Windows 7 NWN Problems
I need some help.
I'm going off to college for my first year, which will severely cut down on my CoA time.
I might loose it completely though if I don't get the following problem sorted out in the next two days.
I've installed NWN using my diamond edition and the CD Keys that came with it on my Labtop I have gotten for to use in college. The computer is running Windows 7 and when ever I attempt to start up the game I get an error message that says:
"Program Blocked Due to Compatability Issues
Check online to see if solutions are avaliable from the microsoft website. If solutions are found Windows will automatically display a website that lists the steps you can take.
Program: Neverwinter Nights
Publisher: BioWare Corp.
Neverwinter Nights has a known compatability issue with this version of windows. For an update that is compatable with this version of windows contact BioWare Corp."
If I can't solve this problem I'll be gone from CoA for the entire school year. I'd appreciate help, advise, or links from people who are more tech savvy than I am or who might have encountered this or a similar problem in the past with Windows 7 or another version of Windows.
Hopefully I can fix this problem and will continue to see you all on a semi-regular basis.
Dr.Penguin last edited by
Have you ran all the updates? If you can't get far enough to run the updates, Google "NWNEnglish1.69HotUUpdate.exe" and that should help.
I checked to see if mine was running in any special compatibility modes or anything and it's not.
Dr.Penguin last edited by
StrawMan last edited by
I didn't have any problems playing NWN on Windows 7.
You need to run with administrator level privileges.
Right click on the NWN executable and choose Run As Administrator.
haljordan last edited by
I'm running Windows 7 and I'm having no problems at all. I didn't need to change in settings or anything of the sort.
Dr. Penguin was very helpful, the update fixed the problem, although I do still need to run as an administrator and if I try and skip through the cinema scenes in the begining I get booted back to the desktop and neverwinter nights closes.
Other than have to watch that guy kill the minotaur over and over again I should have no problem playing in my free time at university.
Just open your nwn.ini file, and change:-
Disable Intro Movies=1
And you'll never have to hear that awful atari noise again.
As always Rel, your advise has saved me much time and trouble.
My love for you grows with each passing day.
Are there any known fixes for this problem? I run on Windows 7 64 bit, and can't get NWN to work for the life of me. I have tried the things that have been previously stated.
Thanks in advance.
All I had to do was download the critical rebuild patch Dr.Penguin recommended from the bioware site.
I already have it downloaded. I essentially loaded my hard-drive from my desktop onto my laptop. So I have the same exact files here as I do on my desktop. My desktop is a Vista 64 Bit, but Vista/7 work basically the same way so it doesn't matter with any other games. I will try actually loading it and see if that works. Thanks.
I too am on windows 7 64bit and while the game runs it can be unstable with frequent crashes which is damm annoying.