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Windows 7: The Witcher 2

23 May 2011   #21
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi to all that posted here, and thanx tepid for starting it, I read some posts, after that was little disappointed,cause I loved the witcher 1, why do you say you need a high end gfx card?Is the games engine bad or is it actually a good graphics wise game? And some one had to ask this but is the nudity/flirty type Gereld the girl slayer gameplay/story the same as in 1? Or is it a new story all together?


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23 May 2011   #22
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, when Witcher 1 first came out it was a bit buggy as well. But it did get patched up and runs pretty good now.

The Witcher 2 also uses a new Engine. The "Red Engine"
I don't think its bad. It just needs some performance tweaks, and being new I suppose thats to be expected.


Some of this may sound bad, but to be totally honest, the game actually runs pretty decent. And it really is a good game. Especially if you liked Witcher 1. (You can import Witcher 1 saves BTW)

Most of the bugs Ive seen are cosmetic, and nothing game Breaking.
There are a few other things that need work, like the inventory system IMHO. I find it difficult to find what I want at times.

Sometimes in battle the controls can feel "clunky". Like getting a block up in time can be frustrating. But overall, its rather smooth.


There is some nudity in the game, thus its "M" rating. And though its not often, its something to keep in mind as some may certainly find it inappropriate for younger children that wish to play.

Beyond that, I think most of the performance issues will be patched up. Just will take a bit of time.



The game does recommend a minimum of a Quad Core CPU, and a ATI 4850/Nvidia 260 series GPU - 4GB RAM.

The Min. Req are a Dual core 2.5Ghz, and a AMD 3850/Nvidia 8800.

To get the most out of the game, you really do need to have recommended requirments at least.
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23 May 2011   #23
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Cool thanx,my system meets those requirements, and I downloaded the witcher 1 from steam,but when the enhanced edition came out I bought it, and the best thing about the enhanced one in my opinion was the faster loading in between saves and when entering/exiting cities or pubs?(witch in the first one you had to do allot) I like the part of using my save in the new one,gives it a better story i think. But i will get the enhanced or special or what ever it's called version of the witcher 2, hopefully some of the bugs are fixed,unless you have that version and the bugs as you say are still there.
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23 May 2011   #24
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well,, you can check my specs and the game plays fine at low settings on an ATI HD4890.

Just purchased a EVGA GTX 570 HD Super Clocked to replace the 4890.
I am really hoping the money spent will be worth the upgrade, even though I am only running on a Dual Core processor. If not, I am taking it back. No money to do a full system upgrade right now.

I have no problems running the game at the lowest settings, and I can crank to ultra settings and walk around and do things, but it is not very playable. Hoping the upgrade will fix that.

Other than the Blocking issue, and some minor other issues, the game is fun.

TIP: Beehive = Grapeshot.
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23 May 2011   #25
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just replaced my HD4890 with a EVGA 570SC.

Youll be happy. It was a massive performance boost in most games. Some games not so much difference, but those games the 4890 had no issues with anyway.
Dual Core CPU might hold it back a bit .. but Im not sure it would be much at all, if any.


In regards to Witcher 2 ... Im able to set it at the highest possible settings, and then disable UberSampling.
The game runs quite well.

I also disable DoF, but that more of a personal preference and didnt seem to effect performance mush at at for better or worse.
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23 May 2011   #26
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

I'm waiting for updated drivers; on my Phenom 965/6870/8GB DDR3 system I run it on High with Ubersampling, AA, and Vsync disabled, all other options set to High/Enabled and get 35-40 or less (emphasis on less) FPS. It should be pushing past 40. This is what happened with No 1, and they needed to re-release to fix it.
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23 May 2011   #27
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the info, I am still looking forward to it, need to take the thing outside and blow it out anyway, so it's good timing for that.

You know, I bought Witcher1 (as I hadn't before) and installed it, played a bit, and have to say, I do like the game mechanics better in 2. But 1 is quite unique and still fun to play.
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23 May 2011   #28
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea. In ways, I like 1 better.
It feels, to me, more Open.
Not that I dislike 2.

BTW, on the EVGA card, they started putting the High Flow Brackets on them. So yours should have one on it out of the box.
I didnt realize this, and got 1 with it
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23 May 2011   #29
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This is my exact card,,

EVGA | Products

If you are referring to the vents,, yeah I should hope that is standard. This thing is a monster.
I am worried it won't fit in my case, the 4890 does, but,, hehe

To be quite honest the last card I spent this much money on was a Gforce3 in prep for Doom 3 at the time, then Doom3 took forever to come out and I got an ATI AIW 9800 Pro on the cheap.

I swore I would never pay this much for a video card ever again, but, There are some games coming that I want to play, so, what do you do??? You suck it up and hope you get what you pay for.
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23 May 2011   #30
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ahh you got the HD version. Not sure about the HF bracket for those since they are designed slightly different.


But, its the same size (or supposed to be) as a 4890 @ 9.5" So you should be fine.


The ref. design card is 10.5"
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