Witcher 2 mod tools released

CD Projekt Red launches Redkit open beta with several known issues after accidental release last week.

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After an accidental release last week, CD Projekt Red today officially launched an open beta for the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings modding tools, collectively known as the Redkit.

The Redkit requires a copy of the PC version of The Witcher 2, which must be patched up to version 3.3. CD Projekt Red also disclosed a number of known issues with the toolkit, the first of which has to do with cooking.

"Currently, cooking changes to original Witcher 2 story create rather sizable files. We are aware of this issue and are working on it to change cooking process so the files will be smaller," the developer explained.

In addition, there is currently no way to create a lipsync for written dialogues. CD Projekt Red said it is working on a patch that should be available "pretty soon."

No only can gamers begin creating their own Witcher 2 mods today, but they can also play others' creations by either directly downloading a mod or accessing the "Mod of the Month" menu.

Detailed download instructions are available at the Redkit website.

CD Projekt Red aims to simplify the modding process with the Redkit. The goal is to give users the tools to establish their own worlds, quests, and branching storylines. The Redkit is a spiritual successor to the Djinni toolkit for the original Witcher, though the interface and workflow have been refined in the update.

The Redkit includes access to all assets from The Witcher 2, including character models, textures, shaders, animations, and sound effects. For more, check out GameSpot's impressions of the technology.

Discussion

41 comments
rofrankcip
rofrankcip

can you replace the main character? replace geralt with an npc for example? 

wexorian
wexorian

here comes witcher "iron man" skin :)))

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

got to say im kinda tempted more so for the fact that i belive this will be a similar process for the witcher 3 and i already have extensive use over 2 years  modding the witcher 2 game assets 

nate1222
nate1222

Woohoo! Looks like I'll be raiding GOG's forums for links to kickass mods. Since

CD Projekt Red owns GOG (much like Valve owns Steam), anything they crank out hits GOG practically overnight.

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

Can CDPR do no wrong? Please show us a more human side of yourself next time, CDPR.

saoe
saoe

Cyberpunk 2077 mods?

Travis_Odell
Travis_Odell

Man if only more devs would do this. Mod tools help sell games it's a proven fact!

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

Version 3.3?? I had to roll back to like 3.0 or 3.1 because the latest version just crashed to desktop, is that glitch fixed?

BuBsay
BuBsay

I can't wait for someone to recreate Witcher I using this.

darkscape
darkscape

We need to clone CDPR.... ASAP!!!!..... Just in case greedy EA and the bunch attempt forcefully takeover so that we can get one of the clones to start over.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

It seems like people are too busy to comment, because they're creating content for The Witcher 2. I guess that's a pretty good sign.

DrYnot
DrYnot

Man, I'm pumped.

vadagar1
vadagar1

PLAY AS A WIZARD :D

OH PLZ PLZ

Yuusha09
Yuusha09

Man, they just do everything right.  Props to Projekt Red.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Is it possible to hate CD Projekt RED? ;)

mindfreak4563
mindfreak4563

so another new show for ganespot. top 5 mod for witcher 2.

Chui_GamingX
Chui_GamingX

Okay! Now i want a Triss Merigold with BIG BOOBS O_O

Vojtass
Vojtass

@rofrankcip Yes. You can play as (e.g.) Dandelion or Triss., but you won't have access to inventory or skill tree, because these features never were made for NPCs.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@Vojtass Witcher 2 had DRM at launch but they went against it and removed it, then got sued iirc, so guess it is pretty hard :D

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

@Chui_GamingX  

 Somehow I suspect that 50 or 60 thousand different modders will accommodate that request.  There never seems to be a shortage of boob mods when the modder community gets ahold of a mod-kit for some reason. I wonder why?

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@SteamyPotatoes There was no DRM on GOG version while so called DRM on other versions was there to protect the game from leaking on torrent sites BEFORE the release date .

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

@nocoolnamejim @mindfreak4563 Sam from Sam & Max says that in Poker Night 2 about his cards. GlaDos says: "I didn't know cards had gibs." And Max says: "Or that you could cut them."