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    The Witcher 3

    Currently installing.. dvd 2 of 4. It even asks where the next file is located when you have to change discs, I haven't had that worry for years...

    20 minutes to go.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    I was a bit surprised that there wasn't a thread started about this game. I was going to but didn't think the demand was there!

    I unlocked last night at about 2330 after preloading from GOG earlier in the week. As per usual with PC games I spend time messing about with the settings to get the performance right before I start again 'properly'.

    Currently having to run with just a single 7970 as the crossfire profile/dedicated driver isn't available. I believe that a release is meant to be happening this week. Searching on other places just has the usual moaning about performance etc. which smacks of self entitlement. I get bored of seeing things like "I have a 970 why cant I run 1080p60 Ultra". As with the world its always someone else's fault it seems.

    Single card I can run mostly high with 40-50fps just in the opening bits, but I'm sure things will iron themselves out.

    Looking forward to starting later on tonight. Remember to put your saves back so you can import when you start a new game Have fun

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Thanks Yes, the manual says that about the save games too (specific directory needed), though I don't know which file is which (have several different save games). Might get rid of all of them so prologue includes choices to set up how I like (again, if manual is correct).

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    I am W7 SP1 x64 and think it was in the C:\Users\[Name]\Documents folder. I dropped my Witcher 2 folder there and then it brings up a prompt to let you pick which save. I wonder if you just pick new game if you get the same thing as the console users where you retell your story to pick past choices.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    theres an option for 'simulate witcher 2 saves' either on or off

    on - gives you a quest person where you get to choose what happened in witch er 2
    off - default word state.

    no idea what he default state is, cant find forum post saying what it is, its on the cdpr forums somewhere though.


    I'm trying to avoid most spoilers as my CE copy only arrives tomorrow.
    It should run on a 750ti, maybe not it high settings, but it'll run. ultra 4k is something to look forward too. gives the game replayability.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    I must have missed that. Was that option in the same place as when I selected 'Import' saves? Maybe I just saw that and selected it without checking the other options

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    I think it doesn't show up if you import the saves, as you've already made the choices and theres no turning back.

    although a quick skim of cdpr forums says it give you the option after you click 'start new game'

    ill find out tomorrow when my copy arrives

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Currently tweaking the options and seeing the effect and even at mid/high I think its great game to look at artistically. 2560x1440 is bit much to run with just the one card, but pegging it to 30 frames is surprisingly acceptable. Going to carry on tweaking and by the time a half decent crossfire solution is out it will fly Enjoy your CE goodies

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    I don't have enough VRAM on my card to actually run this according to the specs, mind you I usually take them with a pinch of salt.

    However I am getting a PS4 with Witcher 3 and Bloodborne delivered tomorrow so may just simulate my save from Witcher 2 as finished a play through a few days ago.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    However I am getting a PS4 with Witcher 3 and Bloodborne delivered tomorrow so may just simulate my save from Witcher 2 as finished a play through a few days ago.
    You are going to love Bloodborne. I put about 60 hours into it having never previously 'got' FROM software games, but was so addicted to it

    Back on topic though - After tweaking it seems that High on my OC 7970 will yield a solid 40 at the higher resolution. If I drop it to 1080p I can get almost 60. Its so smooth, but wishing that I had a 1080p gaming monitor, its becomes a chore trying to get 2560 running spot on.

    Just been riding about doing this testing. The world looks fantastic really. Looks really vibrant with lots going on. For giggles I dumped everything to low and the world still looked great IMO. I think everyone has been conditioned to reach for the high/ultra and then complain after. I think it could be very playable making sure draw distance and textures were up with the rest lower. But artistically, its great.

    Cant wait to start playing it properly. Reinstalling it as I didnt want to use GOG Galaxy, which needs a bit of work really. Will just have to get things done manually for now. Those who got it on PC, don't forget that the first 2 free pieces of DLC are out. Only some armour and beards (!!) but hey its free

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Yeah I was expecting doom and gloom on the 7870 but it's fine - mix of medium (shadows) and high (textures, water) settings at the moment, will do more tinkering later. The lighting is certainly very vibrant - a bit over the top as I slightly preferred the solemn skylines of the first game, but it creates several nice scenes.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Yes it's definitely closer in colour palette to the second one than the first. People are already trying to sweet fx it back to the grittier muted style as per early trailers.

    EDIT: A PC tweak guide. Yes. Like the old days.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/gui...tweaking-guide
    Last edited by jonathan_phang; 19-05-2015 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    I don't have enough VRAM on my card to actually run this according to the specs, mind you I usually take them with a pinch of salt.
    how do you think I feel ? every single one of my specs is below minimum required to run it, and I don't give a flip

    was even going to try it on onboard radeon 3300, but dx11 support is hard required (need card to support it or it wont run)


    also, not sure where I got this link from, but heres how to tweak it on NVidia cards http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/gui...tweaking-guide
    explains what every single option does in the settings page, could prove useful.


    another thing i've read for those using mice, is to turn on hardware cursor, its makes it more responsive in mouse movements. found under video>graphics at the bottom.

    see for details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nunp3XkhZI4

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Looks like we both put on the guide at the same time great minds and all that

    Call me sad but I like tweaking the settings. Reminds me of the old Crysis days. People have it too simple these days!

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    well I wouldn't say I have a great mind, its just idle thinking and annoyance at GAME cancelling my preorder I made in December that's keeping me online and typing random dribble about a game I cant yet play.

    GAME 'failed payment'ed it last Wednesday and their auto-system kicked up a wishlist person who then bought it, so there was nothing they could do. and it was only sheer luck that amazon had one suddenly become available on Thursday that I managed to get it.
    missed out on the silver metallic signed sheet, but im not that bothered by that.


    oh yeah, don't forget to buy this from gog http://www.gog.com/game/the_witcher_...ee_dlc_program

    I think that's how you get the dlcs assigned to your legit copy. so you can download from gog or through galaxy.


    I need to go now, or ill wake up late for the postie tomorrow.
    may do an unboxing, but theres millions of those on youtubs already, so watch one of them instead.

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    Re: The Witcher 3

    Yep signed up for that too. I like the idea of GOG Galaxy and the way it streamlines downloads etc of patches but just seemed a bit too in the early stages so removed it and went back to good old manual.

    Hope you have fun when your copy arrives.

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