Neverwinter Nights

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  1. xineizer

    xineizer Member

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    I was bored during the entire Holy Week.... I was so bored that I actually studied Java development... I ended up finishing the entire Java Fundamentals book in three days... :lol: Now, I ended up looking for something else to keep me occupied... I wanted to play an RPG on my PowerBook...

    As I searched throught the net, I stumbled upon Neverwinter Nights! I've heard of this game before, but never really explored it. After going through Mac Soft Games's website, I found myself captured by the game concept.

    I'm downloading the demo now... if this plays well, I'd probably buy the game. :)

    I'm curious though... has anyone here been playing NWN? I want to know what it's really like. Any players actually have their own world already?
     
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    i play neverwinter nights for both pc and mac. i've finished it twice using a swordsman and an elf ranger. i use the full version but i don't have a world yet.
     
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    Wow! Finished it twice! I guess the game wasn't exactly the same second time 'round. Ever play online with it?
     
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    the ranger rocks the second time around. creatures could go near him. but some monster were just to hard for my bow and arrow. so some good old fashioned long sword fighting was needed. sonic and ice longsword combinations. fire and lightning arrows for long range shooting. played online with my pc. got some cool items for my swordsman. a huge bastard sword and some cool rings.
     
  5. ginoledesma

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    I've played NWN since the day it came out for the PC. I've finished the game twice on the PC (the original campaign), and have ended the NWN series (including the 2 expansion packs) on the Mac a couple of times now using various characters.

    NWN is a pretty interesting game, though if you've come from the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series the story isn't as deep or as epic. I've tried playing the game online with a couple of people abroad, but timezone differences are a big hurdle to overcome.

    The game plays well on the Mac, though you don't get the Aurora Toolset which allows you to create modules of your own.
     
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    Does this mean that I won't be able to make my own world? Once I get through the game, I'm planning to exploring the possibility of making my own world and becoming a DM (does this still stand for Dungeon Master?).

    Will I still be able to do so on my Mac without the Aurora Toolset? :wound:
     
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    You won't be able to create your own campaigns, if that's what you mean, but you are able to use custom-made, third-party maps and be the DM.
     
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    Great! That's good to know.

    I just saw that there is Neverwinter Nights Gold available already. I wonder if this is going to be a multi-platform installer like WarCraft III. It comes with the Aurora Toolset. I have a PC as well anyway :drunk: , so I'm thinking of getting a multi-platform edition.
     
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    guess not.... :mad:

    Neverwinter Nights Gold is by Atari and only for Windoze... :mad: I have to look out for the MacSoft version... :dry:
     
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    Some interesting discoveries...

    1. There is an equivalent Aurora toolkit for the Mac. Click here. (This is unsupported by MacSoft)

    2. You can use the PC version of the expansion packs with the Mac version of NWN. Click here. (Again, this is unsupported)

    (btw, I'm in the office... is it obvious that I'm really working hard? :))

    [Edited on 4-12-2004 by xineizer]
     
  11. ginoledesma

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    Hey, Joubert

    Glad you're getting hyped up about all this. Here's my two bits:

    1. I've yet to see a copy of NWN for Mac in ANY STORE here in the Philippines. Datablitz doesn't carry it yet, neither do the AppleCenters. I tried giving Global Publishing a call, but intil they receive a request from the resellers, they won't be keeping any in stock.

    2. You can use the PC version of the NWN Expansion Packs Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark with the Mac, though it doesn't come with an installer. There are a couple of steps you need to do to get it working, but it isn't rocket science. Of course, I'd rather that we buy the Mac versions instead, but I doubt they'll be hitting the stores here anytime soon (see #1). :wound:

    3. I've yet to find a solid NWN community locally. There are the occasional players, but more often than not they're power-games/player-killers. Are you a role-player or a power-gamer? :D

    4. Another interesting thing to look out for is City of Doors Initiative, which hopes to recreate the story/world of Planescape Torment (one of the best CRPGs ever) in NWN.

    5. There's no hybrid PC/Mac version of NWN. Sigh. While the serial numbers are platform-insensitive, its a bummer having to buy two copies of the same game when you want to play on two computers in the same network. I wish there were a cheaper way, like paying Bioware/Macsoft/Atari a $10 fee to get a new key. Darn.

    I hope nobody who knows me sees me here while working. :blush:

    [Edited on 4-12-2004 by ginoledesma]
     
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    Aaaarrrgghhh!!! ...and I've been urging to rush to the mall already and purchase a copy of NWN... Man! :mad: I don't want to order it from the US as it will definitely cost a lot more...
     
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    Anybody want to sell me a second-hand copy of NWN for Mac at a cheap price? :lol:
     
  14. Zauber

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    Hi Xin...

    If you don't have any offers... try to get it on EBAY or AMAZON Auctions.

    Macs are not really gaming machines (I don't know who plays much games on Macs, anyone?) c hances are, it's not very common that we talk about games for Macs.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  15. ginoledesma

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    Hey!!! I resent that. :p

    I don't agree that just because Macs can't run the latest variation of a genre means its not a "gaming machine." I enjoy several of the games that have been released on the Mac, and they are worth playing over and over again.

    I believe Adel used to be one of the leading "Happy Mac gamers", and I think he still is. I mainly play RPGs and adventure games, and the occasional RTS, or anything that Blizzard throws at us. That makes my Mac a gaming machine. :)

    However, I will admit that when compared to Windows or console gaming units, the Mac will have fewer selections (surprise surprise). But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the games we get on the Mac. :)
     
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    I was playing Neverwinter Nights on PC for a bit... But I ended up getting bored with it after a while... First of all, I found the models ugly, and the skins uglier (and I'm such a sucker for pretty, if something isn't pretty, it probably won't hold my attention/interest for very long [hence, a mac user, haha]). The portraits were nice enough, but really, the skins were hideous.

    Also for me, there wasn't enough story and character develpoment as well.

    I think maybe I'm more built for console RPG's :p
     
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    Hey hey hey! I'm so happy I can dance and gig right now here in the office! A friend of mine just called me up and he said that he just got a copy of Neverwinter Nights for Mac for me! Yehey! He's coming home this Sunday! :party:

    The only catch is... I have to pay him back for it. :lol:
     
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    Oh, you're so right about that, Gino. I've given up finding one here and the first thing I'll do when we arrive in Australia this June to visit my sister and her family, I'll go straight to the Apple Store and buy NWN!!! I've played the demo version for God-knows-how-many-times now. :dry: Still, the demo gives me an idea what class is perfect for me. I'm torn between becoming a ranger and a monk. :wound:
     
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    Ha! Guess I'm not the only one! hehehehe... same here -- I'm torn between two classes, but it's between a sorcerer and a wizard... :p
     
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    I don't claim to know the whole storyline of NWN (including the expansion packs), but I've heard the love interest for the female character in the Hoardes of the Underdark expansion has a lot of fangirls. I wonder why. :evil:

    Then again, I agree with you. I'm really more of a console gamer. NWN is just one of the very few Mac games that I really want to play and finish. Say, even if they release a Mac version of Ragnarok, I don't think I'll even consider playing it. It has cute characters, but from what I heard from seasoned gamers...... :wound:

    [Edited on 4-15-2004 by Jiru-chan]
     

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