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Witcher 2 Released!

Discussion in 'The Witcher Series' started by Taluntain, May 17, 2011.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] As per our news...

    It's so dead in this forum you'd think nobody is going to get it, but I'm sure it'll be even more popular than the first one. Who's playing already?
     
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    I am! Just finished with the prologue which took a few hours. Simply awesome so far. Tons better than DA2 which I also just began playing yesterday, or anything else for that matter. Although there are a few minor bugs still to be found. Also, if you play this with a NVIDIA card and are experiencing slow performance, reinstall the drivers without the 3D Vision drivers, that should help. Certainly did for me, as I am running it on everything maxed out except for the UberSampling setting (which apparently renders the same frame several times for the best possible image quality and thus requires a lot of horsepower). But more on the game when I have time to play it a bit further.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Which graphics card do you have?
     
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    Ah, forgot that... Q9650, GTX580, 4 GB, Vista 64.
     
  5. olimikrig

    olimikrig Cavalier of War Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yep this game looks absolutely amazing on Ultra. And it runs really smooth here as well (i7 950, gtx 580, 12gb cl9 1600MHz).
     
  6. Chandos the Red

    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    ...:hmm: I wonder how it will run on my 9800GT?
     
  7. olimikrig

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    I think it should be able to run on that, just, you know, not on ultra :p.

    I've made an album with some screenies if anyone is interested. I'll keep it as spoiler free as possible.
     
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  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Cool... send me some interesting ones for SotW too! ;)
     
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    Ugh...I deffinatly can? t run this on my PC. Any news on when it will come out for consoles?
     
  10. olimikrig

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    I'll try to get some good ones for you Tal. It's just hard to get good combat screenshots at least, because of the way combat works (you have to dodge and block blows yourself, etc).

    I'm a bit annoyed that saving works the same way it did in the first game (you can't overwrite old saves, but make a new one every time). The saves folder get really cluttered fast and takes up a large amount of space (just cleaned out my folder, 3.2GBs).

    EDIT: ooh just found the quicksave button, and quicksaves overwrites the old one it seems :doh:!
     
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    Cool screens! Keep 'em coming.
    I still have a bit of waiting to do, till my copy arrives!:(
     
  12. olimikrig

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    I bought it digitally. Pre-ordered from GOG and could download all but 100MB of the game on May 10, so could play the game literally minutes after release :). And I got 16$ store credit to use on extra games since apparently Europeans pay more for the game than Americans do.

    No worries, I'll keep 'em coming! Can barely stop taking screenshots all the time; the game is just so gorgeous.
     
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    I wish I could play it but my pentium dualcore E2180 is not up to the job even tho my Nvidia GTS250 is. This sucks having a weak cpu like this but I got this pc for free becuase one of my clients left it behind when the harddrive failed and they were opsopse to get a new one but never did.
     
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    It is on my to-play list which has gotten rather bloated lately. Want to play the first one first and I think Shogun 2 is ahead in hte list as well. Possibly even New Vegas not to mention I have been spending all my money on weekend trips and booze instead of games lately.
     
  15. olimikrig

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    Aye you should play the first game before the second one :).
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Does it finally have in-game screenshot taking via the Print Screen button now? I couldn't believe that the original didn't have it.

    Also, any good looking screenshot is valid for the Featured Shot, doesn't have to be combat.
     
  17. olimikrig

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    Don't think it does, no. At least there's no screenshots in my Witcher folder. I use Fraps though (have it taking the screenshot when I hit Print Screen, so I know that button isn't used to take SS's).
     
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    A quick question!

    If my rig was able to run the first Witcher with Texture mod on full, smoothly, what are my chances of running W2 smoothly?
     
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    Great. Thanks, Olimikrig. Cool screen shots as well. Beautiful game.
     
  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I don't know what's wrong with these people... as if they didn't want to make screenshot taking and sharing possible. I can't think of any RPG that doesn't have internal screenshot-taking except the Witchers. :doh:
     
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