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Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition is currently free



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posted by Iain Metcalf
from Durham United Kingdom
in Retro Computing Features
on December 01, 2016

Neverwinter Nights is currently free over at GOG, this game came out after the awesome Baldurs Gate series. You don't have to worry about turn based movement or overly complicated turn based combat with this one (looking at Temple of Elemental Evil with that statement). Combat can be completely live or real time like Diablo etc but say you need to be casting a healing spell you can briefly pause with space bar which comes in handy.

The Diamond edition has the 2 expansions included and the amazing fan made expansion Kingmaker, it also comes with the mod support installer which can make the game even bigger. This offers even more hours play as there are literally thousands of user made scenarios available, a lot of which are based on D&D RPG books.

The game will run just fine on most systems with it being a fair age now and coming out 2005 so even Intel HD graphics on a laptop will work great, I would recommend a proper mouse though!

The game does not require a client like Steam, UPlay or Origin (there is GOG Galaxy if you wish which works kind of like Steam and makes life easier) but you can download it via your browser and it is DRM free so feel free to put it on a disc for later if you wish.

So go sign up there if you haven't already and grab it within the next 48 hours or you will have to pay for it after that. Don't miss out on one of the finest RPG's ever made.

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pokematic

December 02, 2016

Sweet. I installed it and while I had a little trouble getting to the title screen, everything else worked fine. Gonna enjoy this.
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Iain Metcalf
Durham United Kingdom
December 02, 2016

Honestly mate, it came out 2005 and when I first played it I had an AMD Athlon (Barton, single core), 1 Gb ram and graphics was something like a low end GeForce card and it ran just fine.

So anything you have now, even onboard graphics it is going to run just fine, it has such an excellent story and so easy to get into, it really gets under your skin. I remember getting up at 5am to play an hour or two before I went out to work at the time!

You can save it anytime and anywhere (barring a combat encounter understandably) and when you reload it doesn't put you back to nearest town or outpost, it is exactly where you saved the game. This means you can put as little or as much time into a play session as you want.

Absolutely amazing game start to finish
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pokematic

December 02, 2016

Thanks for the heads up. I don't do PC gaming much (since my PC is a bit of a potato), but I have some games I don't shy from free promotional games since, free. I don't have to worry about system requirements or it not working, because if it doesn't work I'm out a couple kilowatt hours worth of power, if that.
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