Gothic II: Gold Edition

Gothic II: Gold Edition

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Gothic 2 - DirectX11 + HQ HD Textures + Tessellation
By Lukyz
This guide was originally posted on Gaming Insider channel where you can find video example.

If you like this guide or find it anyhow useful, please take a second to rate it or write me a feedback. THX!
Personal opinion
Even though I have purchased G2 on Steam (and maybe 4x retail) and I'm writing this guide on Steam, I would personally recommend to use the GoG version. I can't explain why but the GoG version always been smoother for me - less stutter, no savegame corruption problem, memory exception bug etc.
If you have Gothic 2 Gold Edition from Steam or any other edition and you want to it to work seamlessly on Win 7 or newer with mods you have to install System pack, it will bring high resolution support, audio support etc.

1. Install "GOTHIC2: Gold Edition"
2. Install Gothic2_fix- []
3. Install Gothic2_PlayerKit-2.8
4. Install Latest SystemPack []
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Original L'Hiver mod increases difficulty quite a lot so here is L'Hiver mod version which makes only visual changes.
Latest version has self updater so you don't have to worry about more updates!

Just unpack everything to Gothics "system"-folder, ie. "C:\Games\Gothic II\System"

What to expect?
  • Dynamic Shadows
  • Increased draw distance
  • Increased Performance
  • HBAO+
  • Water refractions
  • Atmospheric Scattering
  • Heightfog
  • Normalmapping
  • Full DynamicLighting
  • Vegetationgeneration
  • Hardware Tesselation
  • Editor-Panel to insert some of the renderers features into the world
  • Custom-Built UI-Framework based on Direct2D
  • Updater, to make sure you are always running the latest version

Comparison screens and video

This isn't visual tweak but it's pretty useful so how enable quick save / load in G2?

Go to your game directory, system folder and open Gothic.ini.
Then find useQuickSaveKeys=0 and change the zero to one: useQuickSaveKeys=1

Save it, load up the game and now you can use F5 for quicksave and F9 for quickload.
Huge gallery by Jurigag (L'Hiver + D3D11) can be found here.

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Lukyz  [author] Jul 26 @ 11:58am 
The link is still active.
Lasse Samenström Jul 26 @ 10:49am 
Creator of L'hiver mod went out of business. The Download link is dead. He said that WoG now has the mod. But theres no link. :sadlife:
バニラ #Ms.Brexit Jul 23 @ 10:27am 
Would the L'Hiver mod interfere with Returning?
Lukyz  [author] Jul 17 @ 1:09pm 
Just updated link for PlayerKit-2.8. THX
Diamorotic Jul 17 @ 7:05am 
for Player kit (deleted link number 3) ver 2.8 I suggest this place (replace * with /):*d*vuWbU8nQ3G8ZFW
Gin Jul 1 @ 1:07am 
Пипл у когонибудь есть 3 ссылка ?
Gerwant of Syria May 23 @ 3:47am 
Скиньте третью ссылку. Она удалена
aaronth07 May 10 @ 6:37pm 
I don't have the "replacements" folder. Where do I extract the textures?
AltezaR Apr 16 @ 9:35am 
Я просто кончил, нет слов.
Arc Feb 12 @ 9:05am 
You mean L'Hiver mod basic version (prices at merchants are 0.25 value of item as i remember). It makes fights harder too but food restores health better than potions (because is for free and fried meat heals like 43% of your health). There is L'Hiver mod vanilla edition if you want only graphic changes.