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The Witcher 3: Lore Friendly Tweaks // Epic Lore Realism Gameplay Overhaul - for the lorified, more plausible, challenging and immersive experience.

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Geralt of Rivia, the reknown witcher 'the Butcher of Blaviken', obviously got some Amnesia once again.
So it happened after the adventures within the Assassins of Kings stories, where he gained back a lot of his skills.
Nothing is really known about this new skill loss. Mutation and alchemy sideeffects?
It might also have to do with his love affair with the charming sorceress Triss Merigold?
And then his re-occuring rememberance to whom his love actually belongs, namely Yennefer of Vengerberg?
Pretty sure magic connects the both. Or was it caused by something else? Does it get revealed? Perhaps.

And what's more? Misfortune never comes singly!
On the way to Kaer Morhen, Geralt was entirely robbed out by a large group of heavy armed mercenaries.
An antique set of armor and witcher swords, but of solid basis, were available as quick replacement.
As well, Geralt took his earlier in Kaer Morhen deposited Crowns reserve into his pockets.

Anyways, Geralt is searching for Yennefer, his fatherly friend Vesemir at his side. 
They found out she is underways through war shattered regions.
Lately the battlefields of Temeria ...

In the upcoming adventures, the Witcher is anew challenged to prove his swift learning capability.
And with what is before him, he might have to go some unusual ways to get things done.
The lore friendly tweaks story shall help him ...

More than the lore way to play The Witcher 3

I.  I N T R O D U C T I O N

Lore Friendly Tweaks supports like no other the opportunity to play a lore-friendly Geralt in the witcher game universe. The mod improves the gameplay immensely and this in a unique style and atmosphere.

At the start of the plot our witcher does not carry the common quality gear but the master quality, as well as that he is not a beginner along vanilla's RPG rookie balancing.

An initial focus of the mod is to realise a way harder economical life for Geralt in wartimes of the Wild Hunt phase.
On the other side, Geralt gets rewarded with a lot knowledges. This mostly plot related, simulating that he remembers lost abilities during experiences, as well as receives items from characters along his adventures.

The modification makes true what lore background as common base, former title consideration and especially The Witcher 3 world and atmosphere design suggests, but wasn't realised in the vanilla gameplay. 


LFT is the most lore friendly, deep and complete gameplay overhaul available on the web for The Witcher 3. The project lorifies, improves and fixes the gameplay, makes it plausible, gives it a proper and challenging balance and greatly increases the immersion. A huge in-depth overwork, worth hundreds of single mods, put into a unique conceptual balance design with lore realism as core. Casting the role of a genuine Geralt of Rivia in a believable witcher universe.

In whole, the project lorifies and fixes the gameplay, augments the challenge and the depth, provides plausability and adds countless features throughout the whole game parts.

To getting the best out of the game modified with LFT, the combined application of the mods in 'Other Mods' section is recommended.

II.  I N S T A L L A T I O N

Requirement: The Witcher 3, v1.31 or v1.32. Wild Hunt including all free DLCs, expansions Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine.
From Steam or GoG doesn't matter.

I. Download and save the "" file to a preferred location.

II. Unzip (extract). Result: A "Lore Friendly Tweaks" folder and "Readme.txt".

Requires an archive program installed, for example: 7zip (recommended), Winrar or Winzip. And according knowledge how to extract compressed files.

III. Open "Readme.txt". Follow instructions.

What should be known:

A. The Witcher 3 directory: The location of "mods", "bin" and "DLC" folder.

Example path (default): C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\The Witcher 3

Better is a "Games" directory outside of "C:\Program Files...". I have the game residing in "E:\SteamGames\steamapps\common\The Witcher 3"

B. The Witcher 3 folder in Documents (location of the "input.settings" file).

Example path (default): C:\Users\...\Documents\The Witcher 3

C. Following Community Patch files are needed with LFT: BASE and Shared Imports.

How to use the available links on this modpage: Right-click, context menu, choose "open link with other tab".

 F A Q

Mod category?

Major gameplay overhaul.
The modification consists mainly of core gameplay files: 99 % of the game's .xml files and many decisive script .ws files.


Can i use LFT with a vanilla save or a save from another mod setup?

No, this mod
requires a fresh game start.

"vanilla" = unmodified original game


Is there a game menu setting, that i should avoid by all means with LFT?

Yes, do not play with "Enemy Scale" active in the game menu (it is off by default).
Also do not use other mods, that interfer in this relation.
And better do not activate the Tutorial setting from main game menu (at least one user once reported issues).


Can i play all W3 game modes with LFT?

No. The quick starts with HoS and BaW as well as New Game Plus (NG+) are not supported.


I would like to keep my current mod setup. Can i do that?

Yes, you can.
Rename your "mods" folder to for example "mods_disabled" (or whatever differs from "mods")
Also check your DLC folder for DLC folder mod files, eventually store them away.
Then just make a new "mods" folder, and use that for the LFT installation.
The game always reads from "mods" folder.
That way, switching between different mod setups is possible (using respective game saves though).

Using a blank "mods" folder is also the safest way to install LFT and corresponding mod files.


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III.  O T H E R   M O D S

Recommendations, compatibility and related information (push "show")

IV.  C R E D I T S

With the list of integrated mods (push "show")

Thanks for visiting and have a good day ... and keep yourself and fellows sane!

// DaVincix