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There is quite a lot of guides on this forum and elsewhere on how to make the native client provided by Bioware work on modern linux systems. In this post I want to centralize what I learned trying to make the game work on my laptop running Archlinux. Maybe it woud be useful to others to make it a sticky ?
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So, how do I play Neverwinter Nights on Linux?

Depending on your distribution, you have several options:

Ubuntu/Debian/Mint

I recomment using the scripts provided by the fine folks at dotslashplay.it: http://wiki.dotslashplay.it/en/games/neverwinter-nights

Archlinux

There is an AUR package that I just updated to make it work with the newest installer: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nwn-gog/

You will need to provide the GOG installer files, of course.

What if I don't use Ubuntu or Arch?

I wrote a guide that aim to be as distribution-agnostic as possible. You can find it here: https://gist.github.com/ubervison/1fa64659975ab37c0afca0bedaf5ad2d

I used information from these websites:

https://linuxgamecast.com/2015/11/l-g-c-how-to-installing-neverwinter-nights-linux-native/
https://robotbutler.org/article/13

As well as the original and outdated AUR package.

You can also use the Lutris platform, which supports the GOG version of Neverwinter Nights.

Other posts and resources on GOG about the linux client:

Ganni1987 created a patch of the native client for linux systems: Modern patch for Neverwinter Nights native Linux version
vv221 on the dotslashplay.it scripts: Install Neverwinter Nights on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint/etc.
Post edited June 19, 2017 by linuxvangog
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vaalc4r: There is quite a lot of guides on this forum and elsewhere on how to make the native client provided by Bioware work on modern linux systems. In this post I want to centralize what I learned trying to make the game work on my laptop running Archlinux. Maybe it woud be useful to others to make it a sticky ?
---------------------------------------

So, how do I play Neverwinter Nights on Linux?

Depending on your distribution, you have several options:

Ubuntu/Debian/Mint

I recomment using the scripts provided by the fine folks at dotslashplay.it: http://wiki.dotslashplay.it/en/games/neverwinter-nights

Archlinux

There is an AUR package that I just updated to make it work with the newest installer: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nwn-gog/

You will need to provide the GOG installer files, of course.

What if I don't use Ubuntu or Arch?

I wrote a guide that aim to be as distribution-agnostic as possible. You can find it here: https://gist.github.com/ubervison/1fa64659975ab37c0afca0bedaf5ad2d

I used information from these websites:

https://linuxgamecast.com/2015/11/l-g-c-how-to-installing-neverwinter-nights-linux-native/
https://robotbutler.org/article/13

As well as the original and outdated AUR package.

You can also use the Lutris platform, which supports the GOG version of Neverwinter Nights.

Other posts and resources on GOG about the linux client:

Ganni1987 created a patch of the native client for linux systems: Modern patch for Neverwinter Nights native Linux version
vv221 on the dotslashplay.it scripts: Install Neverwinter Nights on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint/etc.
I was successful in trying to use this script and generating a DEB package for my Debian 8 64bit in the past (though the game was 32bits, it worked perfectly) ... while trying to use the same DEB package, now in Debian 9 64bit, the game install, but it does not work, it caused an error in the MPV player ... I came back to this site and re-made each step, compiling each new and updated file and to my surprise, again it worked. I wonder why GOG.com no longer produces the installation packages for this game for Linux, only for Windows ... could not you highlight at least one source for other users to use? Example: say that their support would temporarily be suspended but the interested user could follow this step by step to perform the installation?
Post edited February 04, 2018 by mbmartinuzzo