Necro Posting myself a bit, but with a complete change of focus my conversion is done.
After working on the NWN version till it was almost done, I realized that it really wasn't a lot of fun working on anymore and it would take a lot of special effort for anyone else to play it, let alone getting a group involved.
So I pit it aside and went back to my roots and what I knew best. Since I had originally started playing in the late 70's with 1st edition, I pulled out an even older editor than NWN and started converting Smuggler's Shiv with the SSI Gold Box creator from 1993, FRUA (Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures)
This conversion went quickly and was fun till the end. While a lot more restricting than NWN, it follows pretty closely to the PnP module except in the area of treasure, which is not editable.
I just finished doing a beta test of it, fixing typos and other errors as I went. My party of 6 characters with 2 castaway NPC's finished at third level, just about where they should be.
At the moment, I'm asking if anyone else would be interested in testing it out. If so, send me a PM. FRUA uses 1st/2nd edition rules and for those familiar with it, the Shiv adventure has new artwork and monsters, but doesn't need UAShell to play. Another plus for FRUA over NWN is that FRUA runs in DOSBOX, which means you can play it on the go on your tablet. Total size is only a few megs.
The adventure is completely playable but probably needs a few tweaks. Anyone who PM's - I'm interested in your exposure to the adventure (none, player, DM) and to FRUA/ 1st/ 2nd edition rules. If you finish, I'd like to know impressions, total time to finish, number/ types of PC's used, NPC's used, what needs work, and anything else that catches your attention.
FRUA has a max limit on what a single adventure can hold, but I'm pretty sure I can also get "Racing to Ruin" to fit as well. I've already started work on Eleder.
Looking forward to some input.
Merry Christmas all