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Old Bioware NWN Forum Search Tool

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:20 pm
Author: Gorgon
This may be old news to some of you, but for those (like me) who miss being able to search the old NWN scripting/builders forums, there is a handy application that has the archived pages built into its search engine. I don't know why I haven't run across this until now, but NWN Omnibus includes a bunch of the archived pages from the now dead Bioware NWN site. Click the name above to see the full description and download from the vault.

It uses DocFetcher, which isn't very flashy, but it does what it says it will do (works for Linux and Win from the readme.txt, using Java. No clue about Mac).

An ENORMOUS collection of searchable NWN reference material in one place!

What is the NWN Omnibus?
It is an attempt to gather the majority of NWN reference material together in one place and allow very quick keyword searching against all of the documents at once. It includes reference documents as well as forum threads.

It has lots of things that many folks probably already have/use as reference material, but also...
BioWare Forums - Offline archives of the following forums from the old BioWare website, each thread in its own .HTML file. The following full forum archives from the old BioWare site are included in this release: NWN Custom Content (ARCHIVE), BioWare News Discussion, Custom Content, For Developers, Scripting, Server Admin & Toolset. Also Stickied threads for every forum were included.

If there is something better, I'd love to hear about it.

*edit* Upping the "Results Per Page" from 50 to 500 or more in the preferences helps a bunch if you don't like flipping through pages of results. Also, some source material looks better using the "embedded HTML viewer" (top right button), and some doesn't, so experiment with it.

*edit 2* Link updated to point to the new vault replacement version

Re: Old Bioware NWN Forum Search Tool

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:26 pm
Author: Faeldridge
Thanks for that Gorgon. I haven't used the toolset in a decade... but it is good to know the info is out there if I ever get the itch again...

Re: Old Bioware NWN Forum Search Tool

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:14 pm
Author: Gorgon
Updated the download link to point to the new vault replacement site, since the old one is dead. Also a free bump for those who forgot about it.