The system requirements for Neverwinter Nights are easily met by modern computers. They are, however, still of some interest as modern computers will exceed the requirements, which can introduce certain incompatibilities.

Windows requirements
Required Recomended
Processor Pentium® II 450 MHz or AMD K6 450 MHz Pentium® III 800 MHz or AthlonTM 800 MHz
Operating system Windows 98/ME/2000SP2/XP*
RAM (Windows 98/ME) 96 MB 128 MB
RAM (Windows 2000/XP) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk installation 1.2 GB 2.0 GB
CD ROM or CD/DVD ROM drive 8X
DirectX DirectX® version 8.1
Video card 16 MB TNT2-class OpenGL 1.2 compliant video card NVIDIA GeForce 2/ATI Radeon
Sound card DirectX® certified sound card
Multiplayer IPX or TCP/IP via LAN or Internet
Multiplayer via modem 56k (2 players max) broadband

* The game predates Windows Vista (and Windows 7), which tends to cause compatibility problems. Some of these problems were addressed in the 1.69 patch, while a few others can be resolved by not installing the game into the Program Files directory. See Windows for more information.

The version of the game from is rated as compatible with the newest versions of Windows.

Macintosh requirements
Processor 450MHz G4 or faster processor
Operating system Mac OS X version 10.2.6 or higher
RAM 256 MB
Hard disk installation 2.1 GB
Video card 32 MB or higher video card
Multiplayer TCP/IP via LAN or Internet

The game comes as a PowerPC binary. A universal binary was planned but never completed.

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