Four years after the original, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released, continuing the story in the first game. The sequel, set in the same medieval land where you find all kinds of potions, herbs, spells, charms and other items to help you in your journey, continues the story of Geralt. If you are here, you probably already bought, installed and played The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. And now you realize you lost the CD Key. If you either bought a license from the internet (for example from Steam), or you purchased a hard copy from your local store, you were provided with a Serial Number. This tutorial will help you retrieve it from the registry location where it is kept safe.
To search your registry for the right location where the key is stored, you have two options. For beginners, or inexperienced users, you can use several programs for automatic search. If you are an advanced users, or the initial automatic search did not turn any results, feel free to follow the second method and manually search for the serial number. After finding it in your computer, you should make sure you will keep it in a safe place, as you will not be able to find it if you uninstall the game or format your HDD. If you did not legally purchased the game, and own an illegal copy, FinestDaily is unable to provide you with cracks or cd key generators.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – A Quick Review (Warning! May contain spoilers!)
In the beginning of the game, you discover Geralt’s qualities of making potions as he cures the king’s daughter, who had a curse that turned her into a horrible monster. However, his journey in this game begins when he is found by his fellow witchers. He starts off with amnesia, as a side effect of being mysteriously revived. Geralt is then taken to the witchers’ base, which gets attack. Afterward, the entire story unfolds, as battle after battle takes place.
Like many games in the genre, The Witcher 2 allows you to choose your own path, leaving the game with four different beginnings, and 16 different endings. Every decision you make will lead your character on various storylines, letting you find or miss characters, side-quests, and even entire locations. This gives the game a high replay value, convincing many avid gamers to play it over and over again, only so they would see what they missed. And they can miss some lovely scenery, as the high end graphics the game is running on give it a realistic look.
The interface used in The Withcer 2 gives players three different camera options, allowing them to choose from an over-the-shoulder view, and two top down views. Depending on each style, the camera can give you a high advantage or disadvantage. For example, when you roam freely, you might require a bigger sight range which can be provided by the top down styles, and when in small rooms or in combat, the over-the-shoulder view could be an advantage.
Moreover, there are also three combat styles you can experiment with. You can either go with a fast attack that deals low damage, or a heavier attack – dealing more damage at the cost of speed. Alternatively, the group attack can be used when fighting a large number of enemies, or finding yourself surrounded. All three styles are combined with Geralt’s two main swords which he carries throughout the game. Additionally, as gameplay mechanics you have the various potions used for healing, endurance, seeing in the dark, and many other helpful effects.
Retrieving the CD Key / Serial Number
Method 1 – Automatic Search
By using several free applications, you be able to search the entire registry. If your don’t get any search results on the first try, you should at least run it two more times – just to be sure. Choose one of the free programs below, download it, install it, start it, and search by clicking the scan button you see on the user interface. If your The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings CD Key is found, be sure to write it down or save it in a secure location. If, by any chance, your searches will return no results, go to the second method.
Method 2 – Find The Serial Number Manually
To manually search for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings’ CD Key, simply follow the next steps to browse the registry and retrieve the information you need. The tutorial is aimed at advanced computer users, but if you are careful enough, you will find what you need even as a beginner.
- 1.Press Windows+R OR click on the Start Menu.
- 2. Enter “regedit” in the text box (without quotation marks).
- 3. The registry is now opened. On the left side of the windows, you should have several folders. Locate and expand “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” (to expand, click on the small arrow or plus sign on the left).
- 4. Find and expand the “Software” folder.
- 5. Scroll down until you see the “Atari” folder. Inside it you should find another one called “Witcher 2”.
- 6. Click on the Witcher 2 folder. Now take a look on the right side of the window. Find something that makes any reference to the CD key, such as cd key, license, code, serial number, etc. There you will find your Serial Number.
Make sure you don’t misplace your CD Key again. Write it down and put it somewhere safe, or store it on your computer. Either way, make sure you don’t lose it, as you will not find it if the game is uninstalled or if you format your HDD.
Disclaimer: FinestDaily does not encourage the use of torrents, keygens and cracks. This method will only work for original copies of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. In case you don’t own an original copy, check out Amazon and Steam for details on prices and various offers. Alternatively, visit your local stores to buy a hard copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.