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How to turn off Auto Update for NWN: EE in Steam but still launch the game!

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Falkala
1:48:10 am GMT 04/04/18
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Registered Member #623 Joined: 6:43:48 am GMT 10/01/05
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Hi folks.

This is going to be an issue in the future, where Beamdog updates the game but the server is not yet up to date. For those who haven't been with us since the days of Bioware updating the classic game this will be all brand new to you. When your client version and the server version do not match you cannot play on Thain!

WOE IS ME STEAM AUTOMATICALLY UPDATES!

Fear not brave adventurer, you can stop this process;

  • First, launch Steam
  • Go to the games tab.
  • Locate NWN: EE and right click, then click on Properties
  • Under updates select 'update this game when I launch it.'


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Once that is done, do not launch it though steam. Instead navigate to this folder; Steam\steamapps\common\Neverwinter Nights\bin

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Double click on NWNmain.exe and resume being some sort of make believe hero or whatever it is you do.

PS: For extra points make that EXE a shortcut on your desktop

[Update!]

If you do accidentally update your client, there is a work around! (At least for steam users)

Right click the game in steam and select properties:

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Go to the BETAs tab of the resulting pop up and select "oldstable" from the drop down menu.

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scratch_flannigan
3:07:15 am GMT 04/04/18
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I am running through Beamdog. Do I need to do something different ?

thanks,
scratch
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Zhymm
3:53:37 am GMT 04/04/18
Zhymm Registered Member #191 Joined: 2:06:27 pm GMT 07/31/04
Posts: 392
And I'm using the linux client. The file path you've shown above does not match what I have.

OK, nevermind. I think I have sorted it out.

OMZ
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Payne
3:54:31 am GMT 04/04/18
Payne EXCELSIOR!
Registered Member #613 Joined: 9:18:34 pm GMT 09/09/05
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Beamdog users Look for this and launch the game from there, it 'should' avoid Beamdog updating you. AFAIK only the Beamdog launcher gives the update option.
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scratch_flannigan
4:15:48 am GMT 04/04/18
scratch_flannigan Squawk!
Registered Member #648 Joined: 1:50:32 am GMT 11/20/05
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In the lower right hand corner of the Beamdog launcher, there is a gear icon.
When this is clicked, there is a "settings" option in the drop down menu.
When this is clicked a "settings" menu opens.
There is a check box (technically, a circle) labeled "check for updates daily'.
This can be clicked to make the circle empty.

I believe this a necessary step to avoid auto updates.
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scratch_flannigan
3:07:03 pm GMT 04/04/18
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Thank you, Payne, for showing where that launcher is. I would have never found that location on my own. biglaugh
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Ramana Jala
11:48:58 pm GMT 06/04/18
Ramana Jala Registered Member #1033 Joined: 12:18:42 am GMT 04/25/07
Posts: 1103
Falkala wrote ...

When your client version and the server version do not match you cannot play on Thain!
I can't log in to Thain, it's greyed out in the games list and in my favorites list. I was wondering if this was the sign that the game has updated to not match anymore. Although I've used the don't-update login method since the beginning.

Could you tell me how to see the client version so I can tell if my game has sneakily updated?

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Krin
11:55:52 pm GMT 06/04/18
Krin Registered Member #742 Joined: 4:17:12 pm GMT 04/16/06
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I also cannot log in. I use beamdog but even running nwnmain.exe - Original Thain is greyed out
*edit* I had disabled updates in the beamdog client - looks like it updated anyway?
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Squidget
12:19:52 am GMT 06/05/18
Squidget Registered Member #20 Joined: 8:30:40 am GMT 02/25/04
Posts: 6779
Thain has already updated to the latest version (we did it the day after the patch launched.) so if you can't log in now, try turning your updates on and downloading the most recent patch.
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Krin
12:31:25 am GMT 06/05/18
Krin Registered Member #742 Joined: 4:17:12 pm GMT 04/16/06
Posts: 538
That did it - thanks Squidget!
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