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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Paul_cz, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. brandy12345

    Gangster

    Joined: May 25, 2016

    Posts: 142

    red dead finished and moving onto witcher 3, so far I have downloaded the HD reworked project mod, any more must have mods I need before booting up the game for the very first time ?
    How easy is it to install mods as I'm not that good in installing mods to specific folders ? do I need to load up the game first and quit out to make any folders ?
     
  2. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 4,173

    Check out my list: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt.18485613/page-440#post-32724801

    Very easy to install, just drag and drop to mods folder. Alternatively just use NexusMods' VORTEX installer to do the work for you.
     
  3. brandy12345

    Gangster

    Joined: May 25, 2016

    Posts: 142

  4. brandy12345

    Gangster

    Joined: May 25, 2016

    Posts: 142

    stupid question but when I want to download the HD monsters mod if I game at 1440p do I download the 3.0 version or the 4k 2parts version ?
     
  5. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 26, 2004

    Posts: 8,463

    Location: Milton Keynes

    2 Parts version as it takes the models/textures to 4K, normal version is for 1080p/lower quality users. For anyone who has or may have 1440p+ the larger pack is recommended I believe.
    What I'm not sure of is what he means when he says make high priority, I need to look that up as planning to play soon :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  6. Thekwango

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,836

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Ohhh re-subbed. Plan to get back into TW3. Was never able to get the mods ‘to take’ Either that or my eyes are shot as I couldn’t see any difference in vanilla and modded!
    Might have to give it another go at modding the bugger before I get too many hrs into the actual game.
     
  7. brandy12345

    Gangster

    Joined: May 25, 2016

    Posts: 142

    so I've nearly downloaded most of the suggested mods but some need some additional files like this one:
    https://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/949?tab=files

    what do I have to do as I'm using the easy way to add mods which is vortex and this mod is a manual download with suggested files I need to make the mod work.
     
  8. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,840

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    I ran through this extensively and got the vanilla game looking amazing, then added texture mods in rather than mods to tweak the draw distance which is all done in the below guide.

    https://www.geforce.com/whats-new/g...-hunt-graphics-performance-and-tweaking-guide
     
  9. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 4,173

    This one is a bit tedious to install but you can skip it. If you don't want to do it manually.
     
  10. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 14,312

    I'm trying to get back into this but can't remember it being this difficult!

    I'm trying to defeat the Werewolf but every time I strike it just fills back up to full health.

    Any tips?
     
  11. Shac

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 424

    GoogleFu
     
  12. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,840

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Replaying through this again now I have the steam version (had the GoG version which I completed main game and DLC's). Below is my mod folder and I'm yet again falling in love with this game.

    [​IMG]

    And here is my custom user.settings file (set to read only once you put the below in):

    Code:
    [Gameplay/EntityPool]
    SpawnedLimit=150
    [Hidden]
    HasSeenEP2WelcomeMessage=true
    HasSeenDLCMessage=true
    HasSetup=true
    HasSeenEP1WelcomeMessage=true
    uiVerticalFrameScale=1
    uiHorizontalFrameScale=1
    [Localization]
    RequestedSpeechLanguage=
    SpeechLanguage=EN
    RequestedTextLanguage=
    TextLanguage=EN
    [Viewport]
    VSync=false
    Resolution="2560x1440"
    FullScreenMode=2
    VSyncThreshold=0
    OutputMonitor=0
    [Hud]
    HudSize=0
    [Budget]
    TerrainTileMipDataBudget=100
    TerrainTileMinTimeout=2
    TerrainTileTimeout=10
    OcclusionQueryAdditionalMemory=5
    TerrainTileLoadingTimeout=5
    [ContentManager/Mods]
    MaxNameLength=64
    Enabled=true
    [Audio]
    SoundVolume=85
    MusicVolume=85
    Subtitles=true
    [LoadingScreen/TCR]
    ShowProgress=true
    [Game]
    DoNotPauseWhileStopped=false
    [Scripts]
    DebugScriptsForceFlush=true
    DebugScriptsLogDir=
    [PostProcess]
    AllowChromaticAberration=false
    SharpenAmount=1
    MotionBlurPositionTreshold=0.05
    AllowVignette=false
    MotionBlurRotationTreshold=1
    SSAOSolution=2
    [Input]
    PadVibrationEnabled=true
    KeyboardCooldownSpeed=0.1
    InvertCameraXOnMouse=false
    InvertCameraYOnMouse=false
    CameraAutoRotX=true
    InvertCameraX=false
    UIMouseSensitivity=1
    CameraAutoRotY=true
    RightStickCameraSensitivity=0.591837
    InvertCameraY=false
    RightStickAimSensitivity=0.591837
    MouseSensitivity=0.25
    SteamController=0
    ForceDisablePad=false
    [DLC]
    DlcEnabled_dlc_010_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_015_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_005_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_007_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_013_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_004_001=0
    DlcEnabled_dlc_006_001=0
    DlcEnabled_dlc_001_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_008_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_011_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_002_001=1
    DlcEnabled_ep1=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_014_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_009_001=1
    DlcEnabled_bob_000_000=1
    DlcEnabled_abob_001_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_012_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_003_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_016_001=1
    DlcEnabled_dlc_011_002=0
    [Gameplay]
    MotionSicknessFocusMode=true
    Difficulty=3
    EnableUberMovement=1
    [LevelOfDetail]
    SwarmHideDistance=200
    DecalsHideDistance=80
    DimmerHideDistance=60
    DynamicDecalsHideDistance=20
    StripeHideDistance=60
    [General]
    ConfigVersion=2
    [LoadingScreen/Editor]
    Disabled=false
    [LoadingOverlay/TCR]
    FadeOutCooldownExtraTime=1
    FadeInSpinnerTime=1
    NoninteractiveSpinnerTime=3
    FadeOutSpinnerTime=1
    NoninteractiveEndCooldown=1
    [Visuals]
    AllowClothSimulationOnGpu=false
    InventoryBgColorScaleB=0.036
    InventoryFixedLuminance=0.25
    InventoryBgColorScaleG=0.034
    MovieFramerate=30
    GammaValue=0.78
    InventoryBgColorScaleR=0.02
    [Rendering]
    GrassDensity=3600
    DecalsSpawnDistanceCutoff=10
    GlobalOceanTesselationFactor=48
    CascadeShadowFadeTreshold=1
    HairWorksGlobalWidthLimit=5
    CascadeShadowDistanceScale2=3
    MaxTextureAnizotropy=16
    HairWorksGlobalDensityQuality=1
    TextureMemoryBudget=1600
    CascadeShadowDistanceScale3=1.5
    HairWorkstGlobalDensityLimit=2
    TextureStreamingHeadsDistanceLimitSq=100
    MeshLODDistanceScale=10
    ScaleformTextureUnstreamDelay=2.5
    DecalsChance=1
    TerrainReadAheadDistance=200
    HairWorksLevel=2
    TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThreshold=1.6
    TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThresholdFar=3.5
    TextureStreamingCharacterDistanceLimitSq=225
    MaxTerrainShadowAtlasCount=4
    TextureStreamingDistanceLimitSq=60000
    HairWorksGlobalDetailLODFactor=1
    TextureMipBias=-1
    TextureInFlightBudget=128
    TextureInFlightCountBudget=12
    PreserveSystemGamma=false
    TerrainErrorMetricMultiplier=6
    CascadeShadowmapSize=4096
    CascadeShadowDistanceScale0=4
    MeshRenderingDistanceScale=1
    CascadeShadowQuality=4
    HairWorksAALevel=2
    CascadeShadowDistanceScale1=4
    [Input/Gestures]
    EnableSwipe=true
    EnablePan=true
    EnableGestures=true
    EnablePinch=true
    [LoadingScreen]
    FadeInTime=3
    SkipShowWithAnyKey=true
    GameRevealTime=3
    SkipHideDelay=3
    SkipInputDelay=0.25
    FadeOutTime=1.5
    SkipAutoshow=false
    [Engine]
    LimitFPS=0
    [Rendering/SpeedTree]
    GrassGenerationEfficiency=0.075
    GrassDistanceScale=3
    FoliageDistanceScale=3
    FoliageShadowDistanceScale=108
    GrassRingSize=16777216
    [Gameplay/BoatCamera]
    BoatLocalSpaceCamera=false
    [FOVSlider]
    horseFOV=65
    explorationFOV=65
    [Save]
    ShowCompatWarning=false
    [Kinect]
    Kinect=true
    [Foliage]
    MaxVisibilityDepth=24
    
    With a i9-9900k @5ghz and a 2080 ti +150/+1000 I get around 100 fps at 1440p.
     
  13. Brazo

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 22, 2016

    Posts: 2,637

    I’m 75 hours in and very much enjoying the game but there are some real problems with the gameplay which does make me question all the ‘10’ reviews.

    Firstly it’s easy, so very easy. I have levelled up and upgraded my armour but only within the constraints of my character level and yet every fight is just a cake walk. My character is so OP it’s no longer a challenge. Compare this to when I started the game and each fight needed careful planning and execution and felt satisfying to win.

    The control scheme is awkward at times. Swimming underwater through caves can be frustrating as the character doesn’t respond well to button presses.

    Combat is unexciting just button mashing. I simply have to use one button (X) and hold that down and shortly after I win.

    I am playing on hard and without mods. If it’s broken it’s not up to me to fix it through mods so I have no intention of using any but the experience as intended by the devs is a 7/10 game with the story being 10/10.
     
  14. tyler_jrb

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2013

    Posts: 4,056

    Location: Lincolnshire

    That are exactly my thoughts. The game itself storywise is excellent. But a lot of the game is "bugged" or "buggy" in a way. Some of the running aspects are annoying, you can run but cant turn at the same time indoors. Roach is almost impossible to ride without getting stuck or doing horse wheelies down rocks. you fall more than 2ft and then you die. I mostly just ran the entirety of the game as following the trails was hard work at full speed without constantly staring at the minimap.

    Combat is good but it does lack variety. Literally 2 sword attacks with a few features depending on what you unlock. And it can be a rolling simulator at times.

    I enjoyed the game, story and music immensely but a lot of the above did get frustrating at times. However it's a fairly old game at this point too.
     
  15. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 657

    Very tempted to pick this up on Steam. In terms of the combat - is it worth (as a first time playthrough) using a mod like W3EE? I like the sound of the changes to the combat but am I better experiencing 'vanilla' first?
     
  16. jimjam81

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 21, 2010

    Posts: 253

    I tried w3ee and it’s incredibly difficult to control, the combat is very very tough. I could not get out of white orchid and you learn skills like an elder scrolls game.

    ghost mod is good though, makes combat tougher but not to extent of w3ee.
     
  17. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 657

    Thanks - may well give that one a go :)
     
  18. Brazo

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 22, 2016

    Posts: 2,637

    Yes Roach is awkward too. Tbh like you if it’s under 300 paces I just run as the character is far more agile when not on a horse!

    Am going to buy blood and stone though once I’ve mopped up all the secondary quests and contracts.
     
  19. MartinPrince

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,621

    Exactly the same for me, sat on my hard drive for years and only played the first few minutes. Also watched the series so will probably start playing through it in the forced downtime we have now. I presume it supports UltraWide resolutions no problem?
     
  20. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,840

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    For those saying the difficulty isn't there, I agree, later levels you kind of cake walk everything. I'd strongly suggest playing on Death March mode. It makes it a lot more enjoyable and challenging. Not Dark Souls level, but enough to make sure you're a bit defensive rather than just walking over everything. There is also an option to scale enemies up to you.