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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. :)
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 [url=http://home.comcast.net/~worldofgreyhawk/buildsearch/]NWN Character Build Search[/url]. 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. :)