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getting_started:how_to_play:using_nwn_diamond

Using NWN Diamond

Any version of NWN1 obtained after 2003 (Hordes of the Underdark) can be made compatible with Sinfar but you will have to apply multiple patches and then you will hardly know if you done things right. So it is recommended that you proceed with the Starting from Scratch steps, even if you have an installation that appears to be working.

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Create an Empty Folder

This is where you will extract all the installation files.
NWN Diamond installation is portable so you can put it anywhere, even on a USB key.

In this case I will use “C:\MyGames\Clean_NWN_Install”:

Copy Your nwncdkey.ini File

The only file that matters from your previous installation is this nwncdkey.ini file. You can Find it at one of the following locations:

  • At the root of your previous NWN installation:


  • From your GoG library:

    In this case, you have 2 options:
    • Create a new text file (using notepad for example) and add the following:
      [CDKEY]
      Key1=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
      Key2=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
      Key3=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

      Then replace the “XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX” by your keys, where:
      Key1 = Neverwinter Nights Key
      Key2 = Shadows of Undrentide Key
      Key3 = Hordes of the Underdark Key

    • Or wait to launch the game to enter your CD keys manually when it starts:

Download the Required Game Data Files

You will need the base game data files: NWNDiamondData.exe
and Sinfar .hak files: sinfar_all_files_v27.exe

Extract the Files

Both NWNDiamondData.exe and sinfar_all_files_v27.exe are self-extracting archive, so you can extract with with 7-zip or run them, starting with NWNDiamondData.exe:

  1. If you are on Windows 10 with the security activated, you will get the following windows

  2. If needed, enter or select your installation folder:
  3. Click Extract and wait that it be done before proceeded with sinfar_all_files_v27.exe the same way.
  4. It may ask you to replace existing files, click “Yes to All”:
  5. Once NWNDiamondData.exe and sinfar_all_files_v27.exe have been extracted, you can delete them (but you may want to wait to see if your installation works first).

Start Playing!

To launch the game, you need to run sinfarx.exe:

For the next steps, go back to How to Play

Using an Existing Installation (Advanced Users)

If you want to use your own custom NWN installation, then you will at least need those Sinfar-specific files:

Linux Users

NWN Diamond works well on Linux too, instructions are here: NWN Diamond on Linux

getting_started/how_to_play/using_nwn_diamond.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/02 19:47 by Mavrixio