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Love the Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog and want to make it look just that little bit more modern? Beamdog has your answer now.

After years of work, Beamdog has now released a free HD Models & Textures Pack for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition that gives a visual boost to player character models and their equipment (including armour, weapons and shields). The newer models now support "normal and spec information", plus they can be further modded by the community just the the base game.

Currently, it's only available as a direct external download from the Beamdog website. Hopefully at some point they will put it up on Steam as some sort of free DLC to make it easier for players. Or perhaps another more open modding platform like mod.io. At least this way as a plain download for now, buyers from all PC stores can access it easily.

Beamdog note that lower-end machines may struggle with this extra pack. Following up in a forum post a few pages in on Steam, they mentioned "It's not an optional DLC via Steam because this is still WIP, and using the updated models can lead to performance issues on those PCs that are low-end but can run basic NWN:EE just fine" so it's entirely possible they may eventually make it easier to add in.

Wonderful to see such long-term commitment to an RPG gem.

You can pick up Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition from GOG and Steam.

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slaapliedje 7 days ago
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
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Which doesn't officially support Linux ;)
Liam, always having our backs. Yeah there is a modmanager I found that supports Linux, but it's... not great. :P
slaapliedje 7 days ago
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Quoting: whizseBoy did they release this right on time, I was planning to start my first ever playthrough this evening!
I had a wizard I played all the way from 1st to 14th.. Then got sort of stuck... and then of course lost my save game so I have to start over on the main campaign... At least now I think they have cloud saves!
SirBubbles 7 days ago
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: whizseBoy did they release this right on time, I was planning to start my first ever playthrough this evening!
I had a wizard I played all the way from 1st to 14th.. Then got sort of stuck... and then of course lost my save game so I have to start over on the main campaign... At least now I think they have cloud saves!

Based on my very old experience with what passes for NWN's single player, is it still even worth it? I thought everyone did NWN for the mods or expansion packs. Hordes of the Underdark was pretty decent, if I recall.
slaapliedje 6 days ago
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Quoting: SirBubbles
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: whizseBoy did they release this right on time, I was planning to start my first ever playthrough this evening!
I had a wizard I played all the way from 1st to 14th.. Then got sort of stuck... and then of course lost my save game so I have to start over on the main campaign... At least now I think they have cloud saves!

Based on my very old experience with what passes for NWN's single player, is it still even worth it? I thought everyone did NWN for the mods or expansion packs. Hordes of the Underdark was pretty decent, if I recall.
I must be weird, I liked the original campaign qnd thought it was decent. Hordes of the Underdark I belive was the sequel to it, qnd you had to start at a higher level.

What is a crying shame is that Legends of the Swordcoast (i think that was the name of that game) was so far from being a proper replacement for NWN.
whizse 6 days ago
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Quoting: slaapliedjeI had a wizard I played all the way from 1st to 14th.. Then got sort of stuck... and then of course lost my save game so I have to start over on the main campaign... At least now I think they have cloud saves!
Oh dear. That's a whole bucket of bummerballs!

I decided to to go for a fighter and aim for weapons master later. It seems to be a safe beginners choice.
whizse 6 days ago
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Quoting: SirBubblesBased on my very old experience with what passes for NWN's single player, is it still even worth it? I thought everyone did NWN for the mods or expansion packs. Hordes of the Underdark was pretty decent, if I recall.
I do hope it stands the test of time. I've been waiting for quite a while to try it out.

Also, I need something to take my mind of disease, pandemics, quarantine and lockdowns. I'm sure this will be just the thing for that!
slaapliedje 6 days ago
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Quoting: whizse
Quoting: slaapliedjeI had a wizard I played all the way from 1st to 14th.. Then got sort of stuck... and then of course lost my save game so I have to start over on the main campaign... At least now I think they have cloud saves!
Oh dear. That's a whole bucket of bummerballs!

I decided to to go for a fighter and aim for weapons master later. It seems to be a safe beginners choice.
So the secret was to have a Pixie familiar. She'd fly off to find / disarm traps, and for the first few levels was better at killing things than I was. It mostly consisted of me going into the ruins, killing a thing or dying, and then saving after a fight, then onto the next until I started gaining levels to live longer.
eldarion 6 days ago
Quoting: Liam Dawe
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Which doesn't officially support Linux ;)

Jesus Christ Liam. As a Linux user, are you really that afraid of a zip file? Just extract it to the override directory and that's it :)
Liam Dawe 6 days ago
Quoting: eldarion
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: eldarionNexusMM
Which doesn't officially support Linux ;)

Jesus Christ Liam. As a Linux user, are you really that afraid of a zip file? Just extract it to the override directory and that's it :)
What a dumb comment, no I am not. I simply mentioned in the article about perhaps making it easier for users. You then mentioned two ways that actually don't, so I replied to them.
slaapliedje 6 days ago
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: eldarion
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: eldarionNexusMM
Which doesn't officially support Linux ;)

Jesus Christ Liam. As a Linux user, are you really that afraid of a zip file? Just extract it to the override directory and that's it :)
What a dumb comment, no I am not. I simply mentioned in the article about perhaps making it easier for users. You then mentioned two ways that actually don't, so I replied to them.
The fun thing qbout cross platform games and mods is that there are some that actually need to be recompiled specifically for Linux. For example, the AnyPortal mod for Valheim needs a special version.
Mod support is definitely better if you can just click 'subscribe' in Steam Workshop.
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