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Saturday, March 22, 2003

NWN Linux Installer Follow-Up

This morning I tried Ravage's Neverwinter Nights Linux installer that includes the 1.29 patch. I'm not sure what version of the beta he includes. At any rate, the installer worked flawlessly. All I had to do is give the nwn directory "games" group ownership and change permissions to give the group write access (check the second bullet point to see how I did that). I hope Bioware talks to Ravage when they create their installer for the final version of the client. BTW, you will need 1G free in your /tmp directory when you install this.

UPDATE! A post by Ravage indicates that this installer is using the second (and most current as of this writing) beta client.

Winamp 2.9 BETA released

For those who prefer Winamp 2, Justin has released a beta version of Winamp 2 version 2.9. This contains some of the features of Winamp 3, with the speed and stability of 2.x. You can download the beta here, and read up on features and problems here.

Friday, March 21, 2003

Yet Another NWN Update

I'm guessing no one would mind another Neverwinter Nights Linux update :) I created a new character and got him up to level five. All told, I've probably played for about two or three hours and it's been rock solid. I've been very impressed. I think my sound issues come from the fact that the game seems to be expecting at least a four-speaker system whereas I only have two. That option is not available in the sound settings. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. Other than that, it's been great.

NWN Linux Installer

Ravage has created an installer for Neverwinter Nights in Linux so that you don't have to have a Windows partition to copy the files from. You will also have to download the NWN manual patch to 1.29 and run it with Wine or WineX. The author of the installer is working on a version that includes the 1.29 patch. I have not tried this, but others have reported success.

When the final version of the Linux client comes out, Bioware says that you will no longer need a Windows partition. This is just a temporary measure.

UPDATE! The installer now includes the 1.29 patch in English only. I'm going to have to download this and give it a whirl.

NWN Linux Client: Beta 2

Well, that was fast! Bioware has already posted a second beta of the Neverwinter Nights Linux client. I'm hoping someone posts a changelog soon so I know what the difference is. I'll install it and see if I find anything obvious.

NWN Linux Beta Client Tips

Here are a few tips for people who are having problems getting the Neverwinter Nights beta Linux client running. I've gleaned most of these from the NWN Linux forum.

Pondering the Imponderable

I'm not going to comment much about the war in Iraq. I am continuously praying that this will be resolved quickly. I'm not going to use this website as a bully pulpit unlike so many actors who use their fame to try to make us believe that their views are worth listening to. Having said that, I found it interesting that Iraq launched Scud missiles against British and American troops as well as Kuwait City. Why didn't Hans Blix and the U.N. inspectors ever find those? And here I thought Iraq had complied with the U.N. sanctions.

Some fans of the Montreal Canadiens booed the American national anthem. I think there are two possible explanations for this:

  1. They are just mad that their team once again is going to miss the playoffs and thus have no shot at Lord Stanley's hardware.
  2. The French word "Boux" actually means "hooray!" in English.

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