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I'm rocking the game maxxed 1080p without Ubersampling. But During the start, Geralts skin... looks blotchy and flat, where his scars are they look muddy. Anyone know what the issue with that is?

Looks like your textures are set to low. It's not just his skin, it's all the textures in the scene.
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Just a heads up for CrossFireX users.

You can install the 11.5b hotfix. It enables CrossFireX for The Witcher 2 (and Brink).

I tried the game before applying the hotfix with CrossFireX enabled and the games framerate was terrible (playing with a single HD5770 was fine however). Since I installed the hotfix the game is running perfectly fine so far in CrossFireX.

Does The Witcher 2 have a screenshot function? If so which key is it and where can I find the screenshots? (Retail version)
I just installed 11.5b (thanks to TamaDrumz for cluing me in), and went from 30-55 FPS to 55-90(!) FPS, averaging 70+! So, that's pretty sweet.

To Captain_cannonfodder - Patch 1.1 removes DRM. It's already out & available @ thewitcher2.com
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Hey everyone, I have a simple question that I hope a few of you can answer.

I've never been a huge fan of RPGs. I enjoy them, but they've never been my "go-to" game. Games like Fallout 3, New Vegas and such I just can't get into. I don't like the feel of that type of RPG. Basically, I'm a person who's never been fond of RPGs, but I'm buying this game Tuesday, so I'm wondering if this is a game I won't end up enjoying in the long run. I heard this is probably one of the best PC games people have played to date.

Yeah, it's probably weird that I'm the OP of this thread and I don't even own the game, but I just want to make sure before I put $50 into a game.
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Hey everyone, I have a simple question that I hope a few of you can answer.

I've never been a huge fan of RPGs. I enjoy them, but they've never been my "go-to" game. Games like Fallout 3, New Vegas and such I just can't get into. I don't like the feel of that type of RPG. Basically, I'm a person who's never been fond of RPGs, but I'm buying this game Tuesday, so I'm wondering if this is a game I won't end up enjoying in the long run. I heard this is probably one of the best PC games people have played to date.

Yeah, it's probably weird that I'm the OP of this thread and I don't even own the game, but I just want to make sure before I put $50 into a game.
I managed to play through a little bit and I can say I am massively impressed by the quality and polish put into this title.

You owe it to yourself as a PC gamer to at least try it. If you don't like it at least you gave it a chance.
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I officially 'started' last night and I love it... It's VERY well done, and it's gorgeous. Go CDProjekt.
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Hey everyone, I have a simple question that I hope a few of you can answer.

I've never been a huge fan of RPGs. I enjoy them, but they've never been my "go-to" game. Games like Fallout 3, New Vegas and such I just can't get into. I don't like the feel of that type of RPG. Basically, I'm a person who's never been fond of RPGs, but I'm buying this game Tuesday, so I'm wondering if this is a game I won't end up enjoying in the long run. I heard this is probably one of the best PC games people have played to date.

Yeah, it's probably weird that I'm the OP of this thread and I don't even own the game, but I just want to make sure before I put $50 into a game.

I know this could come off bad to rpg fans or fans of the series, but if you are an action game fan( god of war, devil may cry, darksiders) I really think, personal opinion, that the witcher 2 even though it's an rpg could very well be better than those games in the action genre....to me this games blends so perfectly action and rpg that it's not even funny.

I consider it an rpg with full on action sequences that tops the best action games.

I don't know what else to say to try to convince you, i'm not sure what turns you off in rpg games, but if you're looking for a challenge and some action( take into account all meanings of the word) than this is a game I think you will enjoy.
    
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Hey everyone, I have a simple question that I hope a few of you can answer.

I've never been a huge fan of RPGs. I enjoy them, but they've never been my "go-to" game. Games like Fallout 3, New Vegas and such I just can't get into. I don't like the feel of that type of RPG. Basically, I'm a person who's never been fond of RPGs, but I'm buying this game Tuesday, so I'm wondering if this is a game I won't end up enjoying in the long run. I heard this is probably one of the best PC games people have played to date.

Yeah, it's probably weird that I'm the OP of this thread and I don't even own the game, but I just want to make sure before I put $50 into a game.
The Witcher 2 isn't what you'd consider a traditional RPG. It's more like an Action RPG, with the scale tilted in more in favor of the "action" part in the easier difficulties and more towards the "RPG" part on the hardest difficulty. If you play on Easy, or even on Normal, you don't have to worry about collecting materials, brewing potions, or upgrading your weapons/armor. You can just hack 'n slash your way through the story and fool around with Alchemy and Crafting as you see fit. If you play on Hard or Insane, you'll need to make good use of potions and gear upgrades (until the 3rd act, at which point the game kind of takes a nose-dive).

In any event, the game is pure eye-candy all the way through. Best looking DX9 game extant, if you ask me. Not just the graphics, either. The art direction is gorgeous. I don't know if you've read any of Sapkowski's novels, but CD Red really nailed the feel of The Witcher universe in this game - much moreso than in The Witcher 1, if you ask me.

The game's strong points, in my opinion, are the story (despite the end), the graphics, and the presentation. There are a ton of little game-play niggles that will probably irritate you, which was also the case in The Witcher 1, incidentally. CDRP has a bad habit of repeating their mistakes, but what they improve upon, they make light-years better. It's hard to recommend the game to someone who doesn't like RPGs, but I think if you're willing to forgive the (many) tiny imperfections, and you're looking for a complex, mature, and interesting high-fantasy story set in the best looking game-world to date, then drop the 50. Worst case scenario, you trade it in for credit towards BF3.

Hope that helped!
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Just what I was looking for, thank you guys!

Tuesday must come faster
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A little work around, found this linked from the gog forums. Might be helpful to some if they find the text too small. If you find yourself playing further away, this file makes the font larger to a more acceptable size and doesn't mess with anything in the game. I play on a tv at 1080p so I had to keep on getting up to read stuff, didn't have this issue with TW1 or any other game. This sorted to it for me

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=54
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Oh, anything I should know to improve performance with this game?

Things I've done already:

  • Installed 11.5 since I heard it offers some increased performance in TW2
    • Installed latest 11.5 CAP3 profile.


Not sure if there's anything else to improve crossfire performance and what not.
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