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Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: Caltore » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:15 am

Hey guys!

I need some help. I have abandoned the PC for the Mac. I finally found my way back to Avlis when I downloaded a full version of NWN and used my codes. Worked perfect for a while... then as soon as I was in a space whith any other player my cam moved in to it's own little private screen of black nothingness. I could see my character moving around on the wee map.... but I could not get back unless I restarted the whole thing. Now when I updated to Lion the whole NWN program is simply not allowed. Is there any solution to this? Does any one have a smart link to some place where I can download the whole NWN and use my original codes to get back in Avlis? I was just comming back and looking forward to it so much.... and now it's gone!! Please HELP!
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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: Plethora » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:24 am

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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:31 am

I use the Windows version of NWN on a Mac.

You can use Crossover or Wineskin.

Try this thread for discussion of these methods.

I have never tried the Mac version of NWN, but it seems some people have done so and that works as well - assuming you can still find those.

If you already have the Windows version, I would suggest either Crossover or Wineskin. I have both running on my iMac, which is running Lion. Both are fine.

I also tried Parallels and Fusion (with a Windows VM), plus Fusion with an Ubuntu VM. None of these were really successful. They did run, but so slowly that the game was not really playable. I did get the Toolset to work in both though, although only for a very tiny module.

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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: galen_macbyrne » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:24 pm

I also got a Windows Virtual machine running with Virtual PC (Windows XP) on my new iMac with Lion OS. PC disks were in Best Buy's discount rack, I got them rather than do the GoG DL. I couldn't figure out how to do X-over or Wine, they'll probably work better if you can do it, as NH4 says.

As NH4 says, it initially ran so slowly it was pretty unplayable, even in single-player. But setting Video card compatibility prefs to an earlier version of the OS made it tolerable and playable, though there's still problems, at least I can log in and play (Thanks Zandel for advice - I set it to Windows 2000 as the latest - haven't tried to go earlier). Haven't tried a large DM'ed event with this yet.

I tried to use toolset, since I didn't have access to that before with my old Mac disks, but keep seeing some sort of Bioware violation notice when I try to use the wizard to make a mod. How did you get the toolset running, NH4?
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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: tindertwiggy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:24 pm

I run it in regular wine on Lion. Googled til I found a tutorial on how to set up lion.

Crossover makes it pretty easy if you don't want to set up wine yourself, but it costs money.
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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: maxinion » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:50 am

I use the thread NH4 linked, and a Wineskin bottle. Super easy! Though occassionally I do get graphics glitches like you mention, it works very well most of the time.
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Re: Avlis on the Mac

PostAuthor: tindertwiggy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:08 am

Try the trial here. It worked for me. I didn't want to pay for the full version, so I installed wine instead. I don't really remember which tutorial I used.
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