The Witcher

Set in a world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher combines spectacular action and an intriguing storyline. You are aWitcher, a warrior who has been trained to fight since childhood, subjected to mutations and trials that have transformed you. You earn a living killing monsters, and are a member of a brotherhood founded long ago to protect people from werewolves, the undead, and a host of other beasts. The game uses advanced graphics and physics systems for a high-powered blend of brutal action, complex RPG options and character configuration, and sweeping storytelling.The game uses the latest Aurora engine from Bioware (Neverwinter Nights).

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Support summary
Screen change: 

Widescreen Method: 
Hud Stretch: 
  • None

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Position Affects Gameplay

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • Native
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Optimized

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
FMV cut-scenes: 
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 1 January, 2007

Tested Version: 
Retail upgraded to Enhanced Edition patched to v1.5

Play styles: 


Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
20900, , , ,
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
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  • 16:10 Screenshot
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  • 16:9 Screenshot
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  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
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  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
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Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Native support. Resolution can be changed at any time from the options menu.
Settings are stored in the registry (HKCU\Software\CD Projekt RED\Witcher\Settings).

Anti-Aliasing must be Disabled for the game to run at 2560x1600 fullscreen.

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

To fix ingame cutscenes replace witcher.exe in the game folder (The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director's Cut\System\) with fix found on PC Gaming Wiki

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Centered HUD Solution:
Replace witcher.exe in the game folder (The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director's Cut\System\) with fix available on PC Gaming Wiki

Native; anti-Aliasing is limited to 2x.
Setting Lighting to Low will partially fix real-time cut-scenes.

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by schlaufer on 2 November, 2007 - 02:46
Updated by skipclarke on 10 November, 2019 - 05:14