Note: This article applies to Neverwinter Nights (all versions), Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Icewind Dale versions 2.6 and later.
Some Windows users may encounter launch issues or errors related to OpenAL. If your game fails to launch, try reinstalling OpenAL by following the steps below:
- For Neverwinter Nights, run the OpenAL installer -
oalinst.exe- included with your installation of NWN in the
- For other Infinity Engine games 2.6 or later, run the OpenAL installer -
oalinst.exe- in the root of your game install folder
For all other games, please download the latest OpenAL installer from https://www.openal.org/downloads/
***Do NOT manually copy a random
OpenAL32.dll file into your
Windows\System32 folder. Use the OpenAL installer instead.***
If you are still encountering problems when trying to launch your game, submit a ticket or bug report here.