The Witcher Run on Windows 7?

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#1 Posted by GiveX (231 posts) -

Hey guys, just a quick question for everyone. I am thinking about picking up The Witcher Enhanced but I wanted to know if it runs on Windows 7, seeing as how I am running Windows 7.

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#2 Posted by ProudLarry (13511 posts) -
I have the Steam version running on Win7 with no problems or fixes/mods.
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#3 Posted by ChiliDragon (8444 posts) -
My Witcher is the retail copy of the UK version, not Steam's version, but it runs fine on my 7 64-bit.
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#4 Posted by CellAnimation (6116 posts) -
No issues here with either the Steam or retail European version. Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate.
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#5 Posted by 73X (1545 posts) -

I, for some reason, have had performance issues with the game on W7 x64. My rig should be able to run it maxed out with no problem at 60+ FPS, but for some reason, in even moderately intense sequences, the game drops to 20 or lower. Can't figure it out. I have the Steam version, by the way.

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#6 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -

I, for some reason, have had performance issues with the game on W7 x64. My rig should be able to run it maxed out with no problem at 60+ FPS, but for some reason, in even moderately intense sequences, the game drops to 20 or lower. Can't figure it out. I have the Steam version, by the way.

73X
The game uses NWN2's Aurora engine. If you are running Witcher Enhanced, with more than x4 AA on and full x16 AF, you should be experiencing some lag. HD 5850 is good, but it's not that powerful.
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#7 Posted by 73X (1545 posts) -

It happens even without AA/AF, which is why I'm stumped.

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#8 Posted by Rheorin (211 posts) -
No problems whatsoever on Win7 32-bit with retail Enhanced Edition.
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#9 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -
Bad engine is bad. Aurora was not meant to have all the high detailed models and textures the Enhanced edition brought into Witcher.
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#10 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -
Well if it is using the same engine as NWN 2 then a solution may be to lower shadow settings or alt tab and then alt tab back in (or play in windowed). Me and my brother both have PCs that can max NWN 2 easily, but for some reason it was running terrible. Then my brother found out that it was the shadows and the solution was what I said before. Maybe that will fix your Witcher problem.
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#11 Posted by ProudLarry (13511 posts) -

It happens even without AA/AF, which is why I'm stumped.

73X
Its just not a well optimized game. Go read any review of it. Its probably the only complaint about the game you'll see in every review.
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#12 Posted by SevenOfEleven (40 posts) -

I have the Witcher enhanced edition and its patched up to version 1.5.

Version 1.5 removes the need for the Tages protection.

Am Running it on Win 7 64 bit.

My problem is that the game crashes after a while.

I either get the Black screens or the BSOD.

Other games like Titan Quest:Immortal throne/Supreme Commander run fine.

Tried the compatibility modes XP variants and they did not work.

Would like to play and finish this game.



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#13 Posted by CagedOkami (370 posts) -

i think the real question is...

how the hell did you get it to finish downloading:P

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#14 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

i think the real question is...

how the hell did you get it to finish downloading:P

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Left it on overnight, got speeds of 500KB/S which is the normal for me.
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#15 Posted by CagedOkami (370 posts) -

[QUOTE="CagedOkami"]

i think the real question is...

how the hell did you get it to finish downloading:P

clyde46

Left it on overnight, got speeds of 500KB/S which is the normal for me.

lol, its seems to me that i will have to stop downloading "T3H pR0n" to finish downloading it

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#16 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
every game made in the last 10 years will run on Win7. I wish people would stop asking. Usually fine, but sometimes a moment of googling will fix any hiccups.