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Do not update to 1.69

Post by Moredo » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:47 am

It seems the 1.69 patch has been released, but don't update to it yet, as the servers are still running on 1.68.

Info about the patch can be found here:
http://nwn.bioware.com/support/patchdetails169.html

If you've already updated, the revert patch can be found here:
http://nwn.bioware.com/support/patch_revert_hotu.html

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by gutemensch » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:33 am

Is there a INI tweak I can perform to tell NWN not to check for updates? Just so I don't do something like clicking yes when I am not paying attention to the screen and logging in.

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by PsiOmega » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:42 am

I did all sorts of playing with the registry and setting files between 1.67/1.68 and I'm afraid I was unable to remove the nag screen in any way and still be able to login.

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by gutemensch » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:48 am

DAMN!!!

*Puts a post-it on his screen "DON'T UPGRADE DUMBASS" and hopes it works*

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Zebranky » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:18 am

Again, the revert patch will work if you accidentally (or intentionally) upgrade. Me, I'm patching up right now to check a few things...

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Timdalos » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:45 am

well, my two cents.... which is abotu what it's worth :-) the new patch has a TON of EXCELLENT stuff in it... so I DO hope Avlis intends to use it, but I understand that it's really a MASSIVE amount of stuff to work through, and the Staff (Bless'm!) seems to always make sure all teh new patch stuff soesn't kill the things already in place. Which takes a while. So while I'd like to encourage the patching, I hope we can all be patient and nice while Staff works on it, so we don't annoy them when the process is a LOT of work for them.

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by spool32 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:57 pm

Timdalos wrote:well, my two cents.... which is abotu what it's worth :-) the new patch has a TON of EXCELLENT stuff in it... so I DO hope Avlis intends to use it, but I understand that it's really a MASSIVE amount of stuff to work through, and the Staff (Bless'm!) seems to always make sure all teh new patch stuff soesn't kill the things already in place. Which takes a while. So while I'd like to encourage the patching, I hope we can all be patient and nice while Staff works on it, so we don't annoy them when the process is a LOT of work for them.
Madkat been preparing for some time now... it's more a question of when CoPaP as a whole will be ready to upgrade than when Avlis will be ready. I think we're as eager for this one to go in as you guys are. :)
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Zebranky » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:18 am

Update nag screen every time you log in getting you down? Me too, so I did a bit of haxx0ring to remove it.

http://mercuric.net/nwmain_noupdate.exe

Save to your NWN folder, rename the existing nwmain.exe to something like nwmain.exe.standard, then rename the downloaded one to nwmain.exe. You'll need to switch back to the original one when you update. Enjoy!

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by PsiOmega » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:44 pm

Knew we could depend on your haxx0r skills.
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by gutemensch » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:58 pm

AWESOME!!!!

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Katroine » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:00 pm

If someone were to be remodeling some player housing, would it be best to wait until after 1.69 goes live or will it not change anything in that regard?
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by spool32 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:09 am

We're not doing anything until 1.69... if you're submitting a remodel, I'd strongly suggest you wait, just for the new stuff you have available to you.
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by CPU » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:49 pm

Katroine wrote:If someone were to be remodeling some player housing, would it be best to wait until after 1.69 goes live or will it not change anything in that regard?
I would suggest waiting for the update too, only because 1.69 will have new content. With new content comes new ideas & new desires. As for building, if you do the old "two copies on NWN" trick and update one of them, you'll get an idea of what's waiting.
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Katroine » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:02 pm

spool32 wrote:We're not doing anything until 1.69... if you're submitting a remodel, I'd strongly suggest you wait, just for the new stuff you have available to you.
CPU wrote:I would suggest waiting for the update too, only because 1.69 will have new content. With new content comes new ideas & new desires. As for building, if you do the old "two copies on NWN" trick and update one of them, you'll get an idea of what's waiting.
Thanks you two! I will hold off on starting then.
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Gornickthy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:21 pm

Any new news on the update? I had to update due to my involvement on another server and am waiting... watching... pondering.

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Darkfire » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:27 pm

Gornickthy wrote:Any new news on the update? I had to update due to my involvement on another server and am waiting... watching... pondering.
if you do the old "two copies on NWN" trick and update one of them

If the waiting gets to you, I'd suggest doing this method. Since you already have 1.69 installed, I would suggest making a copy of the NWN folder, rename it to NWN69, and then run the revert patch from Here on the the folder named NWN, and then simply swap back and forth (via renaming).

If you have the room on your hard drive, it really isn't that much of a hassle.

As for the update's completion, the best answer is it will be done when it is done. There is a lot of custom content that needs to be updated and checked, all throughout CoPaP, not just Avlis. Sorry I can't give you a better date; but like you, I hope it is soon. It is being actively worked on, it is the top priority. :D

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Gornickthy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:56 pm

Sounds good. I will keep my eyes open and keep checking back. Thanks for the quick response. :D

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by JollyOrc » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:44 am

Darkfire wrote:If the waiting gets to you, I'd suggest doing this method. Since you already have 1.69 installed, I would suggest making a copy of the NWN folder, rename it to NWN69, and then run the revert patch from Here on the the folder named NWN, and then simply swap back and forth (via renaming).
I have something to make the swapping easier. You need to prepare things this way: Have a NWN folder that includes the 1.69 version, and a NWN168 folder that contains the 1.68 version.

This small batch file will swap the versions around and will only keep one set of the erf, hak, modules folders as well as any ASKlog.txt and screenshot files. (It assumes that you have NWN installed to c:\program files\atari\NWN)

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rem @echo off
c:
cd \program files\atari\

IF EXIST NWN169 GOTO copy169
IF EXIST NWN168 GOTO copy168
GOTO end

:copy169
ren NWN NWN168
ren NWN169 NWN
move /Y NWN168\modules NWN\
move /Y NWN168\hak NWN\
move /Y NWN168\tlk NWN\
move /Y NWN168\erf NWN\
move /Y NWN168\*.tga NWN\
move /Y NWN168\ASKlog.txt NWN\
GOTO end

:copy168
ren NWN NWN169
ren NWN168 NWN
move /Y NWN169\modules NWN\
move /Y NWN169\hak NWN\
move /Y NWN169\tlk NWN\
move /Y NWN169\erf NWN\
move /Y NWN169\*.tga NWN\
move /Y NWN169\ASKlog.txt NWN\
GOTO end

:end
pause
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Nob » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:57 pm

You do realize you don't even need a batch file, right?

nwn.ini has the absolute paths for all the folders NWN uses for haks, modules, etc. data that you can just set to your present NWN folder.
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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by JollyOrc » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:59 pm

Nob wrote:You do realize you don't even need a batch file, right?

nwn.ini has the absolute paths for all the folders NWN uses for haks, modules, etc. data that you can just set to your present NWN folder.
ahww right. Totally forgot about that.

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Re: Do not update to 1.69

Post by Gorgon » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:49 am

Uh, as long as they are in the same directory (eg: C:\NeverwinterNights\ ) just make a copy of the nwn folder there and upgrade (or revert) one of them. Name the one you aren't using by the version # (nwn169 or nwn168). Then just rename both folders when you want to swap (eg: rename nwn to nwn168, then rename nwn169 to nwn). No copy time involved that way, and yes you can make a very simple batch file to do it. No messing with ini files or shortcuts.
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