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New Crashfix for German Version of Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

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This mod will fix the CTD (Crashes to desktop) in the german version of Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition. It's most noticeable in the first chapter of the game (Flotsam) where the game becomes almost unplayable.




You may know that there is already a mod for that issue that can be downloaded here:

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition German Crash Fix by DarkInside89

Thanks to him we know that the issue is caused by the Umlaut characters. His mod changes all Umlaut characters in the game (ä->ae, ü->ue, etc), which unfortunatly makes all of the text hard to read.


This new Mod will fix the crashes without removing any Umlaut-Characters from the game.



Deutsche Anleitung / German Installation Instructions



Installation

Create Backup:
CookedPC\de0.w2strings

Copy files to:
CookedPC\de0.w2strings
CookedPC\globals\gui\fonts.swf
CookedPC\globals\gui\fonts\
fonts.csv


Uninstallation

Restore Backup:
CookedPC\de0.w2strings

Delete:
CookedPC\globals\gui\fonts.swf
CookedPC\globals\gui\fonts\fonts.csv



Compatibility

This Mod is not compatible with any mod that modifies the font.
Mod has been tested with german Steam-Version of "Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition"



How it works


After some testing I could narrow down the issue to one character: "ß"
Whenever the game wants to display the character "ß", it's converted to a "two character string" and shows "ss" instead.

My Assumption:
That causes a Memory Leak or Buffer Overflow because one character is expected but two characters are transfered.

To fix the issue I've modified the Witcher 2 Font and copied the character "ß" to a character that is not used by the game. I've also modified all texts and dialogs to use that new character instead of "ß". As a result the game can display the character "ß" without crashing the game.

 



Troubleshooting

If the game is still crashing make sure that the mod has been installed correctly. You can easily check whether the mod is working correcly if you open the inventory and search for any item that contains the Umlaut "ß" (e.g. Großes Mutagen). If the Umlaut "ß" has been replaced by "ss" the mod has not been installed correctly.



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