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Quixal
NWN2 Client Extension?

A Few months ago when I returned to the game, Aqvilinus made the suggestion of my picking up the NWN2 client extension because it fixed the jerky movement in the game if you were on a multiple core machine. At the time I wasn't experiencing noticeable jerkiness so I passed on it. Starting a few nights ago it has gotten pretty horrible, however, so I am looking for a solution and the suggestion has already been made.

Reading up on the extension it seems to be aimed at PW players though. Can anyone share their take on the extension? I am also not super comfortable about the part that says it tries to automatically reach out and update itself, from a PC security standpoint.

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kevL's

I believe jerkiness is caused by a 64-bit machine. I got one recently and, lo & behold, jerkiness. Reboot and it goes away, don't reboot and it gets worse and worse.

That's the only thing I use the CE for. I play SP. If it wants to update itself I trust Skywing to do that. I've never noticed it (although i've never looked) and it's probably solidly tweaked enough by now to no longer be updated.

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travus

I never play NWN2 without the CE. You'll notice a drastic improvement in the stuttering while using it. It supposedly also fixes a lot of bugs, but I'm not sure what they are. It also allows you to tilt the camera view upwards with the mouse while in exploration mode(?) which is very handy.

If you are only using it to play single player games, I highly recommend that you disable the auto-map and the message input window that run behind the scenes. The auto-map sucks up a lot of processor power and you'll notice an improvement when it's disabled. To do that, alt-tab while in game to minimize to desktop. You'll then see the auto-map, a small message input window, and a command line window (the black window with text notices). Just close the auto-map and the small message input window. Do not close the black command line window - closing that will shut the game down.    

NWN2 Mod playthroughs    www.youtube.com/user/AhTravesty

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Quixal

Thanks for the input folks. Sounds like I should have been using this all along...

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