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Neverwinter Nights

DOS - 1991

Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme D&D / AD&D, Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Persistent Universe, Turn-based
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Beyond Software, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.52 / 5 - 27 votes

Description of Neverwinter Nights

This precursor of BioWare's Neverwinter Nights was an online rpg that was running on AOL for most of the nineties. It uses the same engine as the popular goldbox AD&D games by SSI, and all the usual features are there. If you have played any of the other goldbox games, this one holds no surprises.

While this offline version has all the areas and features of the online game, the unfortunate fact that one cannot save the character makes playing it somewhat pointless. There is some entertainment to be found from just exploring the game area and slaying some monsters, but in the end I can only recommend it for those who want to complete their collection of goldbox AD&D games.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Tomal 2020-04-19 0 point

You can use "Dosbox SVN r4019 + savestates Build (Alpha)" to save game. Left ALT+F5 - save to current slot. Left ALT+F9 - load state from current slot.

y4 2017-11-30 2 points

Saving work-around: Try to run it on a VM and never power it off (i.e. only suspend the VM.) So when you return to the VM, it'll be at the last place you left off.

This was one of the most popular game on AOL, and probably most profitable. But they were too greedy and overcharged (by the hour, no less.) Eventually people found better games that cost much less. Not to mention the rise of the genre of FPS that eventually became the new rage of online gaming; then modern MMOs like UO and EQ, which provided much better cost-per-hour (or per month) value.

Zylin 2014-01-08 2 points DOS version

Actually Neverwinter Nights actually started on a service called Promenade... Which later became AOL. Shortly after becoming AOL, AOL begin charging for people to play the game online. Those of us playing were eating up the available bandwidth the servers had at the time. After charging access fees to NWN it soon fell off, and was replaced by another rpg that was terrible. And which AOL charged 2.95 / hour to play.

RPG freak 2013-10-22 -2 points DOS version

Ya that's right but you forgot to list the bioware neverwinter nights server list seeing as game spy has dropped support.

mark 2013-10-22 0 point DOS version

sorry forgot to post a link to game info

mark 2013-10-22 -4 points DOS version

Bioware neverwinter nights that means the newer one is at this point abandonware as well, the online player base is failing and the last patch for the game "1.69" removes the CD\DVD protection as well its no longer supported by anyone "game spy / Bioware" and any CDkey will work offline or on, we need the player base so any and all are welcome.

Game is 14 years old at this point with no support and if that doesn't make it abandonware i don't know what douse.

As well nwn is one of the feu action rpg games online that allows full on no rules pvp, most RPG games don't allow it but some nwn server do that are listed under action.

tlb 2013-09-01 -3 points DOS version

Can someone do a hack that would permit you to save your character?

Orctooth 2012-08-02 0 point DOS version

This game was my first online game. Use to remember wasting hours upon hours playing this, This social side was alright. A lot of friends and enemies were made on this game. X)

lol 2011-12-25 -3 points DOS version

bioware's neverwinter nights is now abandonware as well, theirs no cd\dvd check as of patch 1.69 and no online cd key check even though it still supported by game spy

play now all you want ..

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