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  • AnuChemicalCo

    The most recent patch 1.07 is now live, available on Steam, GOG and from the CD Projekt Red website.  At a hefty 7.0 GB it's a huge patch with a number of changes and bug fixes including:

    • Introduces an alternative movement style for Geralt. To enable, go to the Gameplay\Movement Response submenu.
    • Adds a stash for player convenience. Players can now store loot in their stash, access to which is available in different parts of the world. Stash locations are marked on the map.
    • All crafting components and alchemy ingredients now weigh nothing.
    • Improves overall game performance.
    • Introduces a number of improvements to overall game stability.
    • Adds a Books tab to the Inventory panel. Also adds a feature whereby read and unread books are marked differently in the Inventory panel.
    • Introduces a pinning feature for formulae and diagrams. Ingredients and components for pinned formulae/diagrams are highlighted in the shop view. This should greatly facilitate the purchase of currently needed elements.
    • Intro…
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  • JPulowski

    On August 10 2011 hotfix 1.35 for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been released. More information is available on official website.

    We have just released a Hotfix addressing certain issues that might have been caused by the Patch 1.3. Major problems addressed by this hotfix include: shadows not being displayed correctly in 3D Vision and Steam achievements not being registered. Full list of changes and more information about the hotfix itself can be found here.

    Here is the full list of changes:

    1. Issue with shadows in 3D Vision mode has been resolved.
    2. Screenshots to savegames made in 3D Vision are now visible in load menu.
    3. Issue with Steam achievements not being registered has been resolved.
    4. Blood texture glitches in game with ubersampling option turned on have been fixed.
    5. Pocket item counter is properly updated after picking up an item which is already selected.
    6. Issue with ingredient counter when brewing multiple Thunderbolt potions has been resolved.
    7. Finished “Scent of incense”, Act 1 quest…
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  • Ausir

    Today, CD Projekt's Adam Kiciński has announced that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, originally announced for the Xbox 360 console with a November 2011 date, has been moved back to 2012.

    ”We have decided not to withhold information and to tell our fans immediately of the Xbox 360 launch moving to Q1 2012. As we have stated many times before, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will be an adaptation and not regular port. The extra time will allow us to polish the title to perfection, so that the game offers an ideally balanced, fantastic experience to gamers. As the launch of the game approaches, we will be sharing more details how it will be released on Xbox 360. I trust that despite the release date shift, players will be satisfied with what we are planning for them.”

    i Too bad for console players. There's also no info about the PS3 version yet. I wonder if the delay has anything to do with the Namco lawsuit...

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  • JPulowski

    On July 20 2011, the third patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been released. For more information, please visit official web page.

    The long-awaited patch 1.3 is finally here. We apologize it took so long, but we had to make sure that all of the issues were addressed accordingly. The update includes a plethora of fan-requested improvements, including difficulty adjustments for the game’s Prologue, support for a variety of aspect ratios and a host of other gameplay tweaks and fixes. Next to the long list of changes, this update also brings along free DLC - a quest called “A Sackful of Fluff”. Steam patch will become available at later time.
    NOTE: Please keep in mind that all of the fan-made modifications are incompatible with the newest update. Make sure to uninstall them to avoid in-game issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    1. New FREE DLC – “A Sackful of Fluff” is a new quest in Chapter 2 of the game. To start the quest, visit the eccentric Elthon, who inhabits a solitary …
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  • JPulowski

    On July 8 2011 CDProjekt has released the recent change-log for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Patch 1.3. Currently there is no information about release date.

    Patch 1.3 is not quite here yet, but we would like to show you an early changelog with the fixes and amendments that will be implemented in the nearest update. There is still no ETA on its release so please bear with us and stay tuned for more information. You can read the changelog here.
    1. New FREE DLC – “A Sackful of Fluff” is a new quest in Chapter 2 of the game. To start the quest, visit the eccentric Elthon, who inhabits a solitary hut near the quarry outside Vergen. The quest will prove most rewarding to those who demonstrate patience.
    2. Game now supports 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 aspect ratios.
    3. Item storage has been added. Players can now store items from their Inventory at inns. To leave items in storage or collect previously stored items, talk to innkeepers.
    4. A "Junk" panel has been added to Inventory to provide greater clarity in item …
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  • Ausir

    According to Dark Side of Gaming, CD Projekt has been sued by Namco BANDAI, the international distributor of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Namco is claiming that CD Projekt broke the agreement between the two companies by removing the DRM copy protection in a patch without Namco's knowledge, and by choosing THQ as the distributor of the Xbox 360 port of the game. Because of this dispute, Namco Bandai is now withholding payments of 1,225,000 euro (ca. $1.75 million dollars).


    This is what Adam Kiciński of CD Projekt said about it:

    As with most cases, we first tried to end the dispute peacefully. Attempts failed and because of this, we hoped that our partner would send the case to the court. The agreement that we signed last year, concerned only the distribution of “The Witcher 2″ for the PC. The records were carefully clarified to avoid any ambiguity.
    Namco Bandai have options when choosing the priority of our distributor’s version of the Xbox 360. It could use, but not taken advantage…

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  • Ausir

    CD Projekt's Tomasz Gop talked to Eurogamer about the upcoming Xbox 360 version of their hit cRPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which is currently available only for the PC.

    The PC version of the game has quite impressive visuals. The developer promised that the 360 version will definitely look better than the PC version with minimum graphics settings, and while he's not promising anything, they're doing what they can to make the game look as good on the console as the medium settings on the PC.

    The game is coming to Microsoft's console in November. No plans for a PlayStation 3 version have been announced yet, unfortunately. As previously stated, of the game's DLC will be free on the 360, just like they are in the PC version.

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  • JPulowski

    The second patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available on 03/06/2011.

    Also along with the new patch there is a new DLC called "Barbers and Coiffeuses". As you can guess, now Geralt will be able to change his hairstyle.


    Some traders also provide barbershop services. For a small fee, Geralt can get them to change his hairstyle. Search notice boards for information about barbers and coiffeuses offering services of this nature in a given location.

    • In Flotsam, in Chapter 1 of the game, these services are available from the antique book dealer Einar Gausel.
    • In Chapter 2, look either for Sambor in Henselt's Camp or for Felicia Cori in Vergen.
    • This apprentice sorceress also provides hairstyling services in Loc Muinne, in Chapter 3 of the game.

    • All previously released DLC packages are installed with Patch 1.2:
      • "Blue Stripes Combat Jacket"
      • "Ultimate Alchemist's Outfit"
      • "Ultimate Mage's Outfit"
      • "Ultimate Swordsman's Outfit"
      • "Finisher Pack"
      • "Mysterious Merchant"
      • "Troll Trouble"
    • Patch 1.2 adds …


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  • Ausir

    The Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has just been officially announced in an Optimus stock market filing (in Polish). Optimus is the parent company of CD Projekt. The company announced a publishing deal with Atari in North America for the console version, just like with the PC edition.

    Some Polish stores have already announced the release date as November 15. We'll likely learn whether it's true during the conference.

    The announcement was made during the ongoing CD Projekt Summer Conference, during which we're likely to learn additional details.

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  • Ausir

    Two major Polish gaming stores, Gram.pl (which used to be owned by CD Projekt) and Ultima already offer The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for the Xbox 360 platform. Both stores list the release date as November 15, 2011. Is this a premature leak or just speculation? If true, it will certainly face tough competition in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

    The Xbox 360 version of the game was already rated M by the ESRB recently as well. For now, nothing is known about when (or even whether) the game will come to the PlayStation 3.

    We're very likely to find out either at CD Projekt's press conference tomorrow or at E3, as CD Projekt's Tomasz Gop already stated recently that E3 will bring good news for console gamers. Stay tuned, we'll make sure to bring you the latest news on this!

    Source: Gamezilla

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  • Game widow

    Sorry for delay in announcing them, but without further ado, here are the lucky winners of digital, DRM-free copies of the Enhanced Edition of the game from Good Old Games:

    • Gamersparadise
    • Kyle James
    • Doktorzli
    • Mugsn
    • Great Jake
    • WillyHowlingMoon
    • Robb5
    • Neoscorpiox
    • Oureax
    • Mudkipz84

    Enjoy the game people! I know I did :)

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  • Ausir

    US President Barack Obama received, among other gifts from Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, a copy of the Collector's Edition of Polish hit video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, as well as copies of the two Witcher books by Andrzej Sapkowski (The Last Wish and Blood of Elves) signed by the author.


    Among other gifts there was also an iPad containing animated movies by Tomasz Bagiński, creator of the cinematic intro for the original The Witcher, including the Academy Award-nominated The Cathedral.

    Obama is known for having a geeky side. Do you think he'll actually play the game?

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  • JPulowski

    The first patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is available right now.

    The patch will not be available via the game launcher. Users must update their games manually.

    For more information and download links please visit The Witcher 2 official web-site. If you are using GOG.com version of the game please take a look at this page for instructions.

    Updates

    • Fixed the free Troll Trouble DLC download. It is now included in the patch so there's no need to download and install it separately.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented some users from downloading other free DLCs (the ones given out with some pre-orders, special promotions, etc). The launcher now properly refreshes the list of available DLCs and allows for installation.
    • Performance improvements: approximately 5% to 30% better framerate and faster game loading for many users, depending on their individual systems and game versions. Owners of retail versions can expect the biggest improvements.
    • Fixed random crashes occurring on some systems, es…
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  • Ausir

    CD Projekt's Tomasz Gop told Eurogamer that a brand new Witcher project will be announced at E3 next month.

    The Witcher 2 senior producer didn't reveal much, but he did say that the company might have good news for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users. Even long before the PC premiere of the game, there have been many rumors of a console port, which seem to be pretty much confirmed now. I wonder if CD Projekt intends to resurrect the canceled console remake of the first game, The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf, or whether console players will need to play the first game in its original PC version in order to know the whole story.

    One thing is certain - the game that is about to be announced is not The Witcher 3 yet. Although given the great reviews the second game is getting, I'm sure a third one will eventually be made too.

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  • Ausir

    The first piece of downloadable content for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, titled Troll Trouble is now available for download for free to all registered owners of the game.

    To download it, simply choose "Downloadable Content" from the launcher menu. You can see a trailer for the DLC here.

    As announced by CD Projekt, all of The Witcher 2 small DLC packs (consisting of a single questline) will be free. However, the game will have larger expansion packs later on that will cost you money.

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  • Game widow

    Just got The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings but haven't had a chance to play the original The Witcher yet? If you want to revisit Geralt's first video game adventure, here's your chance, thanks to our giveaway of 10 digital, DRM-free copies of the Enhanced Edition of the game from Good Old Games.


    To enter, simply create an account and log in. Next, post a comment below stating why you’re excited to play the original Witcher game! You must be 18 to enter the contest. All entries must be entered by 12:00AM UTC, Sunday, May 22nd.

    Also, if you don't have the long anticipated sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, yet, you can buy a DRM-free Digital Premium Edition exclusively on GOG.COM as well!

    Contest organized by Witcher Wiki administrators and Good Old Games.

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  • Ausir

    Just after the midnight premiere of the game in Europe, the first patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has already been released. Here's the list of changes:

    • Several major balance fixes (economy and fight)
    • On screen fixes (items descriptions, journal etc)
    • Audio mix fixes
    • Several audio areas, music, cutscene fixes and added better sounds
    • Many UI fixes (functional, smoother and more user friendly ex. inventory items selection)
    • Many fixes to quests, quests markers
    • Visual fixes to fade outs, blackscreens in scenes, cutscenes
    • Many community fixes - work, npc’s life
    • Big opponents fights balance and fixes
    • Many cutscenes fixes - animations, items, lipsync
    • Gamepad fixes - playing gamepad is now much better
    • Camera fixes - collisions with objects, collisions with npc’s, combat camera improvements
    • Some hair physics fixes
    • Minor QTE fixes
    • Several locations fixes - objects collisions, environments improvements, lights, effects
    • Crafting, shops, alchemy improvements
    • Added new autosaves in important places (ex. be…
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  • Ausir

    There's only one day left until the premiere of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. We definitely can't wait for the game! Meanwhile, here's the game's official launch trailer:


    Be sure to visit the wiki after the game's release to get all kinds of game help and to help us build the best source of information about The Witcher 2!

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  • Ausir

    Apparently, the Russian publisher of The Witcher 2 decided to beat the Polish Playboy session of virtual Triss Merigold and decided to release a calendar with a nude model posing as Triss and a non-nude one (unfortunately for most female fans and some male ones) posing as Geralt.

    Triss is a Ukrainian model known as Klodi Monsoon. You can see more pictures of her on her DeviantArt.

    Here's a video from the photo shoot.

    And some pics:


    Myself, I'm still nerd-raging about Triss lacking her scars from the Battle of Sodden Hill that she's supposed to have according to the books.

    Source: KarMorhen.ru

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  • Ausir

    Triss Merigold in Playboy

    April 30, 2011 by Ausir

    Triss Merigold, the beautiful red-headed sorceress and Geralt's main love interest in the game, has been featured in the latest issue of the Polish edition of the Playboy magazine. Here's the cover.

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  • Game widow

    Joystiq has a new article up (The Witcher 2 takes a stab at combat in latest dev walkthrough) with a great developer walkthrough of the new Witcher 2 fighting system.

    • Check out the video!

    I can hardly wait to try it out! And don't forget to check out the preview on Eurogamer

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  • Game widow

    Check out the newest trailer for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings showing some pretty cool footage and also the contents of the upcoming Collector's Edition of the game, billed as the "The Richest Collector's Edition Ever".

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  • CrackWhiz

    Second Developer Diary

    November 27, 2010 by CrackWhiz

    The second developer diary has been out since 9th November.

    It can be viewed here:

    http://www.ign.com/videos/2010/11/09/the-witcher-2-video-feature?objectid=14345201

    CrackWhiz

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  • AedanCousland

    New Gameplay footage

    August 19, 2010 by AedanCousland

    It seems that finally some new Gameplay footage from one of the most anticipated games of 2011,the Witcher 2,has been leaked from the Games Com in Cologne.

    Here's the links for the videos,hurry up Youtube may delete them !

    • Youtube video "vOT38O7_eYQ"
    • Youtube video "IuGmEwwgUtI"

    Of course i'd like to credit the original source GamezillaPL

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  • AedanCousland

    New gameplay footage

    August 19, 2010 by AedanCousland

    It seems that finally some new Gameplay footage from one of the most anticipated games of 2011,the Witcher 2,has been leaked from the Games Com in Cologne.


    Here's the links for the videos,hurry up Youtube may delete them !


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOT38O7_eYQ

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


    Of course i'd like to credit the original source GamezillaPL

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  • Cal1s

    Witcher2Game.com has penned a brief article clarifying the often asked question by newcomers - which version of the original Witcher to play before The Witcher 2 comes out.

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  • Ausir

    In response to rumors about The Witcher 2 DRM, the following has been posted in the official forum:

    1. We believe that the chief way to achieve favorable sales of legal game copies is to establish the right relation between game price and product quality. In our opinion, it is more important to encourage acquisition of original game copies than to punish those who play pirated copies.
    2. Copyright protection cannot impede or hamper the use of legally acquired game copies. In particular:
    • Games that do not require an Internet connection for gameplay reasons should not require an active Internet connection for normal use.
    • Game installation should in no way be limited, neither as regards the number of repeated installations on a given system, nor in terms of the number of systems on which a game can be installed.
    • Internet-based registration of game copies is advisable only where the developer makes available, free of charge and via the Internet, additional game content or other services requir…
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  • Ausir

    Gaming site Faceoff Games has an interview with The Witcher 2 senior producer Tomek Gop. Here's an excerpt:

    F.O.G: You've said that the this game's main plot will be shorter than the original Witcher, but that side content will be much more involved. Can you give us an example of how these side missions will play out?
    TG: It's pretty much all about binding the quests with the story. The main plot of the game features the king slayers, so most of the things the player will do throughout the game will involve Geralt trying dig deeper into this thread. Even with things that seem distant in storyline (like for example, killing a huge monster that endangers the town), it still appears that there are strings attached. I don't want to spoil it.
    F.O.G: We've been told there will be no "FedEx missions", that missions wouldn't have the player going from point A to point B delivering packages. Is this really true? Other games in the past have claimed the same, and have failed to delivery. Can players…
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  • Ausir

    The Witcher 2 dev diary

    June 7, 2010 by Ausir

    VoodooExtreme has a new The Witcher 2 developer diary, where CD Projekt Red developers explain the design of the story.

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  • Game widow

    On March 24th, 2010, it was announced that The Witcher: Versus will now being ported to the iPhone! Read the (Polish) article here.

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  • Game widow

    On March 23rd, a new trailer for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released by CD Projekt RED. For details, see the GameTrailers.com

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  • Game widow

    Witcher 2 annoucement

    April 25, 2010 by Game widow

    On February 16th, 2010 CD Project RED announced that they would officially be presenting The Witcher 2 at a press conference in March. They also said they would be giving details about the new technology they have been developing for this game.

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  • Ausir

    The Witcher 1.5 Patch has been released today. It focuses mainly on removing the troublesome DRM (Digital Rights Management), allowing you to play the game without the disc, while providing many additional hours of fun thanks to five new adventures created by the fan community.

    Note: Unlike previous patches, this patch is not cumulative and assumes that you are patching a 1.4 version of the game.

    The Witcher Patch is the next stage of The Witcher's life, and is also a means of expressing our thanks to the modding community for their hard work ion creating the adventures. The update will also be included in forthcoming The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut; more info on that product will be released shortly.

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