The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition
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|The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition|
|Developer||CD Projekt RED|
|GOG Publisher||CD Projekt|
|GOG Release Date||Tue, April 17, 2012|
|Original Release Date||Tue, May 17, 2011|
|Earliest Known Version||Enhanced Edition|
|Languages||English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian|
|Extras||Too numerous, see extras|
|Censored||For customers who set their GOG profile country to "Australia" only|
| Product Page on GOG.com|
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The second installment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game. A captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game are now executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way.
The Witcher 2 was originally released on GOG through a special preorder offer in May 2011. It was then the first 'new' game to be released on GOG.com. On April 17th 2012 it was replaced with The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition, and all previous owners of The Witcher 2 were given the Enhanced Edition as a free update.
Text and full audio support: English, French, German, Polish and Russian. Text only: Italian, Spanish.
You can set audio and text independently.
- 19 wallpapers
- exclusive game guide (97 pages)
- high quality artbook (232 pages)
- soundtrack (320 kb/s 50 tracks)
- 14 bonus videos (46 min)
- 6 making of videos (48 min)
- 14 avatars
- 41 HQ artworks
- Triss Playboy session
- comic book (50 pages)
- map of The Northen Kingdom
- 7 papercraft dolls with game's characters
- pamphlet & envelope
- The Witcher 2 version 3.0 autopatcher
- localized extras (HU, PL, RU, TR, ZH)
- localized extras (CH, CZ, DE, EN, ES)
- localized extras (FR, IT, JP)
Pre-order extras were available to users who ordered the game prior to its release May 17, 2011 and paid for the game before May 31, 2011.
People who pre-ordered the game were given access to one of five different RPG games from the GOG catalogue:
Pre-order bonus pack
Unlike other pre-order extras, users were given access to the Pre-order bonus pack instantly after pre-ordering and no payment was necessary to access it. GOG did minor changes to the Pre-order bonus pack each time they updated their pre-order page layout.
Updating to The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition
All owners of The Witcher 2 receive a free upgrade to The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition. The update is now available weighing in at 12GB. To access the download, click here. Or run The Witcher 2 launcher and follow the prompts.
For the download to begin, you must have The Witcher 2 already fully installed. Be aware that the downloader will not resume downloads of in-progress files. If you wish to stop the download, you should wait for a single file to completely download. Simply click 'cancel' to stop the download, and launch Downloader.exe again to resume it. Also be aware that there is no confirmation for a completed download, the preloader will simply quit when the download finishes.
Additionally, The Witcher 2 has been removed from your GOG shelf and replaced with the Enhanced Edition.
Activating your backup copy
All owners of The Witcher 2 from other services or stores, such as Steam, are eligible for a free backup copy of the game from GOG.com.
Owners of the retail version of The Witcher 2 should find a serial key in their box, simply enter that at the backup copy registration page and the game will be automatically added to your GOG account.
Steam owners can either visit the instructions at thewitcher.com by clicking on Digital Copy and following the prompts. It will take some time to process your request.
Some Steam owners of the game have discovered that they can view their serial key by right clicking on The Witcher 2 in the Steam client, others have reported it is not there.
See your game case and manual for more information.
Patches and modifications
The Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2 from GOG includes all DLC and game updates. Further updates may become available in the future. Version 3.2 is available from CD Projekt RED and will work with this version (http://en.thewitcher.com/patch3-2/).
Game modifications can be found at The Witcher Nexus.
For setup_the_witcher_2_ee_126.96.36.199-1.bin, GOG's XML information reports an MD5 of a6cd8601a9cca6a1eb3e5b3375680676 rather than the actual 740dc01dfa936ea4755049d0fd8a3fe4. The GOG downloader may report the installer as out-of-date when it is not.
More a feature than a bug; be sure you meet the system requirements of The Witcher 2 before attempting to play it. It is a very resource intensive game and playing it even on the lowest quality settings requires a powerful computer with a modern graphics card and high clock-speed CPU. You should not attempt to play The Witcher 2 without at least 2GB of RAM, a 1GB video card and a 3GHz or faster dual (quad is preferred) core processor.
- The first new game released on GOG with a preorder offer.
- Users could preorder The Witcher 2 some months before its release on GOG.com, but were not charged immediately and could pay the preorder price until the end of May 2011.
- Users buying this game in Europe (the UK not included) are awarded coupons equal to $15 as store credit because legal issues mean the Euro price cannot be adjusted to match the price in USD and so European customers are charged around $15 extra for the game.
- The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is the only game in the GOG catalogue that has three pages of screenshots.
- The Witcher 2 is the only GOG with more than one gigabyte of bonus content, and currently has more bonuses than any other GOG.