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Wine 1.5.9 breaks the game?
by Dominik on Tuesday July 24th 2012, 7:51
I just got a new gfx card (Geforce 550 Ti) and am testing Witcher 2 EE from GOG and everything is covered in a haze (gray in the dungeon at the start, blue outside) so that almost nothing can be seen. This happens at all image settings.
All that's changed from my previous test (where the image was fine, but the game ran very slow) is the GFX card and, of course, the version of Wine. I don't think the card has anything to do with it.
It removes the need for .NET 4.0 entirely, however the Launcher and Register programs will still no longer function. Also it removes any possibility of using Arena for anything other than quick entertainment.
by Pavel on Monday April 23rd 2012, 16:02
I am trying fresh installation GOG EE version. At beginning, it was great, but after exiting and another starting in prologue, I have problems. Loading saved positions or creating new game takes forever. Disc didn't work, memory is free and processor is idling.
It wasn't just second run, because I run it in tutorial more times with different settings (small mouse lag in few menus).
Patch 2.1 breaks game
by Jonathan on Monday January 9th 2012, 22:23
Patch 2.1 (which only has a small change to the netcode for arena uploads) breaks the game. The issue is that it requires .NET 4.0 which currently doesn't work at all in Wine. If you install this update you'll be required to install the "Critical Rebuild" patch to bring the game back to version 2.0.
Wildly Inconsistent Frame Rates
by Sebastian Mikulec on Sunday June 19th 2011, 18:56
The frame rates for The Witcher 2 are all over the place. I'm running a Phenom II 965 @ 3.9 GHz and a GeForce GTX460 @ 825 MHz and in certain parts of the game it runs extremely slow even on the lowest settings, nearly unplayably so. In other parts of the game I can run Ultra setting minus Ubersampling and it runs like a champ. This is at 1920x1200. Note: I also disable Motion Blur, but not for performance reasons, I just prefer the game without the effect, and I also disable Cinematic Depth of Field, again not for performance reasons, but since it causes a glitch in up close conversations where the whole screen goes black and there is only an outline of the person you are speaking to. Also this is running the game patched to 1.2.
Just something I forgot to mention in the test data. The launcher itself may not work, but you can configure settings by running bin/configurator.exe and run the game with bin/witcher2.exe. The launcher does in fact work for me now, though it didn't run initially, but I'm not sure what changed.