NWN2 Windows 10 Crashing issue

I’ve had some issues now and then with NWN2 inexplicably crashing in the middle of the game at random times while playing or when alt-tabbing away to a different window, and whenever it does, it locks up the entire system and drags it down to a crawl as the speakers stutter with a long string of beeps. I’d never encountered this before until I’d played the game on Windows 10. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there a way to prevent it? Running the game through the client extender makes these crashes happen much less often but doesn’t eliminate them entirely.

You might try running NWN2 in windowed mode and at a resolution that is one of the options supported by Windows 10 on your system. I determine those resolutions by looking at the display settings and picking one of them that is less than full screen, leaving comfortable margins around the edges to see things like the taskbar.

In the past this has helped me with both NWN1 & 2’s crashes.

Of course, the usual advice about updating video drivers and so forth still apply.

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You are running it in compatibility mode for the original OS aren’t you? The other thing is are you on an nvidia card? The reason I ask is because there is a setting in the nvidia settings that might have a bearing on this too if NwN 2 was not designed for multi-core running. If it wasn’t then you need to open the nvidia control panel. Select 3D Settings and then Manage 3D settings. In the panel on the right select the Program Settings tab. On there you will find a drop-down box with a list of programs which should include NwN 2. If it doesn’t appear, you will need to press the add button, search for and add the NwN 2 executable. Beneath that there is a box that will be populated with all the settings for NwN 2. Scroll down until you see Threaded Optimisation and set it to Off. And that’s it done. This definitely works for NwN 1.69/EE but I don’t know if the same is true for NwN 2.

Hope that helps.



I do use an Nvidia card and made the adjustments you suggested as well as making sure the game runs in compatibility mode now (Windows XP Service Pack 3, but I can change it if need be). Hopefully this’ll help. Thanks!

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