icculus "patch"? What patch would this be? I don't remember Ryan hosting any patches for NWN on the site...
I followed your advice and did a fresh install as per the nwn website instructions.
I tried the 1.69 beta patch install and an install with just 1.29 with the base 1.29 files (dl from nwn website)
After removing .lib i get the same thing - whenever i turn sound on as soon as it get to npc dialog it crashes. [segfaults]
game runs perfect with sound disabled.
should i try installing pulseaudio
thanks for all your help Svartalf