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JonathanWolfe198: [...]
Ideally, you would need only that dll file (but pay attention to error messages, something else might also be causing errors)

I uploaded file that worked on my brother's Dell notebook. Here's MediaFire link. Drop it to NWN folder.

Besides that, I can't really be much more of a help. Without ATI card, I cannot test myself which drivers work. Hopefully someone with one will step in.

Edit: After weekend, send ticket to GOG support. Their response time got better lately and they might have other ideas.
Post edited July 09, 2011 by Thiev
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JonathanWolfe198: [...]
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Thiev: Ideally, you would need only that dll file (but pay attention to error messages, something else might also be causing errors)

I uploaded file that worked on my brother's Dell notebook. Here's MediaFire link. Drop it to NWN folder.

Besides that, I can't really be much more of a help. Without ATI card, I cannot test myself which drivers work. Hopefully someone with one will step in.

Edit: After weekend, send ticket to GOG support. Their response time got better lately and they might have other ideas.
Well just tried it and something interesting is going on. The previous link for the atioglxx.dll file gave me version 6.14.10.5757while this one is 6.14.10.8202. The 8202 one stops the game from running at all, I just get an hourglass cursor for a moment and then nothing while the 5757 was the one that got me to the black screen. In any event thanks for the help and I will be pinging tech support come Monday to see if they have any ideas.
The atioglxx issue is an ongoing problem with any games that use opengl (including in my case steams version of Strangers Wrath and Penny Arcades Rainslick Ep 1 and 2) and ati cards.
Ati's qa team dont seem to try testing their drivers (looking at the steams forum for stranger wrath by the the oddworld rep's comments about ati).
There was a quite stable driver for the good ol' ati hd range (I am using an HD3650) for opengl I it was think 9.5 or 9.6.
Post edited July 11, 2011 by mcneil_1
Yep, I just tried to run NWN on my ATI 4670 card with WIn 7-64. It kept exiting out without running, and when I used the "configure" utility, it kept telling me I didn't have OpenGL drivers installed.

I tried switching back to AMD/ATI driver 10.1, and then driver 11.6. No difference either case.

When I switched to running NWN as administrator (right click --> properties --> compatibility --> run as administrator) it seemed to get a step farther before it crashed, so this seemed to be helpful.

Then I remembered that NWN had a fix that used to work, so I tried it. Basically you need to run the toolset and load a module, and for some reason it forces the load of a driver that allows the main game to run.

Here's the full thing that worked for me:

1) run as administrator (see above)
2) run the game and select "toolset"
(it may run minimized, check for icon at bottom of screen)
3) select file-->open--> then choose first file from list
4) click "open", then "yes"
5) click on the menu "build" then "test module"
the module should load and you should be able to see your character on screen
6) hit "escape" then "exit to main menu" then completely exit from program
7) make sure you are exited from the toolset (it may be minimized to an icon)
8) NWN should work properly now

Btw, I have it running fine using ATI driver 11.6, and it's still telling me I don't have OpenGL drivers in the configure thingey. So it doesn't seem related to which ATI driver or OpenGL driver you are using.
Post edited July 24, 2011 by Thrillseeker
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Thrillseeker: Yep, I just tried to run NWN on my ATI 4670 card with WIn 7-64. It kept exiting out without running, and when I used the "configure" utility, it kept telling me I didn't have OpenGL drivers installed.

I tried switching back to AMD/ATI driver 10.1, and then driver 11.6. No difference either case.

When I switched to running NWN as administrator (right click --> properties --> compatibility --> run as administrator) it seemed to get a step farther before it crashed, so this seemed to be helpful.

Then I remembered that NWN had a fix that used to work, so I tried it. Basically you need to run the toolset and load a module, and for some reason it forces the load of a driver that allows the main game to run.

Here's the full thing that worked for me:

1) run as administrator (see above)
2) run the game and select "toolset"
(it may run minimized, check for icon at bottom of screen)
3) select file-->open--> then choose first file from list
4) click "open", then "yes"
5) click on the menu "build" then "test module"
the module should load and you should be able to see your character on screen
6) hit "escape" then "exit to main menu" then completely exit from program
7) make sure you are exited from the toolset (it may be minimized to an icon)
8) NWN should work properly now

Btw, I have it running fine using ATI driver 11.6, and it's still telling me I don't have OpenGL drivers in the configure thingey. So it doesn't seem related to which ATI driver or OpenGL driver you are using.
THANK YOU! After I got a chance to do a clean install of NWN and tried this method everything works great.
Yeah, not quite sure why it works. It used to work on my old Nvidia card also, so it has nothing to do with standard video card drivers or the brand of video card.
Yea I'm getting the same, I had Windows 7 but my hard drive died and I had to downgrade to vista. I've even disabled the intro vids don't know what the problem is.
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Thrillseeker: Yep, I just tried to run NWN on my ATI 4670 card with WIn 7-64. It kept exiting out without running, and when I used the "configure" utility, it kept telling me I didn't have OpenGL drivers installed.

I tried switching back to AMD/ATI driver 10.1, and then driver 11.6. No difference either case.

When I switched to running NWN as administrator (right click --> properties --> compatibility --> run as administrator) it seemed to get a step farther before it crashed, so this seemed to be helpful.

Then I remembered that NWN had a fix that used to work, so I tried it. Basically you need to run the toolset and load a module, and for some reason it forces the load of a driver that allows the main game to run.

Here's the full thing that worked for me:

1) run as administrator (see above)
2) run the game and select "toolset"
(it may run minimized, check for icon at bottom of screen)
3) select file-->open--> then choose first file from list
4) click "open", then "yes"
5) click on the menu "build" then "test module"
the module should load and you should be able to see your character on screen
6) hit "escape" then "exit to main menu" then completely exit from program
7) make sure you are exited from the toolset (it may be minimized to an icon)
8) NWN should work properly now

Btw, I have it running fine using ATI driver 11.6, and it's still telling me I don't have OpenGL drivers in the configure thingey. So it doesn't seem related to which ATI driver or OpenGL driver you are using.
Tried this. Got:

AppName: nwmain.exe AppVer: 1.6.9.0 ModName: atioglxx.dll
ModVer: 6.14.10.11733 Offset: 00f2167a

I really just want to play this game again.
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JonathanWolfe198: [...]
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Thiev: OpenGL error then. I don't have ATI card myself, I won't be able to replicate it.

A long stretch, but grab file from here, unpack it to NWN directory and try running game again.
(and disable Catalyst AI, if it's still possible with that drivers)
This did it for me! thanks man
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Thrillseeker: Yep, I just tried to run NWN on my ATI 4670 card with WIn 7-64. It kept exiting out without running, and when I used the "configure" utility, it kept telling me I didn't have OpenGL drivers installed.

I tried switching back to AMD/ATI driver 10.1, and then driver 11.6. No difference either case.

When I switched to running NWN as administrator (right click --> properties --> compatibility --> run as administrator) it seemed to get a step farther before it crashed, so this seemed to be helpful.

Then I remembered that NWN had a fix that used to work, so I tried it. Basically you need to run the toolset and load a module, and for some reason it forces the load of a driver that allows the main game to run.

Here's the full thing that worked for me:

1) run as administrator (see above)
2) run the game and select "toolset"
(it may run minimized, check for icon at bottom of screen)
3) select file-->open--> then choose first file from list
4) click "open", then "yes"
5) click on the menu "build" then "test module"
the module should load and you should be able to see your character on screen
6) hit "escape" then "exit to main menu" then completely exit from program
7) make sure you are exited from the toolset (it may be minimized to an icon)
8) NWN should work properly now

Btw, I have it running fine using ATI driver 11.6, and it's still telling me I don't have OpenGL drivers in the configure thingey. So it doesn't seem related to which ATI driver or OpenGL driver you are using.
I don't know how the hell you figured out that sequence....but I'm GLAD you did!!!

Worked for me,

Thanks Thrillseeker!
My video card is AMD Raedon HD 6870
My operating system is windows XP
I installed the game, and running it normally without any other files it crashes as soon as the screen goes black, with the installed file given on the first page it gives me black screen and it's impossible to click a button and go through. When I tried Thrillseeker's method, it gave me this message:
Could not create 3d preview window. Please check that you are running the latest drivers for your video card. This program will now exit
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I've used the AMD autodetect tool and i've got the latest drivers for my video card, i'm at loss of what to try.
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Theadoringfan: My video card is AMD Raedon HD 6870
My operating system is windows XP
I installed the game, and running it normally without any other files it crashes as soon as the screen goes black, with the installed file given on the first page it gives me black screen and it's impossible to click a button and go through.
Try this one. It's from the oldest drivers for your card and OS.
Windows XP
Ati HD 5670

Installed the DirectX version from the support page.
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JonathanWolfe198: [...]
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Thiev: OpenGL error then. I don't have ATI card myself, I won't be able to replicate it.

A long stretch, but grab file from here, unpack it to NWN directory and try running game again.
(and disable Catalyst AI, if it's still possible with that drivers)
OH HEY, IT WO... oops, the menu never shows up.

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Thrillseeker: Then I remembered that NWN had a fix that used to work, so I tried it. Basically you need to run the toolset and load a module, and for some reason it forces the load of a driver that allows the main game to run.

Here's the full thing that worked for me:

1) run as administrator (see above)
2) run the game and select "toolset"
....
Crashes on exit. Does not resolve problem.

I'm going to cry. :(

Critical rebuild patch: Crash
SafeMovie=1: Crash
Fullscreen=0: Crash
+Testbuild "123456" shortcut: Crash
Windows 98 compatability (hey, it worked for another guy): Crash
DisableSounds=1: Crash
Trying old atioglxx.dll versions: I clearly have no idea what I'm doing. Oh sure, expand the file. Nothing nothing nothing, system crash, system crash. I think I preferred when it did nothing.

DON'T THINK YOU'VE WON, NEVERWINTER NIGHTS! I'M TAKING A BREAK!

HAHA, I WAS LYING, SNEAK ATTACK
Uninstall 12-6, install 12-3: Crash
Uninstall 12-3, install 9-12: VICTORY WHO IS YOUR DADDY, NEVERWINTER NIGHTS, WHO
IS
YOUR
DADDY

After 2 hours of constant combat, a glass of wine, what is that, like a liter of tea? and holy crap that's a lot of starburst wrappers, our intrepid hero has slain the evil overlord of compatibility. The peasants are free to roll Wizards and slay Dragons. However, in the neighboring kingdom...
Post edited September 08, 2012 by Taleroth
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Theadoringfan: My video card is AMD Raedon HD 6870
My operating system is windows XP
I installed the game, and running it normally without any other files it crashes as soon as the screen goes black, with the installed file given on the first page it gives me black screen and it's impossible to click a button and go through.
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Thiev: Try this one. It's from the oldest drivers for your card and OS.
Unfortunately I've tried every possible solution in this thread and not a single one of them has worked. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 graphics card, Windows 7 Home Premium Dell computer.
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Thiev: Try this one. It's from the oldest drivers for your card and OS.
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thelovebat: Unfortunately I've tried every possible solution in this thread and not a single one of them has worked. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 graphics card, Windows 7 Home Premium Dell computer.
Have you seen the thread below or the Ultimate Link List Sticky that has the Win 7 install guide?

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/neverwinter_nights_diamond/campaign_videos_cutscenes_not_playing_right/page1

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/187/index/3341490

I have Win 7 and I had to install it to C:\ Neverwinter Nights, copy in the updated bnk32 file, run from nwnmain.exe as Adminstrator.

Good luck.