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The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans

A semi-recent post to The Witcher 2 Website has word on the upcoming version 1.3 patch for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, warning that the new version of the action RPG does not yet have an ETA. They do offer a change log (Adobe Acrobat format) for the patch, which includes details on A Sackful of Fluff, free DLC included with the new version (thanks Computer and Video Games). The lengthy patch notes follow.

  1. New FREE DLC – “A Sackful of Fluff” is a new quest in Chapter 2 of the game. To start the quest, visit the eccentric
    Elthon, who inhabits a solitary hut near the quarry outside Vergen. The quest will prove most rewarding to those who
    demonstrate patience.
  2. Game now supports 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 aspect ratios.
  3. Item storage has been added. Players can now store items from their Inventory at inns. To leave items in storage or collect previously stored items, talk to innkeepers.
  4. A „Junk‟ panel has been added to Inventory to provide greater clarity in item classification.
  5. New menu option added in „Extras‟ - enables players to view in-game animated sequences (flashbacks, memory flashes, dreams stolen by harpies) outside of the game.
  6. A „Quickload‟ option has been added under the F9 key.
  7. The game's HUD can now be hidden in order to produce HUD-free screenshots! On newly installed game copies, the option to hide/show the HUD is available by default under the 'H' key. Users who have modified the key assignments on their installations should go to the 'Input Settings' dialogue of the Witcher 2 Configuration Tool to assign a key to this option. Please note that the game cannot be played with the HUD hidden.
  8. Issue involving the game not running at 2560x1440 resolution has been resolved.
  9. Issues with nVidia 3D Vision technology have been resolved. Players no longer need to uninstall the related drivers.
  10. Key bindings have been corrected to enable configuration of mouse buttons for use by left-handed players.
  11. Assorted key binding options have been added to facilitate configuration of controls and quick access to various in-game panels.
  12. Issue related to game settings being reset to defaults upon patch installation has been resolved. Patches no longer reset
    game settings.
  13. The configuration file is no longer over-written when the launcher/configuration tool is patched and over-written.
  14. The launcher now closes while the game is being patched, thus eliminating the resulting game patching error.
  15. The launcher now closes completely and no longer continues to operate in the background.
  16. „Installed game version is invalid or incomplete‟ error in updater when free space on system drive is insufficient – message has been corrected to reflect more accurately the nature of the error.
  17. Mutagens are now alchemy ingredients. Minor mutagens drop more frequently than do major mutagens, though the overall mutagen drop rate has been reduced.
  18. Corrections have been made in the mutagen drop rate and in Thorak‟s store.
  19. „Dragon‟ section of Prologue does not become available until after all assault-related sections have been completed, thereby softening the difficulty curve at the start of the game.
  20. During the fight against the kayran, when the bridge collapses, a map pin appears at the end of the bridge to facilitate player navigation and quest completion.
  21. Map pins have been corrected in many quests.
  22. Quen Sign slightly de-buffed – Sign dissipates 20% faster after foes land a blow. Assorted minor balance issues related to this Sign have also been resolved.
  23. Issue with Dragon‟s Dream bombs has been resolved. Damage to bosses from cast daggers has been reduced by onehalf.
  24. Several optimization improvements have been made in the tavern in Vergen.
  25. Problem with music accompanying „stealth‟ sequences has been resolved.
  26. Issue related to arm wrestling Bart Bargee has been resolved. Players can no longer win coin from this character endlessly.
  27. Option to fist fight woman praying at a statue in Vergen has been deactivated.
  28. Mini-game contestants at one of the in-game taverns now switch positions correctly without blocking one another.
  29. Problem involving Fenn‟s sword in combat has been resolved.
  30. Problems with herbalist‟s gloves have been resolved.
  31. In the Prologue, Geralt retains his steel long sword throughout, i.e., he is no longer automatically equipped with his default sword for the „Assault‟ sequence.
  32. Problem with some nekkers being immortal has been resolved.
  33. Issue with triggered black screens blocking game progress has been resolved.
  34. Interactions no longer appear on nekker nests after these have been destroyed.
  35. The “Scent of Incense” quest no longer shows up as failed after being completed successfully.
  36. Sudden switch to gameplay just prior to cut scene involving Cynthia and Philippa has been eliminated.
  37. Triss, Roche and Iorveth are now de-spawned before the final credits roll.
  38. Guard pacing cycles have been corrected.
  39. The Redanian messenger in Henselt‟s tent can no longer be killed, preventing him from re-spawning.
  40. Elf woman in Vergen no longer strikes a T-pose.
  41. Rotfiends feeding on corpses no longer re-spawn after corpse is burned.
  42. Several fixes have been made in the functioning of in-game populaces.
  43. Numerous problems with cameras in dialogue sequences have been resolved.
  44. Assorted corrections have been made in dialogue sequences (including King Foltest‟s gestures on the town walls in the Prologue).
  45. A progression break in the „In the Claws of Madness‟ quest has been eliminated.

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17. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 17:14 Dev
 
Free content is always good!
Jerykk wrote on Jul 17, 2011, 19:45:
Here are some mods worth checking out too:

http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=87
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=150
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=89
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=44
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=132

The Panel Tweaks mod will likely need to be updated after the new patch is relased. Not sure about the others.
Thanks for the links, at some point I'll be getting the game and this will be useful.
 
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16. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 13:08 Bumpy
 
Nice to see some fixes and additions.

Even better are the mods trying to make the game a better experience. Really like the Panel and Hud mods already, makes it less consolitus like.

Several more months and I'll buy this game.
 
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15. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 10:10 Slashman
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 17, 2011, 18:42:
Nice patch. I love it when the developers add/tweak features or content in addition to fixing bugs. That said, I don't think they are nerfing Quen enough. It is seriously overpowered and having it dissipate 20% faster isn't enough to change that.

Jerykk,

I had read somewhere that there are other nerfs applied to Quen as well at its various levels but I can't remember the article. The gist of it was that the 20% is in addition to other reductions in its effectiveness. I guess we'll need to wait and see if that is true, or if the article got it wrong.
 
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14. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 08:44 necrosis
 
If the game should have launched with any of these fixes its this one:

Game now supports 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 aspect ratios.
 
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13. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 07:12 Matchstick
 
I'm most happy about the return of storing items with Inn Keepers.

With the increased importance of the crafting system it's been damn annoying having to ditch stuff you'll know you'll need later because you just can't carry any more.
 
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12. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 05:56 Kajetan
 
the_culture wrote on Jul 17, 2011, 19:09:
The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans

The key word here being FREE! I really need to pick this game up. Maybe I'll go check Steam...
Check out the version from their own platform GOG.com. No DRM, no client required for downloading, installing and playing the game and all the money goes directly to the devs.
 
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11. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 01:48 Jerykk
 
Pretty sure the DLC comes with the patch, no registration required.  
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10. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 18, 2011, 00:44 Acleacius
 
Yeah, as much as I want to play it, I've held off too. Not to mention I'm so far behind on games and there are some things I saw that would have frustrated my play.

Do they just add the dlc inside the patch or is it some registration process?
 
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9. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 23:45 Jerykk
 
I've been holding off because of all the complaints I've heard about the combat system. Is it really that bad?

I thought it was fine but I can see why people might get frustrated. Basically, all your attacks and hit reactions are fully committed so you can't interrupt them. The animation has to finish before you can perform another action. Players who don't understand this probably think that the controls are unresponsive. Once you recognize how the combat works, you realize that avoiding hits and timing your attacks are the key to success. Conversely, button mashing is not a good tactic.
 
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8. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 23:25 the_culture
 
Dude you dont own this?

I've been holding off because of all the complaints I've heard about the combat system. Is it really that bad?
 
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7. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 21:59 Overon
 
Yeah this was posted days ago, I thought I saw it on twitter first. Anyway thanks for the mods posted for witcher 2, I will try them out but only after the patch is posted and some of the mods are reworked for the patch.  
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6. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 21:06 Rattlehead
 
=( my laptop can't run this, even on lowest settings.  
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5. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 19:45 Jerykk
 
Here are some mods worth checking out too:

http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=87
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=150
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=89
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=44
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=132

The Panel Tweaks mod will likely need to be updated after the new patch is relased. Not sure about the others.
 
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4. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 19:30 Techie714 ©
 
the_culture wrote on Jul 17, 2011, 19:09:
The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans

The key word here being FREE! I really need to pick this game up. Maybe I'll go check Steam...

Dude you dont own this? All the cool kids do so get on it cowboy! =)
 
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3. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 19:09 the_culture
 
The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans

The key word here being FREE! I really need to pick this game up. Maybe I'll go check Steam...
 
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2. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 18:42 Jerykk
 
Nice patch. I love it when the developers add/tweak features or content in addition to fixing bugs. That said, I don't think they are nerfing Quen enough. It is seriously overpowered and having it dissipate 20% faster isn't enough to change that.

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1. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 18:09 A51Abductee
 
10. Key bindings have been corrected to enable configuration of mouse buttons for use by left-handed players.

Thanks for this! The game might actually be playable for me now.
 
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