The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a roleplaying game where you play a witcher called Geralt of Rivia, set in a world created by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Does The Witcher 2 download on Amazon activate on Steam?

Does this version of Witcher: Assassins of Kings activate on Steam? I want to know before I buy it.
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How to win dice poker?

I keep losing every single time no matter how many times I try. Even when I get a Five of a Kind V the opponent got Five of a kind VI and beat me! It feels like the game is rigged. Is there a way to ...
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What is the difference between the brock and wolf potions?

What's the difference between the brock and wolf potions? They're both described as increasing critical effect chance for the same attributes but brock costs more and also has a negative effect. Wolf ...
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Not getting into Flotsam anymore

I was playing the Witcher 2 today, eagerly and interested in what the new patch has brought us, but I can not get into Flotsam anymore. Every time I enter the city, I get a cut scene of a guard ...
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What is new in The Witcher 2 version 2.0 (Enhanced Edition)?

As this game is on sale today on Steam, I checked it out and I saw the following message: The Witcher 2 new & improved version 2.0 coming on September 29th! What is new on this new & ...
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How can I safely start playing The Witcher 2 without having played it's predecessor all the way through? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much of The Witcher 2 will I have trouble with, not having played the first game? I played The Witcher for tens of hours. If I remember correctly I stopped playing ...
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Is there any means by which I can generate and/or download a Witcher 1 Save file for import into The Witcher 2?

So, I'm finally getting around to playing The Witcher 2. (Yeah, yeah, I know, late to the party...). I've played the original Witcher, multiple times, and loved it. I had save files, that I was ...
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Which quests from the first Witcher games matter in the second?

I recently found out that I've lost my savegames from The Witcher. I decided, rather unwillingly, to replay the game in order to try and make the same decisions so that it'll be reflected correctly on ...
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Is there any reason to use another weapon and not a steel sword

I am wondering if there is any reason not to use a sword but another weapon, like a dwarven axe or a halberd. Most of them have attractive properties like "Stun +15%". < What will I be missing ...
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Combat tips for the Nekker cave in chapter 1

One of the first quests in Chapter 1 requires me to investigate a cave full of "Nekkers". The problem is, I can't even kill one of them before the creatures gang up on me and rip me to shreds. I have ...
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The Witcher 2 - The Butcher of Cidaris Quest Bug?

This is my first playthrough and I think I started this quest without realising it. When I first got to Chapter 2 there was too much going on at once and so it got slightly confusing, so a lot of ...
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How do I get rid of Newboy's Talisman?

I made the mistake of taking Newboy's talisman after getting him killed, only to find out that it actually was cursed and lowers my armor by 10%. Brutal! Normally I'd sell it but the game refuses to ...
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Where do I find Malena after she runs away? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Witcher 2 (sidequest spoilers) - Where did Malena run off to? So I decided to be nice to Malena this time around and let her go from the guards even though she was ...
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How to get to Vergen in Witcher 2?

I'm in the underground tunnels, but i don't have the key required to get to Vergen. Where do I get the keys? I've already got the sword with Saskia. Here is where I'm stuck: Thanks!
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What are the different endings in Witcher 2?

Needless to say, the answers to this question will be full of spoilers. What are the 16 possible endings in The Witcher 2?
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Is there a need or purpose for the non-monster books?

The monster-related Books grant you Knowledge of those monsters, but what about the books on say Dwarves, or Magic, or History? I see they usually unlock entries in the Journal, but are there any ...
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What is the benefit to monster knowledge?

If you go into the Character menu and look under Attributes, then Knowledge, there's entries for all the different monsters you've learned about. I know you can learn these entries via Books (level ...
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How does adrenaline generation for the heliotrope sign work?

I'm playing a sign-oriented witcher this time and I just unlocked the heliotrope sign. But I haven't seen it in action yet as I'm not building up enough adrenaline to actually activate the sign. I ...
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Ivoerth's Path: From a Bygone Era?

How do you unlock this quest for Chapter 3, if you are on Ivoerth's path?
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With Flickering Heart Quest - Is the Succubus guilty?

While investigating the murders of several young men Geralt follows the trail to a succubus. Using Dandelion as a lure he finally finds her lair. The succubus though denies any involvement in the ...
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Does it matter if the executioner extracts a confession from Aryan La Valette?

In the La Valette's dungeons in the prologue for The Witcher 2, if you helped Aryan La Valette escape, he will help you flee the dungeon. There are two ways to meet up with him -- the first is by ...
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Can you combine mutagens in The Witcher 2?

I know you can sometimes spontaneously create them when performing alchemy if you have the skills, and I'm constantly picking up lesser variants off of dead enemies. However, since mutagens are not ...
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Does it matter in which ability you put a mutagen?

Is the the mutagen always active, or only active when the ability with it is in use?
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What's the deal with the Witcher 2 DLC?

So my game informed me today that a new patch (1.2) was available for The Witcher 2, and among the patch notes were the following: All previously released DLC packages are installed with Patch ...
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Turn off the Quen sign

The Quen sign is extremely useful to protect yourself against enemy attacks. The base version also doesn't last long, but if you upgrade Quen itself or increase your sign intensity Quen can last for a ...
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Where is the key to get out of the Catacombs in Hatred Symbolized?

I think this may actually be a bug in my game but I want to make sure that I'm not missing something. I have finished the Hatred Symbolized quest in Chapter 2 of The Witcher 2 following Roche's ...
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Where exactly do I go for the Death Symbolized quest?

I've been trying to get to the quest marker for Chapter 2's Death Symbolized quest in The Witcher 2. Every time I start walking in the direction where its leading me I end up back on the wraith ...
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Witcher 2 Encumbrance Bug

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 ...
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How do I fight multiple enemies effectively?

Fighting one tough opponent is no problem. Dodge, attack, dodge, etc. The "automatic aiming" ensures I will always hit when in range. But how are you supposed to fight multiple opponents, surrounding ...
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Can you not spend any talent points in hard mode?

My brother and I recently beat our copies of The Witcher 2, and, being the masochists we are, both decided to up the difficulty and play the other story branch. He finished before me, and experienced ...
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Who is Mathias Tumm and why is he rewarding me?

In Act I, a man named Mathias Tumm appears in the yard in front of Bernard Loredo's residence, next to the stall containing armor and weapons racks, and a large chest. I believe he first appears ...
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House in the swamp in chapter 1, where is the key?

If you cross the river using the broken bridge you get to a swamp with one single house. There are some bandits waiting before the house. The door is locked, if you open it you get the message "key ...
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Graphics Card for The Witcher 2 [closed]

would a PNY - GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card be a suitable card for The Witcher 2? (Its replacing my current Radeon HD 5450 1g) I havent bought anything yet, can anyone recommend ...
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Very low performance in the Witcher 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs? I went out and bought The Witcher 2 yesterday. But unfortunately it seems not matter how low I put the graphics ...
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How do I use riposte and counter-attack?

One of the first talents in the swordsmanship tree is Riposte: Unlocks the ability to counter an opponent's blows. I invested a point into it in my first playthrough, but I never really got it ...
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How to assign more than one Sign and switch them quickly?

Just started playing the Witcher 2 recently and found that the sword alone is far from being enough in battle.. Signs must be used, usually more than one - so far I've been able to assign only one, ...
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Where are Harpy's Nests located?

I found three nests inside the lair, and three while going down/up to quarry. However, I am missing one more. Where can the last one be found?
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Failing the quest “Of Flickering Hearts”

I am attempting to do the "Of Flickering Hearts" quest. En route, I am also doing the search for Tress. After passing the red bandana to Phillipa, a mob of peasants wish to lynch the prince. Somehow, ...
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How do I get to the Catacomb in Chapter 2?

I am trying to complete the quest "Of Flickering Hearts" and the "Symbol of Death". However, the map marks the location north of the Vergen, and the only route I have found there takes me through the ...
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How can I re-spec my abilities in The Witcher 2?

I've begrudged some of the choices I've made in regards to ability choices while progressing through the Witcher 2, and now that I've reached Act 3, I've heard rumors that some sort of "secret quest" ...
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What are the consequences of accepting unknown substances from strange men?

In Chapter 1 of The Witcher 2, I encountered two people dressed in merchant clothing who asked me to test a potion for them, with promises of great rewards to come in a year or two at Vizima. They ...
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Can I win without using Anabolic Steroids?

Apparently, Arm Wrestling in The Witcher 2 is serious business. The final "boss" in the arm wrestling chain, if you will, is a circus performer named The Mighty Numa. Skalen Burdon says he cheats, and ...
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How many times must I beat the mysterious monk in the inn at Dice Poker to get his relic?

In Flotsam's inn in Chapter 1, there's a monk in the basement of the inn who claims he has a mysterious relic that he can't use, and that only those blessed of good luck may have it. As a result, we ...
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What's up with the two Elves outside Phillipa's House?

Okay, Phillipa, I realize that the last time I sent Geralt barging into your house, he interrupted some casual S&M between you and your apprentice, and the time before that, I interrupted a ...
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Which women have “romance” options in The Witcher 2?

I'm remembering that in the first game there were quite a few women that Geralt could pursue. So far I've only found Triss as a romantic prospect in the second game. Are there any others?
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How do I use Harpy Traps?

I'm trying to complete The Harpy Contract outside of Vergen, and while I've slain enough harpies that the quest has updated to "use harpy traps! 0/7 nests", I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing ...
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How do I kill Vincon Traut and the other conspirators?

When I approach Vincon Traut in Chapter 2 in an attempt to obtain his enchanted armor, he warns me that it was a mistake to go there by myself. Spot on, Vincon -- I thought I was fairly comfortable ...
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Who's writing my journal?

I was looking through some old journal entries today when it clicked with me that Geralt can't be the one writing down these journal entries, since it discusses Geralt in the third-person. ...
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Is there an easy way to identify what's lootable and what isn't? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Key to highlight items in the Witcher 2? One of my main frustrations in Witcher 2 so far is that whenever I run into a room filled with loot, I'm forced to spend minutes ...
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Monster taxonomy in the Witcher 2 (for blade oil usage)

There are several different blade oils available that cause more damage to certain classes of monsters, e.g. spectre oil, arachnid oil, necrophage oil and insectoid oil. Most of the monster ...