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

  • Installer
  • Sound
  • Cut-scenes/videos
  • All text is readable & looks good
  • Menus
  • Game

What does not

  • Launcher.exe (not necessary to start the game)
  • Register.exe (although, I have no idea why/what I would be registering for)
  • Cut-scences sometimes go black with just the outline of objects showing.  I only noticed this after changing video settings to ultra.
  • Changing focus on window (emulated desktop) causes a loss of keyboard input but retains mouse input. Game has to be killed to get mouse/keyboard working on the same window again.


What was not tested

  • Extended gameplay
  • Game in a non-emulated desktop

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Install ------ 1) Install game 2) winetricks d3dcompiler_43 (resolved issue with just a black screen on startup) 3) winetricks xact_jun2010 (fixes issue with no keyboard input in game) 4) run bin/Configurator.exe to adjust settings 5) run bin/witcher2.exe to start game Game is running on Ultra settings with good performance (nvidia GPU).

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