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March 29, 2018, 07:08:08 AM

Hey there,

Both the installer EXE and the utility included in the .rar to patch to modules don't work with the freshly released NWN Enhanced Editions. Both utilities look for a Neverwinter Nights install, which NWN EE isn't, and so the utilities shut down before doing anything. Is there any way to force the utilities to recognize the EE or any hope of them being patched to better play along with the EE?

Thank you!

April 05, 2018, 10:35:17 PM
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I can think of a work-around, but it's ugly and requires a bit of technical know-how.

I'd imagine that the installer isn't working because it's looking for two things: NWN registry entries and NWN folders. You could fake both of these using regedit and symbolic links (shortcuts that programs see as normal folders Mac OS, Linux, Windows Vista+ only).

Really the best bet would be to update the installer to work with EE. It's in the PRC source code under tools/HakInstaller/. It's a Visual Studio 2005 2.0 project. Changing the code is a doddle because you can do it in notepad and C# is a very nice programming language. Unfortunately... getting ahold of a copy of Visual Studio 2005 in 2018 is kind of difficult; the code will need to be coerced into working in a newer Visual Studio. That sounds decidedly not fun.