The Witcher 3

About this mod

Restores cut books and documents hidden in the game files. Restores Glossary section. Allows to obtain full bestiary entries for every monster in the game. Fixes document related bugs.

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Permissions and credits
Changelogs
-Short Description-
Restores cut books and documents hidden in the game files. Restores Glossary section. Allows to obtain full bestiary entries for every monster in the game.

-Detailed Description-

  • There are many many documents hidden in the game files that were cut during development by either a mistake or a lack of time to implement them properly. This mod restores every single such document and book that never saw the light of day.
  • There is an entire glossary section hidden in the game files as well (similar to W1 and W2), fully translated in every language, written by Dandelion just like character glossary and bestiary, it's a downright crime that it was cut out. It is now restored.
  • Finally, there were many missing bestiary books and entries that were not obtainable in the game by legitimate means, this mod will address those as well, so now you can have full entries for every monster in the game.
  • Currently the mod contains 200+ restored/fixed item.
  • As a small bonus, I restored tooltip descriptions for hundres of items in the game (like books, quest items, etc.).
  • I've been making this mod for myself since 2015, gradually finding more and more stuff as I go. Now I feel it's finally finished. If you're a lore fan, this will be your new essential mod.
  • As of version 2.0 the mod consists of the core part - all the restored content from Witcher 3 that is fully translated in every language, plus an optional add-on, which imports all the books and documents from Geralt's adventures in Witcher 1 and Witcher 2. This add-on is currently only available in English and Russian.

Here is the full changelist of The Witcher Lore Collection:
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-Compatibility-
Modifies following files:
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Special version for Ghost Mode available under miscellaneous files. Do not install regular version if you're using GM. Important:  make sure GM compatible version of WLC takes priority over GM. Scripts still need to be merged, ignore bundled conflicts.

Special version for Witcher 3 - Enhanced Edition available under miscellaneous files. Do not install regular version if you're using EE. Important:  make sure EE compatible version of WLC takes priority over EE. Scripts still need to be merged, ignore bundled conflicts.

-Installation-
Required steps:
  • Download the archive, extract the files.
  • Copy modWitcherLoreCollection folder to your The Witcher 3\mods folder.
  • Copy dlcWitcherLoreCollection folder to your The Witcher 3\dlc folder.
  • Check for conflicts with Script Merger. Merge if necessary.
  • In-game go to your DLC menu and make sure Witcher Lore Collection is visible there and set to 'On'.
Optional steps to enable custom keybind for faster Books Panel access:
  • Open the provided ReadMe file.
  • Copy the provided line in the ReadMe to your The Witcher 3\bin\config\r4game\user_config_matrix\pc\input.xml file.
  • Copy the provided lines in the ReadMe to your Documents\The Witcher 3\input.settings file.

How to access Witcher 1 & Witcher 2 content:
Check out T.K. Hodgson's book shop. Or use the following console commands to add items by category:
addw1books
addw1glossary
addw1notes
addw1romancecards
addw2books
addw2glossary
addw2notes
addw2paintings

Additionally, if you're very impatient, you can also use the following commands to access all the restored content from Witcher 3:
addwlc
addglossary

-Uninstallation-
  • Delete modWitcherLoreCollection folder.
  • Delete dlcWitcherLoreCollection folder.
  • Run Script Merger to fix merged scripts (if any).

-Credits-
Thanks to paulr0013 for endless support, help with testing and for help with upscaling some of the icons used in the mod.
Thanks to Flipper444 for pointing me to even more hidden content.
Thanks to Denroth for Italian translation.
Thanks to Arkwulf for Russian translation.
Thanks to DaVincix for German translation.
Thanks to Pashalsta for Spanish translation.
Thanks to gotaimin for Japanese translation.
Thanks to konyme for Czech translation.
Thanks to alian2plus for Arabic translation.
Thanks to Illuzio for French translation.
Thanks to Tebeas for Polish translation.
Also thanks to all the other people who contributed their translations - Meraxeel, LordMazour, olekfig, Yogii26, VoOiTEC.