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The Witcher 2 1.1 patch goes live, kills DRM

But DLC problems exist

The developer of the fantastic Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on PC has released its patch 1.1 to fix bugs and remove all DRM measures from the game - but subsequently warned that the title's in-game DLC option now "doesn't work properly".

A new updated patch, 1.2, will now be released for the game next week, which will bring the DLC function back to life. Until then, add-ons for Witcher 2 can be downloaded by emailing CD Projekt directly via specific addresses on the developer's website.


Discussing the removal of DRM on the game's blog CD Projekt development director Adam Badowski said:

"Our goal is to make our fans and customers happy and to reward them for buying our game and DRM schemes does not support our philosophy as they might create obstacles for users of legally bought copies.

"Our approach to countering piracy is to incorporate superior value in the legal version. This means it has to be superior in every respect: less troublesome to use and install, with full support, and with access to additional content and services. So, we felt keeping the DRM would mainly hurt our legitimate users.

"This is completely in line with what we said before the release of The Witcher 2. We felt DRM was necessary to prevent the game being pirated and leaked before release. This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve."

However, the developer latest posted: "The 'Downloadable content' option in the Game Launcher does not work properly, please don't use it.

"This option (same as Register Game) still doesn't work properly, but for every resulting problem we provide you with a workaround. The Troll DLC is now included in the patch. You can find the instructions on how to get other free DLC in the news below.

"Currently the only problem remaining is with the Language Packs. We will provide you with a solution for this issue as soon as possible. Registration through the Launcher will be fixed in the upcoming days, and our goal is to have it work perfectly in patch 1.2. Sorry for the inconvenience, and please stay tuned."