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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witcher 2 - interface questions

I'm having some problems with witcher 2 interface (and can't actually find any relevant posts about it). I'm looking for 2 things: Where do you see sign base effects and stats? For example I can ...
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How can I tell whether the meteors are doing any damage to the messenger in Act 3?

This is the messenger you have to steal notes from in Act 3. After a few attacks, I figured out the idea behind it all. The messenger summons meteorites and teleports away if you get too close. So I ...
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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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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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Crafting Glitch?

So I went to try and craft myself a weapon called a Jagged Blade. I had all the proper materials, and I got Cedric to craft it for me. Or I thought I did. After getting the "crafting completed" heads ...
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Does a keymap of the witcher 2 combat rebalance exist?

I just installed the Combat Rebalance Mod (1.2) for my wife as she's playing through Witcher 2 and she asked me where she could look for what key is mapped to what action (by default on PC you cannot ...
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Always aggressive guards in flotsam - witcher 2

So I'm not sure if I have encountered a bug or if I am just doing something wrong.. I broke up the hanging and rescued Dandelion in flotsam by using my hex and beating the two guards in a fist fight. ...
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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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Character stuck in the bridge

I tried that section where there's a dragon chasing you in the bridge a lot of times but I can't move. I am pressing s but the character is not moving. Is it a bug?
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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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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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What are the best things to craft in The Witcher 2?

I've stored up a ton of crafting items and I have bought all of the diagrams. What is worth making? What is the best craftable in each category? Weapon Armor Sale value
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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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How do I acquire the Combat Acumen ability?

I'm wanting to complete this Steam achievement on The Witcher 2. How do I acquire the Combat Acumen ability?
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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 ...
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What quest ends Chapter 1 in The Witcher 2?

I want to get the most out of each chapter, so I don't want to inadvertently move on to Chapter 2 before finishing all the Chapter 1 side quests. Which quest should I do last in Chapter 1 (i.e. which ...
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Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for save files individually?

Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for each save game separately? I have it on Steam.
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What do enemies mean when they shout 'plough the lily'?

In the prologue I hear a good many enemy soldiers shout this refrain as they charge at me. I presume when they say 'plough' they don't mean it in the agrarian sense, but I think I'm missing some ...
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How do armor enhancements work?

I've found some shiny new armor enhancement: Now, when I try and drag this onto my armor, I'm getting the message "Action not allowed on this item". Am I doing it wrong, or can I only enhance ...
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Where is Vernon Roche in For Tameria?

In the quest, For Tameria!, where is Vernon Roche when I have to decide between him and Triss? The quest tracker on the map seems useless as I don't see him anywhere in the market square! How do I ...
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Why am I getting such low FPS in the Witcher 2?

I bought Witcher 2 during the Steam sales, and I don't know why I get so low FPS... My specs are : MSI GE70 Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz GTX 765M 2Go 8Gb RAM HDD 7200 RPM Low or High presets doesn't ...
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How do I get to the place of power that Cecil Burdon mentioned?

I've been playing this game for a few hours now and I got to the point where I need to find a place of power. Cecil Burdon mentioned a place in a forest where a witch used to live. I got to the place ...
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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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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow ...
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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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Can I disable QTE on The Witcher 2 and get the Madman achievement?

I'm playing on dark to get the Madman achievement but hate QTE's. If I disable QTE on the options will I get the achievement?
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What's the fastest way to get a new silver sword?

I've just begun the first chapter of the game, but I find myself... lacking. I stabbed something big and mean with my Silver Sword as part of the Prologue, and now I'm stuck in a catch-22. As a ...
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What does the grey arrow on the minimap mean?

What does the grey arrow on the right side mean? Is it somehow related to that sun inside of circle thing?
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Where did Malena run off to?

Outside Floatsam, I ran into an elf woman being harassed by the guards as a spy. Being the amicable monster-slaying gentleman that I am, I volunteered to check her alibi in the nearby cave. Six game ...
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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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What do the symbols on the top of The Witcher 2's screen mean?

Ok, so I get that these are active effects that you are currently under, and the timer is straightforward and what not, but the symbol itself is nigh meaningless, and I don't know what effects I'm ...
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Where is Cedric during the quest “Where is Triss Merigold” in The Witcher 2?

During the quest "Where is Triss Merigold" Geralt is tracking the elf Cedric by the blood trail he leaves. I've done that, using my medallion to highlight the blood, but ended up at a dead end, some ...
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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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Why are Geralt's clothes and armour resetting back to the defaults?

As I progress through the game, I've been upgrading Geralt's armour and weaponry. When the game loads the next phase or chapter, all my weapons and armour are lost and it defaults back to Geralt's ...
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Is it possible to import a Witcher 1 savegame to the XBox 360 Witcher 2?

So, my poor laptop can't play Witcher 2, not a snowball's chance in hell. Is there any way to somehow import a Witcher savegame into the Witcher 2 on the 360? Even if it means downloading a savegame ...
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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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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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Massive Witcher 2 graphics corruption

So I got halfway through the "In the claws of madness" quest, which is not far in to Flotsam. I quit just before having to fight the first 2 wraiths and the next time I went to load the game, all the ...
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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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Copied Better_Combat.dzip into CookedPC, but no effect

As described on the Help page, the .dzip should be copied into CookedPC. I did that, but the Quen Sign still has a duration of 30s when I load my savegame. Any way to check if the mod das been loaded ...
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Witcher 2 starting gold

I just passed the siege part and noticed that I have over 3000 orens in my inventory. Anyone knows where they might have come from? List of what choices I did:
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...