The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt Launcher



VERSION 1.10 OUT NOW
Full compatibility with game version 1.10 & 1.11




This is the first full release of the Witcher 3 Launcher.
In both design and functionality it is pretty close to what the Witcher 2's Launcher could do.


You can always get the latest build here on GitHub
You need the following files:

  • The Witcher 3 - Game Launcher.exe
  • The Witcher 3 - Game Launcher.pdb
  • The Witcher 3 - Game Launcher.xml

just drag and drop them into your "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" Directory


If you're even more interested, the GitHub repository work as follows:

    • the "master" branch contains the release made on sites as Nexus and ModB
    • the "latest alpha build" branch is the work-in-progress branch. You'll be able to snatch the latest
    • build there, but no guarantees that anything in there is working or even tested. Not even all exceptions will be handled, thus this build is prone to crashes, thus I advise you to not use, until you want to provide me with additional input and be part of the creation process. Just keep in mind that I cannot provide immediate support if you are crashing due to problems with the alpha build, as this is WIP anyways.

For now I decided to provide an interface, which will automatically integrate both the

W3HC - Witcher 3 Hunter's Config by MelekTaus
and the
Debug Console Enabler by Skomski, Nalatroz, and pHaZic

if you have them installed.


All functions that are currently implemented should work as they are with the gog.com/DVD
version, as well as with the Steam version (If you do no launch it via Steam, you probably
won't get achievements though.)

I cannot guarantee that this launcher will work with the Steam/Origin version,
but this is actually one of the reasons for this beta release.
Bug reports are very welcome, both here or over on github.


The Future of this project:


Fresh Installation:
Simply double-click the installer and make sure you point the installation to the right place.
The launcher.exe should sit in the

...\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

directory.


Update:
Make sure you've uninstalled the old launcher first. to do this navigate to your

...\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

directory and double-click the unis0xx.exe (the xx represent a number, which is determined by how many DLCs and patches you've installed) which does NOT have the orange gog icon, but the wolf medallion icon instead:

Then do a fresh install.


As this apparently is not that big of an issue, I decided to move that here:


So guys, I need help with testing some stuff:
I do own the game via gog.com and am in desperate need for some reliable testers who own the game on either Steam or Origin and can perform the following task for me:



  • Does TW3 launch, if you close Steam/Origin completely and start the game via navigating to the witcher3.exe and double clicking it?
  • If you do so, does Steam/Origin start up as well? Does only Steam/Origin start and you have to launch TW3 via Steam/Origin?
    The .exe is usually found under
    ...\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\x64\

    in the gog.com version - don't know where it sits in the Steam/Origin version, but I would doubt it's anywhere else. And this issue leads me to point two:

  • A full overview of the game files of the Steam/Origin version.First of all find your Witcher 3 directory manually:should be something along the lines (sorry, don't know the Origin path out of my head):
    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Witcher 3\

    Now for the file list:

  1. You can easily create this by pressing "Windows R" and typing "cmd" in the upcoming window to run the console.
  2. You have to navigate to your The Witcher 3 directory via typing (the "..." have to be there!):
    cd "path to directory you found out earlier"

    The command prompt should now say:

    path to directory you found out earlier>
  3. Then you just type (if you followed the steps you can actually copy this):

    dir /b /s > C:witcherfilelist.txt


  4. Now there should be a witcherfilelist.txt file directly on your C: drive.
    This file should contain a huge list of file paths.
    Just send me this file, either by copying it here in the comments or preferably via pm.


Already thanks in advance to you guys!


Credits:
Credits go to CDProjektRED for the artwork the backgrounds comes from and the icon.
Credits for the highlighted gog.com button go to ChiefyWombat.
Credits for the icons used in the mods window go to Liam McKay and are used under GNU License
Everything else (icons and code) is my original work


Permission:
You are not allowed to upload, edit or redistribute this file without my consent.

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Patch 1.10 Out Now!

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And this probably is the mother of all patches:
600+ fixes, various unnamed improvements and a size of about 15GB
Have a look at the changelog here.



Surprisingly this big patch did only require a few minor adjustments to the launcher, but I still haven't been lazy the past months although I've kept silence for most of the time.
I switched the whole internal file read and write system to a way more powerful library than before, which most of you won't even notice, but it's there.
But more importantly I incorporated the profiling function into the stable release of the launcher. The system I am using seems stable enough - none of the beta testers were able to break it which is a very good sign.

And I'm going to tell you another thing: The mod manager is coming along nicely as well. It's too early to talk about this in detail, but there will be a beta coming soon™.

And I'm still not done. I couldn't help myself, but to redo the main window once more, and this time I'm satisfied with it's looks. It is very close to it's predecessors but unique enough to be a new one.



But this should be the part which interests you most.


You can download version 1.10 of the launcher here:


TW3_Launcher_1_10


Just make sure you follow the installation instructions.



If you were part of the profiling beta make sure to use this update and follow the installation instructions to the point, otherwise you'll probably loose your savegames:


Profiling Beta to 1.10



This should be about it. So instead of rambling on I'll go back to work...

Until then, have fun!
Kad

The Project's Future

The Project's Future

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Today is the day! I took the time to create a roadmap showing you what this project's future looks like.

Profiling Function Beta Out Now!

Profiling Function Beta Out Now!

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Features: The Profiling Function

Features: The Profiling Function

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A quick introduction to the newly implemented profiling function.

Witcher 3 Modding Tools Out Now!

Witcher 3 Modding Tools Out Now!

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Witcher 3 Modding Tools Out Now! Now what are we going to to with them? Having fun I'd say!

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Using the mods.settings file

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Profiling Beta to 1.10

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ExtraMana
ExtraMana

Looks alright

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Kad_Venku Creator
Kad_Venku

The design? Yes, I know! ;)

Or are you talking about the profiling function?

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Filizitas
Filizitas

great to see cool stuff :3

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Kad_Venku Creator
Kad_Venku

Thanks!
I'm still working to make it even cooler ;)

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