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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

I just noticed that you can get the download version of Neverwinter Nights 2 for Mac from Amazon for... Ninety. Nine. Cents.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

"Currently unavailable" for me, might be just because I'm in the UK.

This is not the updated Mac Store version though is it?

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

Darn cheap, but not available for me either. I snatched it for 5$ on the MAS though.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

$5 is nice, I've already finished NWN2 + the first expansion I've buy it again + expansions if Aspyr just had enough (good?) developers/resources.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:51 AM

View PostHansi, on 16 March 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

This is not the updated Mac Store version though is it?
As far as I know, it is. I don't think there are real differences between the download versions. (I already have NWN 2 from a Macupdate Bundle.)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:24 AM

On sale for $0.99 on the Mac App Store now.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

Same on GamersGate.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:43 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 22 March 2012 - 02:36 AM, said:

Same on GamersGate.

Been out of loop regarding the mac version. How bad is the DRM?
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Looks like Dragon Age 2 is $12 o GamersGate as well.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

I paid $50.00 for my physical copy of this game four years ago. Now it is $0.99... I am still glad I have the physical copy since I prefer physical media over digital.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostDiablofett, on 23 March 2012 - 03:22 PM, said:

I paid $50.00 for my physical copy of this game four years ago. Now it is $0.99... I am still glad I have the physical copy since I prefer physical media over digital.
Buying a physical copy is that much better(especially when it doesn't have any DRM), ended up taking the opportunity to buy it. Even though the os x version doesn't have the expansion packs, theirs always trying out the OC.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

View PostIchigo27, on 23 March 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

Buying a physical copy is that much better(especially when it doesn't have any DRM), ended up taking the opportunity to buy it. Even though the os x version doesn't have the expansion packs, theirs always trying out the OC.

The expansion packs can easily be applied to the Mac version as well. The only things the mac version truly lacks is support for many of the higher-end video settings. Environmental shadows being the most noticeable feature missing on our end.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:11 AM

View PostDiablofett, on 23 March 2012 - 08:14 PM, said:

The expansion packs can easily be applied to the Mac version as well.


How does the Platinum Edition installation work out? Is it all in one or broken up into one expansion pack by one?

View PostDiablofett, on 23 March 2012 - 08:14 PM, said:

The only things the mac version truly lacks is support for many of the higher-end video settings. Environmental shadows being the most noticeable feature missing on our end.

What about other settings missing? Does it have to do with direct x 9 though?
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

View PostIchigo27, on 24 March 2012 - 02:11 AM, said:

How does the Platinum Edition installation work out? Is it all in one or broken up into one expansion pack by one?



What about other settings missing? Does it have to do with direct x 9 though?

Well, either installation would yield files that could be used for NWN2 for Mac. I was not even aware that a platinum edition of NWN2 was out, I knew that one for NWN exists. Basically you would transfer all files labeled "x1, x2" and the dialog.tlk. I think I may have posted details on this on these forums awhile back, if anyone is interested I could post some step-by-step instructions for manually transferring things from a PC-side installation.
Other settings missing would be, anti-aliasing, point-light-shadows, and maybe some other things. I have done some tinkering with the NWN2 app trying to re-enable such things, I am unsure if the code was actually removed or if things were simply disabled on the mac side. My guess would be that the issue is related to how NWN2 had issues with ATI cards and shadows flickering back in the day. Since then said issues have been resolved I think, either way I think us mac users deserve a fully functional app. So far I did manage to reenable the UI for said options, though selecting them results in things being reset upon leaving the options menu.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

Seems like that 99 cent sale was Aspyr's "everything most go" sale for NWN 2: recently, their license for the game lapsed and it may no longer be sold (digitally).

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 18 April 2012 - 01:51 AM, said:

Seems like that 99 cent sale was Aspyr's "everything most go" sale for NWN 2: recently, their license for the game lapsed and it may no longer be sold (digitally).

I would think this also means they can no longer have new copies manufactured to be available for sale on the physical market as well.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

View PostDiablofett, on 18 April 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

I would think this also means they can no longer have new copies manufactured to be available for sale on the physical market as well.
This, too. But from experience with CMR Mac and Race Driver 3, the copies the retailers have in stock may still be sold.

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