The Witcher 3 Enhancement Project 3.0.8
by Tore Andersen

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, is the third game in the legendary RPG series about the witch hunter Geralt. The game is developed by Polish developers "CD Project RED", and was released by "CD Project" in 2015. The Witcher 3 is of very high technical standards, but the story and game-play is where the game really excels. The attention to detail is incredible in almost all aspects of the game. But surprisingly enough, the post-processing is actually not as good as it was in The Witcher 2. This guide has a unique new render for a more vibrant and atmospheric style. It is a fantasy game after all, and beautiful settings doesn't make it any less interesting.

The Witcher 3 Enhancement Project (W3EP), is a small step-by-step guide on how to visually improve The Witcher 3. No modding experience needed. The guide includes new HD textures, a few environment changes, and a better render for lighting and effects.

                 

1: Requirements
2: Mod installation
3: Settings
4: Screenshots
5: Witcher 3 Artwork

 

1 - Requirements

1: A fully updated version of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (1.31), with all DLC's installed. (The GOG and Steam versions are already updated)
*Start the game at least once before installing mods. (This will create the settings files)
2: Sign up at the Nexus and download the NexusModManager (NMM). It's free and it takes 2 minutes. (LINK)
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Installation instructions are on the Nexus site if needed.
Note: When scanning for games at the first launch, NMM won't automatically find The Witcher 3. Stop the scan, and enter the address manually instead.
Select the root of the Witcher 3 game folder, not the "bin/x64/" folder, like you would normally do with NMM. Select Withcer 3 root game folder, and NMM will recognize it.

 

2 - Installation

NexusModManager info:

When starting NMM, use the username and password from the Nexus site.
When following the links in this mod-list, you will land on the description page of the specific mod. Click , and you will get to the file section. Unless otherwise specified, find the "Main-File" (Usually at the very top), and click .
NMM will catch the file and start downloading right away. NMM will automatically save it to the mod folder, and the mod will then show in the "mods" tab. Right click the downloaded mod, and you can choose to install, uninstall or permanently delete it. When it is installed, a green check mark will show next to the mod.
 

Mod-List

Download & install the following mods using NexusModManager (NMM)
*If you install more mods than these, or if you don't install all of them, or if you use different versions/choices than those recommended, then you need to manually edit the "mods.settings" file. See descriptions under Settings.


Nitpicker's Patch - various visual fixes
(LINK)

The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project (LINK)
*See images for installation options
 

Trimmed Pubic Hair (LINK)
I recommend installing "Trimmed A", but choose any version you prefer

MKM Ciri beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
Install 1: "MKMCiriBodyfix_non_SCAR_version"
Install 2: "MKMCiriBodyOPT3 'DLC fix costume"
*These are my recommendations. Use any two files you like, but only ONE main file, and ONE optional file

MKM Yennefer beauty face and big Breast and Ass (LINK)
Install 1: "MKMYenBodyfixDefoFix1"
Install 2: "MKMYenBodyfixTexture"
*These are my recommendations. Use any two files you like, but only ONE main file, and ONE optional file

MKM Shani beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
Install: "MKMShaniBodyfix"

MKM Triss beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
Install 1: "MKMtrissBodyfix_DefoFixPantON__a__CiriDefo"
Install 2: "MKMtrissBodyfix_Texture"
Install 3: "MKMtrissBodyfix_HAIR_DEFO"
Install 4: "MKM_Face_RetextureFix_ALL"
*These are my recommendations. Use any four files you like, but only ONE main file, ONE hair file, ONE texture file, and ONE miscellaneous file

Active Witcher Zoom Updated (LINK)
Install: "AWZ VI - Active Witcher Zoom version 6.0.3"
*See in-game usage descriptions below under Settings

Infinite Carry Capacity (LINK)

Super Turbo lighting Mod (LINK)
*Download the file and add it manually to NMM. Click "Add mod from file" from the side menu, and select the downloaded file. When added, install as usual.

Extended View Distance (LINK)
Install: "modExtendedViewDistance"

W.3.E.P. Reshader (DOWNLOAD)
Unpack this file manually into the Witcher 3 game folder. (Don't add it to NMM)

Mod settings file (DOWNLOAD)
Unpack this file manually into the Witcher 3 documents folder. (Don't add it to NMM)
Usually located here: "C:\Users\(*Username*)\Documents\The Witcher 3\"
*If you installed more mods than those listed here, or if you didn't install all of them, or if you installed different versions/choices than those recommended, then you need to manually edit this file. *See descriptions under Settings.

 

3 - Settings

1: Edit "rendering.ini". Needed for assigning more texture memory.

Open "rendering.ini" with a notepad
*The file is located here: "(*Witcher 3 game folder*)\bin\config\base\"
Find: "TextureMemoryBudget=500"
Change it to e.g.:
TextureMemoryBudget=3000 *Set this number to be a little smaller than the amount of video memory you have. (3000 is about right if you have 4GB)


2: Edit "input.settings". Needed for he active Zoom Mod.

Open "input.settings" with a notepad
*The file is located here: "C:\Users\(*Username*)\Documents\Witcher 3\"

Now find the following tags:
[Boat]
[BoatPassenger]
[Combat]
[Combat_Replacer_Ciri]
[Diving]
[Exploration]
[Exploration_Replacer_Ciri]
[Horse]
[Horse_Replacer_Ciri]
[JumpClimb]
[Swimming]

Add the following lines under each tag:
IK_MouseZ=(Action=AWZ_zoom)
IK_Z=(Action=AWZ_zoomIn)
IK_X=(Action=AWZ_zoomOut)
IK_C=(Action=AWZ_zoomReset)
IK_V=(Action=AWZ_zoomMax)
IK_CapsLock=(Action=AWZ_zoomToggle)
IK_LControl=(Action=AWZ_yModifier)
IK_Alt=(Action=AWZ_zModifier)

In-Game use:
To change camera view, use "left control" + "alt" + (any one of these keys: "z", "x", "c" or "v")
*V and C toggles 1st/3rd person view


3: Edit "mods.settings". *ONLY needed if you installed more mods than those listed above, or if you didn't install all of them, or if you installed different versions/choices than those recommended.

Open "mods.settings" with a notepad
*File location: "C:\Users\(*Username*)\Documents\Witcher 3\"
This file includes all mods, with two tags under each. One that enables/disables the mod, and one that decides priority.
The file already includes everything listed in this guide with the right priority for each mod.
If you installed a different version of a mod, then all you need to change is that mod's name. *Open the "mods" folder inside the Witcher 3 game folder to see all mod names. Find the one in question and remember it's folder name. Then find the same mod in the mods.settings file, and edit it to be the exact same name as it had in the mods folder.
If you didn't install all the listed mods, then you need to remove the entries of those mods from the file. The priorities of the rest don't need to be changed.
If you installed more mods than listed in this guide, then you need to add those mods to the file, keeping the same format, and setting the right priority.
*About mod priority:
Witcher 3 handles mods in a completely different way than e.g. the Elder Scrolls games. Witcher 3 loads all mods into memory, but identical data is not overwritten. If two mods try to use the same data at the same time (conflict), hen the game will give the mod with the lowest number priority. (Completely backwards, if you are used to modding Skyrim)
The Witcher 3 has 9999 number sluts, and low numbers take priority to high numbers. So if you want the content of mod X to overrule the content of mod Y, then mod X has to be assigned the lowest number of the two, which equals the highest priority.
Here is the tricky part: The game also uses this list asa load-order. It loads from top to bottom, so if you install a mod that depends on another mod, then that mod needs to be loaded before the one with the dependency.

 

That's it. The Witcher 3 is fully modded and ready for launch

From the main menu, make sure you enable all alternative content. *This is needed for the MKM mods to work properly. See image.

 

4 - W.3.E.P. Screenshots

                 

                 

                 

                 

 

(With/Without W3EP Reshade)

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5 - The Witcher 3 Art & Cosplay

 

                              

 

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Game Info

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is a 3rd person action RPG in a medeival European setting. The "hero", Geralt of Rivia, is a professional monster hunter, a Witcher, who has lost his memory. The game has a pretty simple fighting system, which due to the clumsy controls actually becomes complicated. The difficult part is not the fighting in itself, but the maneuvering of the excessive amounts of action keys. It shows that the game was developed for consoles, which is he one and only down-side of the game that I can think of. And it's not even THAT bad.
The game's AI and dynamic environment works really well, and the world seems believable and immersive, even though it's obvious in which direction the game wants the player to go. The game is nowhere near as open as e.g. the Elder Scrolls series, but the story is no less than extraordinary and very well written. The game world is huge and "alive" with different weathers, day/night cycles and time which actually influence the AI. For example, the werewolf's act according to the fullness of the moon. The world has: Humans, Elves, Dwarves, monsters, and other creatures that somewhat co-exist.
As with the previous two games, the story is in focus. The players choices affect the direction, the NPC's and the environment. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt has no less than 36 different endings! All depending on the players decisions throughout the game. The player can also have romantic relationship with some of the female characters. Like in the previous two games, this is not a huge part of the game, but it really adds to immersion, regardless of what the crazy feminist SJW's might say. Alchemy is a big part of the game, but it's importance rely on the chosen level of difficulty.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt has won several awards. Best role-playing game at E3 2014. 2 x People's Choice Award, also at E3 2014. Most Wanted Award in the 31st & 32nd Golden Joystick Award 2014. Most Anticipated Game award at The Game Awards 2014 in Las Vegas.

Two expansion packs were released in 2015/2016. Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. The Game of the Year edition, which includes both expansions, was also released in 2016. The current GOG / Steam versions of the game, comes with all DLC content and fully updated to the latest version 1.31.