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The Witcher - 20% of the original English script cut

Bukary

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You can find some changes made to the script here.

It's up to you to decide whether these changes are important.
 

Lethal Weapon

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Some random examples (Y = published English version):

X)
Geralt: Why do the local humans persecute the nonhumans?
Smith: Why do pricks go in cunts? It's the natural order of things. Humans have always disliked dwarves and elves. Not for me to know why.
Y)
Geralt: Why do locals persecute nonhumans?
Smith: Humans have always hated dwarves and elves.

X)
Elf Bandit: What do you seek here, witcher?
Geralt: Murderers.
Elf Bandit: Then visit the city. It's inhabited by a criminal race. We fight to survive. Humans only comprehend force and thus will we talk to them.
Geralt: I doubt you'll live long.
Elf Bandit: You threaten us, dh'oine, but know six ape-people, including women and children, remain inside the crypt... with the ghouls...
Y)
Elf Bandit: What do you want?
Geralt: Murderers.
Elf Bandit: Visit the city. It's inhabited by a criminal race. We fight to survive.
Geralt: I doubt you'll live long.
Elf Bandit: You threaten us, but six ape-people remain inside the crypt... with the ghouls...

X)
Shani: What were you doing in that witch's house?!
Geralt: I... she... saved my life. If not for Triss, I'd be dead, most likely.
Shani: Hmmmm, so I owe her. But know this, witcher, I'll show you my other, less tender side if you're lying.
Geralt: Why would I lie? Anyway, what brings you here?
Shani: Hear this - that witch is trying to steal one of my patients. A boy named Alvin. Besides the fact that I'm responsible for him, what does that hag know about raising children? Everyone knows she can never have one of her own. Plus, she's always saying something about sources and such. I don't want her handling that child with her dirty paws. Devil only knows what she wants to do with him. You've met her. Explain to her that Alvin's staying with me.
Geralt: I, hmmm, okay, I'll try, but it'd be much simpler if you two would just agree.
Shani: Simple or not, you know her better. I need to go home, Geralt. Please bring Alvin to me. Let me rest assured knowing he's all right...
Y)
Shani: Why were you in that witch's house?!
Geralt: If not for Triss, I'd be dead, most likely.
Shani: I'll show you my other, less tender side if you're lying.
Geralt: Aah... What brings you here?
Shani: That witch is trying to steal one of my patients - Alvin. What does that hag know about raising children? Everyone knows she can't have her own. I don't want her handling that child with her dirty paws. Devil only knows what she wants with him. Explain to her that Alvin's staying with me.
Geralt: It'd be much simpler if you two would just agree.
Shani: Simple or not, you know her better. Please bring Alvin to me.

X)
Yaevinn: Lara Dorren aep Shiadhal was an elven sorceress, called Aen Saevherne, a Knowing One. She carried Hen Ichaer, Elder Blood, which puzzles even us elves. As fate would have it, Lara fell in love with a human sorcerer, Cregenan of Lod. Other humans could not bear it and began persecuting them. No pleas would soften the stone hearts of the cruel and merciless dh'oine. When Lara, begging for her unborn child, grabbed the door of the royal carriage, a man-at-arms lashed out with his cutlass, chopping her fingers off. When the nighttime frosts came, Lara languished on a forest hill. She gave birth to a daughter whom she protected with what warmth remained in her waning body. Though through the night a blizzard had raged, spring suddenly appeared on that hill and feainnewedd bloomed. To this day those flowers grow only in Dol Blathanna and on the land where Lara breathed her last. You must understand the importance of her artifacts. She was exceptional to us, someone whose loss defies words, no matter the language...
Y)
Yaevinn: Lara Dorren aep Shiadhal was an elven sorceress, a Knowing One. She carried Elder Blood, which is puzzling. Lara fell in love with a human sorcerer, Cregenan of Lod. Other humans could not bear it and began persecuting them. When Lara, begging for her unborn child, grabbed at the royal carriage, a man-at-arms chopped her fingers off. She gave birth on a frost-covered hill and protected her daughter with what warmth remained in her waning body. Though a blizzard raged through the night, spring suddenly appeared on that hill and feainnewedd bloomed. Now, those flowers grow only where Lara breathed her last. She was exceptional, someone whose loss defies words, no matter the language...

X)
Yaevinn: I once lived in a big city among humans. Honest and courteous, I respected all their ridiculous customs and laws. Assimilation -- I lived that word for years, and during that time I was cheated, sneered at, on occasion beaten and robbed. I felt no hatred for humans. I felt better than them. I told myself they were simply incapable of controlling their weaknesses, their flaws. I was robbed three times as often as others. Racist slogans were painted on my door in excrement. For years I wondered why. Was I doing something wrong? What could I do to make my life peaceful and happy? And you know what I came to understand?
Geralt: No, but I'm sure you'll tell me.
Yaevinn: I was doing nothing wrong. I had been lying to myself from the outset. Just as the moon will never catch the sun, so humans will never change. They will remain egotistical, envious, petty, and fearful of anything they don't understand - and believe me, there's plenty... Matters proceeded quickly thereafter, but that's another story.
Geralt: Now you resemble humans...
Yaevinn: No, Geralt, definitely not... And you, witcher? Who are you? You too have experienced human ignorance and hatred.
Geralt: But I feel no contempt for them, I don't look down on them, and I don't generalize. Humans are how they are, and I'll make no effort to change or fight them. I'll adapt. Evolution, Yaevinn.
Yaevinn: Evolution makes no allowance for sterile mutants... No offense. Think about it, Geralt.
Geralt: You're trying to make the sun stand still. To me, elves hardly differ from humans. I don't understand you, and I don't like your arrogance. You dream of a lost time that will never return no matter how many dh'oine you slay.
Y)
Yaevinn: I once lived in a city among humans. I respected all their ridiculous customs and laws and during that time I was cheated, beaten and robbed. I told myself they were incapable of controlling their weaknesses. I was robbed three times as often as others. Racist slogans were painted on my door in excrement. I wondered if I was doing something wrong. What could I do to change? You know what I came to understand?
Geralt: No, but tell me.
Yaevinn: I did nothing wrong. Just as the moon will never catch the sun, so humans will never change. They will remain egotistical, envious, petty, and fearful of anything they don't understand - and believe me, there's plenty...
Geralt: You're similar to humans...
Yaevinn: Definitely not! And you? Who's also experienced human ignorance and hatred?
Geralt: I don't look down on them. Humans are how they are and I'll not try to change or fight them. I'll adapt. Evolution, Yaevinn.
Yaevinn: Evolution makes no allowance for sterile mutants...
Geralt: Elves hardly differ from humans. I don't understand you and your arrogance. The lost times will never return no matter how many dh'oine you slay.

Thanks, Bukary.
 

One-guy

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Lethal Weapon said:
Some random examples (Y = published English version):

X)
Geralt: Why do the local humans persecute the nonhumans?
Smith: Why do pricks go in cunts? It's the natural order of things. Humans have always disliked dwarves and elves. Not for me to know why.
Y)
Geralt: Why do locals persecute nonhumans?
Smith: Humans have always hated dwarves and elves.

Even this one is just bad. It should be something like this one (my own translation from polish):

G:Why do the local humans persecute the nonhumans?
S:And why the prick goes into cunt? It's the natural order of things. Humans have always clashed dwarves and elves, not for me to judge who started.(...)
G: Dont understand... :?
S: Than think about it by your own. Or ask this f u c k e r [ In english: bastard LOL-One-guy] Borok, I'm not to talk about such a things with strangers.
G:Are you cooperating whith Squirells?
S: Fuck off, provoker!!! [english version: Are you provoking me? :shock: ]
 

Hory

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What can change the nature of a prick going into a cunt?
 

Lyric Suite

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Lethal Weapon said:
Why do pricks go in cunts?

Is this what it actually says in Polish? How old are the developers, 13? I can't believe this puerile shit is getting 'classic' status from the Codex.
 

Lethal Weapon

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AFAIK this is a Polish idiom, but someone who can actually speak Polish might know better.

Just found this:

FUN FACT
The Polish voices.bif is 627MB
The UK one is 478MB

There goes 25% of dialogue.
 

JarlFrank

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Those dialogues have a lot more athmosphere than the "official" shortened ones. Really looking forward to some kind of dialogue enhancing mod.
 

Elwro

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@pricks/cunts: I don't think there's anything like that in contemporary spoken Polish. Perhaps something older, involving everyone's favourite word, "kuśka".
 

dragonfk

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Lyric Suite said:
Lethal Weapon said:
Why do pricks go in cunts?

Is this what it actually says in Polish? How old are the developers, 13? I can't believe this puerile shit is getting 'classic' status from the Codex.

We do know, Lyric Suite, your an intellectual-type guy :lol: l , but remember that the other(me including) are just simple men with no complex thoughts nor ideals. Sex drives us.

Once again, have you played the fucking game ?
 

Hamster

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Lesifoere said:
"Aep"? No, no. What they are looking for is ferch or verch. "Ap" (which is what "aep" here is trying to, ah, ape) means "son of." So either Lara is a trans of some sort, or the writer is retarded/forgot to say "Lara ferch Dorren aep Shiadhal" (Lara, daughter of Dorren, who's Shiadhal's son).
The only one who is retarded here is you.
 

Lethal Weapon

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Elwro said:
@pricks/cunts: I don't think there's anything like that in contemporary spoken Polish. Perhaps something older, involving everyone's favourite word, "kuśka".

I asked some Polish guy in another forum for a literal translation and he couldn't give me one. His English is quite bad so I assumed it to be an idiom.

JarlFrank said:
Those dialogues have a lot more athmosphere than the "official" shortened ones. Really looking forward to some kind of dialogue enhancing mod.

Read again. It's more that just 'atmosphere' that it's lost.
 

don_tomaso

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Lyric Suite said:
Lethal Weapon said:
Why do pricks go in cunts?

Is this what it actually says in Polish? How old are the developers, 13? I can't believe this puerile shit is getting 'classic' status from the Codex.

Well maybe the NPC in question was supposed to have the mind of a child? Or myabhe the NPC was trying to be cool, and we all know that people who tries to be cool always seem immature, right? So in other words, the writing is brilliant in describing the NPCs state of mind!
 

Jasede

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Yes, but no one trying to be cool, and no one with the mind of a child would say that. Seriously, no one.

Of course I am hardly an authority on what or what not people say.

Edit: let's just assume people in Sarkovzyzichcic's world say things like that, then he's not a good author in my opinion if he has to resort to such language to bring a point across. Shrug! To each their own.
 

Lethal Weapon

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Jasede said:
... then he's not a good author in my opinion

I've read "The Last Wish" and it's the best fiction I've read since Asimov.

In my opinion.

Can you find the logical fallacy in your post?
 

Jasede

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Lethal Weapon said:
Jasede said:
... then he's not a good author in my opinion

I've read "The Last Wish" and it's the best fiction I've read since Asimov.

In my opinion.

Can you find the logical fallacy in your post?

Don't be daft. Just because he's not a good author to me doesn't mean he has to be a bad author for you. I already added "in my opinion" so no one will go "oh noez that's just your opinion!!" and you still do it.
 

Lethal Weapon

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Oh, I see, you're gay. That's perfectly fine, probably not the ideal game for you anyway.
 

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Jasede said:
Edit: let's just assume people in Sarkovzyzichcic's world say things like that, then he's not a good author in my opinion if he has to resort to such language to bring a point across. Shrug! To each their own.
your loss.
 

WhiskeyWolf

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The last thing I want to do is agree witch Jasede but Sapkowskis really has a juicy language. There are some vulgar lines but there are not stupid.
 

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