I have compiled a list of the best patches, fixes, texture packs and content mods available for Gothic, Gothic 2 and Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven. Using the files on this page, these games can be modernized significantly. The result is that they look much, much better, support widescreen monitors and perform well under modern versions of Windows. Some files have a Homepage link. If the homepage isn’t in English, right-click anywhere on the page and click “Translate to English”.

 

Gothic

These files are meant for the game “Gothic”.

 

Fixes and Patches

These files are highly recommended to get the best gaming experience possible.

NamePurposeFilenameDownloadInstructions
Gothic - Patch v1.08kOfficial patchGothic_patch_108kDownloadScroll down and click "Download"
Player KitMakes it easier to use modsGothic1_PlayerKit-2.8.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
System Pack Modifies the game engine in many ways. More infoG1Classic-SystemPack-1.7.exe DownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
DirectX 11 modImproves the graphicsGD3D11_PreviewReleaseG1.zipDownloadClick appropriate filename to download.
Crash FixThis prevents crashes. More info. Scroll down to "Crash Fix". Recommended for G1, G2 and NOTR with or without mods.CrashFix.zipDownloadAfter downloading, follow installation instructions.

 

 

Texture Packs

Texture packs are mods that improve the graphics. You have two options for texture packs. Each option consists of three files.

NameHomepageFilenameDownloadInstructions
Carnage Graphics PatchHomepageCarnage_Graphics_patch.VDFDownload*Scroll to end of 1st post. Under "Download", click “G1 | Dropbox”.
Texture Pack By Artemiano(none)Texture Pack By Artemiano Gothic I.7zDownload*Click "Download".
[Name unknown](none)G1_NP_Update.rarDownload*Click "Download".
Freddy's Texture PatchHomepageTextures_Patch_Freddy-0.8.exeDownload**Click appropriate filename to download.
Freddy's World Patch Homepageworlds_patch_freddy-1.01.exeDownload**Click appropriate filename to download.
ThielHaters Texture PatchHomepageGothic_-_ThielHaters_Texturepatch_FINAL.exeDownload**Scroll down and click "download".

*Option 1. This texture pack is one of three that can be used together. These files are newer than those in Option 2. They probably provide better graphics than those in option 2 but I’ve never used them. I suggest you try them and see if they work. If you have problems, use Option 2.

**Option 2. This texture pack is one of three that can be used together. They are older than those in Option 1. I’ve used these before.

 

 

Miscellaneous

NamePurposeFilenameDownloadInstructions
High Resolution FontMakes subtitles biggerFONT_High_Resolution_v2.zipDownloadDownload and install if subtitles are too small

 

 

 

Gothic 2

These files are meant for the game “Gothic 2”.

 

Fixes and Patches

These files are highly recommended to get the best gaming experience possible.

NamePurposeFilenameDownloadInstructions
Gothic.exe Report VersionReplaces the game's .exe fileGothic2_fix-1.30.0.0.exeDownloadClick appropriate filename to download
Player KitMakes it easier to use modsGothic2_PlayerKit-2.8.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
System PackModifies the game engine in many ways. More info G2Classic-SystemPack-1.7.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
DirectX 11 ModImproves the graphicsGD3D11_PreviewReleaseG2DownloadClick appropriate filename to download
Crash FixThis prevents crashes. More info. Scroll down to "Crash Fix". Recommended for G1, G2 and NOTR with or without mods.CrashFix.zipDownloadAfter downloading, follow installation instructions.

 

 

Texture Packs

Texture packs are mods that improve the graphics. According to the homepages, these texture packs replace some of the same textures. This means, if you install both packs, you won’t see textures contained in the pack you install first if there are textures with the same name in the pack you install second.

NameHomepageFilenameDownloadInstructions
Vurt's Gothic II Graphics OverhaulHomepageVurt_s_Gothic_II_Graphics_Overhaul.7zDownloadClick the filename.
Carnage Graphics PatchHomepageCarnage_Graphics_patch_G2.VDFDownload*Scroll to end of 1st post. Under "Download", click “G2 | Dropbox”

 

 

 

Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven

These files are meant for the game “Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven”

 

Fixes and Patches

These files are highly recommended to get the best gaming experience possible. Ensure that you download the correct System Pack for NOTR vanilla (or L’Hiver EN Edition), Odyssey or Returning. The L’Hiver EN Edition mod does not have a special System Pack.

NamePurposeFilenameDownloadInstructions
Gothic.exe Report VersionReplaces the game's .exe fileGothic2_fix-2.6.0.0-rev2.exeDownloadClick appropriate filename
Player KitMakes it easier to use modsGothic2_PlayerKit-2.8.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
NOTR System PackModifies the game engine in many ways. More info G2NOTR-SystemPack-1.7.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
Odyssey System PackSystem Pack for Odyssey modG2Odyssey-SystemPack-1.7.exeDownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
Returning System PackSystem Pack for Returning modG2Returning-SystemPack-1.7DownloadDouble-click appropriate filename. Click "Download" at top-right.
DirectX 11 ModImproves the graphicsGD3D11_PreviewReleaseG2DownloadClick appropriate filename
Crash FixThis prevents crashes. More info. Scroll down to "Crash Fix". Recommended for G1, G2 and NOTR with or without mods.CrashFix.zipDownloadAfter downloading, follow installation instructions.

 

 

Texture Packs

Texture packs are mods that improve the graphics.

NameHomepageFilenameDownloadInstructions
L'hiver Edition Vanilla GothicHomepageLhiver_Vurt_Graphics_World_0_9_1.zipDownloadClick "Download"
Vurt's Gothic II Graphics OverhaulHomepageVurt_s_Gothic_II_Graphics_Overhaul.7zDownloadClick the filename.

 

 

Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven Content Mods

These mods are meant for Gothic 2 – The Night of the Raven.

NameHomepageFilenameDownloadInstructions
L’Hiver EN EditionHomepage1. L'HIVER BASE v1.1.1 (the mod)
2. *Scripts
....1. L'HIVER SCRIPTS v1.1.1
or
....2. L'HIVER SCRIPTS v1.1.1 NW
3. L'HIVER MUSIC
1. Download

2. Download
or
....Download
3. Download
Download the mod, music, and 1 of the 2 scripts. Follow install instructions. Scroll down to just after the "Fixes and Patches" section. Some instructions you can ignore if you've already done them.
Jason's L'Hiver Eng EditionHomepageLHiver_Edition_EN_0.9.1a.zipDownloadClick "Download Now".
**OdysseyHomepage1. ODYSSEE-2.4.3.exe (the mod)
2. ODYSSEY.2.4.1.EN.exe (English translation patch)
3. Odyssee_D3D11_Texturen_v2.exe (DirectX mod)
DownloadScroll to end of post and download appropriate files. Ignore instruction to download gothic2_playerkit-2.6f.exe.

 

*Script files

1. L’HIVER SCRIPTS v1.1.1 contains “hunger / thirst / fatigue / weight / magic exhaustion”. This makes the game harder.
2. L’HIVER SCRIPTS v1.1.1 NW does NOT contain “hunger / thirst / fatigue / weight / magic exhaustion.” This makes the game easier. It’s still very difficult.

 

**For some reason, translating the site messes up some of the text that was already in English.  So, after translating the page so you can read the first four sections, reload the page to restore the original. Scroll half-way down and read “English version of Odyssey:” Ignore instruction to download “gothic2_playerkit-2.6f.exe”.

 

 

Gothic 2 Gold Content Mod

According to the installation video, this mod requires Gothic 2 Gold.

NameHomepageFilenameDownloadInstructions
ReturningHomepageGothic-II-Returning.iso (the mod)
RET2_0066Rev2.1_googlepatch.exe.zip
(English translaction patch)
Download*Near top of post on left, click on "Torrent" (Download "BitTorrent" if need be) and RET2_0066R2.1_googlepatch.exe1
Watch installation video