I beat The Witcher 2 for the first time last week, and I'm looking to play through the game a second time taking Roche's path (whom I avoided the first time 'round).
I made my way through the prologue without any problems, got Aryan LaVallette to help me escape, and made it onto Roche's ship without problems.
However, as soon as I start chapter 1 and regain the items I collected in the prologue, I become encumbered, at some 333/300. No big deal, right? Just drop the five pickaxes I'm carrying, and I'm good to go!
However, I've now reduced my weight to 95/300, and I'm still stuck in the encumbered state, meaning no combat, no meditating, and slow zombie shuffling everywhere I want to go.
I've tried reloading the save, and re-completing the escape from the LaVallette prisons, but neither way prevents the bug from getting me stuck in the encumbered state. I didn't have this problem on my first playthrough... what's going on?
(I have updated to the 1.1 international version prior to beginning the new game)
Edit: This bug is still present. I updated to 1.2 and redid the prologue, to no avail. This time I wound up being 212 / 300, though I'm still stuck as being encumbered. I'm wondering if the bug is linked to the strong back perk itself, as I had no problems when I dueled Arayn (and thus missed the ability) in my first playthrough