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Game News The Witcher: Enhanced Edition²

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Monolith, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Monolith Prophet

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    The Witcher gets enhanced one more time, this time dropping all DRM and copyprotection baggage while adding 5 fan-made adventures. Here's the press release:
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    <blockquote>The Witcher Version 1.5 Coming Soon!
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    CD Projekt RED is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition 1.5!
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    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition 1.5 is the newest version of the game, including all bonus content from The Witcher: Enhanced Edition and five additional fan-made adventures. Most importantly, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition 1.5 is completely DRM-free! Playing The Witcher will be even more fun without any form of annoying copy protection. Moreover, the 1.5 version of The Witcher will remove the disc check, allowing you to play the game without the DVD in the drive.
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    All available versions of the game will be upgraded to 1.5, including the forthcoming The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut for North American gamers.
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    As usual the patch containing the additional content will be available to download for free from our website for all registered The Witcher and The Witcher: Enhanced Edition owners!</blockquote>
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    Free for all. As long as you registered your copy of The Witcher.
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    <b>Thanks</b>, larpingdude16.5
     
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  2. Andhaira Arcane

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    Hmm, fan made adventures? I wasn't aware they had released dev tools.
     
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  3. Monocause Arcane

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    They did. It's called "D'jinni" or something, and IIRC it is a part of the first enhanced edition.
     
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  4. Hümmelgümpf Arbiter

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    At least they aren't giving it another boxed release. But seriously, giving a name to a package including a DRM-removing patch and some amateurish shit? I don't recall Blizzard hyping their CD-check removing patches.
     
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  5. Talby Arcane Patron

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    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition: Enhanced Edition.
     
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  6. jagged-jimmy Prophet

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    There is no cd check anyway, i can play without the DVD since the very first EE (no crack or whatnot).
     
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  7. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Hey at least they *do* patch their game. There are enough companies out there who just release and forget about it, or charge money for DLC with 5 minutes worth of gameplay in it.
     
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  8. Gerrard Arcane

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    Well, it's version 1.4 now so...

    Some versions still have the check.
     
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  9. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I don't know if it's wise of them to squander the resources now, but hey, I won't complain. And first EE is already free of DRM, at least here in Poland - no cd-check and I didn't even had to reinstall after reinstalling the whole system, merely to recreate a record in the registry detailing the language version.

    As for them hyping their EEs to high heavens - why complain? It's not as if codexians are susceptible to hype and it helps CDPR sell their products. Also, unlike certain companies *cough*Bethesduh*cough*, they are basically telling the truth, rather than weaving their PRspeak out of lies.
     
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  10. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Street Fighter 2 turbo mega ex remix now you can play with the bosses edition
     
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  11. Letum Fol Novice

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    Um, they're basically just announcing a new patch. Patch 1.5. And they get a little hype leeway since they are also giving away 5 fan-made adventures. Sounds good to me.

    Although, can't get you just get them online. Never looked for Witcher mods.
     
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  12. Hümmelgümpf Arbiter

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    1. These mods are almost guaranteed to suck.
    2. You can download them anyway.
     
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  13. Raapys Arcane

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    Console version got canceled.
     
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  14. MetalCraze Arcane

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    PERFECT RAECHES GODLIEK
     
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  15. Fat Dragon Arbiter

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    What does it say about the state of gaming when people start praising developers for doing something they should be damn well expected to do in the first place?
     
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  16. Herbert West Arbiter

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    Why is that? This is a simple patch #1.5 for Twitcher EE.
     
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  17. raw Arcane Patron

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    You can say what you want, but CDP knows how to make me buy their games.
     
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  18. MetalCraze Arcane

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    It isn't just a simple patch - it's a free Enhanced Edition 1.5. Just how many developers release their patches for free?
     
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  19. M_I_C_K_E_Y_M_O_U_S_E Scholar

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    Just how many invest this much into patches? Bioware with NWN, Valve with TF2 and the meet the cast shorts, and who else?
     
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  20. raw Arcane Patron

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    Blizzard.
     
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  21. MetalCraze Arcane

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    By "this much" you probably mean throwing money into the hype of a simple patch that fixes bugs and completely fails to fix the content that should've been there from the beginning like the translation where they basically switched a few words (and only because they were planning this for a console release anyway) and it is still a failure? Guess no one. Other guys in mainstream have more dignity.
     
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  22. Squirly Educated

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    RPG Codex are a bunch of whiny bitches.

    They're still patching the game, unlike some developers like.. oh... say... beth and bioware. They're getting rid of the DRM, something few enough devs do even years after a games release.

    How can you complain about something like this? How?
     
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