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Updated 30th Oct 2011.
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NWN has been going a long long time and there is a huge knowledge base of articles and dedicated fans at the two (One now, but hopefully only a temprary thing) nwn Bioware site[s], NWNWiki, NWVault and the bioware guilds. I thought I could share a few of the more important links with everyone here at GOG. :)

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Bioware NWN legacy forums are currently closed after a hacking attempt. Apparently they are still being worked on and hopefully they will be back in the future as there is a ton of information there. In the meantime, you can find an archive here. However the NWN community has new forums populated by many knowledgeable players, custom content creators, module builders and PW admins at the new bioware site tho. Bioware Soical Site:NWN

The hacked server was also the Master server so when going online you will see a error message about authentication. Don't worry about it. Let the message pass and continue as normal. :)

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Potential server hosts who wish to know more about how to protect your players while the master server is down should go tp Securing Your Server Without Master Server Authentication

.........................

A new community site is underway with lots of useful info for players and builders alike.

.......................

NWNwiki has the most accurate information about the mechanics of the game and is maintained by a core group of dedicated fans so the info remains accurate. NWN wiki

This thread lists a wide variety of links to favourite overrides, console commands, useful tools and trciks and knowledge as suggested by the community. Many of these dramatically improve the appearance or graphics of the game so are well worth trying out. DO try some of these out! Add ons and tips from the NWN community (See what your fellow GOG players have to say about a few of them here

This guide, recently updated to include the GOG release, is tested and retested guide to installation. (The advice is relevant for Vista too, but the thread title is pretty long anyway now so I missed that bit out :) Guide to installing NWN1 for Win7 . The guide has been updated to include patch links to correct corrupt installs.

This guild offers discussion, advice and pre-built characters (with a power aspect) for lvl40, 30, 20 or anything you want really.They have also moved to NEW FORUMS with no game key registration required. Epic character builders guild

Search engine for character builds NWN Character Build Search and also at NWN Character Build Search. I believe the 2nd link has a larger database of builds at this time.

NWVault hosts over 4000 modules made by the community as well as thousands upon thousands of modifications, custom content, script changes... anything and everything basically.

NWVault front page

Modules that won Reviewer Awards

Links to all reviews by the NWVault Reviewers Guild

Hall of Fame modules

Top rated modules

The Academy for Modding Excellence gives out Oscar style awards for the best of the best. AME

Neverwinter connections is a fantastic matchmaking service for DMs and players to find each other for some DM led adventuring.

I hope you guys and girls find some of these useful.

have fun :)

p.s. Keep reading! Some great people here have posted other very useful links in this thread. :)
Post edited October 30, 2011 by shia_luck
Nice collection there Shia.

I'd like to add my own post to this. Actually some of the links are the same...but I have some links and explanations geared more towards multiplayer and playing the game online as well:

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/neverwinter_nights_diamond/how_to_play_neverwinter_nights_online_and_in_general/post1
Ooops! Just realised I missed out Neverwinter connections which is a matchmaking service to get players and DMs together to play DM led games, which are a LOT of fun.

Have fun :)
very nice, the game needs a lot reading of various guides if it was to be played properly, the character guides would help out a lot
The CEP
... which is required by many user created modules.

Can be a bit overwhelming though, especially when trying to make modules work that require an older version of CEP. I managed after a bit of fumbling, but can't guide anyone else through the process.

If someone can simplify the process, this would be appreciated.
I didn't include the CEP link because it is in one sense, just another hakpak to download from NWVault in order to play the community module that requires it. Of course, it is a;so very popular and widely used and CEP2.x does have some unusual features like the autoupdate (which I personally don't bother using).

Basically, there's two versions. 1.x and 2.x. Both can be installed without interfering with each other. It's not a patch, simply a hak, so just download according to the instructions. One important thing is that you may not have a TLK folder yet and CEP and other haks have .tlk files. Just create the folder. :)

Building with it is more complicated, but the old bioware forums has a CEP section and the best forum on the new BSN to ask questions will be the custom content one.

Have fun :)
The CEP is more than just another hakpak. It's required for a really high percentage of modules and PWs. It belongs on this list.

A word of warning... as of version 2.3 CEP no longer supports the auto-updater.
Semi official IRC chat for NWN

Server: irc.nwn2source.net:6667

Channel: #nwn2cr


I know it says NWN2 there but NWN1 is definately also an ok topic here.

I use Mibbit to connect to the chat....which is a web/java aplet thingie...but you could also use a program like mIRC.

Good if you want a live chat with other NWN players and builders. Actually the discussion is usually quite technical but any topics as well as match making should be ok.


If you want to discuss this please use a separate thread.
Post edited May 06, 2011 by superfly2000
Project Q is cool hak pak for NWN. It changes and updates some parts of the game as well as letting builders choose from various extra stuff.

http://www.qnwn.net/

Like the CEP this is not a "patch" that automatically updates the game...but rather...tools for the builders to play with to create new and different looking worlds.

You do need to have the files in your NWN folder (in the correct subfolders therein) if you want to play on world that uses this hak-pak (which is why it is called a HAK *nerdgasm*).
Post edited May 20, 2011 by superfly2000
Multiplayer Module Lists
These are not my personal recommendations, but lists that were compiled by the NeverwinterConnections.com community over several years.

List of Multiplayer Modules that DO NOT require a DM:
Caereena-Krakona Rising
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=4045

Pool of Radiance
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1029451791444.shtml

Curse of the Azure Bonds (sequel to Pool of Radiance)
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1028093315573.shtml

Aielund Saga part I, II, III, & IV
http://www.lds.liquidannihilation.com/savant/act4.php
(Link directly to Savant's website where they can all be found, changed to Aielund Saga, since there are more than 3 parts now, not a trilogy anymore)

White Plume Mountain
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1029978046355.shtml

Claw Chronicles I
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1045123401139.shtml
Claw Chronicles II
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1066833849405.shtml

Adam Miller's Shadowlords, Dreamcatcher, and Demon campaigns
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=modules.detail&id=4273

Sunless Citadel 3rd Addition
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1036050934637.shtml

Forge of Fury 3rd addition
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1044844735329.shtml

Citadel of Blood I
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1035498395185.shtml
Citadel of Blood II
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1036789359076.shtml
Citadel of Blood III
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1040333028105.shtml

Gates of Firestorm Peak
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1053120697578.shtml

Tomb of Horrors
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1084483376000.shtml

Pharoah
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1075308169812.shtml

The Hunted
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1093296375000.shtml

Enoa4's Hythum
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1104331367000.shtml

Vethboro Dragon
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1030423205864.shtml

DL-16 Daargard Keep
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=4006

Quick and the Dead
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=3845

An Ancient Heart
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=modules.Detail&id=3701
An Ancient Heart II
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=modules.Detail&id=3750

List of DM Friendly Modules:
DM Friendly One Shot Modules
Carlo One, Desperate Measures
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1072616930088.shtml

Demetrious, To the Aid of Riverside
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1048787312880.shtml

Dungajin, Alcohol Anonymous
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1067817297765.shtml

Dungajin, Labyrinth of the Goblin King
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1078095403000.shtml

Kad, NWTavern - Maelstrom Multiplayer: Ferryport Raiders
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1045599598600.shtml

Lazybones, Shrine of the Eth'barat
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1083111752000.shtml

Lazybones, Tome of Secrets
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1066783329545.shtml

Jason Robinson, The Vethboro Dragon
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1030423205864.shtml

TOJTS, A Mad Story
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1056991145531.shtml

TOJTS, Desert Blade
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1074903878765.shtml

Ghool, Tomb of Horrors
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1084483376000.shtml

Forrestwolf, Firefly: The Hero of Canton, go to:
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1080769905000.shtml

Forrestwolf, C1: Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1085457691000.shtml

DM Friendly Campaign Modules
Lazybones, The Crossroads
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1035828522754.shtml

Lazybones, Drums of War
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1049931202449.shtml

Lazybones, Paths of Shadow
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1059092239795.shtml

Lazybones, Shades of Moonshae
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1059093107014.shtml

Lazybones, Torgan?s Delve
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1046402796467.shtml

Oraweb with Modifications by Arawen, U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh DM Version
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1045273215765.shtml

Pnem with Modifications by Morte, BT1 (DMO) Bramblewood Keep
http://www.joel-benford.co.uk/nwn/bt_dmo/

Pnem with Modifications by Morte, BT2 (DMO) Bramblewood Reinforcements
http://www.joel-benford.co.uk/nwn/bt_dmo/

Pnem with Modifications by Morte, BT3F (DMO) Bramblewood Farewell
http://www.joel-benford.co.uk/nwn/bt_dmo/

RedR, Raven
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1036965009674.shtml

Quillmaster, Soul Keep
http://www.quillmaster.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Neverwinter.htm

Silromen, The Prophecy of Cairn Dell
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1074266294814.shtml

Silromen, Rebels of Cairn Dell
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1069638249501.shtml
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1084239818000.shtml

DM Friendly Team Combat (Arena Mods)
Carlo One, Faerun Survival Course
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1081087985000.shtml

Lazybones, Team Challenge
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1077846884000.shtml

Lazybones, Team Challenge: The Pyramid
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1061682268747.shtml
Post edited February 02, 2013 by urknighterrant
Scripted Modules with DM Guides
Baldecaran, Cave of Songs
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1051486786563.shtml

Stefan Gagne, Elegia Eternam DM Version
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1065902600360.shtml

Gilthonym, High Adventures with Baroness DeCallya
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1066213716796.shtml

Curtis Moondrake Miller, Pharaoh
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1075308169812.shtml

Bruce Nielson, The Light Reborn(2): Death Trap
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1036991742104.shtml

Bruce Nielson, The Light Reborn (3) - The Children
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1056417818335.shtml

Oraweb, U3: The Final Enemy
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1054692557375.shtml

DM Resources
Tutorials
The Neverwinter Connections Community Guide to Dungeon Mastering, by Lazybones
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/other/data/1066783952107.shtml

DMFI 101 Self Study
Carlo One has worked very hard on a pair of DMFI tutorial modules, one for NWN and one for NWN2, which explains the basic DMing process and the DMFI wands and widgets. These are a great way to introduce yourself to DMing and gain some first hand insight into the many possibilities of the DM client and DMFI wands.
DM 101 Self Study Module for NWN
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/modules/data/1103500450000.shtml
DM 101 Self Study Module for NWN2
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2ModulesEnglish.Detail&id=14972&id=296

DMFI tools (DM Friendly Initiative)
Known best for their DM widgets, the DMFI also have several tips on how to create and document modules, to make them usuable for DMs. No DM module can go without the DMFI widgets, which gives DMs access to a library of VFXs, SFXs, afflictions (poisons, diseases, blindness effects), expanded NPC and environmental control, etc.
NWN: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=scripts.Detail&id=3487
NWN2: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=nwn2scripts.detail&id=37

DMFI Certified Modules
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2ModulesEnglish.DMFM

Rest Toggle Widget
This tool gives a DM full control over the resting capabilities of the party. By Mogney
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/scripts/data/1050854717968.shtml

Dungeon Master Base Module
Dungajin produced a combination of the most popular and well used ruleset modifications used in DM?d multi-player gaming along with a colourful Adventure Staging Area. An excellent start for your new DM modules.
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Prefabs.Detail&id=198

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UPDATES!
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A lot of this information is quite dated. For updated info, and for info about the newly added NWN2 title, here are some other links:

DMFI Guild
http://social.bioware.com/group/2455/

Vault Lists
DM-Friendly Certified modules for NWN:
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.DMFM

DM Friendly Certified modules for NWN2:
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2ModulesEnglish.DMFM

The DMFI 101 (NWN) and DM 101 (NWN2) DM training mods can be found under their respective DM-Friendly lists.

Premium Modules
Since the master server was shut down these modules have become free to play. They will attempt to authenticate, but when they are unable to connect to the master server they will open anyway. Just be patient.
Kingmaker
http://content.bioware.com/neverwinternights/modules_premium/Kingmaker_Installer.exe
Shadowguard/Witch's Wake Demo
http://content.bioware.com/neverwinternights/modules_premium/ShadowGuardPlusWitchsWake_Installer.exe
Pirates of the Sword Coast
http://content.bioware.com/neverwinternights/modules_premium/PiratesOfTheSwordCoast_Installer.exe
Infinite Dungeons
http://files.bioware.com/neverwinternights/modules_premium/InfiniteDungeons_Installer.exe
Wyvern Crown of Cormyr
http://files.bioware.com/neverwinternights/modules_premium/WyvernCrown_Installer.exe

Darkness Over Daggerford
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=modules.detail&id=5122
This module was developed by Ossian (the guys who did MoW) as a premium mod, but Atari shot down the Premium store before it was finished. Ossian didn't want all their hard work to just disappear so they finished it anyway and released it as a free download on the vault.

If you have a GoG install you already have Kingmaker and ShadowGuard.

OTHER

Lilac Soul's Neverwinter Nights Script Generator has been updated for the first time in five years. The Krit has added a lot of 1.69 functions and significantly improved the applications treatment of variables...
http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Other.Detail&id=1502
Post edited February 08, 2013 by urknighterrant
I just updated some of the links in the top post as they had become outdated, and added one about securing your server (server hosts only) while the master server is down.

Have fun :)
Nice! Thanks Shia.
Post edited January 09, 2012 by urknighterrant
Gamespy Replacement Links

While I personally feel that the nwnserverlist (the first link) is better organized and looks better, both seem to function.
http://neverun.com/nwnserverlist/
http://www.nwnlist.com/
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shia_luck: Updated 30th Oct 2011.
New info is highlighted by a keyword (in bold) to help you see what has changed.

NWN has been going a long long time and there is a huge knowledge base of articles and dedicated fans at the two (One now, but hopefully only a temprary thing) nwn Bioware site[s], NWNWiki, NWVault and the bioware guilds. I thought I could share a few of the more important links with everyone here at GOG. :)

...................
Bioware NWN legacy forums are currently closed after a hacking attempt. Apparently they are still being worked on and hopefully they will be back in the future as there is a ton of information there. In the meantime, you can find an archive here. However the NWN community has new forums populated by many knowledgeable players, custom content creators, module builders and PW admins at the new bioware site tho. Bioware Soical Site:NWN
The hacked server was also the Master server so when going online you will see a error message about authentication. Don't worry about it. Let the message pass and continue as normal. :)

.......................

Potential server hosts who wish to know more about how to protect your players while the master server is down should go tp Securing Your Server Without Master Server Authentication
.........................

A new community site is underway with lots of useful info for players and builders alike.

.......................

NWNwiki has the most accurate information about the mechanics of the game and is maintained by a core group of dedicated fans so the info remains accurate. NWN wiki
This thread lists a wide variety of links to favourite overrides, console commands, useful tools and trciks and knowledge as suggested by the community. Many of these dramatically improve the appearance or graphics of the game so are well worth trying out. DO try some of these out! Add ons and tips from the NWN community (See what your fellow GOG players have to say about a few of them here
This guide, recently updated to include the GOG release, is tested and retested guide to installation. (The advice is relevant for Vista too, but the thread title is pretty long anyway now so I missed that bit out :) Guide to installing NWN1 for Win7 . The guide has been updated to include patch links to correct corrupt installs.

This guild offers discussion, advice and pre-built characters (with a power aspect) for lvl40, 30, 20 or anything you want really.They have also moved to NEW FORUMS with no game key registration required. Epic character builders guild
Search engine for character builds NWN Character Build Search and also at NWN Character Build Search. I believe the 2nd link has a larger database of builds at this time.

NWVault hosts over 4000 modules made by the community as well as thousands upon thousands of modifications, custom content, script changes... anything and everything basically.

NWVault front page
Modules that won Reviewer Awards
Links to all reviews by the NWVault Reviewers Guild
Hall of Fame modules
Top rated modules
The Academy for Modding Excellence gives out Oscar style awards for the best of the best. AME
Neverwinter connections is a fantastic matchmaking service for DMs and players to find each other for some DM led adventuring.

I hope you guys and girls find some of these useful.

have fun :)

p.s. Keep reading! Some great people here have posted other very useful links in this thread. :)
Don't forget the NWN2 Official Language Patches

http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2Articles.Detail&id=230
Post edited January 24, 2013 by SmartOne