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Dhruin May 17th, 2011 12:10

The Witcher 2 - Released on GOG
 
GOG has released The Witcher 2 - you can now download the remaining two files and play the game. GamersGate also appears to have released, although others haven't as yet (at least, not for my territory).
More information.

joxer May 17th, 2011 12:10

Yup, done with the download from GOG, currently installing it, seems also there is a patch - saw JDR's question on GOG's "forum" about the patch…
All in all…
Can't wait to start it! :D

DArtagnan May 17th, 2011 12:14

direct2drive.co.uk also released my key a few hours ago.

ChienAboyeur May 17th, 2011 12:24

How flexible is this DRM free release? Does it abolish the dependency on the Internet or do you still need an internet connection to play, maintain the game other than downloading the adequate files?

stealth May 17th, 2011 12:57

It appears that there is serious issues if running the game with 3D Vision enabled on nVidia cards. The game is actually a poster boy for this nVidia tech so it's a bit embarrassing that it practically kills the FPS. I have a 3D vision enabled screen so I was looking forward to playing it in 3D but I guess I'll have to wait a bit.

Lurking Grue May 17th, 2011 13:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChienAboyeur (Post 1061069729)
How flexible is this DRM free release? Does it abolish the dependency on the Internet or do you still need an internet connection to play, maintain the game other than downloading the adequate files?

You do not need to be connected to the internet to play, nor do you need to activate the game in anyway, if you have the GoG DRM free release. You can, if you want to, register your game to receive additional benefits, but it is not mandatory, you can play the game without registering it.

ChienAboyeur May 17th, 2011 13:49

Thanks.

Are the patches/updates available as separate downloads that appear in the game account as would the manual and other related downloads or is updating managed through an ingame mechanics, meaning that you have to be connected to maintain the game?

GothicGothicness May 17th, 2011 14:04

Quote:

You can, if you want to, register your game to receive additional benefits, but it is not mandatory, you can play the game without registering it.
What are these additional benefits ?

Xian May 17th, 2011 14:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by GothicGothicness (Post 1061069765)
What are these additional benefits ?

From what I remember on the original Witcher, you got some additional downloads - artwork and such and you were able to upgrade to the enhanced version.

From the email I got with my registration key for the Witcher 2:
Using the CD-Key is not required to play, but we recommend you register your copy of The Witcher 2 with it as it grants you access to direct updates, additional language packs, future free DLC, and more.

Right now I am unable to register mine through the launcher or on the webiste, I am guessing the server is getting slammed.

axellslade May 17th, 2011 14:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xian (Post 1061069771)
Right now I am unable to register mine through the launcher or on the webiste, I am guessing the server is getting slammed.

"Connection error, try again later"

Yeah, that's lame considering you have to register to download the supposed patch that already came out.

Tragos May 17th, 2011 14:52

Even their forum is off line

Phonix May 17th, 2011 15:12

Gamereactor has a video review up:

http://www.gamereactor.dk/grtv/?id=11164

The score is on GR 7 Reviews:
Dk: 9
SE: 9
NO: 10
FI: 9
EU: 9
DE: 9
IT: 9

axellslade May 17th, 2011 15:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tragos (Post 1061069782)
Even their forum is off line

The registration is working again.

Their Forum was taken offline for a revamp. Use the GOG one for now.

redman5427 May 17th, 2011 16:17

Seventeen gig?
Is that download or is the game size actually bigger? Good Lord!

I think I will go look for a physical copy somewhere

JDR13 May 17th, 2011 16:23

The download is about 9.6 GB. The GOG version is broken into 6 smaller files.

Twotricks May 17th, 2011 16:30

What 16 gig ?

GoG only downloaded 9.6 GB … dont tell me i will have to wait hours to download 6 more gig , when i get home ?

redman5427 May 17th, 2011 16:32

Thanks JDR. My dsl is a bit slow anyways so I think I will run to Best Buy as I see they have the game in stock. I think I feel a case of flu coming on, LOL.

I hope I can run this card with an AMD Phenom- 4 Gigs and a 250 GTX- I really didn't want to update yet.

Note to Two Tricks: I was just reading on the Steam forums and the moderator said the game is 17 gig but that is after the install process. Huge game anyways

Xian May 17th, 2011 16:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twotricks (Post 1061069823)
What 16 gig ?
GoG only downloaded 9.6 GB dont tell me i will have to wait hours to download 6 more gig , when i get home ?

The installed size is 15.8 GB, the install files from GoG were 9.5 GB. You won't need to download any more with the exception of the 100k piece they left out if you pre-downloaded it.

GhanBuriGhan May 17th, 2011 16:40

Thats right, the dowload is 9.5 GB, the installer asked for 19 GB free space. And it takes a while to install! Twiddle-e-di, Twiddle-e-dum…

Lurking Grue May 17th, 2011 16:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan (Post 1061069830)
And it takes a while to install! Twiddle-e-di, Twiddle-e-dum…

Yep. I had time to make my breakfast, eat it without rushing and brush my teeth while it was installing (and this all not counting the file integrity checking before installing, which also takes awhile with nearly 10GB to check).


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