Windows 8.1 Really Windows 10, The Witcher 3...

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  1. kemical

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    Sorry Mike I'm using STEAM, I presume you mean GOG which to be honest I've never used. One Google search I read said that a guy turned automatic updating off and then back on and it started working again?
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    I got it fixed.
    I downloaded the patch and installed it manually, I'm going to get into the game now and see what happens.

    Wos 7 Gigabytes of updates!

    I'm not sure how I ended up with GOG, I bought the game on disk, I'd prefer to be hooked up with Steam as most of my other games are.

    Mike
     
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    Yup just tried it.. I can now run the hair effects as they've now included a lower setting. Cool. I can't figure out what the alternative move is.. He seems to do the same regardless.
     
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    If the power went out you will have dropped the torrent and that prob got you kicked from the server at the other end... I would restart the machine (clear any auto updates that happen at startup first) and try to start the download again?
     
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    Have you got (gog) Galaxy installed?...

    Witcher has an agreement in place so that people can play against each other reguardless of what copy they own i.e. player 1 has gog and player 2 has steam but they play online ... a good thing imo but thats not the point.
     
  6. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    I think that alternative movement changes the way that Geralt walks and runs slightly.

    If you notice in the old movement scheme he would always run several steps when he was in run mode even if you only tapped the forward button, making you over run things unless you switched to walk mode.

    Now even in Run mode you can get him to move forward one step at a time.

    I have the Walk action tied to my side mouse button so I can switch back and forth constantly.

    I'll give the hair stuff a try, I had it turned off before.

    I do have GOG installed, when I installed the game from the disks it did it automatically, I don't think I had any option not to.

    Had I known it was going to do that, I would have gotten it from Steam.

    Mike
     
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    On my mouse I've used the side buttons for casting signs and lock on target. The lock on target is particularly helpful in combat where i can quickly switch from opponent to opponent. Another thing which is incredibly handy is that in the inventory when you've read a script or a book it stops being highlighted.. Very handy.

    Man I love this game!
     
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    Hi

    What I really like in the new patch is that once you've read a book or document it says, "You've already read this."
    It drove my crazy the first time through because I could never remember if I had or not, and I didn't dare get rid of anything.

    I'm still early in the game this time through but I'm finding that your choices do have consequences.
    In relation to the Bloody Baron I made different decisions about how I pursued the quest this time and it had a really bad outcome!

    I've found other things that are going differently this time as well, so it's fun watching for the changes.

    I use those little round foam pads that you stick on drawers and cupboard doors to keep them from banging on my keys to mark specific ones, i.e. "1", "W", "X" and "F" so that I can identify them by touch to keep oriented without looking at the keyboard.

    Since "F" and "R" are used a lot in this game,f if I can feel the F key the R is just above it etc.

    When I get a new game I can pull them off and place them where I want them, though I change the key settings to keep the games as consistent as possible.

    I'm getting a lot better at the combat, once you can move so that you're never in front of the target it gets a lot easier.

    I'm still having problems with boxing, nothing seems to work but just hitting the left mouse button as fast as you can.
    Moving around doesn't seem to gain me anything?

    I'm getting Guent this time and it's fun, but I'm not finding new cards that are helpful to my deck.

    I'm mixing it up more this time, doing several quests and then exploring for a while back and forth.
    I have found places I missed the first time.

    Mike
     
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    New DLC content inbound:
    witcher dlc.

    The Witcher 3: latest free DLC adds new finishing moves
     
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    Details on the next patch 1.08:
     
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    Damn..... I re-installed the witcher 3 from scratch as I thought my back up was getting a bit old and good god the download is now at 30GB! The DLC's will eventually make this about 40+GB! Thats a big game...
     
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    Witcher 3 1.08 patch out today!
     
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    Release notes for 1.08:
    http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/54899-Patch-1-08-Notes
     
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    Hi

    I just got out of the game, I'll go and see if I can get the patch.

    Mike
     
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    Screenshot from Skellige.. Couldn't resist: 2015-08-10_00001.
     
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    Hi

    Great shot.
    I love the graphics in this game, best ever.

    I just finished my Windows 10 final install and the game was one of the first things that I got running.
    No install required just run a graphics patch that's in The Witcher folder and it was up and running.

    I had to copy all of my saves from my old Windows User folder.
    Now I'm right back where I left off.

    Did you notice that the people on the mainland all have English accents, but on Skellige everyone talks with a Scottish accent?

    Mike
     
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    Agreed. I love being in skellige. The soundtrack is simply awesome and if you've ever visited Scotland especially on the the Isle of sky and the Cullin range it's so similar.
    I always back my saves up too..Just makes sense.. :)
     
  18. Paul Simpson

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    When I updated to the final build I lost all my saves of witcher 3 for some reason but luckily I had made a backup image before hand so I got my saves back from the image and all worked great im back to were I was again.
    The only trouble im having is windows keeps updating my graphics driver and I keep having to roll it back to 15.5 (amd) so my games run better.
     
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    Hi Paul,
    Microsoft have released a little tool specifically for Windows 10 just for instances such as this one. It will allow you to hide the update and stop it from being installed:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
     
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    Ah thanks for that Kemical but im sure I used that troubleshooter tool before on the same driver problem. Maybe it was on a previous build I cant remember. But I will look into it again thanks.
     

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