Gaming on Linux! Neverwinter Nights 1 on Linux through wine and playonlinux!

Gaming on Linux! Neverwinter Nights 1 on Linux through wine and playonlinux!


hi guys vanquished angel here and today
is gonna be gaming one and I’m gonna be previewing neverwinter nights now I’ve
played this game for many years it’s a very awesome game it’s Dungeons &
Dragons it’s just one of the best games and you can get it from good old games
or you can get it from Steam so we’re gonna start it up here I’m gonna warn
you when it’s going and after I’m done with character creation yeah it tends to
crash when I’m recording for some reason I don’t know why
so this game is actually quite old but mine look different than yours and the
reason is because I have years of collecting player content updated tile
sets all High Definition updated models updated weapon models updated lots of things peachy
Keens pixel shaders so there’s glow lights I have all this stuff that I’ve
collected over ten years of player things to add to this game and
so this game comes with modules that you can play but it’s not your normal game
where it actually shines as player created content players could make their
own world and a lot of them did and they made some really awesome modules and I
will show you some of those and we’re gonna kind of go over that
this game is also compatible at higher resolutions so it’s it’s actually pretty
nice they thought of the future when they made it so graphically it was one
of the first 3d games and one of the really not quite mmo’s but really early
one you can set up a private server and you can have hundreds of people on this
private server makes it feel like an MMO so all this artwork is new I also have
the nwncq installed on here which is more player created content and I also
have the PRC pack I have just a ton of stuff so we’re just gonna do the prelude
which is like that that teaching part I’m gonna warn you again ahead of time
after character creation it tends to crash when I’m recording and I don’t
know why I think there’s a conflict somewhere between the two between wine
and between the recording desktop recording software so I’m gonna go a
dude and I’m gonna go elf because I like elves I don’t know why I just like elves
and we’re gonna go this guy class I like Rangers so we’re gonna do a
ranger we’re gonna do chaotic good abilities this is where I get a little
bit more specific let’s see dexterity Rangers usually lend themselves to be
dexterity fighters so we’re gonna max out the dexterity before it goes up to
the cost of two points you want strength we’re gonna take Constitution up to ten
at least but constitutions your ability to resist poison and other things we’ll
take that down to there wisdom is the ranger spell casting but
Rangers don’t get that many spells so I think a maximum wisdom of 18 is good alright so there and then we have the
rest of the points to spare so I’m gonna take up strength as high as I can because if you have to carry stuff
around with you a lot so we’re gonna bring that up
and we’ll bring that up and we’re done there’s a lot of intelligence checks in
the game for your character to figure stuff out to so we’re just gonna go with
the default Ranger because I like to decide my own stuff there why not
I like a lot of tattoos so we’re just gonna do that and that’s okay that’s good now it might crash here
here’s a lot of times where it does crash and that’s okay I’m just gonna
keep the recording going as I reload we just have to remember his name is
Glendale I don’t know why it crashes and then
there’s that program error so I’m going to go up to it and I’m gonna hit enter
and eventually it’ll close then I’m just gonna reload we don’t need to sit through all that
again I’m still gonna pick new I’m gonna pick campaign prelude but this time I
want to go to select a premade character and now we’re gonna look for Glendale there he is now it’s gonna load I don’t know why it does that
the frozen norms the name given to the stock and unforgiving frontier that lies
beyond the Highmore of faerun a bleak wilderness where barbarian clans
and tribes of giants rolled the land and fierce dragons rule the skies but
amidst the frozen savagery stands a bastion of civilization the city of
Neverwinter jewel of the north behind the city’s high walls
those that are both Hardy and brave carve out an existence from this bleak land
under the guidance and protection of the legendary hero Lord nasher alagondar
yet there are some things that all the courage in the world cannot stand
against a virulent plague swept the city a terrible affliction that began in the
beggers nest soon all of Neverwinter would feel the touch of the wailing
death the disease could not be cured panic
ensued the streets erupted into violence the jewel of the north was brought to
its knees to save Neverwinter lady Aribeth aribeth de tylmarande paladin of tyr and
Lord Nashers right hand put fourth the call for a champion a rush of would-be
heroes answered her call some drawn by promises of grandeur and glory others by the lure of
gold those with the greatest potential were initiated into the academy to train
and study under the greatest minds of Neverwinter all in the hopes a champion
might emerge to save the city from the wailing death and whatever sinister
force might be behind it okay now that that parts done it’s also
good to know that this game also and originally years and years ago had a
native installer for Linux the reason why is because it was written in OpenGL
OpenGL was common in around 2000 for games to be written in because it was
much better and more advanced than DirectX at the time then Microsoft
sabotage to OpenGL by putting themselves on the board and then kind of ruining it
but that’s not the point of this so there is actually a native installer the
problem with the native installer is that it’s dated and it’s from before
64-bit computers Linux has have changed since then a lot so the file paths to
the libraries that it’s looking for the aren’t same anymore you can fix this by
creating symlinks which I’ve done and I do have a tutorial online somewhere how
to do that but then you can’t add all some of this cool stuff that you find
from the player made things like you can’t have the peachy-keen’s pixel
shaders because that’s a Windows executable file and so it won’t work
natively when you install this game natively on Linux however it works in
wine and it works really well and then again you right here you can see just
the awesome player made content that’s just surreal the light coming through
the windows this little shelf indicating you know this wall up here was all
squared like this before everywhere and these High Definition tiles in here that
this is all replaced with so this is all new
or at least player created stuff these in here many of these are created by
amethyst dragon the user he still has his private server up today I believe I
forget what it’s called but you should check it out if you can finally
your up I was afraid you were going to sleep all day
I guess the instructors work you pretty hard here at the academy
my name’s Pavel I’m just kind of clicking through so
sorry you can ask him questions about the plague or do whatever you ask him
about a cure if he can tell you anything and then he just tells you
about the school so well this is really just a tutorial for it go around and
collect stuff you can highlight objects you can
interact with by hitting the tab button there now when you go to setup this game
in wine or play on Linux hopefully you use play on Linux because
it is much easier there’s a few issues with certain things and that is if you
have a an ati or AMD graphics card the the graphics card is gonna recognize the
executable for neverwinter nights and implement a bunch of presets
and change basically how it behaves that’s incompatible with wine and linux
so the game will crash so if you’re using ati or AMD you have to change the
name of the executable file and then start from that executable file in wine
that you renamed it to everything else should be fine the issue with that too
is that some of the editions only work with the properly named executable file
so that kind of sucks a little bit I saw you talking to my brother Pavel my name
is Bim if you want I can give you a short tutorial on adventuring now you can learn about the camera modes
and stuff there’s another issue with this game before I forget and that is
we’re gonna go to video options now most of these can be set to high shiny water
that’s a part of OpenGL that was used back then that is no longer used today
you might be able to tick it in some graphics cards that still have it mine
doesn’t so it can’t be ticked anymore and I have Nvidia it used to only be ATI or
AMD that had problems with that also creature environment mapping you see how
they changed there it makes the characters look weird so we’re going to
go here with it on or off sorry we’ll turn it on so you can kind of see how
that looks I’m going to click OK and then resume
game and we’re gonna go and it makes your character it look like that I think
it’s just all shiny and what you can kind of see a skull in there which looks
kind of cool to me but okay so we’re gonna go make that back to normal
so creature or environment mapping on creatures doesn’t work okay and then you
can set game options like difficulties slider whatever that kind of thing to and
you can change the controls whatever I don’t really want worry about it too
much so we spoke to him both like you have to do it you’ve had a chance to
test out the top-down camera mode I like the camera the way it is you know
what we can be I like the camera the way it is right-click on me to bring up the radial
menu then select the attack icon on the right of the radio oh you’ll see okay
I’m done I don’t need to do this with you come on okay yeah finally we got out of that one now the camera mode can be helpful I
hate this camera mode I like the top-down camera mode I don’t really need a tutorial I don’t
know why I clicked yes alright so there’s that don’t really
need supplies though so but you can buy stuff takes a while to load up because
of all the and the more level they get the better it looks
all these colorized things they’re all player created content so now we’re
gonna finish off the tutorial to pause you press the spacebar and there and so
she’ll tell you stuff I don’t really need too much from her if anything she
just tells me stuff I already know but you can take the tutorial right these books are awesome because they
extend the storyline so you can learn some of the lore about the city of
Neverwinter or other characters in Dungeons and Dragons so it’s kind of
where they come into play this guy signs you some stuff basically your training
so I’m gonna skip through that all righty so we got to go over to this
guy here so it’s stalls a little bit long okay so we got to attack this guy so
we’re just like oh man we miss basically it tells you to bugger off so get the
hell out of here you wuss okay em brings up the map so Hewitt is over here I think
no cuz we came from there no he’s way on the other side I was just
kidding all right oops that’s the wrong button resume game
spellbook rangers don’t have cantrips okay so we’re gonna go talk to this guy so we’ve got to equip one of these and
we gotta hit that target there’s not really a whole lot so you
can go around to the other ones and they’ll teach you maybe some little
things but there’s not really a whole lot that they can teach you they can
kind of explain it to you I guess but they’re more or less made for whatever
character you choose so you can go in the room see what they got like some are
worthwhile to go into that one’s really not but this one is because it has
spells for wizards and sorcerers and and the like Bards can use them too so those
are handy to have for various reasons you never have too many spells and those
are scrolls and a book books are just worth money really no I’m not gonna talk to you I don’t
like you all right so then we’re gonna go through here we’re gonna talk to this
guy you can also open up that door there’s no spells in there either you know congratulations I have been looking
forward to meeting you the instructors here at the Academy speak very highly of your
skills I am lady aribeth de tylmarande perhaps after the graduation ceremonies
we can speak in private neverwinter could use someone like you
we should arranged wait what was that did you feel it
brace yourself we’re under attack I must speak with you listen to me there
is not much time I fear this is no random attack we have suffered
as you may already know a number of creatures were brought from waterdeep here to the Academy it was believed the reagents for a spell to create a cure
could be extracted from them we tried to keep this information secret but this attack
reveals our secret as well Neverwinter has many enemies some declare themselves
openly such as the city of Luskan others keep their identities hidden from us
striking from the shadows I do not know who is behind this attack but it is
obvious they are here to destroy our hope of ending the wailing death you
must protect the waterdhavian creatures they must not be allowed to fall into
the enemy’s hands I would take you to the creatures myself if I could but I fear my presence would make protecting the creatures more difficult if not
impossible our attackers appeared here in this room it is likely their arrival was magically centered on me they
must’ve assumed I would be with the waterdhavian even now our enemy may be
watching me through magical means hoping I will lead them right to where the
creatures are kept I cannot you must do this alone go back through the hallway
leading to this room and take the corridor to the east it leads to the
chambers where the waterdhavian beasts are being kept take this key it will
open the lock to East door back in the hallway leading to this room I will stay
here hopefully my presence will draw the
enemy away from the creatures they seek hurry make your way into the hall and
then to the chambers down the East corridor that is where the waterdhavian
beasts are kept the fate of Neverwinter depends on you this key will open the
door may tyr be with you alright up here is like this pool where
you can recover things that you’ve lost if they quest specific haven’t lost
anything so that’s where you could recover them it does happen
so they up here in magic pools around around the city or wherever well this
guy’s gonna kick our butt not in combat they exploded Oh oops
should probably be attacking him all right now that we have a little bit time maybe
I can put on some armor not yet not yet now we can okay now for a ranger you get
the dual wield feet for free notice the glow effect around those
lights when this game was first released that was not there so we’re gonna do
some inspecting because I’d like to experience we could go through that door
right now about why I think I got these already that’s your experience til next level so
I got ways to go there I grab this if that’s up there you’re still in
attack mode your buffs will appear up here those are to get you into things you
need to be a thief really to use those so we’re going to try and see what’s
over here there is however no goblins here so we
rest to recover our hit points magic spells
if I had any I won’t have any for a while but No someone give me a hand this is too much
to carry that’ll be alleviated in a little bit when you don’t have enough strength to
carry the things you got it slows you down and one of the benefits of the
player adding on stuff is about to be shown the original campaign when you get
a henchman we could not control what they wore what they did now you can with
this player added content they’re also stronger than me so they have sets of
stats and things so he can carry that and we can equip them so his armor has
nothing there we can give him that too so now it’s my strength is 116 so now
I’m not over and Tony K’s AI means they
automatically equipped the best weapon for them so there was zero control in
any of the henchmen here to total control with player added stuff actually
will give him a little bit better armor here you can wear the tougher stuff all right bring it to me discipline helps you from getting
disarmed with tony k’s is AI enemies can open
doors and chase you too I’m just gonna make sure that they’re
all gone when you’re far enough away from other
enemies you can pretty much rest anywhere some modules don’t allow that
but this one does and then the main the main game it does as long as you’re not
in the vicinity of enemies many fierce enemies await you be now we level up alright so in this I
have obviously player added content which includes a lot of player added
classes from Dungeons & Dragons that we’re not originally in this game there
are very few compared to what I have now and so some of those become pick-able
like that might be one that’s not pickable this one this one however is a
lot of these are but I’m gonna stick with the Ranger and then there’s
prestige classes to so like sha arcane Archer is a prestige class so but I’m
gonna stick with the Ranger and then you have five points these are determined by
your intelligence and class and race to can sometimes affect that so I’m just
going to go with the recommended just for this little bit of a playthrough
here and then that’s it now I leveled so I should have spells maybe I think no
denied I don’t next level and you can pause frequently during this
game with that there it’s paused Oh and he just keeps changing weapons
that’s okay though not sure the rationale for that but as
long as he’s happy magic gloves blue means it’s an unidentified magical item potions you can also loot corpses quit that one early on in this you could
not see capes now you can gotta look around corners cuz stuff
hides a book I’ll kill you you’ll see all fun and games and you always gotta look around because
you always miss something I’m gonna rest up a bit if we can
nope there are enemies nearby I don’t know where but they are so I am going to go kill him right there that’s done I don’t think we went through
here so we’re going to because there’s two paths here so like
we came this way but we didn’t get none of the stuff from there and I would like
to go back and check like every corner just in case there are some hidden
things inside this game which is really hilarious like there’s a a deck of
hazards and it’s like a tarot deck except you draw like three cards and no
matter what it is you have to deal with it permanently so it could be a sickness
which does one hit point of damage or it could be a blessing like you get a
dragon as a pet it’s kind of fun anyway it’s called the deck of hazards we’re
getting close to the end of this tutorial but notice the beautiful
artwork like these ceilings this is this is how that looked right in here without
that light just this box part nowhere near as good detail or anything this is
all added from players it just adds so much to the the gameplay and then we’re gonna wait and we lose
him after this so I’m gonna steal all his stuff so I can sell it when I get
out of here don’t worry he’s got a loincloth he’s fine
he’s perhaps a little cold yes is there something you need
you can dismiss them or thanks to the player created content you can change
their tactics and things too you can give them instructions and it’s kind of
cool we came too late the creatures are lost
the Academy students slain No we came too late the creatures are lost yes is there something you need all
right well that’s it after this the tutorial is done so hopefully you have
fun and hopefully you like the game I will put links to the player created
content and other things that I can find for you guys in the Neverwinter vault ok
thank you very much for watching