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JUST WANTED TO ASK IF ANYONE LATELY CANT GET THIS TO RUN....YES IVE TRIED EVERYTHING FROM RUNNING AS ADMIN TO TURNING DOWN UAC AND REDOWNLOADING THROUGH GOG DOWNLOADER AND BY HAND...TRIED EVERY SERVICE PACK UNDER PROPERTIES...TRIED EVERY FILE.EXE IN FOLDER AND NOT THE NWMAIN BUT JUST THE NWN FILE I GET THE OPTION AND MUSIC TO PLAY AND CLICK ON PLAY IT GOES TO THE LITTLE BLACK SCREEN WITH AN EYE AND THEN NOTHING..DONT UNDERSTAND IT IM RUNNING WINDOWS 7 64 AND NEVER FOUND A GAME I COULD NOT GET RUNNING SO IM ASSUMING GOGS GAME IS CORRUPT SOMEHOW OR JUST POORLY PUT TOGETHER....WAS AND IS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I EVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS SITE.....THANKS FOR READING MY RANT AND IF ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE REPLY.. THANKS
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hellmonster67: JUST WANTED TO ASK IF ANYONE LATELY CANT GET THIS TO RUN....YES IVE TRIED EVERYTHING FROM RUNNING AS ADMIN TO TURNING DOWN UAC AND REDOWNLOADING THROUGH GOG DOWNLOADER AND BY HAND...TRIED EVERY SERVICE PACK UNDER PROPERTIES...TRIED EVERY FILE.EXE IN FOLDER AND NOT THE NWMAIN BUT JUST THE NWN FILE I GET THE OPTION AND MUSIC TO PLAY AND CLICK ON PLAY IT GOES TO THE LITTLE BLACK SCREEN WITH AN EYE AND THEN NOTHING..DONT UNDERSTAND IT IM RUNNING WINDOWS 7 64 AND NEVER FOUND A GAME I COULD NOT GET RUNNING SO IM ASSUMING GOGS GAME IS CORRUPT SOMEHOW OR JUST POORLY PUT TOGETHER....WAS AND IS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I EVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS SITE.....THANKS FOR READING MY RANT AND IF ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE REPLY.. THANKS
THE GAME DEFINITELY WORKS FOR WINDOWS 7. IT COULD BE AN ISSUE WITH YOUR VIDEO CARD. MAKE SURE YOUR VIDEO CARD IS UP TO DATE. BE SURE TO RUN NWNMAIN.EXE (I THINK THAT'S THE FILE -- WHATEVER ONE DOESN'T OPEN THE INTRO SCREEN WITH THE BUTTONS FOR PLAY AND TOOLET AND SO FORTH). YOU MAY WANT TO TURN ALL OF YOUR SETTINGS DOWN. AND ITS POSSIBLE THERE COULD EVEN BE AN AUDIO PROBLEM. SO JUST TURN OFF EVERYTHING AND SEE IF IT GETS RUNNING. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RUN IT WITH UAC AT NORMAL AND RUNNING NWNMAIN.EXE IN ADMIN MODE. OH, YOU MAY NEED TO SET IT TO WINDOWS XP SP 3 UNDER COMPATIBILITY. GOG OFFERS GREAT GAMES AT GREAT PRICES WITH NO DRM. I HOPE YOU'LL CONSIDER USING THE SITE IN THE FUTURE. THERE'S LOTS OF GREAT GAMES YOU CAN GET HERE. I'D PERSONALLY RECOMMEND BALDUR'S GATE SERIES IF YOU LIKE THE DND GAMES. THANKS.
You said you run the game as Administrator, but did you run the installation setup file as Administrator?
You might also try turning off your antivirus software while you install it.
And don't install in C:\ProgramFiles(x86)........
There is a correct way to ask for help, and an incorrect way to ask for help.

Firstly, the forums do contain helpful information and there are many who will help with these kinds of problems, but it is highly recommended that you send in a support request to GOG support. After all, you made your purchase from GOG, so they provide support for getting it to run for you.

Secondly, posting on forums in full caps is considered to be the equivalent of shouting and/or angry. Neither of these is a good way to attract help from others who might help you.

And lastly, with the accusations of GOG's installer being corrupt (which it clearly isn't as there are many users who have NWN1 running it fine on Win7 x64 as evident from various forum posts - there is the possibility that your download is corrupt though, but there are ways of checking whether or not that is the case) and coming out with statements like "IS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I EVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS SITE", it just comes across as very much like a child's tantrum, which again may put others off from helping, and indeed some users will deem it pointless to try to help you. But of course, it is your choice whether or not you continue to purchase games from GOG.com, but you'll miss some absolute gems of games if you don't.

As this is your first purchase and with you being a new user, I'll put the above down to inexperience and will offer some advice. I can't make any guarantees that these suggestions will work as all computers are different what with different hardware and different software, so what works for one person may not work for another, but it is worth trying anyway.

So, looking for possible solutions; well, you've tried running the game as admin, but did you install it by running the installer as admin? And avoid Program Files (x86) as some older games just don't get on well with it - partly UAC and partly DEP being the causes as old games were never written to handle these newer security measures, so installing into an unprotected folder can solve some issues. Also, as is mentioned in a few of the forum questions, some users have to run the game from the NWNMAIN.exe which is the one exe you said you didn't run (I don't know why chose not to use it). And as Tallima said, you may need to run as admin or try different compatibility modes on the NWNMAIN.exe to get it working correctly.
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korell: Secondly, posting on forums in full caps is considered to be the equivalent of shouting and/or angry. Neither of these is a good way to attract help from others who might help you.
I recently learned that lots of older people type in all caps so that they can read the text better.
LOL YES I AM OLDER AND CAPS HELP ME READ BETTER. IM NOT YELLING LOL....YES I INSTALLED AS ADMIN AND YES I TRIED USING THE NWNMAIN.EXE FILE OF COURSE FROM THE FOLDER AND NOT THE SHORTCUT...ALL I WAS SAYING WAS ABOUT THE NWN.EXE FILE IS WHERE I GOT THE MOST RESULTS...I ALSO DISABLED MY ANTI-VIRUS AND DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE THIS RUN.....JUST BURNS ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE GOT THIS RUNNING AND THERES GOT TO BE SOMETHING ON THIS MACHINE THATS STOPPPING ME FROM LAUNCHING...HELL I DONT KNOW...I EMAILED TECH SUPPORT BUT NO ANSWER YET...I DO APPRECIATE EVERYONES FEEDBACK...MAYBE SOMEONE WILLL HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE ANSWER AND THANKS AGAIN......TO BE HONEST I SHOULD PROBABLY JUST GET THE ORIGINAL DISCS AND INSTALL WITH PATCH... I KNOW I CAN DO THAT FOR SURE BUT JUST WANTED AN EASY WAY OUT THIS TIME BUT IT DIDNT WORK THAT WAY ... OH WELL

OH YEAH AND WHEN DRINKING LOTS OF BEER MAKES IT EASIER TO READ CAPS....:)

SORRY AND TO OLNORTON ... NO I NEVER INSTALL ANY GAMES INTO THE PROGRAMX86 FILE DIRECTORY...JUST BECAUSE TO KEEP BETTER TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE ON CERTAIN PLATFORMS
Post edited March 06, 2013 by hellmonster67
It makes it harder for most other people to read. If you have a hard time reading, use your browser to increase your font size display (usually Ctrl-+ or Ctrl-scrollwheel).
On systems with AMD/ATI cards you need to disable Catalyst A.I which makes the game crash at launch.
Ok so first i wont type in caps to offend anyone...and Ill double space to its easy to read...

Second I just borrowed a hard caopy froma friend and guess what?

Starts right up and runs fine....even without that 1.69 patch or whatever

played about 4 hours and no crashes or bugs found.....

I just love the responses from customer service.....run as admin....update graphics driver( which is up to date)

I keep asking for refund and they wont have it...LOL never again will I waste my time or money on GOG.com

Im glad most of you have your games working but this is BS....

Ive gotton any game you can think of off anyplatform from atari to PS! to run off my cpu and this is the only one that doesnt...hmmmmmm I wonder what it could be??????

Yes, time to share the news on google and hopefully noone else will get ripped off here...

no need to reply to this because I will never log onto this site again......

happy gaming everyone!!
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hellmonster67: Ive gotton any game you can think of off anyplatform from atari to PS! to run off my cpu and this is the only one that doesnt...hmmmmmm I wonder what it could be??????

Yes, time to share the news on google and hopefully noone else will get ripped off here...

no need to reply to this because I will never log onto this site again......

happy gaming everyone!!
Er...happy gaming to you, too, then.
Well, I gave hellmonster67 the benefit of the doubt as they were new, but it seems my initial suspicions were indeed correct. Not sure I can really believe anything they said as the attitude displayed here does not fit that of an older person, and instead it appears quite childish because of the unnecessarily abrasive comments made against GOG, and saying that they are ripping people off.

Clearly the terms and conditions of usage of GOG.com were ignored too what with insisting for a refund. Once you download a game from GOG.com you don't get a refund. Mainly because the games are DRM free so once you have a copy downloaded you may say it doesn't work or that you've deleted it but nobody can tell, therefore giving a refund is just not possible.

Oh, and seriously, thinking that their comments on Google will be a threat to GOG.com?

Notice that we've never been given hellmonster67's system specs, and if GOG support weren't given the specs either then the advice given is all they can be expected to give, update drivers, run as admin, etc.

Also that they say they installed the retail disc version without installing the 1.69 patch (I think Kingmaker only takes it up to 1.66 but I might be wrong). As GOGs version is fully patched they therefore didn't do a like for like comparison between the retail and GOG versions. So who is to say it isn't something about the 1.69 patch that causes the issue that was experienced?

It would be interesting to find out from GOG support whether they did actually raise a support request to them. And if they did, and the request was made with the same attitude as displayed here, well, there's just no helping some people.
Bypass the launcher. Run the game from the root directory. The game client is called nwn.exe.
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Syniurge: On systems with AMD/ATI cards you need to disable Catalyst A.I which makes the game crash at launch.
I know I'm not the OP, but thanks for this. I was having crashing issues and this worked. :)
I FEEL YOU BRO, I JUST WASTED ABOUT AN HOUR OF MY TIME TRACKING DOWN AND FIXING THE BUG, BUT THERE IS HELP1111

1) DOWNLOAD AMD(ATI) CATALYST 12.1 (VERSIONS ABOVE AND BELOW MIGHT NOT WORK)
2) EXTRACT THE EXE FILE USING 7-ZIP OR SOME OTHER EXTRACTION UTILITY THAT WON'T WHINE WHEN YOU THROW EXE FILES AT IT
3)LOCATE A FILE NAMED "atioglxx.dl_" IN "$_OUTDIR\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF\" IN YOUR EXTRACTION PATH
4)EXTRACT THIS FILE JUST LIKE YOU DID WITH THE INSTALLER, YOU'LL END UP WITH A FILE NAMED "atioglxx.dll"
5)COPY THAT FILE TO WHERE THE "NWNMAIN.EXE" OF YOUR INSTALLATION RESIDES

SORRY THAT I DIDN'T CAPITALIZE ALL FILE NAMES AND PATHS, BUT I'M KINDA LAZY SOMETIMES AND THOSE @#e%$@@3#^&!@^&#^ FILESYSTEM ENGINEERS STILL GET THAT OUR DOCTRINE IS SUPERIOR AND EVERYTHING BUT CAPS SHOULD BE THROWN OUT OF THE COMPUTING WORLD ALTOGETHER

HOPE I HELPED, BAI
I have had the same Probleme like hellmonster67.I've fixed it running the Game in compatibility mode win xp sp3 and it works fine.Found this hint on this page pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights.

My system Win 7 64 bit and latest AMD/Ati Driver 13.1

The atioglxx.dll i have tried too but didn't work for me.


Greetings