Seems the updates I did for the copy protection schemes worked. But, talk about those hoops I mentioned.
1. Download and update the TAGES copy protection systems.
2. Update DVD Firmware.
3. Uninstall old Witcher copy.
6 Restart a save before the incidents in question.
PC Gaming such a drag on time and resources.
Luckily, the game has 40+ hours of content, and with additional bonus content and new mods with adventures created by players...this should be quite a time waster.
Then at the end of November, I will have to choose a game to install (Tabula Rasa or DDO...)
Whichever releases their patch first wins.
Tabula Rasa - First Person mode
DDO - Hirelings
Winter closes in. Fun times.