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This page contains a list of software and their required plug-ins for creating custom content for Neverwinter Nights.

3D Modeling


Blender

Blender is the primary modern 3d modelling program with export support for NWN.

Neverblender

NameDescription
NeverBlender 2.8
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models
  • Supports Blender 2.8 and 2.9
NeverBlender 2.7
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models
  • Supports Blender 2.7
NeverBlender 2.6
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models
  • Supports Blender 2.6
MinimapTool 
  • Requires: NeverBlender add-on
  • Generates minimap graphics

3ds Max

Available Plugins

NameDescription
NWMax Plus
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models
NWMax 0.8
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models

Gmax

Available Plugins

NameDescription
NWgMax Plus
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models
NWMax 0.8
  • Adds support for the mdl file format used by NWN for 3D models

Image Editors


Gimp

Available Plugins

NameDescription
PLT Plugin (DLA)
  • Adds support for the plt file format used for tintable creatures and body parts
  • This a 32bit plug-in, 64bit Versions of Gimp no longer support 32bit plug-ins (since 2.10)
PLT Plugin
  • Adds support for the plt file format used for tintable creatures and body parts
  • Cross platform support

Photoshop

Available Plugins

NameDescription
PLT Plugin
  • Adds support for the plt file format used for tintable creatures and body parts

Miscellaneous


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NWN ExplorerNWN Explorer
  • View and extract files from haks and bif files containing NWNs assets
Clean Models EEClean Models EE
  • Detects and repairs common error in mdl files. Can also decompile EE models and resize them.
NWN Crunch GuideNWN Crunch Enhanced Edition 
  • Can batch convert images to and from DDS format and create .mtr files if so desired

nim command line tools
  • library and utility collection to read and write data files used by Neverwinter Nights 1

TlkEdit-EE
  • Edits TLK, GFF, and 2DA files

GFFEditor.exe
  • Edit "Generic File Format / itp. Comes with game.

1.69 Only

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NWN Model Compiler
  • model (de)compiler between Ascii and Binary MDL file formats. 1.69 Only

DDS Compression Tool
  • Converts tga files to NWNs custom DDS format (on EE just use normal DDS with Crunch)

NWN Carottes
  • Can batch (de)compile MDLs. 1.69 Only