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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is available for download at 6pm CEST

I personally thought that VP was dying, their FB page, twitter account and homepage has been silent for a while but today this popped up on their twitter account:


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https://twitter.com/virtualprog/stat...849472/photo/1
You could see the gamesīprofile on Deliver2mac.com for a short period before it disappeared again, but I managed to grab the system requirements:

Minimum specs:
OS X version 10.7.5 or later.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 512MB (on 1440x900, medium), Radeon HD 5770 1GB (on 1440x900, low)
Hard Drive: 25 GB free space on HDD


Recommended specs:
OS X version 10.7.5 or later.
Processor: Quad Core Intel
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 1 GB (on 1440x900, medium), Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB (on 1920x1080, medium)
Hard Drive: 25 GB free space on HDD

The price will be $29.99, or at least that was what it was on deliver2mac.com before the link died.

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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Good news. I hope they will put the Mac version on Steam together with the Windows version.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Great news! Thanks for sharing this.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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I know the game is pretty heavy on the eye-candy, but those are some hardcore minimum specs as far as Mac gaming goes... I don't remember the Windows specs being so damn high. Is this a native port or is it wrapped?

Either way, I hope my AMD 6770M 1GB can run it properly.

P.S.: It's up on Steam, right now!
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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I believe its a native port, never heard of VP using wrappers
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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Hey man, Thanks for the news! I was actually waiting for their Special event to finally get some news. Looks like you beat them

For those interested: their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thewitcher

Cheers!
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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I believe its a native port, never heard of VP using wrappers
since The Witcher 1 on Mac was a Wineskin port, its worth asking the question... but They did say the Witcher 2 would be native.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Yeah, true.

Didnīt CDProjectRed wrap the witcher 1 themselves?, if they did my question is why hire someone to wrap this game?, when they can do it themselves I mean.

Will find out in a couple of hours, downloading it through the Deliver2mac client as we speak.

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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Yeah, true.

Didnīt CDProjectRed wrap the witcher 1 themselves?, if they did my question is why hire someone to wrap this game?, when they can do it themselves I mean.

Will find out in a couple of hours, downloading it through the Deliver2mac client as we speak.
I don't understand... they used Wineskin to wrap it themselves, I don't think anyone said anything about hiring anyone else to do so... they said they were going to do Witcher 2 as a native port a long time ago shortly after they released Witcher 1 mac.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:47 PM   #10
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I think is out now in gog.com including more games :

http://9to5mac.com/2012/10/18/gog-co...-and-counting/
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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If you already have the PC version, go here to add it to GoG and you'll get the Mac version for free.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:56 PM   #12
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Forgot about that. Thanks Cougar! Downloading now.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:57 PM   #13
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FYI, it is also available on Steam
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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The game runs nice on my mid-2011 27' iMac @ 1920*1080 custom settings with AA. 10.7.5 btw.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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Tested the Steam version on my Late-2011 MBP with Core i7 2.4GHz, 8GB of RAM and a 6770M 1GB (1680x1050 display). Runs well below 30FPS at the lowest settings. Barely playable on hardware that's not even one year old...

Weirdly, changing it to Medium - or even High - has a lower impact on the framerate than I expected. I was able to (sort of) play it on High settings with 10-15FPS and it only becomes unbearable in intense combat scenes.
I think I'll play around with the Custom settings and I'll probably get it running at 20-30FPS between Low and Medium.

I hope the game goes through further optimization, as the minimum requirements on Windows are extremely lower than the Mac ones. I can, for example, play the Windows version with High settings at a stable 30FPS on the same Macbook Pro.

For people running Mac Pros or even high-specced iMacs, this game is a must-buy!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:15 AM   #16
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With attaching OpenGL profiler to the game i measure 15-20 FPS on low settings.
Considering this game runs at 40-60FPS on high settings on win7 I'm very disappointed.

I did make a post on CDPRs website, but no response yet.
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Tested the Steam version on my Late-2011 MBP with Core i7 2.4GHz, 8GB of RAM and a 6770M 1GB (1680x1050 display). Runs well below 30FPS at the lowest settings. Barely playable on hardware that's not even one year old...

Weirdly, changing it to Medium - or even High - has a lower impact on the framerate than I expected. I was able to (sort of) play it on High settings with 10-15FPS and it only becomes unbearable in intense combat scenes.
I think I'll play around with the Custom settings and I'll probably get it running at 20-30FPS between Low and Medium.

I hope the game goes through further optimization, as the minimum requirements on Windows are extremely lower than the Mac ones. I can, for example, play the Windows version with High settings at a stable 30FPS on the same Macbook Pro.

For people running Mac Pros or even high-specced iMacs, this game is a must-buy!
Well, it's broken under 10.8.2 - I am still waiting for an update from Steam!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:18 PM   #18
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Well, it's broken under 10.8.2 - I am still waiting for an update from Steam!
I tested it on both 10.8.1 and 10.8.2, same bad performance
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Works okay.

I got this installed this morning and tried it out. Performance was about what I expected. I wish it ran better, but it runs well enough for me to enjoy it.

On my 27" iMac, Core i5 Quad 2.8Ghz, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD5750 1GB, I can do 1980x1020 and Medium settings. Runs pretty smooth. I tried High settings at that same resolution, but its gets choppy. Not horribly so, but enough that I don't want to play that way. If I lowered the resolution I'm sure I could play on High settings (and it does look better than medium of course) but I prefer the sharpness of higher resolution.

I'm streaming the game right now on my twitch tv channel: http://twitchtv.com/macgamecast

If you miss the live stream you can watch the recording. It's not amazing, but it is HD rez (supposed to be anyway, 1280x720, my upload mbps isn't the best) and medium settings. Can get an idea of the beginning of the game. I also comment on some things.

For all the people complaining about Mac vs PC performance..while it may be disappointing, as I've pointed out in other threads, its a futile point of view. Its not the same OS and its not the same drivers or implementation. In almost all cases PC outperforms a game on Mac. Just the way it is for now. If you want the best performance, you'll have to play in Windows. If you want the convenience of playing it on Mac, you're going to take a hit in performance. That's the price we pay. In the game's defense, its hardware-heavy, even on Windows.

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Have you tried attaching OpenGL profiler to measure FPS, or are you just guessing the FPS?
If that's the case that the 5750 (which is a renamed AMD 5800 series mobile card i believe) can run with OK FPS, then there is definitely an issue with NVidia and this game, because a GTX285 should be way faster.

I did finish the game when it arrived a year ago, but I haven't played the enhanced version, so I was eager to start replay the game on Mac OSX this weekend. I played for 5 minutes, then stopped because of the performance.
I was still at 10.8.1, so I updated to 10.8.2 and tried again, same issue.

I play a lot of games on OSX, many games with wine, and I can usually live with a bit worse performance, but this game is not playable on my machine in it's current state.
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Tested the Steam version on my Late-2011 MBP with Core i7 2.4GHz, 8GB of RAM and a 6770M 1GB (1680x1050 display). Runs well below 30FPS at the lowest settings. Barely playable on hardware that's not even one year old...

Weirdly, changing it to Medium - or even High - has a lower impact on the framerate than I expected. I was able to (sort of) play it on High settings with 10-15FPS and it only becomes unbearable in intense combat scenes.
I think I'll play around with the Custom settings and I'll probably get it running at 20-30FPS between Low and Medium.

I hope the game goes through further optimization, as the minimum requirements on Windows are extremely lower than the Mac ones. I can, for example, play the Windows version with High settings at a stable 30FPS on the same Macbook Pro.

For people running Mac Pros or even high-specced iMacs, this game is a must-buy!
Don't feel bad. On an OCed Ivy Bridge PC with two 670 GTX in SLI and 1080p there were still a couple of features I had to dial down. Game looked amazing though.

Will be awesome to play on a 2020 MBA LOL.
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FYI, it is also available on Steam
Nice, but I don't support any longer Steam-monopolism
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Nice, but I don't support any longer Steam-monopolism
In that case, www.gog.com is a great place to get it. They've also started releasing many classic and newer games for Macs there if you hadn't already heard about that elsewhere.
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In that case, www.gog.com is a great place to get it. They've also started releasing many classic and newer games for Macs there if you hadn't already heard about that elsewhere.
... and they are all DRM free.
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In that case, www.gog.com is a great place to get it. They've also started releasing many classic and newer games for Macs there if you hadn't already heard about that elsewhere.
Already customer there, because they got Ultima IX: Ascension.

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... and they are all DRM free.
GOG itself is a DRM, you can't sell your purchased games
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