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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What works

Basically everything. Installation, patching, gameplay, etc

What does not

Cinematic Depth of Field (leaves cutscenes with strange black textures).

Performance is terrible.

The launcher cannot be properly interacted with (only part of the links are clickable). The game can be run directly, however. Also the performance checker doesn't work.

GLSL needs to be disabled.


What was not tested

I tested the game with a full playthrough. Encountered no bugs not mentioned above.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

vcrun2010 was installed (required to run the launcher), d3d9 is required as well (both easily installed via Winetricks). "UseGLSL = disabled" in the registry. Sometimes had issues with sound if Pulseaudio wasn't disabled (although it generally worked). Performance is ungodly slow. I finally had generally okay performance if my resolution was set to 1152x768 and I set the profile to Low in the configuration. I was able to then disable texture downscaling and crank up settings. Low gives some slightly different internal LOD and Max Texture sizes. Performance was completely hampered in a specific level (Vergen) during rainy weather. My system is a Q9550 and a GTX460 (768MB variant) with 2G of RAM. Windows users reported good performance (30-50fps) at stock High settings and a resolution of around 1080p. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

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
27194 The Witcher 2: White/coloured screen with UseGLSL=enabled CLOSED FIXED View
27298 The Witcher 2 Slow Performance on any setting. CLOSED FIXED View
27344 The Witcher 2.0 ( black screen on launch, have to kill X CLOSED ABANDONED View
28883 The Witcher 2: Portions of objects rendered as black. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
32451 Multiple installer bundles show a broken/unresponsive dialog window during installation (installer process running out of wndproc slots) CLOSED FIXED View
33916 Strange work around for infinite loading screen in witcher 2 using ctrl+alt+F1 CLOSED ABANDONED View
34266 0*inf in D3D9 shaders outputs NaNs to floating-point framebuffers STAGED View
41936 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - menus and subtitles rendered incorrectly (with built-in d3dx9) CLOSED FIXED 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