Installing Neverwinter Nights
Step 1: Buy the game from GoG.com and Download it. Or use your game cd. The install instructions are for the GoG version.
Step 2: Install with wine:
cd ~/Downloads ## path you downloaded to wine setup_nwn_diamond.exe
have it install to your home directory like ~/nwn
Download these 3 files to your home directory (~):
cd ~ wget http://nwdownloads.bioware.com/neverwinternights/linux/gold/nwclientgold.tar.gz wget http://nwdownloads.bioware.com/neverwinternights/linux/161/nwclienthotu.tar.gz wget http://content.bioware.com/neverwinternights/linux/166/English_linuxclient166_xp2.tar.gz
cd ~/nwn mv nwncdkey.ini nwncdkey.bak tar -xzf ~/nwclientgold.tar.gz tar -xzf ~/nwclienthotu.tar.gz tar -xzf ~/English_linuxclient166_xp2.tar.gz ./fixinstall mv nwncdkey.bak nwncdkey.ini
Step 5: Play the game with ./nwn or create a launcher for it in your desktop enviroment. If you use pulseaudio you might have to kill it before you can play if you want sound, then turn it back on when you are done.
If you find you have no sound...
and add "autospawn = no" without quotes. Then Ctrl+o to save, and ctrl+x to exit.
Make a script to start the game...
You will add these lines to it and save with ctrl+o, and exit with ctrl+x
cd ~/nwn pulseaudio -k ./nwn sleep 2 pulseaudio &
once you save you will need to set the script as executable
chmod +x ~/nwn/launchnwn
Then to run the game you can make a gnome/kde/whatever launcher that points to ~/nwn/launchnwn or run ~/nwn/launchnwn from a terminal