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#1132943 - 11/23/17 04:38 PM Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10
oldfeeble Offline
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I installed The Witcher 2:Assasins of Kings Enhanced Edition from disks (had it in the closet for several years) on my computer running Windows 10, did all the updates it offered but all I get is a black screen instead of starting the game. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

I see on the Forum that folks say it runs in Windows 10 but there must be a secret. All suggestions appreciated.

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#1132945 - 11/23/17 04:46 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
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I have moved your post over to Glitches so that our techies can help you out. smile

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#1132950 - 11/23/17 05:33 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
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Does your computer meet the system requirements for the game? I have it on my Windows 10 computer, but mine is a download from GOG.

Minimum requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB or Radeon HD 3850 512 MB (finding a graphics card performance hierarchy chart online and comparing one’s video card with our minimum is suggested)
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or dual core AMD 2.5 GHz
RAM: 1 GB Windows XP, 2 GB Windows Vista/7
Hard Drive: 23 GB (The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition)

Recommended requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
RAM: 3 GB Windows XP, 4 GB Windows Vista/7
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 260 1 GB or HD 4850 1 GB
Hard Drive: 23 GB

I also found this on the CDProjekt Red Witcher 2 page.

http://en.cdprojektred.com/support/system-requirements-windows-witcher-2/

It appears the CD version does have DRM which Windows 10 might be blocking. Supposedly if you patch the game, it removes the DRM. Not sure if this is the right one, but I did find this.

https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=39449
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#1132957 - 11/23/17 05:56 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
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Some of the English DVD versions used SecuROM v8 which may be being blocked by Windows 10.

There are instructions for getting patches on CDProjekt Red website:
http://en.cdprojektred.com/download/enhanced-edition-patch-3-0/

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#1132959 - 11/23/17 06:47 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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And here's something you can take advantage of if you want to be able to play the game as a download - it won't cost you anything:

GOG backup of Witcher 2

I suspect the problem you are having would not exist with this download version, assuming your computer meets the system requirements.


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#1132960 - 11/23/17 07:09 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
oldfeeble Offline
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. I was able to get the game running smoothly by right-clicking on the Icon and selecting Properties and then Compatibility and setting it at Windows 7 and then Apply. That seemed to do the trick. Thanks again for all your suggestions and for your time spent on my problem.

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#1132961 - 11/23/17 07:27 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
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Glad there was a simple solution. wave

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#1132966 - 11/23/17 08:48 PM Re: Can't Run Witcher 2 In Windows 10 [Re: oldfeeble]
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We like simple solutions!
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