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The Witcher 2: PATCH 1.2 OUT NOW - plus a hairstyling dlc

DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Games and Technology
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WITCHER 2 1.2 PATCH IS OUT http://en.thewitcher.com/community/entry/53/ comes with all current dlc and a new barber.


This is a thread about witchering, and witchering in general, now in awesome sequel form!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCRMZef_JN4

Buy it from gog.com now! (or steam, or those brick shops)

New to the series? get the witcher here cheaper a Vizima hooker! You can even import your save game into the sequel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9SUiFSr-s4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdLceN9EDM

Its also set after books! Lookout for "The Last Wish" (short stories about witchering and the story of the intro from witcher 1) and "The Blood of Elves" (The first part in the witcher saga) in your bookstore of choice today! the next book is out in 2012! (but if you are polish and/or can read polish you have all them already!) Get more info here

and its also a polish tv series/movie but you less you know about that the better.
Spoiler:

WTH is a witcher you say?
Spoiler:

Problems running witcher 2? patches are incoming next week in the mean time try these:

NEW ATI HOTFIX - Mainly meant for crossfire users but single card users have noticed better performance but - use at own risk, reports of 10+fps increase and reports of strange things like new crashes and light source bleeding.
  • disable ubersampling
  • disable catalyst ai (for ati)
  • update drivers (not ati ones tho, keep them on 11.4, they are working on new ones that fix stuff)
  • pray to your gods.
  • NEW - Current reports are the cause might actually be DRM on the retail/d2d copies of the game, theres a non-legit fix but for obvious reasons i can't to link it. :?

Whats that? You lost your witcher 1 saves and want to import?

*UPDATED - Money is really fixed this time and theres also a checklist* thanks SoundsPlush!
*note there is no "Shani Scoia'Tael" save, the one before was labelled wrong.*
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YFKFQT55

GOT MODS?

Mods for Witcher 1 @ http://www.moddb.com/games/the-witcher/mods
Highlights include:
  • Full Combat Rebalance
  • Scabbards
  • Immersion GUI.
  • Plus many more including quest mods and texture packs.

Here's the list of Witcher 2 mods @ http://www.gog.com/en/forum/the_witcher_2/full_list_of_mods/page1

Current Mods are:
Crafting Materials Weight Reduction Mod - Changes the weight of all crafting materials to 0.1.

Unlimited Carry Weight Mod - Gives all items 0 weight.

Potion Duration Extension - Extends the duration of potions to 1 hour. A variety of optional files have been added for different durations on potions and oils including instructions on how to edit the timings yourself.

Oil Duration Extension - Extends the duration of oils to 30 minutes.

Return of the White Wolf (Hair Replacement Texture for Geralt) - [Screenshot] - Makes Geralt's hair whiter (less grey).

Return of the Black Wolf (Hair Replacement Texture for Geralt) - [Screenshot] - Replaces Geralt's normal hair with a darker alternative.

Mini-map Direction Pointer - Adds a marker to the mini-map to help you keep your orientation while exploring.

Classic Dice Set (Easier to read) - Re-textures the poker dice to be more like The Witcher 1 and easier to read.

Crafting Price Equalization Mod - Reduces all crafting prices to 3 orens.

Tooltip Mod - Makes tooltips 80% taller, scroll 3x faster, and start scrolling almost immediately. Several variants available with different font sizes and scrolling delays.

Save Game Cleanup Utility - Allows you to scan, preview and delete or backup a set of saved games to free up some space on your computer.

How to unpack pack0.dzip (tutorial for modders)

there is also a www.witchernexus.com


Trouble with Witcher 2 combat even on normal?
Wolfprint wrote: »
The game just throws you into the deep end from the start. It's like going to your first swimming lesson expecting the instructor to start you off in the wading pool, but no! He manhandles you, holding you in a bear hug so your arms flail about helplessly, and you watch in horror as you go flying into the water with a splash, and after much struggling, miraculously discover that you can keep aloft.

Combat Tips (or so You Wanna be a Witcher)

1. Know that The Roll and the Mid-Roll Directional Change are your best friends. Always roll away from enemy mobs, not into them. Pick off the outliers first. Get a point in Footwork on the Swordsmanship tree if you need better positioning.

2. Roll around enemies that hold shields or can block. Stab them from the back instead. Aard or Igni are useful against them too.

3. Learn to anticipate attacks when they come. There is always a discernible animation when an enemy is about to strike at you. Roll away, and hit him from the back.

4. Use your potions, oils and bombs. They can radically change the landscape in your favour.

5. Watch out for your Vigour bar. You have too low Vigour early on to be parrying often.

6. Speaking of parrying, put at least one point in the upgrade to block from all directions. But remember not to spam block. It does not work.

7. Grit your teeth and bear it when it comes to the Prologue. Trust me, the combat gets smoother as you progress.

You can't just hack and slash anymore!
Learn how to roll, block, use bombs and traps and multi-attacking.

Learn how to not suck at combat, from our very own BlackDove.
*note video may contain chapter 1 spoilers*
Spoiler:

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(i remember now why i dont make threads. :?)

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Clearly, Geralt does not approve of the sparse OP.

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  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    its my first time, im working on it.

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm loving the shit out of this game but goddamn did the combat take some getting used to. They just throw you in without explaining shit and I was totally expecting something similar to the first Witcher. I died like 20 times in the prologue, mainly at
    Spoiler:
    Starting to finally get the hang of it I think so there's that at least. :D

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Whatever happened to the seamless, no loading between chapters thing? or am I the only unlucky one? in th space of 90 minutes, I've seen 5 black losing screens complete with circ, spinny thing.

    Also, my bombs do squat against the necker nests. And my goddamn internetf still not back on and I think the poker playing monk bonus fucked up because of it. Theres nothing in the extras menu.

    from previous thread

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    so i have a question. I've sadly lost all my witcher 1 saves since i got a new computer and forgot to back them up.

    If you don't import a save what's the canon storyline that the game assumes you did in Witcher 1?

    Is there any kind of save game generator?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Huh. I'm on an AMD GPU and running 11.5 drivers and getting about 40+ FPS on Ultra minus ubersampling (and motion blur - ew) at 1920x1080.

    You mean my rig should be running this...even better?

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  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so i have a question. I've sadly lost all my witcher 1 saves since i got a new computer and forgot to back them up.

    If you don't import a save what's the canon storyline that the game assumes you did in Witcher 1?

    Is there any kind of save game generator?

    there were links in the last thread for some uploads, trying to find them now.

  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Huh. I'm on an AMD GPU and running 11.5 drivers and getting about 40+ FPS on Ultra minus ubersampling (and motion blur - ew) at 1920x1080.

    You mean my rig should be running this...even better?

    its a really weird problem, some people are lucky (you and me) and play it fine, others are not, its being worked one, the ati issues seem to come from the drivers being made to work with the preview build and not the final build which code had changed.

    guys gimme stuff to add to the op so i dont feel useless.

  • Old world monkeyOld world monkey Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Whatever happened to the seamless, no loading between chapters thing? or am I the only unlucky one? in th space of 90 minutes, I've seen 5 black losing screens complete with circ, spinny thing.

    Also, my bombs do squat against the necker nests. And my goddamn internetf still not back on and I think the poker playing monk bonus fucked up because of it. Theres nothing in the extras menu.

    from previous thread

    You need to have the right type of bomb. I says which one in the nekker entry in your journal. Then just move close to the nest and press whatever keys it tells you to.

    The dice playing monk is just an add for gog.com, I think.

  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This game pisses excellence. You should but it if you haven't.

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  • WolfprintWolfprint Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I am replaying the game because there is no respec, I want to get all the hidden abilities, and I am only midway in Flotsam so it's not too much trouble.

    But God is the courtyard fight a pain. I honestly think that combat is clunkier in the Prologue, which is bizarre. As the game progresses the combat controls seem smoothed out, and not because of new abilities. The button inputs become more responsive and Geralt no longer just bums around when you tap a button.

  • bigwahbigwah Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    guys gimme stuff to add to the op so i dont feel useless.
    Spoiler:

    LoL Tribunal:
    "Was cursing, in broken english at his team, and at our team. made fun of dead family members and mentioned he had sex with a dog."
    "Hope he dies tbh but a ban would do."
  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    bigwah wrote: »
    guys gimme stuff to add to the op so i dont feel useless.
    Spoiler:

    Added! totally forgot about that. :P

    ok i think i've done enough to the op for now, im kinda itching to go do some witchers work before i go to bed.

  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so i have a question. I've sadly lost all my witcher 1 saves since i got a new computer and forgot to back them up.

    If you don't import a save what's the canon storyline that the game assumes you did in Witcher 1?

    Is there any kind of save game generator?

    there were links in the last thread for some uploads, trying to find them now.
    oh man if you can find them that would be great, the last thread got pretty huge

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'd heard that those save files had a ridiculous amount of money though. People were starting with 20-30000 orens, which sounds about right for the original if you finished the poker quest but it's supposed to scale down your money to a reasonable level.

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  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    so i have a question. I've sadly lost all my witcher 1 saves since i got a new computer and forgot to back them up.

    If you don't import a save what's the canon storyline that the game assumes you did in Witcher 1?

    Is there any kind of save game generator?

    there were links in the last thread for some uploads, trying to find them now.
    oh man if you can find them that would be great, the last thread got pretty huge

    added them to the op already, tho just noticing the file names on them look abit weird, like not saves from right at the end after the final boss is killed, not sure if this might be the problem peoples been having with huge oren counts on importing.. will looking into it.

  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hey lore nerds-

    Yennefer

    Was she and Geralt a thing? How did he get to triss from there? Something to do with his death/undeath?

    I just got busy in some underground ruins while the moans of my lover freaked out a dwarf above thinking the place was haunted.... Mr. Plough is in the house.

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    Homer Simpson: That's not how I remember it.
  • InvictusInvictus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    So I'm hearing a variety of things about what you need to run this game. I really want it, and I have 4 gigs RAM and a 2.6 quad core, but my graphics card is a 9500 GT, which really seems insufficient given everything I've read. Does anyone have any experience with the 9500 GT in particular and this game? Someone was saying they were running it with an 8400 GS, which sounds ludicrous, but if true, I ought to be able to run it.

    If I can get decent FPS on low, I'm happy. I just wanna play the game.

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    yeah you're gonna need something better than a 9500gt.

    i mean you could run it, but you couldn't run it.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Hey lore nerds-

    Yennefer

    Was she and Geralt a thing? How did he get to triss from there? Something to do with his death/undeath?

    I just got busy in some underground ruins while the moans of my lover freaked out a dwarf above thinking the place was haunted.... Mr. Plough is in the house.

    yennefer
    Spoiler:

  • InvictusInvictus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    yeah you're gonna need something better than a 9500gt.

    i mean you could run it, but you couldn't run it.

    I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean. Do you mean that I technically could boot it up, but it would be unplayably slow, or do you mean that I'd have to rank everything down so far that it wouldn't be enjoyable? Because as I said, 'low' across the board is fine with me.

  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    someone posted saying they were playing it ok at low/medium settings on a 8800 in the last thread.

    i dont know nvidia cards so i dont know if thats good.

  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Hey lore nerds-

    Yennefer

    Was she and Geralt a thing? How did he get to triss from there? Something to do with his death/undeath?

    I just got busy in some underground ruins while the moans of my lover freaked out a dwarf above thinking the place was haunted.... Mr. Plough is in the house.

    yennefer
    Spoiler:

    1> How old is triss?

    2> She remembers all that but isnt filling Geralt in totally?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I enjoy the OP. :lol: Live action hilarity.


    Is there a way to run the game on the low settings and take away the letterboxing? Maybe if I change the resolution? I use 1024x768.

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINE Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Alright, I can't find this elsewhere online. My brother has this game on Steam but I don't, if I start a new game will it overwrite his game?

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  • SaphierSaphier Aka Errant Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    In the prologue.
    Spoiler:

  • PriscaPrisca Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Alright, I can't find this elsewhere online. My brother has this game on Steam but I don't, if I start a new game will it overwrite his game?

    It shouldn't. I've restarted the single-player several times, and my previous save files are still available.

  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Hey lore nerds-

    Yennefer

    Was she and Geralt a thing? How did he get to triss from there? Something to do with his death/undeath?

    I just got busy in some underground ruins while the moans of my lover freaked out a dwarf above thinking the place was haunted.... Mr. Plough is in the house.

    yennefer
    Spoiler:

    1> How old is triss?

    2> She remembers all that but isnt filling Geralt in totally?
    Spoiler:
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I enjoy the OP. :lol: Live action hilarity.

    to be fair the series isnt totally horrible but its been awhile since i watched it and only got half way through, the movie is terrible, its just bits of the series put together and doesnt make sense, i kinda got into the series (not sure you can find it anymore but its was dubbed into english and i still have it on my hdd) there are some ok moments but then there shit like
    Spoiler:
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Is there a way to run the game on the low settings and take away the letterboxing? Maybe if I change the resolution? I use 1024x768.

    stuck with letterboxing until they release a patch (hopefully next week)

  • Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I loved The Witcher, probably one of my favourite games of all time, and I remember upgrading my computer in the middle of playing it and how great it felt to suddenly be able to run it on high settings :D
    Now I'm not so sure about even being able to run this game, though I've been reading several people's builds and it's given me some hope. I have a Q6600 at 2.4 ghz, 2 GB of system RAM, and 8800 GTS 512 mb on Windows Vista. I know my RAM and processor are terrible but my video card has held up pretty well for its age. Does anyone have a rig like this?

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Saphier wrote: »
    In the prologue.
    Spoiler:

    Your final statement is laughable. W1 click click click click click vs. W2 You can die any second timing/roll/strike carefully

    However know this- The prologue is one of the toughest parts of the first half of the game. Its hard. It actually eases up in chapter 1.

    When you get the swing of it the combat is decisive. It is brutal. But using all your tools and signs- you have the edge. Its snakes vs a fast mongoose. You have maneuverability and your head. They have numbers.

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  • PriscaPrisca Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Has anyone been able to register their DLCs? I've been trying to register the "Vernon Roche Commando Jacket" & "Mysterious Merchant" DLCs, but I'm either getting "Connection Refused", "Invalid, or stuck on Verification errors.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Saphier wrote: »
    In the prologue.
    Spoiler:

    You final statement is laughable. W1 click click click click click vs. W2 You can die any second timing/roll/strike carefully

    However know this. The prologue is one of the toughest parts of the first half of the game. Its hard. It actually eases up in chapter 1.

    But anyway, cross the unconvered areas with the NPCs. And you use potions by selecting the meditate option from the ctrl menu when not in combat

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  • SaphierSaphier Aka Errant Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Spoit wrote: »
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Saphier wrote: »
    In the prologue.
    Spoiler:

    You final statement is laughable. W1 click click click click click vs. W2 You can die any second timing/roll/strike carefully

    However know this. The prologue is one of the toughest parts of the first half of the game. Its hard. It actually eases up in chapter 1.

    But anyway, cross the unconvered areas with the NPCs. And you use potions by selecting the meditate option from the ctrl menu when not in combat

    Right, but I'd want to drink that potion right now, not later. In W1 you could drink them when ever they'd be useful, not whenever the game felt like letting you.

    Managed to make it across the gap without being incinerated finally. As far as I can tell it was entirely luck. Being right next to npcs did nothing, so I just kept running at it until I made it. -.-

  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    this is among the best PC Rpgs I've ever played. It shocks me because I really didn't like the Witcher 1 at all.

    Problem is now I think I want to play through it so I can import a save for my second playthrough of W2. Witcher's eat hours, all the hours I have.

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  • WolfprintWolfprint Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The prologue officially has the worst controls in the game.

    I sped-ran through to LaValette dungeons last night, and turns out I missed the Assassin ability pickup. Joy. I have to redo the thing from the ballista section again.
    Spoiler:

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    There was way more to W1 VS click click click. You had to change styles frequently mid-combat, not to mention signs and stuff.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    All I remember is that swamp.

    . . . And maybe the awesome mystery science fiction theater bit.

    And some other stuff where people died.

    But mostly just the swamp.

    And titties.

    Alright the titties are fairly prominent there.

    But so is the swamp.

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  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    After watching today's Giant Bomb Quicklook I'm gonna have to give my gamepad a try. I already like the way things feel with kb+m but CDP really did a slick job supporting the xbox 360 controller

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm surprised Witcher 2 had no CG intro. I watched W1's every time I loaded it up.

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  • GuildNavigatorGuildNavigator Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I have played video games non-stop for 2 decades and I just died twice in the fucking tutorial where you need to capture the ballista.

    Did I miss something or is there ZERO combat tutorial? I'm pitted against a god damn shielded knight, 2h sword knight, 2 crossbowmen, and a soldier. I barely scratch the health of one of them before I die.

    I'm obviously doing something completely wrong but the game has made zero effort to explain how to do anything.

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