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Ok, I had reinstalled Witcher a few weeks ago from my original retail edition.
Went through all the processes to update to Enhanced etc but was getting a DRM driver error everytime I booted into Win 7. However, I had to reformat for other reasons so now I think, maybe $4.99 for no DRM is better?
But would my original retail save work with GOG's 1.5? I'm not sure what patch I had before.
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Had the same problem... Don't buy again... Go here and download the DRM driver:
http://www.tagesprotection.com/main....ge=minimum.htm

Heres all the patches. Link

I would patch it up completely before trying to play even once.

The Witcher 1.3 Patch323 MB

The Witcher to Enhanced Edition English Language Patch 457 MB

The Witcher v1.5 Patch 371 MB

The Witcher Director's Cut Patch 294 MB

As for asking you to register and activate when patching the game. I have never seen it happen when downloading the patch from the net and running it myself instead of using the games updater program .


I Hope this works for you.
Edited by geckyl - 5/24/11 at 12:42am
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Ok thanks I'll try that. Maybe the tages upate is run before the 1.5? I guess it's confusing because 1.5 is supposed to remove the drm.
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post #4 of 10
Install DRM driver then patch it. It can't possibly hurt and it worked for me, I was playing earlier today...
post #5 of 10
The 1.5 patch removes tages. The way you should upgrade is:

- Enhanced Upgrade patch with English Lang Pack
- The Witcher Patch 1.5
- Director's Cut Patch

Only thing is you need to register or log in to activate The Witcher to install the patches. Only thing is activation servers for the original Witcher aren't online right now or aren't responding. I wanted to finish my complete neutral save for The Witcher but I can't even update it to play my save.
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Edited by geckyl - 5/25/11 at 4:38am
post #7 of 10
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Well looks like I missed that, it's back to $9.99. But I had it first day it was out so don't really feel like buying again. xBishopx, I tried that before but still got "incompatible driver" when booting up. Never got to play it before system reinstall. I'll see if its back online today.
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Originally Posted by P3c4h2 View Post
Well looks like I missed that, it's back to $9.99. But I had it first day it was out so don't really feel like buying again. xBishopx, I tried that before but still got "incompatible driver" when booting up. Never got to play it before system reinstall. I'll see if its back online today.
Re-install the game if you can and then dl the patches. I will tell you your save file will NOT work with 1.5. :'(
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Ok this is really ticking me off now. "Cannot connect to server" when trying to register. So even though I have all the patches ready, they won't install until game is registered, even though I've registered 3 times. Going to the site shows all the login spots greyed out. Says they were working on server yesterday but apparently still not working. So is Witcher 2 going to break in a couple years if if I start with retail ver?
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post #10 of 10
Maybe just skip the patches and play for now to get a feel for the game, until it comes online. You could try to register it on Steam as well... The servers are on and off apparently.
Check the bottom of this page.
Edited by geckyl - 5/25/11 at 4:43am
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