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The Witcher 2 1.1 patch eliminates DRM for all copies of the PC game

If you bought the recently released fantasy RPG sequel The Witcher 2 from any other outlet besides the GoG.com web site (owned by the game's developer CD Projekt) you had to deal with a DRM set up for the game that made players go through a one-time only connection to the Internet before you could play it. Now CD Projekt has released the first major patch for The Witcher 2 and the patch, among other things, eliminates the DRM set up across all copies of the game, no matter where it was purchased. The 1.1 patch "gives players the freedom to install and play the game on any number of computers, and no activation code is required" according to the developer.

The game's official web site goes into great detail about how CD Projekt feels about DRM set ups for PC games. The developer did feel that the game needed some kind of DRM set up for the game's release in order to prevent the game from being pirated before it shipped to stores. Now that the game is out, CD Projekt says,  "This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve."

In addition, the 1.1 patch for The Witcher 2 contains the first of a series of planned free DLC packs for the game, a small side quest called Troll Trouble. It also improves the frame rate of the game up to 30 percent "especially noticeable on DRMed versions and low spec systems."

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