Over the years The Vault accumulated tons of nice tutorials for newbies. Unfortunately, finding them is not so easy - so I’ve started this thread to make it easier.
Let’s start with the basic ones - using toolset.
Of course, you can start by browsing this old forum thread - guides collection: https://neverwintervault.org/forums/neverwinter-nights-1/nwn1-scripting/scripting-collections-guides-tutorials-list
- Some links are outdated
- I’d like to make some recommendations.
Go here: https://neverwintervault.org/project/nwn1/other/nwn-university-document-help-pdf-reference-guide-tutorial-xls-collection.
Start with Toolset Manual by Builder’s Project (pdf format, basically every part of the toolset described, including things like changing area properties, setting encounters, creating conversations, starting and managing quests + most common “how to” - like automatic closing doors after some time).
Next, there’s also NWN Lexicon v.1.69 - there are tutorials “step by step” Robert Straughan Capture Glory - Writing a module + Celowin’s Tutorials
To all the old - timers - what would you recommend?
Well first I’ll get this into the open. I dislike that page intensely (NwN University) because there are just too many files all thrown together. I end up having to use my browser’s text search to find anything and quite often that doesn’t work for the downloads. Let me make it clear it’s the page not the contents that I have issues with. It’s not even as though you can download it all in one.
OK rant over. So
The online lexicon
The offline lexicon
The Guide to Building Volume I – The Aurora Toolset Manual
The Guide To Building Volume II The Design Manual
Ancient Bioware PDF Tutorials
Just The FAQs, ma’am (Scripting FAQs)
Programming Special Items Using Tag-Based Scripts (via wayback machine)
Jassper’s Noobs Corner (via wayback machine)
TR’s Basics - Variables, Types and Functions (TBC)
TR’s Basics - Boolean Algebra
TR’s Basics - Decisions
TR’s Basics - Mostly Operators
LS-TK Script Generator (Lilac Soul’s Script Generator, updated for NWN 1.69)
ScriptEase [Edited Address - Scriptease is now on GitHub]
Module lists via Categories, etc.
NwN1 Standard Assets
Finally, I always saw this next one as a way for beginners to make a start in custom content creation -
TR’s Custom Shield Designs
That’s it for now. If I spend any more time on this…
Here’s another useful thing
“How to…” tutorials:
to be continued…
Another useful link. It’s mostly about creating custom content, but some of videos posted here could be helpful, when you want custom haks in your module.
Note: that was done for original NWN1, not NWN:EE, so some things might be different for the later.
Just remembered this most excellent tutorial -
Importing a Placeable into NwN - a WW2 Submarine by Randomdays
It is a fully illustrated, step by step set of instructions that to a large extent also works as a hands on introduction to gMax.
[3 years later]
Sorry the link is broken and it is not to be found on the wayback machine either.