Beamdog and Steam Client Updates

I have a couple of potentially dumb questions about how to update the Beamdog and Steam clients. I haven’t done this in several years, but since I bought the “Digital Deluxe” edition from BD on release as well as the Steam version later on, I thought I should do that. I was also thinking that keeping one install on the development release, and another on the non-development release, would be a good idea for development and testing for compatibility with both. Then it occurred to me that I don’t actually know what kinds of releases Beamdog is “releasing” these days or how that’s even done, since I’ve been away from building for several years.

With that context, here’s what I was hoping folks could help me with:

  • It looks like the way to do this on Steam is via the Properties → Betas dropdown. Right now I have that set to “none”, and my release is at v86.8193.34.1. In addition to None and a list of specific builds, there’s also “development” and “oldstable.” Assuming I want to keep Steam at whatever the current stable, non-development release is, should I keep that at “None?” And does “development” set it to whatever the current development build happens to be?

  • In the Beamdog client I have “Digital Deluxe - Development” selected. I’m seeing a message that the Digital Deluxe edition has been discontinued and that I should switch over to the base version, but I’m not sure what that is. I can switch to “retail” and see an update option, but if I try to select “Development” (which is what I was thinking of doing), it asks me to buy the game instead of letting me update. What should I do if I want to keep the Beamdog install at the latest development release (or is that even an option)?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

ON Beamdog client -

Directly under where it says “Neverwinter” at the top of the screen there is one or more words describing the version of NwN that you last used. It will have an upside down, filled, triangle to the right of those words. That is actually a drop-down box. Click on that and select which version of the game you want to update. When you do that and there is an update available, a new yellow button will appear between the “Play” and “Options” buttons. The new button will say “Update” (I think). Click that to update. Depending how long it is since you last updated, you may need to select and update one or more DLC too.


Using the Beamdog client, retail and development versions can co-exist. You choose when to update each separately (but no roll back).

Not sure about Steam since yours is a purchase, whereas I just used the free Steam key that came with the Beamdog version.

Tarot, thanks. I worked that part out. :slight_smile: In my case the currently selected product is “Digital Deluxe - Development.” That’s accompanied by a blue “Play” button, and a white “options” button. When I choose “Retail,” I get a yellow “update” button, with the white “Options” button beside it. When I choose “Development,” however, the yellow box says “Buy Now” instead of “update.”

Now that you mention it, I think I may have done that as well. It was a few years ago, so the details are a bit foggy.

I’m not sure why I’m getting “Buy Now” when I select development, then. Perhaps I should just uninstall and re-set the BD Client?

I just select the bold heading Development. Works for me.

Ask over on the BD forums about that or pm @JuliusBorosov over there (hint I may have spelled their username wrong).


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Don’t know if you’ll get a reply though as BD just posted a 6 second video 4 minutes ago on FB saying they are closed for the holidays.


The “Digital Deluxe” packages were deprecated. The text for them should show this.

Install the “Retail” and/or “Development” packages instead and whatever DLCs you want from the list as well.

I realize that, thanks, and it does.

This is where the problem comes in. I can select the retail package, but when I select the “development” package, I only get the button to “Buy” it. Unfortunately, the development package is the one I want to install.

It’s behaving as though I had to purchase the dev package separately, and I haven’t. Do I? I didn’t think that was the case, but if it is then I can go ahead and do that.

No, that’s probably a bug. You don’t purchase it separately AFAIK.

Since the BD staff is on holidays, as the fastest fix, I can only advise to use Steam. If you don’t have it on Steam, open the account page on the Beamdog Store website and grab the key to redeem there.

I’m embarrassed it took me ten months to come back to this, but here I am. :slight_smile:

I’ll reach out to BD support and see if they can fix this.

OK, problem solved. The solution was really simple and embarrassing. I’m posting it here as penance for being a doof, and as a warning to others.

If you’ve bought NWN:EE (including, apparently the Digital Deluxe edition), and want to install the Development Build of NWN:EE in the Beamdog Client, here’s what you have to do. You have to… log into your account, look for the “Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Developer Build,” and click the “Free!” button to add it to your BD client.

:flushed: pounds head against wall