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Was NWN1 always this foggy?

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by SlickRCBD, Jun 6, 2013.

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    I was playing the sequel when I realized it had been ages since I'd finished the OC of the first game, so I thought I'd instead go back and play NWN1.
    I don't recall things being this foggy. The image below was taken near the goblin/orc/bugbear caves on the road to Luskan at 11am.

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    Are there any options to turn off or turn down the fog? A Google search only yeilds results for NWN2.

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    P.S. Is there some way to make NWN1 use the JPG format for screenshots the way the sequel does? I couldn't upload the .tga file to SP at all, it kept giving me errors so I converted it to .JPG with IRFanView.
     
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    IIRC that fog is normal - NWN only renders a portion of the visible background and obscures the rest to save on resources. But it's been ages since I've played it last...

    I'm not sure if it's possible to specify the image format for NWN1, but since you've got IrfanView, just use that to take screenshots instead (it has the feature to do it)... in IV, you can specify whatever format and quality you want for the screens taken.

    There should be a note as to which image formats you can upload here when you're doing the uploading... tga and bmp aren't among them. jpg is the norm.
     
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    Thanks, I should have also posted a pic of the caves, which also seemed extremely foggy and I don't recall them being this foggy. Unfortunately I'm in Windows 7 right now.

    I thought it might be related to whatever screwed up Windows 7 such that the game runs so slowly as to be unplayable. I have the game installed to the same directory on the same drive so that the game and config files are shared by both OSes. I can't figure out why it won't run, but it's only affected Bioware and Obsidian games like NWN1, NWN2, KOTR, KOTR2, and Jade Empire. Starfleet Command 3 and Jane's/SCS Fleet Command work fine (or as fine as Fleet Command ever did work)
     
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    It's likely an issue with your graphics card... do you have the latest official drivers installed?
     
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    I haven't updated the drivers in over two years, things were working fine, although it's been a while since I played NWN. I've been playing other games, many on my old 1ghz 98SE/XP machine.

    The strange thing is that the game seems to be working OK except for the fog on the old Vista Home installation even though it's the exact same game files located on the Vista partition.

    For the last couple of years, the library "book sale" has been getting a lot of computer software donations, and I've been picking up some old classic games I never go to play. I finally got to play the original X-com and I've been hooked.

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    Here are a couple other images showing how foggy things are:
    http://www.sorcerers.net/community/index.php?media/3083
    http://www.sorcerers.net/community/index.php?media/3084

    These are in the goblin/orc/bugbear caves near where you fight the Ogre Mage boss whose name I can't spell whose in kahoots with Ganon (who should be a wizard from Hyrule).
     
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    IIRC, NWN's fog is actually tied to the area you're in more than being a universal graphical option. It should be possible to edit this in the module's properties in the construction set, but it mightn't be that easy for the official campaigns.
     
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    Another glitch is that I don't see the top of tall objects, like the Druid's tree in the city core or the Nymph's "house" in the Neverwinter wood. I don't recall that glitch before either.

    At least it's playable in Vista, but the game is unplayable at all in Windows 7.

    I'll have to try downloading a new copy of the Catalyst Control Center.
     
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