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

Played through the Prologue with no trouble, though the performance is barely enjoyable on the lowest spec 1920x1080.

What does not


What was not tested

Playing through the entire game

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- Installed with /nogui switch to skip automated DirectX / .NET 4.0 installation (the latter didn't work for me, plus no post-install errors in GOG installer) - winetricks dotnet40 d3dcompiler_43 d3dx9_36 d3dx9_39 - Despite decent hardware (Core i7-6700/32Gb/GeForce GT730 2Gb w/proprietary NVIDIA driver 370.23) the performance is quite poor - had to use the lowest specs with very changes towards medium, plus in nvidia-settings set to use FXAA instead of proper antialiasing and at OpenGL settings moved image quality slider to "Performance" part of the scale. - Performance gets better with Wine CSMT patch enabled (from wine-staging) though still not quite up to speed. - Also performance is improved a bit using NVIDIA driver's Threaded Optimizations: LD_PRELOAD="" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 wine bin/witcher2.exe - Tried GLXOSD to show the FPS, didn't work for me (though worked for native Linux version) - Despite all the performance trouble the native Linux version still works slower at a glance. - Had trouble with native d3dx9_36 / builtin d3dx9_39 combination (garbled text in menus and subtitles, without native DLLs didn't start at all - lots of GL_INVALID_OPERATION errors though didn't expected it to work).

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 
CurrentSlackware64 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
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