The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut Has a Wine Deficiency

written by Jas Kao on April 16, 2012 in Mac Gaming News

First and foremost, we don’t mean that The Witcher has a shortage of alcohol.

Sorry, that was a bad joke. Just trying to draw attention away from the disappointment if not blatant outrage many of us felt after being so excited after hearing about CD Projekt porting this great fantasy RPG to Mac and then finding out we might have just wasted our money buying it because the game is pretty much unplayable due to their lackluster attempt at a port.

Basically, when you start up The Witcher it’ll work just fine for a few minutes if not more (it seems to vary with some people experiencing a crash after a few minutes to a few hours) then you’ll suddenly be faced with this unfortunate error screen.

Neither changing the graphical settings will not help in the matter because regardless of whether or not you are playing on the maximum settings or the minimum settings, the game still crashes with the same error message. Nor will updating Wine on your Mac help as it will still crash but it may take a bit longer before it does.

Our recommendation to you:  Don’t buy this game now. Wait till CD Projekt fixes this issue completely.

Check back in a few days or so because we’ll post an update if they fix this problem sometime in the near future. Also, it couldn’t hurt checking out the Steam Forums for The Witcher if they found a fix.

If you’ve got any questions or comments, leave them below and we’ll get back to you.