Friday, June 22, 2018

June 22 Livestream Recap

Trent first started work on Neverwinter Nights nearly 20 years ago.
During today’s livestream, Beamdog CEO Trent Oster and Marketing & PR Manager Lee Guille shared the latest Beamdog, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, and Infinity Engine news. Bernhard Stöckner (niv), Technical Director on the NWN:EE core team at Beamdog, joined the stream to chat about NWN:EE technical challenges.

Missed the stream ? It's on YouTube and Twitch! Here's a quick summary of the highlights:

“We’ll attempt our newsletter emails to be at least humorous” ~ Trent
  • The 2.5 patch for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition has been pushed to next week due to Multiplayer crashes and Linux issues.
  • A new Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition development build is available on Steam and in the Beamdog Client. Check out the full patch notes for the build 8178 here.
  • Let us know about your desired time gaps between stable patches for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition on our forums.
  • If you can reproduce Intel GPU-related crashes in NWN:EE regularly and reliably on your laptop, contact us, and we may buy it (on the condition it's a local 100% crash repro, the "click here to crash"-type of crash)! It’ll help us understand what part of content in the game is causing crashes and performance issues on Intel laptops.
  • We’re working on a new storyline for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition.
Bernhard Stöckner (niv) describes a few features planned for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition.
  • According to niv, after we ship the next stable patch for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, we plan to focus on feature development. The biggest thing on the list is probably a multiplayer-compatible content downloader (for such files as HAKs and TLKs).
  • The 64-bit transition is a huge undertaking, and after it’s done, a lot of other features will be possible.
  • If you have suggestions about ways to improve the Neverwinter Vault, share them on our forums.
  • We’ll be bringing more people from the community to talk to during our livestreams. Stay tuned!

Excited for what’s next? Come and join the next livestream next Friday!