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Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: GunnJ » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Is anyone running Win 7 64 bit? How well does NWN run in that version, any glitches?

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: PsiOmega » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:43 pm

It seems to be hit and miss, perhaps due to driver compatibility with graphics cards and whatnot, but personally I'm having no problems.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Manuel the White » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:51 pm

Mine runs okay. It crashes on occasion.

Integrated graphics really blows if you're using a laptop or inexpensive desktop because the CPU is pulling double-duty (game engine + graphics). I find the lag becomes unbearable during war events. Plan on using a desktop with slightly better graphics for those many-character events from now on.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: NayalaGelbert » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:29 pm

I'm running on Win7 64-bit and I can't remember the last time it barfed to desktop!

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Blizzow » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:52 pm

I run Win7 64-bit. Every once in a while, I'll crash; usually when going through a transition.

Also, I've noticed that the longer I play, the choppier the game gets. A restart of NWN fixes this.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Stravento » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:53 pm

I have run win 7 64 bit professional for more than a year, I have nvidia I never experience an in game crash. I changed three laptops all with different nvidia gpu, I never tried on integrated.

I experience gamespy crashes that are probably due to the weird way I install the game (I use the gog copy to get the registry and then I delete everything and I copy paste from an external harddrive my avlis ready version)

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: krackq » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:31 am

I run it on Win 7 64 bit. One thing I did to help was to find your nwmain.exe file in your neverwinter nights folder, right click on it and go to properties. Under the compatibility tab, I checked the box that says run in compatibility mode and I set the drop down to windows xp service pack 3. I think that seemed to help me though I can't remember what issues I had. Since then though, it runs great
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:13 am

I just got a laptop today that runs Windows 7 64 bit(my pc currently runs Windows 7 32 bit) so hopefully though I will rarely use it for it, the laptop will have no problems with NWN.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Ninjar » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:37 am

I don't really have too many problems with it. There's the occasional crash but that's it.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Blizzow » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:01 am

krackq wrote:I run it on Win 7 64 bit. One thing I did to help was to find your nwmain.exe file in your neverwinter nights folder, right click on it and go to properties. Under the compatibility tab, I checked the box that says run in compatibility mode and I set the drop down to windows xp service pack 3. I think that seemed to help me though I can't remember what issues I had. Since then though, it runs great


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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Cougar » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:23 am

I have been running Win7 64-bit for over a year without any issues, just remember to tweak the ini files for multi-core processors. I just have my desktop shortcut set to run as Administrator, no need to run in compatibility mode for me.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Merago Jert » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:22 am

I run Win 7 64 bit and frequently have NWN crash out on me as it's starting up. I just keep trying and it works eventually. Funny thing is, once I've got it to work once, it seems then to continue to work no matter how many times I open and close NWN, up until I next reboot.
When I do get in though, NWN has been rock solid, no bombing back to desktop at all so far.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: asugden » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:41 am

Merago Jert wrote:I run Win 7 64 bit and frequently have NWN crash out on me as it's starting up. I just keep trying and it works eventually. Funny thing is, once I've got it to work once, it seems then to continue to work no matter how many times I open and close NWN, up until I next reboot.
When I do get in though, NWN has been rock solid, no bombing back to desktop at all so far.


Try hitting alt-tab when you hit the first screen. Had that same problem on Windows Xp a lot, and that always made sure it didn't crash.

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Obscure » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:54 pm

asugden wrote:
Merago Jert wrote:I run Win 7 64 bit and frequently have NWN crash out on me as it's starting up. I just keep trying and it works eventually. Funny thing is, once I've got it to work once, it seems then to continue to work no matter how many times I open and close NWN, up until I next reboot.
When I do get in though, NWN has been rock solid, no bombing back to desktop at all so far.


Try hitting alt-tab when you hit the first screen. Had that same problem on Windows Xp a lot, and that always made sure it didn't crash.


For me starting nwmain.exe directly without using the launcher did the trick for that problem.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Pathos Street » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:24 pm

When you say "crash out"...

do you mean that it exits, or do you mean that you can't click on the buttons to choose "multiplayer" etc.?
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Geris » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:23 pm

I have the problem manuel described on my notebook running W7 x64. Driver issues, I think, but sometimes when it crashes I have to reboot the whole system because it doesn't crash all the way.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Gumble Tinkertumble » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:44 pm

The only problem I have had running Windows 7 64 bit is with ASK. That just seems to bomb out a random points. NWN itself has been fine though.
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: TarkaPop » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:01 pm

NWN works like a dream on my win7 64 bit laptop.

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: nwmblondy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:49 am

In my experiance, it runs no differently to when I was using XP SP3 32bit. Crashes occasionally, sometimes I have issues on start up and it will always crash at the character select screen if i log out of a server to log into a different one.

Personally I much prefder Win7 to XP or Vista, but thats a story for another time...
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Brayon » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:08 pm

I've had 2 Laptops now with NWN and Windows 7, and no serious issues on either. I did tweak the Core settings on the Intel machine and do run from a shortcut directly to the nwnmain.exe, but otherwise no issues at all.

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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:25 pm

Seems I have one minor issue and I can't tell if it's because of the integrated audio or W7 64 bit but NWN on the laptop doesn't want to acknowledge I have any sound capability whatsoever so if I ever have to play it there it will be a silent world. Unfortunately any standard trick I know doesn't work and if there was a solution it vanished with Bioware killing their old support forums. :evil:
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Re: Windows 7 64 bit?

PostAuthor: PsiOmega » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:10 pm

I think there is a compatibility mode for sound which might help you.
Find the nwconfig.exe file in the NWN main folder and check the settings there.
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