The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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DRM free version from Released on the 17th of May, 2011.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.7

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

-Installation -Graphics -Video -Sound -Gameplay

What does not

-GLSL shaders, which results in weird coloured output all of the screen. Can be worked around by forcing UseGLSL= disabled.


What was not tested

-Extended gameplay

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You need to create a registry entry HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct3D/UseGLSL = disabled (do a search if you don't know how to do this). I also believe that a nvidia card is required for this to work. I also needed to install the native d3dx9 dlls with "winetricks d3dx9", otherwise the game starts up with a black screen only. Performance is quite bad even at low settings (10-15 fps outdoors with a system above recommended requirements), possibly because of UseGLSL = disabled, but also because the game is quite demanding. And additionally because of the typical performance hit that results from the Direct3D to OpenGL conversion.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 10 20172.7Yes Yes PlatinumLuke 
ShowSlackware64 14.2 multilibDec 05 20161.9.23Yes Yes GoldJeff MacLoue 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Sep 08 20131.7.1Yes Yes GoldGalym Kerimbekov 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Aug 03 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20121.5.13Yes Yes BronzeAlex 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27298 The Witcher 2 Slow Performance on any setting. REOPENED View
34266 0*inf in D3D9 shaders outputs NaNs to floating-point framebuffers STAGED View

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Witcher 2 running slow
by Shawn on Saturday August 15th 2015, 5:42
I installed xact and it made the game a little faster, but the big difference was made in the registry editor, I set "StrictDrawOrdering"="disabled"
RE: Witcher 2 running slow
by Shawn on Saturday August 15th 2015, 5:43
Also glsl is enabled for me