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A DRM-free, AAA, new title on GOG.com? Yes! We decided to promote this highly-anticipated RPG by our sister company CD Projekt RED as a one time special.

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GameRager: Is everything under premium edition content(papercraft, maps, letters, bonus videos, etc) in the CE? I mean obv. it wouldn't include the stuff under exclusives or the bonus photo tour and wallpapaers, but is that it? Is the rest [pretty much the same?
If you buy from GOG you get 4 extra tracks as well. But having the artbook as a proper book and not a PDF is one hell of a counterbalance.
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Barefoot_Monkey: Firstly, how do you intend to handle patches. With The Witcher AFAIK you needed to go through Impulse if you wanted to update the game, and until very recently that was completely unfeasible for me.

Secondly, how important is it for the experience to have played The Witcher before The Witcher 2?
I think that was just Impulse that made you use it, because I know I got the retail patches from elsewhere.

From what I've heard, they designed TW2 to be playable without playing the original, but I highly recommend it anyway. Like many here, I believe that the original will come here, either within the next few weeks, or a few weeks before 2 comes out. Personally I'm expecting it sooner rather than later to give people time to play through it before 2 comes out.
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Barefoot_Monkey: Firstly, how do you intend to handle patches. With The Witcher AFAIK you needed to go through Impulse if you wanted to update the game, and until very recently that was completely unfeasible for me.

Secondly, how important is it for the experience to have played The Witcher before The Witcher 2?
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Kalas: I think that was just Impulse that made you use it, because I know I got the retail patches from elsewhere.
Yeah, you only had to get the patches from Impulse if you bought the game through them. Otherwise, you could just register your game on CDProjekt's The Witcher website and grab the patches from there (likely there were other places that hosted the patches as well, although not officially sanctioned).
For The record, I would suggest highly, that anyone who hasn't played the first Witcher, do so whenever possible, as it's easily one of the best RPG's I've played in a long time.It's universe, based on the excellent novels, makes the universe of Dragon Age look like Happy Time Fun Land in comparison.It's depth, and darkness, is Lovecraftian, and if you don't know what I mean by that, you better be lookin it up.Just an honest opinion from a very well educated individual that hates when quality gets looked over. ;)
Post edited November 20, 2010 by BloodMist
Just release it already, GOG... Release "The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut", patched to the last version, for $9.99.

Or if you're crazy, for $5.99
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taczillabr: Just release it already, GOG... Release "The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut", patched to the last version, for $9.99.

Or if you're crazy, for $5.99
Even better, give it away to people who have purchased a bunch of games from GOG.
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taczillabr: Just release it already, GOG... Release "The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut", patched to the last version, for $9.99.

Or if you're crazy, for $5.99
GameRager just bought it from Amazon for $6 so it wouldn't be all that crazy for GOG to price match.
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taczillabr: Just release it already, GOG... Release "The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut", patched to the last version, for $9.99.

Or if you're crazy, for $5.99
Even though I bought the Enhanced Edition back at the beginning of '09 I'd still buy it again here. Awesome game.
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GameRager: Is everything under premium edition content(papercraft, maps, letters, bonus videos, etc) in the CE? I mean obv. it wouldn't include the stuff under exclusives or the bonus photo tour and wallpapaers, but is that it? Is the rest [pretty much the same?
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Navagon: If you buy from GOG you get 4 extra tracks as well. But having the artbook as a proper book and not a PDF is one hell of a counterbalance.
You get the tracks if you preorder, but that doesn't mean you have to buy it. I already have the tracks, so if Game Rager wants to buy the CE he can do that without having to buy from GOG as well.
Post edited November 20, 2010 by Kingoftherings
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TheCheese33: Even better, give it away to people who have purchased a bunch of games from GOG.
Don't give ideas to people on this forum.

Well I have Teenagent in my shelf, that is from Metropolis Software which was aquired by CDP, and CDP Red made The Witcher 1... GOG is CDP, so, am I eligible for CDP's TW1 for free?

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Darling_Jimmy: GameRager just bought it from Amazon for $6 so it wouldn't be all that crazy for GOG to price match.
Not his lucky day, then. :p

And that is a special sale on Amazon. When I'm saying $5.99 it is $5.99 as regular, make a 50% off and that's $3.

They're desperate to sell it, because sooner or later Steam and/or GOG will have a sale on TW1.

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Kingoftherings: Even though I bought the Enhanced Edition back at the beginning of '09 I'd still buy it again here. Awesome game.
Not just because it's an awesome game,

it's just strange to have the second game onboard, but do not have the first.
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taczillabr: And that is a special sale on Amazon. When I'm saying $5.99 it is $5.99 as regular, make a 50% off and that's $3.

They're desperate to sell it, because sooner or later Steam and/or GOG will have a sale on TW1.
I'm just saying the $5.99 price point is obviously not unreasonable, let alone crazy.

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taczillabr: it's just strange to have the second game onboard, but do not have the first.
Broken Sword! And insult to injury, DotEmu has it.
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Darling_Jimmy: Broken Sword! And insult to injury, DotEmu has it.
Also The Settlers 2 here, without the first. Duke Nukem 3D, without the first and second. etc. :p

The thing is that isn't another company that owns the game, is CDP itself that owns TW1... so, as I said, just release it already.
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taczillabr: The thing is that isn't another company that owns the game, is CDP itself that owns TW1... so, as I said, just release it already.
Didn't they partner with Atari or something? Maybe there are still valid distribution contracts dictating conditions of sale. Or maybe they are just laughing manically, watching as we squirm.
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Darling_Jimmy: Didn't they partner with Atari or something? Maybe there are still valid distribution contracts dictating conditions of sale.
They have different partnerships in Europe and America and others, but only GOG/CDP could answer you this. But yeah, probably this is the reason if they do not release it here.

I'm not squirming. I'm still $9.99 richer (or $5.99).
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taczillabr: Just release it already, GOG... Release "The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut", patched to the last version, for $9.99.

Or if you're crazy, for $5.99
Yep I'd buy the Witcher for $9.99, I've been waiting for GOG to add it. I'm not usually one to buy games when they first come out as I like to upgrade my system later with cheaper parts and cheaper games. Call me frugal all the way or just a cheap bastard.

So while the Witcher 2 is compelling, my system and my finances are all screaming NO! at this point in time.
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deonast: I'm not usually one to buy games when they first come out as I like to upgrade my system later with cheaper parts and cheaper games. Call me frugal all the way or just a cheap bastard.
You are describing me, I'm the same. And I don't see any problem with it.

Just like now, it doesn't make any sense to buy nvidia or ati GPUs if there are new series coming in a just a few months; and thus making the older series way, way cheaper.

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deonast: So while the Witcher 2 is compelling, my system and my finances are all screaming NO! at this point in time.
Same here. I want it, but... I'll think about it.

Still they have a good offer, you can pre-order and pay it on release day only, plus win a free GOG game. That's nice.