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Tuesday, November 25, 2003
 

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OpenKnights Releases Mac NWN Auto-Updater Beta
1:23 PM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

The OpenKnight Consortium, a fellowship of players and developers set on bringing quality open-sourced utilities for Neverwinter Nights to Linux and the Mac, has released a beta version of the NWN-Auto Updater, a program that allows users to easily update their version of Neverwinter Nights with the click of a button. The program also provides a simple way to converting and installing the SoU expansion pack CD (a Windows only expansion that in the past, could be used for Mac through a somewhat complicated process). The official press release reads:

The OpenKnights Consortium is unveiling a beta release of the NWN Auto-Updater. For those of you who would like to have a 'one click' solution to updating your Macintosh release of NWN the solution is at hand.

The NWN Auto-Updater program is designed to provide a simple user interface which enables users to automatically download and apply updates to the NWN Installations on their Mac. Additionally it will also update/install SoU from the Linux resources on the SoU CD.

While neither BioWare (http://www.bioware.com) nor MacSoft (http://www.macsoftgames.com/) are able to provide tech-support for an PC SoU CD Install on the Macintosh, this installer is able to painlessly install SoU from the PC CD-Rom, along with working out which version you have currently installed. It then downloads and installs the needed patches from the Bioware FTP Servers. In this beta release, HotU is not yet supported, please check back after the release of HotU for updated support information.

For those users on dial-up connections is also has the capability to save the downloaded updates.

You can test out the beta yourself by downloading it from the link below. You will need a licensed copy of Neverwinter Nights in order to run the application, as well as a copy of the Shadows of Undrentide in order to use the easy installation feature. Be sure to check out the official OpenKnight Consortium website for more project information.

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