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Cd key where art thou?
« on: August 22, 2011, 05:25:49 PM »
Hello,

As I have recently gotten a new laptop as my old one is broken, I had to install NWN on it. However I can not seem to find the file with the cd key on them, and I have searched on the cd itself through the explore option. If someone can assist me that would be great.

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 05:31:00 PM »
nwncdkey.ini

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nwn.ini

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 05:34:16 PM »
You won't find your CD keys on the disc itself, the discs are just cloned copies. You either need the nwncdkey.ini file from your old broken laptop (you could probably pull the hard drive out and put it in something like a USB 2.5" hdd enclosure? If you do this, make sure you get one with the right connector for your hard drive!) or your old manual with the keys in it (inside of the front page).
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 05:36:09 PM »
maybe it is my cd of nwn diamnod but I can't find that file; which is odd as I know that is how I got it on my old laptop. any ideas why I can't find it?

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 05:37:22 PM »
I think my Diamond CD had the keys inside the .pdf manual on the disc. I think.
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 05:40:27 PM »
Oh right, I forgot the laptop is properly broken. :lol:

Well, I'd suggest salvaging the harddisk if buying a new copy wasn't cheaper and easier to do.. :P

Yeah, might be in the pdf. For me, they were just printed in the cases under the CD.

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 05:40:43 PM »
hmm, no luck so far :( guess I might have to turn to gog to rebuy it. *sighs*

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 06:38:39 PM »
okay I bought it off of gog.com, now I have to wait for a cd key; anyone know how long it should take to receive it?

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 06:48:01 PM »
Less than a day from GOG. It's where I got it after I lost my original box and manual. Also, some people report some issues that involve you having to re-download something or download a fix to make some bugged textures/models go away for the GOG version. I didn't actually have to do that, so I don't know what it is, but keep in mind that you might run into that.
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 11:50:32 AM »
I have yet to recieve the files for the cd keys it seems :( *sighs* hopefully it comes soon.

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 02:10:29 PM »
I sent another request; hopefully it will arrive soon. 

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 07:37:56 PM »
Still no Cd Key >.> but now another issue has poped up. I can not start NWN. I click play, the loading screen comes up but before the intro movies start it auto closes itself. Any ideas?

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 07:47:57 PM »
Try making a Direct Connect shortcut. Are you using Vista or Windows 7?
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 07:50:47 PM »
Windows 7, though I do not think I can do direct connect at least not yet; as I did not recieve my cd key in the mail yet

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 08:08:57 PM »
Thought so. Make sure the shortcut uses nwnmain.exe, and make sure it also is running as administrator.
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 08:16:09 PM »
thanks that works.

Now if only my cd key would get here. Though with the main server being down do we really need a unique cd key? I believe we do but not sure 100%

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 08:20:36 PM »
Considering that PotM needs a CD key to tie to your character via a password, I'd personally wait till you get a unique key.
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 09:44:14 PM »
still no luck on my cd key *sighs*

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 02:07:00 AM »
Try also the compatibility with XP service pack 2
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 08:58:45 AM »
yay I got my cd key. though this is embaressing, I forgot my password for edmond >.>

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2011, 11:54:25 AM »
okay cd key issue resolved though another issue has popped up for me. that is that the textures are strange, ie trees have white splotches ontop of them.  IN addition to that I seem to have a supper massive amount of lag when running the game.

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2011, 01:23:14 PM »
Splotches? Wouldn't be snow, would it? Haha. Try turning down some of the graphics and disabling some of the graphic features.
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2011, 02:39:32 PM »
did not work my graphics are still screwed up, white everywhere, not sure what the issue might be.

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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2011, 02:42:24 PM »
Can you post a pic of this 'whiteness'?
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Re: Cd key where art thou?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2011, 03:00:29 PM »


hopefully that can help others figure out this annoying issue; I am also not sure where the lag is coming from either.