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NWN2 News Feb 17, 2008

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Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update

February 17, 2008

 

This week's Blog is dedicated to the fine folks over at the Neverwinter Nights Podcast. Apparently Jay has been missing the community content side of things. Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything on that, so today's Blog will focus mostly on that side of the community. We will also feature another Persistent World spotlight and talk a bit about the upcoming patch.

 

Community Works

 

RWS Pocket Cathedral

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The guys from Robinson Workshop have released their Pocket Cathedrals product! These guys have been working hard on a lot of architectural packs for NWN2 and this Cathedral pack is just another example of their quality work.

 

You can find out more on NWVault here.

 

BTH Shield Pack

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A great shield pack from Barry the Hatchet. You can find it here on NWVault.

 

Wicked Leather

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One of the more difficult items to model for NWN2 is armor and clothing. nzdawghaus brings us some 'wicked leather' armor. You can find it here

 

 

DMFI Bulletin Board

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Qkrch has released a great tool to integrate into your modules and persistent worlds. You can check it out on Neverwinter Nights Vault here

 

 

 

Persistent World Spotlight: The Known Lands

By Deider

 

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What is the world known to its inhabitants simply as The Known Lands?

 

... a world of islands, where continents are myth. These islands dot the Ebon Sea, and are home to mountain ranges with dwarven citadels, forests of elves and fey, and plains occupied by the nations of humans and other races.

 

 

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Just a quick question if there's anything new on this posted by another member, as it didn't get any reply yet in the last com.update thread.

 

What I am asking myself:

Will the performance issues on ATI cards be fixed? Ever?

 

There's nothing about it in the patch notes, so I am not optimistic.

 

I switched from a Radeon 1950Pro, itself not a slow card at all, to a Radeon 3850, which

is about 1.7 to 2 times at fast. High details and shadows switched on still make the game

crawl.

 

I was about to give up on seeing any kind of performance increase in NWN2, until

I saw the following on Beyond3D's forums:

 

OpenGL guy's post

 

 

Originally Posted by Morgoth the Dark Enemy View Post

-NWN2 and NWN2:MOTB-slow as a dog with maximum settings on ATi HW since release and up to present time, for no obvious reason, even after numerous patches/drivers.

 

 

No obvious reason to you, but the root cause was given to the developer some time ago.

 

Just FYI, OpenGL guy works directly at ATI, he is not one to make stuff up.

So, when can we expect our ATI hardware to run the game as it should?

 

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No news from the Custom Contents' Contest ? Postpone to March ?... of 2008 ?

 

It was mentioned at the end of the Blog report that accusations of plagiarism were so rampant that it made judging the contest impossible and was thus cancelled. That one issue, with all it entails and implies saddens me for the sake of the Community. Once the accusations get thrown out there, justified or not, the doubt and mistrust it engenders are never of any benefit to the Community as a whole. So I am sorry to hear what could have been a great showcase of talent ended in such a way. Whoever is truly responsible for this (and you know who you are,) in any way, may you repent and change your ways. May you not have a good night's sleep or comfort in the day until justice is truly served.

 

Meanwhile, I look forward to the next contest. I am definitely going to enter this one just to up the level of my creative activity.

 

Also, thanks Rob for the blog update. BTS never fails to impress with the talent and little details that make each item unique in it's own way. RWS -- same to you folks. Truly fantastic work, folks, KUDOS!

 

best regards,

dunniteowl

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