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Essays 17 January 2020, 20:30

author: Radek Wacha

Best Mods for Witcher 3 – Prettier, Improved Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 cannot compete with Gothic or the Elder Scrolls series in terms of the quantity and number of the available mods, but this does not mean that we are not able to make our encounters with the White Wolf more enjoyable with certain mods.

Increased Draw Distance – see more

Increased Draw Distance:
  1. Creator: sjbox
  2. Size: 255 KB
  3. Released: November 2015
  4. Current version: 2.0.3

The Witcher 3 is generally stunning. Toussaint from a fairy tale, cold and breathtaking mountains of Skellige, peaceful White Orchard. Some people, however, complain about losing quality over distance. Increased Draw Distance comes to the rescue.

Check out the screenshots to see the difference. Look at the fishermen on the left – in the first picture (i.e., by default, the game) he is missing the net, barrels and other items scattered on the shore, and in the second (with the modem installed) it is all clearly visible. Also see the bridge and its surroundings - the mod adds structures, obstacles, and even parts of buildings.

  1. Increased Draw Distance on Nexus Mods
Witcher 3 vanilla
Witcher 3 Increased Draw Distance mod

Installation instructions

  1. Unpack the downloaded archive to the "Mods" folder in The Witcher 3 root directory.
  2. Open the unpacked folder and move the "DLC" and "bin" folder from it to the root folder where the game is installed.
  3. Download the Shared Imports tool and unpack its contents to the "Mods" folder in The Witcher 3 root directory.
  4. Download Modbootstrap and extract into "Mods" in the main directory of The Witcher 3.
  5. Open the file "mods_registry.ws" (using, for example, Notepad++). It's located in "Mods\modBootstrap\content\scripts\local."


  1. Copy the line above and paste it as the last command. Don't put it outside brackets.
  2. Start the game and go to options. There will be a new menu called "Mods." It may happen that this menu will have no name – you will find it in the "Select language" menu.
  3. Then go to the Increased Draw Distance menu.
  4. There are four options: Overall, Architecture, Decoratives, and Vegetation. In each of them, click the Default button.

Finally, load the game - the changes will be included.

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