The Witcher 3 Enhancement Project
For The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Edition
by Tore Andersen


Step-by-step modification guide
ReShade with natural lighting - Fixes - Better textures & models - New content
 

        

        

 

 

Requirements

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Next-Gen Edition (Version 4.0+), with all DLC's. *Start the game at least once before installing mods.

 

Mod-List
I recommend installing the mods manually instead of using a mod manager.

Create a folder named "Mods" inside the Witcher 3 game-folder. Unless otherwise specified, unpack the following mods into this folder.

Next Gen Script Fixes
(LINK)

DLSS Update 2.5.1 (DOWNLOAD)
Unpack into the game-folder. Overwrite the existing file.

Slower Game Time (LINK)
I recommend downloading the "8 Hours" file.

Brothers in Arms - TW3 Bug Fix and Restored Content Collection - Next-Gen (LINK)
Unpack and move "modBrothersInArms" into the Mods folder, and "dlcBrothersInArms" into the dlc folder.

Master Mirror Challenge Time Extender (LINK)
I recommend downloading: "Master Mirror Challenge Time Extender - 30 min - Next-Gen".

Over 9000 - Weight limit mod (LINK)

Next Gen Movement Input Lag Fix (LINK)
Unpack into the dlc folder.

Full NSFW Gwent (LINK) *Contains nudity. Skip this mod if you don't want NSFW content.

Trimmed Pubic Hair (LINK)
I recommend downloading: "Trimmed A".

MKM Ciri beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
My recommendation:
Download 1: "MKMCiriBodyfix_non_SCAR_version".
Download 2: "MKMCiriBodyOPT3 'DLC fix costume".

MKM Shani beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
My recommendation:
Download: "MKMShaniBodyfix".

MKM Yennefer beauty face and big Breast and Ass (LINK)
My recommendation:
Download 1: "MKMYenBodyfixDefoFix1".
Download 2: "MKMYenBodyfixTexture".

MKM Triss beauty face and big Breast (LINK)
My recommendation:
Download 1: "MKMtrissBodyfix_DLCfix__a__NUDE".
Download 2: "MKMtrissBodyfix_Texture".
Download 3: "MKMtrissBodyfix_HAIR_DEFO".
Download 4: "MKM_Face_RetextureFix_ALL".

*In-game, make sure that Alternative appearance is set "ON".


True Fires (LINK)
Download: "True Fires - Part 1".
*Unpack and move "modTrueFires" into the Mods folder.
Download: "True Fires Compatibility Patch - HD Reworked Project".
*Unpack and move "modATrueFiresHDReworkedProjectCompatibility" into the Mods folder, then move "dlcATrueFiresHDReworkedProjectCompatibility" into the dlc folder.

New Fires (LINK)
Download: "True Fires - Part 2".
Unpack and move "dlcTrueFires" into the dlc folder.

Next-Gen HDR ReShade (LINK)
Download and unpack into the game-folder.

Mod settings file (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack into the Witcher 3 document folder.
Usually located here: "C:\Users\(*Username*)\Documents\The Witcher 3\".
NOTE: If you want to install more/different mods than those listed here, this file needs to be edited accordingly. *See description below.

In-game settings: The best quality settings. For DX12.


Steam Overlay Fix: If the Steam overlay doesn't work for DX12, open the game-folder and open "bin/x64_dx12". Now delete this file: "d3d11on12.dll".
The Steam overlay should now work.
 

 

The Witcher 3 Next-Gen is ready for launch!

 

 

 

Mod Settings File Info

Only needed if you want to install more/different mods than those listed.

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.

Info: 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), the mod with the lowest number gets priority. (Completely backwards, if you are used to modding Skyrim)
The Witcher 3 has 9999 number sluts. Low numbers take priority to high numbers. 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 as a 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.



 

 

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Before / After

ReShade                                               Original                                                      ReShade                                              Original
        

        

        

        

        

        

 

 

W3EP ReShade Panorama

 

5: The Witcher 3 Art & Cosplay

 

 

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game Info

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a critically acclaimed action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and released in 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game, based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, features an open-world environment, a complex branching narrative, and a deep combat system.

The story of The Witcher 3 follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, as he searches for his adopted daughter Ciri, who has been hunted by the Wild Hunt, a group of spectral riders. Players must make choices throughout the game that affect the outcome of the story and the fate of the characters. The game features a vast open-world environment, the Northern Kingdoms, filled with a variety of locations to explore, from dense forests to bustling cities.

The gameplay of The Witcher 3 is built around a deep combat system that allows players to use a variety of weapons, spells, and tactics to take down enemies. Players can also use the game's alchemy system to create potions and oils that can be used to enhance their abilities. The game's skill tree allows players to customize their playstyle, whether they prefer to focus on swordplay, magic, or stealth.

The game's characters are well-written and well-acted, with many of them having their own unique storylines and personalities. Players can also engage in romances with various characters, including Triss Merigold, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Keira Metz.

The graphics of The Witcher 3 are absolutely stunning, with detailed character models, lush environments, and dynamic weather effects. The game's next-gen update, released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, improves on the already impressive graphics, offering even more detailed character models, higher resolution textures and improved lighting.

The development of The Witcher 3 was a long and complex process, with the game going through several iterations before its final release. The game's developer, CD Projekt Red, is a Polish studio known for their attention to detail and commitment to quality. The game's next-gen update was also developed with care, taking into account all the feedback from the players and the latest technology advancements.

Overall, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that offers a truly unique and immersive experience. With its complex narrative, deep combat system, and stunning graphics, it is a game that will keep players engaged for hours on end. The next-gen update takes an already fantastic game and brings it to new heights, offering an even more immersive experience with the latest technology. If you're a fan of action role-playing games and fantasy worlds, The Witcher 3 is a must-play.