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Old 08-06-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

I recently went back to neverwinter nights 1. and I spent about a week playing the first chapter to figure out how it worked. I then got the hang of it and starteds playing for real. Along the way however, I discovered CEP and the cool new content that requires v1.69. I couldn't wait for this awesome stuff so I immediately updated to 1.69 and "Kaboom" all of my savegames are gone.............................................. .................. Is there a method for retrieving these lost save files? does any one know?

But I mean is that seriously an acceptable bug? I have just spent two days getting back to the same place I was before. It appears to me that the game has become alot more elitist than when I first played it seven years ago. If you search online CEP content is entirely without explanation and only useful to people who know what to do with it... And it took me three hours to find an installation tutorial... Honestly, I'm happy sounding like an idiot if it makes the process easier for the next "idiot" who decides he'd like to play the game. I know I've come into the picture alot later than most people but I personally think the customer support is atrocious and I think the fact that the majority of people already know all the technical details just serves to alianate any potential newcomers to the game (myself included).
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

Sorry if this sounds cranky btw, but I reckon I have a legitimate reason to be out of sorts... ( around 40 hours of gametime...)
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

Hmm don't recall 1.69 breaking the saved games... If they did though, Bioware would have maybe made a utility to convert the saved games to the new format--again, maybe.. Check their utility area.

Anyone else know about 1.69 breaking??

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

I think I've seen that actually, while browsing through all the CEP content.
I'm just about to finish Chapter 3 OC, then the two expansions, and then I'll get to playing all the CEP stuff I'm well looking forward to it but I hate cutting corners lol.

Now I'm so far in I've calmed down and warmed up to it a little, great game!
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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Default Re: Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

The official patches wouldn't break your saves. If anything, stuff like the CEP content might, or other custom stuff. I am sure the saves are there in a folder somewhere though. You could always revert back and reinstall.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Alot of bitching about NWN 1 and the patching system

Never had that happen to me. You may want to ask on the Bioware forums about that. In terms of the copy of NeverWinter Nights 1 that you installed, what version was it initially? I mean, before you uploaded the upgrade to 1.69? That may have something to do with what managed to "break" your save games and make them irretrievable. Something else to consider would be to reinstall NeverWinter Nights in a different directory, copy the save games to the "non-upgraded" version, and see if they will still play properly.
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