The Witcher - Enhanced Edition!!!

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  1. Funkgab

    Funkgab Ancient Guru

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    yes the official witcher game is great, but im speaking of some of the crappier mods alot of us have probably played before..
     
  2. Grahf

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    The UK and US version both use the same exact butchered script. :bang:

    It's the "ENGLISH" translation;
    Let me repeat that- Both the UK and US versions use the same butchered English text.

    As an example, the Polish voice file is over 200mb larger than the English voice file (and remember, the UK and US versions use the same English voice file). This is NOT because Polish language words take longer to say.

    You don't have to take my word for any of this.
    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/49819

    The reason I mentioned the "US release" is because, unlike the UK release, the US version is also heavily censored in additional ways;
    - sex scenes have been cut out
    - no nudity of any kind in sex cards
    - no nudity in npc models (dryad)
    - Attack moves have been altered (including finishing moves) to appear "less violent" (whatever that means)

    This makes the US version even worse than the UK version, but both versions are worse than the original Polish version because both use an English script which has basically had the original dialogue neutered.


    Thankfully, the unedited English script shipped with the game (both US and UK versions), but was merely hidden and disabled. There are several mods which allow you to play with the unedited script, but the problem is that because the devs decided not to use the original, full script, it's very buggy and slightly incomplete.

    Luckily, there's a mod out which gives you a choice between the original, unedited script or an "optimized" script which fixes some of the minor errors and weirdness in the original script.
    http://www.thewitcher.com/forum/index.php?topic=6925.0
    Unfortunately, even the optimized script is just a band-aid as it's still incomplete and slightly buggy (although infinitely better than the script the game shipped with). The "Enhanced Version" will finally be the fix people have been waiting for.

    Try playing The Witcher again with the original or optimized scripts and see the difference for yourself.


    I actually found the Polish voice file from the original Polish version and played with the optimized script, so I had full Polish dialogue with unedited English subtitles. The game is *vastly* different from the UK/US versions.
     
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  3. ElDiablo2K3

    ElDiablo2K3 Maha Guru

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    Thanks for the info Grahf.

    My only worry is that this update will censore the UK version once updated.

    The would be a backward step and not worth waiting for...
     
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    Heres hoping

    :david: That they don't do this to the work of art(although incomplete) that this great game is.
     

  5. ScoobyDooby

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    Meh.. nice for those who are yet to play the game. I'm already over half way through and I just can't be bothered to play all the way through it again.

    Although I like the game, running around the same cities over and over again to get a couple more artifacts or finish side quests gets pretty boring in this game..
     
  6. Grahf

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    I hear ya.
    I know some Americans ordered the UK version just for the fact that it wasn't as censored as the US version.

    Who knows?
    Maybe Projekt Red will actually uncensor the US version fully?
     
  7. DrSiN

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    Oh! Baby!
     
  8. N.O.U.G.N.

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    If they go through all this updating an still have the US version censored then massive failure!

    If not, then this might be my first RPG
     
  9. ElDiablo2K3

    ElDiablo2K3 Maha Guru

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    If they put back in all the sex and violence then i'm afriad they would have to get the game re-classified surely?

    Remember all the fuss Mass Effect caused with one alien lesbian scene?

    My main 'goal' in The Witcher was to **** as many women as possible! :banana:

    I can't see the US release getting all the good stuff with the update but I could be wrong...

    ...I hope I am wrong for the sake of all the American Gurus!
     
  10. GAR818

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    I played this game, graphics were outdated, engine was not smooth, voice acting was one of the worst ive seen, not a good game IMO
     

  11. ElDiablo2K3

    ElDiablo2K3 Maha Guru

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    Isn't that why they are making this update? To correct these issues??? :3eyes:
     
  12. DrSiN

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    I didn't really notice the bad dialogue , yet ive seen it mentioned so many times.

    Its a shame so many people will miss out on the best Western RPGs in years due to some minor flaws.
     
  13. Year

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    The Witcher's translation was ok compared to that drivel called The Ring Terror Realms :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzllPzWYd1Y
     
  14. Grahf

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    One of Armake's funniest reviews.... Dear Lord, that game is bad. :puke2:
     
  15. Drizzt

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    You obviously didn't pirate it properly. All the good pirated versions include the original voices and English enhanced dubs. Which makes the game much better. I agree that the engine was not as smooth as it could be, but that's actually rather minor.
     

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    I havent picked up the Witcher yet but I've wanted to. So I think when this one hits the shelves I'll finally be doing so!
     
  17. Hootmon

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    Witcher is one of the better games Ive played lately.

    I cant see playing it all over again though, even if it is 'enhanced'. Will probably read the books its based on instead.
     

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