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Nwn And Vista

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#1 MattV


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:55 AM

Can someone please help me to get Neverwinter Nights Diamond to run under Vista? I have searched the NWN forums and haven't found anything useful. There were cryptic references to "affinity" but that's about all I saw that was different from other advice I have seen and tried (run as administrator, set compatibility - I have tried them all - etc.).

What is this mysterious "affinity" and what does it do? I'm not a newbie; if someone could just explain what it is and how to change it I could probably figure it out for myself.

Step-by-step instructions for just running the game would be preferred, though. :thumbsup:

Here are some specs:


Property Value

Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
Product Name GX776AAR-ABA a6342p

Chassis Desktop
PC System Type Desktop
UUID E6DA0CC4-FE74-11D5-85F8-890DBF335B04

Disk Space Disk C: 290 GB Available, 363 GB Total, 290 GB Free

Physical Memory 3062 MB Total, 2384 MB Free
Memory Load 22%

Virtual Memory 6312 MB Total, 5326 MB Free

PageFile Name \??\C:\pagefile.sys
PageFile Size 3362 MB
In use 355 MB
Max used 522 MB

Minimum File Cache Size 1 MBytes
Maximum File Cache Size 2052 MBytes



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Number of CPU(s) One Physical Processor / 2 Cores / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits
Vendor GenuineIntel
CPU Full Name Intel Pentium DC
CPU Name Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
CPU Code Name Conroe-1M

CPU Family / Model / Stepping 6 / F / D
Cache 32 KB L1 I-Cache, 32 KB L1 D-Cache, 1024 KB L2 Cache
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, XD, MSR, SpeedStep
Architecture x86

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

Hi, read this forum post as there looks to be a patch to get it to run in Vista http://nwn.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.ht...89&forum=87

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:33 AM

There isn't a patch yet.

I'd still like to know what processor "affinity" means. This machine has a duo-core processor. It can be forced to use only a single side of the processor through msconfig. Question: since this computer is running :thumbsup: Vista. would forcing it to use only one processor screw something else up too badly to fix?

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