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  • Discoveries in the Witcher 3 (spoilers)

    This isn't necessarily about story, but about technical aspects of the game too, so I just put it here. Since I'm playing the game for the first time I'll post some interesting stuff here, don't be surprised if you already know about it

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    Playing around with extracting TW3 audio (quickbms / ww2ogg method), I stumbled upon this curious file:

    Code:
    cs301_iorweth_intro.bnk
    That's right! There is (or rather was) something related to Iorweth in the game. Unfortunately there is no valid audio sample there. I got this with ww2ogg:

    Code:
    Parse error: RIFF truncated
    So may be it was cut, but initially there was something by Iorweth in the intro?

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    • #3
      Just observed a scene. I came across a camp of Nilfgaardian deserters in Velen (where captured swordsmith is), which were way overpowered for my fresh level 5 character. I managed to lure some of them out, close the the actual Nilfgaardian patrol. And the later jerks were just cheering at Geralt fighting the deserter, apparently having a lot of fun watching and not caring to catch him. After I cleared the area, patrol casually waltzed by, as if nothing happened.

      Also, I discovered that Axii can actually be quite useful in combat (I had no idea). It can stun the opponents and Geralt can finish them with one move.
      Last edited by Gilrond-i-Virdan; 29-09-17, 08:50.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gilrond-i-Virdan View Post
        After I cleared the area, patrol casually waltzed by, as if nothing happened.
        Ay, the Nilfgaardian Waltz is quite popular with the rank and file of the emperor's armies.
        'Sorry, but smashing barrels is one of my hobbies!'

        Forewarned is forearmed. Therefore, to reduce chances of random encounters with the Guards, please, be acquainted with and follow the Forums' Regulations. Thank you.

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        • #5
          In Skellige there are blue whales and ghost ships in the ocean. I just noticed this a few days ago while scavenging across the islands.

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          • #6
            Axii is really something. It even affects a werewolf (I ended up fighting Niellen after he wanted to kill Margrit). I was just doing that quest at level 5, and that was a tough fight. Axii makes it easier.

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            • #7
              I just found Queen Zuleyka's treasure and it was rather empty. Basically one simple Velen longsword and some steel ingots. Is that intended, or it's random?

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              • #8
                This must be some form of therapy or ascetic practice?-) I found this old woman sitting under the tree with two beehives...

                Last edited by Gilrond-i-Virdan; 09-10-17, 10:32.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gilrond-i-Virdan View Post
                  Is that intended, or it's random?
                  Loot has been roundly criticised: Often it's quite random. In this case, though, I seem to recall the Queen's treasure being a disappointment on multiple occasions.
                  'Sorry, but smashing barrels is one of my hobbies!'

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                  • #10
                    I've just finished Wandering in the Dark and related Magic Lamp. Pretty good quests, and I couldn't but notice some resemblance to The Secrets of Loc Muinne which is one of my favorite quests in TW2.
                    Last edited by Gilrond-i-Virdan; 09-10-17, 21:07.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gilrond-i-Virdan View Post
                      I've just finished Wandering in the Dark and related Magic Lamp. Pretty good quests, and I couldn't but notice some resemblance to The Secrets of Loc Muinne which is one of my favorite quests in TW2.
                      Those are among the best quests in the game, there will still be good ones later, but the larger quests in Velen (those related to the baron, the crones, or Keira Metz) are really well done.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sv3672 View Post
                        Those are among the best quests in the game, there will still be good ones later, but the larger quests in Velen (those related to the baron, the crones, or Keira Metz) are really well done.
                        Yeah. A screenshot from the quest:



                        By the way, is that really Lara Dorren's tomb, or just a shrine? Or it will be clarified later in the game? If there is more info later, just say spoiler

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                        • #13
                          If anyone is interested, some conclusions about the Magic Lamp quest here. Iosueyu found an interesting reference to the legend about Lara Dorren's burial.

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                          • #14
                            Awesome that it runs on Wine, and the screenshots look good! How does it perform though?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by volsung View Post
                              Awesome that it runs on Wine, and the screenshots look good! How does it perform though?
                              It's pretty good, but there is some room for improvement. On my current AMD Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 I get 40 fps on average with 1920 x 1200 resolution (max settings, hairworks off), and note it's using open Mesa driver! I didn't get to heavily populated areas like Novigrad, so not sure how it will work there. I'm planning to buy Vega 56 when Sapphire will make a Nitro version, and then hopefully it will push it to 60 fps.

                              Here is a screenshot with GALLIUM_HUD enabled, which shows fps and etc. I'm temporarily playing it on my Intel computer, since I'm in the process of replacing the motherboard for AMD / Ryzen one.

                              Last edited by Gilrond-i-Virdan; 11-10-17, 01:03.

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