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Windows 7: Neverwinter Nights 2 issues

31 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 BETA x64

Dammit... I'm starting to go crazy here...
I've even resorted to cracking the game! It's a legit copy, but hey I'll try just about anything right now.
So anyway, using cracked exe-files didn't help. It was rather funny though because it did work like usual, with the exception of one NPC doing all these crazy gestures and suddenly flying up and down in the air before he approached my character.

Anyway... I also tried making a virtual copy of disc, but that wouldn't work when I mounted it with PowerISO at least. And that's the only virtual drive program that's worked for me so far.

I've tried running as administrator both with and without compatibility mode (both XP and Vista), and with and without disabling visual themes.
It just won't work!

The only way it does work that I have heard of is if you install the original game, then you install the Storm of Zehir expansion. If you don't patch the game it will allegedly work. The problem is... I don't have Storm of Zehir.

If anyone knows any other way I could get it running, I'd appreciate it.
I've seen some stuff about deleting registry files, perhaps that could help?

Obviously Windows 7 is still in beta so I didn't expect it to go smooth. But for the most part it's worked much better than I thought.

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04 Feb 2009   #12

Windows 7 BETA x64

Okay so I got a hold on both expansions, and tried first by installing the original game, then see if that would run. As usual, it ran for a few minutes before freezing.
Then I installed MotB, tried playing it, but with the same results.
Then I installed SoZ, but that didn't resolve the issue either.
So finally I updated with the live updating program, but still the game would freeze after only a few minutes played.

I've heard one person say that he had these problems, but he got it working after reinstalling Windows 7 and then updating the iKernel the first thing he did.
Anyone who knows why you'd want to do that? And how would you do that?
He then installed the original NWN 2 and MotB only, without updating. But since I've tried that myself with no success, the only thing left to do for me is to reinstall Windows 7, and perhaps update this iKernel thing?

So the only question I have is how would I update it iKernel?
From what I know it's the Installshield Engine, but I can't say I know exactly what it does. So if you'd happen to know I'd be thankful if you told me.

// Rickard
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10 Mar 2009   #13

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM (I pre-ordered 2 copies)

I've got the same problem! I even rebooted, applied the patch for windows 7 that fixes .msi installations, and installed Storm of Zehir before updating, and it STILL doesn't work! Did you get it to work? I think it's a problem with recognizing dx9, I think dx11 has some compatibility problems right now. I've gotten a lot of applications to work just by installing dx9, of course, this is not perfect and a lot of the time, it makes the program have graphical glitches! Please help out!
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21 Mar 2009   #14

W7 x64 build 7068

I can't even get the game to run in build 7057 (x64). Starting it makes the screen go black like it's loading in, but then nothing happens. If I tab out, the following error messages pop up:

Unable to detect a video card with hardware 3D acceleration. Neverwinter Nights 2 requires a video card that supports then please make sure that it's enabled.
Hardware 3D acceleration appears to be disabled. If your video card supports hardware 3D acceleration, then please make sure that it's enabled.
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21 Mar 2009   #15

Win7 7057

I get the exact same problem as Bargle... Also running 7057 (x64) =(

Is there anyway to trick the game into not trying to detect a 3D card? I have a feeling things may just work if I get past the error messages.
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24 Mar 2009   #16

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM (I pre-ordered 2 copies)

Yeah, well I've just decided to use XP and wait until Windows 7 actually comes out. Hopefully then, they will be finished with DX11. I also had this problem a while ago with Halo 1, but eventually it just stopped happening, I think I turned on Compatibility mode for XP, but I dont' know.
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27 Mar 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Interesting, I played Neverwinter Nights 2 flawlesslyon Build 7000 x86 but haven't installed it yet on Build 7057 x64. I'll do so in a few minutes and see if I can get it to work.
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27 Mar 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I just installed it, and got the same error you posted about ERROR_DX_INSTALL. I am guessing because of the error the game won't run but I haven't tried that yet and will do so shortly.
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27 Mar 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I get this message when booting it, haven't tried rebooting the PC yet or booting the program again, just got this on my first attempt.

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27 Mar 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm officially clueless. Tried everything I could think of, it never freezes for me, but always pops up with that same warning. I'm unsure though if the issue is with Build 7057 or with all x64 Builds of windows 7 as the Windows 7 Build I had it running on before was 7000 x86.
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