Monthly Archives: March 2013

Neverwinter Nights on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Nvidia

My NWN install doesn’t see as much action as it used to, but I’m still happy I can run it on my somewhat new install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit.

  • I solved the too-much-black issue by “export MESA_EXTENSION_OVERRIDE=-GL_NV_vertex_program”
  • Solved the too-much-white issue by using the 310 experimental driver for my NVIDIA Quadro 2000M from the ubuntu-x-swat ppa
  • Solved the non-starting client by removing the package libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0

Given that, my nwn script looks like this:

#!/bin/sh

# This script runs Neverwinter Nights from the current directory

export SDL_MOUSE_RELATIVE=0
export SDL_VIDEO_X11_DGAMOUSE=0

# If you do not wish to use the SDL library included in the package, remove
# ./lib from LD_LIBRARY_PATH
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./lib:./miles:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./miles:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./miles:/usr/lib32/nvidia-experimental-310
export SDL_AUDIODRIVER=pulse
export MESA_EXTENSION_OVERRIDE=-GL_NV_vertex_program

./nwmain $@

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IDM-IDE ported to NB 7.2.1

A friend and former colleague asked me whether I could help porting identitymanageride to a recent version of Netbeans, after he had been told that there would be no more investment in that tool from Oracle. Thought I would not get to it after just having picked up a new job and landing right in the middle of an ambitious customer project.

Turned out, it was not as much effort as I had anticipated from the long time the code had been unattended. And so, there it is: Your IDM-IDE plugin for Netbeans 7.2.1, essentially just a port plus two minor bug-fixes (one to avoid an AIOOB exception when trying to save a project as an internal repository project without server configured in Netbeans and one to address issues with XPRESS breakpoints and the UI XPRESS editor by removing the breakpoints if the UI editor changes the XML.) Enjoy!

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