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Dhruin December 8th, 2007 19:12

NWN - v1.69 Beta Patch
Yes, BioWare is still patching NWN. The BioWare forums has news of the 1.69 Beta for Windows users with both SoU and HotU installed and addresses some Vista specific issues.
More information.

Lucky Day December 8th, 2007 19:15

This has been Brian Chung's baby ever since they hired him off the DLA team. His main focus has been integrating his WCoC premium mod into the patch.

The patch is huge. 350 mb zipped.



Neverwinter Nights v1.69 Beta 1
Patch details:
New Content added from the Neverwinter Nights Premium Modules (http://store.bioware.com/products/neverwinternights/)
New Purple Dragon Knight Prestige Class
8 New Tilesets:
Barrows Interior
Castle Exterior, Rural
Castle Interior 2
City Interior 2
Fort Interior
Sea Caves
17 New Music Tracks:
New Creatures (over 100 new apperances):
Caladnei (NPC)
Cobra (Regular, Black and Gold )
Curst Swordsman
Gem Golems (Diamond, Emerald and Ruby)
G'Zhorb the All seeing Eye
Harat, Lord of Darkness (Large and Small)
Horses (63 Different varients, plus mounted Humans, Elves, Half-Elves, Halflings, Gnomes, Half-Orcs and Dwarves)
Lord Antoine Baccha, Visier de Guise (NPC)
Maggris, the Hive Mother
Masterius (Regular, Disguised and Powerful)
Mist Dragon
Nightmare ( Regular, Saddled and Armored )
Ogre Chieftan
Purple Dragon Knight Archer (Female and Male)
Purple Dragon Knight Blade (Female and Male)
Satyr (Regular, Archer and Warrior)
Widow Hagatha
Wyvern (Great, Adult, Juvenile and Young)
New Placeables (nearly 350)
New Visual Effects (over 100)
Feat Prerequisite changes (these may make some existing characters invalid in multiplayer games)
- The Epic Dodge feat now requires 30 ranks of Tumble skill as a prerequsite, as per the description (feat.2da).
- The "Dragon Shape" feat now requires Wild Shape 6x/day as per the description (feats.2da).
- Fixed prerequisite for "Epic Weapon Focus Club" to be "Weapon Focus Club" rather than "Improved Critical Club" (feat.2da).
- Weapon Specialization Club now requires four fighter levels to obtain (rather than one).
General Fixes:
- Fixed issue with videos not displaying under Windows Vista.
- The game will now prompt to elevate to administrator privaledges under Windows Vista.
- The nwnplayer.ini setting for "Client CPU Affinity" now defaults to 0 (a setting of -1 will be converted to 0). If you need to disable this feature set the value to -2.
- Colorized the cloaks in the official campaigns (they are no longer all tan colored).
- Added missing Trident weapon feats.
- Trident are now classified as a "Martial" weapon, rather than a simple weapon.
- Added new nwnplayer.ini file settings, so that red/green color blind users don't get killed by traps unexpectedly.
[Trap Colors]
- Added ability to turn off visible cloaks in the nwnplayer.ini file (set to 1 to enable cloaks, 0 for no visible cloaks).
[Game Options]
Visible Cloaks=1
- Added in-game text swear filter nwnplayer.ini setting (set to 1 to enable, only supports English).
[Game Options]
In-game Text Swear Filter=0
- Added new nwnplayer.ini file setting to always roll maximum hit points at level up for players (defaults to off).
[Server Options]
Max Hit Points=1
- Fixed how Damage Resistance works against weapons that do more than one type of damage (i.e. Morning Stars and Halberds). The target now uses the worst of the multiple damage resistances angainst weapons that inflict more than one base weapon damage type.
- Fixes to Whirlwind/Improved Whirlwind/Great Cleave so that all the attacks are done at the player's full BAB.
- The Defensive Roll feat now works 1/day as per the description.
- Fixed the caster level being used for Holy Avengers (it is now always set to 10 as it is cast from an item, rather than using the player's paladin caster level).
- Updated Weapon Finesse to work with all Creature Weapons regardless of the creature's size.
- Made some minor game optimizations.
- Fixed some issues that could be used to intentionally crash a server.
- Fixed issue where your henchman/associates could sometimes overlap the position of your character.
- The "Rapid Reload" feat now gives you the proper number of extra attacks.
- Fixed an issue with the deflection bonus being added in twice when determining a touch attack.
Spell/Feat description changes:
- Updated description for "Elemental Swarm" to reflect that the elementals are 21HD.
- Updated the Badger animal companion Rage description.
- Updated the Hawk animal companion description list the correct feats.
- Updated the Panther animal companion description to list the correct skills/feats.
- Updated the Panther familiar description to list the correct feats.
- Updated the Spider animal companion description to include the hide skill.
- Updated the description of "Bard Song" to correctly reflect the required Perform skill at level 16.
- Updated the "Enchant Arrow" description to better reflect how it is implemented.
- Updated description for "Imbue Arrow" feat to better reflect how it behaves.
- Updated description for "Resist Energy" to properly reflect the Fort Save Bonus required.
- Updated description for displacement spell. It was incorrectly listing a "Somatic" component.
- Updated the description for Keen Edge to clarify that it only works on "slashing melee" weapons.
- Updated the description for Clarity to display the proper duration "5 Rounds + 1 Round / Level" and it now correctly mentions that it removes Daze effects as well.
- Updated the description for "Undeaths's Eternal Foe" to include the +4 deflection bonus to AC.
- Updated description for "Tenser's Transformation" to properly reflect the bonuses given by the spell.
- Updated description for "Shadow Shield" to properly reflect the immunities given by the spell.
- Updated description for "Black blade of disaster" so that the sword's enhancement bonus is correctly described.
- Updated description for "Mordenkainen's disjunction" to properly reflect how the dispel check is done.
- Updated description for "Deafening clang" to clarify that the bonuses will not stack.
- Updated description for "Holy sword" to include all the benefits of the weapon.
- Updated description for "Nature's Balance" to properly reflect the damage healed.

Lucky Day December 8th, 2007 19:20

part 2:


Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset:
- Fixed issue with non-human cloaks not displaying properly on NPCs in the toolset.
- Fixed issue with textures not displaying correctly in the toolset for community made creatures that use a phenotype of 10 or greater.
- Added a new Module "OnPlayerChat" event.
- Added new scripting commands:
object GetPCChatSpeaker();
string GetPCChatMessage();
int GetPCChatVolume();
void SetPCChatMessage(string sNewChatMessage="");
void SetPCChatVolume(int nTalkVolume=TALKVOLUME_TALK);
string GetDescription(object oObject, int bOriginalDescription=FALSE, int bIdentifiedDescription=TRUE);
void SetDescription(object oObject, string sNewDescription="", int bIdentifiedDescription=TRUE);
- Added a new starting position parameter to the FindSubString scripting command.
int FindSubString(string sString, string sSubString, int nStart=0);
- Increased the limit on the SetPhenoType() scripting command to 99.
- Fixed damage calculation for Eyeball familiar rays (x1_s1_eyebray.nss).
- Made CopyItemAndModify() scripting command work with both the old and new cloak systems.
- "Tymora's Smile" now works properly based on Harper levels (x0_s2_HarpSmile.nss).
- Negative Energy Burst is now properly capped at +20 damage based on caster level (nw_s0_negburst.nss)
- Blade Barrier now properly respects the Evasion and Improved Evasion feats (nw_s0_bladebara.nss, nw_s0_bladebarc.nss)
- Fixed hitpoints healed/damaged for the empowered "Healing Circle" spell (nw_s0_healcirc.nss).
- Cursed song no longer affects silenced creatures (X2_S2_CurseSong.nss).
- Changed the "Undeaths's Eternal Foe" AC bonus from a dodge bonus to a deflection bonus (x0_s0_udetfoe.nss).
- Fixed SR calculation in "Nature's Balance" when it affects more than one creature (NW_S0_NatureBal.NSS).
- Fixed dye script to work on the last color available (x2_s2_dyearmor.nss)
- Updated Get2DAString() scripting command 2da caching code to cache a number of 2das specified in an ini setting.
[Server Options]
2DA Cache Size=10
- Added new constant VFX_BEAM_DISINTEGRATE for use with EffectBeam()

2DA Changes:
- Amplify now requires a somatic component as per the spell description (spells.2da).
- The spell WarCry now requires a somatic component as per the spell description (spells.2da).
- Greater Sactuary now requires a somatic component, as per the spell description (spells.2da).
- Balagarn's Iron Horn now requires a somatic component, as per the spell description (spells.2da).
- Clarity/Scare/Lesser Dispel can now be cast as a stilled spell (spells.2da MetaMagic column updated).
- Greater Restoration can no longer be selected as an Extended Spell, as its duration is instantaneous (spells.2da).
- Removed reference to non-existant script NW_S0_MindFogC from VFX_Persistent.2da.
- Fixed row numbering in IPRP_SPELLCOST.2DA (there were duplicate rows numbered 199).
- Fixed the spell range for "Shadow Conjuration Darkness" (spells.2da).
Custom Content:
- Upped maximum number of tilesets allowed to 100
- Loadscreen row indexes past row 255 will now working properly in the game.
- The Read/Drink/Meditate/Worship/Sit/Fall Backwards/Fall Forwards radial menu icons no longer all use the ir_nod.tga (so that the community can properly override the images with custom content).
The script for Paladin summons aren't in and it doesn't appear that T'N'O tileset is from the description.

the TNO tiles would probably double its size.

Steel_Wind December 8th, 2007 19:50


Originally Posted by Lucky Day (Post 57067)
part 2:

The script for Paladin summons aren't in and it doesn't appear that T'N'O tileset is from the description.

the TNO tiles would probably double its size.

This is incorrect. All five TNO sets are included in the beta patch as are all of the new characters, monsters and over 350 placeables we did for BioWare. Plus animated cloaks default color values are changed so that they work in the OC, etc and of course - rideable horses are now a default asset.

The whole thing comes with a new XP3.bif and .key file. Which pretty much tells you that this is not your average patch :)

The TNO tilesets have simply been renamed.

Barrows Interior - TNO Barrows
Castle Exterior, Rural - TNO main (the Big One)
Castle Interior 2 - TNO Castle Interior
City Interior 2 - TNO City interior
Fort Interior - TNO Fort
Sea Caves - NOT DLA work, Sir-Tech did this set - used in PotSC, Brian Chung heavily modified it to bring it up to Bio standards
Steamworks - DLA tileset, used in Inf Dungeons
Tropical - Not DLA work - Sir-Tech did this set - used in PotSC - Brian Chung heavily modified it to bring it up to Bio standards
17 New Music Tracks: DLA's David John

The overall content size in this "XP3 patch" exceeds the content that shipped in either of the XPs released as Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark - and is nearly equal in size to *both* combined.

As a free patch I might add.

Lucky Day December 8th, 2007 20:58

thanks SW

that explains why I didn't see the TNO tiles in the description.

The only thing missing now is an OC - or it would be an expansion pack!

I imagine the CEP team, any that are still around on NWN, are going to have a lot of cleaning up to do, especially on their PotSC tiles options.

Steel_Wind December 8th, 2007 21:23


Originally Posted by Lucky Day (Post 57073)

The only thing missing now is an OC - or it would be an expansion pack!

It's called Wyvern Crown of Cormyr :)

txa1265 December 9th, 2007 16:16

Thanks for the info … I have it still installed on my mac with all the premium mods and XP's … this is a nice addition :)

Alrik Fassbauer December 9th, 2007 17:56

Is it compatible with plain NWN ?

On the other hand: The addons are really cheap here, I've seen the 2-CD version for 3 Euros recently …

Steel_Wind December 9th, 2007 18:29


Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 57171)
Is it compatible with plain NWN ?

On the other hand: The addons are really cheap here, I've seen the 2-CD version for 3 Euros recently …

Yes it is.

Avantenor December 10th, 2007 15:42


Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer (Post 57171)
On the other hand: The addons are really cheap here, I've seen the 2-CD version for 3 Euros recently …

Buy it. It's worth it.

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