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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog has been updated again, bringing some pretty huge improvements and a great sounding story pack is coming soon.

Patch 1.80 (Version 8193.9) landed this week for the upgraded edition of this popular RPG, as Beamdog continue to refine the experience and support it well after release. One of the biggest changes this patch is related to performance, Beamdog said in some cases it's improved by up to "200%" and especially so on slower hardware. Optimizations were done across AI, Shadows, Textures and more. Other gameplay adjustments were also made like improved pathfinding around objects and they also said they fixed "Linux Steam CD key provisioning".

Many other areas of the game internals were also improved. The game now allows Weapons to have custom visual effects, the game now supports 50 more custom animation slots, big improvements to NWSync (the tool that gives clients downloaded content from servers) and various other bug fixes.

You can pick up Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on GOG (60% off) and Steam.


Additionally, they've announced Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Dark Dreams of Furiae, a brand new "module" (story pack) which has events to coincide with the official Dungeons & Dragons tabletop campaign, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.

It will feature:

  • 10 hours of brand new gameplay for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
  • Solo and co-op play
  • Original Music Score
  • Takes characters from level 5 to level 8
  • Time is of the essence: day/night cycle marches on; your choices bring new events
  • Daily news sheet adapts to your decisions and gives adventure clues
  • Based on the Planescape D&D campaign setting

At release on March 24, Dark Dreams of Furiae will be on GOG and Steam.

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TemplarGR 20 March 2020 at 9:39 am UTC
For me the biggest issue is the interface scaling. The fonts are simply too small on my resolution (1680x1050) and monitor size (22in). It is literally unplayable unless i play at a much lower resolution.
tmtvl 20 March 2020 at 12:28 pm UTC
TemplarGRFor me the biggest issue is the interface scaling. The fonts are simply too small on my resolution (1680x1050) and monitor size (22in). It is literally unplayable unless i play at a much lower resolution.

That's odd, on my second monitor (1920x1080, 22") it's very readable, even when running in a 800x600 window. Maybe you need stronger glasses? Maybe I'm sitting too close to my monitors? At 1920x1080 resolution they do allow scaling the UI to 2x, but that won't help you and I dunno if it can be overridden...
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TemplarGRFor me the biggest issue is the interface scaling. The fonts are simply too small on my resolution (1680x1050) and monitor size (22in). It is literally unplayable unless i play at a much lower resolution.
I just launched the game to see what my settings were at. I play at 1080p. My UI scale is at 1x (surprisingly). But I knew I had changed something to fix the font a long time ago. Turns out it's inside Advanced Video options. You can enable high-resolution font. See if you don't already have that enabled. To me, the game text looks like a system font and not really a custom game font (the game log text, not in the menus).
Patola 20 March 2020 at 1:59 pm UTC
Is this game still fun and playable nowadays? Can someone point me to a good playthrough of the game on youtube/bitchute/cos.tv that will give me a good overview of how it is actually played?
TemplarGR 20 March 2020 at 6:06 pm UTC
tmtvl
TemplarGRFor me the biggest issue is the interface scaling. The fonts are simply too small on my resolution (1680x1050) and monitor size (22in). It is literally unplayable unless i play at a much lower resolution.

That's odd, on my second monitor (1920x1080, 22") it's very readable, even when running in a 800x600 window. Maybe you need stronger glasses? Maybe I'm sitting too close to my monitors? At 1920x1080 resolution they do allow scaling the UI to 2x, but that won't help you and I dunno if it can be overridden...

No, i don't need glasses, before you attempt to insult someone's vision consider that he is using his freaking computer to read other stuff, like you know, this website, so it is not an issue of eye-sight, but an issue of a video game made for a max resolution of 1280x1024 for the monitors of the day (most gamed at 800x600 and 1024x768 back then) that was not fixed in its "enhanced edition".

Sure, if you are playing at 800x600 you won't notice a problem, because DUH at lower resolutions the font is LARGER, DUH!

As for your 2x scaling, well, it does not work at 1680x1050, only 1x is available, that is my freaking point.
TemplarGR 20 March 2020 at 6:11 pm UTC
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TemplarGRFor me the biggest issue is the interface scaling. The fonts are simply too small on my resolution (1680x1050) and monitor size (22in). It is literally unplayable unless i play at a much lower resolution.
I just launched the game to see what my settings were at. I play at 1080p. My UI scale is at 1x (surprisingly). But I knew I had changed something to fix the font a long time ago. Turns out it's inside Advanced Video options. You can enable high-resolution font. See if you don't already have that enabled. To me, the game text looks like a system font and not really a custom game font (the game log text, not in the menus).

Yeah, i have it enabled, but still it is small, plus the UI is laughable at 1x scaling and at 1680x1050 you can't pick anything else. 1050p is not much different than 1080p, but for some reason some games that offer scaling at 1080p don't offer it for 1050p, NWNEE is one of those games.

I mean, yeah the game should be playable, but annoying, at those settings. But i work on my PC all day, i am a developer, i don't want to stress my eyes and stick my face 5cm from the screen in order to read walls of text. They should consider providing a universal zoom option so we can play like normal people.
tmtvl 20 March 2020 at 11:20 pm UTC
TemplarGRNo, i don't need glasses, before you attempt to insult someone's vision

I have a mild case of myopia and I never wear my glasses because they give me a headache, and I projected my circumstances onto you, which I shouldn't have done. I apologize for giving you cause for offence, I should have given more thought before commenting on something that is considered a personal affront.

TemplarGRSure, if you are playing at 800x600 you won't notice a problem, because DUH at lower resolutions the font is LARGER, DUH!

Like I said:

tmtvlin a 800x600 window

Not in 800x600 fullscreen ratio, the font size and general UI is still set to 1920x1080 without scaling. Now, I am sitting at a distance where if I lean all the way forward and stretch out my arm, I can touch my second monitor, so I may be a fair bit closer to my monitor than you are (I wouldn't know how your setup looks, so I'm only suggesting maybe I'm not having any problems because I may be sitting too close to my monitor).

TemplarGRAs for your 2x scaling, well, it does not work at 1680x1050, only 1x is available, that is my freaking point.

Yes, I said that wouldn't be of help to you, but I mentioned it in case it can be overridden in the .ini, which I don't know if it can, but it could be a possibility worth considering.
razing32 21 March 2020 at 3:27 pm UTC
PatolaIs this game still fun and playable nowadays? Can someone point me to a good playthrough of the game on youtube/bitchute/cos.tv that will give me a good overview of how it is actually played?

Here's a complete playthroguh i found on YT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9wws80u8Sc&list=PLzw_r3FRBpcNAK280oST-y3vXUquALyI0

But don't think it's enhanced edition. Should still show you the gameplay though if that's what you're after.
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