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The Witcher 2 For Linux On GOG Has Been Patched

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The Witcher 2 was released on GOG for Linux recently for DRM free fans, but sadly it was an older version that the GOG team put up. With all the performance improvements in the new versions it was needing an update. GOG have contacted us to let us know a patch is now available. Looks like the team at GOG need to get a little bit better at communicating with developers they work with so that this doesn't happen again.

I still think it's fantastic how far the Linux version has come in such a short amount of time. This bodes well for future Linux games to come from Virtual Programming.

Check out The Witcher 2 on GOG now.

How are you finding The Witcher 2 with the latest beta improvements? I hope there is more to come to make it fully playable at 1920x1080 on my 560ti, but at least it's now playable at 1280x720 on high settings for me, as originally i couldn't even run it at low settings. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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neffo 9 Sep, 2014
The VP guys deserve mad props for the work they have done. It's really a great port now.
edo 9 Sep, 2014
How is it now compared to running on wine? or on windows?
Zelox 9 Sep, 2014
Maybe I should start playing this now. Been in my library for a while now. Havent taken the time to try it cause Iv been hearing there was alot of problems with the port.

Anyways, if its playble now, CD Projekt RED deserevs many thanks :).
Ivancillo 9 Sep, 2014
I messed my W2 installation when I "applied" the patch.

What I did wrong was decompress the patch contents directly to the game folder.

No. The patch must be decompressed in a separated folder and then run the executable in it.



Still, the performance is disapointing.
pd12 9 Sep, 2014
I was happy ever since they fixed the input lag on one of their big patches after a period of nothing (probably 2 patches ago on steam). I mean although I never tried using WINE on it, it worked and looked good with eON after that patch. =) It's good to have supported ports, even with compatibility layers like WINE, because it means updates from paid professionals will fix things (and not require fan support via winehq/PlayOnLinux)! I'm guessing this is where GOG Linux support is stepping up. =D
mirv 9 Sep, 2014
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With the "GOG" files, you can also symlink CookedPC to any Steam installation you might have - works just fine, though you might have to mess about with some library dependencies. Just in case anyone wants to have the GOG and Steam versions installed side by side - it'll save you a bit of hard drive space.

But from the latest beta (and Mesa r600 drivers), the game has entered playable territory for me, so I'm happy about that. Better performance would be better of course, but I'm willing to play now while waiting for that.
Kristian 9 Sep, 2014
Are there any benchmarks comparing this port to the Windows version running under Windows and Wine?
Shmerl 9 Sep, 2014
It works quite well for me at 1920 x 1200 with GTX 680 on max settings with ubersampling off (besides a few glitches like crash on exit and a bit weird warnings in the log which I reported in the bug tracker).

I don't see any major performance difference with Wine + CSMT. I never played it on Windows, so can't compare with that.

If anyone has audio missing in the dialogs, it's a known but with the configurator. See https://github.com/KillaW0lf04/The-Witcher-2-Issues/issues/59
chrisq 10 Sep, 2014
Not being able to deliver their magnificent support was used as an excuse to not deliver linux binaries on gog earlier. This shows that was just talk, as expected.
Shmerl 10 Sep, 2014
Quoting: chrisqNot being able to deliver their magnificent support was used as an excuse to not deliver linux binaries on gog earlier. This shows that was just talk, as expected.

What are you talking about? The game was in alpha / beta status until very recently. GOG doesn't run beta programs, they only sell releases.
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