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    The Crysis Thread

    I thought I'd make a central thread for this, given that its due for release on Friday, some people (hopefully me included) may well receive it through the post tomorrow!!

    The main question is performance....has it improved over the demo? Nvidia released 169.09 beta drivers yesterday for Crysis, so we'll see if they help.

    Its also been reported that increasing the resolutions and adding AA can take system RAM usage up to 3.1Gb! Whats your system using?

    I found an interesting article quoting various tweaks like how to get dx9 mode in Vista, but more interestingly, video memory usage at many different resolutions and settings - 256mb and 320mb card users beware:

    * 1280×1024 (All Medium)- 300MB
    * 1280×1024 (All High - textures medium only)- 300MB
    * 1280×1024 (High)- 380MB
    * 1280×1024 4x AA (high) - 460MB
    * 1680×1050 (All Medium) - 300MB
    * 1680×1050 (High) - 390MB
    * 1680×1050 4x AA (All High - textures medium only) - 530MB
    * 1680×1050 4x AA (High) - 580MB
    * 1920×1200 (All High - textures medium only) - 380MB
    * 1920×1200 (High) - 490MB
    * 1920×1200 4x AA (All High - textures medium only) - 570MB
    * 1920×1200 4x AA (High) - 650MB
    * 1920×1200 8x AA (High) - 710MB

    Taken from: Crysis PC FAQ, Guide, Tips, Demo, Cheats, Tweaks and Other Info | krynsky.com
    Last edited by s_kinton; 14-11-2007 at 02:08 PM.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Does anyone else get the impression that they got rather too attached to their sponsors on this title?
    Let me illustrate...

    They say it runs faster on vista - Not true
    They say performance & graphics are better in dx10 - They have removed the "very high" options in DX9 to give this impression, but it's not true. cfg editing allows near-DX10 graphics with an extra 8-10 fps.
    They say it performs better in a 64 bit environment - No reason for this to be true. >3Gb ram may boost loading times, but that's it afaik. I'm reminded of the 64 bit farcry patch that just enabled graphics options already in the game.

    The marketing people have been given too much freedom to LIE to ubi's customers. I'd point to the "recommended specs" that will the play the game at max settings at 2-3 fps.

    This looks to be a great title, and it deserves to do well. But it will do well without the marketing bs - farcry came out of nowhere to be hugely successful because it was a great game.

    My point (if i have one) : STOP TRYING TO SELL VISTA!
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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    The whole Vista pushing has been discussed over and over for various new releases e.g. Halo 2 on PC.

    This thread is intended to be about the actual gameplay i.e. performance, first impressions of the released game, tweaks etc. Lets try and keep it that way.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Our review of it will go live later today... and even though I wrote it, I reckon I can say it'll make very interesting reading...
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    This thread is intended to be about the actual gameplay i.e. performance, first impressions of the released game, tweaks etc. Lets try and keep it that way.
    Whoops.
    This might help: TweakGuides.com - Crysis Tweak Guide
    it's got a pretty extensive list of command line/cfg file commands for ajusting graphics/difficulty settings.
    Also has the instructions for enabling "very high" settings in DX9.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    This thread is intended to be about the actual gameplay i.e. performance, first impressions of the released game, tweaks etc. Lets try and keep it that way.
    Yeah! Can o worms! Mutant worms with guns! Im stayin out of it this time. besides saying I agree ;P

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Our review of it will go live later today... and even though I wrote it, I reckon I can say it'll make very interesting reading...
    Did you get it early as a reviewer?

    p.s. I cant wait to know if there are improvements to the finished game too. I'll buy it anyway but it would be nice to know.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Yes, I got it nice and early and have played the arse off it, so's I know the review is as fair as possible and not a hyped-up OMGOMFGITSCRYSISANDITSAWESOME!!!!one!!1111eleven
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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    so i guess it must be that good if they were your first impressions


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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Having played the demo.. about eight times I honestly don't care about what the reviewers think - this will be utterly stunning.
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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by daveharnett View Post
    Does anyone else get the impression that they got rather too attached to their sponsors on this title?
    Let me illustrate...

    They say it runs faster on vista - Not true It's not been released yet...
    They say performance & graphics are better in dx10 - They have removed the "very high" options in DX9 to give this impression, but it's not true. cfg editing allows near-DX10 graphics with an extra 8-10 fps. they said graphics would be better, and theoretically performance shouldn't take a big hit. The game hasn't been released yet, nor have new drivers.
    They say it performs better in a 64 bit environment - No reason for this to be true. >3Gb ram may boost loading times, but that's it afaik. I'm reminded of the 64 bit farcry patch that just enabled graphics options already in the game. 64bit allows more data per cycle, making the use of your CPU more efficient. The game hasn't been released yet.

    The marketing people have been given too much freedom to LIE to ubi's customers. I'd point to the "recommended specs" that will the play the game at max settings at 2-3 fps.

    This looks to be a great title, and it deserves to do well. But it will do well without the marketing bs - farcry came out of nowhere to be hugely successful because it was a great game. Crytek didn't have the money or sponsorship for big advertising campaigns and contracts with companies.

    My point (if i have one) : STOP TRYING TO SELL VISTA!
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    There's already been arguements about this sort of crap. Let's all wait a couple months and see what happens, ok?


    In other news, all the reviews have given it about 92%+. It's gunna rock.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    I think everyone is screaming "WE NEED MORE POWER CAPTIN" when it comes to this game. Im hoping that Nvidia releases a heavy graphics card before christmas that will have just enough grunt to power crysis along at a MIN 30fps on very high at 1600x1200 and not blow your bank account sky high is well. I think im gonna wait till this happens before i start playing Crysis, because i always set out that id play the game on very highest setting the game has to offer and seeing as i cant on my current hardware... yet. Im just gonna sit it out and wait till i can. Until then il be playing games my system can run which this month seems to be enough to keep me busy until i can.
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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    See this is what we have to wait for... All reviews and interviews have said 2gb RAM, E6600 (2.4ghz dual core) and an 8800GTS/GTX/GT/2900XT should run on MAINLY high settings. The good thing about DX10 is that between "high" and "very high" settings, you don't lose much frames at all (in theory, at least). So we should be able to play Crysis and high/very high with a system as i stated.

    I'm sure there will be masses of helpful tuning guides coming out soon after release aswell.

    Let's see, shall we?

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    I preordered it on Amazon and it says the earliest I'll get it is the 20th.

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Yes, I got it nice and early and have played the arse off it, so's I know the review is as fair as possible and not a hyped-up OMGOMFGITSCRYSISANDITSAWESOME!!!!one!!1111eleven
    Good for you =) Lookin forward to reading it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Having played the demo.. about eight times I honestly don't care about what the reviewers think - this will be utterly stunning.
    Yeah thats what I think too. I can't really see it going wrong unless after the end of that first mission, it turns in The Sims.

    I am keen on hearing about performance and stuff though I spose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Optical668 View Post
    I think everyone is screaming "WE NEED MORE POWER CAPTIN"
    lol The 8800gtx canny take it captain!!!

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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    The review is up...
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    Re: The Crysis Thread

    Wahey - I'll read it right now

    Edit - can't see it, the top article is still " AMD promotes 'unknown' Phenom CPU on its own site"

    Further edit - just found the link in the Crysis - PC thread...

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