The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher. Entangled in the political turmoil that engulfed Temeria, Geralt helped quell the rebellion of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Soon after, he saved King Foltest’s life when the monarch was attacked by a witcher-like assassin. He continues to protect the king, serving as his bodyguard as Foltest strives to bring peace to his kingdom. The Order’s last bastions have yielded to the royal army, yet one more task remains - the Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm, and her fortress must be taken. A month after the attempted assassination, Foltest’s armies stand at the gates of La Valette Castle, preparing for a final assault. Still at Foltest’s side, Geralt is among them, unable to begin his personal quest to discover the mysterious assassin’s origin and identity…

Minimum system requirements: 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB
Graphics: GeForce 9800 GT 512MB (1280x720, low), MESA based drivers are not supported, Intel integrated graphics chipsets are not supported


Look at the Steam forums

Either doesn't work (me) or is really slow.

Its one of the few games where some of the more humble GPU cards are not even supported. So maybe the requirements are a bit steep. I've an Intel so I should probably not buy it to just find out latter that it doesn't work :(

Also... while the game has a 95% score in steam, half of the bad reviews are "the game is broken in mac..." but it doensn't (yet?) work well in Linux too. Can anyone confirm?

It's not perfect on Linux but it's absolutley playable. Have mostly experienced minor graphical glitches and some painful random loadingtimes.

I won't start for me with nVidia 650m.

Whish I could help but it's probably not an nVidia related problem since I use nVidia :)
GTX 550 Ti and Driver version 337.25.
My guess is that you are missing some 32-bit libs