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I’m experiencing significant stuttering during gameplay. Cutscenes and overall graphics seem fine, but elsewhere the camera briefly jerks whenever Geralt takes a step. I played a bit, and the problem is most obvious in the Tutorial, but for whatever reason it’s somewhat smoother in both the Arena and Campaign (but still not as smooth as I’d like). I’ve spent the last hour trying to look for a solution.

Can someone please help? I’ve been looking forward to playing this game for over a year.

System specs:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 64-bit
NVidia GeForce GT 330M
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz
4.0 GB RAM

Current game settings attached.
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Post edited December 26, 2012 by Reject051
This question / problem has been solved by 227image
A 330m is quite a bit below the minimum specs. Some suggestions for making it more playable (though whether this will make it playable enough, I'm not sure):

Reduce the screen resolution. This tends to have the largest impact on performance, so lowering it should help the game run better.

Try the stutter fix in this thread. Not sure if it'll do that much good, but I've found that it tends to help smooth things out a bit with lower frame rates for whatever reason.

There should be a config tweaker out there that may give you some more control with the settings. I don't have a link because I haven't used it myself, but if you can find it, it may let you lower the settings a little more. Not sure on that one, though. The graphic options typically make less of a difference on the frame rate than the screen resolution, so I wouldn't expect miracles.

Hopefully one of those helps.
I was hoping for that fix. I saw that it solved the problem for other people, but all I could find of it were dead links. Installed it and fiddled around some more with the graphic settings, and that seems to have done the trick.

Wasn't aware my graphics card was below the minimum. The Can You Run It? application actually told me it surpassed it, and I've been able to run plenty of other newer and high performance games just fine. In any case, gameplay's much smoother now and the graphics look great even if they aren't at max.

Thanks a lot!
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Reject051: Wasn't aware my graphics card was below the minimum. The Can You Run It? application actually told me it surpassed it, and I've been able to run plenty of other newer and high performance games just fine. In any case, gameplay's much smoother now and the graphics look great even if they aren't at max.
Glad it helped. You must be some kind of settings ninja :)

Note for random people who stumble on this thread: That "Can You Run It" thing is awful, at least when it comes to The Witcher 2. I've seen so many people with bad equipment (as in, the game wouldn't even start) told that they could run it, and conversely, people with excellent equipment told that they can't. I'd recommend not trusting the site too much, or at all. It's almost always better to google the name of your graphics + the game name, because someone has almost always tried to run the particular game you're looking at with the same kind of setup and asked about it on a forum somewhere.