|Neverwinter Nights Diamond
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Neverwinter Nights Diamond is the total package from the award-winning Neverwinter Nights gameplay. From Bioware the developers of Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights is an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Neverwinter Nights has been designed specifically for the online, multiplayer environment and the latest in 3D technology. It also allows anyone to experience all the magic of pen & paper Dungeon-Mastering on a home computer. Neverwinter Nights' powerful and user-friendly Solstice Toolset allows creation and population of entire new modular worlds and stories for others to adventure in. Enter a multiplayer module as a DM (Dungeon Master) and alter plots, possess characters and manage combat from behind the scenes all in real-time. Shadows of Undrentide offers role playing fans more Dungeons and Dragons features than the ground breaking original. Additional skills, such as Tumble and Appraise, additional feats, such as Divine Might, Extra Music and Bullheaded, additional new weapons, such as Holy Water Flasks and Choking Powder, additional new prestige classes, such as Harper Scout, additional new monsters from the Dungeon and Dragons universe, such as Medusa, Cockatrice, Sphinx, and Female Fire Giant, and additional new spells. Hordes of the Underdark is the 2nd expansion for the revolutionary role-playing game Neverwinter Nights. BioWare has created a dark and dangerous world of adventure set in the world of D&D. Your mind is sharp from hundreds of books studied, callused hands from years of weapon play, nimble feet from slipping unseen and unheard past thousands of guards and unshakable faith in gods worshipping. But is it enough for the final terror? As the last hope for the Forgotten Realms, you must face the unstoppable and decide the fate for all. As the hero, are you a legend? Epic levels, new prestige classes, new creatures, spells, feats, weapons and new tilesets to explore endles
- Neverwinter Nights Diamond is an updated compilation of Neverwinter Nights products sold on a single DVD.
- It includes Neverwinter Nights, Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, and Kingmaker.
- The game installation is updated up to version 1.66 for this first run of the compilation.
- Contents of the box include the game DVD and a quick install guide. The manuals are contained on the disk in Adobe PDF format.
- 1/04/2008: still duplicate CD-Key issue
I just wanted to chime in, despite the previous review reporting differently I ordered NWN from Amazon on January 4th, 2008 - and I received the game with all 3 CD-keys being the same.
While it may be fixed for some, not the case for me. I'm currently waiting for a response from Atari support....more info
- F***ing Awesome, Man!
I love this game! I like killing the monsters, and creating characters. Me likes it real good! ...more info
- Recent Batch of DVD Serial Numbers
I recently bought 15 copies of this product for our college. We use the NWN toolset for game design. Our school already owned 15 copies of this game so this would bring our number of copies up to 30. The first batch of 15 which we purchased over a year ago were great. The recent batch we purchased used the same serial number for all the games in the package. Only about half of the serial numbers worked for all the games; we used the old serial numbers with the new batch to enable the students to use the all the games included on the DVD disk. If this had been a single purchase we would have been out of luck. You might want to consider buying a used copy rather than the new product.
- CD Keys Included Again
People have been reporting missing CD keys in Diamond releases of NWN. I purchased this direct from Amazon at the end of June 2007 and it does have CD Keys on the inside front cover of the instruction booklet. If you've been holding out for new stock with CD keys intact, now's the time.
I love the game for its official campaigns and third-party modules, but this is mostly an update of the CD keys issue. =)...more info
The Original Campaign is absolutely terrible. It has no story, and the NPCs are boring and bland, lacking any sort of personality or anything even remotely interesting...you might as well be getting quests from rocks.
The action's pretty lame. So...hardcore RPG'ers and Hack and Slashers will be disappointed.
Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark completely kick rear. Seriously. Why wasn't one of those the origincal campaign?
What you're really buying, though, is an engine.
And a toolset.
And "Unlimited Adventures" is truly correct, for once.
There are a myriad of online servers to play on, hosted by geeks just like you. Not happy with what you see in Gamespy's list? Host your own Dedicated server. Make your own modules. Play over the LAN with your friends. Host your own mini-servers over the net with your friends.
NWN is all about the multiplay.
Want to be surprised? Download and easilly install and play someone else's custom single, multi, and dedicated-server campaigns.
This game is fun for 1-32 people.
Only problem is finding enough people to get some regular action going...
I've got two buddies and we constantly LAN together...and a few dedicated servers we enjoy playing on when all three of us aren't around...
The game is amazing when you get 6 players and fill the dungeon master slot, then it's just like 3D Tabletop gaming...and even more fun when you're all on a LAN together.
So take that as you will....more info
- NWN Revisited & A Little Vista Help
* NOTE *
Windows Vista owners: make sure you have all of your Windows patches in place and that you are using current hardware drivers. I had to download and apply Atari's Critical Rebuild 1.69 Patch ( http://nwn.bioware.com/support/patch_english_hotu.html) and set the game to "Run as Administrator". You may have to make other setting changes depending on your PC's hardware and software.
I have enjoyed playing Dungeons & Dragons since the early 80's and have often been disappointed by some of the games released for the D&D franchise. Until NWN hit the shelves, my favs were Eye of the Behold I, the Baldur's Gate series, and the Icewind Dale series. Neverwinter reminded me of the days when I played it as an online game by SSI & AOL. Add to the fact that with the Aurora Toolset (comes with NWN) I can create my own playable content and share it with others. So in this package you not only get the base game, you get the 2 expansion games, plus the 3rd premium expansion which in itself contains 3 games, and the Aurora Toolset. Can't beat the price and will keep you busy for some time to come.
The graphics and sound are very good by today's demanding standards and makes good use of the D&D rule set which I think was version 3.x at the time. Hopefully you will enjoy as much as I do....more info
- save sanity buy bullett
dont do it!!!! IF you buy, get it only from AMAZON, not from someone who sells on their site. That way when you get hosed you can return it. Buy from anyone else and you bit the big one cause they wont take it back. this is garbage I will support NOTHING from atari again. I got this game for hubby, didnt ready reviews (my bad) cause it was not for me but a gift he wanted. There are 3 games on the cd in the pack and dumb atari only published 1 key code. no web sites are helpful, people just complain. .... atari returns NO calls and NO emails.
Someone needs to get the 3 codes and post them on the web or torrent. Since atari wont do the job we paid them for. Why is this not on product recall! Why do ANY shops continue to sell with the amazingly large amount of returns they have to fork out....more info
- Neverwinter Nights: Diamond
Based on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition rules and Forgotten Realms, it's an epic game. Best 2002 RPG, highest replay value due to massively multiplayer online, Aurora toolset to build your own adventures, plenty of user made adventures and official campaign keeping you stuck to the screen for much more than 100 hours, not to mention persistent online worlds that makes you totally role play your character.
They could call this Neverwinter Nights: Ultimate, in my opinion!
11 starting classes and plenty of prestige class to enhance your character in the way you like to play, or the way you imagine it.
Community Expansion Pack brings you the best of the best for the best!
An infinite array of weapons, armors, new models, and tilesets.
Do yourself a favor. If you never tried it, or it isn't on your shelf, there's still a chance to cleanse your sin!
- Do not expect it to run on VISTA
Do not bother with Neverwinter Nights if your only PC is running Windows Vista. Limited backwards compatibility experienced with other gaming programs does not apply to Neverwinter Nights. I'll believe other reviews that this was a great game and the Diamond edition is a great bargain - only if you're still running Windows XP.
I noticed all the 1-star reviews for problems with CD keys, but I also found technical help for how to deal with incorrect keys. I was not anticipating a problem. I know this is supposed to be the Windows XP version and I'm running Vista, but I've run lots of other older software on Vista. Neverwinter Nights will not run properly on Vista, and the Atari support site offers no advice whatsoever to deal with it.
I have located alternative sites with advice, but the troubleshooting methods are extensive, highly technical at times, and tedious.
EDIT: I got the software to work after about 3-1/2 hours of trying to find and apply the right patches. I still have to watch 100% of the intro movie every time, or the game crashes. Internet help will suggest a line edit to the .ini file that suppresses the intro movie, but when I did this the opening menu became unresponsive. The product works with Vista, but the installation and boot-up overhead are annoying....more info
- Big disappointment
This game has pros and cons. Unfortunately, the cons greatly out way the pros. The biggest pro is the price. It took me over 100 hours to finish the basic module. Plus there are two expansion packs on top of that. The graphics are also quite good despite the fact that this game was release over 5 years ago.
The cons are quite lengthy so I will just mention the biggest one.
This game crashed constantly despite the fact that my PC far exceeds the minimum requirement and I downloaded all the service packs. (I'm running XP service pack 2). The worst was not being able to load games that I already saved. This happened at the beginning, with games saved in the Docks district.
The story line wasn't very interesting. Much worse than Baldur's gate.
The design of the dungeons was very repetitive. Every setting resembled all the previous setting.
You can only have one henchman adventuring with you and you have very limited control over that character. For example, you decide to adventure with a sorcerer. The sorcerer will automatically start cast spells on the first encounter. As a result, the most powerful spells are wasted on the first Orc you encounter. When you get to the tough monsters the sorcerer has no spells left.
All in all this game isn't worth the twenty dollars.
- NWN diamond collection
Hours of playtime, exciting gameplay, solid questlines, what else does one need?...more info
- A True RPG
the title says it all, Just like D&D this game brings out the true RPGer in all of us, with detailed story plots, mercenary character development, and even the use of other story modules. Its a game that can be play for hours at a time for days and days. Only downside I found is that the farther you go, the difficulty doesn't increase as fast, so it allowed me to invelope myself in the plot more...more info
- The Duplicate Key Issue Should Be Resolvable
This review is to confirm that the method described in other reviews for acquiring a quick response from Atari Support works - at least for me.
I just purchased this game at my local GameStop and, like many other people, I received three duplicate product keys. From here, I contacted Technical Support at www.atarisupport.com, and submitted my issue using their webform. Immediately after submitting my online support request I received a confirmation email from Atari Support.
Despite the confirmation email directing me not to reply to it, I replied with a brief recap of the duplicate key issue and attached scans of the following:
1.) the page from my manual that contained the duplicate keys
2.) the purchase receipt.
Within 20 minutes (seriously!), I received another email from Atari Support that provided me with three separate, working keys.
So buy Neverwinter Nights Diamond expecting the duplicate key issue. If it doesn't occur, great. If it does occur, follow the steps above and the issue should be resolved for you (in reading all the negative reviews, I couldn't find anyone else who replied to the confirmation email with a manual scan and a proof of purchase). Good luck, all....more info
- Incorrect CD keys!
Good old Amazon. I was lucky enough to have read the recent reviews before I visited the local GameStop today, January 21st, 2008. After buying it, I opened it in the car to see if it had the incorrect CD keys inside the case - yup, they were all the same, as many have reported here. I immediately returned it for a refund, and won't try again.
- game of choice
i bought the game for a friend who wanted it. i had the orgianly one and i love the game but this was a great idea to put them all in one makes it easier for people to play. already have the expanshins and the opotions that most people want when they buy games....more info
- NO CD KEY- can't play game.
The game as the other comments idenicate has 3 duplicate CD keys so you can't play the game.
Atari doesn't seem to want to help in a reasonable amount of time and they want you to jump through hoops.
The product should be RECALLED....more info
- Best RPG of it class
In the RPG world, there are 3 main groups. There are the first person RPG's like Morrowind and Oblivion, the hack and slash top down RPG's like Diablo and Titan Quest, and the DnD bases RPG's, like this and Baldurs Gate.
This game is simply the best of the third category. Not only does this come with three separate campaigns, as well as the included premium content, but this game also has the of the best developed modding communities of any game ever released. While the graphics are somewhat dated by todays standards, you can still get hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this game.
And for the guy who said he hated it because you can only control 1 companion: the amount of companions increases as you progress through the game, and gets up to 3-4 at the end of the last expansion. ...more info
- Not compatible with Vista
Had I known this game wasn't compatible with window's vista, I wouldn't have bought it....more info
- Great Deal!!!
This is the Ultimate NWN box set. Everything you need to download and play the latest premium module from Bioware "Wyvern Crown Cormyr" (allows ride-able horses). Was a little worried about the bad reviews regarding three identical CD-keys but the copy that was sent to me had different keys for each game....more info
- Diamond NWN
It is really a very amusing game. I qualify him excellent.
in Amazon it is of everything, that is also very excellent....more info
- Do It Yourself Kit
This was another game that was required material for the Art Institute Game Design course. While outdated now (it WILL NOT work on Vista), the game also included an editor, which allowed creation of your own levels. It was surprisingly easy to use, that is, everything but the Script language. There are Script builders available online to help with this, but thankfully this is only needed for serious in-depth changes. Most of the game design could be successfully pulled off without the need for a head full of mathematical verbage. Again, I am saddened that I don't have a way for it to run on my new system, but if you still have old school Windows working, this is a great buy for any aspiring video game designer!...more info
- Just very good.
I feel actually that is a good choice for a d&d fan as me. But if I compare it to the nw2, obviously this game is better.
Just do not forgot to get the expansion mask of the betrayer for neverwinter nights 2... ;)...more info
- Worked fine for me...
Regarding the cd keys: I bought two copies of this game through Amazon and received them on 1/03/07. Each copy came with 3 separate working cd keys on pg. 2 of the booklet and they both installed perfectly on their respective computers. I read the wary reviews about the missing/bad cd keys before purchasing, although it seemed strange to me that they would still be selling copies with bad cd keys over a year after the problem initially arose. I'm very glad I went ahead and bought these; I haven't had a chance to play extensively yet but the game, including all the expansions/modules, thus far appears to work exactly as it should without errors. I might have just been lucky, but I didn't figure it was much of a gamble; Amazon is excellent about returns.
Regarding the game in general: Since I'm not an avid gamer, I don't think there's anything special that I can contribute in this review concerning the game's D&D content. The game may be old, but it's still fun. Definitely a great buy for those who don't have beefy graphics cards. I found this game while looking at older games that would be able to run on my two PCs, one with a 32MB ATI Mobility Xpress video card, and the other with an NVIDIA GeForce 6100S integrated video card. So far it performs very well on both running at 1024x768. I mainly bought this game though for its multiplayer capacity. You have the option to host or join games either over the internet or through a LAN. Also, it's free to host or join games over the internet, which is cool.
Overall, for as expansive as the game is, this inexpensive D&D-based RPG gives you a whole lot of bang for your buck, and I strongly recommend it....more info
- No support from Atari
The game looks like fun, but I had the same CD Key problem that many other people have had. After a week of complete silence from Atari, ignoring my 5 support requests, I had no choice but to ask Amazon for a refund. Disappointing,because I really wanted to play this game....more info
- Insane replability
Tons of replayability, one of the best single or multi player titles ever created for the PC. Hundreds of fantastic player-created modules....more info
- Love the game... Hate Atari -- Duplicate Keys
As much as I love playing the game, I am extremely dissappointed with Atari Support. Since the company is now in the hands of Europeans, phone support in the states is gone indefinately, and the only means of communication is via Email.
If you intend on buying the game, be sure you purchase the product from Amazon or an actual retailer such as EB or GameStop and not from a 3rd party retailer on here (just in case you have to return the product) Numberous copies of NWN Diamond have been sent to customer with duplicated keys in the manual. -->This is a known issue with Atari for over a YEAR!!<-- If in the case you do get duplicated keys, dont bother contacting Atari Support. Return the item, and get NWN Platinum. You may not get the 3 extra modules in the platinum, but at least you dont have to deal with the headache of contacting Atari Support. Trust me im going on day 12, with no answer... I sent them an email with the required images to show proof that I have duplicate keys and nothing.. If they will not give me my new keys then I will return my Diamond copy and get the Platinum Collection. The 3 extra modules can be bought through Bioware for a small price, but not really a big deal for myself.
And if anyone is wondering why I gave this game a 3 star fun rating... its not very fun if one can not play......more info
- Can't play the game, 3 same keys, no email support
It's now been 45 days. I've emailed Atari's tech support 3 times. No real answers from them at all, just an automated "we got your email" message. I'll be returning the game for a refund. I will never buy another Atari game or product again.
- Game is only OK, but I had no technical problems on Vista
I got this from a bargain bin in a GameStop. I have windows Vista and there were no technical problems, aside from the fact that since I have a laptop, it was a little slow at times. If you people have problems, just look up the game on google and wikipedia, many have already developed solutions. Anyway, on to the game.
((Pros:)) Great graphics, fight scenes, it's just really fun to develop, empower and broaden your character with his or her experiences.
((Cons:)) Too much just running around. Trust me, you will go to your knees and Thank God when you finally find the Boots of Fastness or whatever. Plus there is a real lack of variety in the landscapes: Stone Building, Evil Stone Building, Gray Cave, Wooden Building, Grass, Town, Forest. That's pretty much it. Although all the major and sub-stories are great, it gets pretty boring and you spend about half those millions of Hours they talk about just running around the same damn trees and hallways you have been running around since the beginning.
The expansion packs help a little in this regard, (you get Brown Cave, Drow Inside, Snow and Desert) and add much more emotion and excitement to the story, too (Deekin rocks, he is the ultimate sidekick). But if you have played this far the repetitiveness of the scenes and gameplay detracts a lot from the fun--it is also a little too combat-oriented for my taste. And fun is what games are supposed to be, so I think you're better off with Baldur's Gate (assuming you have Windows XP on a computer somewhere).
So, Bottom Line:
Good graphics, fun story, but boring and repetitive gameplay....more info
- One of the sleeper hits of the 2000's
I just have begun playing NWN for the very first time and I am very impressed with the extremely long playing time, the depth of the storylines and the great humor incorporated in areas of the game as well. The graphics aren't the greatest, but then it's clear the emphasis wasn't on the graphics anyway, but on character development and the depth of the storyline. I am really enjoying it so far. By the way, pay no attention to the reviews below harping on the missing installation codes. They were there all along. If these people had the common sense to open the instruction booklet, they would have seen that the codes were printed on the inside cover. One gripe though, The player interface is very clunky and the camera angles very annoying. It does take some getting used to, but once I did, I started having so much fun with this game. I am only in the first chapter and I feel like I have been playing it forever. At 100+ hours of playing time for the original game alone, it's one of the longest games ever made I believe, well,, that is, until Oblivion came out anyway. No offense to Bioware, but Oblivion knocks the socks off this game. ...more info
- Nice but not that nice
Neverwinter Nights is a fine RPG, the chracter generation is engaging and after a few test runs you should be able to craft a fairly intriguing character. It's propably my favorite aspect of the game so far, I am halfway throught he first adventure so far and have meddled in the others mods. The game play is fine as are the graphics but it is not as intriguing as Morrowind, Baldurs Gate 2 or Planescape. Other than those two games I would put it up at the forefront of the second rank of RPGs such as Icewind Dale. Given the price and what you get this is a great deal....more info