Neverwinter Nights 2

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  1. Karroc macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook with Leopard and version 10.5.7
    Processor: 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
    Can I run Neverwinter Nights 2 well on my computer?
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    It doesn't seem to have a Mac compatible version? But these are the minimum system requirements if you want to run it in Bootcamp:

    http://atari.com/us/games/neverwinternights2/dvd_rom
     
  3. Karroc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I does work on Mac, I am wondering about my computers graphics, etc.
     
  4. miiles macrumors regular

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    Weird, there are two games called NeverWinter Nights 2. One is by Atari and another by Aspyr, sorry about that.

    You've got 1.83 GHz, and the minimum requirement is 2.0GHz so it probably wouldn't run too great.
     
  5. Karroc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok...darn.....thanks anyway...
     
  6. ericvmazzone macrumors regular

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    The Aspyr version might be the ported NWN2 for the Mac. That is what Aspyr does they port games from PC to Mac. If Aspyr has a title with the name NWN2 I'd imagine that is the Mac version. Check them out.
     
  7. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    correct
     
  8. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    The Aspyr version is the Mac port. I'm running it on a Core 2 2.0 Ghz with an x1600 and it's pretty slow, even with the graphics settings turned down. If you have a dedicated 3D card then it should run about the same, if you have integrated then it possibly won't even run.
     
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    Always seems to be compromises with ports...
     
  11. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    My review is here:

     
  12. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I like your review. I've played NWN2 on my PC and I did not care for it. I really don't like worlds with invisible walls all over the place because it ruins immersion IMO. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is a much better choice for a solo RPG.
     
  13. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh ... problem is - while it is fun, Oblivion is really not much of an RPG. You can simultaneously answer Yes and No in terms of choices, and aside from *one* quest there are no consequences.

    But then they are very different sorts of games, really. NWN2 is a D&D-based hardcore PC-centric RPG. Oblivion is an action-centric, console-focused action-RPG. It is all abotu what you are looking for in a game.
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    There are a lot of factors that make up a game along with personal preference. Oblivion is far from perfect but it is very immersive. And it is the first game I played where if I saw an interesting mountain, I could go climb it or go out and wander just to see the sights. It's main short coming is that you could totally ignore the main quest and you are right, no consequences. But to get into the story you are kinda obligated to go do it and there is a conclusion. What is really funny is I don't care for Fallout3, Bethesda's follow on to Oblivion at all! I do have an eye on Borderlands, about another post apocalyptic world, which is supposed to come out this Fall.
     
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    True, but this brought a whole new level of disappointment for me. I expect the odd crashes, but encountering an issue which required me to restart the game from the very beginning, losing all previous progress, was unacceptable and I simply set the game aside at that point.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Absolutely unacceptable.
     
  17. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    Sadly, it seems that most, if not all mac ports of games are slower than their windows counterparts. Even The Sims 3 seems to be.
     
  18. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    While that may be largely true, I have found NWN2 the absolute worst PC->Mac port I've ever played in terms of performance.
     
  19. Brad Oliver macrumors regular

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    If you have that busted saved game handy, e-mail it to me and I'll take a look: brad AT aspyr DOT com.
     
  20. Brad Oliver macrumors regular

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    I did the bulk of my Mac NWN2 development on an iMac with an x1600 card. As part of that I did Boot Camp performance testing. Our framerate in the Mac port for that card was 75% of Boot Camp, which all told wasn't terrible given the differences in GL and D3D that NWN2 (ab)used.

    With that said, I'm curious what parts of the game you felt performed the worst relative to Boot Camp. Because NWN2 doesn't have automated performance scripting, our tests involved basically loading up saved games from various portions of the game and comparing.
     
  21. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    As I said in my quoted review, my first run was with a 256MB x1900 card MBP ... and perhaps it was patch non-parity or something, because I was playing the Mac version on 'day of release' ... and I really found it very poor in terms of performance throughout. I mean, even in the opening tutorial contests and town battle ...
     
  22. Brad Oliver macrumors regular

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    Have you played it since then? We're prepping a 1.23 patch, and we've got a Mac-specific performance patch in the pipe after the 1.23 patch, so any feedback is appreciated.
     
  23. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the current state of add-ons / expansions? I have a replay of 'Mask of the Betrayer' in my long gaming queue ... but if I cannot *ever* play MotB, Storm of Zehir or the Mysteries of Westgate on the Mac version ... it isn't a good thing.
     
  24. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    ^^there is a way to get MotB onto the Mac NWN2 here.
    Performance is pretty dire on an X1600, I'm amazed you didn't go insane Brad, I have to run it with pretty much all settings on minimum.
     
  25. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that ... I had tried the manual method using the dev-tools way back with little success, so I might give this a shot. I would still rather give Aspyr my $ for an official release.
     

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