Awesome Mods for The Witcher

With the release of Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings on the horizon, gamers are getting out their copies of the original game to get in the spirit. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition already featured some excellent gameplay systems but if you’ve already led Geralt through that adventure and want something new to try check out these mods for a new take on the excellent original title.

Cosmetic Mods

The Witcher Texturen Mod by MasterOfDarkness brings the world of The Witcher into sharp focus. Your gaming rig should be running at least a Core 2 Duo system or you may find yourself stuttering through your beautifully rendered game.

The Witcher Scabbard Mod adds these useful and sometimes decorative sheaths back into the game. They were left out of the final product due to clipping issues, but Geralt can now wear scabbards proudly thanks to the hard work of MadBonsai.

Gameplay Mods

These mods are true game changers, tweaking mechanics and amping up the difficulty.

The Witcher Difficulty Potions Mod created by Flash makes it possible to up the stakes of your game with a visit to the Alchemist. With the purchase of a potion you can go from easy to hard without having to start a completely new game. Potions come in all three difficulty levels if you find you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

With Adam ‘fantasta’s’ The Witcher Alchemy Mod installed, potions will be more expensive to make and ingredients harder to get, thus raising the difficulty level of the game. The mod eliminates the cheaply obtained bases for potions and blade coatings effectively limiting the infinite supply of cheaply made potions which make combat so much easier.

Ifrit’s Full Combat Rebalance Mod v1.3 makes fighting a more brutal visceral experience. Gamers will have to rely heavily on tactics and strategy to defeat enemies that are more resistant and deadly than ever.

Flash’s The Witcher Mod adds new features as well as providing bug fixes and dealing with game balance issues. The mod will raise the difficulty level while putting new weapons and armor in your arsenal. You can also stack more stuff in your inventory and play dice for higher stakes. With the higher difficulty, you’ll need some extra levels. Accordingly, your character will be able to reach levels 40-45.

The Witcher Extreme Immersion Mod is not for the faint of heart. Modder Roxtar stripped almost all of the HUD elements out leaving the player to rely on observations and wits alone. Geralt’s stance is the only indication of which fighting style he’s taking and your enemy’s wounds are the only health bar you get. For a more detailed description of The Witcher Extreme Immersion Mod, check out Roxtar’s post on The Witcher Enhanced Edition Forum.

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