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Old 05-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Steam preload possibly today.

Exact quote from "Chesskid1" of NeoGaf's forums. Basically he translated what the devs said today in Gamestop facebook page (a Q&A).

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Q: Also, will there be a preload for Steam version? If so, when?

A: yes, might be wrong (sorry), but likely TODAY.

Q: will there be weapon combinations in tw2, and if so can they be mixed in with other commands? i.e. combo part 1 -> parry -> combo part 2?

A: oh yeah, you bet! Just wait and try - the way you phrased your question tells me you're gonna love TW2.

Q: In Witcher 1, the thing that struck me the most was Geralt's swordplay. It was so fluid, like a dance. Can we expect the same from Witcher 2?

A: we've worked with the same stuntment this time, so animations are motion-captured with the same quality again. Also, for the cutscenes we used professional cinematic actors.

Q: will Geralt start with the equipment he had in the Witcher imported save? and if yes, which items will that be?

A: If you import your save you will carry over some of your items. For example Raven's armor. There will be also some other benefits coming from importing savegames but I don't want to spoil anything. Last but not least - IT'S NOT OBLIGATORY. The game is a stand-alone and plays perfectly for anyone who didn't get a chance to play the previous part.

Q: What are the gameplay hours like?? According to previews i hear the prologue was itself 4-6 hours long, and first game had 6 chapters i think, and game was quite long, judging by the internet rave i think u have implemented at least 12 chapters.... and since its bigger i wanna know how much time will i be living the Witcher world. [the time me and my buddies spent discussing the various different stories and decision will be even more]

A: We're estimating around 40h playthrough for main storyline. But that SHOULD be doubled or tippled... for the non-linearity.

Q: Will the other DLC packs that are not a bonus to those who bought the game be available for download or packs.

A: Let me announce that all our DLCs will be FREE. All of them. If anything will be for purchase, those will be expansion packs. First DLC (side-quest called "Troll Trouble") airs together with the game release.

Q: If u saying that DLC is free, it means what's on offer at amazon will be free for those who bought from gamestop, digital or retail?

A: No, I mean other DLCs - to be released from now on. For example Mysterious Merchant Pack (specific for GameStop) is for GameStop only now.

Q: Any plans for native 16:10 support?

A: Yeah, we'd love to - in one of the updates.

Q: One thing i have been dreading for quite a while now is the voice-actor of geralt, it IS the same as from the first game......right?

A: Geralt's voice remained unchanged.

Q: In the demo hands on with gamespot, i saw you guys were playing TW2 on a xbox controller? will it have proper integration for gamepads from all major brands?

A: X360 controller works well out of the box. Tested.

<INTERMISSION> TW2 IS PC NOW, BUT WE PROMISE TO TRY TO PUT IT ON CONSOLES! </INTERMISSION>

Q: How much did Clint's Man-With-No-Name persona influence Geralt's bad-assery this time around?

A: and how much did Geralt influence Clint, huh?!

Q: Advanced graphics options???, (This is mine...just to make sure )

A: we're PC title, right? So yeah, over 20 uber-detailed advanced graphical settings in the launcher. And even the brand new graphical mode (really power-demanding at the moment) called "Uber Sampling" (with the umaluts, if you like).

Q: Will the Uber Sampling you just mentioned be able to run on a 2600K and Dual 580¨s ?

A: would have to check with the programmers, but likely yeah.

Q: DX11 support??

A: We're DX9 at the moment.

I think Tomas was answering the questions, anyway got to love how dedicated these devs are, answering questions about the game on facebook....I dont see Bioware or iD software doing that!!! CD-Projekt Red should be a role model for other devs.....!

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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I highly respect a company taking 4 years to make a GREAT game rather than slapping one together in 2 that is ok.

WTF happened to Crysis 2 tho???? 11 Hour game in 4 years????? Come on man! Also it was 100% smash and grab...stealth was an option but not necessary like the first one.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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I imagine the TF2 update adding the Witcher items is to coincide with the pre-load announcement that'll probably happen tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Good on them. Pre-loads should be automatic for large titles and I'm sure a lot of TW2 on Steam purchasers will be happy.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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If the pre-load goes up on steam then I make my purchase here, im a sucker for steam features even though I want to support GOG.

what will REALLY jarate me off is if we cant play till noon on tuesday...... anyone have any info on this?
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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Edit: From Gog forums, "The time for the release is 07:00 GMT. There were some last minute changes handed down from on high. Apologies."
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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Supposedly, the unlock time for the GOG version is May 17th, 10 am GMT. Originally it was supposed to be May 16th, 10pm GMT but I guess it changed.
Hmm, i hope we get some answers soon. I was hoping to play at midnight the day of release since I dont work the next day... whoever pulls that off gets my purchase i spose. I COULD just go buy it on disc.. but i hate discs haha
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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Hmm, i hope we get some answers soon. I was hoping to play at midnight the day of release since I dont work the next day... whoever pulls that off gets my purchase i spose. I COULD just go buy it on disc.. but i hate discs haha
Even on disk you can't play until they say it's time to play. There's a file you have to download when you install that unlocks the game.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:57 PM   #9
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Even on disk you can't play until they say it's time to play. There's a file you have to download when you install that unlocks the game.
Oh yea.. why do publishers do this sort of thing, its too much for the game to unlock at midnight? haha
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:15 AM   #10
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PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD PRELOAD NOW !!!! ....please?
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:36 AM   #11
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would be nice to see a steam preload. Good Q&A though thanks for posting.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:07 AM   #12
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Love everything I read in that interview! You can really tell that this is a company that wants to make a good game and through that, make good money. The other great RPG developers have flipped their priorities to wanting to make lots of money and by that measure consider their games good. BioWare I'm scowling at you!
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:29 AM   #13
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I get no credit for asking the question. *cries*
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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yeah, it should be preloaded because file is huge. 16GB.... it's even bigger than mass effect 2 without DLC.

just like Valve, they will give us free DLC? wow, I love them. I have no doubt that the game will be the best, epic saga. GOTY already.

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Old 05-13-2011, 02:34 PM   #15
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hmmm i doubt there will be any preload on steam it's after all one of the main features in battle beetwen gog and steam
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