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Installing NWN Diamond on Linux

A Windows installation built using those steps is Linux compatible so I will mostly repeat the same steps but with Linux commands.

For this tutorial, I used a fresh installation of Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit on a VirtualBox VM, but it should be similar with other Linux distributions.

Create an Empty Folder

This is where the installation files will be put:

Download the Required Game Data Files

wget ""
wget ""

Extract the Files

The .exe that you downloaded can be extracted with p7zip.

sudo apt install p7zip-full
7z x NWNDiamondData.exe
7z x sinfar_all_files_v29.exe

Configuring Linux to Run NWN Diamond

Add 32 Bit Support on 64 Bit Linux

NWN Diamond is 32 bit, so to run it on a 64 bit Linux system, you may need to add the 32 bit architecture support (Until I did that, I was getting getting “./nwmain: No such file or directory”).

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5 libstdc++6:i386

Install NWN Diamond Dependencies

The NWN Diamond executable (nwmain) need the following libraries:, and should be installed with the 32 bit support. is in your miles_linux folder and will be found when running the “./nwn” script., and may need to be installed:

sudo apt install libgl1:i386
sudo apt install libglu1-mesa:i386
sudo apt install libsdl1.2debian:i386

Run NWN Diamond

The script to launch the NWN Dimaond executable (nwmain) with the needed parameters is “./nwn”. But first, you may need to make them executable:

chmod 755 nwmain nwn dmclient

And if all is good, the game should start, enjoy!

getting_started/how_to_play/using_nwn_diamond/linux.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/30 20:29 by ItsABadger

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