from 0-6
Cep2_custom
Cep2_crp
Cep2_add_door
Cep2_top_v23

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2011, 10:41:27 PM »
Hi Acid :)

Seems to be big a bunch

Cep2_core0.hak All of the corehaks from 0-6
Cep2_custom
Cep2_crp
Cep2_add_door
Cep2_top_v23

What you want is the extractable called CEP_23_Full_C. It is 737mb in size. You will need WinRAR or similiar extracting program.

You can find this file here. The last file listed on that page.

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Re: Win 7, NWN and external harddrive?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 06:18:43 AM »
Thanks Zealot :) You're a saviour.