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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How to get into the Nilfgaardian camp?

So I decided (on Iorveth's path) to take the easy path into the camp through the passage whose entrance can be found underneath the brothel. I came out at the river bank as expected, but now how do I ...
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Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
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The Witcher 2 freezes at the end of chapter 2's cutscene

I'm currently playing The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition and I've made it to the end of chapter 2, where Geralt is on his way to Loc Muinne. Everything runs just fine until the narration from Dandelion ...
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Where to put The Witcher 1 saves on Mac so that they can be imported to The Witcher 2?

I have finished The Witcher 1 on PC a few years back and still have my final save I would like to import to the sequel. Now I'm playing The Witcher 2 on Mac, version downloaded from GOG. Where ...
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Do Adrenaline Skills have separate adrenaline bars?

I wanted to go for a hybrid Alchemy/Swordsmanship build this time around. The Witcher Wiki says: If talents are invested in more than one of these skills, the associated Adrenaline fueled ...
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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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Will Group Finisher Adrenaline Rush impede my other one?

When playing The Witcher 2 it is possible to obtain more than one Adrenaline Rush skill. As Witcher Wiki says, they are all activated simultaneously. I'm interested in getting the following ones: ...
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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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How do I destroy Nekker nests?

In "The Nekker Contract" quest, I need to destroy all of the Nekker nests. I found my first Nekker nest, but when I try to destroy it, Geralt just says, "I've got to blow up this nest," and doesn't do ...
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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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Is Geralt stripped of his weapon after fighting Letho in the Elven ruins near Flotsam?

After fighting Letho the first time down next to the bath in the Elven ruins near Flotsam I noticed that Geralt had only his silver sword left. So I went back and used to medallion to check for ...
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How do I gain knowledge about various monsters?

Everytime I kill a monster I gain a count towards knowledge of that monster. I've gotten enough kills(bottom corner shows 3/3), which should be the same as reading a book on that monster. However, ...
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Is it fine to remove all the language files for localizations I don't need in The Witcher 2?

Is it alright to remove CookedPC/*.w2{strings,speech}, CookedPC/user_speech/* and so on for localizations I don't need? From what I saw this could save me nearly 5 GiB and would therefore offset the ...
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Skipping The Kayran fight

I tried so many times now, but most of the time the tentacles hit the Yrden spot but don't freeze. I managed to cut of 2 tentacles, but then I die. I used three potions. Is there a way to skip the ...
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Is there a way to see how much enchantments a piece of armor can hold, before you buy the diagram?

In the game Witcher 2 there are all sorts of enchantments for weapons, armor etc. Is there a way to see how much enchantments a piece of armor can hold, before you buy the diagram or only when you ...
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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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After I beat the Kayran, what can I do with its corpse?

After a long struggle, I managed to beat the Kayran. Great! Now I have a neat Kayran Trophy, a Kayran Hide, and other Kayran bits to round out my loot. I know the Kayren Hide can be crafted into ...
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How can I end a potion's effect prematurely?

I could have sworn that one of the tutorial journal entries mentioned that meditation could be used to remove potions prematurely (before their duration would normally expire), however I don't see ...
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How can I heal in battle?

I've noticed that I tend to take a lot of damage, and especially that once I take one hit I'm prone to take a couple more in succession. This makes the cost of a single mistake rather harsh. Is ...
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In The Witcher 2, is it possible to hit the man with the red plume?

In the tutorial, the king gives Geralt the spyglass to aim for the "man with the red plume", while he adjusts the ballista. I felt like I had the cross-hairs right on the man, but when the bolt was ...
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Storage for Chapter 2 in The Witcher 2

So I just got into chapter 2 for the most part, completed a couple missions. How do I get storage again like in chapter 1? I need to place stuff into storage to avoid being overweight and also get ...
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Why should I use the silver sword in the Witcher 2?

Some common swords do more damage than the silver sword. I'm level 7 now and don't see why that silver sword is special? Why do I need two swords, when I could just use one of them all the time?
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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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How can I register The Witcher 2 and get the Troll Trouble DLC?

I just started up the game launcher and saw that the "Troll Trouble" DLC is free if you register the game. If I try to register through the launcher menu, I get this error: Connection error. Try ...
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Is there any reward (apart from monetary winnings) for playing dice poker

I've just started playing The Witcher 2, and I've noticed that since the first game the "dice poker" game has been changed from three rounds to one, which pretty much reduces it to pure luck. As such, ...
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When should I start to do the side quests in Flotsam?

I am finding the side-quests in Flotsam tough, because of the monsters in the surrounding area. I also discover that by doing some of the main quests, I get decent XP and some good loot. When is a ...
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Where do I find a Dwarven Armor Fragment?

So I failed the Little Sisters quest in Chapter 2/Roche's Path and looted a diagram for the Mahakaman Sihil steel sword. Amongst others the sword requires a dwarven armor fragment, but I don't have ...
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How do I find Queen Endregas?

I'm having problems with luring out the Queen Endregas to complete the Endrega Contract mission. I understand from reading up on the lore that Endrega queens only appear when I find their cocoons and ...
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How to get more gargoyle dust

I finished the gargoyle contract in Loc Muine but I didn't farm them to get enough gargoyle dust for the Kinslayer outfit. Is there any way to get more dust? I am willing to hack save file if that's ...
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How do you craft bombs?

I already bought the crafting diagram, but I could find a crafter in Floatsam to make them for me. Are there other type of crafters in other cities?
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Right or Left Option in Walkthrough at IGN

I am playing the Witcher 2 on PC. The game presents a lot of choices. To make the right decisions on weapons, I sometimes visit walkthroughs. While reading through a walkthrough at IGN.com, I came ...
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Where can I get the Gadwall formula or potion?

Dethmold is doing a necromancy ceremony and I need to get some Gadwall in part II of the game. I heard that Master Myron is supposed to sell the formula but when I go and visit him he doesn't appear ...
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How to obtain “Diagram: Draug armor” after Chapter 2?

In chapter 2 you can buy a diagram called "Diagram: Draug armor" from one of the merchants/craftsmen in the Kaedweni camp. I did not buy this diagram because I didn't have a part of the Draug yet and ...
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Will using the unofficial official combat mod disable achievements?

So the new unofficial official Combat Mod from CD PROJEKT RED just came out and I wonder if you will still be able to gain achievements on Steam when you are using this mod to play the game?
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How does Potion Toxicity work in The Witcher 2?

I know that every potion in The Witcher 2 has a "toxicity", but both the manual and the game provide less than adequate explanations of what toxicity is, and how it works. For instance, much of the ...
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How do I build the trap for defeating the Kayran?

Can someone please give me a hint where I have to look next? I have the iron frame and my next goal is to look for the Ostermurk. I know it's location by now. But does this rule out building the ...
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How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs?

According to TotalPCGaming.com, Steam, and the official site, The Witcher 2 requires at least a Radeon HD 3850. How firm is this requirement? Has anyone managed to play with a lesser card? (Bonus ...
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How do I enter Meditation Mode?

The game is telling me that in order to drink potions, I must enter Meditation Mode, but it doesn't give me any clue how to enter Meditation Mode in the first place. How do I do that?
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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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Why does The Witcher 2 run so Choppy?

I have read through a couple of these forums discussing lag issues with W2; all of which seem to be running of questionable systems performance wise. My rig is running: Windows 7 16GB RAM 2600K-i7 ...
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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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I lost my Silver Sword in Witcher 2

So I went and got all my stuff back from Ves in Flotsam after the drunken night I can't remember. But I never got my Silver Sword. Was it somewhere else? Is this a glitch or have I forgotten to do ...
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How do I defeat the Kayran in the first chapter of the Witcher 2?

In the first chapter you are supposed to slay the Kayran, this enormous beast: I'm having a hard time with it. I drank the Mongoose potion for poison resistance and I have the Kayran trap, but it ...
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How do I tell what version my Steam edition of The Witcher 2 is?

I'm stuck on the Kayran and I just want to download a trainer and kill it in godmode, but the trainers I've seen are version-specific and I can't tell which is right for me. How do I tell which ...
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the witcher 2: kayran infinite healing bug

When I fight the first boss, Kayran (difficulty: Dark, version: 3.3.3.1, no mods), I attack the tentacles but they don't get cut. The life of the monster goes down a bit with each attack until ...
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Should I get the Blasphemer's Outfit or wait for Oathbreaker?

Doing a playthrough on Dark difficulty and I started gathering some diagrams for Blasphemer, then realized it may not be worth it. Upon checking some wikis, I see that there are two additional armor ...
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How do I avoid the Queen Endrega's poison and kill it?

Getting poisoned by the Queen Endrega is pretty much a death sentence. It comes out quickly in a spray and hits you even if you're trying to roll out of the way. Even if I'm able to kill the other ...
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Witcher 2 reset skill points / skills guide [duplicate]

Is it possible to reset skill points in Witcher 2 ? If not (still nice to know), what is the best way to spend the skills. Not that you invest in only one tree but in all of them. Can you max all ...
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Increasing maximum Vigor?

I see lots of stats, abilities, and equipment revolving around faster recovery of Vigor, but no mention of increasing the maximum. Are you limited to two points for the whole game? If not, does it ...
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Does having a Steel or Silver sword drawn affect sign damage?

Is IGNI damage on The Witcher 2 A.O.K.E.E affected if you equip a Steel Sword or a silver sword in terms that you attack monsters or humanoids, or should you just draw the weapon that has the most ...