Hello, my husband and I weren’t too keen on buying NWN EE, but some modules I like became EE only, so I wonder, if we buy EE, what will I be able to use still ? CEP ? Hackpacks, old modules, overrides, partch override ? What will not work compared to diamond NWN version ? Or will I need to have both EE and diamond installed ?
Almost everything still works in EE.
There are occasional issues with old modules, especially with transition doors and secret doors. These generally get fixed by Beamdog eventually - meanwhile there are console commands and community-made fixes.
As far as I know, all old modules are still playable, with that caveat.
I have both installed, but as @Proleric said, there are very few games that don’t work and I have not used the old installation for a long time.
I prefer buying EE from BeamDog rather than Steam, because it means that I have the same control over my installations that I had with NWN, although it doesn’t really matter.
Of course, I use NIT
You may need to convert opening/ending movies for those user made modules that have them as BD changed the format that EE uses to an open source one.
One other thing to consider is that it is currently on sale at gog for 75% off. In the UK that equates to it costing £3.89 instead of £15.49. For that you get the EE equivalent of the Diamond Edition (OC + SoU + HotU + Kingmaker).
Thanks all ! Is there any interest in buying the previously free modules like Danger over Daggerford though ? I loved this one, must I buy the new one or will the old one work fine ?
The old one works, but I hear the premium version has some new content.
I can’t recommend Dark Dreams of Furiae, though they have apparently made some improvements since I purchased it.
I think you mean Darkness Over Daggerford, and as far as I know, it was never sold because it’s a cancelled premium module. You could only get it through the Vault, as any other custom content module. The new version for EE is updated and has new content, so it is definitely worth getting, specially since it can be opened and edited successfully through the toolset. I think only the last three Premium Modules can be edited in such a manner.
Actually there are 2 previously cancelled premium modules that have been much updated and released as full premium modules - Neverwinter Nights: Darkness Over Daggerford and Neverwinter Nights: Tyrants of the Moonsea. Both have been updated when compared to the free versions.
Here are the project pages for the free versions - Darkness over Daggerford (Canceled Premium Module) and AL3: Tyrants of the Moonsea (Canceled Premium Module).
That module would need more than “some” improvements to make it worth buying. If I could get my money back for it from Steam, I would.
The premium version of Darkness Over Daggerford has fixed some significant bugs that had stopped my play of the free version. I’m glad I purchased the premium version, it’s a fun module.