The Witcher Enhancement Project 1.0
by Tore Andersen

The Witcher E.E. is the first game in the legendary RPG series about Geralt the witch hunter. The game was developed by the Polish "CD Project RED" team, and released by Atari in 2007. Even though The Witcher was a graphical masterpiece when it was released, time has caught up with it. This project will improve most of the textures and it has a new custom ReShader for better lighting and effects. Technically this first Witcher game is the weakest of the series by far, but the story and atmosphere is still amazing and definitely worth playing.

The Witcher Enhancement Project (W1EP), is a small guide on how to improve the visuals & effects of The Witcher Enhanced Edition, along with a minor game-play tweak. No experience needed. W1EP has a unique graphical ReShade with more vibrant colors, better lighting, and improved image clarity.

1: Requirements
2: Installation
3: Screenshots
5: Artwork


1 - Requirements

A fully updated version of The Witcher Enhanced Edition. (GOG / Steam versions are already updated)


2 - Installation

Download & install the following mods. Unpack each file and copy the content into the Witcher game folder. (In listed order)
*These mods have all been repacked for easy installation, plus some of the textures have been optimized to DXT5 format for better performance (Without quality loss). As a courtesy to the creators, I have placed a link to the original mod under each. *No downloads are needed from the courtesy links.

1: Perfect Blood Mod
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

2: Texturen Mod (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

3: Witcher Overhaul Project (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

4: Kaer Morhen HD (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

5: Realistic Moon HD (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

6: Dagger Overhaul (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

7: Complete Sword Overhaul (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

8: Abigail Goth Version (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

9: Carmen And Friends (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

10: Dark Armor And Black Armor (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

11: New Cute Shani (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

12: Vesna See Through Dress (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

13: HD Faces (DOWNLOAD)
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

14: 1st Person View (DOWNLOAD) *If you don't care for 1st person view, just skip this file.
*Change 1st/3rd person view in-game with the mouse-wheel.
Courtesy link to original mod: (LINK)

15: W1EP Reshade (DOWNLOAD)
*To change shader settings in-game, press "End" key.

*Note for Windows 10 users:
The Creators update for Windows 10 introduced a wide variety of problems, especially for games with custom renders like ENB or ReShade. If you encounter problems like messed-up graphics or extreme slowdowns, then follow the steps in number 4 here: (LINK) *Pay special attention to the RivaTuner settings.
If this doesn't work, then Windows is somehow still blocking it. Search Google for alternative ways of forcing Windows 10 to use custom d3d files. If you are unable to fix it, then you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without. Just delete the d3d9.dll file but keep everything else.

That's it. The Witcher is now ready for launch.



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3 - W.1.E.P. Screenshots












3 - Original Witcher Screenshots (Before W1EP)



4 - The Witcher Art




The Witcher Game Info

The Witcher was released in 2007, and following the Enhanced Edition in 2008. The Enhanced Edition contains a better editor and two new adventures. The game follows Geralt, a professional monster and witch hunter called "The White Wolf". He's part of a mutated faction with supernatural powers called the Witchers. These Witchers have been hunted by dark forces and mages, and in the beginning of the story, an attack takes place on the Castle where they reside. Geralt has amnesia, and through the game he meets friends and enemies who know him, but he can't remember anything. The relations with people and the story in general is defined by player choices. Most of which will have consequences later in the story, which will differ quite a lot depending on those choices.
The Witcher takes place in a typical medieval European setting, with classic knights, mages, armors and fireplaces. But the game differs from similar RPG's in many ways. First and most importantly, the story is amazing and interesting. It's not he usual "get this get that" arrant-boy quests, and the character development is not locked into the typical class system, but depends on the players style instead. Unfortunately the fighting mechanics are old and not very intuitive compared to e.g. the Elder Scrolls series. The world can also seem a bit stiff, as the player is unable to get through even tiny obstacles in his patch. It might be a small detail, but it breaks immersion and the feeling of roaming freely.
The Witcher is also different from other RPGs due to the fact that it's possible to have sex in the game. In fact this enhances realism quite a bit, and fit's perfectly in the game world. In the North American version of the Witcher Enhanced Edition, these scenes was censored, but a patch later came out. The current Enhanced Edition Directors Cut (Current Steam & GOG version) is not censored. Erotic content is also possible in the Elder Scrolls game series, but only via mods. The Witcher has adult content in the original game, which greatly adds to immersion, even though it's a very small and insignificant part of the game.
Alchemy is a pretty big part of the game, unless you play easy mode. On the hard difficulty level, Geralt need a variety of potions to stay alive. New potions are learned throughout the game, enabling different skills, like night vision or enhanced vitality. All of which are needed in certain situations. The more potions Geralt consumes, the higher his level of toxicity in his blood, which can only be decreased by meditating.
The Witcher game series is based on the Witcher books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.