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Old 07-05-2011, 15:10   #1
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The Witcher II *PC*

Well i just found the first review in my PCformat..... 92% tyvm!!!

been awaiting this for ages.... im amazed theres no love on the forums for this,,, the first game was awesome!!

cant wait..
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yeah, I've posted a couple of bargain forum prices for it with little to no response which surprised me! I get the impression PC gamers are in limited supply around these parts.

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I ordered it through steam, not the cheapest but I'm lazy and I already bought the first game through it for £6.49

I am trying to finish the Witcher first before 2 is released.

After the stinker that was DA2, it will be nice to see a real rpg!

Here is a video:


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Old 07-05-2011, 16:28   #4
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You get so much stuff in the retail versions of Witcher though! :o

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings game
Making of Video DVD
Official Soundtrack
World Map
Game Manual and Game Guide
Pamphlet and Cursed Coin
2 x Papercraft Figures of Various Game Characters

And it was less than £22
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Old 07-05-2011, 19:42   #5
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I had to restore my PC (due to somehow ******* it up so it wouldn't load windows) but was unable to save my save games from the first game Means I have to start it again and I want to finish that before moving on to Witcher 2. TW2 does look stunning though, even my old hardware should be able to run it on medium settings and still look pretty good I hope.

For anyone that's not played The Witcher, GOG will be selling it from next tuesday for $5 for a limited time (I think it's May 10th - May 17th, W2's release date). Think I'll definitely repurchase it, I only have the retail version which has TAGES on it and even though that's deactivated via the 1.5 patch having a completely DRM free copy for that cheap price is well worth it. I'll also be buying TW2 from there since all the money goes to CD Projekt.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/the_witcher

Also, The Witcher 2 supports the 360 controller which I'm very happy about, more choice is always good


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Old 12-05-2011, 15:24   #6
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Picked the first one and this up for around 30quid from GOG last night. The preload for The Witcher 2 is now live also, it's around 9 or so gigs and it downloads most of it apart from the last 100megs which will finish next friday.
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I thought you had the original on Steam?
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Still playing The Witcher, just got to Lakeside and the game keeps getting better and better.
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I thought you had the original on Steam?

I have the retail copy (which I added a shortcut to Steam) but it has that horrible TAGES on it and even though the patch for 1.5 deactivates it for 2 - 3 quid I'll happily take a DRM free, already patched up version from GOG.
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My retail copy just arrived. It's quite a substantial box. It's like having an Amiga again.
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Still waiting on mine from the hut.
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Hopefully you'll get it in todays post. Mine was from them too.

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Cheers mate. Post hasn't come yet so fingers crossed.

EDIT: Its arrived! Blimey it does come with a lot of extras and a decent manual. Old school indeed.

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I am actually tempted by this. Played the first years ago, not sure if my aging rig will cope with it though. What is the reccomeded and min specs please?
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Minimum requirements:

Processor: Core 2Duo 2.2 GHz or dual core AMD 2.5 GHz
RAM: 1 GB Windows XP, 2 GB Windows Vista/7
Graphics: GeForce 8800 512 MB or Radeon (HD3850 512 MB)
HDD Space: 16 GB

Recommended requirements:

Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
RAM: 3 GB Windows XP, 4 GB Windows Vista/7
Graphics: GeForce 260 1 GB or (HD4850 1 GB)
HDD Space: 16 GB

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Beyond the requirements, here is how the game ran in 1920 x 1200 with all the graphical options enabled on various cards:



This game might still sell a few hardware upgrades. My AMD 4890 is going to come close to the bottom of the pack. No ultra mode for me.

I've just completed my GOG.COM download. I like games with no DRM.

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Didn't have time to finish off the download from GOG this morning so will do so when I get home from work tonight. Be interesting to see how it runs on my Q6600 and 512MB Radeon 4850 (and 4 gigs RAM). I reckon I'll get a half decent framerate on medium, will see how it handles on high. At least it should be playable.
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My 8800GT is at the bottom of the pack
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I upgraded recently from an 8800gt to an ati 6850 (which is as high as my Dell PSU will take) and it seems to run it well enough on High (with SSAO manually disabled cause it canes graphics performance without making anything look different imo. :P ) The intro has over 30fps and the opening scene was in the 50's.

As for the DRM on retail... it's pretty forgiving. After you activate it, it tells you that you have an unlimited licence to install it on as many computers as you want as often as you want! Why did they even put DRM in? lol

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Overclockers have GTX560s in for £150. Think I might go for that and then OC my Q9550.
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